a service of Teen Challenge International, USA

Book: Training for Impact

Written by Allen Turley on Oct 23, 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 the last article we looked at the “Hook” portion of the lesson. In this article we examine the “Book” … [ read more ]

Hook: Start a Class or Sermon With a Great Hook

Written by Allen Turley on Oct 02, 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. It’s in the first minutes of a class that we grab (or fail to grab) the attention of our students. … [ read more ]

National Recovery Month and DC Update

Written by Snow Peabody on Oct 01, 2014

National Recovery Planning Partners convened with the 4th Annual National Press Conference and Kick Off Luncheon at the National Press Club. As your National Teen Challenge Representative to Washington, DC, I was one of 160 invited guests and one of 50 Planning Partner members representing … [ read more ]

Nonresidential Ministry; Does it Really Work?

Written by Skip Arp on Oct 01, 2014

Everyone wants to know, “Where’s the beef?” or “Show me the results!” And it’s a perfectly reasonable expectation! If a ministry such as Teen Challenge is going to divert energies, personnel, resources, and time to nonresidential ministry, we need to know that it’s a strategy … [ read more ]

Improving Your Board— One Step at a Time

Written by Guest Author on Sep 30, 2014

By Dan Busby, President, ECFA Ever feel like the ministry’s governing board could be functioning more effectively? You have read the books on governance. You are on information overload. Start by stopping—stopping to take inventory of the board’s current culture and then introducing gradual changes—one step … [ read more ]

Your Response to Relapse

Written by Dave Batty on Sep 30, 2014

What is the current success rate of Teen Challenge graduates? Are more people relapsing today than 10, 20 or 30 years ago? What should we do to help someone who has relapsed? Questions about relapse are one of the most challenging issues I hear as … [ read more ]

Unconventional Wisdom

Written by Karen McDonald-Bowman on Sep 30, 2014

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I kept repeating this over and over in my mind as I walked along the sharp, jagged, sometimes slippery rocks along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. My brother and I were walking from the … [ read more ]

New Products

Written by Patty Baker on Sep 29, 2014

There are new products at the Teen Challenge store on the web. Check the webstore at: store.teenchallengeusa.com Golf Shirts Mens – Blue and Gray Ladies – Gray and Red Two New T-Shirts – Mens and Ladies Black, God is Love Men’s Antique Jade, New Creation … [ read more ]

Why Did the Ice Bucket Challenge Work?

Written by Patty Baker on Sep 29, 2014

Wouldn’t we all like to find that “magic” funding source that raises 3,500% more than the same time last year? That’s exactly what has been raised with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the time I’m typing (August 29th). They have now topped the 100 … [ read more ]

Matthew West at National Conference

Written by Lynette Scherber on Sep 29, 2014

It’s easy to say that Matthew West is a household name among Teen Challenge circles! Not only has he spent the last several years offering free tickets to nearby Teen Challenge centers along his concert routes and given them special attention by extending backstage passes, … [ read more ]