13TH ANNUAL BY FAITH BREAKFAST

Save the date: Wednesday, September 1stYou are Invited to Join Us and/or Volunteer! It is my delight to invite you to join us for WorkFaith’s 2021 By Faith Breakfast. After a year of uncertainty and trials surrounding the pandemic, we cannot wait to gather together this September to celebrate God’s mighty work in the lives of those we serve. At …

Meet our Featured Volunteer: Emily Chew!

Emily is a Pacific Northwest native who connected with WorkFaith in the midst of the pandemic. She was searching for socially distanced community service opportunities and found WorkFaith to be perfect match. “I love that WorkFaith grounds something so practical as employment with Christ-centered faith because that’s where the foundation, the true and strong foundation, really is.” Her usual volunteer …

What’s New at WorkFaith!

Workfaith Academy   Gain the leadership and soft skills you’ll need to advance in your career with a 90-minute workshop. Before You QuitPrinciples of Perseverance in The Marketplace What work experience has caused you to either quit or want to quit your job in the past? What does it take to be able to persevere despite all the obstacles you can face …

Meet our Featured Volunteer: Victoria Fradette!

She has been volunteering with WorkFaith in various capacities for several years now. She started out volunteering as a Graduate Encouragement Caller one Tuesday a month (a role that she LOVED), and when COVID took over, she started volunteering as a Job Accelerator Program virtual practice interviewer. Victoria shared, “I cannot articulate the extent to which I’m encouraged and humbled …

Take a Moment to Discover What’s New at WorkFaith!

Did you know WorkFaith now offers IMPACT Certification?  Through the IMPACT Certification Program (problem solving, adaptability, communication and teamwork), WorkFaith has combined biblical principles, and market best practices to improve soft skills for anyone who desire long-term employment. This certification program is offered online and includes 6-hours of interactive training. TRAININGS OFFEREDDEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLEHow to Keep Your Job This …

Meet our Featured Volunteer: Alfredo Alberto!

Alfredo joined the Workfaith volunteer family in 2020 and is now a Volunteer Ambassador. He has served in various volunteer roles: Practice Interviewer, Virtual Prayer Experience, Graduation Igniter, and so much more. He is a Family and Community Health Extension Agent for Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program. As an extension agent he serves the people of Houston, Texas …

4 Simple Strategies for Single Moms to Manage Stress During a Job Search

The alarm clock buzzes and wakes you from a sweet, deep sleep.  You open your eyes and tell yourself, “It’s another school day – let’s go!” and you get up to start the grind once again.  You wake up the kids, and then you stagger to the kitchen to fix their breakfast while you simultaneously pack their lunches.  Next, you …

The Power of a Made-Up Mind

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 In my role as a career coach, I coach many job seekers and there is one quality that seems to determine their success more than all other personal qualities combined.  …

7 Virtual Interview Tips that Will Land You the Job

With so many companies and job seekers following virus safety protocols, virtual job interviews are on the rise. A virtual interview is an interview conducted by remote means where the interviewer and interviewee can see and talk to each other with video and audio. Virtual interviews may be done using various software programs and in a format similar to in-person …

April’s Work+Faith Online Speaker is Terrica Smith!

Terrica Smith, Founding Developer of Madeline Cove, joins us on April 7th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, making it a priority to reflect Christ-centered lives while empowering others to do the same. We’re excited to hear from …

How to Maintain a Positive Attitude During Your Job Search

You are looking at an offer letter for your next job.  Everything looks great, and you reach for the pen to sign it, and then WHAM!  You wake up!  Maybe you’re at the point in your job search where you’re doubting if this dream will ever become a reality.    Most job seekers will agree without hesitation that looking for …

Why Inclusion is so Important in the Workplace

Typically, you will hear the words “diversity” and “inclusion” used together like they are married but respectfully, they are two different things. In my opinion, an organization should have a clear and separate plan of action on how to achieve both things. Diversity should look beyond the usual demographic measurements of race, gender and age and include varying thoughts, perspectives, …

5 Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Did you know that you have a network? You do. Everyone does. Your network is basically everyone that you know. And the process of engaging with the people in your network in an intentional and strategic way has a name as well. That is called “networking.” If you are engaged in job search at the moment, or if you expect …

6 Reasons Why You Need a Career Coach

A mentor is another name for a career coach. 76% of people think mentors are important, but only 37% have one. [1]  That is a startling and important statistic.  If so many people understand the importance of having experienced individuals guiding their career choices, why aren’t more people seeking out mentorships?  Let’s explore some of the reasons why having a …

5 Tips for Being Productive While Working from Home

With the ever-changing fast pace of the world and the work environment, people now have the opportunity to work from home.  Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a whole host of reasons why one might choose to work from home.  It can be because there are better financial opportunities for people to work from home. It could also mean …

3 Powerful Quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King that Will Inspire Your Career

If you have heard it once, you have heard it a hundred times – 2020 was unprecedented. Now add in job search and career upheaval, and you have a partial list of the unwanted circumstances that have been a large part of our lives over the last 12 months, though it seems like so much longer. With that said, we …

Interview with a WorkFaith Graduate

I interviewed Shareen about her job search experience and how participating in the WorkFaith program helped her get her dream job. Read on to hear her story. Shareen had several difficult years.  She suddenly became ill and was let go from her job at a large prestigious company.  Then, after she recovered, she went to Panama City to care for …

Keys to Effective Customer Service

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Peter 4:10.            Effective customer service is essential in all aspects of life. In a professional arena, whether you are in sales, accounting, or a senior-level executive, every person has a responsibility to the customers they serve. Customers come …

When you Feel Like Giving Up…Don’t!

Many of you reading this are involved in a job search or career transition of some kind. A job search is hard work. It takes preparation, stamina, a great deal of effort – and perhaps most of all, perseverance. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines perseverance as a “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” Does …

December’s Work+Faith Online Speaker is Lee Behar!

Lee Behar, Director of Finance and Strategy Director at The Maclellan Foundation, joins us on January 13th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, making it a priority to reflect Christ-centered lives while empowering others to do the same. …

How to use Collaboration as a Tool for Growth and Success

Most talented business owners agree that collaboration consistently provides greater accomplishment when it works.  A combination of the mind, great attitude, and aptitude together with capacity and intelligence can solve complex problems and achieve amazing results. But in spite of all of that, people are hesitant to engage in the process, and that is understandable for many people, you and …

Walking by Faith in the New Year

We are approaching the finish line of one of the weirdest and most difficult years most of us have ever experienced. In a few days, you will step across the threshold into a new year. You may be in the midst of a job search or perhaps planning to launch one. Of course, you don’t know exactly what the future …

How to Add a Personal Touch to your Interview

Making a personal connection is paramount to a successful job interview. While some professions require plenty of interpersonal skills to be successful, some do not. So why does it matter if we make a connection with the interviewer? Well, if you’re sitting in the interview room, they likely already have an idea that you have the requisite skills and experience …

Generosity at Work || Jamaal

After entering Star of Hope, “Jovial” Jamaal found himself at the beginning of a new life. Jamaal had tried to live life on his own terms and his own way, leading him to a life of drugs, alcohol, and pain. He ended up homeless on the streets of California, and his dad pleaded with him to come to Texas and …

5 Ways to Manage Your Time in a Busy Season

This year has helped us refocus on so many thins. And for those of us with multiple responsibilities (i.e., work, home school, co-parenting, etc.), we have really been thrown into the fire. Restructuring our lives to help manage all of these areas has been the key to survival, and one of the main ways to be successful is good time …

Generosity at Work || Tammie

Tammie’s childhood was marked with many challenges. Her mother was an exotic dancer, and she never lived with her father. At age 11, her stepfather and mother divorced. At 19 years old, Tammie was trafficked by her aunt and her aunt’s best friend who was a madame in Louisiana. Tammie’s past as a human trafficking victim had caused her to …

Networking During the Christmas Holiday Season

Networking sounds like a lot of work. New people to meet. Old connections to refresh. But what if it isn’t work, but instead doing what God has already called us to do? To “be in community”. The Bible speaks of community at length (1 John 1:7, Gal. 6:2, Prov 27:17, Rom 1:11-2) both for spiritual and practical purposes. During the …

Generosity at Work || Charles

“Committed” Charles found himself living in a transitional facility, stemming from bad choices, and recovering from previous medical issues. He was looking to get a new start by searching for employment again. He was referred to WorkFaith by community partner, Star of Hope, where he had recently completed the Men at Work program. He was skeptical about the Workforce Development …

Generosity at Work || Abdulla

While Abdulla had over 30 years of international banking experience in Dubai and India, he experienced many difficulties re-entering his career field in the United States. He was told repeatedly that he needed experience in America to be able to find a career in banking. Abdulla also faced ageism due to his senior citizen status. By the time he was …

December’s Work+Faith Online Speaker is Scott Sabin!

Scott Sabin, Chief Executive Officer at Plant With Purpose, joins us on December 16th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, making it a priority to reflect Christ-centered lives while empowering others to do the same. We’re excited to …

Generosity at Work || Paula

Meet Paula. Paula graduated from WorkFaith’s Workforce Development Training in August of 2018. Originally from Alaska and a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, Paula had over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. In November of 2016, Paula was laid off from her position at an environmental consulting firm due to a lack of funding. Unfortunately, …

Generosity at Work || Sara

“I was employed with a company out of state, so I was working remotely from my home office. Among many others in my company, I lost my job due to COVID-19. I found WorkFaith because I needed to get started with my job search, and WorkFaith’s Boot Camp gave me the motivation I needed to launch into that search. It’s …

Generosity at Work || Jonathan

Meet Jonathan. Jonathan is a promising young WorkFaith graduate. He graduated from our Virtual Boot Camp in June of 2020! He came to WorkFaith with the desire to learn employability skills. The skills he wanted to focus on were effective networking, job search techniques, and creating a solid resume. Shortly after completing the Boot Camp, Jonathan contacted his coach and …

Generosity at Work

Over the months of November and December, you will see stories from a few of the WorkFaith graduates you are impacting through your giving. We are excited to share these stories with you through emails and social media and ask that you would consider giving to the work that God is doing here at WorkFaith! “I was a college graduate …

Believe in People

WorkFaith is partnering with StandTogether to fundraise for the remainder of 2020!  StandTogether’s book ‘Believe in People’ shares lessons from decades of successes and failures in business and philanthropy, as well as applying the principles that have enabled social progress throughout history. For each book sold, StandTogether will donate the cover price ($30) to support WorkFaith! How does it work? …

Grateful, Humble, & Generous

As we enter the holiday season, we are continuing to set our eyes on Jesus and the calling He has given us here at WorkFaith. The heart of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas is one of gratitude, humility, and generosity. All of these things are a product of the Gospel at work in our hearts as believers in Christ. Grateful We …

Back-to-Back Bootcamps Coming Up!

It’s a job finding a job. Landing the job you desire takes skills and a thorough understanding of what employers are looking for in the current workforce climate – with countless people out of work, every little bit helps.  Throughout this year, WorkFaith has shifted to fit the needs of our clients by offering our Bootcamps virtually. We are doing two …

November’s Work+Faith Online Speaker is Barbara Elliott!

Barbara Elliott, the founder of The WorkFaith Connection, joins us November 19th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, making it a priority to reflect Christ-centered lives while empowering others to do the same. We’re excited to hear from …

WorkFaith launches the By Faith Video Series and Virtual Expansion!

As we continue to celebrate all that God did through The By Faith Experience, we are excited to announce a special video series inviting you to participate in the growth of WorkFaith. In this By Faith video series, you will receive the opportunity to hear from our distinguished speakers Dave Evans, Pastor Gregg Matte, and Jewel Burks Solomon. Additionally, we’re asking …

Register now for The By Faith Experience, just one week away on September 30!

Through The By Faith Experience, we’re thrilled to bring you three phenomenal featured speakers. During this virtual experience, you will hear from Dave Evans, Jewel Burks Solomon and Pastor Gregg Matte. Keep reading to learn more about each one of these globally renowned speakers! DAVE EVANSNew York Times #1 Best-selling Author, Designing Your LifeCo-Founder / Stanford Life Design Lab Dave …

How mid-career workers are retraining themselves for the jobs of the future

Karen Gilchrist On a typical day, Kevin Ng works with bankers at Credit Agricole to develop risk analysis tools using Java software. No one would guess that barely a year back, he was a flight attendant. The 29-year-old software engineer secured the job during Singapore’s coronavirus lockdown period after retraining in late 2019. And while he couldn’t have predicted the devastating impact the pandemic …

Hearing God In The Midst Of Anxiety

Rashawn Copeland Everywhere I go—the plaza, the grocery store, Chick-fil-A—I can’t help but notice that people are riddled by anxiety. I watch them and remember the years I spent frantically trying and failing to find peace. I hated that I didn’t have the power to make my life more peaceful. Ever been there? Have you ever asked, Where is the …

Churches open doors to largest school district in Texas to help students continue education

RNS Press Release Distribution Service HOUSTON — On Sept. 8, eight Houston churches part of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church hosted hundreds of Houston Independent School District (HISD) students citywide for the first day of virtual school as part of the “Sanctuary of Learning.” After the school district, the largest in Texas, opted for online-only teaching …

October’s Work+Faith Online Speaker is Chris Winton!

Chris Winton joins us October 8 for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, making it a priority to reflect Christ-centered lives while empowering others to do the same. We’re excited to hear from Chris, as he is a dynamic …

Survey: Skill gaps are top pandemic challenge for 1 in 5 small businesses

Ryan Golden Dive Brief: One in five small business leaders and one in three midsize business leaders surveyed in June by small-business software review service GetApp cited a lack of employee skills as their biggest challenge in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business shifts caused by the pandemic changed required skill sets for 84% of the businesses in the survey, GetApp said …

What Does ‘Loving God With All Of Your Mind’ Actually Look Like?

Matt Huett “Never accept and be content with unanalyzed assumptions, assumptions about the work, about the people, about the church or Christianity. Never be afraid to ask questions about the work we have inherited or the work we are doing. There is no question that should not be asked or that is outlawed. The day we are completely satisfied with …

Register now for The By Faith Experience, streaming to your home September 30!

Every fall, The WorkFaith Connection gathers our community at the annual By Faith Breakfast to celebrate successes, hear from our graduates, and unite in support of our shared mission. Although COVID-19 has prevented us from gathering in person, it has not prevented us from gathering virtually.  We have reimagined our annual community gathering to bring the heart of our organization …

512 Job Seekers Attended the iWork Houston Hiring Expo!

On Tuesday, August 25, 512 job seekers and 52 participating employers gathered online for the virtual iWork Houston Hiring Expo!  After a welcome from Houston’s First Baptist Church Downtown Campus Pastor Lee Hsia and WorkFaith CEO Anthony Flynn, the event kicked off with praise and worship led by Marquist Taylor. Virtual attendees of the event then broke out into different …

Boeing donates over $10M to racial justice programs, including Charleston organizations

Chase Laudenslager CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Boeing on Friday announced the donation of $10.6 million to 20 different nonprofits “working to address racial equity and social justice in the US.” Among organizations benefiting from the grant is Turning Leaf Project, which focuses on reducing recidivism through therapy, employment, and job placement. It will receive a $100,000 investment. The International African American Museum will …