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A complete list of all articles that have been tagged with "lifeline".

Despite Obamacare,

Written by Skip Arp on Jun 30, 2014

a gaping hole in addiction services! In the April edition of USA Today (April 5th) and the most recent research by CASA Columbia, the percentage of addicts entering into residential rehab, jumped from 7% to now 11%! An encouraging trend triggered by increased funding through … [ read more ]

Networking of Community Leaders Enhances Ministry of Teen Challenge!

Written by Skip Arp on Mar 13, 2014

I cannot think of a single non-profit organization, with as strong a faith component, that has the clout, reputation, and potential to positively affect the culture as does Teen Challenge! This is an awesome responsibility on us all that call Teen Challenge our base of … [ read more ]

Re-alignment, Helping the Families

Written by Skip Arp on Sep 17, 2013

For every student in our residential program, there are at least four to six family members affected by both the addiction and the recovery process. This gives our ministries the opportunity to offer help and encouragement to the entire family system! Families truly are in … [ read more ]

Branding Your Non-Residential Ministry

Written by Skip Arp on Apr 04, 2013

Promoting non-residential ministry takes on a whole new perspective compared with what our programs do residentially. It’s an easier task helping the public understand why we have students in a structured setting, and they can easily visualize the facility, and have some understanding of residential … [ read more ]

Coordinating an Effective Corrections Care Program

Written by Skip Arp on Jan 03, 2013

A tremendous opportunity abounds for all of us in Teen Challenge ministry to take our program & ministry to the local county corrections facility. A once-a-week ministry at the correctional facility can give us incredible evangelism ministry that may give us referrals for both our … [ read more ]

Lifeline Connection; Keeping the Pace Going & Moving Forward

Written by Skip Arp on Oct 05, 2012

Long-term sustainability is key to any successful ministry! It’s much more exciting to start a new endeavor than to keep an existing ministry moving forward with the same level of passion that was present in the beginning stages. Many find out that the luster looses … [ read more ]

Lifeline Connection; Ministry for Volunteers & Alumni!

Written by Skip Arp on May 02, 2012

Teen Challenge has always attracted volunteers from many walks of life who want to be involved with this life-changing ministry. And with hundreds of graduates yearly from across the country, we must do something to keep them active in ministry and free from relapse! Lifeline … [ read more ]

Lifeline Connection: Proven Strategy for Center Start-Up

Written by Skip Arp on Jan 14, 2012

In today’s economy it is a challenge to keep Teen Challenge centers open and functioning, and establishing a new residential center is increasingly difficult. But the desperate and addicted continue to cry out for help. In many urban areas, small towns, and especially rural America, … [ read more ]

Launching Lifeline Connection

Written by Skip Arp on Oct 05, 2011

Teen Challenge Directors & Staff, the following directives will assist your ministry in multiplying the number of people you help, for a fraction of the cost of our residential centers, utilizing volunteers from their own communities!                                                     Initiate Initiating a Community-wide small group ministry (Lifeline … [ read more ]

Living Free International Conference: Oct. 13-15, 2011

Written by Ted Slater on Jun 08, 2011

Our friends at Living Free are holding their annual international conference from Oct. 13-15, in beautiful Ozark, MO. This year’s speakers will explore the theme of “Impacting Our Communities,” focusing on uniting the church and community to bring freedom in Christ to those devastated by … [ read more ]