Adriel’s core values were developed by a team of our board members and staff, as well as pastors from the local community. Scripture serves as a foundation for each value; Adriel was founded on Christian values and remains rooted in them today. These statements reflect who we are as an organization.
Integrity as evidenced by the truth we speak and the actions we exhibit
Psalms 78:72 says, “And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” Though David failed as a man and father in many respects, the Bible remembers him as a leader and man of “integrity of heart”. Integrity is not found in perfection, for such a goal is unattainable. Integrity is found in the desire to live honestly, to be what you say, to say what you mean, to admit when you’re wrong, and to finish what you started. David did that. When his life was finished, he was remembered as “a man after God’s own heart ” (Acts 13:22).
Serving the spiritual, physical, psychological, and educational welfare of children
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” In order to “train up the child,” Adriel will serve the “whole” child. We recognize that children come to Adriel with a variety of needs (spiritual, physical, psychological, and educational) and that only when we strive to meet all of these needs can we fully serve the child.
Stewardship of those resources with which we have been entrusted
Luke 16:11-12 says, “So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?” We have the responsibility to use Adriel’s resources wisely and efficiently. Cell phones, telephones, agency vehicles, copiers, computers are all examples of Adriel’s resources. Adriel is often entrusted with others’ resources which come in many forms, from monetary and time donations to a human life. We must be faithful managers of all with which we have been entrusted.
Cultivating a culture of excellence
1st Corinthians 10:31 states, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” God wants all people to excel in both what they are and in what they do. We cannot love God with all our heart (Matt. 23:37) without seeking to do our best to the glory of God. The pursuit of excellence should be a goal in all that we do, but it must be motivated by the right values, priorities, and motives.
A spirit of teamwork
The apostle Paul says in First Corinthians 12:14, “The body does not consist of one member but of many.” Adriel is not just one member but many members who have gifts for understanding scripture, providing therapy, handling money, teaching classes, mentoring young people, maintaining buildings, and caring for children. While we all have important jobs to perform, we know that we are just one part of a complex and multi-talented team known as Adriel.