Discipleship is what sets us apart from most recovery programs.  This means the foundation of our program is to teach our students to form a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  It is this central spiritual dynamic upon which all Teen Challenge centers are built.  We call this the "Jesus Factor" and it is largely responsible for the success rate of Teen Challenge.  A student's training includes studying God's word, developing the daily practice of prayer, and forming a connection with the Holy Spirit.   Through our systematic Bible-based curriculum, Teen Challenge students learn to recognize the Holy Spirit's work in their lives, apply God's word to their life circumstances, and invite God's power to help them overcome their life-controlling problems.  

Group Studies for New Christians (GSNC)

Group Studies for New Christians are done in a group format.  The 14 different courses include a variety of biblical principles and cultivate a knowledge base that is foundational in helping students learn how to develop a deeper relationsip with Christ as they overcome life controlling problems.  Designed with the new believer in mind, however, this is excellent material for anyone to study.

GSNC Courses:

•  How Can I Know I'm A Christian

•  A Quick Look at the Bible

•  Attitudes

•  Tempation

•  Successful Christian Living

•  Growing Through Failure

•  Christian Practices

•  Obedience to God

•  Obedience to Man

•  Anger and Personal Rights

•  How to Study the Bible

•  Love and Accepting Myself

•  Personal Relationships with Others

•  Spiritual Power and the Supernatural

Personal Studies for New Christians (PSNC)

Personal Studies for New Christians is an individual study program developed by Teen Challenge USA.  This part of the education is done on an individual basis at a student's own pace.  These courses address the unique needs, concerns, and issues for each particular student.  

Core Classes:

•  Bible Reading

•  Character Qualities

•  Personal Reading

•  Scripture Memorization

•  Sunday Sermon Personalization

Level 100:

•  Growing Through Failure

•  Does God Have Plans for My World

•  A New Look at Life

•  Yes! I Want to Become a Christian

•  My Questions about Christianity

•  I'm Not Sure if I'm a Christian

•  Now That I'm a Christian

•  Who is God?

•  God's Plan for the Family

Level 200:

•  Showing Kindness

•  Forgiving Others

•  Your Thoughts

•  A New Way of Talking

•  Showing Respect

•  Enthusiasm

•  Showing Gentleness

Level 300:

•  I'm Here

•  New Hope for Life

•  Go See the Judge

•  Discoveries of Today

•  Biography of My Family

•  Responsibility

•  My Life of Work

•  Interviewing Christian Workers

•  Sometimes I Feel Like Leaving

Level 400:

•  God's Expression of Love