The ministry model of TCMI consists of three general tracks:
Urban Ministries: Prepare students to serve in a church or lay leader settings
Missions: Facilitate the call to global and cross-cultural ministry
Teen Challenge Staff: For effective ministry at Teen Challenge centers within the TC USA network
Classroom education includes courses in biblical studies, doctrine, hermeneutics, evangelism, missions, intercultural dynamics, and pastoral care. Courses are recognized by the Assemblies of God as fulfilling most of the educational requirements for the first level of the ministerial credentialing process.
Experiential training includes evangelism, pastoral and lay leader duties, and cross-cultural missions.
Teen Challenge Ministry Institute equips workers for the harvest to serve the church locally and around the world through evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training.
After graduation, 80%–90% of Teen Challenge Ministry Institute students go on to serve as pastors, missionaries, teachers and lay leaders. Here at TCMI we are convinced that some of the greatest works of God are still to come as they are conceived in the hearts of our committed students.