Middle School Girls Ministry
BLAZE is a Walking with Purpose ministry that was created to counteract the way society drives girls to question their true worth and beauty. Through BLAZE, we emphasize how a girl's identity is rooted in Christ as God's chosen, beloved daughter. An antidote to bullying, anxiety and body-image issues, BLAZE replaces lies with truth and strengthens girls from the inside out through Scripture-based learning.
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What is the BLAZE kit?
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BLAZE Middle School Ministry FAQs
BLAZE is the WWP ministry that offers resources to help reach the hearts of girls with the love of Christ and the truths of our Catholic faith.
WWP offers two BLAZE Core 20-Lesson programs: BLAZE Masterpiece and BLAZE Belong. Both BLAZE Core programs include a Leader's Guide and BLAZE Kits. Although Masterpiece came first and is sometimes referred to as "Year One," there is no order to the two BLAZE Core programs, and you can begin with either.
The BLAZE Masterpiece Single Kit and the BLAZE Belong Single Kit include everything needed for one girl to participate in the BLAZE Masterpiece or Belong Core program. The kits are full of learning materials and fun take-home gifts! A full list of the Masterpiece Kit contents is here, and a list of the Belong Kit contents can be found here.
The BLAZE Masterpiece Leader's Guide and the BLAZE Belong Leader's Guide were granted the Imprimatur through Archbishop William Lori of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland.
The BLAZE Kit and Leaders Guide can be used with any number of girls. It can be used with a single girl or 50 (or more)! Of course, as your BLAZE program grows, you may want to consider adding adult leaders.
While only one BLAZE Leader's Guide is needed, each girl who participates will need her own BLAZE Kit. So, if you are working with a single girl, you would need 1 Leaders Guide + 1 BLAZE Kit. If you are working with a group of 5 girls, you would need 1 Leader's Guide and 5 BLAZE Kits.
- That they are unconditionally loved by their heavenly Father
- How to differentiate between truth and lies
- How to base their worth on being children of God
- How to pray in their own words
- How to use the Bible as a tool for spiritual growth
- That the relationships fostered in the program provide an alternative to the unhealthy way our culture encourages teens to cope with challenges of their stage of life.
BLAZE Core can be led by any adult who wishes to mentor a 7th or 8th grade girl. It could be a teacher, a student counselor, a parent, relative, young adult, etc.
We recommend a maximum ratio of 1 leader for 25 girls. If you have a group that is larger than that, we recommend enlisting another adult to help.
There are many ways a parent can help with a BLAZE Core group program. He or she can liaison with school or church staff to introduce the program, lead the group each week, or help with set-up and clean-up.
Yes, please register as a WWP Small Group Leader here so we can keep you informed of BLAZE program updates, new product releases, training opportunities, etc.
The BLAZE Masterpiece Core program and the BLAZE Belong Core program have been developed in such a way that they apply equally to both grades. There is no need to separate the girls by grade, although you are welcome to do so if that is your preference.
Absolutely…the environment matters. You want the girls to feel comfortable and free to express themselves, and to look forward to coming each week! Consider dimming the lights, providing blankets, using battery-operated candles, etc. The setting should be warm and inviting.
Our other BLAZE offerings may be used in addition to or separately from the BLAZE Core program. These other materials fall under the “Blaze More” umbrella and include:
Between You and Me is a 40-day conversation guide for mothers (or grandmothers, aunts, godmothers, etc.) and daughters (granddaughters, nieces, goddaughters) to read together. Each day compares a lie of our secular culture with the truth found in Scripture. The daily reflection, journaling opportunities, discussion questions, and prayer prompts will help take your relationship to a new level of honesty and intimacy.
Discovering My Purpose is a six-session Bible study designed for girls and can be used individually or in a group setting. This Bible study opens girls' eyes to their unique purpose, gifts, and God's love. It includes the BLAZE Spiritual Gifts Inventory, a fabulous tool to help girls discern where God is calling them to be world-changers.
If you are interested in bringing BLAZE to your middle school or parish, we encourage you to have a conversation with your principal and/or pastor. We can provide you with some tools to facilitate the conversation. Please email us to request further assistance.
Our mission at Walking with Purpose is help every American Catholic woman and girl to open her heart to Jesus Christ, and we believe that right now, God is calling us to keep our focus on that mission.
There are a variety of co-ed youth Bible studies which could be adapted for use with boys, and below are two that have been recommended to us:
- Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday by Mark Hart
- Fraternus: Mentoring boys into virtuous Catholic men
At this time, BLAZE kits can only be shipped via UPS Ground to U.S. shipping addresses. Customers who reside in Canada can order BLAZE Kits and all other WWP Bible study materials directly through Loaves & Fishes Book & Church Supply Ltd at 1-800 663-4840 or 250-868-8933.