| Girls Ministry |
"Favour is deceitful and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." - Proverbs 31:30
As we are blessed to connect with girls we have the following objectives in meeting the needs of each girl:
Introduction of biblical principles through "Girls Gathering" events:
classes, mentorship, private coaching, retreats, fellowship, virtual online mentoring, camps & seminars.
We serve & introduce girls (tweens, teens, & young female adults) toward a new way of thinking. We keep in mind the teachings of Philippines 4: 8 "...Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
We believe Proverbs 23:7 when it states,
"For as he thinketh in his heart so is he..."
"...I know that the way of man is NOT in HIMSELF; it is not in man that walketh to direct his OWN steps."
We provide biblical resources to create awareness so actions are not spontaneous, but thought out & prayed over. Girls are often emotional, and reactive & respond to how they are feeling. We teach them how to redirect their focus & trust, which is placing their life in God, not others or themselves.
Our prayer & goal is to provide each girl with a solid foundation of God's Holy word.
We open doors they may have closed. We give direction toward developing & maintaining a relationship with God. This format is presented through classes, presentations, sharing, and application.
Faith is predicated upon what one hears, meditates on & applies.
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." One of our other objectives is to point each girl toward biblical solutions to life's challenges.
We encourage each girl to develop an ongoing sustainable, dependent relationship with their Creator. As this is accomplished they experience the unconditional love of God and are open to give His love to others.
Many girls are attempting to find their way through life, but often are standing on weak foundations. Oftentimes their struggles come from peer pressure, social media, and so-called friends. We show and guide them in depending upon Gods security and foundation. They learn God dependence and not self dependence. We plant seeds of guidance in choosing friends wisely. We reiterate the words of Jesus and derive a workable plan of action,
as they learn to meditate and apply God's word.
In this they become fearless, bold, and ready to meet and conquer the demands of life; as well as the hidden devices of satan.
I John 4:18
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
Every female (Mom, daughter, sister, neice) were created for God's purpose. We each have a place in God to fulfill, so He may be glorified. We incorporate learning skills through developmental classes to guide each girl toward a more fulfilling life.
"Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth."
We provide Moms and mentors with the biblical tools and encouragement to listen effectively and communicate compassionately.
...Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath."
As we learn various methods of communication, we increase their /our motivation to become our better selves
| Our Story |
GOD continues leading us, as we are following HIM & we are THANKFUL for every moment!!
The Tennessee Girls Symposium was created to touch the lives of every girl!
Travena Rogan, Founder
Thanks for visiting our page!
I am the founder of the "Tennessee Girls Symposium Series" (no, you don't have to be a Tennessean to attend any of our events!)
Elaine Reynolds and I have labored collectively for many years in supporting and empowering girls! God has led our footsteps and hearts toward the navigational foresight in helping girls.
Our prayer, purpose, & goal for this series is to seek to strengthen personal relationships between God and girls; while promoting spiritual growth, evangelism, fellowship, accountability, and interchange.
We host a yearly Girls Day at varied locations, please refer to the Contact Page so we may notify you once registration opens.
We are in the planning stages of incorporating a weekend retreat and adding Girls Gatherings to gain knowledge, fellowship, and direction.
I was blessed with an extremely strong and influential mother. Her passing was devastating, but she left me with her stamina, encouragement, & love to become whatever I desired. She would always say, "Don't ever say you can't do something, just find a way to do it, and begin!!
Her words continue to resonate in my heart everyday. I hold to the precious Hand of my Lord, as He continues leading me on a journey of teaching, speaking, writing, and creating plays that lead young people toward a thought process of considering and taking their place in this world. My mom taught me how to "stand up and be counted" to practice humility, to be a leader, and that being "different" is the best gift!!
My love and concern for all young people, especially girls has allowed me for the past 26 years, to mentor, coach, teach, influence, and aide women & girls in navigating through life, so they can live their best life!
I have been given a myriad of opportunities to travel throughout the United States, speaking and or teaching at girls symposiums, camps, retreats, schools, ladies seminars, and Bible classes. I have created Bible class curriculum, hosted sleep-overs, planned volunteer opportunities, written, produced, and directed plays for Youth Seminars & girls events. I love every minute of it!!
For every time, we witness a female saying YES to God, and NO to Satan, she has defeated the influence of him in her life. Her very steps become closer to Jesus, the One, who created her for His purpose.
My motto is: "as you study and learn to love God, you will learn to love yourself. This enables you to give love to those you come in contact with. This is the essence of GOD!"
My ultimate prayer and desire is to point women and girls toward their creator, so they can become saturated in His words, guidance, power, and strength!!
In honor of my Mother's sweet memory, I daily choose through writing, speaking, teaching, & mentoring, to lead females toward a significant and needed relationship with God as He is to be glorified through each of us.
You never know, our paths may just happen to cross at one of our events or at a book signing!
Transform with me, find your purpose and take your position, in this place, we call life; with boldness, knowledge, and courage.
Hope we can meet together soon at one of our events, but until then, if you are in the Mt. Juliet, Tennessee area, join me and my family as we worship, with our church family at the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, twice Sundays and Wednesday nights for Bible Class.
I'd love for you and your family to visit! Until then be encouraged, motivated, and moved to live your best life, because of the ONE who loves you so deeply!!
Elaine Reynolds, Co-Founder
Hi and welcome to our Tennessee Girls Symposium page! We are happy you are here!
My favorite things are: Shopping, traveling, serving the Lord in any capacity, and spending time with my grandchildren.
I have been mentoring, teaching, challenging, and encouraging girls to be the young ladies GOD requires them to be for over 27 years! I have hosted girls sleep overs, co-written curriculum, coordinated Ladies/girls retreats & spent countless hours on the phone and or person, with girls, encouraging them to make good and safe choices.
I have taught and or spoken at various Youth Seminars, Ladies & Girls events frequently. Travena and I love meeting girls through their challenges, celebrating with them in their joys, and leading them toward God, so their talents, voices, and obstacles can be used for HIS glorification. We want to see you successful spiritually, thriving as a female, and empowered to live within the road map GOD has left for you and me to follow.
I have been blessed with two children, one a daughter, and seven beautiful grandchildren. These little souls are my why, for taking this journey with God, to help them, & as many girls, as I can, to be what God would have them to be. I hope you will join us at a girls event & bring your friends. We have been working with girls for over 50 years, between the both of us. We would love to encourage, support, and assist you.
Come back and visit often, as we will be updating our events page, with you in mind.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our events or reconnecting with those we already know.
If you live in the Nashville area, join me and my family as we worship with our spiritual family, at Crieve Hall Church of Christ twice on Sunday's & on Wednesday nights for Bible class!! I'll save you a seat beside me! Looking forward to meeting with you soon!!
Leave us your email, so we can notify you A.S.A.P. as Registration for our Events open!!
You are welcome to leave us a messsage also.
THANK YOU for being a part of 2018 TN GIRLS SYMPOSIUM!!!
-Take a look at our photo gallery-
We always have such FUN!!