Frequently Asked Questions: CWJC/CMJC

What is CWJC/CMJC?
The purpose of CWJC/ CMJC, a ministry of WMU, is to provide a Christian context in which women and men in need are equipped for life and employment; and a missions context in which women help women and men help men. Women and men receive training in life skills and job readiness. Often computer skills are taught as well. Each ministry is customized to meet the needs of the participants and their community. 

How do I start?

  • If you're interested in getting involved, just contact your state WMU office to let them know of your interest.
  • Check to see if there is a site in your area. If so, we encourage you to consider scheduling a visit with them.
  • If you feel called to this ministry, you can attend a National Certification Training for site coordinators.


How do I get involved?

God may be urging you to get involved but not to develop a site in your area. There are still ways for you to help change people’s lives through this ministry! Consider supporting sites in your area, and connecting with your state office to be an advocate for CWJC/CMJC.


What makes CWJC/CMJC different from other job-readiness programs?
Each participant is involved in Bible study. Participants are also matched with a trained Christian woman or man who will be a mentor as the participant travels the road from dependency to self-sufficiency.


How long does it take to begin a site?

  1. Preparation for Ministry (1–3 months)
  2. Foundation of the Ministry (6–18 months)
  3. Recruitment and Training (1–3 months)
  4. Ministry/Service Delivery (ongoing/open-ended)
  5. Evaluations (ongoing/open-ended)
  6. Redefinition of the Participant’s Role (at self-sufficiency)


How many people does it take to operate a CWJC/CMJC site?
The number varies according to the program design. Working with the site coordinator will be volunteers who serve on the advisory council, mentor, teach, and may prepare meals, provide transportation or childcare, and perform basic office duties. They also form a prayer team.


Who can be participants of a CWJC/CMJC program?
Anyone in need who can be equipped for life and employment through the CWJC/CMJC ministry is eligible for CWJC/CMJC. Each site will decide on a process for intake and referral. Persons with needs that cannot be met by a CWJC/CMJC program are referred to a program that can help them.  For example, sites are not able to work with individuals who are actively involved with substance abuse.


What are the goals for a CWJC/CMJC participant?

  1. Begin and/or grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. Complete job-readiness and life-skills program(s).
  3. Attain self-sufficiency.
  4. Give back to the CWJC/CMJC program.


Does every CWJC/CMJC participant get a job?
Honestly, no. CWJC/CMJC is a Christian life- and job-skills training program. No woman or man is guaranteed employment after completing a CWJC/CMJC program. Each program does strive to prepare each participant for work in her or his community.


How can I receive training?

Training is provided across the country and throughout the year. National Certification Trainings are listed on the web site. Individual states also offer training. 


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