I am a Pastor or Community Leader
The US economy continues to struggle and we're all feeling the effects of this recession; the longest and deepest since the 1930’s. Churches and non-profits are particularly hard hit, and many labor under increased needs and shrinking budgets.
A tough economy impacts the non-profit world just as it affects car manufacturers in the corporate world. Those without jobs aren’t buying cars and they have little or nothing to tithe on. While their emotional, financial, and spiritual devastation is obvious, the road back to financial stability is less apparent. Unemployment is the tip of the iceberg, and there are other groups in most congregations who struggle in silence. As people find themselves in extended periods of unemployment, many are forced to settle for jobs that provide too little income. These are the under-employed, and there are as many or more of them as those who are unemployed.
For a good picture of the financial strength of a congregation, multiply your community's unemployment percentage by a factor of three or four. This double digit number is a reliable measure of those who cannot afford to give, or cannot give as they used to. For the church, the end result is the same...reduced giving, a shrinking budget, and a negative impact on staffing and ministry.
There are also a number of people in any church or organization who find their jobs unfulfilling, but are fearful of leaving and losing their current pay check. These people frequently ask: "What did God really create me to be?" and "What do I want to be when I grow up??
As a church or community leader, you understand that job loss and economic hardships affect your members and your budget, and the resources needed to fuel your mission. How can you get them the help they need?
Launch a Careers With A Purpose workshop at your church or community. CWAP offers an easily self-administered workshop...in a box! This powerful faith-based tool uses five weekly DVD - taught modules to help stabilize emotions and restore trust and hope in God, encourage networking God's way, develop a resume that's noticed in 15 seconds, interview with confidence, and secure a positive stance through the job transition and beyond.
Start with the basics. Order a Leader's Tools Kit and Participant's Kits (participants typically pay for their kits) to have on hand. Identify a man or woman (or couple) with a level of spiritual maturity and a willingness to help organize and facilitate a Careers With A Purpose workshop. When your Kits arrive, follow the logistical and promotional instructions in the Leader's Guide, and select a start date for your first workshop.
This workshop is the quickest and most effective way to share hope and equipping for the unemployed, under-employed, and unfulfilled in your congregation and community. The CWAP workshop effectively delivers the key elements of a successful job search in a five-week class. Order your Leader's Tools Kit and Participant Kits and help your congregation and community find God's career calling and equipping now!