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3 Ways Porn Steals From Your Marriage

Are you allowing the enemy to steal from your marriage with pornography?
Here are three ways porn steals from your marriage:
1. Porn steals honest and open communication from your marriage.
2. Porn steals a genuine unconditional love from your marriage.
3. Porn steals the utter relief of holiness from your marriage.
Article by Stephen Miller is a Family Life Pastor at Crystal River Church of God, an ordained minister in the Church of God.

Children’s Outreach – Prevention

“Child of the One True King” Is a 5-part lesson for kids ages 5 – 12. It can be used a a VBS (Vacation Bible School) curriculum or for a multi-week Children’s Church or Outreach in the community. It is designed for a team of people to present using games, skits, activities and teachings. Props and illustration guides are included.

21 Ways to Forgive

21 Ways to Forgive, Plus Nine Reasons We Must Forgive, by Wes Daughenbaugh. This book is a very easy-to-read biblical guide on how to forgive. It is illustrated and written in a very easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply-to-your-life format. It can be used in Personal Studies, Group Studies, Small groups, Sunday school, prison & jail ministry, and even with children. Uploaded 4-2023

Take A Seat – 28-day devotional

Take A Seat – 28-day devotionals for new Christians by Stuart Patterson. This devotional has been compiled with the purpose of aiding students new to the Teen Challenge program on how to benefit from a morning devotional or Quiet Time.
Using Bible verses, life lessons, and directional questions the aim is to help students begin to gain a new, Biblical perspective on their lives, and to understand more God’s love and purpose for their lives.
Uploaded 2-2023

Success in Succession

Success in Succession by Dr. Jerry Nance, President Global Teen Challenge is a multi-part series on how to plan for leadership succession in a ministry or organization.

“I Dare You” online course is based on the seminar by Dr. Lynn Elder.

This I Dare You online course is based on the seminar by Dr. Lynn Elder. The biblical principles taught throughout this course will help break the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bondages of your life. Many have found freedom from self pity, guilt, shame, fear and rejection and have found enduring love and acceptance in the arms of God. This course is designed for personal study and can be used in the Personal Studies for New Life classes or as an independent study and is beneficial for many audiences including Teen Challenge students, graduates, Bible study groups as well as being an excellent staff training course for those who work with individuals coming from dysfunctional backgrounds. There is a cost to this course. The link takes you to the website where you can view the options for taking this course. Link: https://idareyouseminar.com/

God’s School of Life Training

How good a student are you in God’s School of Life Training? What is your typical emotional reaction when faced with a problem? How difficult is it for you to bring God into your thoughts when facing a new problem? What are the lessons God wants to teach you through the problems in your life? A study guide for personal reflection or group discussion is included at the end of this resource.

Discipleship Articles from Last Days Ministries – Spanish

The Discipleship Articles from Last Days Ministries are provided with special permission from Melody Green and Last Days Ministries. These articles originally appeared in the Last Days Newsletter/Magazine. They are written by a variety of authors on various discipleship topics. Most are 2 – 4 pages in length and can be easily used for Personal Studies or for Christian counseling situations. They are listed alphabetically and can be downloaded individually or you can click on the “download all” button.

Discipleship Articles from Last Days Ministries – Russian Downloads

The Discipleship Articles from Last Days Ministries are provided with special permission from Melody Green and Last Days Ministries. These articles originally appeared in the Last Days Newsletter/Magazine. They are written by a variety of authors on various discipleship topics. Most are 2 – 4 pages in length and can be easily used for Personal Studies or for Christian counseling situations. They are listed alphabetically and can be downloaded individually or you can click on the “download all” button.

PowerPoints for all 14 GSNL courses

This download contains PowerPoints for all 14 of the GSNL courses. They are designed to be used with the Teacher’s Manual, the Student Manual and the Study Guide for each course. Each one has been updated to include the Key Biblical Truth and Key Verse for each lesson, Lesson Warm-up activities and Personal Application ideas for each lesson.
Updated 01-12-21

UNDEFEATED, AND UNCHAINED! Teen Challenge Drug Prevention Curriculum Unit 1 (13 Lessons)

Geared for ages 10-18, but has even been used successfully in adult jail ministry. Today’s youth have great potential. For some, that potential has been buried beneath fear, anger, pain, despair, or even self-hatred. Many are just surviving, trying to find hope, relief, or satisfaction. While a major objective of this curriculum is to warn them of the dangers of drugs and other things that can destroy them, it is about much more. They will learn who God is, how much He loves them, who they are in Him, and what His purposes are for their lives. Most important is that they have a personal relationship with Him. We pray that these lessons will help them break through the “chains” that keep them from having freedom and a sense of purpose. Then they will discover a life of adventure, a life that is UNDEFEATED!

Garfield Hasfal Testimony – Teen Challenge Jamaica

Garfield shares his story of coming Teen Challenge and meeting Jesus after years of living as a Muslim. Garfield went through Teen Challenge Jamaica and completed the 5 week Caribbean Staff Training School. He plans to work in the ministry. October 2015

Crossroads Sexual Addiction Small Group Curriculum

Crossroads deals with choosing the road to sexual purity and is suggested for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
Describes the sexual addiction process
Shows how the sin of proximity often precedes sexual sins
Shows the way out of sexual addiction
Presents biblical insights to help a person break free and stay free
Gives practical actions for renewing the mind
Shows how recognizing lies can help reject them for the truth of God’s Word
Serves as a powerful evangelistic tool by providing a way to minister to people’s felt needs and then pointing them to Christ
Nine sessions

Crossroads Sexual Addiction Small Group Curriculum

Crossroads deals with choosing the road to sexual purity and is suggested for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
Describes the sexual addiction process
Shows how the sin of proximity often precedes sexual sins
Shows the way out of sexual addiction
Presents biblical insights to help a person break free and stay free
Gives practical actions for renewing the mind
Shows how recognizing lies can help reject them for the truth of God’s Word
Serves as a powerful evangelistic tool by providing a way to minister to people’s felt needs and then pointing them to Christ
Nine sessions

From Dream to Reality: Building a Nonprofit Organization, by Jerry Nance

Any leader building a ministry or business from scratch faces challenges. The beginning months and years are the most difficult, yet filled with some of the richest learning experiences. Principles learned by Dr. Jerry Nance in building Teen Challenge in Florida from one rented facility to 20 facilities can help anyone see their dream become a reality.

Finding the Fun in Fundraising, by Jerry Nance

Finding the Fun in Fundraising is a book to help non-profit leaders develop their philosophy of fundraising, develop strategies to attract new donors and build relationships with established major donors, and how to implement a successful capital/capacity campaign.

TC Principles of Rehabilitation–Europe Version

This course by Jan Barendse provides a detailed description of the goals and structure of the Teen Challenge residential program. Jan Barendse is one of the early leaders of Teen Challenge in Europe. This 43 page document details the ministry of Teen Challenge from pre-induction, all the way through the different phases of TC ministry to Re-entry and assimilation back into society. File Type: PDF, File size: 460 KB, Date last revised: July 2015

Discipleship Articles from Last Days Ministries – English Downloads

The Discipleship Articles from Last Days Ministries are provided with special permission from Melody Green and Last Days Ministries. These articles originally appeared in the Last Days Newsletter/Magazine. They are written by a variety of authors on various discipleship topics. Most are 2 – 4 pages in length and can be easily used for Personal Studies or for Christian counseling situations. They are listed alphabetically and can be downloaded individually or you can click on the “download all” button.

Teen Challenge Minnesota Study 2010

This 2010 research project focused on Teen Challenge Minnesota alumni who graduated between 2007 and 2009. The study included, adult men and women and adolescents. The study was designed and conducted by Wilder Research, an independent evaluator, under the direction of Rachel Hardeman, Ph.D., and Michelle Decker Gerrard, Ed.M. and Greg Owen, Ph.D.

Introducing the Character Qualities Class

This course explains the PSNC “Character Qualities Class”. It also explains use of the student manual, the 8 Steps used in studying a character quality, the use of the checklist, and the final test.

Global Teen Challenge History

This is a discussion of the history of Global Teen Challenge. Dave Batty interviews Mike Zello and Jerry Nance about the beginning of Global Teen Challenge and their current ministry around the world.

Advanced Studies for New Life in Christ

Teen Challenge provides the Group Studies for New Christians (GSNC) and Personal Studies for New Christians (PSNC) as our foundational student discipleship curriculum. This curriculum is typically completed during the first 4 months that a student is enrolled in the program however, relevant effective discipleship curriculum is critical for the entire one year program. ASNC is a collaborative library of ideas to serve that purpose.

The Teen Challenge Student

This course is designed to give an overview of the basic characteristics of new students entering Teen Challenge. This course is part of the Base Camp training of Teen Challenge of the Southeast Region (USA) and is used in training entry level staff. This course is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish

Teen Challenge Administration

This course provides a basic overview of the policies used in operating a Teen Challenge ministry. This course and the related resources offered can assist you in setting up a Policies and Procedures manual for your local ministry. You may want to contact the national Teen Challenge office in your country to see if they have specific recommendations and sample manuals for Teen Challenge ministries in your country.

Committed to Freedom–Teacher Certification Course

This teacher certification course is designed to train staff on how to teach the Committed to Freedom student curriculum, which is designed to be used in the Personal Studies for New Christians educational program. The CTF Teacher certification application must be completed–it will guide the teacher through the different parts of the training.

Foundations

This is an Online Staff Training Course provided by Teen Challenge USA.
FOUNDATIONS consists of 6 individual courses that include:
How We Began
Who We Are
Who We Serve
What We Do
How Transformation Happens
Where We Are Going (must complete the previous 5 other courses before taking this course)

EQUIP – El día de hoy puede ser una obra maestra – cuaderno del estudiante

Las personas alcanzan el éxito en la vida cuando se enfocan en el día de hoy. Tal vez pueda sonarle trillado, pero hoy es el único tiempo que usted tiene. Para el ayer ya es demasiado tarde porque terminó anoche. No puede depender del mañana pues no sabe lo que le deparará. Esa es la razón por la que hoy es importante.

EQUIP – Talent Plus Relationships and Teamwork – Lesson 6

You can trace your successes and failures in life to your most significant relationships. Surround yourself with people who add value to you and encourage you, and your talent will go in a positive direction. Spend time with people who constantly drain you, pull you in the wrong direction or try to knock you down, and it will be almost impossible for your talent to reach its highest potential.

EQUIP – Talent Plus Teachability, Character – Lesson 5

Teachability is not so much about competence and mental capacity as it is about attitude. It is the desire to listen, learn and apply. It is the hunger to discover and grow. Talented individuals with teachable attitudes become talent-plus leaders.

EQUIP – Become a Talent-Plus Person – Lesson 1

In the beginning of a task, talent will give you a head start; but the advantage talent gives lasts only a short time. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Some vitally important choices are required in order to convert talent into results.

EQUIP – The Power of Persistence

Persistence is the little difference that makes the big difference when it comes to failing forward. It separates those who achieve success from those who only dream about it.

The 959 Plan

This devotional/journaling plan was originally developed by Peter M. Lord. This version is an update specifically designed for Teen Challenge. Special thanks to Bob Manderscheid and to Kevin Cummings and his SW Florida team for bringing this tool to Teen Challenge.

The 959 Plan is simply a “tool” that will help to foster a growing and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ by journaling God’s specific words to you as you read and meditate on any portion of Scripture. It will teach you to feed yourself with God’s Word (Scripture) and with God’s specific words to you for that particular day and situation.

EQUIP – Make Failure Your Best Friend

If you whine and complain every time you fail, then failure will remain your enemy. But if you learn from your failures, then you actually benefit from them and that makes failure your friend.

EQUIP – Failure Is an Inside Job

No matter whether the difficulty is self-created or comes from outward circumstances, the feeling of failure is created within them. Failure is always an inside job.

EQUIP – Rethinking Failure

People are not failures until they believe they are. We must learn the difference between failing at something and being a failure. Mistakes become failures only when we consistently respond to them incorrectly.

EQUIP – Failing Forward

If everyone fails, then it is crucially important that we learn to fail forward.
In other words, we need to learn how to turn mistakes into stepping stones to success.

EQUIP – Popular Thinking and Shared Thinking

If you refuse to follow the crowd and insist on making decisions based upon what is right rather than what is popular, you will be quite unpopular at times. Why should you question popular thinking?

EQUIP – Focused Thinking and Creative Thinking

The focused thinker establishes priorities, knowing that one person cannot do everything. He drops some good activities in order to passionately embrace a cause that truly makes a difference. He refuses to be like a bumblebee, flitting from place to place, leaving a blur, but not a mark.

EQUIP – The Challenges 360° Leaders Face

If you are a leader in the middle of an organization, you have a challenging job. Everyone who attempts to serve effectively as a 360° Leader faces common challenges. At times you may feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall. In this lesson we will discuss seven challenges faced by middle level leaders.

EQUIP – The Principles 360° Leaders Practice to Lead Up

The 360° Leader must learn the skills to lead up (with your leader), lead across (with your colleagues), and lead down (with your followers). Each of these draws on different principles and requires different skills. Leading up is the greatest challenge.

EQUIP – Managing My Personal Growth

If you are going to be an effective leader, you must first determine to lead yourself. If you are to lead yourself, you must continue to grow. Maintenance is not leadership.
Growth and improvement is what leadership is about. All organizations or ministries that continue to grow have at least one quality in common: a leader who is growing personally

Defining Forgiveness

We have all had times in our relationships when we hurt a loved one, or a loved one hurt us. That’s part of life. But not all of us know how to forgive, even when the other party has offered a sincere apology. In this Prager University course, UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Marmer shares the three types of forgiveness–exoneration, forbearance, and release–and explains why anyone who wants to mend meaningful relationships must first understand forgiveness. Internalizing Dr. Marmer’s teaching can be an important first step, for many people, to keeping and fixing their most valued relationships

Walk, Run, Ride Manual

This manual can be used as a tool to help promote National Recovery month each September in the US. In the past, some centers have successfully used a run, walk, or ride in their communities. This not only brings attention to the ministry of Teen Challenge but it helps raise funds, as well. The manual is designed to help set up and organize an event and to offer suggestions and provide graphics for promotion.

Operation of Teen Challenge Vehicles

The vehicle we use at our center and the person driving that vehicle can be two of the greatest liabilities faced by our ministries. It is important that our vehicles receive proper maintenance and that the individual behind the wheel is careful to follow the laws of the land. The following operations manual is designed to help with this. lease take a few minutes to complete the survey link at the end of the document. You can share your good ideas with Doug Lance at [email protected].
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The enemies of Christian discipleship

There are many different problems that can destroy our effectiveness in discipling new believers. In this session we will look at 10 common enemies of Christian discipleship. With each of these enemies, we will explore practical steps you can take to overcome this enemy. This course is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

An Introduction to basic problem solving skills

This course gives you an introduction to a process that may take 12 months or more for your students to be consistently applying these problem solving skills. This is also a life skill that all Teen Challenge staff need to have. This course is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

What does a healthy disciple look like?

In this workshop we explain some of the practical ways you can measure a new believer’s growth. We are not looking at mastering theological beliefs. What we want to assess is how healthy is their practical daily interactions with others. This course is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

What to do when Christian discipleship does not work

Some new Christians run into problems as they try to become a successful follower of Jesus. This course explores the reasons why some believe that Christian discipleship does not work for them. We also explore the realities of problems in the life of a new Christian and how Teen Challenge staff can help them overcome these problems and enable them to move ahead in their growth as a Christian. This course is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

An Introduction to Christian Character Development

For new believers to become a success, they must do more than pray and read the Bible. If a person wants to become a successful disciples of Jesus, then they must learn how to develop Christian character in their life. This course explores what is Christian character and what are some of the basic steps a person must take to develop Christian character in their life. This course is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Basic Elements of Christian Discipleship Training

All staff can be involved in Christian discipleship training–either formally–teaching the daily Bible classes, or informally–when interacting with students in any of their daily activities. This workshop explores the key characteristics of Christian discipleship training and how they can be implemented in each daily activity at Teen Challenge. This course is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Student Progress Report Forms

The national accreditation standards require that a program is documenting, at least monthly, a student’s progress towards reaching the goals that must be reached to complete. An easy way to do this that helps the center both maintain compliance and provide a useful report for the student to learn how they’re really doing, is found in this student progress report.

Download a copy, modify it in any way that is needed to make it specific for your center, then have the designated staff start using it on a monthly basis or use it in a staff meeting as a tool to evaluate student progress.

If you have any specific questions on how to use it, please don’t hesitate to email them to Doug Lance at [email protected].

An Introduction to the DNA of Teen Challenge

This course provides a basic introduction the 7 life strands in the DNA of Teen Challenge. We explore what really is the key to the life of Teen Challenge, and what enables us to bring life to those who come to TC seeking for help. The 7 issues discussed are: (1) Prayer, (2) Evangelism, (3) Dependence on the Holy Spirit, (4) Discipleship–Jesus is the program, (5)Leadership, (6)Culture of Personal Responsibility, and (7) Faith. We explore ways that we can increase our effectiveness in living out each of these in our current ministry. This course is available in English, Russian

Introduction to Leadership Development in TC

What are the primary characteristics that are needed in leaders at Teen Challenge? We explore what are the priorities of leaders in Teen Challenge. An introduction is given on the major responsibilities of Teen Challenge leaders, including the importance of raising up new leaders. We also look at the role of the leader in fundraising for your ministry. This course is available in English, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

Introduction on How to Renew Your Mind

One of the most important steps a new believer in Jesus can do is to being to renew their mind. This course explores the critical importance of each Christian renewing their mind. Four strategies for renewing your mind are introduced. An in-depth course on this subject is currently being written by Dave Batty and Tim Batty, and will be released in the months ahead. This course is available in English, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Focus on the Family – Sex Before Marriage

This is a series of articles from Focus on the Family related to sex before marriage. These articles present the reasons that sex before marriage is wrong and why it is harmful to the health of any future marriage.

Learning Styles – Joanna Brightwell

This lesson developed by Joanna Brightwell, discusses four different learning styles, dynamic, innovative, common sense, and analytic. Each learning style is defined ands ideas are given of how to engage each type of learner in the classroom.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline

This is a practical list of the do(s) and don’t(s) of discipline. What a person should do and should not do. This is a good training tool to use when discussing how to discipline students.

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Growing Through The Word

These six-pages of notes are taken from the book by Rick Warren, “The Purpose Driven Life.” The teaching discusses why God wants his children to grow and mature and how to do it. Rick Warren says, “Christ-likeness is the result of Christ-like choices…” He discusses that our lives need to change and that change begins with our thinking process and learning to abide in the Word of God.

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Intro to Living Free in Teen Challenge

This course can be used to introduce the Living Free ministry to Teen Challenge ministries. This teaching lists 9 ways Living Free small groups can help Teen Challenge ministries.

Accepting Personal Responsibility 1 Co 9:24-27

This three-page teaching by Daryel Erickson discusses why it is important for a Christian to learn how to take personal responsibility for his life choices. The Apostle Paul tells us in I Corinthians 9 that we must all take responsibility for our own race. The requirements include self-discipline and growing from our mistakes.

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The Eight Rules of Bible Interpretation

This eight page article presents eight rules of Bible interpretations. These rules are very important when teaching students how to interpret the Bible. The authors explain the rules and why they are important. They give many scriptural examples.

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Video Testimony Format Guidelines

This is a one page set of guidelines that someone can use when video recording someone’s testimony. It includes two parts: Questions that should asked of the person giving their testimony and secondly it suggest some video taping concepts that may help in the recording process.

Uploaded 2/14

The Word of Our Lives

This two page Bible Study based on II Timothy 2:15 discuss six propositions concerning a leader’s word. It is important that a Spiritual leader is a person of his word and knows how to live what he says and preaches.

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Outreach and Evangelism in Teen Challenge

This session by Duane Henders, describes the need for Teen Challenge and it’s role working with the local church. Teen Challenge partners with the local church to reach and disciple the addicted.
Uploaded 02-03-2014

TC USA Media links

Teen Challenge Media Resources available to centers.
Teen Challenge provides several types of professionally produced resources, some of which are customizable for your local Teen Challenge.
1. Customizable Radio PSAs.
2. Customizable TV PSAs.
3. Customizable Audio Christmas Cards.
4. Downloadable Welcome Project.
5. Downloadable Artist Endorsements.

Formula for Success – Nehemiah 4

This three page teaching notes are based on the fourth chapter of Cyril J. Barber’s book, “Nehemiah and the Dynamics of Affective Leadership.” He discusses four principles that make up a formula for successful leadership based on the fourth chapter of Nehemiah.

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When Children View Pornography

No parent wants to think about his child viewing pornography, but it often happens, Rob Jackson in this three-page article discusses in a practical way what to do if or when your child is intentionally or unintentionally exposed to porn and how to prevent this from happening and what to do when it does happen.

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Masturbation…What Does God Think?

Tom Blangiardo (Pure Life Ministries) writes this three-page article that discusses what the Bible says about sex and masturbation. He uses his own life as an example of how masturbation contributed to his sexual addiction until he allow the power of God set him free.

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How to Deal with Your Sexual Addiction…

This 12 page article discusses how to deal with your sexual addiction pornography, cyber-sex, phone-sex, masturbation and more. It addresses these issues from a biblical perspective and provides nine practical solutions to sexual addictions.

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Suicide Recognition and Prevention

The following are a series of five important articles by Melinda Smith, Jeanne Segal, Lawrence Robinson and Editor, John Lee, related to Suicide and how to recognize its risk factors, warning signs, potential in someone and to assess their situation and what steps can be taken to prevent it.

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Development 101

Development 101 gives an overview of development in Teen Challenge. Presented by Tim Kinkaid, this 3-part video addresses the following questions.
1. What is Development? 2. How do I do this in a Teen Challenge ministry? 3. What are the Director’s responsibilities in development? 4. Who are we addressing in development? 5. How do we set this up in our ministry?
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Pornography and Virtual Infidelity

This document contents six articles related to the topic of pornography. The articles deal with various aspects of the addiction of pornography and how it can affect the lives of the addicted person. The addiction of pornography in our society today affects the Non-Christians, Christians, men and women, young and old. Pornography is reaching into every aspect of life through the virtual reality of the internet. The articles also provide some reasons people get involved with pornography, its dangers and some practical steps on how to cure this addiction.
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Alcohol Addiction (Alcohlism) – Learn the Facts

This three-page article discusses some basic facts related to Alcoholism and how it affects a person and his life. It also addresses some signs of alcoholism and factors may put a person at risk of alcohol addiction.
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Theology of Christian Recovery

The primary distinctive that differentiate Christian Recovery from other approaches to life change lies in our approach to spirituality. In this teaching by Michael Liimatta gives 17 major theological tenants of the Christian approach to recovery. These theological imperatives are important to consider when developing a philosophy and practice of recovery.
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Christian Counseling

This 25 page document explains the biblical basis of counseling and addresses a wide variety of topics.
Source: Europe Teen Challenge

Sexual Abuse

This article gives definitions and statistics regarding sexual abuse. It was used as part of the staff training in Europe Teen Challenge.

Family Life Counseling

This teaching is a Biblical and Christian teaching on a variety of topics.
The topics covered are:
1. Marriage from a Christian Perspective
2. Love in a Christian Marriage
3. A Christian View of Sexuality
4. Communication in Marriage
5. Discipline in the Christian Home
6. Marriage Counseling
7. Family Counseling

DNA of Teen Challenge

This video 7 part video series is a panel discussion on the DNA of Teen Challenge. This discussion is part of the Teen Challenge Emerging Leaders Summit held in Seale, Alabama April 2013. The seven DNA Strands being covered are 1. Prayer – The cornerstone of our work.
2. Evangelism – Love for the Lost. 3. Dependence on the Holy Spirit – Only He can change lives. 4. Discipleship and the Jesus Factor – Jesus is the program. 5. Personal Responsibility – Establishing the culture. 6. Exemplary Leadership – Raising up sons and daughters. 7. Faith – Believing God for the Miraculous.

Christian Ethics

This course defines Christian Ethics and specks of the need to use the Bible as a basis for our ethics. The course go on to give practical ways to incorporate Christian ethics into our leadership.

Public Relations Training

This 4 part video series is presented by Snow Peabody, executive state director, Teen Challenge of Arizona. Snow also serves as the TC USA representative to Washington DC.
This training is a part of the Emerging Leaders Level 3 training for Teen Challenge executive leaders.

The Teen Challenge Template

This 3-part video series is presented by Duane Henders, Dave Batty, Greg Hammond, and Allen Turley. The series addresses the essential elements and the philosophy behind what has become the “Teen Challenge Program” around the world.
Video 1: Discusses “The Basics” Daily schedule, program rules, recreation, Church attendance and more.
Video 2: Topics include Academic/Discipleship components and the Counseling component.
Video 3: Covers Vocational/Work duties, Job training, public service, outreach, family ministry and staff development.
Course uploaded 01/31/2013

Stay Sharp

Stay Sharp is a hard hitting high energy drug prevention presentation designed to educate students on drug and alcohol abuse and the consequences of their choices. The video address the facts, lies and costs of addiction. Intertwined in this dynamic video presentation students will hear speakers share personal stories of their introduction to drugs and the destructive journey it leads them on. These speakers are young people who have walked in the students’ shoes and are able to make a relevant and impacting connection.

The Stay Sharp program was created to address youth in a variety of settings, from a private or public school assembly or classroom to a church youth group, large or small group, the possibilities are unlimited. Presenters can work with parents, educators, youth pastors and other leaders to address the specific problem issues of your community. It is presented free of charge as an outreach of Teen Challenge International.

Presenters are not counselors or psychologists. Rather, they are simply individuals who have struggled with substance addiction, who now desire to share their stories about their choices and recovery. Find a provider near you.

Meth Project

The Meth Project Foundation was established by businessman Thomas M. Siebel in 2005 in response to the growing Meth epidemic in the U.S. The Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. Central to the program is a research-based marketing campaign and community action programs designed to communicate the risks of Meth use. The Meth Project is funded by a grant from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation.

La Red – Values Training

La Red offers a structured approach to develop your business and people. We focused our resources and materials in one direction… offering 40 dynamic principles and values that will create two-way communication within your organization. This is done in a roundtable setting which is a weekly one hour small group activity led by and for your people. It is simple, fast and effective.
This material is available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian and Haitian.
Click on the link below for downloads. If the correct language does not diplay, scroll to the bottom of the La Red website to choose language choices.

HIV and AIDS resourses

The Global AIDS Partnership (GAP) was created to provide resources for those ministering to persons affected by HIV/AIDS. GAP also serves to help ministries network, share resources, personnel and tools. Global AIDS Partnership has also produced tools and resources to help increase awareness and to help people to be better prepared to pray and minister.
Click on the link below to access resources.

Lead Like Jesus Encounter

Global Teen Challenge offers the Lead Like Jesus encounter/seminar through a collaborative relationship with the Lead Like Jesus organization. The encounter is a one- or two-day event presented by a trained facilitator. It is an action-oriented learning experience with built-in time for reflection as participants study Jesus’ leadership principles.
Contact Global Teen Challenge for more information on scheduling an encounter for your Teen Challenge ministry.
For more information on Lead Like Jesus, click on the link below.

Living Free website

This link will take you to the Living Free website for more information on Living Free ministries and training.

How do I start to become an expert on Christian discipleship?

This course is not designed to make you an expert at Christian discipleship in one hour. However, the goal of this workshop is to cast a vision and inspire each Teen Challenge staff to set as their personal goal to become an expert at Christian discipleship. This session lays out seven key steps a person must take to begin the process of becoming an expert on Christian discipleship. One must master each of these steps to truly become an expert on Christian discipleship.
This course is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish

Developing a Biblical mindset of Christian discipleship

Building on the foundation that the primary goal of Teen Challenge is to fulfill the Great Commission and make disciples, this course explores many of the scriptures where Jesus talked about what it means to be his disciple. This course also explores 4 aspects of the power of discipleship in transforming the life of the Teen Challenge student. The key application is that Teen Challenge staff need to have a comprehensive Biblical mindset of what it means to be a disciple and how they can help Teen Challenge students become effective followers of Jesus.
This course is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish

An introduction to disciplining students in the Teen Challenge program

This one hour training provides a basic introduction for new staff on the Teen Challenge point of view in disciplining students in the residential program. How to appropriately discipline students is one of the most challenging responsibilities staff face in Teen Challenge. This course provides a biblical foundation for this issue and also gives a sample discipline report form that can be used in processing a student being disciplined.
This course is available in English, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish

Listening

This introductory lesson speaks on what good listening accomplishes, the various skills involved in listening and roadblocks to good listening. It also addresses the very interesting problem of mitigating speech and how to avoid problems that it can produce.
Lastly the concept of reverse mentoring is discussed.

Demon Possession: The Believer’s Safety – Video

Herb Meppelink brings years of ministry experience in his presentation of how Christians can understand the issue of demon possession and deliverance. He provides a biblical foundation that is balanced and offers practical steps for Christian leaders to use in addressing this issue in their ministry. Recorded at the Teen Challenge National Conference 1996

Advisory Board Development

This course gives a basic introduction to the key parts of developing an Advisory Board which can assist your ministry in carrying out its mission. One of the primary purposes of an Advisory Board is to help raise the needed funds for your ministry. This course is available in English and Russian.

Urban Evangelism Manual

This manual was used as a guide to set up and conduct a large, multi-day, inner city outreach called “Rock the Block” This particular event was held in the New York City metropolitan area.
It is provided here as a resource for ideas in conducting similar events.

TC Administration

This course provides a basic overview of the policies used in operating a Teen Challenge ministry. This course and the related resources offered can assist you in setting up a Policies and Procedures manual for your local ministry. You may want to contact the national Teen Challenge office in your country to see if they have specific recommendations and sample manuals for Teen Challenge ministries in your country.

Systems Thinking Resources

We have compiled various articles on Systems Thinking to be used as resouces for personal study or for developing a teaching for your staff.

Change in Christian Organizations – Resource

Christian organizations are tools to change the world, but in the process must be open to change themselves.
This article examines the results of the “Best Christian Workplace” surveys over the a six
year period to discover how does change happen in Christian organizations and is it any different than change in secular organizations?

Sustainability and Micro-enterprise development

Dave Batty speaks with Swaziland Teen Challenge leaders, Kevin Ward and Andrew LaRue, about the micro-enterprise and sustainability businesses that have been developed to support Teen Challenge in Swaziland.

Stress management resourses

We are providing articles and resources on managing stress. These items can be used as resources for creating a course or as a personal resource.

Finishing Well

What does it mean to finish well? Few leaders finish well. Why do few leaders finish well? What stops them? What helps them? What does it mean to finish well? This study identifies six characteristics of those finishing well.

Teen Challenge Minnesota Study 2007

This research focused on Teen Challenge Minnesota alumni who graduated between 2001 and 2005. The study included, adult men and women and adolescents. The study was designed and conducted by Wilder Research, an independent evaluator, under the direction of Patricia Owen, Ph.D., substance abuse research consultant and
Michelle Decker Gerrard, Ed.M. and Greg Owen, Ph.D.

Teen Challenge Indianapolis – Female Adolescent Study 1992

This study was conducted in 1992 by Shawna Girgis, a staff at Teen Challenge, Indianapolis, Indiana, and was conducted as a part of her university studies. The study included female adolescents who had graduated in the last three years. This study showed similar success rates to the adult Teen Challenge programs in helping teens find freedom from drug addiction.

Northwestern University Study 1999

In 1999 Northwestern University produced a major study of Teen Challenge graduates from across the USA, surveying graduates of the three largest Teen Challenge centers in the USA. This research project, conducted by PhD candidate Aaron Bicknese, was the first of its kind to survey Teen Challenge graduates on a national scope. The three Teen Challenge centers providing the source of graduates for this research project are located in Rehrersburg, PA, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Riverside, CA. These centers work with males only.

The focus of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Teen Challenge approach to treatment of drug and alcohol addiction by surveying graduates who had been out of Teen Challenge for 12, 18 and 24 months. Results indicated that Teen Challenge had great success with those who came from severely dysfunctional family backgrounds with long term addictions.

Teen Challenge Chattanooga, TN 1994

Teen Challenge of Chattanooga, Inc. commissioned an alumni survey in 1994 to assess the effectiveness of its program in helping drug addicts find freedom from their addictions. The survey was conducted by Dr. Roger Thompson, Head of the Criminal Justice Department at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The study determined that graduates of this Teen Challenge program had a 67% success rate in living a drug and alcohol free lifestyle.

Federal Government Study on TC 1976

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, funded the first year of this study to evaluate the long term results of Teen Challenge program. This study focused on all students in the class of 1968 that entered Teen Challenge in Brooklyn, NY, and then transferred to Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, PA, for the second half of their training. This follow-up study seven years later (1975) sought to determine six variables: what proportion of the program participants were still drug free, no legal involvements, employed or pursuing education, a part of a family unit, participating in church activities, and physical and mental health.

Teen Challenge Therapeutic Model

This resource describes in detail the therapeutic model used in Teen Challenge. It was originally written to the academic community, those not familiar with Teen Challenge to explain our approach to working with persons with addictions.

Listening Skills – Resources

The following materials discuss different aspects of the development of listening skills. You can use these notes in the training of your Teen Challenge students and staff.

Our Core Values – International Version

Time has been taken in this book to define in detail the TC core values as a model for any TC program around the world. Dr. Nance has carefully presented the principles and practical truth surrounding each of the core values in such a way that they can be applied to any TC context. Questions have been included at the end of each chapter for evaluation and reflection. There are also many insightful thoughts from experienced Teen Challenge Directors as to what each value means to them.

This book was written to be a part of the Teen Challenge staff training program (called Emerging Leaders Program) for the Teen Challenge (TC) centers in Florida/Georgia, USA. While preparing this training program for their Directors and staff the TC leadership of Florida/Georgia realized that there was a need to define, in length, the core values of the TC ministry. Out of this process seven core values were defined.

Soon after this book was published, TC staff in other centers in the USA and around the world expressed interest in using this book in their ministries. Consequently this international edition of the book has been prepared.

Teen Challenge Principles and Projections

This is a brief article that introduces the basic principles of the Teen Challenge Program and how these principles have lead to the success of this ministry. It goes on to examine more closely four areas unique to Teen Challenge ministry and culture. These areas are the special people group focus, the purpose and goals of the ministry, discipleship principles, and outreach methods.

This resource is listed as T101.04 and is shared in this location as appropriate material to consider when hiring new staff.

Building a Balanced Life and Ministry

This teaching speaks of the importance of properly balancing personal life and ministry. It then gives seven biblical principles that will support this balanced life.

Leading Different Personalities

A thorough description of the four general personality types and how to .effectively lead different personalities is the thrust of this lesson.

Biblical Counseling Seminar

Biblical basis for Counseling,
Nouthetic Counseling. . . True to the Word of God,
A model for counseling,
An appendix of many helps

Intake Training

A three part video course on the philosophy, strategy, and method of doing intake at a Teen Challenge residential facility. It refers extensively to the "Intake Training Manual" which is available here as a PDF. The three parts are:

Discerning Ministry Potential (part 1):
This video focuses on the reality of loved ones contacting the center rather than the individual needing help, and how to minister to them and position them to come along side you so you can work together to facilitate life transformation.

Ministering to Families in Crisis (part 2):
This video discusses a six-step process beginning with listening to the family’s story and ending with an intervention/interview with the potential student.

The "How-To’s" of Intake (part 3):
While parts one and two dealt with more of the philosophy behind the intake process, this video walks the viewer through the remaining pieces of the intake training manual, giving practical insights and the steps needed to bring a student successfully into the program.

How to Handle Conflict

This course discusses how to confront conflict in a caring way. All too often we simply handle conflict the way we learned it growing up as a child. In this course we explore biblical principles that guide us in responding to conflict in a way that honors God. Date last revised 4-2011

Newsletters

Misc newsletters from Teen Challenge ministries from around the world.

Staff Training Plans and certificates

This resource has suggested training plans and certificates that can be used for staff in your ministry. All the courses listed in these plans have materials on this website.

These suggested plans do not include all the 100+ courses now available on this website. You are free to add to or change the courses included in these training plans, based on the needs of your staff.

If the courses you wish to use are not available in your language, please contact us to see if it has already been translated. Please let us know if you would be willing to help translate them. Contact us at [email protected]

The Top Ten Mistakes that Leaders Make

This course is based on materials compiled from Hans Finzel and John Maxwell. It presents the most common mistakes that leaders make and ways to correct them. This course is excellent for all leaders and those that aspire to be leaders.

Teen Challenge History – USA

This video is a discussion of the beginnings of the Teen Challenge ministry across the USA. Dave Batty interviews Frank Reynolds, Mike Zello and Jerry Nance about their experiences in the exciting early days of Teen Challenge.

Teen Challenge History – The Early Years

Video 1. is a discussion of the beginnings of the Teen Challenge ministry in New York City. Dave Batty interviews Frank Reynolds, and Mike & Kay Zello about their experiences in the exciting early days of Teen Challenge.

Video 2. is an interview with Soula Kouloumentos-Brogden. She was a volunteer who worked with David Wilkerson out of the original Teen Challenge house at 416 Clinton Ave. in Brooklyn.

Video 3. is an interview with David Wilkerson in 1999 speaking about the founding of Teen Challenge in Brooklyn, New York.

Video 4. Mary Arguinzoni was just a teenager when David Wilkerson came to New York City. In this interview she recalls her experiences in the early days of Teen Challenge.
Mary’s father was a Pastor of a small Hispanic church that befriended David when he visited the city to minister to the gang members. She was girl who was asked to sing each night of the crusades held at St. Nicholas arena which is where and when Nicky Cruz, Israel and the gang members came to Christ. See the book or the film The Cross and the Switchblade for the complete story.

University Training and Degrees – Links

Accredited University Training and Degrees:
Global Teen Challenge (GTC) has partnered with Global University (GU) to provide the opportunity for the education of TC students and staff using GU university level Bible and Theology materials. GU has full accreditation through the North Central Regional Accreditation Association.
GTC has signed an agreement with GU to offer university level courses for accredited university credits delivered through distance learning. In the USA, TC students and staff can register for GU courses through Teen Challenge Emerging Leaders College in Jesup, GA. (see contact information below)
For those outside the USA who are interested in obtaining university courses, GU has offices throughout the world that offer both discipleship and university level courses at discounted prices. TC students and staff can contact the local GU office in their country to obtain information on which courses are available in their language. The cost for these courses is very reasonable.
If you need more information on how to obtain the GU free materials or register for a university course through GTC please contact our GU representative, Daryel Erickson at the GTC office by phone 1-706-576-6555 or by e-mail at [email protected] He will do all he can to help you. To obtain contact information for GU offices outside the USA, please go to the GU website www.globaluniversity.edu

Addiction 101

This course briefly covers the basics of addiction. It begins with some of the history of substance abuse and contributing factors to someone becoming addicted. The course then looks at the four steps that lead to addiction and the affects of Drug addiction. Lastly it covers the steps to recovery and the key role of Christian Discipleship in that recovery process.

Security or Sabotage

This course examines the problems that can occur when a leader has personal insecurity issues. It gives help on how to indentify insecurity and the lies that go with them. The lesson goes on to give Biblical principles on how to overcome these insecurities

The Ultimate Purpose of Leadership

The ultimate purpose for your personal leadership development is to be more effective in your role of advancing the growth of God’s Kingdom around the world.

Leadership and Credibility

Leadership and Credibility – Making the Tough Call: Your credibility as a leader comes from both your strong character and your competence. This lesson covers the common ingredients in the tough calls a leader has to make and gives ten helps in making a tough call.

Today Matters

Today Matters – Leadership and Personal Growth: Personal growth is vital to your leadership journey. You will become what you are becoming right now. Without a plan for your personal growth, you will be reacting to life instead of living on purpose.

Your Decision Determines Your Destiny

The art of decision-making is examined in this lesson. Our decisions not only affect our own lives, but also the lives of those who follow us. Six phases of decision-making are discussed.

The Power of Partnership

Moving from isolation to cooperation in your ministry. What every leader can learn about partnerships using David and Jonathan, as well as Saul and Samuel, to illustrate biblical principles for effective partnerships.

Principles for Getting the Job Done

Activity doesn’t always equal accomplishment. We must learn to work smarter, not just harder. In this lesson we examine some proven practices for getting things done through the people in your organization.

Leading Different Personalities

Leading Different Personalities: A thorough description of the four general personality types and how to effectively lead different personalities is the thrust of this lesson.

Leadership Is Stewardship

Understanding God’s principles for financial stewardship – a comparison of ownership and stewardship, along with explanations about debt, saving, and giving.

The Foundation for Our Leadership

In our pursuit of results, we often slip into ministry motivated by guilt rather than by grace.
Mary and Martha illustrate this truth. The differences between leadership based on performance versus service are discussed in this lesson.

How to Grow a Leader

How to identify potential leaders, 7 steps to developing leaders, and 7 pictures of leadership from II Timothy 2 are the components of this lesson.

I Like Your Style

Leaders influence people in different ways. Five different leadership styles are discussed, along with a description of their positive and negative qualities.

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts: Steps to identifying and developing your spiritual gifts and the role they play in the body of Christ.

BONUS: Spiritual Gifts Discovery Tool: 72 statements for students to assess their spiritual gifts.

How Leaders Pray

Observations on how leaders pray effectively in pivotal moments. The three levels of prayer are described in the military terms, logistical. tactical and strategic.

The life You Were Meant to live

Five biblical foundations for understanding and uncovering your life purpose are proposed.
An exercise for writing a life purpose statement is included

Principles of Leadership/The Five Levels of Leadership

This course examines principles of leadership that are found in the book of Nehemiah and in the New Testament. It examines five levels of leadership and how to advance up these levels. It then studies the principles of empowering leaders. Lastly it contrasts the concepts of developing followers with that of developing leaders.

Note:There are two English versions of the PowerPoint available, one has been adapted for Teen Challenge use by Jerry Nance, the other is the original version of the Equip lesson. Versions in other languages are in their original form as provided from EQUIP.

Leading When Times are Tough

Foundational principles leaders must understand in order to handle difficult people and situations. Handling criticism in a healthy way, steps toward biblical confrontation and five stages Paul used with Philemon regarding conflict management.

Christ the Great Communicator

This lesson discusses how to improve your communication skills by imitating the Master.
Matthew 13 is the basis to relate six lessons about communication.

The Leader’s Inner Circle

The need for leaders to build a healthy network of relationships is the focus. A diagram for personal evaluation is also included. What to look for in a mentor, an accountability partner and a mentee, is covered, using Paul, Barnabas and Timothy as examples.

Measuring Your Leadership Growth

Measuring Your Leadership Growth: Emphasis is on the leader’s character. Seven qualities are defined and the opportunity is given for self-evaluation on each of these qualities.

Delegating Tasks and Developing People

Delegating Tasks and Developing People: Moses is used as an example of moving from addition to multiplication in your leadership. Methods are addressed about how to select and develop others while delegating the work.

Security or Sabotage

Security or Sabotage: How to spot insecurity in your behavior and the keys to emotional security.

The Leadership Test

The Leadership Test: Describes ten tests in life that reveal a leader’s potential and maturity.

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning: Biblical examples of planning are explained. The sigmoid curve analogy is given, followed by steps to effective strategic planning.

Cultivating People Skills

Cultivating People Skills: What every leader should know about people is the main thrust of this lesson as well as the vital role relationships play in leadership.

Priorities and Decision Making

Priorities and Decision Making: Includes a quiz and self-evaluation on getting the most out of a day. The 80/20 principle is explained with lessons learned from this principle.

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream: Defines vision, covers steps to fulfill God’s vision, suggests a variety of methods God uses to inspire vision and offers tools to cast vision.

The Heart of a leader

How leaders develop the qualities that set them apart from others. Steps to prepare our hearts and reasons why a heart of integrity is so important for leaders are both addressed.

God’s Call to lead

God’s Call to lead: How God calls us to lead. Being made in God’s image, we were created to lead, to have authority over the whole earth and to use the leadership abilities He gives us.

The Ultimate Purpose of Leadership

The ultimate purpose for your personal leadership development is to be more effective in your role of advancing the growth of God’s Kingdom around the world.

The leader as a Coach

Building an Effective Team: Learn how to enlist and empower the right people for your team. There is a difference between a group and a team. The key is to develop their individual talents into a team that works well together.

Leadership and Relationships

Leadership and Relationships -They Make Me or Break Me: Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is built on relationships. As leaders, we cannot assume we are successful unless we master the art of developing healthy relationships.

Leadership and Credibility

Leadership and Credibility – Making the Tough Call: Your credibility as a leader comes from both your strong character and your competence. This lesson covers the common ingredients in the tough calls a leader has to make and gives ten helps in making a tough call.

Today Matters

Leadership and Personal Growth: Personal growth is vital to your leadership journey. You will become what you are becoming right now. Without a plan for your personal growth, you will be reacting to life instead of living on purpose.

The Power of Partnership

Moving from isolation to cooperation in your ministry. What every leader can learn about partnerships using David and Jonathan, as well as Saul and Samuel, to illustrate biblical principles for effective partnerships.

Your Decision Determines Your Destiny

The art of decision-making is examined in this lesson. Our decisions not only affect our own lives, but also the lives of those who follow us. Six phases of decision-making are discussed.

The Power of Partnership

Moving from isolation to cooperation in your ministry. What every leader can learn about partnerships using David and Jonathan, as well as Saul and Samuel, to illustrate biblical principles for effective partnerships.

Principles for Getting the Job Done

Activity doesn’t always equal accomplishment. We must learn to work smarter, not just harder. In this lesson we examine some proven practices for getting things done through the people in your organization.

Team Ministry

This 15 page teaching defines team ministry, gives biblical examples of team ministry and then explains the benefits of team ministry. it then goes on to explain how to develop and maintain a team.

Leadership Is Stewardship

Understanding God’s principles for financial stewardship – a comparison of ownership and stewardship, along with explanations about debt, saving, and giving.

The Foundation for Our Leadership

In our pursuit of results, we often slip into ministry motivated by guilt rather than by grace.
Mary and Martha illustrate this truth. The differences between leadership based on performance versus service are discussed in this lesson.

How to Grow a Leader

How to identify potential leaders, 7 steps to developing leaders, and 7 pictures of leadership from II Timothy 2 are the components of this lesson.

I Like Your Style

Leaders influence people in different ways. Five different leadership styles are discussed, along with a description of their positive and negative qualities

How Leaders Pray

Observations on how leaders pray effectively in pivotal moments. The three levels of prayer are described in the military terms, logistical. tactical and strategic

The life You Were Meant to live

Five biblical foundations for understanding and uncovering your life purpose are proposed.
An exercise for writing a life purpose statement is included.

Cultivating People Skills

What every leader should know about people is the main thrust of this lesson as well as the vital role relationships play in leadership.

Christ the Great Communicator

This lesson discusses how to improve your communication skills by imitating the Master.
Matthew 13 is the basis to relate six lessons about communication.

Leading When Times are Tough

Foundational principles leaders must understand in order to handle difficult people and situations. Handling criticism in a healthy way, steps toward biblical confrontation and five stages Paul used with Philemon regarding conflict management.

Christ the Great Communicator

Christ the Great Communicator: This lesson discusses how to improve your communication skills by imitating the Master.
Matthew 13 is the basis to relate six lessons about communication.

The Leader’s Inner Circle

The need for leaders to build a healthy network of relationships is the focus. A diagram for personal evaluation is also included. What to look for in a mentor, an accountability partner and a mentee, is covered, using Paul, Barnabas and Timothy as examples.

Measuring Your Leadership Growth

Emphasis is on the leader’s character. Seven qualities are defined and the opportunity is given for self-evaluation on each of these qualities.

Delegating Tasks and Developing People

Moses is used as an example of moving from addition to multiplication in your leadership. Methods are addressed about how to select and develop others while delegating the work.

The Leadership Test

The Leadership Test: Describes ten tests in life that reveal a leader’s potential and maturity.

Cultivating People Skills

Cultivating People Skills: What every leader should know about people is the main thrust of this lesson as well as the vital role relationships play in leadership.

This course is available in: Czech, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Priorities and Decision Making

Priorities and Decision Making: Includes a quiz and self-evaluation on getting the most out of a day. The 80/20 principle is explained with lessons learned from this principle.

This course is available in: English, Czech, Spanish, Portuguese

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream: Defines vision, covers steps to fulfill God’s vision, suggests a variety of methods God uses to inspire vision and offers tools to cast vision.

This course is available in: English, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

The Heart of a Leader

The Heart of a leader: How leaders develop the qualities that set them apart from others. Steps to prepare our hearts and reasons why a heart of integrity is so important for leaders are both addressed.

This course is available in: English, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

God’s Call for Us to Lead

God’s Call to lead: How God calls us to lead. Being made in God’s image, we were created to lead, to have authority over the whole earth and to use the leadership abilities He gives us.

This course is available in: English, Czech, French, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Introduction to Counseling in Teen Challenge

This course provides a basic introduction to how counseling is used in the Teen Challenge ministry. This workshop is not just for full-time counselors. This is a basic course for all staff. This course is available in English, Russian

Addiction Basics

This course provides a very basic introduction to addictions. An overview is given of the stages a person goes through in developing an addiction. We explore how Teen Challenge addresses addictions from a Biblical perspective.

Philosophy of Teen Challenge

The course gives a broad introduction to the philosphy of Teen Challenge. The resource used in this course was written primarily for use in explaining the Teen Challenge program to those who work outside this organization and may not be familiar with the faith component of Teen Challenge.

Philosophy of Teen Challenge

The paper gives a broad introduction to the philosphy of Teen Challenge. This is written primarily for use in explaining the Teen Challenge program to those who work outside this organization and may not be familiar with the faith component of Teen Challenge.

A Discipleship Ministry — The Work Program

This course provides a basic overview of how the work component of the Teen Challenge residential program can function effectively in the discipleship process in the life of each student.

Keys to the Success of Teen Challenge

This course provides a basic introduction the key issues that have made Teen Challenge a success for over 50 years. It provides a very basic overview of the key elements of the Christian discipleship method used in Teen Challenge. This is a basic course for all staff and volunteers. This course is also the introductory session to both the Personal Studies for New Christians Teacher Training and the Group Studies for New Christians Teacher Training.

This course is available in: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Intro. to Residential Rehabilitation

This course by Global Teen Challenge gives a basic overview of the Teen Challenge residential recovery program. It covers the philosophy, goals and structure of the program as well as giving examples of various forms that are used in administering the daily operations in a center. This course is used in Teen Challenge Leadership Training Institutes “LTI’s” around the world. This course is available in: Dutch, English, French, Russian, Spanish

Basic Intro to TC Residential Program Part 3: Re-entry

This course is the third of a 3 part series introducing the basics of the Teen Challenge residential recovery program. (The first 2 parts are T510.02 and T510.03) This course is designed for new staff and volunteers and for those who are interested in working with Teen Challenge. The goal of this course is to give a brief overview of the key elements that make up the re-entry phase of the TC residential program. This is typically a 6 month period after the student has completed the Teen Challenge residential recovery program. Students in the re-entry phase are typically working at a job outside of Teen Challenge, preparing to transition back into society.

This course is available in: English, Spanish, Russian

Basic Intro to TC Residential Program Part 3: Reentry

This course is the third of a 3 part series introducing the basics of the Teen Challenge residential recovery program. (The first 2 parts are T510.02 and T510.03) This course is designed for new staff and volunteers and for those who are interested in working with Teen Challenge. The goal of this course is to give a brief overview of the key elements that make up the re-entry phase of the TC residential program. This is typically a 6 month period after the student has completed the Teen Challenge residential recovery program. Students in the re-entry phase are typically working at a job outside of Teen Challenge, preparing to transition back into society.

Basic Intro to TC Residential Program Part 2: Training

This course is the second of a 3 part series introducing the basics of the Teen Challenge residential recovery program. This course is designed for new staff and volunteers and for those who are interested in working with Teen Challenge. The goal of this course is to give a brief overview of the key elements that make up the training phase of the TC residential program. This would typically be months 5-12 in the residential program.

This course is available in: English, Spanish, Russian

Strawberries & Blueberries: USA

We raise strawberries and blueberries each year and sell them locally to assist in funding our Teen Challenge program. This project is being used at Teen Challenge in Cape Girardeau, MO USA, at a men’s residential program located on a farm.

48E Intro. to Sunday Sermon Personalization Class-

This session explains in detail the use of the Sunday Sermon Personalization Class. It explains how it can be used in the Teen Challenge setting and also various methods of adapting it to your particular setting. 1986

12P Writing Student Learning Contracts-

This session introduces student learning contracts, what are they and how to use them in Personal Studies. It also gives helps and resources in how to prepare to write contracts for your students. 2008

11P Organizing PSNC Units for Growth-

One of the major challenges facing teachers in the PSNC educational program is to discover ways of keeping the students motivated and doing their best. One way to keep the students from getting into a rut is to organize your PSNC educational program into units for growth. Each unit is a major group of learning activities, lessons, projects, etc., that will take a student 3-5 weeks to complete. Each unit deals with a different major theme, so that the student experiences a variety of learning situations in the PSNC classes. This recording explains how to set up the units in the PSNC educational program. 1986

10P How to set up the PSNC educational program-

Explains the procedures involved in setting up the Personal Studies for New Christians educational program at your place. Explains what special classroom equipment is needed we also discuss how to set up the daily schedule for the PSNC. Also explains what is needed to get your teachers trained to teach the PSNC. 1986

7P How to use the Daily Goal Sheet-

The whole area of goal setting is often very difficult for the students. They’ve had little or no experience in planning how they will spend their time in class. This tape explains how the Daily Goal Sheet is used by the student in the Personal Studies for New Christians classes. 1986

6P Operating the PSNC classes-

A close look at the teacher’s day-to-day work in the PSNC classroom. (This does not cover how to set up the PSNC curriculum and learning center at your place. See Title #10P for this information.) 1986

5P Achievement, Grading & Testing in the PSNC-

How can we provide our students with opportunities to grow so they feel they are making worthwhile achievements? We also discuss the procedures for grading and testing in the PSNC classroom. Another key issue discussed is how to build into the learning experiences positive reward factors. 1986

2P How Can I Train New Christians?

This course is the second session to both the Personal Studies for New Christians Teacher Training and the Group Studies for New Christians Teacher Training. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities. This course addresses the basic issues that need to be considered when teaching new Christians and the unique challenges you will face compared to those who are not new Christians.

1P Keys to the Success of Teen Challenge-

This course is the introductory session to both the Personal Studies Teacher Training and the Group Studies Teacher Training. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities.

Introducing the Personal Studies for New Christians-

This course serves as an overview to the Personal Studies for New Christians educational program. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities.

PSNC Teacher Certification Course Notebook (sections 1 – 4)

This section contains Section 1 -4 of the PSNC Teacher Certification Notebook. Some portions of these downloads will need to be printed and completed. Much of the material can be read on your computer. For staff members outside the USA, check with your national office or your Global Teen Challenge regional representative for details on how to be certified.

PSNC Teacher Certification Applications Parts 1 & 2

This section contains the Provisional (part 1) and Full (part 2) Teacher Certification Applications currently being used in the USA and also the international applications for those outside the USA. These applications may be used by any person desiring teacher certification as a guide for the certification process. For persons outside the USA, please download the International version of these applications. 08/2011

Overview of PSNC Teacher CertificationTraining Program

This download contains an information form outlining the procedures to be used in applying for PSNC Teacher Certification. Choose the download for USA applications if you live in the USA or International form if you live outside the USA. This information would be helpful to anyone applying for PSNC certication to be used as a guide for certification.

Having a passion for Jesus

What does it mean to have a passion for Jesus? How do you develop a passion for Jesus? What can rob you of a passion for Jesus? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

48E Intro. to Sunday Sermon Personalization Class

This session explains in detail the use of the Sunday Sermon Personalization Class. It explains how it can be used in the Teen Challenge setting and also various methods of adapting it to your particular setting. 1986

11P Organizing PSNC Units for Growth

One of the major challenges facing teachers in the PSNC educational program is to discover ways of keeping the students motivated and doing their best. One way to keep the students from getting into a rut is to organize your PSNC educational program into units for growth.

Each unit is a major group of learning activities, lessons, projects, etc., that will take a student 3-5 weeks to complete. Each unit deals with a different major theme, so that the student experiences a variety of learning situations in the PSNC classes. This session explains how to set up the units in the PSNC educational program.

10P How to set up the PSNC educational program

Explains the procedures involved in setting up the Personal Studies for New Christians educational program at your place of ministry.
Explains what special classroom equipment is needed we also discuss how to set up the daily schedule for the PSNC. Also explains what is needed to get your teachers trained to teach the PSNC.

7P Daily Goal Sheet–Daily Checklist for Teachers

The whole area of goal setting is often very difficult for the students. They’ve had little or no experience in planning how they will spend their time in class. This workshop explains how to use the Daily Goal Sheet for the students and the Daily Checklist for the Teachers in the PSNC classes. The taped session is taught by Dan Batty, originally taped in 1986.

6P Operating the PSNC classes

A close look at the teacher’s day-to-day work in the PSNC classroom. (This does not cover how to set up the PSNC curriculum and learning center at your place. See tape #10P for this information.) 1986

5P Achievement, Grading & Testing in the PSNC

How can we provide our students with opportunities to grow so they feel they are making worthwhile achievements? We also discuss the procedures for grading and testing in the PSNC classroom.
Another key issue discussed is how to build into the learning experiences positive reward factors.

Honey Bees: Kyrgyzstan

We produce honey the 60 famillies of bees we have in bee hives. We produce and sell the honey locally.

Dairy Farming: Kyrgyzstan

Cows are milked daily and provide milk for the Teen Challenge program and extra milk is sold to provide funds for food expenses for the program.

TC Core Values Next Steps

This course is designed to be taught after one has already completed the basic courses on the 7 Teen Challenge core values. This session looks at 21 different ways you can take these core values out of the classroom and begin to use them in your daily life and work.

This course is available in: Chinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

Learning Styles – Dave Batty

This course is the sixth session for Group Studies for New Christians teacher training. The topics covered in this session are basic not only to the GSNC classes but to all teachers as they prepare lessons for discipleship training. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities. This workshop explores different learning styles. It is based on the book, The way they learn, by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias (Focus on the Family Publishing 1994).

Introducing the Personal Studies for New Christians

This course serves as an overview to the Personal Studies for New Christians educational program. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities.

This course is available in: English, Portuguese, Spanish

PSNC Teacher Certification Course (sections 1 – 4)

This section contains Section 1 -4 of the PSNC Teacher Certification Notebook. Some portions of these downloads will need to be printed and completed. Much of the material can be read on your computer. For staff members outside the USA, check with your national office or your Global Teen Challenge regional representative for details on how to be certified.

PSNC Teacher Certification Applications Parts 1 & 2

This section contains the Provisional (part 1) and Full (part 2) Teacher Certification Applications currently being used in the USA and also the international applications for those outside the USA. These applications may be used by any person desiring teacher certification as a guide for the certification process. For persons outside the USA, please download the International version of these applications. 08/2011

Overview of PSNC Teacher Training Program

This download contains an information form outlining the procedures to be used in applying for PSNC Teacher Certification. Choose the download for USA applications if you live in the USA or International form if you live outside the USA. This information would be helpful to anyone applying for PSNC certication to be used as a guide for certification.

Basic Intro to TC Residential Program Part 1: Induction

This course is the first of a 3 part series introducing the basics of the Teen Challenge residential recovery program. This course is designed for new staff and volunteers and for those who are interested in working with Teen Challenge. The goal of this course is to give a brief overview of the key elements that make up the induction phase of the TC residential program. This would typically be months 1-4 of the Teen Challenge residential program.

This course is available in: English, Spanish, Russian

How to have a great day every day

What part does God have in me having a great day? What is your part in making sure you have a great day? What part do problems have in robbing me of having a great day?

The Path to Maturity

How to stay on the path to addiction or the path to maturity. How do false beliefs connect to addictions? How does your response to problems set you up for the path to addiction or the path to maturity? How do your relationships with other people hinder or help your maturity?

When will your miracle come?

What miracles do you need in your life? Have you asked God for a miracle? Are you afraid to leave your comfort zone and take the risk for stepping out in faith? What if there is no miracle in this situation? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Returning to joy

How do you train your brain for the life skill of returning to joy? What does pure joy look like? When should you start to train your brain to return to joy? How do problems in your life provide opportunities to experience God’s pure joy? The study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Restoring Trust

How do you go about mending broken relationships? How do you know when it is the right time to restore a broken relationship? Who are the people you need to restore your relationship with? How easy is it for you to trust God? How is trusting God different from trusting other people? At the end there is a study guide for personal reflection or group discussion.

Boundaries in your mind

What areas of your thought life need new boundaries? How can you build boundaries in your mind? How can you protect the boundaries in your mind? What are the strategies that can help you attack evil thoughts whey they come into your mind? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Learning the life skill of accountability

Accountability is not your enemy, it’s your friend. So how can accountability help you? When it accountability inappropriate? To whom should you make yourself accountable? How can you make sure that accountability will help you? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Building positive, safe relationships with boundaries

What are boundaries? What kind of boundaries do you need in your life? We look at 4 kinds of boundaries: 1. Physical boundaries 2. Mental boundaries 3. Emotional boundaries 4. Spiritual boundaries. What is your attitude toward boundaries? How do boundaries relate to have a person with addiction in your family or circle of friends? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Are you trying to survive on fantasy relationships?

How are fantasy relationships different from real relationshuips? What the dangers of real relationships? What are the benefits of real relationships? The challenge of real relationships vs. fantasy relationships. The study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Are you trying to change without changing?

What kind of change does God want to see in our lives? Are you a dysfunctional Christian? What is the process that God uses to bring change into our lives? Why don’t some miracles last for people who have been healed? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Mending a broken heart

What are the steps to mending a broken heart? What kind of damage can a broken heart do in your life? Where will you let your pain take you? How strong is the urge in your life to get revenge? What place does forgiveness have in mending a broken heart? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

The power of secrets in your life

What is the destructive power of secrets in your life? How can you find the way out of secret sins in your life? Who needs to know about your secret sins of the past? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Dealing with Shame

Dealing with Shame: How do I know if it is from God? Many people struggle with shame. What causes people to be confused about how God wants them to respond to shame? When is shame a delusion? What triggers your shame? How can you get out of the shame trap? A study guide is at the end to be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Overcoming Fear

When trouble is all around, how can you win the battle in overcoming fear? How is your thought life related to overcoming fear? What are the tools that God has given us to battle our fears? What role does love have in winning the battle over fear? What are steps you can take to overcome fear in your life? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

How to respond when people hurt you

How can you love those who have hurt you? How can you bless those who curse you? WHat happens when you bless those who hurt you? What is God’s plan regarding revenge? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Delusion, Denial, Deception

Overcoming the trap of delusion, denial, deception. How easy is it for you to spot false beliefs in your own life? In the lives of others? How can you help your loved ones face the delusion in their lives? What are the steps you can take to overcome delusion and false beliefs in your life? The study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

Moving on with Jesus

When your loved one is in trouble–moving on with Jesus. How do you decide when to help your loved one and when to leave them behind? Does moving on with Jesus mean you have to abandon your family? How do you know when your help in preventing God from doing what he wants to do in the life of your loved one? A study guide is at the end for personal reflection or group discussion.

The Teen Challenge Day Program

This course provides an overview of how a Day Program can be operated by Teen Challenge, working with drug addicts. The overview includes a description of the daily schedule and the special challenges you will face in operating this type of a program in comparison to a TC residential recovery program. The TC Day Program offers a great model for new Teen Challenge ministries, or for those wishing to expand into new areas with a limited budget.

Basic Introduction to Teen Challenge Ministry

This course is the introductory session to Teen Challenge ministry, designed for new staff and volunteers and for those who are interested in working with Teen Challenge. It gives a broad overview of the key parts of the Teen Challenge ministry.

This course is available in: Chinese, English, Spanish, Russian

If I don’t help them, they won’t love me

Many live with the fear that if they fail to help their family member with a problem, they will be responsible for their loved one never getting better. In this article we explore the misconception healthy people have about love. We address the relationship between the right kind of help and how love fits into the situation. A study guide for personal reflection or group discussion is at the end of this article.

Making Right Choices

This article explores the challenge of making right choices in our daily living. We explore keys to making right choices, including the importance of looking at the consequences before making the decision. A study guide for personal reflection or group discussion is included at the end.

Overcoming Depression

When you want to help a loved one–Overcoming Depression. What are some of the basic starting places in offering help to someone who is struggling with depression? Available in English and Portuguese.

Renewing your mind

This article focuses on the challenge of renewing your mind. Explores what is your responsibility and what you can expect from God to help you in this process. A study guide for personal or group interaction is at the end of the article.
PDF file, 6 pages, file size 90 kb. Last revised August 31, 2009

A Positive Cure for Drug Addiction

This article gives a very clear presentation to drug users, explaining 5 steps they can take to find freedom from drug addiction. Dave Wilkerson presents a biblical foundation for dealing with drug addiction. This can be personalized and published locally. Contact Global Teen Challenge for more details.

What are your Triggers?

What are those things that trigger a response in your life? Do you let these triggers pull you down a destructive path?

Enabling

Are you offering the wrong kind of help to your loved ones? A study guide at the end can be used for personal reflection or group discussion.

TC Core Value 7 Servanthood

Servanthood: Dedicating ourselves to the success of others. This explores the basics of the TC core value Servanthood. What are the characteristics of a good servant? How do students from a background of addiction view servanthood? This course is available in: Chinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

TC Core Value 6 Faith

Faith: Believing God for the impossible. This explores the basics of the TC core value Faith. What is faith and how can I respond with faith at Teen Challenge? How can I lead TC students into a life of faith? This course is available in: Chinese, English, Spanish, Russian

TC Core Value 3 Community

Community: Working together and supporting one another. This explores the basics of the TC core value community. What is it and what priority does it have in Teen Challenge? How do we work together at Teen Challenge to display true community?
This course is available in: Chinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

TC Core Value 2 Compassion

Compassion: Embracing hope, love, and reconciliation. This explores the basics of the TC core value Compassion. What is it and who needs it? At Teen Challenge, how do you show compassion? What are its limits?
This course is available in: Chinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

TC Core Value 1 Integrity

Integrity: Living and working with excellence. This explores the basics of the TC core value Integrity. What is integrity? Why is it so important? How can I develop integrity in my life? How do Teen Challenge students view integrity?
This course is available in: Chinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

TC Core Values Introduction

This session is a basic introduction to the Teen Challenge core values and answers the questions: What are core values? Why did Teen Challenge establish these? How will these become your core values? This whole series is designed as a first teaching on core values for entry level staff. This course is available in: Chinese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

A Quick Look at the Bible – Student Material Downloads

Student Manuals, Study Guides, and supplemental reading lists are available for download in many languages. Note:The English version of the Group Studies materials are not available for download from the wordpress-357906-1111681.cloudwaysapps.com website. Printed copies may be purchased from teenchallengeusa.com. Those outside of the USA can request electronic versions of the English Group Studies curriculum by contacting Global Teen Challenge at [email protected].

This course is available in: French, Khmer, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Recognizing and Using Your Spiritual Gifts

This course covers the subject of spiritual gifts. The course studies the various Bible passages that speak of spiritual gifts and of their purpose in the body of Christ. It also gives helps in how to recognize the gifts that God has given to individuals.

12P Writing Student Learning Contracts

This session introduces student learning contracts, what are they and how to use them in Personal Studies.
It also gives helps and resources in how to prepare to write contracts for your students.

This course is available in: English, Spanish and Portuguese

Helping Students With Personal Application Goals

This course will provide tips and helps on assisting teachers and students with Personal Application Goals. This will be valuable to PSNC and GSNC teachers and anyone involved in Discipleship training. This course is available in: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian

Creative Teaching Methods

This course is part of the Group Studies teacher training. It is basic not only to the GSNC teachers but to all staff as they prepare teachings for discipleship training. It can also be useful for all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities.

Creative Lesson Planning

Staff training for the Group Studies Teacher Training. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry. Additional resources for this course are available below and are in:English,Portuguese,Spanish,Russian

Introducing the Group Studies for New Christians

This course is foundational to anyone teaching the Group Studies for New Christians curriculum. It gives a basic understanding of how the curriculum is structured and how it fits into the overall discipleship training of the Teen Challenge program. It is also useful to all staff members of Teen Challenge as an overview of the program.

This course is available in: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian

How Can I Train New Christians?

This course is the second session to both the Personal Studies for New Christians Teacher Training and the Group Studies for New Christians Teacher Training. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities. This course addresses the basic issues that need to be considered when teaching new Christians and the unique challenges you will face compared to those who are not new Christians. This course is in English, Russian

Keys to the Success of Teen Challenge-

This course is the introductory session to both the Personal Studies Teacher Training and the Group Studies Teacher Training. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities.

8P Helping Students with Personal Application Goals

This course will provide tips and helps on assisting teachers and students with Personal Application Goals. This will be valuable to PSNC and GSNC teachers and anyone involved in Discipleship training. 2009 This course is available in: English, Spanish, Russian

2P How Can I Train New Christians?

This course is the second session to both the Personal Studies for New Christians Teacher Training and the Group Studies for New Christians Teacher Training. It can also be useful for the basic training of all staff working in the Teen Challenge ministry no matter what their responsibilities. This course addresses the basic issues that need to be considered when teaching new Christians and the unique challenges you will face compared to those who are not new Christians. This course is available in English, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish.

1P Keys to the Success of Teen Challenge

This course provides a basic introduction the key issues that have made Teen Challenge a success for over 50 years. It provides a very basic overview of the key elements of the Christian discipleship method used in Teen Challenge. This is a basic course for all staff and volunteers. This course is also the introductory session to both the Personal Studies for New Christians Teacher Training and the Group Studies for New Christians Teacher Training. This course is available in:English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

Understanding Addictions

This course gives an understanding of addiction from a Biblical viewpoint. It goes on to discuss the types of addictions a person can be involved in. Lastly it then covers the phases of addiction that people experience.

This course is available in: English, Russian

Counseling The Drug Addict

This teaching on counseling the drug addict is being taught by David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge. It was recorded in the late 1970’s at Wilkerson’s Twin Oaks Leadership Academy in Lindale, Texas. Wilkerson had been working with alcoholics, drug addicts, gang members and prostitutes for nearly 20 years at the time. The advice he gives future Teen Challenge workers is still useful today.

Developing the Coffeehouse Strategy

Any new endeavor that is going to succeed must have a strategy and a coffeehouse is no exception.
The circular planning model* is one approach that can be used in thinking through a coffee house strategy. It covers all phases of strategy building: research, organization, action, and evaluation. It is circular, not linear, since each stage is interrelated and will be reconsidered throughout the process.

Integrity

This basic course by Dr. Jerry Nance examines the principles of integrity. It first looks at the benefits of integrity. Next it speaks of how one can develop integrity. Lastly it explains how ones beliefs, actions and speech can be used in evaluating ones integrity.

This course is available in: English, Russian

Basics of Developing a Mission Statement

Teen Challenge does not have a training course developed for this subject at this time.
The following link will take you to an extensive online library of resources designed to help non-profit organizations.
http://www.managementhelp.org/plan_dec/str_plan/stmnts.htm#
Just a few of the topics covered are:
Basics in Developing a Mission Statement,
Basics in Developing a Vision Statement,
Basics in Developing a Values Statement

Developing Decision-making Skills

There are choices to be made from the first day a person is born until he takes his dying breath. It is important to learn how to make good decisions.
Decision-making is an art, but it is also a science, and as such it is a skill that can be developed. Because a person must make choices everyday that will affect him the rest of his life, a careful study of how decisions are made may assist people in becoming more skillful decision-makers.

How Can I Know I’m a Christian? – Teacher Materials

Teachers Manuals, Teaching ideas, Powerpoints are avilable for download.are available for download in many languages. Note:The English version of the Group Studies materials are not available for download from the wordpress-357906-1111681.cloudwaysapps.com website. Printed copies may be purchased from teenchallengeusa.com. Those outside of the USA can request electronic versions of the English Group Studies curriculum by contacting Global Teen Challenge at [email protected].
This course is available in: Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Board of Directors Manual

A resource manual providing guidelines for developing a board of directors, assigning responsibilities and operating a Teen Challenge ministry. These guidelines are subject to change depending on the laws governing this type of ministry in your location.

Tents, Temples, and Palaces OT Survey

The books of the Old Testament are surveyed in this course, written by Rick Howard. This look at the Old Testament begins with creation, continues through the judgment of the Flood, and then picks up the theme of God’s chosen people, the seed of Abraham. The author discusses the writings of the Old Testament as an account of God’s dealing with the people He chose to use to bless the world. Many of the names, terms, and events that are often difficult to understand are addressed, along with questions that are pertinent to understanding the Old Testament period.

How to Study the Bible

This course will present basic facts about the Bible and give you a few methods by which to organize your study. Without a plan of action it would very difficult to build a house, sew a dress or graduate from school. But a plan of action makes any task more enjoyable and profitable. This course will equip you with a method of study that will help you to learn the principles of the Bible easily and put them into practice immediately. This Teen Challenge Training resource is being offered through a partnership with GlobalReach.org “How to Study the Bible” is an 8 -part lesson that can be viewed or downloaded from the following

Sharing the Good News

You have probably already shared your testimony with others and realized the need to give the message of salvation clearly and simply. You need to have at your fingertips the Scriptures that will aid you in responding to those who seek to know more about Jesus. Authors Robert and Evelyn Bolton will help you use what you already know about salvation and the joy of serving God so that you can better share the pleasure of being a Christian.

This Teen Challenge Training resource is being offered through a partnership with GlobalReach.org
Sharing the Good News is a 10 part lesson that can be viewed or downloaded from the following web address:
http://www.globalreach.org/index.cfm?event=lessonlist&cid=39

This course is available in: English, French, Russian

The Value of Work

This resource is an excellent study on how work is viewed in the Bible and how it should be viewed by Christians. This resource can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as teacher notes for training staff. It can be used as in individual lesson for staff training. It can also be used in both ways for training students in your program.

Building a Thriving Teen Challenge Organization

This course discusses the elements needed for building a thriving organization. It goes on to give the signs of a great organization and the kinds of leaders needed to accomplish this. There are also sections on building mission and a lasting vision for your organization. This would be considered an introductory course in the Organizational Management track.

Understanding Addictions

This course gives an understanding of addiction from a Biblical viewpoint. It goes on to discuss the types of addictions a person can be involved in. Lastly it then covers the phases of addiction that people experience.

Building A Winning Team

This course discusses the qualities needed for effective staff members. It goes on to give ideas of how to develop, recruit and keep committed staff members.
This course is available in: English, Russian,

Risk Management

Teen Challenge does not have a training course developed for this subject at this time.
The following link will take you to an extensive online library of resources designed to help non-profit organizations with Risk Management.
http://www.managementhelp.org/risk_mng/risk_mng.htm
Just a few of the topics covered are:
Introduction to Risk Management
Disaster Planning
Protecting Against Theft, Fraud, Forgery and Terrorism
Additional Information for Nonprofits

If you find any of these resources helpful, please email us at: [email protected] and let us know.

Board Relations and Development

Teen Challenge does not have a training course developed for this subject at this time.
The following link will take you to an extensive online library of resources designed to help non-profit organizations with Board Development.
http://www.managementhelp.org/boards/boards.htm
Just a few of the topics covered are:
Governing and Developing Your Board of Directors
Fiduciary Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members
How Much Should Nonprofit Board Be Involved in Management?
Outline of Board Roles and Responsibilities (nonprofit)
History of Nonprofit Boards in the U.S. (nonprofit)
Eight Basic Expectations a Chief Executive Has of His or Her Board
Good Governance in Meeting the Duties of Directors of Charities and Not-for-Profits
What Exactly IS the Board’s Job?
If you find any of these resources helpful, please email us at: [email protected] and let us know.

Principles of Financial Management and Accounting

Teen Challenge does not have a training course developed for this subject at this time.
The following link will take you to an extensive online library of resources designed to help non-profit organizations with financial management.
http://www.managementhelp.org/finance/np_fnce/np_fnce.htm
Just a few of the topics covered are:
Fiscal Sponsorship — Help You Get Started?
Your Board Treasurer — A Critical Resource to Help You Get Started,
Getting an Accountant or Bookkeeper to Help You, If Needed
Getting a Banker,
Buy Accounting Software to Help You?
Reviewing the Basics of Nonprofit Financial Management,

If you find any of these resources helpful, please email us at: [email protected] and let us know.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This course discusses the qualities needed for an effective team. It goes on to give tools for evaluating your team and instructions on how to begin the process of team building.

Compassion Fatigue

This 3 part video series addresses the issue of Compassion Fatigue. Many caregivers, medical workers and ministry workers have experienced this form of burnout. This is particularly true in Teen Challenge ministry. This course defines Compassion Fatigue and then goes on to give help in recognizing, preventing and treating this condition. This is meant to be used as an introductory teaching.
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Understanding the Steps to Relapse

2nd Edition. This course examines the issues of relapse, addiction, recovery and healthy living. It discusses 37 symptoms of relapse and ways to prevent relapse from happening. It presents the characteristics that lead to addiction and life-controlling problems. It then goes on to speak about recovery and healthy living and what healthy living should look like. The videos available are bi-lingual, Spanish and English. Of the 5 video sessions, one is missing #4. We plan to have that available in the next few months. Date 2nd edition last revised: March 2013

Intro. to Coffee House Ministry

Since 1957, coffeehouse evangelism has proven to be a very useful ministry tool in reaching people for Christ. In this period of time, much has been learned to correct the many discouraging failures and enhance the overall effectiveness of coffeehouse work.
At this point in time, God is still blessing and choosing to use coffeehouses as valuable means of evangelism, but a more sensitive, mature, and Spirit-directed approach is being required. This lesson seeks to lay down some fundamental principles that will help in establishing a healthy, powerful, and effective coffeehouse ministry.

This course is available in: English, Russian

Security or Sabotage

This course examines the problems that can occur when a leader has personal insecurity issues. It gives help on how to indentify insecurity and the lies that go with them. The lesson goes on to give Biblical principles on how to overcome these insecurities.

First Things First

This presentation, based on the bestselling book by Stephen R. Covey, addresses the issue of time management from the perspective of effectiveness rather than efficiency. It demonstrates how to find our personal compass and fine tune it to what is most important in our lives. It then gives tools on how to stay on track keeping first things first.

Planning for Staff Development and Training

This presentation discusses various methods for staff training. The lesson is designed for directors and upper level staff to help guide them in developing an ongoing staff training program. It begins with evaluating the current training in place and then moves on to assess the needs for future staff development.

Delegation

This brief article introduces the basic principles of delegation. It defines delegation and then give reasons why you should delegate and why people do not delegate. It then lists steps of effective delegation and then gives helps with trouble areas.

Teen Challenge Principles and Projections

This is a brief article that introduces the basic principles of the Teen Challenge Program and how these principles have lead to the success of this ministry. It goes on to examine more closely four areas unique to Teen Challenge ministry and culture. These areas are the special people group focus, the purpose and goals of the ministry, discipleship principles, and outreach methods.

Principles of Leadership/The Five Levels of Leadership

This course examines principles of leadership that are found in the book of Nehemiah and in the New Testament. It examines five levels of leadership and how to advance up these levels. It then studies the principles of empowering leaders. Lastly it contrasts the concepts of developing followers with that of developing leaders.

Note:There are two English versions of the PowerPoint available, one has been adapted for Teen Challenge use by Jerry Nance, the other is the original version of the Equip lesson. Versions in other languages are in their original form as provided from EQUIP.

Four Qualities of Effective Leadership

This course examines four qualities that every leader needs to develop: character, perspective, courage and favor. Practical steps are given on how to develop each quality in your life. McManus also addresses the question: what happens if I am missing one or more of these leadership qualities?

This course is available in: Chinese, Russian

Developing Core Values

Note:This PowerPoint presentation includes presenter notes in the presentation.

This course cover the basics of Core values. It will define core values, what they are and are not. It then goes on to explain how to discover, develop and then implement Biblical core values.
This presentation was compiled from the book Values-Driven Leadership: Discovering and Developing Your Core Values for Ministry by Aubrey Malphurs, Baker Books; 2nd edition (August 1, 2004) Used with permission from the author.

Leaving a Legacy

This article was originally printed in the Global Teen Challenge newsletter Leadership Link December 2009 and January 2010.