The Blog

May 2017

May 28, 2017

Saturday – Celebration

Our week at National Convention ended just as it had begun, in full pursuit. Pursuit of the one we were created to know, the only one who can satisfy the longings of our hearts, Jesus Christ. During our time in bonjour, we received the reminder that we have been sent to proclaim that we have […]

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May 27, 2017

Friday – Returns

  Morning alarms were snoozed with disbelief all across campus, as the sun burst into our dorm rooms. The excitement for election results following the previous night’s voting hardly allowed time for deep sleep. In a heartbeat, everyone was up and at it, heading to the Conn Center to watch Mr. Burst and Ms. Kiss […]

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May 26, 2017

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 […]

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May 24, 2017

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 […]

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May 23, 2017

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 […]

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May 22, 2017

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 […]

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May 21, 2017

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.   Live […]

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May 15, 2017

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. […]

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May 12, 2017

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 […]

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