Is Teen Mania only for teenagers?
Teen Mania has programs and resources for parents, teens, young adults, youth leaders, and local churches!
The name of the ministry was selected because our primary ministry focus is directed toward middle and high school students and the 12-25 age group comprises the greatest percentage of our participants. However, the range of people involved with Teen Mania is much wider.
Teen Mania develops and equips leaders and therefore includes leadership opportunities and resources through all branches of the ministry that span across generational age gaps.
Check our programs to find an opportunity or resource that is a good fit for you!
How can I get involved with Teen Mania?
Parents and family members of current Teen Mania participants are welcome on campus, and if you live in the area, you may visit campus during business hours.
If you are interested in becoming involved with a particular branch of Teen Mania, please click here to check out our programs and find out how!
Where is Teen Mania located?
Teen Mania’s main headquarters is in Garden Valley, TX; a small community about two hours southeast of Dallas.
Is Teen Mania in other countries?
Garden Valley, TX is the official headquarters of Teen Mania Ministries.
In addition, we have a logistical affiliate in Ontario, Canada which exists to support Canadians who wish to participate in any of Teen Mania’s programs. We are registered as a non-profit in Canada as “Teen Mania Canada.”
We also have a partnership with Impact Africa, a year-long internship program for Honor Academy graduates headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
How can I financially support Teen Mania?
If there is a current Teen Mania participant (Global Expeditions missionary or Honor Academy intern) that you would like to provide financial support for, you can use their ID# (get this directly from the participant) to donate towards them online, by phone, or through the mail.
If you would like to donate directly to Teen Mania Ministries and/or become a regular supporter, you may click here.
Checks can be written to Teen Mania Ministries and mailed to:
Teen Mania Ministries
P.O. Box 2000
Lindale, TX, 75771
*If your check is for a specific participant, please include a note with their ID number. If it is for a specific cause or department, please include a note with your donation.
What is happening with teenagers today?
“I was amazed to hear you talk about your mother and how she wished you would die. My mother has directly told me such things. Sometimes I question why God allowed me to live. For the first time in my life, I don’t feel alone in this. I wanted to fall apart during the whole program. I was deeply touched and I wanted to say…thank you for loving teenagers.” -Jessica, a teenager, shared this with Ron Luce.
THIS IS A GENERATION IN CRISIS
- 15% have seriously considered SUICIDE.
- 1 out of 10 fifteen year olds and younger have gone through family divorce in their life-time.
- 58% have been involved in objectionable content on the web.
- As many as 40% have experimented with SELF-INJURY.
- Use of prescription DRUGS (Ritalin, anti-depressants etc.) by children/teens has increased substantially in the past few years.
THIS IS A GENERATION STRUGGLING WITH MORALITY
By the time the average child graduates from high school, he/she will have watched 19,000 hours of TV including about 200,000 sexual acts and 1 million ACTS OF VIOLENCE.
- 1 in 10 high school females have reported being RAPED at some point in their life.
- Fear of violence in schools is now the leading “worry” of public school teens.
- 48% of high school seniors are SEXUALLY ACTIVE (had sexual intercourse in past 3 months).
THIS IS A GENERATION IN NEED OF TRUTH
- 91% say there is NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
- 75% of teens in America believe the central message of the Bible is, “God helps those who help themselves”.
- 53% believe Jesus committed sin (40% of born again teens believe Jesus committed sin).
RECOMMENDED RESOURCES TO LEARN ABOUT THIS GENERATION
- “Battle Cry for a Generation” by Ron Luce
- “Almost Christian” by Kenda Creasy Dean
- “You Lost Me” by David Kinnaman
- “Millennials and the Pop Culture” by William Strauss & Neil Howe
- Barna Research Group Articles on Teenagers: http://www.barna.org/topics/teens-nextgen