Created for a Purpose is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus Christ with 3rd – 8th grade girls through creative art projects, sound biblical teaching, worship and small groups.
Created for a Purpose began in 2006 by a group of mothers who wanted to get their daughters and their friends together to learn more about Jesus in a way that was more hands on. In 2008 the ministry moved to Covenant Presbyterian Church. The program grew quickly and it was obvious we had discovered a ministry niche that girls were excited about being a part of. We wanted to share the vision, the curriculum and the projects. We also found that the way the ministry was set up attracted un-churched girls and crossed socio-economic lines. These two discoveries allowed us to “take the show on the road” for mission trips within the city limits, to New England, Zambia and Honduras. We developed a training curriculum and manual and starting inviting churches to come hear more about offering Created for a Purpose to their community. We want girls to hear the truth of the gospel! We desire for them to know that the Bible is true, that God has created them and that He longs for a relationship with them. We want them to know what it means to be in the world but not of the world. We pray that they understand that they have options and that means they do not have to conform to the ways of the world. We want them to know and believe that God is who He says He is and that does not change.
Through the growth of our ministry here at Covenant we have recruited heavily from our church family to make these camps happen. We have grandmothers, moms, teachers, singles, college students and high school students all participate in ministering and teaching the campers during Created for a Purpose. It is a beautiful picture of the body of Christ to see these ladies, young and old, come together with the sole purpose of sharing the love of Christ and the truth of the gospel with the campers.
It is exciting to see high school and college girls teach projects, command a classroom, lead a small group, share their faith and give selflessly to the campers. They learn, grow and develop skills that they do not even realize they are learning.
Created for a Purpose operates as a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church. We have an oversight committee that includes elders and members of our congregation. Our desire is to be under the authority of the church and the leadership of the church.