To me, volunteering at Teen Challenge is partnering with God for the restoration of people He deeply loves. I get the opportunity to remind people of how loved they are and to see them blossom and be transformed in a loving, godly, and encouraging environment. I am always amazed by the difference in a student after even a few days at Teen Challenge.
I help as a Teacher’s Assistant / Substitute Teacher and lead a group class, which have all been very rewarding. The Lord is so faithful to confirm to me that I belong here at this time and that He is using the things I help with.
I appreciate the pure Jesus focus at Teen Challenge. Jesus is acknowledged and honored in everything. The first time I came to the discipleship center that I would be helping at, I was captivated by the love and joy and the very presence of Jesus there – I couldn’t wait to come back!
The dedication of all the staff and their consistent representation of the love of Christ is inspiring. They are a joy to work with and have been so supportive and encouraging.
Teen Challenge has been a much needed outlet for me to connect with other believers, do meaningful work and be available for God to use. It is also fulfilling my dream of helping those with life-controlling problems. I am sure that my time here is fundamental to my personal growth as the Lord uses people and situations to reveal Himself to me.
Serving at Teen Challenge really helps me to put things into perspective in the midst of everyday distractions. I am reminded of what is truly important and motivated to see things the way Christ does.