Mission & Vision

The GEMS mission is to help bring girls into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.

The GEMS vision is to see girls around the world actively and enthusiastically expressing love for God and others - girls equipped, motivated, and passionately engaged in living out their faith.

Our goal for every club is to grow bigger hearts. Together we will learn how to love and care for our relationship with God, one another, other people, and ourselves. We'll do this by learning about Jesus Christ, what he has done for us, and His plans for each of our lives.

It is an organization devoted to providing Bible-based, Christ-centered program for girls in grades 1-6 that results in personal growth and prepares them for Christian service. Club nights consist of large group time, lesson, activity time, snack and closing, plus the occasional fieldtrip for earning badges.

The name GEMS stands for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Saviour.

See you in the New Year!

GEMS Program

GEMS are divided into levels as follows:

Awareness: Grade 1 - Grade 3 

  • Grade 1: Observer
  • Grade 2: Learner
  • Grade 3: Achiever

Discovery: Grades 4-6

  • Grade 4: Adventurer
  • Grade 5: Seeker
  • Grade 6: Explorer


Meeting Time

GEMS meet each Wednesday evening (7:00-8:30pm) from September to May.

Gems will be on break on March 18th & 25th. Have a great Spring Break!

We have large group time and worship, then we go split into our grade levels for small group time where we have lessons, crafts, activities, games and each girl takes turns bringing snack! And, there are occasional fieldtrips and events.

Mentors Needed

We are looking for Volunteers who would like to become a leader and mentor a group of girls in their walks with Jesus for the 2018/2019 session.

Resources and training are given to you, no experience neccessary, just have a heart for raising up strong women of God! If you are interested please email gems@willingdon.org.


For more information about GEMS, please email gems@willingdon.org