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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

We’re looking forward to seeing you September 30 for The By Faith Experience!

Mark your calendars for The By Faith Experience on September 30. We’re excited to feature speakers Jewel Burks-Solomon (Head of Google for Startups, US; Co-Founder / Partpic) Dave Evans (New York Times #1 Best-selling Author – Designing Your Life; Co-founder of Stanford Life Design Lab; Co-Author / Designing Your Life) and Gregg Matte (Senior Pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church). …

September’s Work + Faith Online Speaker is Kemmons “Kem” Wilson III!

Kemmons (Kem) Wilson III joins us September 9 for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, while making it a priority to ensure their leadership style, operational models, products and services reflect their intent to reflect Christ-centered lives while also empowering others …

Mattress Mack tackles joblessness with workforce program, trade school

Claire Goodman Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is a prominent member of the community, known for his community outreach, philanthropy and of course, his desire to save you money. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to batter the local economy and increase joblessness, McIngvale has launched multiple new endeavors to get Fort Bend county residents back to work. What prompted you to …

In the wake of overnight digital transformation, demand for technology skills training surges

Joe McKendrick Under pressure, companies ramp up technology skills training, but more is needed, especially for artificial intelligence. Those wanting to self-educate have many online options. Also, no-code to the rescue? Are we doing enough to get everyone — IT and business professional alike — geared up for the data analytics-driven economy ahead of us?  No way. However, the Covid-19 …

Employers, you belong at iWork Houston Hiring Expo!

The iWork Houston Hiring Expo is the one-stop shop for all of your hiring needs! The WorkFaith Connection and Gallery Furniture, along with Houston’s First Baptist Church – Downtown, are hosting a unique virtual hiring event designed to connect Houstonians with employers like YOU, free resources, and so much more!  We have over 5,000 clients in our network, and many …

Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Reflects On Societal Issues, His Faith, His Philanthropic Work In Atlanta

Summer Evans Lecrae Devaughn Moore is a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, author, philanthropist, and co-owner and president of Reach Records, an independent record label that specializes in Christian hip-hop. On Aug. 21, he will release his ninth studio album titled “Restoration.” In it, he addresses societal issues such as racial injustice, police brutality, and mental health through a Christian lens. “City Lights” …

Building a Workforce for the Future with Gwen Muse-Evans & Anthony Flynn

With so many changes taking place in the mortgage industry during the Covid-19 pandemic​, and in light of the systemic racial issues currently being exposed in the protests taking place across America in recent weeks, it can be difficult to remain focused on finding solutions that unite and bring people together. While it’s easy to sit back and comment on the …

August’s Work + Faith Online Speaker is Candace Matthews!

Candace Matthews joins us on August 13th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, while making it a priority to ensure their leadership style, operational models, products and services reflect their intent to reflect Christ-centered lives while also empowering others to …

WorkFaith continues Virtual Job Readiness Program

After the closure of our campuses in March, we sought out digital solutions for offering our programs. In the midst of a changing global landscape, we wanted to find ways to continue our partnerships with people as they reenter the workforce. We were able to launch our first Virtual Job Readiness classes online on May 11, and we are excited …

July’s Work + Faith Online Speaker is Andy Crouch!

Andy Crouch joins us for July’s Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of this intersection while making it a priority to ensure their leadership style, operational models, products and services reflect their intent to reflect Christ-centered lives while also empowering others to do the same. We’re …

The New Look of WorkFaith

As you’re soon to see across all platforms, we have a new look! We’re thrilled to reveal our new logo to you.  We are entering an exciting chapter of modernity and innovation in our ministry while continuing to nurture the same heart for redeeming people in transition. This brand combines the identity of the new and old, and pays a …

What to Do…When You Don’t Know What to Do!

A Letter from the WorkFaith CEO Anthony Flynn There is no denying the fact that our country is experiencing challenging times. As if the impact of COVID-19 wasn’t enough, the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have inspired tears, pain, divisiveness, protesting, looting and more. I have received calls, emails, text messages, etc. from people across the …

Round Two of Virtual Employability Training Launched May 26

When COVID-19 closed our campus in March, a priority of the WorkFaith team was figuring out new ways to serve our community online. One such way is our new 5-Day Virtual Employability Training. The first session of our Virtual Employability Training launched on May 11. We’re very excited to share that 23 graduates completed that first session! Our second Virtual …

WorkFaith’s COVID Response Strategy

With WorkFaith offices closing mid-March, our team quickly moved into a response strategy including calls to graduates, assistance in finding employment opportunities, and development of a virtual program.  Graduate Encourager Calls (GECs) WorkFaith launched a program to support our graduates by having the entire staff make Graduate Encourager Calls (GECs). Staff members reached out to our graduates to pray with …

June’s Work+Faith Online Speaker is Jessica Kim!

Jessica Kim joins us for June’s Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who live at the center of this intersection of work and faith. This online event will allow people to hear from industry leaders on how their faith informs their professional lives. Jessica Kim is the co-founder of ianacare, a virtual …

Virtual Boot Camp Launched This Week!

In response to campus closures, the WorkFaith team launched a 5-Day Virtual Boot Camp on Monday, May 11th, in place of our 8-Day Job Search Workshop. We’re excited to report over 40 people signed up!

“Heroes Wanted” – New Online Speaker Series

Rodney Bullard, President of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, joined us on May 1 for the launch of the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series! We hope you were able to join us. We heard about Rodney’s experiences working in the White House, prioritizing service in each aspect of his career, and living out God’s perfect plan for his life.  In this unprecedented time of crisis, we …