A Letter from the Director of Alumni Events
If you’ve been to a TeenPact State Class, you think you know TeenPact.
You’ve still only tasted a small portion of what TeenPact is and what we offer. Have you been to a TeenPact Alumni Event? If you have, you know what I’m talking about. There’s something about TeenPact that cannot be explained; it has to be experienced. Students come from different backgrounds from all across the country with the purpose of deepening their relationship with God through a week of hands-on leadership training and personal growth.
When you look back on your experiences in TeenPact, you will distinctly see where God met you, grew you, and gave you a vision for your life, where you were challenged to fight apathy and complacency and to step up and be a leader among your peers.
As 2015 is coming to a close, we are looking back on our Alumni Events with thanksgiving. We are incredibly grateful that God allowed us to equip over 1,000 students this summer and fall in Christian leadership through a variety of different vehicles. Some of our Alumni Events require students to step into professional fields such as a courtroom or a House or Senate floor. Other events allow you to trade in your professional attire for something casual in order to compete in obstacle courses and build teamwork in outdoor settings.
From National Convention in May to Venture in October and every event in between, students and parents alike have provided us feedback saying that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been the foundation of our teaching, that hands-on leadership training has been effectively communicated, and that lives have been changed through the people that God has brought to these events.
Some students have told us they dedicated their life to God for the first time. Others rededicated their lives. Many students have shared that they met new friends who have inspired them to live their faith at home and not just at TeenPact events. If you were impacted at one of our Alumni Events this year, would you like to send us a short paragraph or two with your testimony? Tell us about your TeenPact experience by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
As we look back on this past year, we are incredibly grateful. God is using TeenPact as a means to accomplish His mission. We are working to fight apathy and step up as leaders. Take to heart all that you have learned. Reflect. Commit. Take action. Now is the time to live the faith God has given you.
“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12
ATTENTION: 2016 TeenPact National Convention dates have been announced. We will return to Lee University May 23-29, 2016. All other 2016 Alumni Event dates and locations will be announced in January. Registration opens for all 2016 Alumni Events on February 1st.