Conference is an outstanding training opportunity for women serving as mentors to girls.
Bring a registration packet to your pastor or church counsel. Show them the training that is offered.
Point out that it is easier to recruit volunteers to a ministry (GEMS) when training is offered. Volunteers who are equipped to serve are happy and effective volunteers.
The GEMS ministry becomes an evangelism and discipleship program for any church when counselors are trained and prepared to make the program successful.
We also encourage counselors to raise funds for their registration fee. Some ideas include:
Suppers: Baked potato supper, soup supper, chili cook-off, something with a theme.
Sponsorship for specific events: rock-a-thon, walk-a-thon, bowl-a-thon.
Bake sales, pizza sales, catalog sales, pig-n-a- blankets, pies, etc.
Work on a project together and auction it to the church family: quilt, meals for a month.