Name: Craig Jemmott
Age: 45 Hometown: Queens New York
Teen Challenge Center: Arizona Tucson Men’s Induction Center. 2013 Graduate from Teen Challenge of Arizona
My Testimony: At the age of 29, my life took a huge turn that lasted 12 years before I found Teen Challenge. My addiction to crack cocaine took me to places that I never ever dreamed of going. It was at Teen Challenge where God met me, right where I was at, and through His grace I will be forever changed.
The Purpose and Calling God has Given Me: My purpose is to love the unlovable and to reach the unreachable with the gospel of good news in our Lord, Jesus Christ. The calling is to be a shepherd to a flock.
The ELP’s Impact on My Leadership: Level 1 of ELP has shown me the importance of being an Armor Bearer, Team Player, and making healthy boundaries in my personal life and work environment which resulted in teaching me the value of being a “Servant Leader.” While serving as the Intake Coordinator, I learned how to organize my work day as the result of taking the ELP Administrative Career Track. This helped me to become the organized leader that I am today.
We will resume our monthly (3rd Friday’s) ELP Revolutionized Leadership webinars this month with a discussion on Motivational Gifts and how we put these to use in the Teen Challenge context. Tune in Fri, Feb 21st at 10:30am (eastern) for this live webinar. We will send out a link to the webinar a few days prior to the date.
Level I Adult
This month our course is Armor Bearer and our text: God’s Armor Bearer by Terry Nance. Terry discusses how to support the vision of our leader as God helps us to accomplish our vision in due season. The books, workbook and DVD series will give understanding in just how to accomplish God’s plan as an armor bearer doing God’s will.
Level I Adolescent
Our course for the Adolescent track is Servant Leadership and our text: Help, I’m a Student Leader! by Doug Fields. Doug talks about the fact that you as a student, can also be a leader. The book introduces servant leadership, talks about the heart of a servant, gives practical tips on the attitudes and actions of a servant-leader and provides guidance to your unique leadership role – not just in Teen Challenge but in your sphere of influence.
Monthly Book Orders and Grades
Southeast region 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. Thank you.