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More Than a Job

More Than a Job

05.25.18 | Articles, Care & Support, Counseling

    Job network ministry brings help and hope to the unemployed

    Studies show that losing a job is one of the most significant sources of stress in life. The Career Transition Workshop, led by Director Wes Johnson, is a “way through” the devastation and into hope. PCBC has hosted the weekly workshop here since 2010.

    The loss of identity, the financial stress, and the heartache of rejection wears on people, Johnson explains. And where there is suffering the Church is called to show up.

    Founded in Dallas in 1991, this unique ministry has assisted more than 15,000 job seekers through its affiliate workshops in churches throughout the nation. Participants are empowered with proven tools and techniques to advance their job search and have the opportunity to network and fellowship with other seekers.

    “The approach and support of the workshop leaders helped me to understand and accept God’s design on my life and to commit to following that, says Johnson. “This changed my life in so many ways.”

     “I showed up lost vocationally and angry with God. Now I help others by volunteering here week to week.” — CTW alumnus

    The meetings also provide fertile ground for the Gospel to take root.

    “I think what we do is so important because it addresses the felt needs of real people who may be far from God. It’s amazing when people from other religions—and even of no faith—come to the churches where we meet! This is incarnational ministry that allows us to share the Gospel and challenge persons both in the group setting and one-on-one.”

    Thank you PCBC for making this ministry to our local community possible for almost a decade, through your generosity.

     

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