Last week I shared with you that we were busy preparing for our next girls ministry event and now I'm here to share a little of that event with you. Last friday we hosted a Clothing Swap for the high school girls in our student ministry and it was so much fun! I will be sharing some of the little details and prep work later this week but here is the overall recap from that night. As before, I didn't want this night to just be an event but a night of worship and fellowship as well.
So in thinking of the clothing swap theme we thought it was a perfect time to talk to the girls about modesty. I wanted to not only talk about outward modesty but inward modesty as well since outward modesty is really just a reflection of who we are on the inside. When we are confident in Jesus, when we are totally in love with Him and are following Him with every step of our lives, we will not doubt be modest dressers. This is not to say that to be modest means you can't be stylish or wear cute clothing, it just means that your focus is on a higher calling. So to do this we asked several young women who are closer to the girls age to come and lead break out sessions and discussions focused on these themes. I loved that they were willing to come and spend their Friday night talking to the students about this subject.
The night was really fun, we had a great selection of clothing - most of it was brought in by the students, some of it by college students just wanting to donate and some was donated by a local consignment store (clothing that didn't sell and the consigners did not want back). It was fun to watch the girls "swap shop" and find all sorts of new outfits.
Each girl was given a limit to the number of items they could choose. There was really no science to it, I just counted every item and divided that by the number of girls we had there. I've also seen it done where you just give a bag and have the swappers fill up the bag. I think either way would have worked in our case.
We had a fun time of refreshments and fellowship, we gave out door prizes, swapped til we dropped and learned about modesty and what it means to adorn our hearts in God's love. Such a sweet time.
We have the best students ever.
It was so much fun us adults are talking about hosting one for all of the ladies of our church. So I'll be sharing more of the details like decorations, cost, break out sessions and such this week so check back with us later! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:3-4