Quest is a ministry of Southern Wesleyan University designed to help high school students engage the Bible, interact with culture, and discover their life calling.

Quest is a ministry of Southern Wesleyan University designed to help high school students engage the Bible, interact with culture, and discover their life calling.


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Student Leader Weekly (Episode 7)

Teen Trends School has ended for some people, and others only have a couple of weeks left. Whenever schools in your area get out, get ready because it'll be here soon. Here...

Brent Dongell and Christian Boulton | Nov 20, 2020

Student Leader Weekly (Episode 6)

Teen Trends The second season of Star Wars' Mandalorian has been releasing a new episode on Disney+ every Thursday night. Chapter 11 (The third episode of season 2) was the...

Brent Dongell and Christian Boulton | Nov 13, 2020

The Student Leader Weekly (Episode 5)

Teen Trends Where did you get your news coverage during the election? You may have been one of the many teens tuning into TikTok, where content creators were banding together...

Brent Dongell and Christian Boulton | Nov 06, 2020

The Student Leader Weekly (Episode 4)

Teen Trends The Pew Research Center has done some research on the effects that the pandemic has had on people. One of their findings was that 86% of people believe that there...

Brent Dongell and Christian Boulton | Oct 30, 2020

The Student Leader Weekly (Episode 3)

Teen Trends One game that middle school, college students (and adults) alike are playing is Among Us. It's a game in which ten players try to identify the two "imposters...

Brent Dongell and Christian Boulton | Oct 23, 2020

New Quest Podcast!

We're excited to announce the beginning of the QUEST PODCAST! Join us as we talk through topics on the Bible, Culture, Calling, and Ministry. With special topics and special...

| Oct 19, 2020

The Student Leader Weekly (Episode 2)

Teen Trends Christianity often requires us to be genuinely honest about life's reality as we apply and revise that reality with God's truth.  This week's trend could be a...

Brent Dongell, Paige Rouse, and Christian Boulton | Oct 16, 2020

The Student Leader Weekly (Episode 1)

Teen Trends All over Tik Tok and Instagram are personalized and styled home screens. With the new iPhone update, teens and young adults are decking out their home screen...

Brent Dongell, Paige Rouse, and Christian Boulton | Oct 14, 2020

Your Dreams Are Bigger Than You (Week 6 of Listening to God Series)

"Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the portico of the temple, its buildings, its storerooms, its upper parts, its inner rooms and the place of atonement." 1 Chronicles...

Professor Brent Dongell (& Paige Rouse) | Oct 12, 2020

Unfinished Goodbyes Can Be Healthy (Week 5 Listening to God Series)

"37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” 38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That...

Professor Brent Dongell (& Paige Rouse) | Oct 05, 2020

Listening To God Comes To Life Through God's Word (Week 4 of Listening to God Series)

"But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season...

Professor Brent Dongell (& Paige Rouse) | Sep 28, 2020

God Doesn't Always Guarantee 100% Certainty On Specifics (Week 3 of Listening to God Series)

Maybe that 5-40% lack of clarity in outcome is the faith step God is asking you to take?  "Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not...

Professor Brent Dongell (& Paige Rouse) | Sep 21, 2020

Where's God At Work? (Week 2 of Listening to God Series)

In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was...

Professor Brent Dongell (& Paige Rouse) | Sep 14, 2020

What If You're Unknown Calling Is More Clear Than You Think? (Week 1 of Listening to God Series)

"God's goal is faithfulness over popularity and success."  The Bible says, He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his...

Professor Brent Dongell (& Paige Rouse) | Sep 07, 2020

James 1:12

Michaela Wickham | Jun 02, 2020

Jeff Eckart on Student Bible Engagement

“For your typical youth group, half of them are never reading the Bible,” says Jeff Eckart, Never the Same (NTS) and Claim Your Campus (CYC2020) founder. These are jarring words...

Quest Director | Aug 28, 2019

Luke from North Carolina

Luke is 15 years old. He's honest. Luke says, "When I think about the big decisions in life, they can be stressful." But, he also has some good advice. "Stay true to who God...

Quest Director | Aug 13, 2019

Ashley from South Carolina

Ashley was a skeptic. She had strong doubts about the Bible. Then the Bible came alive to her. Check out her story.  “When you’re a non-believer, it’s so easy to pull things...

Quest Director | Aug 13, 2019

3 Ways to get Unstuck through Disappointment

Another summer came and went with the ministry opportunity I wanted being given to someone else. It felt awful to be passed over. It made me worry that maybe I wasn’t called...

Leanne Ketcham | Jul 14, 2019

Understanding God’s Call

It's hard to understand God's call on your life. Check out what Zach Coffin, Director of Next Generation Ministries in The Wesleyan Church has to say. 

Zach Coffin | Jul 11, 2019

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