Christian Action Resource and Employment Services

Mission Statement

Bridgewater UMC CARES is a network of members and committed Christians from the church whose ministry is to help job seekers from the congregation connect with resources and potential employers.

Bridgewater UMC CARES will assist job seekers from the congregation to identify resources at the local, state and national level in order to ease the pain of career transition. The network will help the job seeker with resumes, interviewing skills, connect with industry and alumni networks and provide introductions to potential employers.

Job Seekers

Are BUMC members who are in career transition and either under-employed or unemployed

Will meet with the Senior Pastor confidentially to make him/her aware of the change in employment status and be matched with a CARES volunteer

Will receive one-on-one advice on:

  • Available resources
  • Resume building
  • Interviewing skills
  • Resume building
  • Internet job postings
  • Utilizing the professional and social networks of the CARES volunteers

CARES Volunteers

Are BUMC members deeply committed to helping job seekers from the congregation connect with potential employers.

Will work one-on-one with the job seeker as a confidential mentor and help to:

  • Update resumes
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Recommend education and training to make the seeker a more attractive candidate
  • Utilize their professional and social networks to arrange meetings with potential employers
  • Pray for/with the seeker until a new opportunity is found
  • Continue to work with the candidate until a new job is secured


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