Becoming a Person of Character: an 8 week girls’ group study


Being a person of character is a challenge that each of us faces each day.  It’s hard, plain and simple.

To make all of our decisions based on integrity takes resolve, understanding, and, most of all, the power of God.  These very decisions that are right, though difficult to make,  create the whole of who we are and who we are becoming.

Successful living is directly related to how consistently we can exercise character.  It’s a journey, and one to where we most likely never fully “arrive,” but one that we should take nonetheless.

The decisions young teen girls make in these early years are critical.  They help determine whether or not they will become teen mothers, avoid alcoholism or drug addiction, have lasting friendships, develop a healthy body image, what their work ethic will be in a future occupation, and what kind of man they will choose to marry.

Because of this, I chose a theme for this year called “Becoming a Person of Character.”   The idea is to highlight a Godly virtue each week and then have them practice it in some way during the week to reinforce the exercise of that trait.

I hope that you take the challenge with us as we strive to become girls and women of deep character and conviction.  People who can stand in a crowd and make a good decision, no matter what everyone is doing around us.  Women who can recognize mistakes, and make them right.  People who are lights on a hill, shining like stars in the universe.

“Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.”  -Psalm 97:11

24 comments… add one
  • Kristen Cottingham November 26, 2012, 3:08 am

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! My 9 yr old daughter, Madi, and I want to do this too! My thoughts are exactly that- lesson, craft, snack. Do you have curriculum that is available? I would be so happy if I didn’t have to “reinvent the wheel”. Thank you for any help you can provide.

  • heidi mason May 27, 2013, 2:44 am

    Do you have the entire series available in lesson format? I am starting my own girls group at church and this is just the curriculum I am looking for.

    • Krista May 28, 2013, 6:10 am

      Hi Heidi!
      I’m working on an ebook that will have the curriculum. It should be done by July 10. How does that time frame work for you?

      • heidi mason May 28, 2013, 8:48 pm

        Thanks for your reply! We are actually starting our group in 2 weeks, so that may not work for this round, but if all goes well we will be continuing in the fall and could possibly use it then. Thanks!

  • Mary May 29, 2013, 6:01 pm

    This series sounds like what our group has been looking for. We start up again in September, so the timing would be perfect! Please let us know when it is available!

    • Krista June 12, 2013, 7:13 pm

      Great Mary! The best way to stay updated is to sign up for my email newsletter if you haven’t already! I’m excited for you to start this group!

  • Mary May 29, 2013, 6:03 pm

    Forgot to check the notifications! 🙂

  • Laura June 3, 2013, 2:53 am

    I can’t wait for you to have this whole series done! I’d love to do this with a new girl’s group we are just starting this summer 🙂

    • Krista June 12, 2013, 7:13 pm

      Great Laura! July it should be done. So excited for you to embark on this journey!

  • Kathy Watkins July 18, 2013, 2:10 am

    I am praying about starting a girls group this Fall. I would be very interested in your whole series. Is it available yet? If so how can I go about getting it? Thank you so much!

    • Krista July 19, 2013, 6:01 am

      Hi Kathy! I’m actually working on it now! It should be ready by the end of July!!! Check back in Ok? Blessings to you 😉

      • Brittany August 7, 2013, 5:59 pm

        Hi Krista! I just wanted to check on the status of the Ebook for the Becoming a Person of Character Series. I am very interested in getting it for my class!

        • Krista August 8, 2013, 7:00 am

          Hi Brittany! Yes, I’m madly working on it little by little every day. It’s taking longer than I thought, but it will be up in time for fall groups! I’m aiming for a revised finish date of next Tuesday!

  • Kathy Watkins July 18, 2013, 2:11 am

    I am praying about starting a girls group this fall. Is your series available yet? If so how can I go about getting it? Thank you so much!

  • Brooke August 19, 2013, 7:01 am

    After 2.5 years of living in Tokyo, I realize my girls (11 and 13) are in need of this study group. I have decided to start a girls group to help build my girls and the girls around them. This sounds perfect and was an answer to my prayers. I am not confident in my own abilities, but I think with God and your study this will be a success. I hope to hear from you soon as to when this study is completed.

    • Krista August 21, 2013, 6:20 am

      Hi Brooke!
      I’m almost done with this! It will be up very soon. So glad you are going to embark on this journey with your girls 😉 Blessings to you!

  • Tanya Alexander August 24, 2013, 3:23 pm

    I hope to use some of these ideas with my girls bible study group that meets before school. I’ve been looking for a curriculum for them, and I’m sure I can adapt this for our time together. Can you tell me where I can find the complete series? Thanks!

    • Krista August 31, 2013, 3:16 pm

      Hi there! Yes, I am almost done with it!!

  • Jerusha Knecht September 3, 2014, 6:32 am

    Thanks for your “how to run a girls group”!!! I have started “Grace girls” with my daughter and six friends thanks to your helpful ideas and God pushing me out of my comfort zone and into the lives of some very special girls. I would love to know how to access your becoming a person of character series…. Please keep me on your email list!
    blessings to you and yours!

    • Krista September 5, 2014, 7:20 pm

      Jerusha – That is so wonderful! Email me directly and I’ll get you in touch with the character series! Blessings!!!

  • Heather November 6, 2014, 7:33 pm

    I noticed you posted that your ebook would be available July 10th. I recently started leading a girls group of about 11, ages 6th-8th and this looks like it could meet the needs of the varous ages/stages of the girls. How can I get a copy of this study?

    • kristagilly April 21, 2015, 5:03 am

      Hi Heather – it is under ebooks on my website! Thanks!

  • Heather January 28, 2015, 3:07 am

    Hello Krista,
    What an amazing ministry you have started and the extra time that you have put into by doing this website is amazing!! I would LOVE to know how to take a look at the series that you created, could you let me know what the best way to see it would be? Thanks so much! You are a bless

    • kristagilly April 21, 2015, 5:02 am

      Hi Heather! Did you see it under ebooks? Let me know if you need more help. Blessings!

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