JfL CORE Training: Richmond, VA - November 16 & 17



Dates & Times:
Friday, November 16 (6:00PM-8:15PM / dinner will be provided) -
Saturday, November 17 (8:30AM-4:30PM / continental breakfast and lunch will be provided)

Hope Church Midtown Office
4912 W. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA  23230


** For new JfL sites (who have not yet led at least one JfL class), at least two members of your ministry/organization must attend JfL CORE **
To register:
Click the link at the bottom of this page.
Contact the JfL Training Team: training@jobsforlife.org

JfL CORE Training helps you and your team utilize the JfL Class tool and teaches the necessary steps to plan, start and sustain a Jobs for Life ministry at your church or organization.

Throughout this training, you will be led through biblical principles, proven strategies and logistics that assist you and your team in preparing men and women for meaningful work in your city. This live training course will connect all participants involved through interactive facilitation, group discussions and exercises.
  • Implement proven strategies for building relationships among the unemployed and underemployed and how to incorporate core asset-based community development principles in your ministry.
  • Learn the necessary steps for preparation of your upcoming JfL jobs training course, including how to recruit your team, businesses and students, how to access training materials and how to use online tools to manage your class.
  • Understand the true role and responsibilities of mentors and proven strategies for building genuine and effective relationships with students.
  • Learn proactive ways to address common and unique roadblocks that the class or students may face.
  • Learn how to cultivate an environment of celebration and how to define and measure the impact your class is having on volunteers and students.
  • Develop framework for action plan implementation.
  • This training is required to facilitate a JfL Class and to gain access to the JfL Curriculum.



Evening Session (6:00PM-8:15PM)
6:00-6:30pm - Registration/Dinner
6:30-8:00pm - Mock JfL Class
8:00-8:15pm - Wrap Up

Morning Session (9:00AM-12:00PM)

  • Importance of valuing all life
  • What God’s Word says about work and its importance to all of our lives
  • Identifying the value of community assets
  • Building relationships with people experiencing unemployment
  • Building genuine and lasting relationships
  • Steps to recruit and build a strong and cohesive leadership team
  • Engage and build relationships with businesses and community resource agencies
  • Mentor’s role and responsibilities
  • Principles that shape the posture and perspective mentors must have when building relationships and the importance of listening
Afternoon Session (1PM-4:30PM)
  • Class logistics and timeline
  • Adult education principles and how to facilitate effective learning
  • Common physical and emotional roadblocks that impact employment
  • Strategies for overcoming roadblocks and barriers
  • Accessing advertising tools for your class to recruit training course participants
  • Definition of true success and how to evaluate your class impact
  • Cultivate an environment for celebration
  • Developing framework for action plan implementation


Nearby Hotels:

Holiday Inn- West end (best location)
2000 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA  23230
804 359-6061 Hotel
Within walking distance (1/2 block)
Special rate of $109/night until Oct 26th (must mention JobsRVA to get rate) 

Courtyard by Marriott (West End)
6400 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23230
Hotel:  282-1881
(about 2 miles west of training site)

Residence Inn (West End)
2121 Dickens Road
Richmond, VA  23230
(about 2 miles west of training site)

Candlewood Suites
2100 Dickens Road
Richmond, VA  23230
(804) 324-3900
(about 2 miles west of training site)


NOTE: For new JfL sites (who have not yet led at least one JfL class), at least two members of your ministry/organization must attend JfL CORE **