Teen Mania Ministries Overview
Geographic areas served: North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, all around the world!
Programs: Acquire the Fire is a youth event held in stadiums within major cities throughout the US. These events are high-voltage, high-adrenaline gatherings where teens from across the United States and Canada are motivated and mobilized to take a stand for Christ in their own lives and communities. Acquire the Fire believes that today’s youth are our future and that we must reach them for Christ now. Over 3,000,000 teenagers and young adults have been reached through these life-changing weekend events.
Global Expeditions is one of the largest short-term mission's agencies in the world. To date, 68,011 teens have traveled with Global Expeditions to some 79 countries in one-, two-, and four-week missions trips. 1,306,772 people have been brought to Christ as a result of their efforts. While in-country, teenagers provide love and care through building homes, hosting vacation Bible school, providing clean drinking water, clothing, school supplies, as well as various social issues like; working with ex-child soldiers and working with those previously rescued from sex slave trade, along with leading medical and dental relief trips.
The Honor Academy's mission is to build leaders of the next generation whose lives are defined by the pursuit of wisdom, vision, and discipline. The scope of the Honor Academy is extensive and includes classroom instruction, practical hands-on experience, and life-transforming events, all of which are designed to build strong character and leadership skills. Since its inception, the Honor Academy has influenced over 6,543 passionate young people who are challenging the boundaries of the world around them, both domestically and internationally through ministry, business, missions, politics and education. The Honor Academy has also recently established college partnerships that provide accreditation for the course work completed throughout the internship.
The Center for Creative Media’s purpose is to train young people to be salt and light as future executives in the media industry. They do this through creating and producing broadcast TV events, live events, DVDs, curriculum, and music videos, all with the purpose of reaching their generation.
The School of Worship began as a second-year program for Honor Academy graduates and has since blossomed into one of the largest programs on campus. Through specific skills classes and intensive discipleship, the School of Worship empowers young musicians in their technical skills and grows their spiritual leadership so they can use their music for the glory of God.
Through Extreme Camps, Teen Mania offers a week-long camp that is designed to help youth groups genuinely discover God and live an extreme life for Him. Through the influence of dynamic praise and worship, today's hottest Christian bands, adrenaline-pumping activities, power-packed speakers, and the opportunity to build Godly relationships, Extreme Camps is being used as a catalyst to see the youth of this generation discover what Christianity is all about.
The Fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. ~ Leviticus 6:12. The Furnace is a 4 month prayer internship designed to cultivate a burning heart for Christ, a lifestyle of Godliness, and a vision to reach the world. Interns in the Furnace program explore the depths of Knowing God through prayer; cultivate their Passion for Jesus through dynamic teaching and saturate a life in Godliness through an atmosphere of discipleship. The interns learn about the Pursuit of God, existence and attributes of God, character development, the Spirit of worship, breakthrough prayer, the history of missions, fasting and prayer experiences, complete a global justice project and learn about the unreached people groups.
The Center for Information Technology is for individuals who are called to the technology field and want to use their ability to further the Kingdom of God. This two-year internship offers interns with expert training, certifications, and work experience required for a professional career as a Software Developer or a System Administrator. With a 1 to 5 instructor to intern ratio, the CIT far exceeds the amount of academic attention a student would receive at a typical community college or university. Daily classes, labs, one-on-one coaching and hands-on experience all combine to launch our students into a successful career in information technology with a deep foundation in Christ.
Teen Mania Ministries is one of the largest Christian youth organizations in America, reaching millions of young people and touching lives worldwide. Teen Mania reaches out to this generation, aspiring to cultivate future leaders that have Christian values, godly character that lead lives of integrity who will change the culture and the world through education, business, politics, missions, and entertainment. Teen Mania reaches the youth of today through eight very unique departments: Acquire the Fire, Global Expeditions, the Honor Academy, Center for Creative Media, the School of Worship, Extreme Camps, the Furnace and Center for Information Technology.
Teen Mania is not affiliated with a specific denomination; the organization works with local churches of various denominations as a para-church organization, while providing its programs and other resources for youth, parents and church leaders.
As you prayerfully consider partnering with Teen Mania, thank you in advance for your willingness to make a difference in the lives of our future decision makers, work force, families, and leaders...the generation of today. We pray you will stand with us through prayer, action, and financial sponsorship. Together we are making an eternal difference.
Teen Mania has grown and expanded in ways that are incomprehensible and still hard to believe even now. But we at Teen Mania Ministries know and acknowledge that the success and impact of this ministry are all a reality because of our God, “who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us…” Ephesians 3:20. And this is why we look back on these past 25 years with deep, overwhelming gratitude and look to the future with child-like wonder; we cannot wait to see what God will do next through this ministry.
• Total Acquire the Fire attendees since the first event: over 2.7 million and an estimated
• Total Global Expeditions missionaries since the founding: over 67,783
• Total Honor Academy interns: over 5,000