Posts by Global Teen Challenge

Dream to Reality

Dream to Reality What do you think of when someone talks about having a dream? I am always intrigued when someone begins to describe a dream they have for expanding their area of ministry or developing a new ministry or business.   Dreams that have substance are ones that create passion. An individual who speaks…

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Commitment

I want to talk to you this month about commitment. Let’s look together at a powerful passage that speaks to the level of our commitment.   “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9, NIV).   Look at how some…

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Spring Newsletter

A LIFE RESTORED Natt’s Story A FAMILY RESCUED Natt is a caring and loving mother of two sons and two daughters in Cambodia. But even Natt’s love for her children couldn’t save her from the shackles of addiction once her husband was sent to prison and the stress of providing for her family overwhelmed her. …

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Showing Gratitude

In Luke 17: 11-19, we see the story of Jesus cleansing the lepers. It is a perfect example of the general attitude of the majority. Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem when a group of 10 lepers met Him from a distance. They cried out, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” Jesus simply said,…

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Wrestling With God

In Genesis, chapters 23-30 we see Jacob being deceitful; taking advantage of his brother, Esau; and lying to his father, Isaac. He had made Esau so angry he had to flee the country. Then, in Genesis 32 we read about Jacob’s journey to the land God had promised to release to Abraham, Isaac, and now…

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This is the Season of Hope!

I live in an area that is impacted by every season of the year. In the spring, the rains come, the flowers erupt and the trees turn bright green. All too quickly, summer arrives and it gets hot and humid, requiring air conditioning to survive. Then, autumn arrives to cool the temperature down, the flowers fade…

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“Our” Amazing Teen Challenge Family

For the last 30 years or more, I have heard leaders in Teen Challenge struggle to define the valid outcomes of our program. We are often asked, “What is your success rate?” Donors, foundations, business leaders, and government officials are more concerned with the outcomes of a treatment program today than ever before. People are…

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Validating Our Outcomes

For the last 30 years or more, I have heard leaders in Teen Challenge struggle to define the valid outcomes of our program. We are often asked, “What is your success rate?” Donors, foundations, business leaders, and government officials are more concerned with the outcomes of a treatment program today than ever before. People are…

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Staying the Course

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Teen Challenge this year, we can’t help but look back at those who have gone before us and paved the way. We are so thankful for the hundreds of directors and staff who have held true to the values on which this ministry was built. These faithful leaders invested…

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Organizational Clarity

Jesus, the greatest communicator who ever lived, amazed listeners with His clarity. His words—timely and truthful—came from a heart of compassion modeled in His life. In Matthew 7:28, 29 we read, “When Jesus finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching because he taught as one who had the authority and not…

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