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May 23, 2017

Tuesday – Beginnings


Most students made it only a few steps outside of their dorms this morning before turning around and grabbing a rain jacket. For many, that moment may have been the last mundane moment the day had to offer. Opportunity, activity, and new beginnings abounded on this lively Tuesday. Students caught their first glimpse of the […]

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May 22, 2017

Monday – Arrival


Shouts of exuberance and a cascade of signs announced the entrance to the grandest TeenPact gathering of the year, greeting each van, buggy, semi, and campus police vehicle that drove past. Likely, the love of TeenPact could be heard throughout Cleveland, Tennessee.  The joy of each reunion was eclipsed only by the joy of the […]

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May 21, 2017

How Everyone Can Enjoy National Convention


We all know the pain of being left out. As one big TeenPact family, however, we’re hoping no one feels left out of this year’s National Convention. Even if you’re not able to attend, we hope you’ll take advantage of at least one of these many ways to experience the joy of NatCon17.   Live […]

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May 15, 2017

Preparing Your Heart for National Convention 2017


Dear friends,   You will find in these words no unsuspected revelations or magic courses of action. All I offer is a call to reawaken ourselves to the infinite God who has called us together for the week of National Convention, and I pray that we will do far far more than read these words. […]

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May 12, 2017

The End of the Season


James 4:6 shares a familiar passage from Proverbs 3 – “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”    Do you feel that God is teaching you a lesson every time you open your mouth? I have had that feeling often this past week.   As you know, we have just completed a […]

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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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