|Circle T Ranch's approach to serving men with developmental challenges will provide a model for other similar Ranch settings. We hope to be able to foster other programs in California as the resources become available.|
The Circle of Learning will be the hub of the Ranchers' educational program.
The Circle of Learning will have four resource areas:
The Circle T staff is currently formulating a process to establish each Rancher's personal gifts and talents to help him achieve his full potential. There will be opportunities within the group and in the local community so each can be encouraged to use his gift and talents to minister to others. The Vocational Program is comprised of four positions, and the Rancher will be placed at a given position based upon work history. Placement to a different position or level is determined after a performance history review and testing period. Specific requirements both physically and academically will be established for each position, and candidates will be reviewed by professionals before acceptance to a higher level.
|Recreation and Leisure|
In the areas of social development, Circle T Ranchers will be given opportunities for travel, training in Special Olympics and in the Arts.
If a rancher shows a desire to compete in the Special Olympics he will be given an opportunity to train and condition for any event (s). Special Olympics have competitions in basketball, floor hockey, bowling, bicycling, swimming, soccer, track & field, golf and bocce ball. A physical fitness center is located in the main ranch house.
The Circle T Ranch will emphasize the Special Olympics Oath: "Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt!" The Ranchers will be taught that their attitudes are an extension of their faith in God.
|A music room is planned and will be equipped with donated musical instruments which can be played for personal enjoyment and discovery. Artistic expression classes in painting, drawing and other visual arts will be offered through volunteer staffing.|
The Timothy Circle and the Circle T Ranch is founded upon the principles of the Judeo-Christian faith. Circle T Ranch will serve individuals from all faiths, but work ethics and personal development emphasis will be instructed from Christian principles found in both the Old and New Testaments. We use, as a basis of our dream, the words of Paul found in 1 Timothy 4:4-6, " Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it. We may receive it gladly, with thankful hearts. For we know it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. If you explain this to the brothers and sisters, you will be doing your duty as a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is fed by the message of faith and the true teaching you have followed."
Staff will provide leadership in voluntary Morning Prayer Circles, weekly Bible Studies, at Prayer & Praise Fellowship meetings and provide prayer at each meal. Participation in these activities will be at the discretion of each Rancher. More importantly, Ranchers will be encouraged to participate in churches throughout the community. Assistance from sponsoring churches will be welcomed to review, evaluate and teach their spiritual development programs or to experience life on the Ranch as a retreat. The staff and Ranchers will welcome adult and youth groups to work on the ranch on scheduled mission trips. Bunk house facilities are being considered for visiting groups.
A small chapel is planned for on-site worship and meditation. A beautiful leaded glass window with a cut glass depiction of the cross was donated by Dr Robert H. Schuller to be set as a widow in the chapel.
Would you like to help? We could use your prayers, financial assistance or your physical help. E-mail us at Info@TheTimothyCircle.org. We would love to get your feedback. You may send your contributions to:
The Timothy Circle
11151 San Gabriel Way
Valley Center, CA 92082