Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Our Vision

Freeing all people from life-controlling issues through the power of Jesus Christ!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide teens & adults freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues through Christ-centered solutions. The National Office strives to accomplish that mission by empowering, educating, and equipping the local centers.

EMPOWER
We want to provide you and your loved ones with hope for a new drug-free future through the power of Jesus.

EDUCATE
We exhibit and inspire excellence. We provide curriculum for students and training tools so they can learn dependence on God. Our programs foster role clarity and place tools in their hands to learn a new way of living.

EQUIP
We are stronger together. Our office nurtures resource connections and seeks out funding options to strengthen the ministries. We also pursue legislative positional opinions to remove barriers that stand in the way.

Core Values

  • INTEGRITY
    • We treat people like Jesus did, with eyes of grace while speaking the truth.
  • EXCELLENCE
    • Everything between the long-distance vision to the day-to-day tasks, our ministry is worth our very best effort.
  • SERVICE
    • The men, women, and teens in our care are treasured by our Savior, and we are honored to serve them.
  • LEADERSHIP
    • We live to become more like Jesus and invite as many people to come with us.

Core Strategies

  • Evangelism & Discipleship are at the center of everything we do
  • Developing leaders from within as the transformed become transformers
  • Engage the culture through a Biblical worldview

The Next 5 Years

  1. SUSTAINABILITY
    • As an organization, we must practice both wise stewardship and intentional development of financial resources available for ministry. Diversification of income streams will be a key factor in ensuring that we operate from a position of financial stability. We will particularly encourage development of social enterprises such as thrift shops, coffee houses, and cottage industries as a means to generate revenue and also reach those in need.
  2. CURRICULUM OPTIMIZATION
    • We are undertaking significant curriculum development with 48 new courses being introduced for personal studies. Our general studies curriculum will also be greatly enhanced. All courses will soon be accessible via a new online learning management system.
  3. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
    • We will increase investment in the professional, personal, and spiritual development of each of our staff. We will soon unveil several online resources including certification tracks for managers. We are also exploring the creation of a new Center for Innovation & Learning where we can test systems and processes to develop a new standard of Teen Challenge “best practices”.
  4. TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENT
    • We are going to greatly increase our investment in technology to improve our inputs and outcomes. Tools such as the online learning management system as well as a comprehensive student management system will allow us to foster success as well as better measure our effectiveness.
  5. NON-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMMING STRATEGY
    • By working with churches and partners like Living Free, we must expand the number of resources available to reach those with life-controlling issues. Many of those struggling with substance abuse are unable to enter residential programs but still need support. We must find a way to reach them. This will also include a national evangelism strategy to be announced soon.
  6. SCHOLARSHIPS
    • We will work to establish an endowment fund that will generate scholarship income for perpetuity. Proceeds may be used to offset costs to families of those enrolled, or even to provide resources for graduates to pursue academic degrees or trade certification programs.
  7. PREVENTION STRATEGY
    • We will be looking at revamping our prevention strategies through programs like Stay Sharp and others. Adult & Teen Challenge must become a larger presence in the area of prevention.

Community in Prayer

Our ministry is more than a recovery program. We are a path lighting the way to Jesus, the One who holds the keys to freedom from life-controlling problems.

As you go through your day-to-day activities, the National Office lifts you and your loved ones to Him. We pray for wisdom as you make decisions, His words as you speak to those who need truth, comfort when you are discouraged, and strength when you are exhausted. We stand with you in prayer across the miles.

Visit our Prayer Partner page to submit prayer requests or join our Prayer Partner email list.