Wears Valley Ranch Christian Children’s Home and Boarding School Overview

Wears Valley Ranch provides Christian children's homes, a Christian boarding school, and Biblical counseling to children in crisis situations. Our vision is to see each child inspired to follow Christ, healed from the past, and equipped to reach their full potential.

Twelve Guiding Principles

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Wears Valley Ranch strictly adheres to the following 12 guiding principles:

  1. This entire ministry belongs to God and is for His glory.
  2. Wears Valley Ranch exists to promote the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical development of children in need of a stronger family support system through Christ-centered home settings.
  3. The Board of Directors and all employees shall annually reaffirm by signature their belief in and support for the WVR statement of faith.
  4. Truth and truthfulness shall be treated as essentials for participation in the community life of WVR.
  5. Our goal is to develop individuals who will follow Jesus Christ in wholehearted obedience. While endeavoring to provide an environment where individuals can fulfill their God-given potential in every way, we view character development as a far greater measure of our success than academic or athletic achievement.
  6. The Board of Directors shall select and appoint the Executive Director and delegate responsibility to the Executive Director for administering WVR. The Board of Directors shall serve as a source of accountability for the entire WVR community and as a channel of prayer and financial support.
  7. Members of the WVR community shall understand that this is a nonprofit mission enterprise. Therefore, while seeking to avoid excesses in lifestyle, we shall endeavor to provide all employees with their basic material needs (food, shelter, clothing, medical care, a retirement program and reasonable discretionary income) and with spiritual, emotional, and educational support.
  8. Realizing that Jesus Christ is in control of all resources, WVR will look for affirmation from Him through the support of His body in prayer, financial contributions, and volunteer work. WVR will accept support from the secular community to the extent that it doesn’t compromise our mission or testimony.
  9. WVR shall not incur debt for operational nor capital purposes, shall maintain financial solvency, be faithful and responsible stewards of the funds entrusted to us, and make every effort to pay all obligations in a timely fashion so that our reputation in the community at large will bring glory to God.
  10. The WVR community shall make every effort to become an asset to the greater Wears Valley community, Sevier County, and surrounding areas.
  11. While the needs of the children will remain the primary focus of WVR, the contributions of senior citizens to the lives of the children will be solicited and nurtured. The resulting needs of these senior citizens will also be addressed. (James 1:27)
  12. WVR shall network with other Christian ministries in order to provide assistance for those our program is not equipped to help.
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