Happy New Year! From WorkFaith

New Year

Happy New Year from your WorkFaith family! We at WorkFaith are full of excitement and anticipation for all God has in store for us in 2023.

Meet Our Volunteer: Mari Goerlich

Volunteer Mari Goerlich

Meet our volunteer, Mari Goerlich! Mari is a WorkFaith volunteer who lives just outside of Houston in Spring, Texas. She and her wonderful, fun-loving husband, Chris, will celebrate their 20th anniversary next month! What an adventure it has been, especially after the very blessed surprise of having quadruplets 14 years ago. Her three teenage sons, Cohen, Noah, and Finn, and …

Meet Our Volunteer: Lou Tchan Clarisse Bah

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A volunteer at WorkFaith, Lou Bah, originally from the Ivory Coast, is a graduate of Houston Community College with an Associate Degree in Business. She is currently pursuing an Accounting Degree at the University of Houston-Downtown. In her free time, she likes listening to music, watching movies, and going on road trips. Her favorite stop thus far is San Antonio, …

Meet Our Volunteer: Garrett Rink

Garrett Volunteer

Meet our volunteer Garrett Rink! Garrett is a freelance audio engineer who found out about WorkFaith as we were seeking a volunteer to help edit The WorkFaith Podcast. He has thoroughly enjoyed giving back to our community! Currently, Garrett is working in music, podcasts, video games, and other general audio work. He enjoys helping artists turn their music into professional recordings as …

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Our country observes Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 – October 15 each year. This month honors the impact and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the culture and accomplishments of the United States. We have an exciting announcement. WorkFaith will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month this year by introducing the Spanish IMPACT Certification Program! This 6-hour program teaches skills like …

Meet Our Volunteer: Dylan Doener

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Meet our volunteer, Dylan Doener! We are grateful that Dylan is volunteering with WorkFaith over the summer as a receptionist. He heard about WorkFaith following a family member’s experience of going through our program. Currently a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, Dylan is majoring in biology with a minor in business. After graduation, he plans on attending …

iWork Houston Hiring Expo!

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The iWork Houston Hiring Expo is a hiring event designed to provide hope, build community, and connect job seekers with long-term employment.

13TH ANNUAL BY FAITH BREAKFAST

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You are cordially invited to WorkFaith’s 13th Annual By Faith Breakfast. We cannot wait to gather together to celebrate God’s mighty work!

Meet Our Volunteer: Emily Chew

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Meet our volunteer, Emily Chew! Emily is a Pacific Northwest native who connected with WorkFaith in the midst of the pandemic. As she was searching for socially distanced community service opportunities, she found WorkFaith to be the 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 …

What’s New at WorkFaith: WorkFaith Academy

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WorkFaith Academy Gain the leadership and soft skills you need to advance in your career with this 90-minute workshop. In WorkFaith Academy, you will learn the following: Before You Quit: Principles of Perseverance 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 …

Meet Our Volunteer: Victoria Fradette

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Meet our volunteer, Victoria Fradette! Victoria has been volunteering with WorkFaith in various capacities for several years. She started out volunteering as a Graduate Encouragement Caller one Tuesday a month, and after COVID, as a Job Accelerator Program virtual practice interviewer. Victoria has worked in Human Resources in the oil and gas industry for over ten years. On a personal note, …

What’s New at WorkFaith: IMPACT Certification

What’s new at WorkFaith? Our IMPACT Certification! This 6-hour online interactive training combines biblical principles and market best practices to improve soft skills for anyone who desires long-term employment. Through the IMPACT Certification Program, you will learn problem solving, adaptability, communication and teamwork skills. Read below for the trainings we offer as part of our IMPACT Certification Program. TRAININGS OFFERED …

Meet Our Volunteer: Alfredo Alberto

Meet our volunteer, Alfredo Alberto! Alfredo joined the WorkFaith volunteer family in 2020. He is now a Volunteer Ambassador and has served in various volunteer roles: Practice Interviewer, Virtual Prayer Experience, Graduation Igniter, and more. He is a Family and Community Health Extension Agent for Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program. In this role, he provides programing on Fatherhood/Parenting, …

The Work + Faith Online Speaker Series: Terrica Smith

On April 7, Terrica Smith, Founding Developer of Madeline Cove, joins us for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, WorkFaith 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 …

Work + Faith Online Speaker Series: Lee Behar

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For this month’s Work + Faith Online Speaker Series on January 13, we will be joined by Director of Finance and Strategy Director at The Maclellan Foundation, Lee Behar! 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 …

Generosity at Work: Jamaal’s Story

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Meet Jamaal. This edition of our Generosity at Work series features a WorkForce Development Training graduate who went from homelessness to hopefulness. After entering Star of Hope, a Christ-centered community supporting Houston’s homeless men, women and children, “Jovial” Jamaal found himself at the beginning of a new life. Jamaal had tried to live life on his own terms and in …

Generosity at Work: Tammie

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

Generosity at Work: Meet Charles

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“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 found out about WorkFaith after completing the “Men at Work” program by WorkFaith community partner Star of Hope. Though he was skeptical about our Workforce Development Training, …

Generosity at Work: Meet Abdulla

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

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

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On December 16, Scott Sabin, Chief Executive Officer at Plant With Purpose, joins us for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, WorkFaith 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: 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 has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. But in November 2016, the environmental consulting firm Paula worked for laid her off due to a lack of funding. Unfortunately, this was the second …

Generosity at Work: Sara

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My name is Sara, and 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 difficult enough to do a job search on your own, but it’s even …

Generosity at Work: Meet Jonathan

Jonathan came to WorkFaith with the desire to learn. Upon graduating from our Virtual Boot Camp in June of 2020, he learned skills like effective networking, job search techniques, and creating a solid resume. Shortly after completing the Boot Camp, Jonathan contacted his coach and began honing his resume and networking strategy. He also enlisted the services of the volunteer …

Generosity at Work

In our upcoming Generosity at Work series, we will share stories from WorkFaith graduates you are impacting through your giving. We invite you to consider giving to the work that God is doing here at WorkFaith! “I was a college graduate with no plan and no idea what I ‘wanted to be when I grew up’. WorkFaith helped me to …

Believe in People

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StandTogether’s book Believe in People shares lessons from decades of successes and failures in business and philanthropy. It also applies the principles that have enabled social progress throughout history. WorkFaith is excited to partner with StandTogether to fundraise for the remainder of 2020. For each book sold, StandTogether will donate the cover price ($30) to support WorkFaith! For anyone looking …

Grateful, Humble, & Generous: 3 WorkFaith Attributes

Grateful. Humble. Generous. These are three attributes we long to exhibit as an organization. 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 …

Back-to-Back Bootcamps Coming Up!

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Throughout this year, WorkFaith has shifted to fit the needs of our clients by offering our Bootcamps virtually. We are doing two virtual Bootcamps back-to-back. Our five-day, virtual bootcamp will make you more competitive, pushing you to the front of crowded job search.  It’s a job finding a job. Landing the job you desire takes skills and a thorough understanding of what …

The Work+Faith Online Speaker Series: 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 …

Virtual Graduations Are Here!

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WorkFaith Virtual Graduations are here, and we are so excited! As many of you know, Graduation is a special celebration for our organization, and we have missed it greatly in this season of the pandemic. Now, through our Virtual Graduations, we can celebrate our graduates together (virtually) once again. Please join us in celebrating students who successfully completed the WorkFaith …

WorkFaith launches Virtual Expansion!

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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 through our Virtual Expansion. 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 …

Register now for The By Faith Experience on Sept. 30!

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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 …

The Work+Faith Online Speaker Series: 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 …

The By Faith Experience: Streaming Sept 30!

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Does The By Faith Experience sound familiar? You would be correct. Every fall, WorkFaith gathers our community at the annual By Faith Breakfast to celebrate successes, hear from our graduates, and unite in support of our shared mission. Because COVID-19 has prevented us from gathering in person, we reimagined our annual community gathering. We will bring the heart of our …

iWork Houston Hiring Expo Saw 512 Job Seekers!

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). …

The Work + Faith Online Speaker Series: Kemmons “Kem” Wilson III

Kemmons “Kem” Wilson III joins us September 9 for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. For this series, 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 …

Mattress Mack tackles joblessness with workforce program, trade school

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by 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 …

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!

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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” …

Lykken on Lending Podcast Features WorkFaith CEO

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We are pleased to share that our CEO, Anthony Flynn, was recently featured on an episode of the Lykken on Lending podcast. Also featured was Gwen Muse-Evans, President and CEO of GME Enterprises. Lykken on Lending is a weekly 60-minute podcast hosted by mortgage veteran, David Lykken, and co-hosted by Jack Nunnery, now retired after 38 years in Mortgage Banking. For …

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 …

The Work+Faith Online Speaker Series: Andy Crouch

On July 9, author Andy Crouch joins us for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series. In this series, WorkFaith 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 Andy examine topics from his …

The New Look of WorkFaith

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As you’re soon to see across all platforms, we have a new look! Today, we are thrilled to be revealing our new logo. This new look is to mark the fact we at WorkFaith 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 updated …

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 …