Missouri Baptist Children's Home

Mission and Values


Missouri Baptist Children's Home is committed to serving God by responding to the needs of children, youth and families to make a lasting difference in their lives.

Values Statement

Believing that God ordained the family as the primary institution for nurture, growth and support of children, our services reflect the belief that "family works." We will therefore strive to find and/or establish families that work for those we serve. We will utilize our resources to equip families to be the best families they can be.

At Missouri Baptist Children's Home, we believe that we are called to minister to the hurting children, youth and families of our world. Therefore, we will provide an atmosphere of hope and faith as we model our walk with Christ in all personal and professional relationships. We believe that this ministry demands that we integrate the highest professional standards and practices with our Christian belief system, thereby providing the very best of care for our clients.

The goal of the services provided by Missouri Baptist Children's Home is to create the opportunity for each client to achieve his or her potential, while moving from an external to an internal focus of control, thus becoming self-sufficient, functional members of society. As a Christian agency, Missouri Baptist Children's Home supports the belief that no person can achieve his or her potential or function at his or her best without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Faith and Message

The MBCH Board of Trustees has adopted the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as the corporate statement of faith for the MBCH family of corporations.

Program Model

In a nutshell, this is what Missouri Baptist Children’s Home is all about in providing services and ministry to its clients:

  • Work towards permanency:  Ensure all clients have a loving, permanent home
  • Celebrate the family:  Help the family function in a healthy manner
  • Move to community:  Move to the least restrictive situation as possible where clients are connected with natural helpers and thriving in their communities
  • Share our faith:  This is the heart of the Agency.  We believe Christ is the answer for hurting children, youth, adults, and families.
  • Provide trauma-informed care:  Provide services to clients in a trauma-informed and trauma-effective manner