Current Class Topics

Life Management

  • Goal-setting
  • Networking & Community Resources

  • Improving self concept

  • Anger Management

  • Handling conflict productively

  • Assertiveness skills

  • Forgiving yourself and others
  • Choices and consequences
  • Basic manners and etiquette

  • Making peace with your past

  • Financial management

  • Relationship issues

Job Readiness

  • God’s mandate for work
  • Character counts

  • Respect for authority

  • Attitude in the workplace

  • Basic computer skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet, Email

  • Job search skills

  • Employer roundtable

  • Career and skills assessment

  • What are employers looking for?

  • Career and personal assessments

  • Characteristics of a good employee

  • Professional phone manners

  • Emotions and self-control in the workplace

  • Career direction: Understanding what shapes you

  • Presenting a professional appearance

  • Interviewing skills and practice

  • Preparing an effective resume’ or employment application

  • Job ethics and integrity

Spiritual Development

  • Adventures with Pastor Dave

  • Women’s Bible studies

Celebration

  • Dinner out with the girls

  • Holiday celebrations

  • Annual Picnic

  • Graduation

Class Descriptions
This class demonstrates what it takes to function appropriately in polite society. We learn business and table manners, grooming techniques and appropriate dress, poise, and gracefulness. Our goal is to bring each participant to a place where, at the end of this course, others describe her as “a strong woman who is also a lady.”

Powered for Life is to help each person discover their ability to live a life filled with hope and a sense of purpose. We work on overcoming their personal problems, developing a positive self-image, and achieving goals that lead to feelings of accomplishment. In doing this, it also helps students to understand God’s purpose for their lives, and His mandate to be productive.

Designed specifically for low-income adults, Faith & Finances addresses the challenges the materially poor face and helps them rediscover their God-given dignity. The course is designed to help participants set goals and build a budget. They will learn to integrate sound practices into their budgeting as well has how to protect their net assets and consider their net worth. At the end of the course, participants are filled with hope and encouragement that God has chosen each of them to use their money to accomplish His work in the world.

This course is designed to take each participant from sitting down at a computer for the very first time to being able to operate in today’s office environment. Sessions include keyboarding, computer operation, maintenance, navigating the internet and e-mail, Microsoft Word and Excel. We also cover internet security and how to wisely purchase a computer.

In order to be marketable, everyone needs to have an up-to-date, easy to read resume’ that represents their experience, education and skills. Participants will develop two resumes – one for introductory purposes and another for the more in-depth interview.

This course is split into two classes. First participants will be instructed in the do’s and don’ts of successful employment interviews including handling tough questions honestly, what an interviewer can and cannot ask, and how to be a proactive applicant. Then each participant will have the chance to put these skills into practice in a mock interview setting.

The Relationship Principles of Jesus offers a six-week study focused on bringing depth and health to all forms of relationships…even the difficult ones. By studying and focusing on Jesus, lessons are learned on how to live the Christian life and strengthen relationships using Biblical tools and principles such as:

  • Loving as Jesus loves
  • Communicating from the heart
  • Judging
  • Servanthood
  • The Golden Rule

The course will center on what matters most, our relationship with God. To benefit most from this study, as well as to get a daily dose of encouragement, daily readings of approximately 15-30 minutes are required. This study can truly help the participants with the essential ingredients to deepen and strengthen relationships in their lives.

What is the right way to be angry? Is there a Godly way to be angry? What part does forgiveness play in managing anger? This class delves into all this and more.

This class helps our participants settle issues and feelings that have brought them where they are today. This is a very eye-opening, freeing series, as participants find the true meaning of forgiveness…both for others and themselves.

Each year a contemporary book is chosen for study that deals with women’s issues. Past titles include “When A Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts” by Cindi McMenamin, “All the Pretty Things” by Edie Wadsworth, “When Wallflowers Dance” by Angela Thomas, and “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren.

In this class, participants learn the basic skills necessary to keep cars in good working condition and extend the life of the vehicle. The instructor, an experienced mechanic himself, also directs the class about how to spot dishonest auto mechanics and avoid being cheated.
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