Beliefs and Values

Our Mission Statement:

Teen Challenge of Southern California provides youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.

Philosophy of Ministry:

  • We serve our students, churches, volunteers, supporters, and communities.
  • We are ambassadors of a ministry of reconciliation.
  • Personal growth and constant improvement are essential.
  • Our lives teach more than our words.
  • We are committed to excellence.

Core Values:

  • The Holy Spirit began and sustains this work.
  • Life transformation is the reason for our existence.
  • No one is beyond Christ’s redemption.
  • We rely on a peer-to-peer discipleship model.
  • We guard our integrity.
  • We highly value our supporters’ trust.