Group Detail

Jobs for Life Group

Group Name: Jobs for Life Ministry

Schedule: Seven week classes twice a year (typically Spring and Fall). Classes are twice a week ( typically Tuesday and Thursday) from 6:30 – 8PM. The next class tentatively starts 3/14/23.

Leader Contact: Ron Clarke (, 650-279-1096) or Dave Forry (, 864-380-1013) or Jim Hastings (, 864-915-7145)

Location: Classes at the Greenville Rescue Mission, 575 W Washington St. Greenville, SC

Focus of Group: Jobs for Life is a transformational ministry designed to equip men who are getting back up on their feet to find and keep a job. This 25-year-old program has transformed the lives of over 45,000 people and their families. : The FPC Men’s Ministry is partnering with Miracle Hill’s Greenville Rescue Mission to bring the program to Mission guests. Jobs for Life is a Christ Centered Discipleship program with the motto “Uplifting humanity through the dignity of work—one city, one community, one life at a time.”

Description of Group: We typically look to have 10-15 volunteers on our team to run a class dependent on the number of students. Each student gets a champion/mentor. In this critical role, the mentor is called to walk along side, encourage ,and pray for their student. In addition the mentor will provide assistance to the students in areas of homework completion, resume writing, and interview skills. No previous experience is necessary for this role as there is plenty of help in the workbooks. The key element for the mentor is to have a willingness, desire, and commitment to serve. It is expected that a mentor may have to miss 1 or 2 classes through the program, but it is important to attend the great majority. In addition to adding this mentor role, we also pray that business leaders and/or Human Resource leaders will volunteer to serve as guest speakers, support panel discussions for what businesses look for in an employee, and provide help with interview practice.