What Does It Mean?

Quinton Cools June 29, 2015
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TeenPact offers Alumni Events throughout the summer and fall. Some teach leadership through the lens of government, other events use survival skills, and still others take an entirely different approach.


We have an event for guys only called TeenPact Venture.


But it’s not about man-grunts and bacon. That’s not what it means to be a man.


It means so much more than that. To be a man means to be a character-driven leader defined by integrity. Someone who shoulders responsibility, responds courageously and with humility. Someone who serves those around you. To be a man, truly, is to be a follower of Jesus. To find your identity, passion, and purpose in the One who has changed you.


Venture will challenge you in ways you may not expect. It will require you to develop your leadership skills and your ability to communicate. It will test you physically through obstacle courses and a football tournament. It will cause you to rethink how you spend your time at home, where you invest your skills, and ultimately the purpose for why you do what you do.


“What does it mean to be a man, and not a boy?”


“What does it mean to be a man, and not a woman?”


“What does it mean to be a Christian man?”


These are the types of healthy questions we want you to ask at Venture. You’ll be led by Aaron Watson and our 2016 Intern Guy team. They’re great, and they’ll be there to mentor you. You’ll have great teaching from men who love the Lord and daily choose to follow Him. You’ll be at Fort Bluff, with a beautiful lodge and full-length football fields. It’s going to be a life-defining week for you.


Join us at Venture to explore what it means for you to be a man who follows Jesus with all your heart, mind, soul, and STRENGTH. (Emphasis added.)







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Quinton Cools

Quinton Cools grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and like any true Oregonian, he can identify the perfect cup of coffee. He is the fifth of nine… Read More

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