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June 07, 2023

Saying Goodbyes


Goodbyes are hard. Seasons change. Friendships come and go. In this episode, Isaac Richardson joins Quinton for a conversation about how to wrestle with the hardest parts of saying goodbyes and the greatest hope we have in change now and in the future. Isaac helps train and mentor teen and young adult leaders as a […]

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May 19, 2023

Pulling Back the Curtain on NatCon


Serena is the Director of Staff Development for TeenPact, training and mentoring the leaders who run the ministry’s 70+ events each year. Today she joins Quinton to discuss how we prepare for our largest event, National Convention. You already know and love NatCon; here’s the inside scoop!   Learn more about TeenPact Leadership Schools at our website. […]

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May 16, 2023

Encore – Jared Self


Encore The Impact Continues Jared Self, TeenPact Arkansas Alumnus   TeenPact alumnus Jared Self reflects on the profound impact TeenPact has had on his life.   After attending the Arkansas Four Day State Class for three years, Jared shares, “I was blessed with the opportunity to staff the Arkansas class in 2014. That was definitely […]

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May 05, 2023

TeenPact’s Next CEO


You know and love Peter Martin; he’s been the CEO of TeenPact for as long as you can remember, but in 2024, Mr. Martin retires. Who will be TeenPact’s next CEO? Join Quinton and Mr. Martin as they explore this exciting journey and what is ahead for TeenPact in the years to come. Thanks for […]

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May 02, 2023

The next President & CEO of TeenPact


Good afternoon TeenPact Nation! John Seldenrust here. The TeenPact Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Chris May, a TeenPact Dad and passionate follower of Christ, will be the next President & CEO of TeenPact! As an opening introduction: here are a few things to know about Chris and his wife, Danielle: They are […]

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May 02, 2023

EQUIP: Taking Next Steps With Strengths


We were all created with certain strengths and weaknesses; sometimes, our weaknesses can be turned into our greatest strengths! Join Karlyn Sullivan today as she talks to Joy Chambers about determining your strengths and utilizing the information to help you find work and a career that brings you joy!   Resources Donald Clifton – Clifton’s […]

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April 21, 2023

TeenPact’s Potential


TeenPact’s student events are uniquely inspiring. Why is that? In this episode, Quinton sits down with 2023 TeenPact Program Director Grant May to discuss why TeenPact exists. More than that, TeenPact has incredible potential in the future. Join Grant and Quinton as they explore the good work that TeenPact is doing in our country today. […]

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April 12, 2023

Inside the Mission – Kari Daws


A TeenPact Before and After Story   Kari Daws, an alumna from Texas, attended TeenPact’s Staff Training for the first time in January of this year. While attending this event where Staffers are trained and prepared to lead State Classes, Kari shared her TeenPact story.    Kari’s TeenPact experience begins like many other teens. She […]

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April 07, 2023

Lessons From a Traveling Intern


Join Quinton and Marisa Garcia (TX) for an inside look into the life of a Traveling Intern. What makes for a great intern? What experiences shape how you serve and lead? If you know Marisa, you love Marisa and will thoroughly enjoy this episode! She enjoys hiking, coffee, travel, sweet conversations with friends, and she has a joyful vision to […]

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April 04, 2023

EQUIP: Daily Disciplines


Finding time in our busy schedules for bible reading and prayer can be challenging in today’s culture. Although we can all agree on their importance for our spiritual growth, they are often the first things we push aside as daily demands sweep in. In today’s episode of Equip, Clara Sylvester will share some helpful tips […]

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March 24, 2023

The Call to Perseverance


We are not naturally perseverant; perseverance is a fruit of the Spirit.” In this episode, Quinton sits down with Kirsten Patterson to discover our motivation to grow in this difficult but necessary part of our faith in Jesus. Kirsten Patterson is a deep thinker and experienced classical educator who is passionate about young adults, the Bible, […]

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March 20, 2023

Encore – Amanda Hinkle


Amanda Hinkle was able to participate in a TeenPact State Class one time, attending TeenPact Arizona in 2019 as a high school senior. Amanda reports that this single TeenPact experience impacted her life greatly.   “TeenPact Arizona was a hallmark experience for me! What a blessing to be able to bring young Christians and future […]

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March 11, 2023

Relating to Work and Rest


Kylee Brandon (FL) loves work because it’s a gift from the Lord, but so is rest. In this episode, Kylee joins Quinton to talk about how they are learning to relate to work and rest. Things can get out of balance if you don’t see both as gifts from the Lord and respond accordingly, so […]

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March 07, 2023

EQUIP: Wisdom Before the Wedding


Are you currently married or in a relationship that may lead to marriage? In today’s episode of Equip, Peter Martin and Chris Randazzo of Family Life discuss how to improve your marriage and prepare well for one. Don’t miss this insightful conversation, along with valuable tips and resources they suggest.   Family Life Resources A […]

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February 24, 2023

Leading Without the Spotlight


Luke Willson (NC) is an outstanding leader, but he’s been on a journey about what it means to become the kind of leader God wants you to be. In this episode, Luke sits down with Quin to think through the nature of leadership and what it means for anyone and everyone who is called to lead. Here’s the headline: Luke went from […]

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February 13, 2023

Inside the Mission


A Before and After Story By Caroline Allen Currently, I am a senior in high school and will be staffing with TeenPact for a third season in 2023. TeenPact staffers lead by example–that’s what I immediately noticed on the first day of the 2019 Delaware Four Day State Class. I wanted to lead as they […]

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