What Is Teen Challenge?
The ministry of Teen Challenge is varied and diverse. The
services rendered are determined by human need in the city,
region, or area served and the purpose of the individual center.
The overall purpose of Teen Challenge is in its mission statement:
"The mission of Teen Challenge is to evangelize people who have
life-controlling problems and initiate
the discipleship process to the point where the student can
function as a Christian in society applying spiritually motivated
Biblical principles to relationships in the family, local church,
chosen vocation, and the community. Teen Challenge endeavors
to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced,
socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive."
Each Teen Challenge center has a vital part in achieving this
Teen Challenge Has Five Phases:
Basic confrontation evangelism. The purpose and
method is to conduct evangelism outreach directly to the people,
i.e., street meetings, jail and prison services, helpline substance
abuse prevention programs, drop-in counseling, literature
Crisis intervention, pre-induction and referral. Persons
with life-controlling problems are provided a place to stay long
enough to meet the immediate crisis, to receive a clear witness
of the gospel, and to evaluate whether they need or desire the
long-term discipleship training offered by Teen Challenge.
Induction. This is the beginning of the discipleship
process which involves 3-4 months of Bible study and
Training center. Long-term residential program, 8-12
months involving Christian growth and development, academic,
and vocational improvement.
Reentry. This process is commonly initiated by the
induction centers and frequently provides one or more of the
following: temporary housing, personal and family counseling,
assistance in finding suitable employment and a vibrant church
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For complete information about Teen Challenge,
who they are and how they can help,
visit Teen Challenge USA.
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