The Club Coordinator is the Primary Organizer for a GEMS Club.
Overview of Role
- Primary club organizer who recruits volunteers, creates a schedule and budget, orders supplies, and communicates with church/Christian organization to assure Membership Agreement is being fulfilled
- Serves as the team leader by fostering the development of warm, caring, supportive relationships among all volunteers
- Supports parents with ongoing communication and hosting events to engage families i.e. father-daughter nights, mother-daughter teas, etc.
- Ensures volunteers have the opportunity for training through GEMS ReFresh and the GEMS Conference
- Creates a supportive and prayerful atmosphere for all volunteers and girls
GEMS Sunday Resources
Club Coordinator Training
For more help in effectively leading your club be sure to checkout our ReFresh videos.
Club Coordinator Facebook Page
Join this Facebook Group to share encouragement, ideas, questions, and stay up-to-date on all things GEMS.
Be equipped to be a great Club Coordinator. Check out the teachings Six Coaching Tips for Every Club Coordinator’s Clipboard, Help! We Need More Volunteers!, 7 Ways to Grow a Stronger Team, and 4 Tips to Raise all the Funds You Need.
Form and Fliers
Pay Club Membership, Invoice, Dues, or Offering
Club Care FAQ
What songs do you use for Club/GEMS Sunday?
Check out the Online Resources within each curriculum for great song ideas for worship during club or for GEMS Sunday.
What do you do for GEMS Sunday?
Member Clubs have full access to GEMS Sunday resources. Contact email@example.com to confirm your membership status and receive access.
How do you recruit GEMS leaders? Thank leaders?
- Visit GEMS ReFresh for help on recruiting counselors, including Cindy Bultema’s session Help! We Need More Volunteers! and Kim Hofstra’s 6 R’s of Recruitment.
- You can be creative when it comes to thanking your GEMS leaders! Check out the Large Group Resource Book for ideas. Club Coordinators (CC), visit our Club Coordinator Facebook Group, where CC’s regularly share their creative ideas.
What do you do for your Christmas party?
Check out GEMS curriculum for great ideas for a GEMS Christmas party.
What do you do for season kickoff/closing?
Check out the Large Group Resource Book! Lesson One includes many great ideas for season kickoff. Use elements from the Monthly Fun Nights or the Family Celebration for a great closing night program.
My church can’t afford GEMS materials. Is there support available?
- We understand that not all churches or Christian organizations will always be able to afford GEMS curriculum. In response, GEMS offers the Support-a-Club Scholarship through the Sisterhood Fund.
- Clubs may apply for the GEMS Support-A-Club Scholarship to assist with a portion of a club’s expenses for one year. This may include reduced curriculum costs and/or assistance in meeting annual dues and offering obligations.
- Club Coordinators can request assistance by calling the Global Office or fill out Support-A-Club form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are interested in supporting the Sisterhood Fund, please contact the Global Office.
What do you do for year end/parent fun night?
Check out the great end of year fun nights included in the Annual Theme Resource Book. The evening includes a devotional, and ideas for each age group to show what they’ve learned throughout the year.
Where did the theme banner go?
A volunteer previously made GEMS banners for clubs who requested it each year. After years of service, she has retired from making banners. Clubs are free to make their own banner. Or check out our Theme materials for a poster.
How do you display your badges?
There are many options to display your badges! Within the GEMS Store, we sell scrapbooks, blue scarves, and white scarves. Some clubs choose to display badges on tote bags or find their own creative way to display badges.
Where do I find the parent letter, activities, pictures of crafts, etc.?
The parent letter is included in the Online Resources. Activities are included in the Large Group Resource Book, including service projects and fun nights. Pictures of the crafts are available on the GEMS Pinterest board.
Where do I find the theme song and lyrics?
The Theme Song is available within the Online Resources or within a Curriculum Starter Kit.
Where do I find the Bible lesson?
The Large Group Bible Lessons are found in the Large Group Resource Book for each lesson. The Small Group Leader’s Guide contains everything a leader needs to facilitate a meaningful small group time, including a welcome activity, Bible memory work, discussion questions, leaders’ helps for the GEMS Journals (girls’ lessons), craft instructions, and prayer guides. Girls’ Lessons are the GEMS Journals. Engaging and interactive age-appropriate girls’ lessons including discussion questions, quizzes, Bible memory games, activities, and a poster.
Where is the GEMS Girls’ Clubs logo? The theme logo?
The GEMS logo is available for download in our Resources section here. The Theme logo is available within the Online Resources for each curriculum.
How or what do you use to promote your club in your community? To parents?
Where do I find the offering form?
What is the dues rate? Where is a dues form?
Dues are $3 per girl annually, due to the Global Office by November 15 each year. The dues form is available to Club Coordinators in the August mailing each year or on our Club Coordinator page. If you do not have the dues form, check out the Club Coordinator page or call us us at 616.241.5616 ext. 2 or email email@example.com.
Where do I update my counselor list?
The GEMS Global Office sends a form to Club Coordinators each summer that must be completed and returned by the end of September. If you have lost your form or need to make additional changes, please call us at 616.241.5616 ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.