12 Week Class Topics

The topics covered throughout the 12 weeks of classes are designed to give students a sense of who they are in relationship to God, what God says about work, and how to become a valued and productive employee.
1. INTRODUCTION
  • What’s the benefit to students enrolled in this class?
  • Class syllabus
  •  Expectations of students
  •  Commitment to completing homework — Bible required
  • Attendance and class participation required to graduate
  • Certificate of Graduation presented at session 12

2. WHO AM I?

  • Who created you?
  • What did God do for us?
  • Why did He do it?
  • Describe how you think God feels about you.
  • What kinds of plans does God have for your life?
  • What we are able to do with God’s help?
3. GOD AND RELATIONSHIP (PART 1)
  • Whose image was man made in?
  • What did God do when he was looking for Adam?
  • What did God say was not good?
  • What keeps a person away from God?
  • What did God do to bring us back to Himself?
  • What is the main ingredient we should add to all our relationships?

4. GOD AND RELATIONSHIP (PART 2)

  • How does God feel about marriage?
  • Who builds the family?
  • Are children a reward?
  • Who blesses the family?
  • God Intends us to live our lives serving. How do we do this?
  • As an employee, whom are we really serving?

5. GOD AND WORK
  • What did God do?
  • What does God say about work?
  • What did Christ say that He came to earth to do?
  • Define a lazy person.
6. AUTHORITY — WHO’S THE BOSS?
  • Should we be more motivated to work hard when the boss is looking?
  • If a worker is disrespectful of the boss and does poor work, whom else is the worker disrespecting?
  • How are we to regard the boss?
  • How should I treat employers and other people in authority?
7. ATTITUDE — YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK
  • How do you define attitude?
  • Can we have a good attitude even in bad circumstances?
  • Who searches our hearts and knows our motives?
  • Where do my words come from?
  • What can we ask God to do in building a Godly attitude?
8. INTEGRITY — PATTERN FOR LIVING
  • Who was Potiphar?
  • Who had a dream?
  • Who interpreted the dream?

9. COMMUNICATION

  • What is the main way God communicates with man?
  • How does man communicate with God?
  • How should we pray?
  • How should we speak to others?
10. CONFLICT — LEARNING TO RESOLVE
  • What is the source of fights?
  • How is conflict to be resolved?
  • If another person has something against you, how should It be resolved?

11. STEWARDSHIP OF TIME AND MONEY

  • What does stewardship mean?
  • What does God require of a Steward?
  • What should we seek first?
  • Should we worry about tomorrow?
  • How should we walk or live?

12. EXCELLENCE IN ALL
  • Does God see man as man sees man?
  • What happens to a lazy employee?
  • What happens to a hard worker?
  • What kind of person does an employer want to hire?
  • What kind of a person are you?

NOTE: At session 12, and it’s not always possible, but the goal Is to have representatives from a few businesses present to conduct interviews with the graduates.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to get feedback on ways they might improve their interviewing skills. Occasionally there is a job opening at one or more businesses, and if the interviewer finds someone who Interviews well, there is a possibility it could lead to employment.

jobs partnership serves the areas of Bloomington and Normal Illinois

HEBREWS 13:3

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.