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July 11, 2016

Awakening to Our First Love


This fourth installment of our Ministry Distinctives series is written by Class Director Bob Chambers. Bob and his wife Joy are the parents of eight children, many of whom have participated in TeenPact as students and volunteer staff. Mr. Chambers has more than 35 years of pastoral experience and holds a Masters in Theology from Southwestern Seminary. Based in Orlando, FL, […]

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June 13, 2016

The Need for Excellence


This third installment of our Ministry Distinctives series is written by Class Director August Huckabee. August is a former TeenPact intern who spends multiple weeks each spring working with staff teams around the country. When he isn’t class directing, August serves as the Resident and Administrative Director at Worldview at the Abbey – a bridge […]

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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 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 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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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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December 14, 2015

Why do we have homework?


It is safe to say that all TeenPact students have their own…shall we say, style?…when it comes to conquering the pre-class homework. Some download the packet with glee as soon as they are registered in September, others find themselves scrambling to wrap it up early in the morning…in the car..on the ride to the Capitol. […]

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September 21, 2015

What is Leadership? – Part I


“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing […]

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April 20, 2015

Why the Alumni Track?


A few weeks ago, we wrote about why Field Experiences are such an important part of our Four Day State Class program. However, Field Experiences are only half of what goes on during that time. While First Time students are learning the basics of their local government in a hands-on fashion, returning students have their own breakout session–the […]

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April 03, 2015

Why Field Experiences?


It isn’t difficult to teach a student about how their state and local government. Hundreds of books and classrooms have done that just fine. At TeenPact, we recognize that it only takes a trip to your local library to gain a basic understanding about the structure of the political process. However, what books and classrooms […]

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March 20, 2015

Why Elections?


Name recognition. Candy. Posters. Slogan. Party support.   Ask any student who has ever participated in TeenPact’s State Class Elections and they will tell you that these five things are some of the most important tools in running a successful TeenPact campaign. As a focal point of our curriculum and class experience, Elections during the Four Day […]

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March 02, 2015

Why TeenPact Legislature?


Ask any TeenPact student what the most memorable element of the Four Day Class is and they will likely point to one thing: TeenPact Legislature. A large portion of every class is devoted to learning how a bill becomes a law and, like all of the program’s facets, this learning ought to be as hands-on as […]

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February 16, 2015

Why Prayer Walks?


“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, […]

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