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A Brief History of Girls Ministries

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Early in the 1950s, women began to see a need for a program to teach missions to young women and to prepare them for involvement in Women's Ministries. The national Women's Ministries Department developed the Missionettes program in response to this need and to establish a systematic plan for the older women to train the younger women (Titus 2:3,4).

The first Missionettes club was officially chartered in January 1956. Since then, the clubs have continued to be organized across the United States and in many other countries. Along the way, revisions have been made to the program, such as age– and grade–level changesand additions, and modifications to the achievement programs. But the ultimate purpose of winning girls to Jesus Christ and teaching them to live victoriously has never changed. Here is a brief overview of the development of national Girls Ministries.

1955  

Missionettes (for girls ages 12–17) authorized as a separate program of Women’s Ministries Council Department at the Oklahoma City General Council


 

1956   

 

First Missionettes clubs chartered; Missionettes Memos leadership magazine first published


Missionettes Memos

1959   

 

Charlotte (Schumitsch) Goble named the first Auxiliary Coordinator (Women’s Missionary Council Department


Charlotte (Schumitsch) Goble
1960
 

Stairway to the Stars achievement program introduced for Junior and Senior Missionette


 

1961   

 

The first two Honor Stars crowned


The First Two Honor Stars

1968   

 

Prims, a 2–year achievement program for 7– and 8–year–old girls organized


Prims

1969  

 

Young Women's Auxiliary, commonly known as Ys, was organized for girls ages 16-24


 
1970    
 

1972   

 

Daisies, a program for 5– and 6–year–old girls, was started


 

1975   

 

Jenell (Ogg) Mueller named National Ys Coordinator



1978  

 

The Daisies achievement program was written


 

  

 

The club divisions were changed from age-level to graded programs


 

1979   

 

Rainbows organized for girls and boys 3-years-old to kindergarten


 

  

 

Two divisions of Ys were introduced: Alpha Ys for high school girls and Gamma Ys for college and career young women


 
   

Jenell (Ogg) Mueller named National Auxiliaries Coordinator


Jenell (Ogg) Mueller
1980    
 

1984   

 

10,000th Honor Star crowned


 
   

Linda Upton named National Auxiliaries Coordinator


Linda Upton
1990  

Major revisions in the Missionettes program to include 5 clubs: Rainbows, Daisies, Prims, Stars, and Ys


 

1991   

 

Total Missionettes giving topped $1 million

20,000th Honor Star crowned


 

1993   

 

First Nationwide Missionettes Sleepover


First Nationwide Sleepover
   

Coins for Kids (CFK) launched


 

1995   

  Kerry Clarensau named National Missionettes Coordinator
Kerry Clarensau

1997   

 

Total redesign of uniforms, T-shirts, and polos


 
   

Memos became Club Connection, a magazine for girls


Club Connection Magazine
   

Girls gave $84,409 to CFK


 

1998   

 

Missionettes curriculum rewritten and two new clubs, Friends and Girls Only, introduced

40,000th Honor Star crowned


 

1999   

 

Missionettes is established as a department at Assemblies of God Headquarters


 
2000  

Debby Seler named National Missionettes Coordinator


Debbie Seler

2001   

 

Spanish translation of Rainbows materials introduced


 

2002   

 

Spanish translation of Daisies materials introduced


 

2003   

 

First stateside missions trip—the Phoenix trip, assisting John Maracle and the American Indian College. The Native American Fellowship was the CFK project that year.

Spanish translation of Prims materials introduced


 

2004   

 

First international missions trip to the House of Grace orphanage in Thailand

Coins for Kids giving for missions from 1993 to 2004 totals $952,335.26

New training series (Missionettes Leadership Development Units) introduced


 

2005

 

Spanish translation of Stars materials introduced


 
   

Candy Tolbert named National Missionettes Director (served 2006–2013)


Candy Toblert

2007

 

The name is changed from Missionettes to National Girls Ministries including Mpact Girls Clubs, and Teen Girl Ministries.


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2008  

 

With the addition of Sunlight Kids (0-36 months), the clubs were again restructured to Mpact Kids clubs (Sunlight Kids and Rainbows), Mpact Girls clubs (Daisies-Stars), and Teen Girl Ministries clubs (Friends and Girls Only)


 

2009  

 

The first Teen Girl Retreat Packet released


 Teen Girl Retreat

2010

 

 

Hot Topics released for teen girls


 Hot Topics


 

Teen Girl Daybooks launched as a downloadable daily devotional from the ngm website


 Teen Girl Daybooks

  

 

Updated Girls Clubs Leader Training Guide released in English and Spanish


 Leadership Training Guides

  

 

Momentum Leadership Development Units released: Education, Community, and Personal Growth (update to the Bronze, Silver, and Gold)


 Momentum Leadership Development Units

2011  

 

The first issue of Peristeria, an online magazine for teen girls released


 Peristeria

  

 

Mpact4Girls website launched, a website for elementary–aged girls


 Mpact4Girls

2012  

 

Girls broke a record by giving $201,263 to CFK for Cooking Centers in South Africa


 

  

 

Family Faith, topical devotionals released a monthly download


 Family Faith

  

 

Mpact4Girls Daybooks launched as a downloadable daily devotional for elementary girls


 Mpact4Girls Daybooks

2013  

 

Girls broke another record by giving $215,276.34 to CFK for Alaska's Camp "Agaiutim Nune"


 

 

 

20th Sleepover Theme released: Carnival


 Sleepover 2013