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Thursday – Digging In

Sunshine and cool temperatures brought students out of their dorms early this morning to grab donuts and enjoy deep conversation together. Lots of students now sit with friends during their time in God’s Word, and encourage one another by sharing stories of small groups and rendezvous from the day before. From the excitement of the week’s… Read more »

Wednesday – The Race

Competition certainly ramped up this Wednesday as frisbee teams returned from the fields with soiled shirts, leaving a muddy trail. Meanwhile, on the volleyball courts, the rain provided a momentary diversion from the competitive spirit, as students celebrated by doing handstands in several inches of water and teams splashed each other to prove their grit…. Read more »

Tuesday – Beginnings

Most students made it only a few steps outside of their dorms this morning before turning around and grabbing a rain jacket. For many, that moment may have been the last mundane moment the day had to offer. Opportunity, activity, and new beginnings abounded on this lively Tuesday. Students caught their first glimpse of the… Read more »

Monday – Arrival

Shouts of exuberance and a cascade of signs announced the entrance to the grandest TeenPact gathering of the year, greeting each van, buggy, semi, and campus police vehicle that drove past. Likely, the love of TeenPact could be heard throughout Cleveland Tennessee.  The joy of each reunion was eclipsed only by the joy of the… Read more »

How Everyone Can Enjoy National Convention

We all know the pain of being left out. As one big TeenPact family, however, we’re hoping no one feels left out of this year’s National Convention. Even if you’re not able to attend, we hope you’ll take advantage of at least one of these many ways to experience the joy of NatCon17.    … Read more »

Preparing your heart for National Convention 2017

Dear friends, You will find in these words no unsuspected revelations or magic courses of action. All I offer is a call to reawaken ourselves to the infinite God who has called us together for the week of National Convention, and I pray that we will do far far more than read these words. In… Read more »

The End of the Season

James 4:6 shares a familiar passage from Proverbs 3 – “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  Do you feel that God is teaching you a lesson every time you open your mouth? I have had that feeling often this past week. As you know, we have just completed a banner year… Read more »

A Vibrant Community

A TeenPact Judicial Student Story Last summer, I had the opportunity to attend Judicial, my first TeenPact Alumni Event. It was such a full week––spiritually, intellectually, and relationally. Throughout the program, we were all stretched in different ways, and it was incredible to see people excel as they stepped further and further out of their… Read more »

Undone in the Presence

I have never been able to say this truthfully until tonight. I am undone in the presence of Christ. The other two TeenPact classes I staffed left me changed because of things God did to me and in me. This class left me changed because of things I watched God do in others. I saw… Read more »

Living a Life Worthy of the Gospel

Jesus never said that living a life worthy of the Gospel was easy––rather, He reminds us again and again in scripture to consider the cost of such discipleship. He has promised though that it is worth it  and that He will be the one to do all the work in our lives––we simply need to be willing… Read more »