CWJC Mission Statement:
Cleburne Christian Women’s Job Corps is devoted to glorifying God by affirming and equipping women for life and work.
Cleburne Christian Women Job Corps will make a positive impact on our community by equipping women to be productive Christian leaders in the workplace. These women will be confident in their computer, life, and job skills. They will have a firm grasp of basic Bible knowledge and have confidence in who they are in Christ. They will pass on to other women the things they have learned at Christian Women’s Job Corps.
The purpose of Christian Women’s Job Corps, a ministry of WMU, is to equip women in need for life and employment in a missions context.
Certification, Advisory Council, Covenants, Needs Assessment, Networking, Mentors, Bible Study, and Evaluation
Statement of Faith
We believe in the Trinity, God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and the Bible as the Word of God. Salvation comes through grace by believing in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, our Savior and Lord. Once saved, the Holy Spirit indwells, thereby instructing, guiding, and empowering the individual to follow the mandate of Jesus Christ in daily living. CWJC, a ministry of WMU, is a response to this mandate.
CWJC Ministry Description:
Cleburne Christian Women’s Job Corps is in its 10th year of operation at 616 W. Wardville Street in Cleburne, Texas. Our job readiness program has a Spring and Fall semester. It equips women for life through a 12-week training program. Participants complete an overview of the Bible. They participate in computer training. They attend classes on topics relate to self-esteem, self-discovery, health, safety, relationships, business, work, and finance. Our participants develop lifelong bonds with fellow participants, Journey Partners, and teachers. They graduate confident in themselves and ready to achieve more with their lives.
Cleburne CWJC has an Advisory Board with an average of 15 men and women from the community. These community members represent several churches, businesses, and community organizations. Each member has special expertise to lend to CWJC. Meetings are held once a month during sessions. Our Umbrella 501C organization is Field Street Baptist Church.
What We Do…
Our program offers classes Monday through Thursday each week from 8:30 – 12:30. Each participant is matched with a female Journey Partner who meets with her weekly.
Our Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays have the same format:
8:30-9:00 Morning reading time in which we read the books Boundaries and Forgiveness
9:00-11:15 Bible Study and leveled computer classes that work on Word, Excel, and Power Point
11:30-12:30 Lifeskills training taught by community experts
Our Thursdays are reserved for in-depth topics, developing resumes with our business teacher, and additional practice in the computer lab. From 12:30-1:30, we celebrate the week with a luncheon shared with our Journey Partners.
We have a field trip to Hill College and attend a communications seminar. Our ladies participate in mock interviews and are placed in 2-day internships. Each participant presents her testimony on stage at graduation.
The South West Metroplex Baptist Association donates approximately $650 a year through the Women’s Missionary Union funds. Field Street Baptist Church provides us a building rent-free and maintains the building for us. All other funds come from fundraising and private donors.