God wants us to know freedom from addiction and destructive behavior. While this world promises freedom outside of God’s established boundaries, the road leads to entrapment and a life out of control.
Adult & Teen Challenge is a Christian Discipleship program for persons with life controlling addictions, such as drugs and alcohol. Our ultimate goal is to bring a person into a right relationship with the Lord so they may live responsibly.
Adult & Teen Challenge of Wisconsin creates an environment where people can experience God. Viewing life through God’s lens is where recovery begins. Our participants learn to establish new boundaries and enjoy the freedom that comes from living within them.
Facing our fears, failures, and disappointments is painful, but it is necessary to open our hearts to clarity and order. We begin to assume responsibility for our thoughts, choices, who we call friends, where we go, how we treat others, and how we react to situations.
At Adult & Teen Challenge, our Culture of Responsibility holds ourselves responsible to face our own actions. It is our belief that when there’s no place to put the blame but on ourselves, we see the need to ask God to challenge us to change.
“When all is lost, there’s still one thing left, and that’s Teen Challenge…that’s why I’ve been committed to the program. I don’t think all hope is lost in life as long as people are willing to get together and do what it takes to do the right thing…”
“To change people who have addictions like this, you cannot just do it by walking them through a program. You ultimately have to change what is in their heart to change what other actions they do. This is a program that has shown great success.”
“If you’re thinking that it’s not worth it – yeah, it is – when you buy it from Teen Challenge! If you don’t want it, buy it, and bring it again next year. Listening to statistics about Teen Challenge graduates, you don’t find that after six months they are out there doing the same old thing again.”
“Teen Challenge is the oldest one of the most effective ongoing programs of its kind in America. Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with substance abuse, but it also gives our kids something to live for, a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem – direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere.”
“With the deterioration of society, Teen Challenge has become one of the most important arms of the church to this generation.”
“I’ve believed in this ministry since it’s very beginning, and I continue to support it. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for Teen Challenge!”
“When I founded Teen Challenge 40 years ago, I had no idea that God would multiply this movement around the world! From the beginning, my vision has been to introduce troubled young people to Jesus Christ, and then get them back on the streets witnessing for the Lord. Today, God is raising up a mighty army of Spirit-filled soul-winners and evangelists – out of former drug addicts and gang members! But we must have help to continue. The problems we see today are much worse than what I encountered in New York in 1958. I pray you will stand with us in prayer and support.”
“What a joy it was for me to be with you in Milwaukee. I appreciate all of your hard work. I want to tell you that I appreciate you being a man of God and a man of integrity. I work with many organizations all over the world (and many Teen Challenges), and it is refreshing to me to work with someone like you who has a heart for ministry and is a person who has learned to give to others.”
“Thank you for ministering the gifts of mercy and servanthood at our service last Sunday. Teen Challenge is truly a Good Samaritan’ ministry and very close to my – and Parklawn Assembly of God’s – heart and vision.”