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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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December 19, 2016

All Glory Be To Christ


Over the past several months I have experienced a growing conviction which I believe to be from the Lord. Perhaps you can relate to what I’ve been going through. Paul writes about this very thing in Galatians 1.   “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of […]

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December 12, 2016

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.


    Have you watched A Charlie Brown Christmas? It’s a personal favorite to watch every holiday season. I thought I might use this 1965 classic to remind us of what Christmas is really all about.   All throughout the episode, Charlie Brown and his friends consistently misunderstand Christmas. At one point, Charlie Brown looks over at […]

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December 05, 2016

Hearing God’s Voice Over the Noise


There’s something beautiful and insightful about spending time in the wilderness, surrounded by God’s beautiful creation; I can’t think of a better way to appreciate God’s majesty. That’s exactly what ASAP is about, spending the week completely shut off from the rest of the world and surrounded on all sides by beautiful mountains, by trees […]

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November 30, 2016

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone


This week’s installment of the TeenPact Blog is written by Brent Buterbaugh (OH). Brent participated as a student at TeenPact’s Advanced Survival Adventure Program (“ASAP”), held October 24-29 in Del Rio, Tennessee.     One of the central tenants of a TeenPact program is the dreaded phrase: “Get out of your comfort zone”.   In a State […]

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November 15, 2016

The Foundation of My Faith


This week’s installment of the TeenPact Blog comes from Danny Pearson (FL). Danny attended TeenPact Venture 2016, held October 16-21 in Dayton, Tennessee.     I came into the week with big expectations, and still they were exceeded.  I had never attended Venture before this year, but I had heard from several friends that it was great.  […]

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