News & Updates

 
October 15, 2020

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 ...
 
October 13, 2020

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 ...
 
October 13, 2020

WorkFaith’s Virtual Graduations Are Here!

 
October 6, 2020

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 ...
 
September 21, 2020

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 ...
 
September 14, 2020

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 ...
 
September 14, 2020

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 ...
 
September 14, 2020

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 ...
 
September 14, 2020

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 ...
 
September 4, 2020

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 ...
 
September 4, 2020

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 ...
 
September 4, 2020

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 ...
 
August 31, 2020

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 ...
 
August 31, 2020

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 ...
 
August 31, 2020

Mayor Turner and Microsoft expand digital alliance with the city of Houston

Microsoft Corporation Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Monday that the city of Houston has expanded its groundbreaking digital alliance with Microsoft to innovate in big data, artificial intelligence and the digital economy. Microsoft brings to Houston “Accelerate,” a new program designed to address economic recovery through skilling both underserved communities and re-skilling the many Americans impacted by COVID-19. The collaboration is intended ...
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August 25, 2020

Sometimes Trusting God Just Means Waiting For Him

Cole Claybourn If you’re like me, every time I post something to social media I get an instant shot of adrenaline as I watch the likes and comments roll through. They come in almost instantaneously, and Instagram has actually rewired its algorithm so that likes and comments come in one at a time, which gives us a rush of dopamine ...
 
August 25, 2020

How Micro-Certification Can Fill Skill Gaps In The New Normal

Ulrik Juul Christensen A recent graduate enters the workforce for the first time with a basic set of skills and the ability to learn. Having a degree to get a job is only the starting point. Learning must now continue for a lifetime, with continuous upskilling. This approach is not only good for the employee, it’s also a competitive advantage ...
 
August 18, 2020

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). ...
 
August 18, 2020

A Fresh Approach to Narrowing the Skills Gap

Kalyan Kumar It’s fairly easy for people in small businesses to keep track of everyone’s skillset. When a project comes along, figuring out which employees can contribute and what skills should be brought in from outside the company is a fairly straightforward endeavor. But scale that scenario into an organization with tens or hundreds of thousands of employees distributed around ...
 
August 18, 2020

Honoring the Sabbath Is Still Important, Even in a Pandemic

Nancy Sleeth A recent poll of 2,000 pastors in North Carolina revealed that less than 10 percent are keeping a regular Sabbath. Think about this for a moment. If 90 percent of pastors announced from the pulpit that murder (or stealing, or adultery) is OK, don’t you think it might raise a few eyebrows in the pews, let alone the ...
 
August 18, 2020

Houston health care sector added 8,000 jobs in June, national numbers up in July

Gwendolyn Wu Houston added 8,000 jobs in the health care sector in June, recovering from major employment losses for the second month in a row. But analysts said it’s too early to know whether that trend will continue for the rest of the summer. Job gains in health care across the country last month may be an indicator of what’s ...
 
August 14, 2020

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 ...
 
August 11, 2020

Trade schools offer training in high-demand, essential careers

Patrick Varine Candace Carlton recently earned a massage therapy license. Unfortunately, the past six months have made it tough to put it to use. “That doesn’t do too well during a pandemic,” Carlton said. The prospect of going back to school also is challenging, given that school districts, colleges and education centers all over the country are trying to find ...
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August 11, 2020

First fan-owned Christian movie studio launched by faith filmmakers

Libby Giesbrecht It’s the first time Christian fans will be able to help contribute to the creation of faith-based family movies. To spread the love of Christ, Called Higher Studios has been formed as the first-ever fan-owned faith-based movie studio, the Christian Post reports. Jason Brown and Ash Greyson, Christian movie executives, chose to launch the new studio in Franklin, Tennessee, to ...
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August 11, 2020

Northwest Houston nonprofits providing school supplies to families in need

Chevall Pryce Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the school year is still beginning soon and parents, some of whom have been laid off due to the virus, are looking for school supplies in addition to food and financial support. Multiple northwest Houston nonprofit groups are hosting events for families to receive free school supplies, including Cy-Fair Helping Hands, Northwest Assistance ...