I write this in the context of having been a pastor for more then three decades as well as ministering in hundreds of local congregations. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly regarding youth groups. I learned a long time ago that just because your local church has a youth group, it is not always in the best interest of parents to encourage their children to attend it. Also, in the case of functional Christian families, the parents have the primary responsibility of training their children—not the church youth group. In cases where kids come in without Christian families behind them, then the church has to attempt to disciple them without parental aid, which is extremely difficult.
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Girls Ministries is built on a rich heritage that empowers godly women with the tools to effectively disciple girls in their local church. This foundation has remained the same through the generations, though the methods required to reach the different ages changes. Our curriculum outlines a widely accepted model that leverages recognition for achieving different levels of growth throughout the time spent in the ministry. Many girls and churches love to leverage these tools to show the progress the girls are making during their time in the ministry. These leaders keep discipleship the focus but have a lot of fun showcasing the different achievements of the girls. Some churches find the girls are far more interested in the relationships with the godly women than they are in receiving recognition for what they have achieved. Though our leader resources provide the roadmap for recognition, church leaders are encourage to modify the approach as they see fit in order to provide a quality discipleship ministry for every girl.
This is the first post in a three part series. You may be interested in reading Part Two before or after reading this post. Have you noticed that in social settings the women tend to cluster together? There are aspects of the feminine life that can only be understood by other women.
Would anyone miss us? The church in south-west China has been shuttered and Wang and his wife, Jiang Rong, remain in detention after police arrested more than Early Rain church members in December. Others have been sent away from Chengdu and barred from returning. Now the hall Wang preached from sits empty, the pulpit and cross that once hung behind him both gone.