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May 20, 2015

National Convention – Coffeehouse Recap


National Convention is beautiful. We wish you were here to join us.   Each afternoon and evening we enjoy a time of fellowship under the trees at Lee University. We call this time Coffeehouse. It’s a unique opportunity to build friendships with other students over a game of corn hole, cup of coffee, or other organized […]

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May 19, 2015

National Convention – Registration Recap


Greetings from Lee University in Cleveland, TN!   We are joined by 500 students, 60 parents, and more than 50 volunteer staff! We enjoyed some of God’s rain during the registration hours yesterday, but smiles prevailed with the anticipation of the first evening session, which was live-streamed starting at 7pm.   Please join us live online, […]

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May 15, 2015

Season Update


Greetings from Richmond, Virginia!   I am sure that you all will agree with me that this 2015 TeenPact Season has flown by quickly! Four months ago Aaron Watson, Serena Walker, and I were gathered with the Program Directors and Interns in Oklahoma for a week of training, followed by a week of staff training. […]

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May 08, 2015

Looking Ahead


This message marks our 26th post on the blog! It is difficult to believe how quickly this season has flown by. We have used this platform to share testimonies, look ahead to summer events, and delve deeper into the heart of why we do what we do.   Thank you for following us! Over the next two […]

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May 01, 2015

Capturing Our Vision


The vision of TeenPact is one worth sharing. We are seeking new ways to express the heart of this ministry and promote the work that we do. (To read about some of our other communications work, check out this post by Quinton Cools from a few weeks back.) One of the most exciting projects that we have been […]

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April 24, 2015

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them!


Many behind-the-scenes logistics contribute to the success of a TeenPact class. In addition to the countless volunteers we have working in states across the nation, volunteers here at the TeenPact National Office make those important logistics happen. We have been blessed by several office volunteers who have given their time to assist packing boxes containing the […]

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April 20, 2015

Why the Alumni Track?


A few weeks ago, we wrote about why Field Experiences are such an important part of our Four Day State Class program. However, Field Experiences are only half of what goes on during that time. While First Time students are learning the basics of their local government in a hands-on fashion, returning students have their own breakout session–the […]

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April 17, 2015

National Convention Coffeehouse


In just 31 days students from all around the country will rendezvous at Lee University for National Convention 2015. The opportunity for leadership development is something our students take seriously, because this event offers preparation for life.   The week is packed full of thought-provoking sessions, powerful worship, engaging small groups, competitive sports, national elections and so much more. […]

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April 13, 2015

We are Called to Make an Impact


This June 21-27 our students will return to Liberty University School of Law for a one-of-a-kind experience called TeenPact Judicial. Led by Christian Edmonds, John Legg (TeenPact Hall of Fame), and an all-star staff team, this law-oriented academic event draws students from all over the country and inspires and equips them in leadership.   At […]

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April 10, 2015

Behind the Scenes with Communications


“Give people a backstage pass and show them how your business works. Imagine that someone wanted to make a reality show about your business. What would they share? Now stop waiting for someone else and do it yourself.”– Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemier Hansson   At National Convention last year, I sat across from Mrs. […]

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April 06, 2015

He Will Do Far More Than I Will Ever Expect


TeenPact’s vision is “Changing Lives to Change the World.” We want to take the opportunity to share some of the stories of those changed lives with you in a series of Student Testimonies.   This post comes from Mackenzie Matthews, a student from Missouri who was elected as the class Governor. Her story is an example of […]

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April 03, 2015

Why Field Experiences?


It isn’t difficult to teach a student about how their state and local government. Hundreds of books and classrooms have done that just fine. At TeenPact, we recognize that it only takes a trip to your local library to gain a basic understanding about the structure of the political process. However, what books and classrooms […]

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March 27, 2015

God is Always Preparing Me for Greater Things


TeenPact’s vision is “Changing Lives to Change the World.” We want to take the opportunity to share some of the stories of changed lives with you in a series of Student Testimonies.   This story comes from Blake Miller, a 14-year-old student from Fairview who attended the Missouri State Class. Be blessed by his story!   […]

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March 27, 2015

What Do Medical School & TeenPact Have in Common?


What do medical training and interning with TeenPact have in common? “Short nights, long days working for a cause you believe in, and always lots of coffee,” according to Jason Bowman, a third year medical student at Brown University and a former member of the 2008 Traveling Intern Team. Jason’s story is one that shows […]

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March 23, 2015

National Convention Worship


God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. – JOHN PIPER, DESIRING GOD    Standing in the middle of a sea of faces, I looked up at the words on the screen once again. This time I read them more closely. I stopped singing for a moment and listened. But those around […]

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March 20, 2015

Why Elections?


Name recognition. Candy. Posters. Slogan. Party support.   Ask any student who has ever participated in TeenPact’s State Class Elections and they will tell you that these five things are some of the most important tools in running a successful TeenPact campaign. As a focal point of our curriculum and class experience, Elections during the Four Day […]

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