Voice of Care Core Values Value #1 – Individual Worth - We believe that every individual, regardless of ability, is precious and important to God - and to Voice of Care.
Why? We are all created in God’s image. God has commanded us to love one another. God does not make Junk! God sent His son Jesus to redeem each of us.
Value #2 – Bible Based - As Lutherans and as members of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, we accept the Holy Scriptures as the divinely inspired Word of God. The central message of the Bible is God's grace in the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Why? He came into the world to serve, not to be served. He looked on the crowd and had compassion on them. Responding to God's grace, we seek to perpetuate the servant ministry of Jesus Christ by working with people with disabilities.
Value #3 – Congregations - We value what the gathering of believers brings to lives of people with disabilities, their caregivers and all of God’s people in the congregation.
Why? For the vast majority of believers, local congregations provide the best opportunity to recognize all people, with or without disabilities, as individually significant parts of the body of Christ. Congregations provide the best opportunity to interact in precious fellowship, through worship, Bible study and service to others in Christ.
Value #4 – Corporate Worship - We value corporate worship that is inclusive and accessible as a significant event for people with disabilities.
Why? In a facility or congregation individuals can grow spiritually in their relationship with their Lord. They can contribute by exercising their spiritual gifts in praise and in giving glory to God. This experience of corporate worship is also a time during which each person can give, receive and grow in the understanding of what it means to be part of the body of Christ in this world. We value corporate worship for people with disabilities not only because of the spiritual effect upon each person, but also because of the wholistic impact it has one’s life.
Value #5 – Christian Education - We value Christian Education for our people with disabilities and their caregivers.
Why? Christian Education, the study of God's Word, is a fundamental Christian discipline. It makes us wise unto salvation through faith, which is in Jesus Christ, and it trains us to live holy lives.
Value #6 – Forgiveness - People with disabilities need Christ's forgiveness and salvation. Why? All people, including those with disabilities, are born trapped in sin, and have sin in their lives. All therefore need release from that sin. In this sinful state, those with and without developmental disabilities need the forgiveness that is only found in the Risen Jesus Christ provides.