One of the essential characteristics of a leader is integrity. As Teen Challenge leaders, we define integrity as “living and working with excellence.” This is not only a goal, but an expectation in TC leadership. How can we lead others and expect students entering our program to see Jesus if we do not operate with…

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Why is vision important?  Vision is one of our core values in Teen Challenge. Vision is seeing beyond the present and it is one of the essentials of effective leading. It is important to see beyond our present circumstances into the future fulfillment of our dream.  A leader is one who knows the way, goes…

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Our vision is to Put Hope Within Reach of every individual who is struggling with addiction. But, how do we get closer to the crisis? How do we deliver care to the 9 out of 10 addicts who never seek treatment? How do we reach the 270 million people struggling with substance abuse around the…

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A Life Recovered Tara’s Story “A Miracle of Survival & Rebirth” Influenced by the friends in the neighborhood she grew up in, Tara began experimenting with drugs at the age of 12. What started with smoking marijuana, quickly led to stronger drugs. Before she knew it, she was addicted to crack cocaine and dangerously injecting…

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The older I become, the more I see the importance of raising up sons and daughters to carry the torch. We see this same conviction in the life of Jesus. Early on in His ministry He understood His purpose, stayed true to it until His death, and began raising up men to carry His message.…

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When I think of the many needs around the world, I quite often say, “God sure has missed a lot of opportunities to be early!” Do you feel that way today? I have never understood God’s timing on when He chooses to deliver His answers and/or provisions. I know many readers of this article have…

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As leaders, we can delegate anything except our responsibility. Leaders simply cannot give it away. We can model it. We can teach it. We can share it, but we still own our role and leadership responsibilities. Responsibility is the capacity to meet obligations, the act of being accountable, and a duty of trust. It is…

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A Life Recovered Georgiana’s Story “Addiction Stole Eight Years of My Life” Addiction took its toll on Georgiana. It destroyed her relationships. It stole eight years of her life. It clouded her decisions. It made her want to end her life. “I started stealing from my mother and father, leaving them with nothing,” Georgiana remembers.…

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Every leader faces challenges and self-doubts. Sometimes, our limitations are real, but often times, they are merely perceived. We have many biblical examples of men who felt less than qualified to be leaders. Moses, Saul, and even David, felt less than capable to do what God was asking them to do. Moses struggled with a…

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Visionary Leadership… “Seeing Beyond the Present”   This month, I’d like to share a few things I have learned about visionary leadership. Leaders who can see beyond the present have vision. Those leaders who have a dream for their centers and can see down the road to an end goal are more likely to get…

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