Discipleship is the process where a person becomes a disciple of Jesus – a student. Teen Challenge USA is a discipleship program, meaning that we help our students to form a personal relationship with Jesus. Part of their discipleship training involves studying God’s Word – the Bible, developing the daily practice of prayer, and forming a meaningful connection with Christian community.
Through our systematic Bible-based curriculum, Teen Challenge USA students learn to recognize the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives, apply God’s Word to their life circumstances, invite the power of God to help them overcome their life-controlling problems, and learn to become more Christ-like.
Group Studies for New Christians (GSNC) is a series of fourteen week-long classes developed by Teen Challenge USA. GSNC classes are offered in every residential Teen Challenge program in the country. These classes teach Biblical principles and cultivate a knowledge base that will help students develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ as they overcome their life-controlling problems.Learn more about GSNC
Personal Studies for New Christians (PSNC) is an individual study program developed by Teen Challenge USA. Teen Challenge students and their mentors design an individual study program through a mutually agreed upon learning contract that addresses the unique needs, concerns, and issues that they struggle with. Students work through the items of their PSNC learning contract at their own pace.
PSNC learning contracts include such elements as Scripture memorization, reading assignments, topical studies, and applying these to each students’ unique issues or circumstances.Learn more about PSNC
Advanced Studies for New Christians
Teen Challenge USA utilizes the considerable knowledge and experience of Teen Challenge staff throughout the country to gather supplemental materials to address unique needs with highly specialized and vetted resources. Advanced Studies for New Christians (ASNC) offers a compilation of the ever-expanding library of relevant resources.
Categories of resources offered through ASNC include apologetics, eating disorders, finances, sexual purity, and special needs, to name a few.
Living Free is a faith-based small group curriculum that addresses life-controlling problems. Living Free is often included in the discipleship work of a variety of churches, prisons, rehabilitation ministries, and missions. Some residential Teen Challenge programs include Living Free curriculum in their discipleship program.