Archive for March 2016

New Hope Christian Academy gets help from Chi Alpha to complete several campus projects

Thank you again to Chi Alpha.  Chi Alpha student ministries has recently sent missions teams from different universities to some of the Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas campuses including our new adolescent boys campus, New Hope Christian Academy (NHCA).Chi Alpha missions1

As NHCA has been working hard in preparation for their first group of adolescent boys to reside on their campus soon, Chi Alpha has come alongside NHCA to help complete several campus projects.  The Chi Alpha missions team helped turned one big dorm into four dorms.  They framed out walls, hung drywall, and put insulation in the rooms. Some of the Chi Alpha students scraped off old wall paper, while others painted the classroom and in the trailer house. They also demolished five closets to create more floor space for the boys dorm and common rooms.

“These guys were a huge help and it was truly my pleasure to host them,” said New Hope Christian Academy Director, Desmond Atkins.

Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas has planned and prepared for two years to open a campus to serve teens and NHCA will be the first Teen Challenge adolescent program for boys in the state of Texas.  Many residents in our adult programs admit to beginning their substance abuse in their adolescence.  We understand that it is best to intervene at the onset of addiction or other behavioral problems in order to prevent a lifetime of hardships.

New Hope Christian Academy (NHCA) located in Bastrop, Texas, 30 miles southeast of Austin, is a residential discipleship and academic program for adolescent boys, ages 12-17 years old.  NHCA assists teens and their families who are struggling with an addiction or an emotional, social, behavioral, or spiritual struggle through a year long, 5 phase program.


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Chi Alpha missions team blesses ATCOT San Antonio campus


Recently a Chi Alpha mission’s team from UTSA came to the San Antonio Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas campus to serve the men and women in our ATCOT program.  While the Chi Alpha team stayed on the San Antonio campus, they shared devotions, prayed for the Teen Challenge students, and sang praise and worship music with them.  They also built a second fireworks stand, landscaped the campus, organized the entire mechanic’s shop, dug a trench to run internet to our sound room, and had great fellowship with the students. The lives of the Chi Alpha team truly displayed what it means to be devoted to Christ.

“This is far more than we could have asked of them as they encouraged our students,” said San Antonio Men’s Program Coordinator, Austin Baugman.  We’d like to extend a special thanks to Nick Hanson for leading his wonderful Chi Alpha team!”
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Chi Alpha is a Christ centered community for all people.  They are a Christian student organization on college campuses around the country that focuses on walking with God together and advancing His purposes on the college campus.

San Antonio’s Floyd Miles on The Fish San Antonio Radio Station

The San Antonio Men’s Campus at Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas has been selected by “The Fish San Antonio Radio Station” as “Ministry Of The Week”. Listen to Rev. Floyd Miles, our director, share about our ministry and the needs that we have. Thank you in advance for your support. God bless you.

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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.