About the National Office
Teen Challenge International, USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides leadership and services to the entire network of Teen Challenge ministries throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The Executive Director of Teen Challenge USA serves as a national representative and spokesman for the constituency of Teen Challenge ministries. The role of the National Office is to provide leadership by way of accreditation standards, curriculum distribution, a referral source for people who need Teen Challenge’s services, training, and management assistance in order to enable each of the local Teen Challenge ministries to accomplish their mission.
To provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally-sound, emotionally-balanced, socially-adjusted, physically-well, and spiritually-alive.
Departments & Services
Accreditation standards have been developed for the purpose of providing a means to maintain the integrity and unity of the Teen Challenge ministries and to enable Teen Challenge to fulfill its purpose. The goals of accreditation are as follows:
- To ensure that the standards are a tool for facilitating quality and consistency in all Teen Challenge centers.
- To ensure the sovereignty and local control of each Teen Challenge center with minimum restrictions which are implemented for the legal, ethical and spiritual well being of all.
- To assist in providing a measure of public acceptance and approval, hopefully assisting in the center’s public relations and fund-raising efforts, through the awarding of accreditation. A full-time Accreditation Manager is part of the National Office staff.
Curriculum Development & Training
The National Office provides assistance in training Teen Challenge staff by conducting national conferences, participating in regional conferences, and by developing training materials and sourcing instructors to conduct seminars to address specific staff training needs. A full-time Training and Curriculum Development Manager is part of the National Office staff.
We also manage the development, production and distribution of student curriculum materials that are used in the centers. Most of the educational content applies Biblical principles to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
Sales & Promotions
Handles the production and sales of our Teen Challenge curriculum. A wide range of new Christian discipleship materials and staff training materials including Group Studies and Personal Studies for New Christians for students are available. Teen Challenge staff training resources exist to equip staff for their roles in helping students.
Teen Challenge USA also produces a quarterly newsletter, Miracles, for donors and a quarterly newsletter for Teen Challenge centers, Connections. There is also a line of promotional materials including brochures, video and the 50 Years of Miracles book.
Another role of the National Office is to serve as a referral source for people who need Teen Challenge’s services. A national directory of Teen Challenge centers and services is updated weekly and the National Office responds to over five thousand telephone calls and e-mails every year from people seeking information about, or referral to, a Teen Challenge center.
Business Administration Assistance
Along with the previously mentioned roles, the National Office strives to provide management assistance by helping the centers find answers to human resources issues, legal questions, IRS reporting, insurance questions and many other issues.
The Global Internship Program provides an extraordinary opportunity for ministry students seeking a unique learning environment. An internship with Teen Challenge is a hands-on experience where the intern is assigned to an outreach that fits their learning goals and interests. Ministry-focused students often feel attracted to Teen Challenge internships because it represents an opportunity to live out their faith commitment in a real way. Typically, most interns are people who are looking for a learning experience that is "out of the box".
Interns who are interested in serving overseas must complete the application process that includes their testimony, their God-given calling, and references. After completing this process, depending on their education or personal experiences, the intern will go through either a 2-week training camp or a 2 ½-month training program. Each will help to equip the intern with the tools they will need to succeed on the mission field. After completing the training process and their monthly support is in order, we will help match them with a Global Teen Challenge program where they can best serve.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Global Teen Challenge via mail, phone, fax, or email:
236 Leadership Lane
Jesup, GA 31545
You can contact us two ways:
Contact our National Director of Development at (417) 581-2181 or email email@example.com.
Contact our representatives at AG Financial Solutions at (417) 831-4776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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