Teen Challenge divides its ministry into five phases. Each of the Pacific Northwest Centers is accredited by the national office to operate one or more of these phases. The Portland Metro Men's Center program consists of Phases I, II, III, and V.
Phase I: Basic Confrontational Evangelism
The purpose and method of this phase is to conduct evangelism outreach directly to the people through street meetings, jail and prison service, help-line, substance abuse programs, drop-in counseling, literature distribution and other outreach efforts.
Phase II: Short-term Residential Care, Crisis Intervention & Referral
Persons with life-controlling problems are provided a place to stay long enough to meet the immediate crisis, to receive a clear witness of the gospel, and to evaluate whether they need or desire the long-term discipleship training offered by Teen Challenge.
Phase III: Induction
This is the beginning of the discipleship process. It involves three months of Bible Study and character development. Individuals are provided opportunities to develop new habits and attitudes. Students graduate from this phase and go on to phase IV.
Phase IV: Training Center
The individual is now prepared to start the nine-month residential phase. The student continues to develop Christian growth by strengthening attitudes and habits in commitment, daily living, honesty, responsibility, and respect. Emphasis is placed on good work habits. Wholesome relationships with family, the local church and community are stressed.
Phase V: Reentry
Commonly initiated by another phase, this phase often involves one or more of the following: temporary housing, personal and family counseling, assistance in finding suitable employment and church fellowship
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Why Choose Teen Challenge?
- If you are looking for an organization which has a proven track record of providing life transforming programs which have been tested over time,
- If you are looking for long-term residential care for yourself or for a loved one who is struggling with life controlling issues,
- If you or your loved one need to enhance their life management skills, If you want this care provided in a disciplined, warm, loving Christian environment...
... then Teen Challenge is for you! The Adult Programs are successful in assisting individuals find freedom from addiction, assist in restoring broken relationships and rebuild the individuals self esteem.
Review the information you find on this web site, take some time to pray and ask God for guidance, and then if you believe we can assist you, pick up the phone and give one of the centers a call. We are here to serve those who are in need of life transformation.