Made for More2024-07-09T17:52:47+00:00
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE MADE FOR MORE CONFERENCE?

We encourage girls third grade and up to join us! This conference is for ALL women—young, single, married and “more seasoned,” as well as your treasured friends. So, gather the women in your circles, plan a special weekend away, and we will save you some seats!

God’s WORD tells us we are
MADE FOR MORE…

MORE Purpose • MORE Value  MORE Mission
MORE Hope • MORE Belonging

…than the WORLD could ever offer!

Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students

Price includes registration, supplies for Created for a Purpose, and lunch on Saturday

Upcoming Prayer Call: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

We gather the first Tuesday of each month via a Zoom call [Click on Zoom link and enter password CDM2024] from 12:00-12:30 pm EST to pray for the Spirit to prepare the hearts of women third grade and up to live out the made for more life God designed. Fill out the form below to sign up for notifications about the prayer time. Upcoming Made For More Prayer Guide.

Please join us in praying:

  • That girls and women would be able to attend and participate in the offered cohorts, trainings, and conferences.
  • The Holy Spirit would use those platforms to transform girls’ and women’s hearts and they would bear gospel fruit in their schools, homes, churches, and communities.
  • That God would bind Satan’s efforts to block sound teaching and gospel community.
  • That our girls and women would grow and flourish in their biblically defined roles and God-given design for womanhood, using their gifts to support the worship and work of the Church.
  • That God would provide the resources needed to accomplish all that He is calling us to do.
  • That God would smooth the way for all of the logistics of planning 8 conferences in 8 cities.
  • That God would give the local planning teams joy, wisdom, and creativity in decision-making and planning.

Come join us as we explore how God MADE US FOR MORE because of our creation design, gospel identity, and inter-generational friendships.

We live in a culture of “not-enoughness.” We feel the lack of not enough time, energy, relationships, or resources. Our hearts cry, “I need, I want, or I deserve more!” Are you driven to accumulate more “likes” on your social media or influence over others? Maybe you are exhausted by a never-ending quest for peace amid anxiety. This ideology of scarcity underscores our need to consider the sufficiency or “enoughness” of God’s character and purpose. We’ll be talking about creation design, gospel identity, and the joy of inter-generational friendships. We will explore how satisfaction, significance, and sufficiency can only be found by seeking our Savior.

Schedule:

Friday, 2:00-5:00 pm – Pre-Conference Trainings (See specific locations for options)

Friday, 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Session 1, Creation Design with Paula Miles: Why am I here? What is my purpose? If we are honest, these are questions that women everywhere (including you and me) are asking. Many of us are weary of the world’s answers. We find them empty and unsatisfying. So what do we do?  We look to our Creator, the One who fashioned and formed us. He has provided answers for us in His Word, full of hope and deeply satisfying. We are created in His image, uniquely designed female, with great love and purpose. Though distorted by sin, He has provided through Jesus a way for us to daily live out our creation design and purpose.  As the Spirit grows us in our understanding and ability to walk in light of these truths, we will experience real joy and freedom as women, being exactly who we were created to be. You were made for more!

Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

  • Session 2, Gospel Identity with Ellen Dykas: Who are you? Who am I? These important questions get at the heart of identity. The Bible has a lot to say about our identity as girls, women and…people made in God’s image! The world’s voice (and maybe friends, books, music artists, etc.) tries to convince us that our body size/shape, feelings, likes/dislikes, or friend group, or personal ideas are what identify us, God says that we only know who we really are when we understand who Jesus is and what He can make us to be. Our identity as loved, unique, chosen and delighted in daughters of God is better than anything the world has to offer…and it will never change!
  • Session 3: [Girls will go to Created for a Purpose and Adults will go to Ellen Dykas’ second talk]
    • Created for a Purpose (for girls grades 3-12): Created for a Purpose will be a time for girls to worship and sing together, have fun, and learn to create something new! We will begin our time just like we would at a Created for a Purpose camp: dancing and singing together to worship songs! Our founder and Director of Created for a Purpose Ministries, Ingram Link, will lead a brief teaching time, encouraging them from the gospel of Matthew. We will think about reasons why we might be anxious, and how we can take comfort in the love and provision of God, our Creator! After worship and teaching, the girls will spend time creating as they learn the art of Iris Folding! Using one-of-a-kind, original patterns developed by Created for a Purpose staff, girls will complete a keepsake art project to take home. It is our hope and prayer that our time spent with the girls plants seeds of truth that continue to grow in their hearts, reminding them that they are created for a purpose!
    • Jesus, Women, and Sexual Faithfulness: What This Means and Why It Matters with Ellen Dykas (for adults): What is sexual faithfulness, as unmarried and married women, and what does Jesus have to do with it? Jesus didn’t shy away from these topics and the gospels reveal our Savior as a gentle, pursuing, seeing, and healing Lord who cares about women in their experiences of brokenness. This break out time will show how our faithful Lord is what women need regarding sexual integrity, healing from painful relational experiences, and a living hope to grow towards wholeness and transformation.
  • Session 4, Walking Each Other Home: The Joy of Intergenerational Friendships with Karen Hodge: Who or what is profoundly shaping your life? Where are you headed, and who are you following? In a world plagued by an epidemic of loneliness and isolation, we were made for more meaningful connections than the world can offer. We invite you to take a step on this journey of cultivating intergenerational friendships with those a few steps ahead of you and those alongside us as we live shoulder-to-shoulder. We were not made to be alone but rather created to experience the rich joy that can be found along the way as we share the gospel and our lives together.

Click on the individual location for more details and to register.

Birmingham, AL September 13-14, 2024 Covenant Presbyterian Church 65 Old Montgomery Hwy. Birmingham, AL covpres.com Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students. Price includes registration, Saturday [...]

San Diego, CA September 27-28, 2024 New Life Presbyterian Church 615 W. Citracado Pkwy. Escondido, CA Newlifepca.com Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students. Price includes registration, [...]

Colorado Springs, CO October 18-19, 2024 Village Seven Presbyterian Church 4055 South Nonchalant Circle Colorado Springs, CO v7pc.org Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students. Price includes [...]

Naples, Florida November 8-9, 2024 Covenant Church of Naples 6926 Trail Boulevard Naples, FL Covenantnaples.com Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students. Price includes registration, Saturday [...]

Annapolis, Maryland November 15-16, 2024 Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Annapolis 710 Ridgely Avenue Annapolis, MD epannapolis.org Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students. Price includes registration, Saturday [...]

Charlotte, North Carolina January 31-February 1, 2025 Christ Covenant Church 800 Fullwood Lane Matthews, NC Christcovenant.org Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students. Price includes registration, Saturday [...]

Dallas, Texas April 4-5, 2025 Park Cities Presbyterian Church 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX PCPC.org Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students. Price includes registration, Saturday [...]

Chicago, Illinois May 2-3, 2025 Naperville Presbyterian Church 943 Sanctuary Lane Naperville, IL NPChurch.org Early Registration Cost: $75/person; $30 for girls Grades 3-12 and college students. Price includes registration, Saturday lunch, and supplies [...]

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Would you help us gather a group of women from third grade up from your church to attend?

Top Ten Things to Consider:

  1. Get permission from your church leaders to promote the conference and set up a table for registration.
  2. Use the social media pieces, as well as the save-the-date cards, to spread the word.
  3. Consider making the Made for More conference your church’s annual retreat or conference. Hey, we already have the speakers, food, and recommended hotels.
  4. Make a note of the conference date nearest you and begin at least four months prior to advertise the conference.
  5. Make a note of the early and regular registration dates and prices for your city. The prices go up, and sometimes conferences sell out. Early registration prices are $75 for women and $30 for third grade to college women.
  6. Share how this could be a unique weekend for mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, and spiritual mothers and spiritual daughters. Brainstorm about how you can carpool and make this a special get away weekend for the women in your church.
  7. Take note that there are special pre-conference workshops for women’s ministry training, children’s ministry training, and one from Harvest USA.
  8. Pray that this conference will just be the beginning of having these types of conversations across the generations with the women in your church. We will give you resources to continue cultivating this type of intergenerational culture in your churches.
  9. And don’t forget the snacks. What are you going to pack in the car for your road trip?
  10. Anything not covered above? You can email Kathy Wargo. kwargo@pcanet.org

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