Made for More is a Christian ministry for teen girls. It was established to help young women gain a deeper understanding of their value, identity, and purpose as beautiful, treasured daughters of God.
The main tool God uses in our ministry is the weekend retreat. A Made for More weekend is an initial opportunity for you to stop hiding behind your mask and belong to a community of other young women who want to see and know the real you.
The world says your value is based on appearance - the clothes you wear, the complexion of your skin, the style of your hair. The truth is completely different. You have value because God says so. A Made for More weekend will help you embrace the true message that you are a beautiful, treasured, and loved daughter of God.
Do you struggle with knowing who you are? Are you one person with a particular group and a different person with other people? The Made for More weekend is designed to help you uncover the real you. When you embrace your true self, God can use you to do amazing things. You can feel confident. You can feel whole. You can feel freedom.
Do you ask yourself, “Why am I here? Does my life have meaning? Am I significant?” You’re not alone. We all at some point struggle with finding our true purpose. A Made for More weekend will help you understand your purpose and live more in tune with God’s mission for your life.
Through a series of carefully crafted activities, you will explore areas of your life like
"It is life changing"
It’s a great experience. You’re going to get things out of it that you would never expect. It is life changing.
"It’s more a 'we' now instead of a 'me'"
Before the weekend I felt insignificant. Now I know that God made me and He made me with a purpose. He’s going to help me with whatever He wants me to do. It’s more a "we" now instead of a “me”.
Made for More is a phenomenal weekend where you get to figure out a lot about yourself. You figure out who you are.
"learned that God really treasures me"
I went into the weekend struggling with anxiety and a lot of fear. Through the weekend I learned that God really treasures me and He’s there with me and He loves me. I am not alone. When I’m feeling anxious or lonely or afraid, I know that God is there for me.
"community of girls who support me"
At one point on the weekend, I remember feeling God’s love and I had never really felt it that strongly before. I felt so close to God and I knew I had a community of girls who support me in that.
"I could live better for God"
Not only did the weekend make me feel like I could live my life better but I could live better for God.
"learn more about myself"
One of the best parts of the weekend for me was getting to not only learn more about myself but learn more about my friends and help them through their stuff as they were helping me through mine.
The events are held at Dickson Valley Camp and Retreat Center in Newark, IL. The participants meet at a church in Aurora, IL and are transported by van to the event location.
Project 5130 is the male equivalent of Made for More. Both ministries are under the oversight of 5130 Ministries, a non-profit organization.
The umbrella organization over Made for More and Project 5130 is called 5130 Ministries. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your donations will be tax deductible. The easiest way to financially help out teens is a donation through PayPal at
Every weekend is staffed by a mix of adults and youth who have all experienced similar weekends and desire to see other young women come to a deeper understanding of their God-given value, identity, and purpose. We also screen all adult staff with a professional background check.
Yes. There have been some participants who have experienced a Made for More weekend that would consider themselves agnostic or in the "I don't know" camp. Everyone can get something out of a MfM weekend, but we acknowledge that lasting change can only come about through the power of God.
Truths from the Bible are used throughout the weekend to shed light on our lives as women, but you will not be preached at. A Made for More weekend is a safe place free from judgement.
Even if you don't consider yourself a Christian, please check us out. We would love to journey with you.
Made for More is not associated with any particular church or denomination. We desire to partner with churches, youth groups, and parachurch ministries to help teen girls on their journey to become the women God intended.
We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments (66 books) as being the inspired word of God, completely inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existent in the three equally divine persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who is the creator of all things, and infinitely perfect in love, power, and knowledge.
We believe that humans are created in the image of God and designed to live in love and holiness, but all people are born separated from God because of our sin and justly deserve God's wrath.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man. He was sent by God the Father and lived a sinless life. Jesus assumed the judgment due sinners by dying in our place as a perfect, all-sufficient, and atoning sacrifice. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will come again according to the Scriptures.
We believe that the salvation of man is wholly a work of God's grace and is not the work in any way of human deeds, goodness, or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.
We believe in the indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit, who gives to all believers a new life and a new calling to obedient service.
We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another. With God's Word, the Spirit's power, and fervent prayer, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil and lovingly make disciples among all people.
We believe in the future personal return and victorious reign of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge all people with justice and mercy, giving over the unbeliever to eternal condemnation and conscious separation from God, but receiving the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with Him in the new heaven and new earth.
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