Our leaders in the field—site leaders, instructors, Champions, and other volunteers —are the experts. These leaders have spent many hours planning, coordinating, and conducting their JfL classes, and have learned so many valuable lessons as they’ve built relationships with students and other members in their community.
As we work to carry out our mission, we want to give these JfL leaders a platform and a voice to share with the rest of the JfL Network —what works, what doesn’t work, best practices, etc.—as together we engage and equip the Local Church to address the impacts of Joblessness through the dignity of work.
HOW WE EQUIP OUR LEADERSHere’s a rundown of the training we use to equip our JfL leaders:
Breakfast of ChampionsOur bi-monthly Breakfast of Champions events, held in different cities across the country, are a chance for those new to JfL to learn more about our mission and vision, meet leaders, volunteers, and students that have been involved in JfL classes in the city, and to learn how their church and community can get involved. It is also a time for our sites to come together and celebrate all God is doing in their church and community, and to continue discussing the intersection of Church, Poverty, and Work.
Site Leadership TrainingJfL Site Leadership Training develops, encourages, and prepares site leadership teams to conduct a JfL class within 90 days.
Champion BootcampsChampion Bootcamps equip Champions to be effective mentors and friends for students in and beyond the JfL class.
CityWide Training (CWT)Our Citywide Training events help people within a target city to engage in JfL’s mission and vision by preparing them to run JfL classes through local churches and non-profit organizations.
Train the Trainer (T3) Training
The purpose of the JfL T3 program is three-fold:
a.) To make JfL ambassadors who carry the Jobs for Life message wherever they may go, specifically to vision casting events and Breakfasts of Champions where people are learning about JfL and deciding to get involved.
b.) To equip Certified Trainers to establish JfL Leadership Discipleship Groups, Citywide Trainings, and train Site Leadership Teams across the country.
c.) To establish a JfL Leaders Discipleship Group to help T3 participants begin training other adults, by taking them through a localized version of the T3 Online Training.
JfLCoreJfLCore is a 6-module online training course designed to teach you the key steps necessary to prepare, start and sustain your Jobs for Life ministry. Through this course you will learn the biblical principles, proven strategies, and logistics that will assist you and your team in preparing men and women for meaningful work in your city. This 6-week self-paced online training course will connect you to new and like-minded people through interactive group discussions and exercises.