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.
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.
Look out for new winter apparels coming soon to the ELP store http://elp.tc/whats-new/store/. Our ELP starter pack will include a headset for the main purpose of connecting to our webinars. All Southeast Region Rep’s will be sent a new headset soon. Our next webinar will be Fri, Oct 18th 10:30am eastern. Make it a date.
Level I Adult
This month our course is Boundaries and our text: Boundaries by Drs. Cloud & Townsend. Boundaries help us to identify when to say yes, how to say no and take control of our lives. This is a 2-month course. A shorter version of the workbook can be downloaded at elp.tc.
Level I Adolescents
The course for the adolescent track is Discover Your God-given Gifts and our text: Congratulations…You’re Gifted! by Doug Fields & Erik Rees. Our emerging leaders will discover where their God-given passions and strengths intersect and learn more about their SHAPE.
Monthly Book Orders and Grade Sheet
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 email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Thank you.
“If you want to go quickly go alone, if you want to go far, build a team around you.”
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?
This month we welcome Sandra Marotta and Jessica Bullock (Southwest Florida) and Danielle McKinney (Pensacola Women’s) to the Level II! Welcome ladies! We look forward to working with you to grow you and prepare you for His kingdom work.
Congratulations Anna Spencer (Columbus Girls) for completing Level II!
Congratulations Katie Rice (West Florida Boys) for starting your electives!
Our core course this month is Leadership Principles and our text: 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell. Maxwell says:
“Whether you are a follower who is just beginning to discover the impact of leadership or a natural leader who already has followers, you can become a better leader. As you read about the laws, you’ll recognize that you may already practice some of them effectively. Other laws will expose weaknesses you didn’t know you had, but the greater the number of laws you learn, the better leader you will become. Each law is like a tool, ready to be picked up and used to help you achieve your dreams and add value to other people.”
~ John Maxwell.
I will send you the DVD’s for this course from the office. We’ll begin posting for this course on Monday, September 16th. As always, looking forward to the learning experience on the discussion board.
Check out our newest ELP store item! We have Black and Orange ELP pens now available for purchase. These are great items to get all of your Emerging Leaders at your local Teen Challenge program. Click on the image above to go to the ELP Online store and place your order today!
We are continuing with our 3-month course Values in Leadership text: People First by Jack Lannom. Great insights are coming out of your posts – you guys are doing an amazing job! Remember to fill-in your Personal Action Plans at the end of each acrostic (you will turn those in at the end of the course).
For those of you doing the Elective Track, great questions and insights! I see the future leaders of Teen Challenge beaming brighter and brighter.