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May 09, 2016

A True Leader is Humble


For the first time in fifteen weeks, we aren’t preparing for a week of state classes. Last Friday night marked the end of our 2016 season as the Alaska class officially adjourned Sine Die. The end of the class season brings a downhill run toward our biggest event of the year: National Convention. However, as […]

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May 02, 2016

Join Us at Judicial!


You have just recently finished your first or maybe second State Class. You’re now officially a TeenPact alumnus. Summer is near and you’re trying to decide how to spend your time, money, and resources. With so many options in front of you, it can be nearly impossible to make a decision! I approached one of […]

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April 25, 2016

Servant Leadership in Practice


TeenPact has multiple distinctives. These are things that are essential to the ministry. You could say they are in our DNA. Servant leadership is one of the key ingredients to TeenPact. But, what does this little catch phrase mean? It is really paradoxical. Is it about serving or about leading? Actually, it is both. Let’s explain […]

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April 18, 2016

For Such a Time as This . . .


“Do you feel like your life is a five thousand-piece puzzle that came without a picture on the box? Are you overwhelmed by having to fit together all of life’s big decisions? Have you been waiting for just the right moment for life to burst into color and perfection? If so, then believe me – […]

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April 11, 2016

Giving Him My Best


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 Jude Crandell, a student from Michigan who was elected as one of three class Senators. His story is an […]

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April 07, 2016

Thanks, Elise!


Eight years ago, the leadership at TeenPact saw an opportunity for immense growth in the ministry. State Classes and Alumni Events were all going well, but there was more that could be done to not only spur students on toward active statesmanship but also to turn their hearts to desire their Creator more. A vision […]

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April 04, 2016

The Capacity of Young People


James Farragut was born in Tennessee to George and Elizabeth in July, 1801. The family had a close friend named David Porter who was a naval officer. When James was 7 years old, Captain Porter offered to take him aboard his ship and train him to be a naval officer. This was a common practice […]

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March 28, 2016

Power in Weakness


Dear TeenPact Nation, You may have heard me talk about 2 Corinthians 12:9, which says, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, most gladly, I will rather boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  Just think about […]

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March 21, 2016

Looking Back…


Greetings from the TeenPact National Office,   Having just completed the first half of our season, we gathered with the 2016 Intern Team in Richmond to debrief with them regarding the 25 state classes that have occurred to date, and to have a time of refreshment as we prepare for the 30 remaining classes.  We […]

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March 14, 2016

Why should I come to National Convention?


Your friend is telling you that you should join them at National Convention this year. You’re weighing the pros and cons, and trying to figure out if it is worth your investment. Here are my top 10 reasons why I think you should join as at National Convention. You tell me if it’s worth the […]

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March 07, 2016

How to Earn Credit with TeenPact


If you are a regular reader of our blog, there is no doubt that you will have come to realize that students around the country love TeenPact because of the life change that they experience and watch happen at every event. The presence of God is felt in worship, sessions, time spent in the Capitol, […]

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March 06, 2016

Jesus is Sovereign


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 first installment comes from Luke Tribble, an Alumni student who attended the Arkansas State Class last week. Enjoy his testimony from the […]

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February 29, 2016

What Is Leadership? – Part II


TeenPact Founder Tim Echols wrote in his book, Real Citizenship, “We live in a culture that expects very little from young people. In fact, our culture presumes that teens will be disrespectful, disinterested, and irresponsible. Thus it follows that our culture generally ‘under-challenges’ youth.” TeenPact is counter-cultural in this way; we believe in the capacity of young […]

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February 15, 2016

Beyond My Comfort Zone


With a vision of “Changing Lives to Change the World”, here at TeenPact we would be remiss to not share stories of such life change. Below is the first of a series of student testimonies that will be posted throughout our entire year. This one comes from Tennessee student Hannah Freeland. We hope that her honest words […]

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February 08, 2016

Student Stories Needed!


his morning marks the official start of our third week of classes! Delaware, Tennessee, Indiana I, and Texas I have already hit annals of TeenPact history. This week, families are gathering at their state Capitols for Virginia I, Indiana II, Texas II, and South Dakota. We are so excited to hear stories of life change […]

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February 01, 2016

Our Core Values


Behind every ministry is a vision and mission. If you’ve been a TeenPacter for any length of time, you’re likely familiar with our vision statement, “Changing Lives to Change the World” as well as our mission to “Train youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith, and engage the culture at a time […]

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