Start a Job Club

A welcoming club that gives people practical help, personal coaching, and a group of friends to support them into work

Today, there are tens of thousands of people across New Zealand who are actively looking for work.People like Fia, who after years as a stay-at-home mum found it nearly impossible to get back into the workforce.

The fact is, unemployment not only has a financial impact: it affects people’s self-esteem, confidence, and hope for the future.

Fia, along with hundreds of others, havs found hope – and work – through her local Job Club.

A CAP Job Clubs provides your church with a practical answer to unemployment in your community, by giving people a support network, one-to-one coaching and the tools they need to step back into work.

How it works

CAP Job Clubs are based on the belief that the journey to finding work is more effective (and enjoyable) in community. The club typically runs for 10-12 weeks and includes practical course material that covers goal setting, identifying strengths, interview tips and much more. Along the way, delegates can encourage and celebrate each other!

Through the club, your church has the opportunity to help and support Job Club members – showing them the life-transforming love of God along the way.

“It’s just picking people up and saying, ‘You’ve got the skills; God made you perfectly and no matter what you might think of yourself – you are a perfect person.’ It’s about helping them believe that!” - Barry, Job Club Coach

How CAP works with your church

CAP equips your church with the training, on-going support and resources to run an effective and successful Job Club in your community.

Specifically, CAP provides your team with:

Local events, workshops and launch support

You can attend a regional Church Leader Event to learn more about CAP; or, CAP can host a workshop at your church so you can learn how a Job Club can best serve your community. A CAP speaker will help you launch and build the support team; and, we’ll guide you through a community launch to get local business and referral agencies on board.

Comprehensive resources

CAP provides all the of course material you need, including the 8-week workbook “Steps to Employment,” which covers everything from effective goal setting and identifying strengths to CV writing and interviewing tips. You’ll also have access to press releases, brochures, and materials to help get the word out about your Job Club.


Your Job Club Manager will train at the CAP Head Office and be equipped for the day-to-day running of your Job Club, so that the pastoral team doesn’t need to take on the management of your ministry.

Ongoing support, development and prayer

Your Job Club Manager will be supported and coached by the CAP Network Team giving them access to ongoing development, trouble-shooting, prayer support and bi-annual CAP Conferences.

Take a closer look at how CAP Job Clubs work ›

What your church provides

By partnering with CAP, your church will be equipped to support people into work and share God’s love in action. To do this effectively, you’ll need a:

A Group Manager

Someone who loves people, loves God – and has the desire to pioneer a new ministry in your church! This could be a great opportunity for someone in your church who has a heart for outreach and connecting with the local community.

A room & refreshments

You’ll need a room with access to a computer, so members can search for work or update CVs. The relaxed and welcoming environment you create means your group can feel at home and enjoy being together.

Support & Prayer Team

A support & prayer team will help your Job Club Manager run the actual club and build a close connection with your wider church, so that your club runs smoothly and effectively.

Church Launch

By hosting a CAP Speaker for your Job Club launch, your congregation will be inspired to get involved with your Job Club from the beginning. The CAP Speaker will also share about the wider work of CAP and give people the opportunity to provide prayer and financial support.



Contact us to request an info pack or ring the team on 0508 422 769

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What does it take to run a CAP ministry?

What does it take to run a CAP ministry? A love for people and a love for sharing your faith!