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Christian Women’s Job Corps® (CWJC) and Christian Men’s Job Corps® (CMCJ) seek to equip women and men, in a Christian context, for life and employment. Lives continue to be literally transformed through these two vibrant ministries that help participants gain self-confidence, purpose, direction, and hope for the future. In addition, each participant is engaged in a weekly Bible study and paired with a mentor for encouragement and accountability, in a missions context, where women mentor women and men mentor men.

For more information about participating, volunteering or starting your own site, please contact:

Becky Ellison
CWJC/CMJC Consultant, WMU of Texas
333 N. Washington Ave., Dallas, TX 75246
1-888-968-6389
wmutx@texasbaptists.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I find out if there is a CWJC/CMJC site near me?
A: Texas locations Site List

Q: What happens in a typical CWJC/CMJC program? A: Participants receive training in life skills and job readiness. Often computer skills are taught as well. Each ministry is customized to meet the needs of the participants and their community.

Q: What makes CWJC/CMJC different from other job-readiness programs?
A:
Each participant is involved in Bible study. Participants are also matched with a trained Christian mentor as the participant travels the road from dependency to self-sufficiency.

Q: Who can be participants of a CWJC/CMJC program?
A:
Anyone in need who can be equipped for life and employment through the CWJC/CMJC ministry is eligible for CWJC/CMJC. Each site will decide on a process for intake and referral. Persons with needs that cannot be met by a CWJC/CMJC program are referred to a program that can help them.

Q: Is there anything CWJC/CMJC sites have in common?
A:
Yes! A trained coordinator leads each site. The ministry is built on the purpose of CWJC/CMJC and eight key elements: certification training, advisory council, needs assessments, networking, covenants, evaluation, a mentor for every participant, and Bible study.

Q: Who can be participants of a CWJC/CMJC program?
A:
Anyone in need who can be equipped for life and employment through the CWJC/CMJC ministry is eligible for CWJC/CMJC. Each site will decide on a process for intake and referral. Persons with needs that cannot be met by a CWJC/CMJC program are referred to a program that can help them.

Q: Is CWJC/CMJC just for Baptists?
A:
No!

Q: Does every CWJC/CMJC participant get a job?
A:
Honestly, no. CWJC/CMJC is a Christian life- and job-skills training program. No woman or man is guaranteed employment after completing a CWJC/CMJC program. Each program does strive to prepare each participant for work in her/his community.

Q: What are the goals for a CWJC/CMJC participant?
A:
1. Begin and/or grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. Complete job-readiness and life-skills program(s).
3. Attain self-sufficiency.
4. Give back to the CWJC/CMJC program.

Q: How do I begin a Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corp?
A:
The initial step is to contact the WMU of Texas office to receive more information on the program or to schedule a visit to an existing site. If you feel called to this ministry, you can attend a National Certification Training for site coordinators.

Q: How long does it take to begin a site?
A:
1. Preparation for Ministry (1-3 months).
2. Foundation of the Ministry (6-18 months).
3. Recruitment and Training (1-3 months).
4. Ministry/Service Delivery (ongoing/open-ended).
5. Evaluations (ongoing/open-ended).
6. Redefinition of the participant’s role (at self-sufficiency).

Q: How many people does it take to operate a CWJC/CMJC site?
A:
The number varies according to the program design. Working with the site coordinator will be volunteers who serve on the advisory council, mentor, teach, and may prepare meals, provide transportation or childcare, and perform basic office duties. They also form a prayer team.

Q: Who makes up an advisory council and what is their job?
A:
The advisory council is a trained, working body involved with policy and decision making, public relations, fund-raising, providing guidance based on the member’s area of expertise, evaluation, networking, setting goals, long-range planning, and advocating for CWJC/CMJC. It is recommended to have a WMU representative serve on the advisory council of each CWJC/CMJC ministry.

Q: How is a program funded?
A:
Each site is responsible for its own funding. The funding can be very minimal if staffed by volunteers, or it can require money for salaries, buildings, and the like. Information on grant writing and grant sources is covered during National Certification Training.