Ohio Christian Job Corps Supports Families During COVID Pandemic

Ohio Christian Job Corps volunteers and students. Source: Baptist Press

V. J. Sanchez isn’t shy about explaining the importance of Christian Women’s Job Corps and Christian Men’s Job Corps in the life of a local church and community.

A consultant for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio Christian Women’s/Christian Men’s Job Corps, Sanchez said, “I believe that every community should have a Christian Women’s/Christian Men’s Job Corps because of the great need across the United States.”

Operating under the auspices of State Baptist Conventions Woman’s Missionary Unions, CWJC/CMJC is designed to equip participants for life and employment through such training as high school equivalency diploma preparation, coupled with Bible study and personal mentoring.

Across the country, many Christian Job Corps sites have either had to suspend classes or shift to virtual instruction. Sanchez said, “this COVID thing has really challenged us as it has everyone.”

By incorporating Christian Job Corps into the life of local churches, congregations are “able to reach out to the community around them,” and witness the love of Christ to participants.

Throughout the pandemic, Sanchez and the five Christian Job Corps sites across Ohio are providing English as a Second Language classes, computer skills, and job readiness skills.

Sanchez describes CWJC/CMJC as “a place where we come alongside people who are in need,” Sanchez said many participants enter the program “not knowing that their greatest need is Jesus.”

To learn more about Ohio Christian Women’s/Christian Men’s Job Corps program, please visit https://www.mccjc.org/

Source: Baptist Press