Fort Worth Teen Challenge


The Fort Worth Teen Challenge Curriculum is specifically designed to teach the ladies about God and help them develop the skills required for them to become successful Christians.  

The curriculum portion of the program is comprised of eight contracts, or class work, that must be completed in order to move on to the Re-Entry phase of the program and finally Graduation. Each contract consists of scripture memory, character quality studies, personal readings, projects, audio tapes, video tapes and other coursework. Under the careful and intimate instruction of the classroom teachers, every contract is personalized to the specific areas of healing and growth of each lady.  

In addition to the contract coursework there are DevotionsGroup Studies, GROW Class, Individual Counseling, LIFE Class, Parenting Class, and SPIRIT Class.

Personal Studies

​Personal studies time is overseen by teachers Mary Boos and Toni Preston. This time in the classroom is used for working on contract work and taking tests. Contract work launches the ladies forward from the study of God's Word toward its daily application. 

Group Studies

The Group Studies Class is taught by Charlene Allen. These classes are fundamental tools in the process of developing a deeper relationship Jesus Christ. 

Grow Class

Mark and Kelli Gannon host the GROW (God Renewing Our Women) Class which is a group discussion class on Monday mornings. The class centers around the weekly readings from The One Year Chronological Bible but also offers a time of sharing and insight into the unending grace that God extends to all of us.  

Parenting Class

This class is for ladies with underage children. It teaches biblical and practical parenting skills and techniques for the growth of parent and child.

Life Class

Joe and Skoshi Howard host the LIFE (Living In Freedom Everyday) Class on Monday evenings for the Re-Entry and Graduate ladies. In this class the group supports each other through discussions on the challenges and issues that come with acclimating back into society while keeping Christ as the focus of their lives.


Devotion time is a quiet time each night that allows the ladies one on one time with the Lord. They read various books of the Bible and reflect how the readings apply to their lives and their walk with the Lord.

Individual Counseling

In addition to one on one time with the classroom teachers, each lady will meet individually with one of our staff counselors in a private setting.

Spirit  Class

SPIRIT (Seeking Peace In Righteous Inspired Teachings) Class is held on Wednesday mornings where Larry Adley shares on various divinely anointed topics that attribute to the spiritual growth of the ladies.