Girls of Grace Gatherings
Through their 20 years of making music together, the all-female, multi-platinum-selling contemporary Christian group Point of Grace received a lot of fan mail from teenage girls looking to them as role models.
In 2002, all that correspondence inspired an idea: a conference specifically designed for girls in 6th through 12th grades, where they could gather, talk and learn about the concerns that mattered to them most — relationships, friends, guys, social media and choices, and how all of these fit with their faith. As Point of Grace’s Denise Jones says, “At times girls feel like they are the only ones who struggle with certain issues. With a Girls of Grace conference, it gives them the opportunity to come together in a large group and realize that we all have our own struggles, and yet, we are in this together.”
The daylong conferences featuring live music and speakers make for a high-energy experience. This year’s dozen events, with a theme of “The Beautiful Truth,” include performances by Point of Grace, Meredith Andrews, Jason Castro, Chris August, Sidewalk Prophets, for KING & COUNTRY and Britt Nicole and renowned speakers such as Chris Wheeler, Annie Downs and Constance Rhodes. (Check the Girls of Grace website to learn which artists and speakers are appearing when.)
Here’s a “beautiful truth”: These all-girl events present a great opportunity for girls and their mothers to learn about their counterparts living in poverty around the world. The Girls of Grace LIVE! partnership with ChildFund will promote sponsorship of girls in our programs — because girls helping girls is a beautiful thing.