a service of Teen Challenge International, USA

New Faces in the War on Drugs

Written by Snow Peabody on Dec 17, 2014

Oklahoma’s Senator-elect, James Lankford I recently had the privilege of meeting with Oklahoma’s Senator-elect, James Lankford in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill while he was serving in the House of Representatives. Congressman Lankford, a former Baptist director of the nation’s largest youth camp, won his … [ read more ]

Matthew West Offers All Teen Challenge Centers A Great Opportunity!

Written by Lynette Scherber on Dec 17, 2014

Many of you already know that Matthew West often takes inspiration for his songs from true stories that people send him, and on his most recent album, one song, ‘Hello, My Name Is’, sprang up from a seed planted by the testimony of a Teen … [ read more ]

Do You Need Staff?

Written by Guest Author on Dec 16, 2014

by Darren Reynolds, Executive Director in Morrow, Arkansas Every Teen Challenge director knows how difficult it can be to find quality staff members. We also know the frustration of not being able to hire additional staff because of budget constraints. The Missionary Associate program with … [ read more ]

When Will the Barking Dog be Silenced?

Written by Patty Baker on Dec 15, 2014

Barking dogs! This year I have been inundated with them! A dog is one of man’s best friends and can give comfort, love, companionship and protection just to name a few of their attributes. However, if the dog perceives a person as a threat, it … [ read more ]

Are You Ready for the New Year?

Written by Patty Baker on Dec 12, 2014

Have you put together your fundraising plan for next year? Are you taking this year’s plan and just giving it a few new themes and running with it? If you raised as much money as you projected, then it may be fine to do the … [ read more ]

Successful Evangelism Outreach In Teen Challenge With My Hope

Written by Guest Author on Dec 03, 2014

Recently, Inland Empire Teen Challenge along with eight other Teen Challenge centers in Southern California, partnered with My Hope and held a My Hope Family Picnic Day. Students invited family members and friends out to have a meal and watch a special presentation at the … [ read more ]

Took: Ending Your Class With A Call To Action!

Written by Allen Turley on Dec 01, 2014

Hook, Book, Look and Took are the four elements of a great lesson as shared in the book, Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards.  Let’s take a look at the final component – Took. The “Took” is the last part of a classroom lesson. … [ read more ]

Are You Walking With God?

Written by Guest Author on Nov 17, 2014

In April 2014, Pastor Francis Chan addressed Christian leaders assembled for the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) national conference in Dallas (CLA Dallas 2014). Prior to going on stage to address attendees, Francis Chan sat down with CLA President and CEO Tami Heim for a backstage interview. Here is an excerpt from … [ read more ]

Teen Challenge Students Are Successful In Expressing Anger

Written by Guest Author on Nov 17, 2014

Since 1993, I have worked with the students at Syracuse Teen Challenge to express their anger in an effective biblical manner. Most of us know from working with Teen Challenge students that anger is often a major issue in their lives. I, together with the … [ read more ]

Look: Discovering Relevant Implications

Written by Allen Turley on Nov 12, 2014

Hook, Book, Look and Took are the four elements of a great lesson as shared in the book, Creative Bible Teaching by Lawrence O. Richards.  In this article we examine the Look portion of the class. The Look part of the lesson involves guiding the … [ read more ]