Teen Challenge Ranch Beliefs
Statement of Faith
- WE BELIEVE…The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
- WE BELIEVE…There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
- WE BELIEVE…In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
- WE BELIEVE…though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
- WE BELIEVE…Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God through ‘Salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior).
- WE BELIEVE… in Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and Holy Communion as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
- WE BELIEVE…that the gifts of the spirit are still in operation today.
- WE BELIEVE …Teen Challenge of Northwest Arkansas, as a para-church organization, is responsible to the great commission to save the lost, make disciples, and send them out.
How We Handle Corrective Discipline
Discipline at our Teen Challenge ranch of Northwest Arkansas is principle-minded and designed to help students make better choices and become more responsible in their actions. We do not participate in any form of corporal punishment. As a state licensed center, all of our disciplinary activities are subject to the review and scrutiny of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Our staff are trained in applying safe restraints, should they need to use them if the boys is causing harm to self or others and will not stop.
Our Covenant to Our Students
- We PLEDGE to serve every student with Christ-like compassion, respect and guidance.
- We COMMIT to address the needs of students and to assist them in the development of Godly character.
- We DEDICATE ourselves to mentor and to nurture meaningful relationships, inspiring hope for the future.
Our Core Values
- Integrity – “Living and working with excellence”
- Compassion – “Embracing hope, love, and reconciliation”
- Community – “Working together and supporting one another”
- Vision – “Seeing beyond the present”
- Stewardship – “Faithfully managing God’s call and resources”
- Faith – “Believing God for the impossible”
- Servanthood – “Dedicating ourselves to the success of others”