These are the guidelines and requirements of the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry. For more information please call the office at 814.265.0243 

 


Core Values / Guidelines for the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach

 

Vision statement: Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach exists so that one may experience:

~The love of God found through Jesus Christ and grow as leaders and disciples of Jesus Christ

~The joy of knowing Jesus and grow to be loving, participating, contributing members of society.

 

Core Values:

1.      Committed to faith in Jesus Christ.

2.      Committed to providing a ministry to all people.

3.      Committed to excellence in all things that God calls us to do:

a.       Faith in Jesus Christ

b.      Build authentic relationships

c.       Develop leadership

d.      Unconditional love and respect to all people no matter what

Our commitment to these values will be demonstrated through:

1.      Respect - respect of others, of authority, and of ourselves

2.      Integrity – to stand for the Gospel message of Jesus Christ

3.      Trust – to maintain an open mind and heart towards everyone

4.      Accountability – to recognize a problem and look to God’s Word for a solution

5.      Grace and Forgiveness – to encourage all to look to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the work of the Cross.

 

Mission Statement:

            Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach is an outreach to those in need. Our focus must be in Christ’s teachings reaching out in the way our Lord would have done. Committees, rules, bylaws, or man-made structures are not relevant to this goal. It must be done from the heart as Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us.

            We need to reach out through our testimonies and the testimony of the work of the Cross. This truth is built on John 17:21-23 – Our Lord’s Prayer. By taking this teaching of our Lord, we fulfill His teaching so that Christ may be seen through words, actions and us. This is realized through the power of the Holy Spirit – the very presence of Christ in each and every one of our hearts.

 

 

    We as Christians are Christ’s blessings to each other. The overall goal is to apply the teachings of Jesus Christ to each other as Jesus taught us to do.

Matthew 28:19-20 says, “ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.”

            Christ taught us how to love. No greater love can we give than to tell others about Jesus Christ. A joy that is found in the new life that Christ has to offer us. A joy that is inexpressible by words. The peace that Christ has left is found only in Him. A peace that passes all understanding. Patience to all people as Christ displayed before Pilate. Kindness and goodness as He forgave all people by His work in the Cross. Faithfulness that Christ displayed in the garden as He prayed to do His Father’s will. Faithfulness to the work He gave us to do. The gentleness that Christ showed to His persecutors as He stood silently before them. Gentleness shown to each other. Self-control that Jesus demonstrated in the wilderness as Satan tempted Him. Self-control to be able to work together. These are the teachings of Christ. This is what we must be to each other.

             Our goal is simply to display the Fruit of the Holy Spirit to everyone. Praise the Lord for the Cross and the change He made in our lives. Let’s tell others so he / she may not be denied the blessings from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

            Galatians 5:25 says, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

 

 

 

Reference verse: 1Peter 2:9

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood,

an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should

                                                    shew forth the praises of him  who hath called you

out of darkness into his marvelous light.

 


Guidelines for the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry 

            I agree to the counsel of Reverend Jack L. Wisor and or staff and will support the ministry by attending church, Bible study and listening to services and advice given by Reverend Jack L. Wisor and staff while staying at the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreaches.

            This is a faith-based ministry, we operate by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, you will be required to participate with the First Apostles’ Doctrine Church and Bible Study and any other Just For Jesus or First Apostles’ Doctrine Church events or functions. While you are staying here you need to show  a desire to know the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

            If you are disrespectful to the helpers, volunteers, assistant volunteer staff or volunteer staff you any look for a secular place to stay.

            As long as I am staying here at the Just For Jesus Outreach and I am active in the church, and I am involved on a regular basis with the ministry, and show a desire to know God, there is no limit to my stay. If I show no desire to seek God or to be active in the ministry, I must be pursuing a job and apartment every day of my stay, the volunteer staff will be monitoring this activity and if needed, we will help you pursue jobs and apartments.

            If you choose to attend another church and counsel with others apart from Just For Jesus and not support the efforts of Just for Jesus or include their counsel and advice, then you will immediately look for another place to live.

            Are you willing to let the Just For Jesus Challenge Homeless Outreach Ministry help you to grow into a structured plan to help better yourself spiritually, physically, emotionally and constructively while you are in a Just For Jesus Outreach? 

    

 Yes     No                          Yes = No limit unless idle.  No = Temporary stay.

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            To our guest, please have respect for your neighbors. For the safety and well being of others, there will be no smoking, drugs or alcohol used in the Outreach or on the premises. This includes all vocational programs and properties of the Just For Jesus Outreach. (Tobacco use only in designated areas). Any buying, using or selling of drugs or alcohol will not be tolerated or any other form of illegal activities. If any suspicion arises, the guest will be questioned and the authorities will be contacted and the Outreach will be searched. Just For Jesus reserves the right to search any car on the Outreach property if any suspicion arises that substances are on the premises that could endanger the welfare of the guests staying here.

All tobacco substances must remain concealed from open view. Volunteer staff will monitor tobacco use, if you are seen with tobacco products in open view or if tobacco products are left lying in open view, (Outreach, bedrooms, outside on Outreach grounds other than designated areas),

 

your tobacco will be confiscated and your privileges will be revoked. Everyone must have respect for each other’s efforts in trying to overcome their different issues in their life. This comes into effect immediately upon entering the Outreach. As soon as you show no desire to better your life and not following the guidance of the ministry, and you come across as using the minister or the ministry as a place to sleep and to maintain improper lifestyles, you will be asked to leave the Just For Jesus Ministry.

            To keep the Outreaches in a healthy environment for all guests, you must keep the kitchen, bathroom and all other areas clean at all times. Not abiding in these standards may result in your removal to another Outreach, until you are ready to uphold these standards and respect the lives of others. Rooms will be checked on an hourly basis. When a guest is networked to another Outreach, and it does not work out, they return to the Crisis Center (original Outreach) until a decision is made whether they will stay or move on until they are ready to let the ministry help (spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally and constructively). No property in the Outreach is to be removed by any guest or visitor at any time. Visiting hours are from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm (no exceptions). If someone is in need of a room, they are to contact the main office at 814-265-0243. Curfew time is 10:00 pm, unless authorized by a volunteer staff member; you are to be in your rooms by 11:00 pm, until 6am in the morning. 

            When staying at any Just For Jesus Outreach no one is permitted to be in another guest’s room, the only exception is if a volunteer staff member is present or one is in need of medical emergency help. Not abiding by these guidelines may result in your removal from this Outreach. Anyone staying at the Just For Jesus Outreach will have a list of work to do everyday. We will give rides to scheduled doctor’s appointments if given a 24-hour notice.

            If you leave the Outreach and do not return within three days, your room becomes eligible for the next guest. You then have one week to remove your belongings from the Place of Rest Outreach or they will be put into the Freely Given Room. If you decide to leave for a night and come back, you must sign a waiver form. (Sign in and our sheet).

All keys are to be returned the day you leave, or the authorities will be contacted to collect the keys. (If the Just For Jesus Outreach member is not available, please leave the keys in the room).

There will be a volunteer staff person to see that all these standards are followed through.

Call the main office 814-265-0243.

            Signing this agreement is stating that you have read and understand all of the Just For Jesus guidelines.

 


Sign In Checklist

 

____________________________            __________                          :          

Volunteer Staff/Volunteer Assistant/Witness                 Date                             Time

 

_____ Pedophile or Sexual Offender? YES / NO     Transvestite? YES / NO

_____ Sexual Perpetrator or under investigation as a Sexual Perpetrator? YES / NO

_____ Sign In Paperwork completed with all information and signatures

_____ Explanation of Rules – review all guidelines with the new guest

            _____ Verify Guidelines to be Followed sheet signed – yes / no (see guidelines)

_____ List of Medications

            _____ See Appropriate Staff

_____ Copy Photo ID or other ID

_____ Check for Weapons

­­­_____ Explanation of Meals

            _____ Breakfast             6:30 – 7:30 am

            _____ Lunch                   12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

            _____ Supper             5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

_____ Explanation of Sign In and Out Sheet

_____ Explanation of the Freely Given Store

_____ Explanation of the Trade Opportunity

_____ Explanation of Smoking Rules, show where smoking is permitted around facility

_____ Tour of Facility

_____ Show Guest to their Room

            _____ Explanation of Room Checks

_____ Long Distance Calling

_____ Change of Address Forms

_____ Verify if any appointments need made for medical, dental, psychiatric, assistance,                    

            social security, etc.

_____ Fax Information to Police Station

_____ Verify if the guest needs hygiene products, linen, towel and washcloth or clothes

_____ Send to Bishop Jack Wisor for Signature and Review