Prayers for our community

Friends, we ask for your prayers. On Monday afternoon here in Raleigh, NC, Akiel Denkins, a 24-year-old African American father of two young boys, was shot and killed as he was running from a police officer. Over the years, Akiel had been involved with Neighbor to Neighbor, a Jobs for Life (JfL) site and community ministry…


Incarceration: My Love Walk

Miea Walker is the Training and Re-entry Specialist with Jobs for Life. Her own life journey through brokenness and shame led to serving a 9 year sentence. This is where she met God in an entirely new…


Podcast (Episode #10): Restoring Baltimore - A Drive with Pastor Rod Hairston

After the riots in Baltimore, David Spickard was invited by Pastor Rod Hairston, pastor of Messiah Community Church located just outside of the city, to see the neighborhoods where the violence took…


The Journey of Reconciliation

Every day, Americans turn on their televisions and are flooded with images of despair and brokenness. Anger erupts as the bodies of black and brown children lay dying in the streets. People are…


Pray for Those Living in Poverty

There are 702 million people around the world living on less than $1.25 per day. In the United States, alone, 45 million people live below the poverty line. Some would assume the definition and…


Podcast (Episode #7): Shepherding On The Margins - Conversations With Two Urban Pastors

This week's episode features conversations with Pastor Enoch Fuzz (from Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, TN) and Pastor Kevin Riggs (from Franklin Community Church in Franklin,…


Confessions of a Christian Marketer

As the Marketing and Communications Specialist at Jobs for Life (JfL), people sometimes assume that my job is to make JfL “cool,” “relevant,” and most of all,…


The Church Can Learn From the Movie Selma

After I watched the movie Selma, I walked away in silent awe. From the jaw-dropping, explosive beginning to the inspirational end, this movie gripped and pulled me into the tumultuous Civil Rights movement and it left me thinking…

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