Jobs for Life (JfL) has been a central component of our church since 2016. Third Church has reached out to the community to help individuals become more stable. We’ve realized employment is a great part of helping people in the community. We desire Third Church to be more reflective of the actual community where we live and worship. A high percentage of the students in the JfL classes are from other countries. The Jobs for Life training has helped us advance our desire to connect with other communities. We now partner with the Christian -Arabic church and we’re more involved with others.
Jobs for Life is an investment. It’s a discipleship ministry. You communicate deeply with others through the materials and help people understand God and work. Work is a part of God’s plan to engage lives. At every JfL class we have a shared experience of life and are reminded of God’s purpose, connections, values and attitudes. It’s very important to Third Church and we’re happy to be a part of this great job ministry!
Into The Neighborhood started a Jobs for Life site in the Richmond City Justice Center (RCJC) in the fall of 2015. We are grateful to the Jobs RVA team and their support in starting and maintaining Jobs for Life site in the RCJC. We share best practices and resources, learning from one another. To God be the Glory! Great things He is doing! Thanks, Jobs RVA!!
Marti Williams, Executive Director of Into The Neighborhood
I believe I speak for all my partners when I say that we are proud to be able to offer this service to the Highland Park area. Seeing people get jobs and change their lives and the lives of their families is an amazing thing to see. Honest hard work is something God seeks from all of us. I’m proud of the men and woman who took these steps to improve their lives. Each one of our graduates has agreed to model their lives and exhibit the character of Christ in all that they do to the best of their ability. We can’t ask for any more than that.
Jo White, representing the Highland Park Site facilitated by…
Boaz and Ruth, Northside Outreach Center and Saving Our Youth