MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Contracted Therapists (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is looking for contracted therapists to provide Christian-focused counseling services for clients in our Human Trafficking Rescue program.  Responsibilities: Therapists meet with assigned clients twice weekly in sessions with duration of 40-50 minutes Generally, the ability to maintain a caseload of at least two clients at any time is...

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Night Monitor Residential Specialist (Full Time)

  MBCH Children and Family Ministries is seeking a full-time Night Monitor Residential Specialist for the Bridgeton location.    Schedule:  This position works overnight hours from 9:30PM to 7:30AM, Wednesday through Saturday.   Responsibilities include: Making rounds at designated times to ensure the continual safety of the clients Handling emergency situations according to policy and procedure as they arise Conduct...

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Night Monitor Residential Specialist (Occasional/As-Needed) (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is seeking Night Monitor Residential Specialists to work on an “as needed” basis.   Schedule: This position works overnight hours, Sunday through Saturday, on an “as needed” basis to cover vacations, holidays, sick days, etc. for the full-time staff.    Responsibilities include: Making rounds to ensure children are safely in their assigned...

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Family Foster Care Specialist (Full Time)

The focus of this position is to work towards a safe and healthy environment for assigned clients where their primary needs are met, with the ultimate goal of permanency. All actions taken in this role are geared towards the best interest of the client and strengthening the family unit, through providing...

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Residential Advocate (Part Time)

We are seeking 2 part-time Residential Advocates for our LIGHT House Maternity Home in Kansas City. Residential Advocates ensure care for the emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of clients entrusted to the care of The LIGHT House. Typically working in teams of two, the advocates provide for the clients’ needs, give encouragement, and...

MBCH Children and Family Ministries

Campus Life Supervisor (Full Time)

MBCH Children & Family Ministries is seeking a compassionate professional to supervise and manage our therapeutic group homes (“TGH”) for male and female children/youths, and our residential transitional living program (“TLP”) for males and females, both located on our beautiful campus in Mount Vernon, MO, near Springfield.   The work performed includes (but...

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Registered Nurse (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is seeking a part-time Registered Nurse to work 20 hours per week at our campus in Mount Vernon (near Springfield).    The work performed includes: Provide nursing care for clients and staff Provide health education On-call for afterhours urgent medical needs Review medical charts/plans, monitor medication Medical Quality Control – monitor and...

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Youth Care Specialist (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is seeking applicants for a Part-time Youth Care Specialist (YCS) at our campus in Mt. Vernon, MO. Youth Care Specialists are responsible for ensuring that our clients receive the emotional, physical and spiritual support they need and also encourage clients and impart coping and life skills in a...

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Youth Care Specialist (live-in) (Full Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries (MBCHCFM) is seeking live-in Youth Care Specialists (YCS) for our location in Mount Vernon, MO, near Springfield. Typically working in teams of two, YCS’s work alternating weeks (7 days on / 7 days off) providing for our clients’ needs and imparting life skills in a safe and...

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Family Resource Development Specialist (Part Time)

MBCH Children and Family Ministries is seeking a part-time FRD Specialist for the West Plains region.    The work performed by FRD Specialists includes: Preparing home studies resulting in a professional document which accurately describes strengths and weaknesses of clients. Conducting Foster/Adoptive Parent training and Relative/Kinship training resulting in participants who are properly informed about...

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Maintenance Worker (Full Time)

The purpose of this position is to provide the campus with needed repairs, installations, remodeling, and general upkeep to include: electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and landscaping/grounds-keeping. (If in possession of required certification and skills/experience, may also provide automotive maintenance for agency vehicles.) Primary responsibilities include: Electrical – repairing/replacing outlets & fixtures, moving lights, replacing...
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Annual Report

2016 IRS 990 Forms

The following tax forms are provided for public viewing. Missouri Baptist Children's Home MBCH Children and Family Ministries MBCH Foundation MBCH Properties The LIGHT House


2017 Missouri Baptist Children's Home Leadership

Administration President and TreasurerMr. Russell L. Martin MBA, CFP® President EmeritusDr. Raymond R. Kenison Vice President, Public RelationsRev. Derald L. Harris M.A. Human Resources DirectorMr. Tim Toma Spiritual Life DirectorRev. George Fulgham Director of Web Development and Computer ServicesMr. John Jost Accounting Services DirectorMr. Andy Helton Board of Trustees Chairman of the BoardDr. Greg Morrow, California Vice Chairman of the BoardMr....

Our Ministry Locations

Find Us Around the State

Missouri Baptist Children's Home provides ministries of Hope and Restoration throughout the state of Missouri through regional campuses in Bridgeton, Mt. Vernon, and Peculiar. Regional offices are maintained in Bridgeton, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City and Springfield to provide the support needed by hundreds of foster families and children. Volunteers are always welcome...

Who We Are

The Story of Us

Missouri Baptist Children's Home was founded upon a dream of Mrs. Joseph B. Thompson in 1882. Mrs. Thompson saw a vital need in the rapidly developing city of St. Louis, for a place to house orphaned children and infants when they had no place to go.A member of the Ladies' Sewing...
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Children Available for Adoption

There are hundreds of foster children in Missouri who are waiting for a forever family. The photos listed on this page are some of those whose care is managed by MBCH Children and Family Ministries. For more information about the children listed as available on this website, please contact our INTAKE...

Foster Care

There Are Many Types of Foster Care

Foster Care provides a temporary home for children who are unable to live in their biological parent's home. Foster parents provide a safe home and place for children to heal until they are either reunited with their birth family or an adoptive home is found. Family Foster Care Parents provide care for...

Foster Care

Transitional Living Program

With little or no family support system, young people who are aging out of the foster care system are at significant risk of failing to become independent, successful adults. The MBCH Children and Family Ministries Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16-21 to...

Human Trafficking Rescue

MBCH Provides support for those trapped in Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor world-wide.  Consider the following statistics: There are 100,000 to 300,000 underage girls being sold for sex in America. The average age of American victims is 12-14 years old. 1 out of every 3 teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution...

Informational Meetings

Christian Foster Homes Needed in Missouri

MBCH Children and Family Ministries unique ministry is to provide Christian foster parents for children who have been abused and neglected.  Christian foster parents have a wonderful opportunity to share their homes, their lives, and the love of Christ with foster children and their families.  Our mission is to make a...


Support For Unplanned Pregnancy

If you or someone you know has just learned of an unplanned pregnancy, there may be feelings of fear, confusion and concern about the future.Having a baby can be stressful, even in the best of circumstances. An untimely pregnancy affects the individual in every aspect of life.At MBCH Children and Family...
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Planned Giving

Christian Stewardship Seminars

MBCH Foundation staff conduct Christian Stewardship Seminars for churches, community and/or civic groups. The seminar is presented at no cost or obligation to the organization or individuals who attend. These seminars focus on basic principles of Christian stewardship as well as ways to plan your estate so you can 1) increase your current income,...

Planned Giving

Planned Giving Opportunities

You can include Missouri Baptist Children's Home in the final distribution of your estate to help the hurting and abused children in our care. In this way, your life continues to have a positive influence long after your in Heaven! Future generations of children, youth and families will benefit from the compassion and generosity of...

Show Your Support

Campus Needs

Countless churches, mission groups and organizations have collected needed items to benefit the children served by the programs of MBCH Children and Family Ministries. Individuals also routinely donate items directly to the Children’s Home. In order to facilitate the collection and distribution of the needed items, MBCH has established the "Campus Store"...
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Adoption Program

Full Service Adoption

The LIGHT House is a full service adoption agency licensed in the State of Missouri.  Since 1985, our experienced staff has facilitated hundreds of successful adoptions.  We help connect expectant mothers, who will be delivering or have delivered their babies in Missouri, with prospective Christian adoptive families who may live throughout...

Maternity Home

The LIGHT House Maternity Home

For young pregnant ladies aged 12 - 21 who need a safe place to stay while pregnant, we offer full residential services. All residential services are provided free of charge. The residential services are provided in a wonderful large home that is clean, beautifully furnished, and private. Our staff provides a loving...

Ways You Can Support Our Ministry

The LIGHT House Needs Your Financial Support

The LIGHT House is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.The Light House has been providing services to the Kansas City area since 1985. We have been blessed in the recent years with your gifts of service and resources. We cannot operate...

Ways You Can Support Our Ministry

You Can Be the Hands and Feet Through Volunteer Opportunities

We view our volunteers as an extension of our staff. Because of this, we ask volunteers to go through a process similar to that of new employees. We ask that you complete an application, which includes references, complete a background check, and go through an orientation process. The information needed is...
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2018 Trust God in Everything Conference

Register now for TGE 2018 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law." Galatians 5: 22-23   An event unlike any other offered anywhere around is the TGE Event! This is an opportunity unlike any other where girls...

Speakers & Leadership

Speakers and Leadership

SpeakersWe have a list of excellent women’s ministry speakers that are ready to come to your church, and they’re all from right here in Missouri. Take a look at the list of speakers to find the right speaker for your next women’s ministry event.Download a List of SpeakersLeadershipView a State District...
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