Christian Women's Job Corp of the Shoals
There are many ways to get involved:
CWJC maintains a closet to equip ladies in our program with clothes for job interviews and church attendance. We also maintain a supply of shoes, handbags, make-up, and personal hygiene products.
We always need bibles, stamps, office supplies, 1" red binders, copy paper, diapers/wipes, plastic cutlery, refreshments, and toiletries.
We need prayer for new mentors, monetary and material resources, new participants and volunteers, Spiritual Sensitivity for our staff, an Anointing of the Holy Spirit in our bible studies, participants and their families, wisdom in new class decisions.
Gifts may be sent to Woodmont Baptist Church. We could not do what we do without the help of generous, caring people like you. Please make checks out to Woodmont Baptist Church and designated to CWJC. You may mail your check to 2001 Darby Dr. Florence Al 35630.
Although Christian Women’s Job Corps is open to any participant regardless of religion, we do require that all volunteers adhere to our Statement of Faith:
We believe in the Trinity, God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and the Bible as the Word of God. Salvation comes through grace by believing in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, our Savior and Lord. Once saved, the Holy Spirit indwells, thereby instructing, guiding, and empowering the individual to follow the mandate of Jesus Christ in daily living.
We are a Strength-Based Ministry
This ministry is not about “fixing” what is wrong with our participants. CWJC is about change and we want to empower our participants to make the changes necessary to reach their goals. We believe that each person has the capacity for change and growth by way of the Holy Spirit which requires us to focus on their resources: talents, goals, and experiences. Nevertheless, CWJC is NOT a Deficit-Based ministry that focuses on problems and weaknesses. We are a Strength-Based ministry that focuses on the person’s resources that will guide them to achieve their goals. We will always seek the Lord in prayer in regard to enacting a Strength-Based strategy..
GENERAL AREAS TO SERVE
Cleaning of the CWJC building
Organizing of the clothes closet
Restocking and organizing the supply closet
Preparing lunch or dinner for participants and volunteers on-site
Scheduling a day/night of fellowship and fun with the participants and their families at the local Playground, Outreach Center and/or church Fellowship Hall
Sharing your “God testimony” with the participants during dinner
Scheduling a Car Care Clinic for our participants (how to check your oil, how to change a flat tire, how to add water, etc.)
SERVE AS A LUNCH PROVIDER
Each class day, CWJC will provide lunch on site for the participants. We will need groups to bring lunch as a way to minister and have fellowship with women in need. Please contact our Meal Coordinator.
SERVE AS A VOLUNTEER TEACHER
Men and women are needed to teach classes such as Bible Study, Basic Computer, Money Management, Health and Nutrition, Communications, Interpersonal Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Boundaries, Anger Management, etc.
“Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever.” Psalm 86:11-12
SERVE AS A CHRISTIAN FRIEND
Many of the women who will attend CWJC may be unfamiliar with the Word of God, for this reason we are still in need of Godly women to help walk alongside them through this process and follow up with them about their progress after graduation. Give someone a fish and feed them for a day, TEACH someone to fish and feed them for a lifetime.
The term “Mentor” will no longer be used and will instead be replaced by the title “Christian Friend.”
The purpose of a Christian Friend will be to walk alongside each student rather than to lead the student.
Christian Friends will be asked to indicate their strengths in the areas of spiritual, practical/career and relational skills. The students will then be asked to identify their needs within these areas for an ideal match with a Christian Friend.
Matching of Christian Friends will be held during our Marvelous Monday.
It is advised that Christian Friends periodically come by the site to meet, encourage and have fellowship with the students. It is our hope that we can facilitate an environment conducive to trust building and openness between the students and Christian Friends.
Each Christian Friend will be paired with one student during the 15-week session.
A Christian Friend will take on the role of 1) encourager, 2) prayer partner, 3) listener and 4) friend.
Christian Friends are given a list of resource books that may aid them during their time with Christian Women’s Job Corps.
Christian Friends are required to attend CWJC Volunteer training, Marvelous Monday and regular Christian Friend meetings during the session.
These are cornerstone verses which communicate the message of HOPE through CWJC.
Joyful life will be Eternal:
Your are Heirs:
You can Overcome and Perservere:
What we do:
CWJC is a faith-based program that combines practical training, relationship building, emotional healing, and spiritual growth in classroom settings and through one-on-one mentoring. Offering two 15 week long sessions per year, CWJC classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at Woodmont Baptist Church @ East Campus 2002 Darby Dr., Florence, AL.
Free childcare and lunch is provided on site.
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR:
WOMEN WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND FREE OF ADDICTIONS TO DRUGS/ALCOHOL. THOSE WHO SEEK A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES AND WHO HAVE A DRIVE TO LEARN AND WORK TOWARD ACHIEVING IT. CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S JOB CORPS IS A NATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION, A SELF-GOVERNING AND SELF-SUPPORTING AUXILIARY OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION DEDICATED TO THE CAUSE OF MISSIONS. WMU TRAINS SITE COORDINATORS AND ANNUALLY CERTIFIES EACH SITE. THE Florence SITE WAS FOUNDED IN 2016, IS CERTIFIED AND will be RE-CERTIFIED EACH SUBSEQUENT YEAR.
What we teach:
Basic job search skills such as job applications, interviews, what employers expect, work ethic, and exploring area job trends and opportunities
Relationship building and parenting skills
Preparation for the GED
Health, Anger, and Forgiveness
Personal budgeting and money management
Community resources that are available for women in need.
Basic computer training
General life skills such as personal appearance, health, nutrition, parenting, and family relationships
Bible studies with emphasis on emotional healing and grounding in a Christian worldview of life and its struggles.
For more information you may conctact:
Margaret Roland, Site Coordinator