National Convention

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss #NatCon17

Quinton Cools March 15, 2017
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National Convention is the climax of the TeenPact year, drawing hundreds of TeenPacters from across the country. Every one of our students is different than the next, but in our diversity we find unity in Christ.


When you attend National Convention, you’re joining a common pursuit, a common aim. This year, join us as we explore what it means to seek.


At National Convention, you’ll experience engaging speakers, passionate worship, dynamic small groups, hands-on activities, leadership opportunities, like-minded friends and life-changing memories.


Here are our top 10 reasons why you should join us at National Convention, held at Lee University May 22-28, 2017.




Fear keeps you in darkness. Christ brings you out of the darkness and into his marvelous light. Fear keeps you bound to your weaknesses, struggles, and sins. Christ sets you free. He wants to turn your fear into faith — into courage — into love — into joy.


This week is one of the most inspirational gatherings you will ever be a part of. We join together to worship Jesus, learn how to follow Jesus, and help our friends do the same.




Join together with hundreds of like-minded youth who are actively seek God by singing songs, reflecting on His Word, and praying for one another. Every morning and every evening, worship sessions at the event are considered the most significant highlight for students and parents alike.




In the morning we set aside time for personal devotions to individually pursue God by reading His Word, praying for growth, and processing all that we are learning.




In the evening we set aside time with your hall group for what we call “rendezvous.” This time allows you to think and process the day with the guys or girls in your dorm through conversation, prayer, and usually a lot of laughter.




Each year we invite a variety of men and women who are eager to inspire young people to leave apathy behind and rise above the expectation of mediocrity. Our speakers challenge students to live the life that they have been called to live– with excellence, courage, and passion.

















While sessions focus on motivation, small groups are intensely practical. This peer-led portion of each day is set aside in order to talk through what it means to actually live out the learning from the sessions.




Scheduled activities are nice, but friendships are often formed through the other parts of the day. It’s the in-between moments over a meal or at Coffeehouse or in a session or while playing an Ultimate game. We have countless stories of deep friendships that were started at National Convention. Life-long friendships are hard to come by, but this event allows you to cultivate that very thing!




There is a place on campus at Lee University called Alumni Park. It’s the perfect name for what we use it for. Teenpact Alumni join together in the afternoon for fun and games and in the evening for coffee and conversation. It’s a special place to establish quality time with people and reflect on the week.




Possibly the most dynamic elements of the week are found in the 2017 National Elections. Brought to you by TPN News, the stage is set for the most epic political process you have ever experienced. From pre-event campaigning to Party Primaries to the Presidential Debates to Open Forums to the TeenPact commercials to the announcement of your Elected Officials, the National Elections never disappoint.




It’s okay to put this last on our list of top 10, because we know that you’re already crazy about Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. These full-length tournaments are offered starting on the very first afternoon of free time. Bright your team. Bring your A-game. You’re gonna need it to win the championship under the lights!


Attention Soccer Players: Bring your cleats! We will start a soccer tournament mid-week!



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Quinton Cools

Quinton Cools grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and like any true Oregonian, he can identify the perfect cup of coffee. Quinton’s love for… Read More