Finishing strong is something all of us want to do. Finish strong each day. Finish strong in our job. Finish strong in our faith. As a valued partner of WorkMatters, we want you to be aware of a significant shift in our marketplace ministry. Wednesday morning we formally announced that the time has come to retire The Joseph Project.
We have been blessed to help alter the journey of literally hundreds of men and women between jobs as they’ve navigated those difficult waters over the past 2 ½ years. We’ve witnessed stories of pain and suffering turn into those of encouragement and enthusiasm as people transition to what God has next for them in their careers. The decision to end “the Project” has been incredibly difficult, but our Board of Directors has made this decision (based on my recommendation) for all of the right reasons. The time has come for us to focus on our core vision.
Helping business people between jobs was never on our radar. It was never a part of our vision. But, it has been an incredible journey, one that we always assumed would eventually come to an end. We believe that time is now.
It has been an indescribable blessing for our WorkMatters Board of Directors, staff, TJP leadership team, volunteers and financial supporters to serve our Lord out in the marketplace for those between jobs. The stories of life change are inspirational. Every week new stories come. In some of the most difficult times in these people’s lives, God has shown himself powerful, merciful and loving
All of the details are online in the FAQ and Letter from the President. I hope you will find time to read each of these so that you can fully understand and communicate why we are retiring The Joseph Project.
If you live in northwest Arkansas, it would be an honor if you would join us for our last two meetings of The Joseph Project. On Wednesday, June 15, we will receive a truly inspirational story of job loss, understanding of God’s plan and the ensuing life change. On Wednesday, June 22, we will conclude The Joseph Project with a celebration breakfast and unique Between Jobs panel. EVERY leader who has spoken will be invited to participate and share their last notes of wisdom. You can learn more about that here.
Thank you for the blessing of serving in this Joseph Project marketplace ministry. If you have a story you would like to share with us about your experience at The Joseph Project, please email us. We will continue to pray for those who are between jobs and need a place like The Joseph Project for help and support.
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2Timothy 4:7
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