LISTEN: James Muffett on WLJN 89.9FM with Pete Lathrop

This morning, SSI President James Muffett joined Pete Lathrop on Traverse City's WLJN 89.9FM to talk about our LEAD summer camp and how this experience helps teens to discover their true leadership potential! Listen below, and share with students you know! EARLY...

20 Years and Counting…

The year was 1998. It was a good year. It was full of changes for me. I had only been married for 3 years. We moved from my hometown of Antioch, IL to the great Lansing, MI. It was exciting, but also stressful for me. I missed my family dearly, and I needed to find a...

A Word From Iowa: “Excellence”

    By Nathan Oppman, Chief of Staff for The FAMiLY LEADER in Iowa As I am in the middle of preparing for LEAD, one word comes to mind that communicates my experience so far: excellence. When I attended my first LEAD summer camp, I saw a well-executed camp...

Staff changes and God’s provision

    After three and a half years as a highly valued member of our leadership team, Tim Van Loh will be leaving to take a pastoral position at South Church in Lansing. Tim has not only provided dynamic leadership but has also been a great advocate and friend....

Merry Christmas from SSI!

Merry Christmas! For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 In the midst of the confusion, turmoil, and...

Fulfilling Our Destiny

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, I want to offer some reflections on the past year, and then ask you to consider a generous Year-End gift to support the incredible mission of SSI. First, let me say that it has been an amazing year of accomplishment and growth! I...

A Thanksgiving Challenge!

I love the story of the first Thanksgiving. In December of 1620, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts after a harrowing journey across the Atlantic that left them far north of Virginia—their original destination. In his book, Of Plymouth Plantation, Governor...

LEAD: A Parent’s Perspective

I can’t say enough about LEAD, the summer program for Student Statesmanship Institute.  If I gain the ear of a parent with a child in high school, they will walk away knowing about this unique opportunity for their kids.  I’m a person who tends not to talk that much,...

Behind the Scenes: The Interview with Dr. Dobson

As many of you may know, I was recently honored to be interviewed by Dr. James Dobson on his national “Family Talk” radio program that has seven million listeners. People keep asking me how the interview came about, so here’s the rest of the story. Dr. Dobson’s books...

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