GEMS and Cadets

Boys and Girls Clubs for kids in First through Sixth grades



GEMS Girls Club

GEMS Girls’ Clubs is a place to belong. At club, girls are welcomed into a vibrant community of mentors and peers who genuinely care about them. GEMS is an exciting, safe environment for girls to learn about God, His Word, and His world. Girls in club are organized into small groups with one leader (counselor) for every six to eight girls. They meet twice a month on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm.

At club, girls in first through eighth grade will:

  • Develop a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Foster a relationship with their leader (counselor)

  • Make new friends and share in a caring small group

  • Learn how to apply the Bible to their lives

  • Find answers to challenges they face every day

  • Learn what it means to be an activist for Christ

  • Participate in service projects that make a difference in other’s lives

  • Cultivate important life skills through badge activities

  • Enjoy dynamic singing and creative movement in a large group setting

  • Make meaningful crafts that encourage others

Our Name and Vision

GEMS is an acronym for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. Our 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 faiths.

GEMS Schedule

GEMS Brochure



There are many boys in many neighborhoods who want to belong. They want to feel a part of something. They want to feel like they have accomplished something. They want to feel like someone cares about them. The cadetting ministries have the ingredients to fill those needs.

The Cadet program encourages boys grades 1-6 to learn the skills of and participate in the activities of the outdoorsman. Experiencing the presence of the Lord in His glorious creation builds a boy's character and helps him to become a faithful steward of God's world, an important lesson to be learned.

Cadets offers many core values that help boys feel important: Cadets promotes a "club" atmosphere where uniforms and a regular routine help to instill a healthy pride in its members. It offers merit badges and certificates to honor achievement and a safe haven where good behavior and productivity are expected.

Meetings occur every other Wednesday of each month from 6:35 pm - 8:00 pm. Cadet meetings are held at First Reformed Church in Willmar, 1237 SW 15th Street SW

Cadets 2017-2018 Schedule