Bethel Bible Village
3001 Hamill Road Hixson, TN 37343
(423) 842-5757
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Help for Teen Boys with Behavior Problems

Bethel’s Back on Track program provides residential care for teen boys with behavior problems and difficulty managing their emotions. The program is available for boys age 14-17.

The Back on Track program is designed for boys who are runaways or who have exhibited some delinquency, including:

— Running away

— Out-of-control behavior at home and/or school

— Defiant behavior

— Minor criminal behavior, such as vandalism, curfew violation, truancy, or theft

An Individual Plan for Development

The program is typically 9-12 months long. House Parents model Christian values and provide a structured motivational program that encourages teen boys to develop these important skills:

— Self discipline and control

— Appropriate interactions with others

— Responsibility for their own actions

Bethel develops an individual development plan for each boy. The plan focuses on spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional needs. Back on Track includes daily activities that are designed to promote learning, growth, and healing.  Daily chores are also required.

All boys in the Back on Track program attend Sunday services with their House Parents at neighboring Christian churches.


Truancy or a life crisis can leave teen boys behind in school and make it difficult for them to graduate high school. That’s why middle and high school boys attend Bethel Christian Academy, our on-campus school. With classes sizes of 3 to 12 students, our students receive personalized attention that allows them to catch up in school and earn a high school diploma.

The home-style living environment at Bethel helps youth overcome patterns of truancy and rebellion. All boys in the cottage get up and ready for school and attend classes on campus together.

Family Involvement

Families or legal guardians visit and call their children on a regular basis. In addition, they attend all meetings, counseling sessions, and parent education classes. They also maintain contact with houseparents and social workers while working to reunite as a family.

Our Campus

The Bethel Bible Village campus includes family-style homes on a 64-acre campus, with plenty of opportunities for the physical exercise and fresh air that boys need. Our campus features a gymnasium, basketball court, tennis courts, volley ball court and plenty of green spaces.


Read about our Three-Step Admissions process and view the admission application here.

Questions? Email David Shinn, Director of Admissions or call 423.842.5757, extension 222.