Our Vision - To see people in need working and living for the glory of God
Our Strategy – Equip Christ-centered churches and organizations through the distribution of Biblically-based tools and materials to prepare individuals for work and life
Jobs for Life (JfL) provides turnkey toolkits containing all of the materials needed for churches and organizations to lead a JfL training class, which teaches timeless biblical principles concerning work and the ways those principles are applied in the marketplace. Through this training, men and women develop character and become connected to a community of support to help them obtain far more than just a job. They experience life, a life filled with confidence, self-control, coaching, learning, and faith.
Over the years, JfL has learned the following:
The JfL Class
- The number one quality companies look for in their employees is character, and yet many of our neighbors who struggle finding and keeping employment do not exhibit the character or have access to community support systems to help them experience success in the marketplace.
- Churches and community-based organizations are an extraordinary resource to help people learn character and become connected to a community of support allowing them to achieve not only success at work but also success at life.
The JfL class consists of 16 sessions and teaches timeless biblical principles concerning work and the ways those principles are applied in the marketplace.
The class takes the students on a journey – a journey to discover who they are, their unique value, and the principles they need to overcome roadblocks in their lives. Centered on the Bible, the course covers lessons learned from the lives of characters such as Joseph, David, and Ruth, the teachings of Jesus’ parables, and examples of real world heroes. In addition, the class equips the students with core work readiness skills such as presenting their 60 second commercial, developing a vocational plan, building a resume, learning effective interviewing skills, and many others.
Along with the training, every JfL student has a JfL champion - a mentor or a group of mentors – who provides the student friendship and support both during the training and once the student is employed. 95% of finding and keeping a job is “who you know.” Many JfL students do not have a “who you know network” that can advocate for them and provide support to help them overcome barriers in their lives keeping them from success.
With this training and support system, churches and community organizations are transforming lives and providing a reliable, trustworthy workforce to meet the pressing employment needs of companies in their area.
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Biblically-based – We believe the Bible is God’s Word and guides every aspect of our lives.
2 Timothy 3:16 – All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.
Value of Work – Through work, we worship God and carry out His unique purpose for our lives.
Genesis 2:15 – The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
John 17:4 - I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.
Colossians 3:23 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Respect – All people are valuable, created in God’s image and should be treated with the utmost dignity and respect.
Philippians 2:3,4 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Excellence – We strive for excellence in all that we do for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.