Our core guiding principles and values
FAITH: Our faith in Jesus
Christ as the only hope for salvation and the restoration of a
broken world is our strongest guiding principle and the one we
are most committed to instilling in the children of The Hope of
Jesus Children’s Home. Through a deep and genuine faith
in Jesus, we hope our children will come to understand the value
of honesty, loyalty, and living peacefully with others.
MERCY: Mercy is a cherished
value to those who have received the grace of God. As we live
in community with one another, our children will be taught to
demonstrate mercy to others through acts of compassion, kindness,
and the offering and receiving of forgiveness.
RESPECT: Respect for authority,
human life and property are principles we desire to encourage
in the children of The Hope of Jesus Children's Home. Showing
respect for others regardless of race, gender, or social class
will be exhibited in our daily life as we work together for the
RESPONSIBILITY: We believe
learning to live as a responsible member of a family and a society
is an integral part of a child's development into a trustworthy
and dependable adult. Our children will be given age-appropriate
responsibilities, aiding them in the formation of their character
and allowing them to learn the positive and negative consequences
associated with the decisions they make.
Our statement of faith is: WE
- there is one God, eternally existent in three
persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ,
God incarnate; that he was born of a virgin, led a sinless life,
and paid for the sins of those who believe in him with his atoning
death; in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right
hand of the Father, and in his personal return.
- people receive forgiveness of sins, reconciliation
with God, and eternal life through a personal relationship with
- the Bible is the inspired and authoritative
Word of God, full of living power and unchanging from generation
- the Holy Spirit is the Father's appointed Counselor,
present in all those who believe in Christ, thereby enabling us
to live a godly life.
- the Church is the Body and Bride of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the chosen vehicle for the message of the gospel
and the community in which disciples of Jesus worship, serve those
in need, and find mutual support for a life of faith, regardless
of race, gender, or social class.