Crossroads Career Network Hosts Ministry Conference for Churches

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Christian Newswire) — With unemployment numbers remaining in double digits, many people are looking for career assistance. Of those, more than 48 percent have historically turned to the Church. To help churches address and meet this growing need, Crossroads Career® Network is hosting a career-ministry conference for church pastors and leaders who want to help people in their congregations and communities find jobs, careers and calling.

 The conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hales Corners Lutheran, a Crossroads Career member church near Milwaukee, Wis. Church pastors and leaders from all Christian denominations in the Midwest are welcome. Hales Corner Lutheran is located at 12300 W. Janesville Rd., Hales Corners, Wis., 53130.


Crossroads Career Network is a national community of churches providing faith-based, job-search and career-transition resources whose member churches have hosted conferences like this one in Atlanta for the Southeast and Dallas for the Southwest.


Brian Ray, Crossroads Career Network founder and CEO, will share the best practices for implementing a career ministry in your church. Attendees will engage in group and panel discussions to help learn how to apply these best practices so job seekers can discover a new job or career that complements their God-given talents and skills.


For $25, participants receive a workbook, ecumenically appropriate support materials, lunch and an action plan for commencing and/or strengthening the career ministries at their churches.

Scholarships are available on an individual need basis. For more information, contact local volunteer coordinator Jerry Barbian, with B&J Search Resources LLC, at (262) 784-6969 or



About Crossroads Career Network


Crossroads Career Network is a national, nonprofit Christian ministry of churches dedicated to providing online career, ministry and employer resources through faith-based materials. Its current career groups and resources are sponsored by 100+ member churches in 22 states throughout the country and internationally in South Africa. Its member churches are equipped to help people in their congregations and communities find jobs, careers and calling. Churches also provide face-to-face interaction by providing workshops on everything from resume tips and interviewing techniques to networking.