By National WMU on July 13, 2016
Who can adopt a CWJC/CMJC ministry site?
Any individual, family, Women on Mission group, Sunday School class, ministry group, Acteens, GAs, youth group, civic organization, or service club can. In other words, anyone can!
How do you get started?
Locate a site in your community or state or select one in an area that interests you. Contact the site coordinator to determine specific needs and ways you can help. Here are some things you might offer to do:
- Become a prayer partner. Commit to pray daily using the prayer plan, with specific needs from your adopted site.
- Meet a physical need. Provide or collect items such as Bibles, office or school supplies, meals or healthy snacks, interview clothing, personal hygiene items, teaching supplies, or building repair and maintenance items.
- Prayerwalk. Your prayers are needed. The need may be to prayerwalk the physical meeting place of the CWJC/CMJC, a desired building, the community where the majority of participants live, or the schools their children attend.
- Contribute financially. "Cheerful givers" are needed for CWJC/CMJC locally, nationally, and globally. No gift is too small.
- Volunteer. Make a difference in a man or woman's life! Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to: mentoring, helping in the office, coordinating child care or meals, being a hostess at a celebration event or open house, teaching a life-skills class, tutoring, computing instruction, speaking on behalf of the ministry, writing for the newsletter, driving for a field trip, or encouraging the other volunteers.
- Sponsor an activity or event. Supply small gifts to those completing life skills classes, collect skin care and makeup samples, help secure back-to-school supplies for family members, help brighten any holiday, or host a special event.
- Spring-clean. Spruce up the CWJC/CMJC meeting place. You can probably help with cleaning and maintaining the facility. This could lead to furnishing rugs, curtains, or other needs.
- Upgrade computers. Help make basic computer literacy possible. New computers, software, printers, scanners, paper, and furniture are often needed.
- Speak up. Be an advocate for CWJC/CMJC participants. Make sure influential persons in your community and state really know their needs and good, sound, realistic solutions.
- Plant, pull, and prune. Homes of participants and the site itself might benefit from your "green thumb."
- Develop a community garden. Assist participants with growing their own food, preparing it to eat, and storage.
- Raise funds. One-time, seasonal, or annual events can help underwrite the expenses of operating a CWJC/CMJC ministry site.
- Record history. Use the enjoyment you get out of photography, scrapbooking, or videography to record the history of your adopted site.
- Play. Facilitate a play day for participants and their families. Everyone needs recreation and fun.
There is a place for everyone in CWJC/CMJC and something everyone can do!
We encourage you to join us in praying for the needs of Christian Women's Job Corps and Christian Men's Job Corps. All ministries have these on-going prayer needs.