Giver of Good Gifts: Felicity’s Story

Giver of Good Gifts: Felicity’s Story
By Kaylee Poston

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully” (Rom. 12:4–­­8).

Christian Job Corps - Connect

Nationally Registered and Certified Sites

The sites and their coordinators listed below represent a portion of cities and states where Christian Women's Job Corps/Christian Men's Job Corps ministries are bringing hope to women and men through Bible study, one-on-one mentoring, new life skills, and job readiness preparation.

Coordinators of these Nationally Recognized Sites (NRS) have completed an application process to register their site. There are many exciting benefits to being a NRS—one of which is to be included in this Web listing. Feel free to contact a site near you for more information.


Site Spotlight: Begin Anew Middle TN

Begin Anew 2003 Graduates

CWJC Site Spotlight: Begin Anew
By Kaylee Poston

“I do believe that every day God hears the cries and prayers of [people] in our community seeking to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty.”

These words spoken by Rebekah Sumrall reflect the heart of Begin Anew, a Christian Women’s Job Corps site impacting Middle Tennessee. Sumrall serves as executive director for Begin Anew. Through this program, men and women are taught job and life skills that empower them to rise up out of poverty and find hope for their futures.

Erica's Story

Every morning at 3 a.m., Erica* begins her day. She wakes up and readies herself for the same full-time cashier job she has diligently held for 11 years. She awakens her two young sons once she is ready, drives them to her mother’s house, and reports to work by 4 a.m. After work, she picks up her sons and returns to her apartment to prepare for the same schedule the next day.

After 11 years and minimal pay raises, Erica knew something had to change. She wanted more for her children than the life she had now; she wanted to provide them with a home and a bright future. She began researching options to help prepare herself for the high school equivalency test. During that research, she stumbled upon something from her past.

Happy Birthday CWJC

A 20 Year Celebration for CWJC
by Kaylee Poston

Over the last two decades, Christian Women’s Job Corps has empowered women battling emotional and financial adversity by providing job and life skills training. By investing in the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of participants, CWJC creates a platform in which women help women embrace their full potential. CWJC not only supports women in overcoming current obstacles but also instills them with eternal hope in facing the obstacles to come. As we celebrate the 20th year of CWJC, we invite you to reflect on the journey of this ministry and the faithfulness of God in sustaining and prospering it.

Serve in Missions

LaShondra's mentor, Cathy, characterizes her as tenacious: “After some initial success in passing some of the sections [of the GED test], several sections were proving to be much more difficult challenges, such as math and science. . . . She contemplated giving up after failing some of the tests for a second time. However, she recognized what an incredible opportunity CWJC’s program afforded her.”

CWJC, or Christian Women’s Job Corps, was founded by WMU in 1997. The ministry, which has expanded to include Christian Men’s Job Corps (CMJC), serves thousands of individuals through nearly 200 registered sites in 23 states and 5 countries by utilizing a two-pronged holistic,strengths-based approach of mentoring and discipleship. This all-inclusive method produces a holistic approach to life change, allowing individuals to understand that wholeness is a by-product of daily, personal decisions of behavior modification and thought transformation, outworked through a disciplined relationship with God and people.

Starting a Site

Getting to Know CWJC/CMJC
For Board Members, Mentors, Volunteers or those interested in starting a CWJC/CMJC Site. 

This online class will provide you with a basic understanding of the ministry- the history, principles, and elements of CWJC/CMJC are covered. Through this course, you'll have the opportunity to evaluate what this ministry could look like in your community and how you could be a part. This class does not take the place of Level 1 & 2 Training, but will provide a great overview for those interested in this ministry, or those volunteering with an existing site. 

For Prospective CWJC/CMJC Site Coordinators

We've outlined a few things we think you'll be interested to know. Please contact us should you have additional questions.

Spartanburg Missionsfest Volunteers Serve in Creative Ways

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Music fills the air as participants sing and motion along with the lyrics. Later they gather together to listen to a Bible story and then construct a related craft. This may sound like a typical Vacation Bible School for the children in your church, but for the volunteers at Missionsfest in Spartanburg, S.C., this VBS was for a more mature audience: residents of a local nursing home.

Missionsfest, held July 16–20, allowed 85 volunteers age 18 and older to gather from 12 states to spread the gospel throughout Spartanburg through construction, outreach projects, evangelism, acts of kindness, prayerwalking and much more.

Throughout the week, volunteers found unique ways to approach the community for Christ. Residents of White Oak Manor, a 192-bed nursing home, experienced a VBS, complete with decorations, crafts, music, memory verses, and Bible stories.

“It was such a hit!” exclaimed Sandra Tapp, associate executive director of South Carolina WMU and trip co-coordinator. “It also proved to be life-changing for one resident of the facility.”

During the week, two volunteers led a resident to a relationship with Jesus Christ.

CWJC/CMJC Prayer Plan

Want to make a difference for thousands of men and women across the country? Join us on the Christian Women's Job Corps and Christian Men's Job Corps Prayer team!


  • Spiritual Needs of Participants
  • Welcoming Churches


  • Site Coordinators
  • CWJC/CMJC Participants Experiencing PTSD
  • CWJC/CMJC Sites Serving Those Incarcerated


  • Newly Employed CWJC/CMJC Graduates


  • CWJC/CMJC Mentors


  • Participants and their Families


  • Job Opportunities for Graduates


  • Ministry Volunteers
  • CWJC/CMJC participants studying for their High School Equivalency Test



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