Our mission is to equip women with job and life skills in a Christ-centered learning environment.
Relationship building - Here at CWJC of Bell County, a woman is matched with a trained mentor, or Journey Partner, as they walk together through this journey called life.
Strength-based learning - Through our classes, each woman who participates is given the opportunity to identify her individual strengths and build on them with job and life skills training that are relevant to today's employers.
Bible Study - Each woman enrolled in CWJC participates in Bible study, which is one of our foundational elements. Our Bible teachers are dedicated mature Christian women.
The Early Years - In 1994, the Women’s Missionary Union® held a planning meeting to discuss the development of a program to address the needs of women in poverty. It is a late-twentieth-century addition to WMU’s rich history of missions and ministry. The inspiration for Christian Women's Job Corps® came as a group of women visited ladies in the Appalachian region of the United States. They discovered that when women help women by mentoring them, both experience a life change. They felt this pattern could be replicated and enlarged by a larger group of women helping women. These events led to the birthing of Christian Women’s Job Corps® sites that now span many US states with over 200 sites. The National CWJC® program was recognized by the White House in 1999 as a viable program for assisting women in transition from welfare to work. In 2004 the first Christian Men’s Job Corps® site opened in San Angelo, Texas to address similar needs of men.
CWJC of Bell County - In 1998, Mrs. Bea Lewis of Killeen, Texas attended a CWJC workshop and began praying and telling others in Bell County about this great program. It was through her influence and legacy that the Bell Baptist Association's WMU Leadership Team began the Bell County Site in 2014. Mrs. Bea went to be with the Lord before she was able to see her prayers answered, but God was faithful!
Our first classes were held at Feed My Sheep in Temple in January of 2017. In August of 2017, we moved into The Well: Women's Day Center at Feed My Sheep.