OurVision, Mission, andValues VISION Baptist Community Ministries is committed to the develop- ment of a healthy community offering a wholesome quality of life to its residents and to improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of the individuals we serve. MISSION In response to the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ and in keeping with our Baptist heritage, Baptist Community Min- istries (BCM) invests its human capital and financial resources in the five-parish greater New Orleans region. BCM uses the ways and means set forth below towards achieving its Vision: Philanthropy — identify ideas and partner organizations that address critical community needs in the areas of Health, Education, Public Safety and Governmental Oversight; support these ideas and partner organizations with financial grants and expert consultation. Chaplaincy Services — identify partner organizations that will benefit by offering pastoral care services to their staff and the individuals they serve; deploy professionally trained chaplains to provide pastoral care in these organizations. CongregationalWellness — identify partner congregations that will benefit by offering wellness ministries to their faith communities; train volunteer registered nurses and lay health advocates to establish and maintain these wellness ministries. VALUES Baptist Community Ministries is a faith-based Christian organization that: • Shows unconditional acceptance and compassion to those we serve • Has reverence for the dignity of each person and the cultural diversity of the community • Demands responsible stewardship of its charitable assets • Commits to being accountable to the community Contents Message to the Community Page 1 Philanthropy Page 2 First Line Schools Page 4 Transom Grant in Education Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority Page 6 Strategic Grant in Health Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights Page 8 Transom Grant in Public Safety VIA LINK Page 10 Transom Grant in Health Youth Program Quality Initiative Page 12 Strategic Grant in Education Chaplaincy Services Page 14 Congregational Wellness Page 16 Financial Highlights Page 18 Volunteers and Staff Page 20