Jonah's Rescue Boats Foundation, Inc.

Organization Description: 

Jonah’s Boats is currently a private wooden boat building shop in Columbus, Ohio and has started an outreach program to disadvantaged youth in Columbus and the surrounding greater Columbus Ohio communitites. The main purpose of this program is to help these youth transition from their current societal/economic status to a productive status/member of their community. The methodology to accomplish this is through the education process of hands-on building of wooden boats and daily educational goals set by each youth with the aid of their coach. Through this process, the student/apprentice will be given integrating familiarity with industry standard employment competencies, carpentry skills, all to intertwine with foundational academics and mentoring to help these youth acquire a GED diploma. In addition, each participant will be encouraged, and assisted if they so choose, to continue on into a vocational educational program or into a higher academic program to achieve each individual’s educational potential. Jonah 2:9

1343 Frisbee Drive
Columbus, OH 43224
Mission Statement: 

Jonah's Rescue Boats exists for the purpose of teaching building, work and life skills to disadvantaged youth through the building of wooden boats to enlarge these youthÂ’s employment opportunities and for demonstrating the Gospel of Christ by example.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Matt. 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14)

We believe that the Bible in its entirety; (composed of sixty-six books) is the Holy, infallible Word of God; that it is and ever shall be the complete and final revelation of the will of God to man, and the final authority in all spiritual matters; that it is the rule of faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16, 17; Matthew 13:3; Ephesians 6:17; Mark 15, 16)

We believe that Jesus is the Christ, God the Son. conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and by His voluntary sacrificial death on the cross at Calvary and by His bodily and visible resurrection from the dead, paid the penalty of sin and purchased eternal life for all who will accept this God given gift.
(Micah 5:2; Matt. 1:20, 21, 25; John 19:17-19; 20:16, 17)

We believe that God created the universe and that it was perfect; that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin; that all men are sinners by nature and under God's condemnation.
(Gen. 1:1, 2, 27; Romans 5:18a)

We believe that salvation is the gift of God, by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins; that this salvation is the possession of those who by faith repent, accept Christ as their personal Savior and are baptized into Christ. (John 3:16; 16:7-11; Rom. 10:13; Eph. 2:5,8)

We believe that the Holy Spirit, who is a Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and that it is by His power that the born-again Christian is nurtured and enabled to live the Christian life.
(Matthew 28:18, 19; Romans 8:1, 14)

We believe that the Bible teaches that each believer can and is commanded to live in separation from all worldly and sinful practices and that all sin is forgivable accept one, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. (II Corinthians 6:14, 17; Matthew 12:31)

We believe that Jesus Christ is the founder of the Scriptural local church and it is made up of born-again believers, joined together for the purpose of Worship, spiritual fellowship, Holy Communion, Christian growth, and the propagation of the Gospel with Christ, as it’s only creed. (I Timothy 3:14-15; Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:36, 20:7; Matthew 10:32, 33)

We believe that every born-again Christian should be an active member of such a church, that the local church is God's prime instrument of testimony in this age; that the work of Christian teaching and of worldwide evangelism is entrusted first to such churches; and that no organization or fellowship should have priority over such a church and that Church polity is demonstrated by its committed Saints, Elders and Deacons.
(Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 11:27, 28; Heb. 10:25; Philippians 1:1)

We believe that Jesus Christ ascended to the right hand of the God the Father in Heaven, where He is interceding for each believer; that He will bodily and visibly return again. (Mark 16:19; John 14:3)

We believe that God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus; that those who trust and obey in the Lord Jesus Christ shall dwell eternally with Him, and that those who refuse His offer of salvation shall eternally be cast into the Lake of Fire. (John 14:1-3; Romans 6:23; Revelations 21:8)

We believe that marriage was instituted by God as a picture of His love for His church with the intent that it would be a life-long heterosexual union between one woman and one man, to the exclusion of any other person, without separation or divorce; resulting in mutual spiritual, emotional and physical intimacy. (I Corinthians 7:3-5; 7:10-11; Genesis 2:24)

We believe that God created human life and it begins at conception and ends at death; and that each human being, no matter their age, appearance, physical or mental challenges, race, born or unborn, to be of priceless value and of great worth.
(John 3:16; Psalm 139:13-14)

We believe that each parent has a God given responsibility to nurture, love, protect, and disciple their children; with the hope of raising a responsible adult, and doing so without being harsh or punitive in the exercise of their responsibility.
(Ephesians 6:1-4)

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