Core Values

At Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity our Vis­ion and Mis­s­ion State­ments pro­vide di­rec­tion­al leadership and focus in the de­velop­ment of our strateg­ies, minist­ry end­eavors and plann­ing. At an op­eration­al level, Vis­ion and Mis­s­ion are sup­por­ted by Core Values. For Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity, the Core Values are the ess­ence of our ident­ity and pro­vide the foun­da­tion for how we serve our clients and their famil­ies. We be­lieve our Core Values go be­yond typ­ical or­ganization­al rules of con­duct by es­tablish­ing a framework of our be­liefs and pass­ions.

  1. We value and af­firm the in­herent di­gn­ity, sig­nifican­ce and worth of each per­son re­gardless of phys­ical capabil­ity and in­tel­lectu­al func­tion (Psalm 139:13-16).

    13For you created my in­most being;
    you knit me togeth­er in my mot­her’s womb.
    14 I pra­ise you be­cause I am fear­ful­ly and won­der­ful­ly made;
    your works are won­der­ful,
    I know that full well.
    15 My frame was not hidd­en from you
    when I was made in the sec­ret place,
    when I was woven togeth­er in the de­pths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw my un­for­med body;
    all the days or­dained for me were writt­en in your book
    be­fore one of them came to be.

  2. We value charact­er de­monstrated by truthful­ness, in­tegr­ity, per­severan­ce, co­urage, and a ser­vice mindset (Titus 2:7-8) .

    7 In every­th­ing set them an ex­am­ple by doing what is good. In your teach­ing show in­tegr­ity, serious­ness 8 and sound­ness of speech that can­not be con­dem­ned, so that those who op­pose you may be as­hamed be­cause they have noth­ing bad to say about us.

  3. We value and are com­mit­ted to ad­vanc­ing an or­ganiza­tion to address is­sues sur­round­ing those with in­tel­lectu­al dis­abilit­ies (Philip­pians 2:3-4).

    3 Do noth­ing out of sel­fish am­bi­tion or vain con­ceit. Rath­er, in humil­ity value oth­ers above your­selves, 4 not look­ing to your own in­terests but each of you to the in­terests of the oth­ers.

  4. We value a team of com­petent em­ployees and en­courage a high level of per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al growth and satis­fac­tion (Philip­pians 1:9-11).

    9 And this is my pray­er: that your love may ab­ound more and more in know­ledge and depth of in­sight, 10 so that you may be able to dis­cern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Chr­ist, 11 fil­led with the fruit of righteous­ness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and pra­ise of God.

  5. We value fami­ly and com­mun­ity and em­brace di­vers­ity as we main­tain the fidel­ity of our mis­s­ion (Philip­pians 2:1-3).

    1Therefore if you have any en­courage­ment from being uni­ted with Chr­ist, if any com­fort from his love, if any com­mon shar­ing in the Spirit, if any ten­der­ness and com­pass­ion, 2 then make my joy com­plete by being like-minded, hav­ing the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do noth­ing out of sel­fish am­bi­tion or vain con­ceit. Rath­er, in humil­ity value oth­ers above your­selves,

  6. We value trustworthy leadership and pro­mote in­ten­tion­al com­munica­tion to create an en­viron­ment where in­dividu­als are em­powered to use their gifts and skills to work togeth­er toward a com­mon pur­pose (1 Peter 4:10).

    10 Each of you should use whatev­er gift you have re­ceived to serve oth­ers,
    as faith­ful stewards of God’s grace in its vari­ous forms.

  7. We value hones­ty and re­spon­sibil­ity in every as­pect of our or­ganiza­tion and strive to meet the hig­hest of eth­ical stan­dards (Pro­verbs 2:6-8).

  • 6 For the Lord gives wis­dom;
  • from his mouth come know­ledge and un­derstand­ing.
  • He holds suc­cess in store for the up­right,
  • he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
  • for he guards the co­ur­se of the just
  • and pro­tects the way of his faith­ful ones.

 

 

 Our Vision

By faith, we strive to fulfill and proclaim the good news of the gospel by providing services to families impacted by intellectual disabilities regardless of financial standing.

Our Mission

Provide faith-based services and supports for individuals and families with autism and intellectual disabilities. We seek to be a community which affirms the worth of all people, supports personal growth and wholeness, advocates for community and church inclusion, and provides opportunities for spiritual growth and service.

 

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