First Christian Reformed Church of Chatham-Kent

GEMS Girls' Clubs is a relationship-building club program created especially for girls! GEMS Clubs are offered in local churches and other Christian organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada.  

Girls in first through eighth grades are eligible for membership. In club, girls will:

  • Participate in team building
  • Develop important life skills through badge activities
  • Enjoy dynamic singing, creative movement, and dance
  • Learn how to apply the Bible to their lives
  • Make creative and fun crafts
  • Participate in service projects that make a difference in other’s lives
  • Find answers to challenges that girls face today.

The purpose of GEMS Girls' Clubs is to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ. To help foster this all-important relationship between each girl and Christ, other relationships are nurtured as well — between girls and between girls and their counselor (leader).

Girls in clubs are organized into small groups with one leader or counselor for each group of six to eight girls. These small groups coupled with the weekly interactions that take place in club nurture and develop faith and help girls create long-lasting friendships. 

The ministry of GEMS Girls' Clubs has been serving churches for fifty years. During these years, thousands of girls' lives have been changed forever. Today, there are more than 23,000 girls who are members of GEMS Girls' Clubs, with 5,200 women enthusiastically serving as their counselors and mentors. For the first time ever, GEMS Girls' Clubs has over 800 clubs!

The ministry is non-denominational with club participation in several different denominations and non-denominational churches and other Christian organizations throughout the United States and Canada. GEMS has been recognized as the official youth serving agency for the Christian Reformed Church. Curriculum is developed from a reformed perspective.

The name GEMS Girls' Clubs is an acronym which stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. It clearly identifies the purpose for which the ministry was created.