Cedarville University alumna and best-selling author Dannah Gresh brings her Secret Keeper Girl program to campus November 17.

Pointing Daughters Toward God-Confidence

by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer

The Secret Keeper Girl (SKG) Masterpiece World Tour will stop at Cedarville University on Saturday, Nov. 17. The event will be held in the Dixon Ministry Center Chapel from 3:30-6 p.m.

Designed for girls ages seven-12 years old, the Masterpiece World Tour takes girls back to the creation story in Genesis to learn the foundation for personal confidence. Attendees will discover that they are a special part of God’s creation, which He called good, so they shouldn’t think of themselves as not good enough.

While other girl-empowerment initiatives focus on self-confidence, SKG recognizes that looking inside yourself won’t solve confidence issues. Instead, SKG urges girls to understand that God has created everyone uniquely and designed them for a purpose, shifting the focus of empowerment from self-confidence to God-confidence.

During the two ½-hour event, girls will experience high-energy worship, a biblical message, beach ball competitions and an all-new mother-daughter fashion show. Mothers will also be given intentional time to start important conversations with their daughters.

Secret Keeper Girl was founded when Cedarville University graduate Dannah Gresh noticed that girls form their values about common teen issues like purity, family structure and sobriety not during their teen years, but from ages eight to 12.

“Many parents do not realize this and inadvertently allow the culture to speak loudly, as they remain mute, planning to deal with these uncomfortable issues later,” explained Gresh. “In the meantime, their daughters are pressured to skip being ‘little’ girls and act like they are teenagers. I didn't want that for my daughter. So, Secret Keeper Girl was born."

Secret Keeper Girl has been touring for the last 15 years, starting as a small team that would load into a 15-passenger van to speak at small events. Today, Secret Keeper Girl is the largest mother/daughter stage show in North America, with approximately 80 shows a year.

"It is always fun to send my Secret Keeper Girl team back to Cedarville!” said Gresh. “It holds a lot of memories for me, and many people I met there have helped me pursue God's plan for my life and this ministry.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.