Our leaders in the field—site leaders, instructors, Champions, and other volunteers —are the experts. These leaders have spent many hours planning, coordinating, and conducting their JfL classes, and have learned so many valuable lessons as they’ve built relationships with students and other members in their community.
As we work to carry out our mission, we want to give these JfL leaders a platform and a voice to share with the rest of the JfL Network —what works, what doesn’t work, best practices, etc.—as together we engage and equip the Local Church to address the impacts of Joblessness through the dignity of work.
HOW WE EQUIP OUR LEADERS
Here’s a rundown of the training we use to equip our JfL leaders:
JfL CORE (Online)
JfL CORE is the training course that equips churches and organizations to start a Jobs for Life (JfL) or Powered for Life (PfL) class in their city. Throughout this training, JfL staff and experienced leaders will walk participants through biblical principles, proven strategies and key logistics that assist team members in preparing men and women for meaningful work. This training course will connect all participants involved through interactive facilitation, group discussions, and exercises.
Breakfast of Champions
Our bi-monthly Breakfast of Champions events, held in different cities across the country, are a chance for those new to JfL to learn more about our mission and vision, meet leaders, volunteers, and students that have been involved in JfL classes in the city, and to learn how their church and community can get involved. It is also a time for our sites to come together and celebrate all God is doing in their church and community, and to continue discussing the intersection of Church, Poverty, and Work.
Train the Trainer (T3) Training
The Train the Trainer T3 Certification Program will empower and equip JfL leaders with the tools, resources and hands-on facilitation skills for the purpose of equipping other leaders to share the JfL message, increase the number of new JfL sites going deeper into relationships within a city, and build community around the globe. This elite group of leaders will exemplify Christian character, a heart to serve others, and will serve as an extension of the JfL National Headquarters Staff.