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January 14, 2018

Apart from Christ, We are Nothing

Suitcases in hand, dog-eared staff manuals stuffed into bags, and hearts full, staffers headed home today with the theme of Staff Training 2018 fresh in their minds –– apart from Christ, we are nothing.     As the week opened, Serena Walker and Johnny Leifheit, Directors of Staff Development, inviting staff to “ask questions, think […]

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October 06, 2017

Bloom Where You Are Planted

A lot has happened since I last talked to you all at National Convention! Summer has come and gone, and school has well begun. Many of us have experienced life changing weeks at alumni events across the nation! And just think, we are right around the corner from the start of State Class season, eeek! […]

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June 26, 2016

Teamwork + Leadership + Spiritual Growth

I remember it like it was yesterday.   I was fifteen years old. I had been to one State Class, no other Alumni Events. We made the decision to go to TeenPact Survival only hours before the start of the event.   From Portland we drove three hours north. From Seattle, another 9 hours east to […]

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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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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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