Baptist Press: Girls’ Ministry Forum with The Sonflowerz

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–No matter how godly a male student minister is, he will never be able to teach a teenage girl how to be a godly woman. She needs a godly woman to do that.

Given that truth, churches need to have ministry devoted specifically to teenage girls led by godly women of several generations, girls’ ministry leaders say.

“Most churches have student ministries that are run by a man,” said Pam Gibbs, director of girls’ ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. “Most of the programming is more masculine than feminine — camps, active events, loud things. That’s not a criticism in any way. It’s almost impossible to incorporate masculine and feminine activities in one group.”

Gibbs wasn’t saying that girls won’t enjoy camp and the crazy activities that student groups sometimes do. But girls need more, she said. They need to form relationships with godly women, older than themselves, and learn from them.

That is where girls’ ministry comes in…

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