Teen Challenge Center: Teen Challenge Southeast Region Orlando 2017
Testimony: I was once ensnared by the chains of addiction and mental health struggles. An encounter with Jesus Christ set me free. When I surrendered my life to Christ everything started to change. God has delivered me from addiction to narcotics, healed me of depression and the diagnosed PTSD from the trauma that I experienced as a child. I was once a broken man and I have found healing and hope in Christ, He has made me whole!
What do you enjoy most about your role: I enjoy seeing and working with those responding to the call of God upon their lives. This role has given me a newfound desire to build others up and to be challenged in my development as a leader.
Why do you feel that leadership and training are valuable: It is essential that we remain teachable as leaders and that we are always looking for new ways to reach the lost of the world for Christ. God is equipping the saints for the establishment of His kingdom. Through leadership and training we are joining the ranks of God’s army!
We are so excited to announce that our next ELP Revolutionized Leadership webinar is scheduled for December 20th at 10am. We do this monthly training for Teen Challenge staff and students all over the country. This is a great place that you can get valuable information on how to lead better and also get to interact with other leaders around the USA. We love to welcome Teen Challenge staff, interns, students and also anyone interested in joining us for leadership training!
This month we will be talking about: “Change: An Uphill Climb.”
Remember to pick up your ELP wears, Put Hope Within Reach tees and TC DNA tees from the ELP store. All proceeds go directly towards funding the vision of raising up the next generation of leaders in TC. By purchasing our apparel, you are helping fund our mission; To put hope within reach of every addict!
NOT SO WITH YOU – SHORT SLEEVE
This is a lightweight and very fashionable t-shirt – One of the core values of the ELP is “Servant Leadership”. In Matthew 20, Jesus is explaining this new concept of leadership. When Jesus said, “Not so with you”, he was telling the disciples that they were going to have to encounter a shift in thinking if they were to be successful. Later on in the same conversation, Jesus resolves this obscure idea by saying, “…just as the Son of Man did not come to be serve, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many…”
PUT HOPE WITHIN REACH
Want to be a part of “Putting Hope WIthin Reach of Every Addict”? All of the proceeds from the sales of this shirt help raise leaders to spread the Gospel to the masses. You can be a part of this audacious task today!
Support the Teen Challenge DNA by wearing this shirt! Each of the strands of our DNA are designed in this unique double helix design. Get one today!
ZIPPER HOODIE – (UNISEX)
Identify. Equip. Train. This uniqe ELP design is printed on an American Apparel zippered hoodie, which is the highest quality garment avaialble. Support the Emerging Leader Program and purchase one today.
Our core course this month is Practical Christianity and our text: Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald. MacDonald equips a new generation to live life from the inside out, cultivating the inner victory necessary for public effectiveness. Your first post will be up on the forum Monday, Nov 18th.
Remember to return the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership DVD’s asap. Centers will be billed the cost of the DVD set $299.99 + shipping if not returned.
As always, looking forward to chat with you on the discussion board.
Thank you to all of our ELP Rep’s who have served and continues to serve gen-next well. We are dedicated to the success of every student.
Coming in December!!!
Look out for new apparels on the ELP store; ‘ELP’ dress shirts (long & short sleeve),’Put Hope Within Reach’ golf shirts & tees and ‘TC DNA’ polyester shirts & tees.
Level I Adult
This month we continue with our course Boundaries and our text: Boundaries by Dr’s. Cloud & Townsend. Boundaries define what is me and what is not me. “Learn the power of saying ‘no’ because what you focus on expands. You may not go wide but you may go deep.” ~ Tim Elmore
Level I Adolescents
The course for the adolescent track is Self Leadership and our text: Habitudes I – “The Art of Self Leadership by Dr. Tim Elmore. Elmore says “the leadership journey begins with self-leadership – we must lead ourselves before we lead anyone else.” In our daily interaction with others it’s the invisible parts of our lives that is most important. Do you make a difference in the world you live in? How do you add value to others?
Monthly Book Orders and Grades
Southeast Rep’s can go to Google Drive and search for ELP Monthly Order Form and Grade Sheet Edited. Look for your center’s name in the tabs at the bottom and fill in your center’s information. No need to save or email the spreadsheet (Google Drive saves it and I can access the info from my Drive). If you place an initial order on the form and update the order later (i.e. add 2 more books) after we have ordered your books, please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com to let us know. Thank you.
My name is Jessica Jacobsen. I’m 36 years old, and I’m from Haughton Louisiana. I work at Mount Grace for Women. I’ve been a staff member here since September 2012. I graduated from Mount Grace on September 15th 2012. I came to Mount Grace addicted, hopeless, broken, and searching for more. Within a month of being here, I had a supernatural encounter with Jesus Christ that radically transformed me from the inside out. God has called me to teach, and I am currently the Dean of Students here. He has recently given me a desire to counsel as well, and I’m currently pursuing that. Without the ELP program, I wouldn’t have had a model to go by. This program, along with the example my leaders set, is teaching me how to be an effective leader.
Our core course this month is Conflict Management and our text: The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. This book has personally transformed my life. Years ago, our leadership team in Jamaica studied this book together and it totally transformed the way we communicate and solve conflict. I’ll be sending you copies of the pdf workbook via email. Your first post will be up on the forum Tue, Oct 15th.
Remember to return the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership DVD’s by Monday, Oct 21st. Centers will be billed the cost of the DVD set $299.99 + shipping, if not returned.
As always, looking forward to chat with you on the discussion board.
In August a group from Ozark’s Teen Challenge took a group of their Emerging Leaders Program students and staff to minister in Haiti. They spent the week in Port Au Prince and surrounding areas ministering in churches, villages and even juvenile prisons. The trip was not only one that blessed the thousands of lives they impacted in Haiti but also was completely life-changing for every single person that was able to go on the trip!
ELP Students at Haitian Prison
Here is a quote from the Director Jake Lynch about the trip:
We had such a awesome time in Haiti, God used the boys so powerfully as we ministered. We visited one of the few juvenile prisons in Port-Au-Prince where most the young men were involved in horrible crimes. We couldn’t take cameras inside but we shared in 2 dormitories and brought the message of Hope to many young men that received Christ that day! We shared in every venue from large churches, ghettos and even mountain villages. Paul an OTC student said about the missions trip “We here stories of big crusades coming to other countries and thousands coming to Christ, but for us it felt like an underground movement that God is doing in Haiti, one person at a time.” We are so thankful for the churches and people who supported us to bring the Gospel to Haiti…one person at a time!
ELP Students ministering in a Haitian Village
How has taking students on overseas mission trips effected your Teen Challenge program?
My name is Carla and I have worked for Teen Challenge for 10 years since graduating the program in 2003. I knew at 4 months in the program that I would work for Teen Challenge for what I thought would be, until the rapture happened. I always knew I wanted to be a drug counselor but never dreamed of it being with a faith based program.
When I started out as staff, I didn’t know much and everything I had learned was just God and me. After several years, I felt I had grown and knew as much as I was going to know and learn. I had the mentality, this is how it’s done and that’s just how it is.
When I married, I married a man that always wanted to learn and knew there was more to what we do. He began taking ELP while attending TCIMI in Oregon and continued into Level 2 and is now in Level 3. He always shared with me what he was learning and something in me began stirring – drawing me towards ELP. It was remembering all that had been spoken over me during my spiritual journey and not knowing how it was all going to happen. If I didn’t know how it was going to work, I needed to be open to learning new things. I knew I was called to Teen Challenge and I also knew my way wasn’t the only way. What worked for me wasn’t necessarily going to work for others.
I was doing what the Lord called me to do and to do that I have to remain teachable and willing. ELP is an opportunity for me to do just that, but what I learn helps me to be better at what I do.
Now I am in Level 3 which will take 2 years to finish. Everything I do is training ground for what God has planned for me. ELP is a part of that plan..I can’t stop learning and have to keep persevering towards what He has planned for me.
Testimony: As a kid I was forced to go to church but as I got older I chose the things of this world instead of doing what I knew was right. After losing my dad in a tragic hunting accident what I once did for fun became a way to escape reality. I was a full blown crack and opiate addict by age 25. I had a college degree but my life was such a mess I couldn’t keep a job. I knew there was more to life and God was the only one that could help me.
Teen Challenge Center: Fort Myers Women
The Purpose and Calling God has Given Me: I was called into Missions where my purpose is to reach out and help the lost and hopeless.
ELP’s Impact on my Leadership: I learned to be a servant leader. I have also learned that being a leader at times means doing the jobs no one else wants to do and doing them with a smile on my face and joy in my heart. Everything I do, I do for the Glory of God and with Integrity.