The Lore Family Ministries will host the seventh annual True Purpose Girls Conference on Friday, March 29, from 6-8:30 p.m. for girls ages 10 and older. The event will take place at the Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene, 12138 Gallia Pike, Wheelersburg. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted during the evening.
Fayth Lore once again directs the evening. She debuted True Purpose as a senior in high school in 2013 and hosted it previously at the Songs Theater inside the Wheelersburg Cinema and then at Plymouth Heights Nazarene Church in Franklin Furnace. The attendance continued to grow, so the venue moved to Cornerstone in 2018 to make room for more young ladies.
This year’s theme verse is Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. (Romans 8:37 KJV)
She says this year’s girls conference will focus on the victory we have to overcome through Christ. Although everyone faces battles, the struggles that teen girls face may seem trivial to others. However, they are pivotal issues in a young girl’s life.
Girls fight battles such as body image, friendship, bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, depression, competition in the school, the pressure to perform, popularity, family issues and so much more. “In each of these situations, I want girls to know that they can be victorious. God is fighting for them,” Fayth said. “At True Purpose Girls Conference, we will give the girls practical ways to be a conqueror in their life.”
The conference focuses on girls ages 10-16, but all women over the age of 10 are welcome. Mothers and guardians are invited as well as youth leaders who hopefully will bring their youth groups. “We will help these leaders connect with the girls more and learn about what they may be facing,” she said.
Fayth was inspired to start True Purpose after she spoke at some women’s conferences with her mother, Sandy. During the music at one such gathering, Sandy turned to her and said, “I think we need to do something like this for young women your age.”
The wheels began to turn, and she felt God speak to her, “Just do it.”
Approximately 100 girls came the first year, but last year’s event welcomed 370 in attendance, and this year, even more are expected to come to this non-denominational event. “Our doors are open to everyone,” she said.
What happens at True Purpose? “We change it up every year,” she said, “but we also do some of the same things.” Fayth will serve as the keynote speaker, and her brother, Samuel, will lead the worship. Levi Nelson will be on the piano, Eli Reffit will play guitar and sing vocals, Jacob Perkins will play bass, and Ryan Jones will also serve as a vocalist in the worship band.
“I want to show these girls they can get involved when they are young and active in church,” she said. “They don’t have to wait until they are older.”
A photo booth will also be available, and Kimber Johnson will be doing the photography.
Special guests this year include:
- Austin May who uses his artistic talents to glorify Christ by painting live in front of an audience.
- Expressions of Grace, a drama team from Cornerstone who performs sign language.
- Glow is a team of girls who will turn out the lights and perform dance routines to two songs this year. The members of this group include Tori Reffit, Tiffany Porter, Autumn Lewis, Kaeli Easterday, and Isabella Reffit.
- Kelly Sanders of 7th Street Christian Baptist will serve as the emcee for the evening. Kelly’s daughter, Emma Sanders, and Kourtney Sherman will lead the audience in some participation games.
There will be several prize giveaways, and Fayth says every girl will leave with something to take home from the conference.
But the prizes are not the most important part of the evening. “We always have a goal of bringing girls to know Christ,” she said. “I want every girl to feel safe and like they belong at this conference. This is a night created especially for them.”
The girls hear the message of Jesus Christ and how they are beautifully and wonderfully made. “We encourage them to recognize how God created them uniquely and created them for a specific purpose only they can fulfill,” she said. “They are loved by God, and He has a plan for their life.”
The Lore Family hosts several events during the year, but the girls’ conference is the one that is most precious to Fayth. “This is really my heart,” she said. “I love singing, and I hope to do it for a very long time. But when I am up on a platform or in a classroom speaking to young girls, that’s my comfort zone, where I belong, where I am most fulfilled—where I feel like God is really using me. This is my passion.”
You may register to attend True Purpose HERE.
For more information:
- Visit the True Purpose website.
- Follow the True Purpose Facebook page where Fayth is posting interviews with the special guests.
- Call or text 740-285-3621 for more information.