The Blog

April 19, 2017

A Vibrant Community

Last summer, I had the opportunity to attend Judicial, my first TeenPact Alumni Event. It was such a full week––spiritually, intellectually, and relationally. Throughout the program, we were all stretched in different ways, and it was incredible to see people excel as they stepped further and further out of their comfort zones.   I have […]

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April 10, 2017

Undone in the Presence

I have never been able to say this truthfully until tonight. I am undone in the presence of Christ. The other two TeenPact classes I staffed left me changed because of things God did to me and in me. This class left me changed because of things I watched God do in others. I saw […]

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April 06, 2017

Living a Life Worthy of the Gospel

Jesus never said that living a life worthy of the Gospel was easy––rather, He reminds us again and again in scripture to consider the cost of such discipleship. He has promised though that it is worth it  and that He will be the one to do all the work in our lives––we simply need to be willing […]

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April 03, 2017

What’s Your TeenPact Story?

All of us have TeenPact stories. From the silly memories with new & old friends to the deep moments of realization & growth, we’ve seen God use TeenPact to change our lives in little ways and big ways.         So whether you just found TeenPact or can’t remember life before it, we know you have a TeenPact story to tell. […]

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March 20, 2017

Changing Families to Change the World

Many of you know that being the CEO of TeenPact is my second career and you also know that I spent over 28 years working for group health insurance companies over that time – in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Hartford, Connecticut. You may not know that I was a Group Insurance Underwriter, or even know […]

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March 15, 2017

10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss #NatCon17

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 […]

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March 08, 2017

What Difference Does It Make?

Hello friends. Let’s talk!   I want to talk about something fairly deep, so keep that in mind. This is a topic that matters a lot to me. I hope it matters to you.   I was recently in the beautiful state of New Mexico serving on the staff team there. It was the first […]

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March 01, 2017

Share the TeenPact Love

Why do we “love” TeenPact? What is it about TeenPact that fills our faces with smiles?   Over the last few weeks, we’ve been asking the people who love TeenPact most – our students – to share why they love TeenPact at #sharetheteenpactlove.   Here are some of the reasons TeenPacters shared:            

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February 23, 2017

Hey there! My name is Noah.

Hello. My name is Noah, and TeenPact is my life. You think I speak in jest, or maybe that I just really love this ministry? No. TeenPact is my life. I want to talk about what I’ve learned from this ministry over the last decade or so.   I first met a TeenPact staffer when I was […]

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February 20, 2017

Showing Honor Where Honor is Due

Some thirty-eight years after declaring independence from King George’s reign, a thirty-five year old lawyer observed the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor by the British Navy. It was the height of the War of 1812.   From miles away, the sights and sounds of destruction were felt by many. And as the “dawn’s […]

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February 07, 2017

TeenPact Alumni Events are here!

Drumroll, please . . . . Registration for our 2017 TeenPact Alumni Events is now OPEN!       You won’t want to miss National Convention this May 22-28, 2017 at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. The culmination of the TeenPact year, Nation Convention brings hundreds of your favorite TeenPact friends together from around the TeenPact Nation […]

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January 30, 2017

First Day of the Season

Can you believe that the 2017 Season begins today?   At last year’s National Convention we began interviewing hundreds of students who applied to staff our 2017 State Classes. A number of last year’s staffers were accepted to serve as Traveling Interns. Four of last year’s Intern Guys have stepped up to be Program Directors.   Ever since […]

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January 26, 2017

Staff Training Recap

The first TeenPact class in 1994 had eighteen students in total. This past week at our annual TeenPact Staff Training event, we welcomed more than 200 participants, over 170 of which were State Class staffers. Over a six day period, they diligently prepared to serve 2800+ students at more than 50 State Classes this year. […]

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January 09, 2017

Changing Lives to Change the World

“Why not? Why not believe that one day the most critically acclaimed director in Hollywood could be an active Christian layman in his church? Why not hope that the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting could go to a Christian journalist? Is it really too much of a stretch to think that a major exhibit at the Museum […]

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January 02, 2017

TeenPact in 2017

Greetings from Richmond, Virginia!   One year has just drawn to a close and we are now embarking on the new year, and a new season for TeenPact Leadership Schools.  Every year we spend a lot of time preparing for the upcoming year and transitioning from one year to the next.  Documents need to be […]

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December 26, 2016

Amazed and Humbled

Alumni Stories – Bryce Melvin Over 17 years ago, I attended my first TeenPact State Class at the Florida Capitol. As a 12-year-old student, I was not of age for the Four Day Class so, with the help of my mom, I wrote a letter requesting a waiver to attend the class. A few weeks […]

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