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Reclaiming Faith, Hope, & Love at Work Conference

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In the beginning… God worked.  Work was done by a holy and perfect being.  Do you think we’ll be lounging around on clouds in Heaven?  No – we’ll work together with jobs and projects that fit us perfectly.  Work was meant to be life-giving!  Since sin entered the world, work has changed.  At one point or another you’ve probably experienced the Sunday evening blues, you’ve questioned if there was any purpose to your job, and you’ve wondered how your faith has any place in corporate America.  This conference will invigorate you to join God’s restorative plan and will equip Richmond’s churches to reclaim faith, hope, and love at work.


Who: For Richmond’s Christian Professionals
Conference on Faith & Work
When: November 17-19, 2017
Where: Bon Air Baptist Church | 2531 Buford Rd, Richmond, VA 23235
Why: Because Christ is Lord of all areas of life, we’re bringing churches together to equip them to be light in the area of life where we spend most our time, and where the good news of Jesus has the greatest potential – at work.
Cost: $25 before November 1st
Registration: Click here to register!


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About the Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Kenneth Barnes has a background as an international executive, a pastor, and an academic.  His resume in any one of these categories is impressive.  We encourage you to view his credentials here, and see why he is one of the world’s top authorities on the intersection of faith and work.


Conference Schedule:

Friday (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Theology of Work – Why All Jobs Matter

Saturday (8:30am-3:00pm) with Light Continental Breakfast, Coffee, & Lunch Provided

Faith, Work, and Economics

  • How to Share Your Faith Without Losing Your Job
  • Witness and Ministry to Millennials

Breakouts and Lunch

Hope, Work, and Economics

  • Technology and the Changing Job Market

Love, Work, and Economics

  • How To Be Salt and Light in the Midst of This Changing Job Market

Ken will be preaching at one of our sponsoring churches, TBD.


Partnering Churches So Far:

Bon Air Baptist
City Church
Common Good RVA
Community West Church
Cool Spring Baptist
Crestwood Church
East End Fellowship
Eternity Church
Grace Community Baptist
Hope Church
Manna Christian Fellowship
Mechanicsville Christian Center
Real Life Church
Second Baptist
St. Giles Church
Stony Point Presbyterian
Sycamore Presbyterian
Third Church
Tikvat Israel
West End Assembly of God
West End Presbyterian

Career Development Workshop | Fall 2017

Needle’s Eye is offering a highly-structured seven-week course to provide skills training and assistance for adults who are trying to find employment, transition back into the workforce, or become more marketable. We’ll help you take steps to improve your prospects! Topics include:

  • Discover your calling and purpose
  • Attitude adjustment
  • Identifying your strengths
  • Enhancing your resume
  • Networking skills
  • Interviewing strategies
  • Evaluating job offer compensation

When: Wednesdays, starting September 13, 2017, ending October 25, 2017
 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Needle’s Eye Ministries | 104 Berrington Court, Richmond VA 23221
Click here to register!

*Partial scholarships are available. For more details, contact


For questions or comments about the Career Transition Group or Career Development Workshop, please contact:

Kathryn Dixon
Ministry Administrative Assistant

Equity Concepts is Hiring a Full-Time Strategic Assistant!

Equity Concepts

Job Description

Christian Based Financial Services Firm seeking a talented, motivated, career minded and results driven individual to be responsible and accountable for administratively supporting the Securities Department and maintaining strong relationships with their clients and fund companies

Education/ Experience

  • Recommended BA or AA in Business Administration or Finance w/ minimum of 2 years customer service experience required
  • Open to potentially becoming Securities Licensed

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Securities paperwork prep for advisor teams
  • Complete client new account paperwork
  • Complete client paperwork updates and/or changes (ACH’s, beneficiaries, withdrawals, etc.)
  • Address and resolve client service issues in a timely manner
  • Resolve fund company issues in a timely manner
  • Maintain weekly client contact/touches related to service and account openings
  • Account tracking from inception to funding for clients and advisors
  • Paperwork review and mail out to clients
  • Paperwork review for accuracy and completeness before submission
  • Securities paperwork review and processing for office
  • Client account service requests (address changes, beneficiary changes, deposits, withdrawals, etc.)
  • Securities file set up
  • Withdrawal/deposit sheet maintenance
  • Update and maintain manual entries inside of CIRStatements monthly/quarterly
  • Reception relief
  • Other tasks as needed


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in web research
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee multi step tasks over extended periods of time
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tasks quickly
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Strong demonstrated ability to gather and analyze information skillfully


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Intermediate computer skills

If you are interested in applying, please email Equity Concepts at:


The Cabell Childress Group is Hiring a Listing Specialist!

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The Cabell Childress Group is seeking a motivated candidate for the position of Listing Specialist. Normal business hours are 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Evening & weekend hours will arise depending on volume of business during certain times of the year.

Specific tasks of the Listing Specialist will be (but not limited to):

  • Enter Listings in MLS
  • Coordination of photographers & stagers
  • Pulling comparable sales of listings
  • Analyze pricing
  • Ensure that signage is visible & in place
  • Lockbox management
  • Contract negotiations
  • Provide feedback to sellers from showings
  • Management of internet marketing


Position offers excellent pay with bonus package. Bring your ideas and creativity and let’s put them to work.

Qualification Requirements: Previous Real Estate Experience, Real Estate License Preferred, Exceptional Time Management, Ability to work under pressure, Microsoft Office Suite, Organization, Exceptional People and Phone skills.

Rate of Pay Will Depend On Experience

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: High school or equivalent

Required experience: Real Estate: 3 year

Required license or certification: Real Estate License

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to the Cabell Childress Group.

SCAD is Hiring an Assistant Director of Admission!


Join a dynamic admission team as assistant director of admission and share with others what SCAD has to offer.

In this off-site role you will identify and recruit the highest-quality students in your assigned area of the United States. Areas include West Great Lakes (Kansas City, St. Louis, or Indianapolis), Virginia Piedmont area, and Texas.

Reporting to the regional director of recruitment, you will build relationships and create networking opportunities with teachers, counselors, students, parents and alumni through presentations and individual correspondence that promote the unique learning environment at SCAD.

You will travel extensively, visiting school-specific events, information sessions and other recruitment events. You will also be responsible for following up with prospective students, discussing their interests and answering questions about the admission process and the vast opportunities available at SCAD.

The ideal applicant is an energetic and engaging speaker who can effectively represent SCAD in one-on-one appointments, group presentations, college fairs and conferences while keeping meticulous recruitment records. You must have an excellent understanding of your assigned education market, strong organizational skills, exceptional presentation and communication skills and the ability to work independently.

– Bachelor’s degree
– Ability to travel extensively


If you wish to apply for this position, this link will take you directly to the application page. You can also send your cover letter & resume to:



Needle’s Eye Ministries is hiring an Office Manager!


Needle’s Eye Ministries has an opening for a self-motivated Office Manager.  This person will support a team environment and possess the qualities of flexibility and grace.  The ideal person will be a mature Christian with a four-year college degree.  The individual will have experience in office management (including direct staff reports), human resources (including oversight of insurance and benefit plans, payroll, as well as understanding of H.R. policies and procedures), and functioning as an executive assistant to management.

Viable candidates will have a background in the description above and fit in well with Needle’s Eye Ministries’ mission, values, and culture. Links and details here:

Competitive Salary – Payscale towards the top for this position in the nonprofit sector

Competitive Benefits – Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, Life Insurance, and stipend for a broad range of health benefits provided; 403B option

Please give this opportunity thought and prayer. Should you feel you are a viable candidate, please send a cover letter and resume to as soon as possible.

Fire Solutions Hiring Full-Time Administrative Assistant

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FIRE SOLUTIONS is looking for dependable, hardworking, honest individual to join our team as a full-time Administrative Assistant.

This position exists to support daily administrative tasks like:

  • Answer incoming calls utilizing telephone skills that promote quality business atmosphere and transfer caller to appropriate Fire Solutions employee.
  • Welcome on-site visitors and announce visitor by intercom system to appropriate personnel.
  • Data entry and accurately scan documents, maintain the support department file, perform clerical duties.

Come by our office at:

205 Haley Road
Ashland, VA 23005

Monday thru Friday office hours are 7:30am to 4pm or call Edward at 804-752-2366 ext. 311 to make an appointment.

Fire Solutions offers full benefits such as: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, P.T.O., Profit sharing, 401K etc.

Hope Church (EPC) is Seeking a Full Time Finance Directer!

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Hope Church (EPC) is seeking a full time Finance Director to manage our church’s Accounting, Finance and Human Resource functions.  The ideal candidate will have a strong background or understanding of non-profit financial and personnel management, a desire to bring these talents to the ministry environment specifically, and the disposition to navigate the complexities of a large and growing church with 4000 congregants, 65+employees and an annual budget of $4.2 million across multiple campuses.

Please review the Job Description and submit the following items to

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Hope Employment Application


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