Made for More Made for More

Have you ever wondered...

Do I have value?

Who really am I?

Why am I here?

Find some answers

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What is Made for More?

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.


Value

Do I have value?

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.

Identity

Who am I?

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.

Purpose

Why am I here?

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.

Who should go?

  • Any teenage girl who is willing to take an honest look at her life to examine what is working and what is not.
  • Young women who want to stop hiding or pretending.
  • Girls who desire more from life and want to live like Jesus with confidence and compassion.
  • Someone who understands they don't have it all figured out but simply wants to become a better woman.
  • Made for More is even for the girl who thinks she has it all together. Every participant can gain a fresh perspective on some area of her life.
  • Someone who longs for a community of other teen girls who will love and accept her for who she is.

What happens on a weekend?

Through a series of carefully crafted activities, you will explore areas of your life like

  • WOMANHOOD - What does it mean to be a woman of God in today's broken world?
  • ANGER - What in this world makes you angry? Can anger ever help you?
  • LIFE EVENTS - What events in your life have shaped you?
  • LIFE PATTERNS - What things keep coming up over and over again in your life?
  • COMMUNITY - What does it look like to have authentic community with other girls?

What do people say about Made for More?



FAQ

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.

The Bible

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.

God

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.

The Human Condition

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.

Jesus Christ

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.

Salvation

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.

Holy Spirit

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.

Our Response

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.

Eternal Destiny

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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