What is Polished?

A conference designed exclusively for young women grades 6-12 and their moms that examines self-worth, beauty, fashion, adversities, relationships, and purpose from a Biblical perspective.


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Hickory Christian Academy was honored to host the first Polished Conference at our school. The Christ centered focus and Biblical worldview of the conference was conducive to our overall gospel mission within our school, and also helped connect us to the community at large, as we desire to be conduits of the gospel to as many lives as possible in our area. Emma and her team do a great job of loving young ladies where they are, and addressing the cultural challenges that they face in their day to day lives. We are thrilled to be a small part of a big movement through the Polished Conference Ministries.
— Tracy Robinson | Headmaster | Hickory, NC
With the rise of social media, I believe it has become more and more difficult in recent years to be a young woman after God’s own heart.  For young women, there is no escape from the lies and pressures that are thrown at them through various forms of media.  As a student pastor, I want to see both young men and women become who God has designed them to be.  However, as a male, its harder to  teach specific truths to young women who know that I have never gone through what they are going through.  For this reason, I believe we as student pastors need to form partnerships and platforms for other voices, besides ours, to speak into the lives of our students.  This is why I am so grateful for Polished and their ministry to young women.  Polished addresses the real issues that teenage girls are facing with the truth of scripture and in a way that young women can relate to.  Every student ministry needs a partnership with a ministry like Polished!
— Stephen Snyder | Student Pastor | Summit Community Church | Morganton, NC
You know as a youth pastor that you have a broad audience to reach. Not only the ages that differ between middle and high school, but the vast differences between young men and women as well. Polished is that sweet connection to the feminine soul that often doesn’t get reached in the big mix of youth ministry. They zero in on the issues that teen girls deal with and speak the truth of the Gospel into these issues, touching right where teenage girls live. This ministry comes along side what your youth ministry is already doing and expands and accentuates it’s reach by connecting with girls for the Gospel. I’m so thankful for the Polished Conference ministry!
— Paul Cummings | Student Pastor | Hickory, NC
The Polished Conference is a wonderful partner in ministry. They resourced a Mother-Daughter Retreat for Camp Hebron. I deeply appreciated the way they worked with us to meet our retreat goals and their hearts were 100% to glorify the Lord, no matter how many or few were present. Here is some of the feedback they received from our guests. “Debbie was very helpful in that God’s love was apparent in her life. She encouraged me to hear God’s voice through His Word, prayer, and listening to the Holy Spirit.” And “Emma’s voice was absolutely gorgeous. I felt truly caught up in worshipping our awesome God.” “The presentations were relevant and effective, their manner was personable and engaging.
— Kendra Martin | Adult & Family Program Manager | Camp Hebron | Halifax, PA


What We do

Welcome to the Polished website. We are a Christian conference for teen girls and moms. Our heart is to help young women and their moms become refined by God. We accomplish this through conferences, events, blogs and the free online Refined Magazine. 


To equip young women with the tools necessary to live as refined women of God, polished after the similitude of the palace, and help them discover their purpose, worth, and ability to influence. 


For young women to grasp their value and worth through God's perspective, live according to Biblical principles, and then influence their communities, cities, regions, and Nation.