Our Core Values

What makes the JP Experience unique is our passion for and adherence to our eight core values. We emphasize the importance of establishing relationships and forming community among our students, adults, staff and the clients that we serve. We believe that ministry happens at a personal and deep level when students experience program and worship in a small group setting. We believe our staff should know each student by name by the end of the week, and thus we maintain a smaller camp size each week.


We are passionate about sharing the truth that God has a plan for students’ lives and wants to use them right here, right now, to advance the Kingdom. Their worth is found in God and His plan for their lives. We value and provide opportunities for students and staff to develop in leadership; to use their unique gifts as servant leaders to further the ministry of the Jeremiah Project and the Kingdom of God. Our staff are trained to empower, engage and know your students.


At JP, we believe in innovation and we will always push the envelope with new ideas and methods that will serve to strengthen the ministry and impact the Kingdom in greater ways. We believe that God desires excellence from us and that nothing but our best is good enough. Integrity and intentionality are vital in everything that we do. We also create space to laugh and have fun together. We understand that we serve a God of love and hope and that laughter and relationships are vital to creating a safe space for students to grow in faith.


Ultimately, at the heart of all we do it is our belief that Jesus is everyone’s need. We enthusiastically share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our students and those that we serve. We model and encourage students to establish healthy spiritual practices and to find or deepen their faith in God.


With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we adhere to the following eight core values in all of our ministries:

  • Community

    We emphasize the importance of establishing relationships and forming community among the students, adults, staff, and those we serve.

  • excellence

    Nothing but our best is good enough. Integrity and intentionality are vital in everything we do. 

  • faith

    Jesus is everyone's need. We enthusiastically share the Good News of Jesus Christ. We model and encourage students to establish healthy spiritual practices.

  • fun

    We create space to laugh and have fun together. 

  • innovation

    JP will always push the envelope with new ideas and methods that will serve to strengthen the ministry and impact the Kingdom in greater ways. 

  • personal

    We believe that ministry happens at a deep level when students experience program and worship in a small group setting. 

  • leadership

    We value and provide opportunities for students and staff to develop and use their unique gifts as servant leaders to further the ministry of the Jeremiah Project and the Kingdom of God. 

  • worth

    We are passionate about sharing the truth that God has a plan for student's lives and wants to use them right here, right now, to advance the Kingdom.

Statement of Faith:

Our work camps are open to all Christian organizations. Even though the Jeremiah Project finds is roots in the United Methodist Church it is not a ministry of the United Methodist Church. All denominations are welcome!


Preamble: We are an inter-denominational ministry and all those who participate in the ongoing work and witness of the Jeremiah Project shall be in sympathy with its central purpose of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. In order to qualify for office, members of the board of directors, members of the regular and volunteer staff shall subscribe to the following articles of faith: 


Article I: We believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior

Article II: We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father Almighty. From there he will come again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal Church, the fellowship of believers, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  

Article III: We believe the Apostle’s Creed and the Bible contain all the critical elements sufficient for an understanding of the Christian Faith.

Article IV: Our foundational scripture is Jeremiah 1:7