Christian Women’s Job Corps-Golden Triangle, MS (CWJC-GT)
Planting Seeds of Hope
Opportunities to Serve this Ministry:
- Serving as a Volunteer
- General Areas to Serve
- Serve as a Christian Friend
- Serve as a Meal Provider
- Serve by Assisting CWJC-GT Site Leadership
- Donations to CWJC-GT
- Current Supply Needs
Although CWJC-GT is open to any participant regardless of religion, we do require that all volunteers adhere to our Statement of Faith.
SERVING AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY
This ministry is not about “fixing” what is wrong with our participants. CWJC-GT is about change, and we want to empower our participants to make the changes necessary to reach their goals. We believe that each person has the capacity for change and growth by way of the Holy Spirit which requires us to focus on their resources: Talents, goals, and experiences. Nevertheless, CWJC-GT is NOT a Deficit-Based ministry that focuses on problems and weaknesses. We are a Strength-Based ministry that focuses on the person’s resources that will guide them to achieve their goals. We will always seek the Lord in prayer in regard to enacting a Strength-Based strategy.
- Cleaning of the CWJC-GT building
- Organizing of the clothes closet
- Restocking and organizing the food/supply closet
- Scheduling a night of fellowship and fun with the participants and their families at the local Playground, Outreach Center and/or church Fellowship Hall
- Sharing your “God testimony” with the participants during dinner
- Scheduling a Car Care Clinic for our participants (how to check your oil, how to change a flat tire, how to add water, etc.)
- Preparing lunch or dinner for participants and volunteers on-site (serve as a Meal Provider)
- Walking alongside a participant (serve as a Christian Friend)
- Performing a variety of tasks (serve by assisting site leadership, etc.)
Would you commit to serving a few hours of your time? Contact us for additional information.
Many of the women who will attend CWJC-GT may be unfamiliar with the Word of God; for this reason, we are still in need of Godly women to help walk alongside them through this process and follow up with them about their progress after graduation.
Give someone a fish and feed them for a day; TEACH someone to fish and feed them for a lifetime.
(quote by Rabbi Moses ben Maimon aka Maimonides)
- The purpose of a Christian Friend will be to walk alongside each participant rather than to lead the participant.
- A Christian Friend will take on the role of: 1) encourager, 2) prayer partner, 3) listener and 4) friend.
- Christian Friends will be asked to indicate their strengths in the areas of spiritual, practical/career and relational skills. The participants will then be asked to identify their needs within these areas, resulting in an ideal match with a Christian Friend.
- Each Christian Friend will be paired with one participant during the ten- or twelve-week session. During the Level 1 session, the Christian Friend contacts her participant friend regularly but less often through the rest of the year.
- To help produce an environment conducive to trust building and openness between participants and Christian Friends, Christian Friends come by the site periodically to meet, encourage, and have fellowship with the participants.
- A Christian Friend will assist the participant with setting long-term and short-term goals using the SMART goals method.
Christian Friend Training
- Christian Friends for are required to attend CWJC-GT Volunteer training, Christian Friend Orientation and regular Christian Friend meetings during the session.
- Christian Friends are given a list of resource books that may aid them during their time with CWJC-GT.
Would you commit to serving as a Christian Friend? Contact us for additional information.
You or your group can partner with CWJC-GT by volunteering to assist in providing a meal. Preparing, providing, and/or serving meals are great ways to meet the participants “up close and personal.”
To provide for a typical meal:
Average number of people per meal: About 40
Food items generally needed include: Main dish, vegetable or salad, dessert, tea
FALL Semester: Deliver the meal by 11:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon.
SPRING Semester: Deliver the meal by 5:00 p.m. Supper is served at 5:30.
Contact Robbie Richardson at 662-312-7598 to provide your assistance in providing a meal.
Would you help serve or prepare a meal? Or help provide a meal?
Or help provide meal and class break time supplies?
Contact us if you are interested in partnering with CWJC-GT on site or if you have any other questions about volunteering. A number of positions or tasks may be available for service:
- Advisory Council
- Computer Tutors
- Coordinators for Events, Instructors, and Volunteer Training
- Office assistance
- Prayer Team (meets monthly)
- Speaking presentations to groups about CWJC
- Technical assistance with computer programs or equipment
- Other tasks as needed
For volunteers interested in more in-depth training, go to the Resources and Training page for additional information.