In Matthew 19:13-14, we read of the little children being brought to Jesus. The disciples wanted to send the children away but Christ replied, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." Jesus did not seem to care about the child's past, only the moment at hand. He did not compare them against each other or choose the cleanest, happiest, brightest, or most charming. He took the children as they were. He accepted them all. He does the same for all of us.
A mission work of the churches of Christ, Southern Christian Home has been in existence since 1926, originating in Fort Smith, Arkansas and later moving to Morrilton, Arkansas in 1936.
Southern Christian Home is a children's home that cares for school-age children through high school. Children are taken into our program with the initial intentions to provide them the spiritual nurture they deserve. As they receive this care, they are provided their necessities and a safe, loving environment.. Dedicated houseparents are the main reason we are so successful in serving all the children's needs effectively.
The Mission of Southern Christian Home is to glorify God by providing an environment where residents are given training and instruction in Christ-centered values, by helping to strengthen families, and by being faithful stewards of the human and material resources provided by Him. To best serve our residents and their families, we must base all that we do on Biblical truths and principles.
Through the services we provide, we attempt to meet the children's needs in the areas of physical, moral, mental, social, and spiritual growth.