Jonah’s Joy will be an adolescent residential home-like environment providing a 9 to 12 month program with approximately 8 to 10 adolescents of the same gender in each home. As a faith-based, non-denominational, evangelical program the children will participate in morning and evening devotionals, and weekly church programs. Traditional mental health therapies of individual, family and group will be provided to each child, which includes approximately 3 hours of individual therapy each week, weekly family therapy (when appropriate) and daily group therapy.
Animal-Assisted Therapy, including horses and other farm animals, will be used for the benefit of teaching responsibility and building relationships with the animals as transitional units for broken human-to-human relationships. Educational plans will be created that meet the needs of each child, focusing on their academic and emotional needs.
Staff qualifications will be of the utmost importance. Direct care workers, therapists and administrative workers shall all be highly-trained and educated individuals who love and desire to serve the Lord.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 1:1), in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18, 25), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Hebrews 9:15-22), in His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-8), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9-11) and in His personal return in power and glory (Hebrews 9:27-28).
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men (women), regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 2:1-4)
A hope for a better future
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