A Brief History of Girls Ministries - Synopsis


In the early 1950s, the Missionettes program was developed by the national Women's Ministries to teach missions to young women (ages 12-17) and to prepare them for involvement in Women's Ministries.  This program involved 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 and has continued to spread to many countries.  Along the way, revisions and modifications have been made to the program, including age– and grade– level changes, but the ultimate purpose of winning girls to Jesus Christ and teaching them to live victoriously has never changed. The Missionettes Memos leadership magazine was first published in 1956.  In 1959 the Stairway to the Stars achievement program was introduced for Junior and Senior Missionettes.  Prims, a 2–year achievement program for 7– and 8–year–old girls was organized in 1968.  In 1969 the Young Women's Auxiliary, commonly known as Ys, was organized for girls ages 16-24.  Daisies, a program for 5– and 6–year–old girls, was started in 1972, and in 1978 the Daisies achievement program was written.  Also, the club divisions were changed from age-level to graded programs.  In 1979 Rainbows was organized for girls and boys 3-years-old to kindergarten (at which time boys move to the Royal Rangers program). In addition, two divisions of Ys were introduced: Alpha Ys for high school girls and Gamma Ys for college and career young women.  In 1984 major revisions were made to the 5 clubs: Rainbows, Daisies, Prims, Stars, and Ys.  The first Nationwide Missionettes Sleepover was held in 1993 and Coins for Kids (CFK) was launched to encourage giving to missions.  A total redesign of uniforms, T-shirts, and polos was done in 1997 and Memos became Club Connection, a magazine for girls with a special edition that included a leader section.  In 1998 the curriculum rewritten and Ys was replaced with two new clubs, Friends (6th-8th grade) and Girls Only (9th-12th grade).  Other grade adjustments were also made: Daisies (kindergarten), Prims (1st-2nd grade), and Stars (3rd-5th grade).  After 12th grade, the young women are included in the Women's Department.  Missionettes is established as a department at Assemblies of God Headquarters in 1999, instead of an auxiliary of the Women's Department.  In 2007 the name is changed from Missionettes to National Girls Ministries (NGM) including Mpact Girls Clubs, and Teen Girl Ministries.  With the addition of Sunlight Kids (0-36 months) in 2008, the clubs were restructured to Mpact Kids clubs (Sunlight Kids and Rainbows), Mpact Girls clubs (Daisies-Stars), and Teen Girl Ministries clubs (Friends and Girls Only).  Since 2011, various online resources have been added for teen girls and for elementary–aged girls.    FOR MORE DETAILED HISTORY click on the logo in the upper left corner of this page and click on the Site Map link to find the history link.

Girls Clubs Resources

Girls Code

“Whatsoever things are true,
Whatsoever things are honest,
Whatsoever things are just,
Whatsoever things are pure,
Whatsoever things are lovely,
Whatsoever things are of good report:
If there be any virtue,
And if there be any praise,
Think on these things.” – Philippians 4:8

Pledge to the Girls Clubs Flag


I pledge allegiance to the girls clubs flag and to the ministry for which it stands; girls united in Christian living, in witnessing, in service, in missions, and in love for others.

Fivefold Purpose


  To win girls to Jesus Christ through love and acceptance

  To teach them to obey everything Jesus commanded us—developing girls spiritually and mentally

  To provide encouragement, support, and accountability through lasting Christian relationships

  To provide an environment for girls to develop their gifts and abilities

  To acquaint them with the Great Commission of Jesus Christ our Lord

Parents Guide to Girls Ministries

Parents Guide to Girls Ministries

Sunlight Kids  --  0 to 36 months


                Distinctives

  Song
I’m a little Sunbeam, Sunbeam, Sunbeam.
I’m a little Sunbeam of God’s love!


  Motto:  Sunbeams shine for Jesus!

Rainbows  --  age 3 to kinder


        Distinctives
Pledge: As a Rainbow, I will be a good helper, pleasing Jesus every day.
Motto:  Rainbows are helpers.
Verse:  We are... helpers. (2 Corinthians 1:24 KJV)
Colors: Green and white, which stand for growth and purity.
Song:

Daisies  --  kinder


        Distinctives
Pledge: As a Daisy I will be happy, good, and helpful, letting my light shine for Jesus.
Motto: Daisies tell about Jesus.
Verse: Let your light... shine. (Matthew 5:16 NIV)
Colors: Yellow and white, which stand for light and purity.
Song:

Prims  --  1st & 2nd grade


        Distinctives
Pledge: As a Prim, I will be careful of what I say, where I go, and what I do; trying always to be my very best for the Lord Jesus, because I love Him.
Motto: I will be kind and thoughtful.
Verse: Be kind... to one another. (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)
Colors: Pink and white, which stand for kindness and purity.

Song:

Prims  --  1st & 2nd grade


        Distinctives
Pledge: As a Prim, I will be careful of what I say, where I go, and what I do; trying always to be my very best for the Lord Jesus, because I love Him.
Motto: I will be kind and thoughtful.
Verse: Be kind... to one another. (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)
Colors: Pink and white, which stand for kindness and purity.

Song:

Stars  - 3rd thru 5th grade


        Distinctives

Pledge: Having accepted Jesus as my Savior, I will follow Him in service, in testimony, in attitude, and in relationships; striving always to glorify my Lord as a Star.
Motto: I will follow Jesus.
Verse: Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. I will praise You... with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever. (Psalm 86:11-12 NIV)
Colors: Blue and white, which stand for loyalty and purity.

Song:

Friends  --  6th thru 8th grade


        Distinctives
Pledge: As Friends, we will be committed to Jesus Christ our Lord, Christian values, family, friends and church; promising to encourage and provide accountability to one another.
Motto: We are committed to God.
Verse: Your hearts must be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by His decrees and obey His commands. (1 Kings 8:61 NIV)

Colors: Purple and white, which stand for commitment and purity.

Friends  --  6th thru 8th grade


        Distinctives
Pledge: As Friends, we will be committed to Jesus Christ our Lord, Christian values, family, friends and church; promising to encourage and provide accountability to one another.
Motto: We are committed to God.
Verse: Your hearts must be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by His decrees and obey His commands. (1 Kings 8:61 NIV)

Colors: Purple and white, which stand for commitment and purity.

Girls Only  --  9th thru 12th grade


        Distinctives
Pledge: I pledge to reflect God in every part of my life: spiritual, social, emotional, and physical; and stand firm in my commitment to Him, both now and in the future.
Motto: Every day in every way I will boldly live for God.
Verse: Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

Colors: Red and white, which stand for boldness and purity.

Girls Only  --  9th thru 12th grade


        Distinctives
Pledge: I pledge to reflect God in every part of my life: spiritual, social, emotional, and physical; and stand firm in my commitment to Him, both now and in the future.
Motto: Every day in every way I will boldly live for God.
Verse: Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

Colors: Red and white, which stand for boldness and purity.