How it all started...
Lissa Ward & Erin Melzer
The Worthy Conference started at Centerpoint Church in 2012 with the mission to make a positive impact on preteen and teenage girls in the Inland Empire by promoting biblical perspectives on life issues at an affordable price. Our goal is to support and encourage teenage girls by creating a safe and inviting atmosphere to worship God and learn about who He is.
YOU ARE WORTHY...
When we say worthy, we want the girls to know they are valuable, they have merit, they are important, and they are exquisite works of art. They are worth the price God paid for them, the death of His Son on the cross. And He did it gladly because He loves them and wants to have a relationship with them. There is comfort and relief in knowing that our value and identity is secure in Christ. There is nothing we can do to earn or lose our inherent worth that comes from the One who created us. We don’t need to believe in ourselves because we believe in God.
Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT says, "8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago."
Our phrasing, “leading girls to embrace their true worth in Christ” comes from the dream that the girls would find their value and their worth in God and nothing else. That they would realize that NOTHING in this world that claims to give them value actually does. Their value comes from God and what He says about them. Everything that our culture and the world tell girls and women is that we will never be enough - nice enough, thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough, dumb enough, & so on. We want young women to know that is not the Truth-- There’s another voice they can listen to and believe. They have always been and will always be enough for God.