Start a Center

Thank you for your interest in the Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Ministry.  This page is intended to help you better understand how ATC is organized and what considerations there are in determining new growth development.

New Center Policy

Any new ATC ministry concept, effective August 19, 2022, would need to be adopted and governed by a current ATC corporation. This will allow for stable growth opportunity, ensure the ATC brand is not confused and minimizes failure risk in any given market.

Step 1: Contact Us

Once learning more about the Adult & Teen Challenge ministry and our new center policy, please contact us.

Step 2: Regional Representative Engagement

ATCUSA will inform the appropriate regional representative for the proposed market. The ATC Regional Representative will arrange a time to meet with the individual(s) and begin the discussions of the proposal. If the Regional Representative determines the considerations are met, they will contact the nearest ATC corporation to have an initial discussion.

Step 3: ATC Corporation Approval

If the local (or nearest) corporation approves moving forward, then the ATC Regional Representative will introduce the Executive Director/CEO of the ATC corporation to the individual(s).

Step 4: Interview

The ATC corporation that approves will proceed with coordinating formal interviews, background check(s), and business plan according to that corporation’s policies. The ATC Corporation will notify the National Office and, as a courtesy, the local District of the Assemblies of God of the approved new center location and timeline.

Step 5: Next Steps

The ATC corporation will sign a Certificate of Affiliation and New Center Form with the National Office. The Director of Field Operations will notify the new center of the next steps to achieve full accreditation status.

More Information

For more information about the process, email or call the National Office at 417-581-2181 ext 205.