1. turnorburn

    turnorburn Member

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    i just realized i can't post in the teen forum... how are they supposed to learn anything? :readbible
     
  2. turnorburn

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    Good night all.. :wave
     
  3. Obadiah

    Obadiah Member

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    Who? Do we have any teens? I think they all got chased away. :sad
     
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  4. questdriven

    questdriven resident geek Staff Member Moderator

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    Teens is one of the member groups and has always been closed off to those 19 and under and assigned staff. They get to have a space to themselves and talk there, I would assume is the idea. The setup was in place before I joined here, so maybe another staff member would be able to explain it better.

    It's never been terribly active, though, at least not in the time I've been here, which is several years now.
     
  5. Eugene

    Eugene Staff Member Moderator

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    Teens don't need advice; they know it all. (NOT)
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    There are other places for teens to seek advice. They also need a place of their own.
     
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  7. turnorburn

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    David Wilkerson would have agreed whole heartily..
     
  8. jasonc

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    Eons ago I was a teen.it was in the last century,the second to the last decade.
     
  9. Nick

    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    No idea who he is.
     
  10. turnorburn

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    This David Wilkerson.. :)

    Teen Challenge was launched in 1958 from a small office in Staten Island, New York. Pastor Wilkerson conducted street rallies on "gang turf," meetings through which many gang leaders and members were converted. Through this program, many street-hardened young men and women came to Christ, allowing God's Spirit to transform their lives.

    In 1960, the Teen Challenge headquarters relocated to a large Georgian house at 416 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn. The residence provided protection for drug addicts and gang members, as well as beds and shelter for troubled and homeless youth.

    In 1958, many people thought David Wilkerson was crazy to try taking the gospel to drug-addicted teens in New York City. Today, few of those critics are willing to question the success of the Teen Challenge ministry.

    Teen Challenge has grown to include 173 residential programs and numerous evangelism outreach centers in the United States and 241 centers in 77 other countries. The program's cure rate of 86% has been recognized and substantiated by the U.S. Government's National Institute on Drug Abuse. All Teen Challenge centers operate autonomously.

    Teen Challenge graduates include former drug addicts, alcoholics, gang members, prostitutes and others with life-controlling habits. Today, many graduates serve as ministers and missionaries throughout the world.

    https://www.worldchallenge.org/page.aspx?pid=458

    They made a movie about it..

     
  11. turnorburn

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    i think Charles Bronson would have made a better Nicky Cruz..
     
  12. jasonc

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    Mr Wilkerson passed a few years ago.
     
  13. Obadiah

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    Sorry to hear that. I hadn't known.
     
  14. reba

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    Good Book ...good man..
     
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    About 6 years ago
     
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    Amazing what God can do with one man of God..

    Teen Challenge graduates include former drug addicts, alcoholics, gang members, prostitutes and others with life-controlling habits. Today, many graduates serve as ministers and missionaries throughout the world.
     
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    Our own Christ_empowered
    commits often on his time in Teen Challenge
     
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  18. jasonc

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    I have a teen challenge residential area for boys out west of town.
     

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