This is a new website, still under construction, so some of the planned features are not yet available, or will be expanded in the months ahead.
Staff Training contains a wide variety of staff training courses for those working at Teen Challenge. Courses will be offered in several different languages.
Student Curriculum provides curriculum used in training the students in the Teen Challenge programs. In time, the Group Studies for New Christians and the Personal Studies for New Christians curriculums will be offered in languages other than English. Other curriculum resources will also be available to you.
Resources provides a variety of resources to be used in local Teen Challenge centers around the world. This includes program descriptions, daily and weekly staff schedules, research on Teen Challenge, and many other resources.
Training Plans offers a new and intuitive way to access this site's selection of course plans. The content is categorized by the staff members' primary and secondary roles.
When you click on any one of the Tracks, it will reveal all the Topics under that Track. Click on any one of the Topics and it will reveal all the Courses under that Topic.
When you click on an individual Course, the Course Title Page will give a brief description of it. You will be able to download training materials and other resources related to this course.
A number of courses available in other languages. You can use the search tool, or view a current list of languages, to look for training materials in a particular language.
Curriculum for training new Christians
Teen Challenge offers curriculum which can be used to train students in the residential programs. These courses have also been used by others in a variety of settings: personal counseling, local churches, schools, prison ministries, support groups, and individual study.
The curriculum is offered in eight major categories:
This provides a variety of resources to be used in local Teen Challenge centers around the world. This includes program descriptions, daily and weekly staff schedules, research on Teen Challenge, and many other resources.
This offers a new and intuitive way to access this site's selection of course plans. The content is categorized by the staff members' primary and secondary roles. These suggested plans do not include all the 100+ courses now available on this website; you are free to add to or change the courses included in these training plans, based on the needs of your staff.
A sample certificate is available for you to award to all staff who complete each of these training schedules or modules. A link to the certificate is at the bottom of each training schedule. Feel free to personalize these for your own ministry.
Our long-range goals are to offer a variety of resources for each course offered on this website. Here is a list of the materials that may be included. Not all courses will have all of these items.
Video files for most courses are too long to place on this website. If they are listed for a specific course, the video or audio files can be obtained by contacting the Global Teen Challenge office on the Contact Us page. There may be a cost to have those materials shipped to you.
The staff training courses are offered at three levels.
Level 1 courses are for entry level staff, providing basic level training for new staff and others involved in day-to-day work responsibilities at Teen Challenge.
Level 2 courses are for mid-level leaders, targeted for staff who already have experience in Teen Challenge work and are involved in supervising other staff.
Level 3 courses are advanced courses, targeted for staff who provide supervision of the Teen Challenge program and serve in top-level leadership of the major divisions of the organization.
All of these courses can be used for personal study, or they can be used for training the staff in your organization.
Some of the training courses may be more relevant depending on the responsibilities assigned to a staff. However, in one sense, every staff is a leader at some level, and leadership skills need to be developed to enhance one's effectiveness in working at Teen Challenge.
The Staff Training materials are grouped into eight major "Tracks." When you click on one of the eight Tracks, it will reveal all the "Topics" under that Track.
When you click on a Topic, it will reveal all the "Courses" under that Topic. When you click on one of the Courses, a "Course Title Page" will come up, giving basic information about the course and a brief description of what the course is about.
If the course is available in more than one language, those languages will be listed on the Course Title Page.
The search tool only searches the titles, descriptions, or keywords linked to a course or resource. The search tool is currently unable to search all the content of each uploaded item.
In the lower part of the Course Title Page you will see the list of materials that are available for viewing or downloading.
Simply click on the "Download" button and it will download that item to your computer.
The materials you can download are divided into two categories--Required and Supplemental. The "Required" materials are those that have been designed for use with this course. The "Supplemental" materials are resources that relate to the issues covered in this course. The supplemental materials may be helpful if you desire to do further study on this issue.
If this course has the materials in more than one language, the names of the other languages will be listed after the title of particular item--Spanish, French, etc. Where no language is listed, that item is in English. In some courses offered in multiple languages, not all of the items may be available in every language.
Your feedback is most helpful as we develop this website. We welcome your feedback on how we can make this website more user friendly.
If you teach one of these courses, or if you are a student in one of these courses, please send us your feedback.
We would also like your feedback on courses that are not yet available. We would like to know which courses would be your highest priority for us to offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
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This website has only recently started, and so there are many topics which do not yet have courses on line. Our goal in the months ahead is to continue to add more staff training courses and supplemental resources, and in several languages.
If you would like to assist in translating any of these staff training resources, please contact the Global Teen Challenge office at firstname.lastname@example.org before you start and we will send you guidelines for translation.
If you have any one of these courses already translated and it is not offered in that language on this website, please contact us at the address above and we will arrange to get it from you and offer it on this website.