Christian Women's Job Corps was founded in July 1994, by the Woman's Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention. In January of 1996, the Christian Women's Job Corps National Task Force met with representatives of three pilot sites for an evaluation of the project. The unanimous conclusion? CWJC works.
In May 1997, WMU was honored by having CWJC named as one of eighteen charter members of the Vice President's Welfare to Work Coalition to Sustain Success. CWJC was also a 1997 nominee for the Samaritan Award.
The CWJC Statement of Faith is:
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.
The purpose of Christian Women's Job Corps is to provide a Christian context in which women in need are equipped for life and employment, and a missions context in which women help women.
This is accomplished by seeking to minister to the total woman: spiritual, physical, emotional,and educational, enabling the woman in need to gain skills for employment and life. The key elements for this comprehensive approach are:
- A mentor for every participant
- A covenant between participant and mentor
- Bible Study
- A needs assessment of communities and participants
Other programs offered include...
Parenting Classes which focus on making memories with the participant's child;
Life Skill Classes ranging from budgeting and cooking to resume writing;
Potter's Provisions where participants can acquire dress clothes, children's clothes, school supplies, furniture, and household items;
Caring Cars provides a donated car to participant's who are qualified and able to pay insurance and taxes on the vehicle.
"One to One, Woman to Woman,
Dependency to Self Sufficiency
through Jesus Christ our Lord"
Christian Women's Job Corps has ongoing service opportunities available in the following areas:
- Mentoring a CWJC participant (training is provided).
- Leading a Bible study for participants.
- Becoming a prayer partner for CWJC.
- Assisting with short-term child care.
- Providing occasional transportation for clients.
- Teaching job or life skills workshops in computers, resume writing, interviewing, money management, parenting, nutrition, etc.
- Providing food, clothing, or hygiene items and/or maintaining stocks of these items.
- Networking with church and community resource bases.
- Coordinating or assisting in office tasks.
If you would like further information on mentoring, volunteering, or becoming a participant, please contact Phyllis Slaymon, Site Coordinator. Phyllis can be contacted at the UBA, 704-283-8383 on Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am until 2 pm.
Phyllis Slaymon, Site Coordinator,
CWJC of Union County.
Pat Haigler, Board Chairman,
CWJC of Union County.
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