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February 14, 2020

It Was Very Good: Mental Health in a Broken World


Everyone faces challenges that affect our mental health.   Six years ago, I thought serving as the TeenPact State Coordinator would be a break from my day job where I work with at-risk youth. In a way, that was true. In another way, it wasn’t. I quickly realized we all have personal and family challenges […]

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February 07, 2020

Community: It’s Not About Your Preferences


Choosing to be in a community with the people around us will, inevitably, mean that we experience moments of joy and moments of hardship. The actions of those closest to us may hurt us, long-distance may cause some friendships to end, or you might be tired of trying to get past small talk and become […]

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January 31, 2020

Remarkable Purpose


Body positivity, health, paleo, keto, training, bodybuilding, athleticism… the list of buzz words in our modern-day fitness culture goes on and on. Everywhere you turn, there is a constant message impressed upon us. I mean, who even are you if you do not CrossFit nineteen times a week and drink a post-workout shake filled with […]

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January 24, 2020

How God Equips Us For Life After High School


“What are your plans after High School?” While asked with kind intentions, this question causes anxiety and reminds us of all of the uncertainty of the future.    I struggled for several years to discover my “passions,” but I really had no clue what that even meant. I became frustrated when people asked me what […]

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January 20, 2020

Work in a TGIF Culture


Did you know that the average American spends 90,000 hours of their life at work? Additionally, 80% say they are dissatisfied with their jobs and that work is the number one cause of stress in their life.   The idea of work is often misunderstood in our culture. Young people find two primary schools of […]

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January 11, 2020

Your Tech is Changing You


At TeenPact, we’re changing lives to change the world. It is no less true that technology is changing lives and changing the world. Think about it with me. Communication – We spend a lot of our time on FaceTime, texting, social media. Entertainment – We subscribe to Disney+, watch YouTube videos, and again, check social […]

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January 03, 2020

A Decade in Review


Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? I remember where I was, and my life was about to change…   A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE I was living in Connecticut, working for an insurance company and anticipating serving as a TeenPact Class Director that spring. Mrs. Martin had been asked to serve alongside […]

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December 20, 2019

Mourning Into Morning


This post was written by TeenPact Student Vice President Madelyn McDonald The life of Jesus is a beautiful thing. Throughout His life, one of the greatest things Jesus demonstrated to us is how to glorify God through our lament.   In John 11, Jesus learned Lazarus had died and He went to Judea to meet […]

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December 13, 2019

Living In Wonder


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative Josiah Wolfe from North Carolina Recently, a friend showed me a song he found, and a specific part has continued to ring in my ears. It says,   “I remember when a photograph was worth a thousand words. Now a thousand pictures come my way, every […]

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December 11, 2019

2020 Alumni Events


Change the World.   You want to change the world? Join TeenPacters from around the nation at one of our 2020 Alumni Events. Leadership development, godly community, discipling, and challenging, new experiences will inspire and equip your leadership development.   While all of our events have your favorite aspects of TeenPact – passionate worship, friendships […]

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December 06, 2019

The Reward of Seeking Christ


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative Caleb Shirk from Connecticut. At National Convention this year, God showed me countless reasons of why we should be so excited to praise His name. Whether it was through rendezvous, small groups, conversations with friends, or the verses I read throughout the week, God was continually […]

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December 06, 2019

A Bold Opportunity


As we look forward to the 2020 Alumni Events, we are excited to announce that the Survival programs will transition from TeenPact to the Bold ministry under the leadership of Curtis and Jenna Whatley. TeenPact Leadership Schools began in 1994 and has had an ongoing impact for 25 years. Shortly after launching the State Classes, […]

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November 22, 2019

Is Trust Even Possible?


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Senator Anna Claire Williams from Mississippi Honestly, I have no idea what it means, and I don’t think that any of us will until we reach Heaven. I have found the concept of being completely trusting in someone or something completely to be very hard.. There is […]

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November 15, 2019

Stacking Stones


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative Tessa Lynn from Oklahoma As human beings, we are prone to quickly forget the Lord’s goodness and the ways he has provided for us. To guard against this, the Israelites participated in a custom of stacking stones and assigning a specific meaning to each stone. The […]

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November 08, 2019

God’s Gift of Being Unique


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Representative David Gosz from Oklahoma “Leadership” is a word we hear frequently in TeenPact. My eyes used to glaze over at the mention of leadership because it seemed repetitive and unnecessary for people to talk about it so much. But the truth is, TeenPact, our parents, and […]

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November 01, 2019

Faith Over Feelings


This post was written by TeenPact Student Body Senator Patrick Sullivan of Florida I’ve sat in a lot of chairs, but none like the one at NatCon 2018. It was Friday night and you could feel the Holy Spirit Moving in the Conn Center. It was a profound moment for the people in the room and […]

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