Archive for November 2013

Azle Teen Challenge Guys Meet Matthew West

Azle Teen Challenge Guys Meet Matthew West

On November 16, the guys from the Azle men’s campus at Teen Challenge of Texas were invited to go to a live Matthew West concert in Decatur, Texas. Matthew West wrote a song called “My Name Is…”. The song was originally inspired by a true story about a Teen Challenge graduate who went through some hardships that led to addictions. When the Teen Challenge student found Christ, he also found a new identity. He now introduces himself as “a child of the one true King.” This song, as well as many of the other songs written about real life stories in Matthew West’s “Into the Light” tour was an inspiration and encouragement to all of the Teen Challenge students attending the concert. Many of the students had never been to a Christian concert until that night. When they heard some of the songs being sung, they could relate the lyrics to their own lives.

Matthew West recognized the Teen Challenge students as his special guests at the concert. The students were invited to meet and talk with him backstage. West encouraged the students to continue serving God and finishing the race they started at Teen Challenge. This concert brought a positive message of hope, forgiveness, and God’s amazing love. The Teen Challenge Azle men had an awesome experience and express their appreciation to Matthew West and his ministry.

Teen Challenge Opening New Referral Office in Austin!

Teen Challenge Opening New Referral Office in Austin!

Teen Challenge of Texas has finally opened a Referral Office in our renowned state capital of Austin! With a population of nearly 2 million people, Greater Austin is a five-county metropolitan area with the fourth largest city in Texas at its center.

Many believe that the Austin area serves as a major drug trafficking hub, a gateway primarily for cocaine and methamphetamines. It is suspected that a portion of the drugs that arrive in Austin remains in the city, spilling into neighborhoods for street-level dealing.

Austin is believed to have the highest per capita drug abuse rates in all of Texas. Over 20% of adults living in the Austin area struggle with alcoholism and over 10% struggle with drug addiction.  A Teen Challenge presence is very much needed!”

Our Referral Office staff will offer crisis counseling, Lifeline support groups, admissions interviews and referral to Teen Challenge residential programs in the Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth areas. Our hope is, if God opens the door, to expand to offering residential recovery services for men and women by the end of 2014.

If you are interested in volunteering, supporting, or finding out more information about our Referral Office in Austin, please call.

About Us

Adult and Teen Challenge is the faith-based SOLUTION for the drug epidemic. The scope of Adult & Teen Challenge has grown over the years, and now serves adults as well as teenagers. There are over 200 Teen Challenge campuses in the United States, and over 1000 centers world wide in over 80 countries, which provide Christian recovery services to individuals of every age and social background. Typically, these services are long-term residential recovery centers which provide a life-encompassing environment through which the participant is able to change their lifestyle and develop a plan for a future free from addiction.