a service of Teen Challenge International, USA

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 ]

myTeenChallenge.com Growth Continues

Written by Timothy Cloninger on Nov 04, 2014

myTeenChallenge.com (myTC) is a web service developed by Teen Challenge, USA to help Teen Challenge residential centers manage their student intake records (contact information, medical history, legal standing, etc), daily activities (PSNC contracts, discipline records, etc), and completion details. Centers can also manage their directory … [ read more ]

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 ]