Jobs for Life™

Why Work?

Work brings dignity to the people all over the world. Knowing and embracing God’s purpose for work offers a long-term solution to issues that plague the heart and the community.

We’re Created to Work

Through work, we understand our true identity. National studies suggest that joblessness does not bode well for our emotional health. The primary issue with the unemployed is dealing with the loss of identity. Without work, many begin to identify themselves with their circumstances. Welfare mom. Deadbeat dad. But we were created in the image of God, with value and worth. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, with gifts, talents, and purpose. This truth is confirmed through our work.

So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”– Genesis 1:27-28

Work is Good and Makes God’s World Work

Through work, we participate as co-creators with God. We use our gifts to care for His creation and allow it to flourish. No job is better than another. There is just as much dignity in the work of a janitor as a doctor. From the domestic worker to the teacher, it all makes the world go round and it is good in God’s eyes.

God saw all that He made and it was good.– Genesis 1:31

Work Brings Glory to God

We work for God and not for men. God is our boss. Therefore, every task, assignment or meeting, how great or small is an opportunity to shine a light on God and His goodness. We may not see it now, but it is a part of His master plan of building His kingdom. All of what we do, God is using our work as a declaration of his glory and power.

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.– John 17:4

When People Don’t Work It Causes:


67% of ex-offenders are re- arrested within 3 years of their release from prison. Coupled with the detrimental social impacts of increased crime, it costs $25,000/yr to incarcerate an individual in a federal prison.


Researchers at Ohio State University examined national crime rates and found much of the increase in crime can be explained by falling wages and rising unemployment among men without college educations.


Climbing out of homelessness is virtually impossible for those without a job. The U.S. pours $10.95 billion/yr in public funds into addressing the needs of over 150,000 chronically homeless.


According to the Brookings Institute, most people are poor because they either do not work or they work too few hours to move themselves and their children out of poverty. Over 3 billion people live in poverty around the world.

Depression & Suicide

In addition to a diminished sense of self, those exposed to unemployment exhibit higher levels of anxiety, depression, and lack of sleep. According to the American Association of Suicidology, there is also a relationship between suicide and unemployment. Unemployed people are two to four times as likely to commit suicide.

Effects on Youth

For many youths, attaining employment signals the start of real adult life. Unemployment can result in shattered dreams, loss of personal identities, and lack of zeal for life in general.

Domestic Violence

An extensive report by the National Institute of Justice found that the rate of violence against women increases as male unemployment increases.


Financial stress and pressure not only impacts businesses but is often the leading reason couples site for divorce according to the Institute for Family Studies.

A lack of work contributes to poverty, crime, homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, unwanted pregnancies, divorce, and suicide.

Nothing attacks one’s dignity like a lack of work.

The suffering and consequences of unemployment and underemployment are pervasive and heart-wrenching; it is self-perpetuating and tears at the fabric of society.

Jobs For Life™ Training Program


  1. Let’s Get Started!
  2. Why Should I Take this Journey?
  3. What Do I Bring on the Journey and What Do I Still Need?
  4. Who Is Driving?
  5. How Do I Plan My Journey?
  6. How Do I Find My Destination?
  7. What Can I Expect When I Reach My Destination?
  8. What Are The Physical Roadblocks Along The Journey?
  9. What Are The Emotional Roadblocks on the Journey?
  10. What Do I Need On The Journey? (Part 1)
  11. What Do I Need On The Journey? (Part2)
  12. How Do I Ask For Directions?
  13. How Do I Know I’m Going In The Right Direction?
  14. What Happens If I Make A Wrong Turn?
  15. How Do I Stay On The Journey At Work?
  16. How Do I Stay On The Journey?
  • Building a resume
  • Vocational Plan
  • 60 Second Commercial
  • Mock interviews
  • Building a resume
  • Vocational Plan
  • 60 Second Commercial
  • Mock interviews