Be strong... not discouraged... for god is with you.
joshua 1:9

Career Care

Career Care is meeting online on Zoom. Newcomer Orientation is every Monday, 11:00 a.m.-noon. Our main meeting, with executive speakers teaching the job search process, is every Thursday afternoon (times may vary). Get the Zoom link and agenda details by emailing Bill Brewer at billsaumc@gmail.com.


Whether you have a job and want to change careers to improve yourself, or you are unemployed and seeking a new position, Career Care is here for you.

Career Care is a free, weekly networking/coaching group helping those who are out of work or “mis-employed” and seeking a career change. The group is open to the community at no cost. Established in 2001, Career Care is one of the longest serving groups in DFW and has helped thousands in their career transitions.

Career Care provides comprehensive support:

  • Job postings
  • Networking to build job leads/contacts, including LinkedIn group
  • Speakers teaching search skills (resumé, interviewing, etc.)
  • Free, volunteer coaches to assist one-on-one with resumés, etc.
  • Career assessment testing
  • Private budget/debt counseling at no charge

Contact: Bill Brewer | 214-291-8082

First time guests

No pre-registration is necessary to attend. Park off 1401 Mira Vista Blvd. in our East parking lot next to Smith Worship Center, enter the East Patio doors to Room 131 registration table.

First-time visitors should come at 5:45 p.m. to register and attend the new member orientation “Quick Start Your Search” from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. There, our volunteers will cover how to handle your search successfully, provide a resume template, and register you for job postings. Then, at 7:00 p.m., you will join the main meeting.

Employers or volunteers: please email Bill Brewer 214-291-8082 to send job postings to reach qualified candidates at no charge, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities. 

Main Meeting for All Members

We are currently meeting online. Below is location/time information for when in-person meetings resume.

Room 131
6:30–7:00 p.m. | Registration and fellowship begins (new members start at 6 p.m.). Sign in by 7 p.m. for networking roll call sheet. Late arrivals will not have their names called but should still come to take advantage of all the meeting content.

7:00–7:15 p.m. | Devotional and announcements
7:15–8:00 p.m. | Group networking
8:00–9:00 p.m. | Speaker topic

In addition, we offer one-on-one meetings (by appointment only for those attending our weekly meetings) with volunteers to assist you with your resumé, interviewing, and other career issues.

Agenda

July 27
11:00 a.m.-Noon | ZOOM Meeting Only
“Quick Start Your Job Search” Orientation
Overview orientation for newcomers wishing to join Career Care. Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

July 30
2:00-4:00 p.m. | ZOOM Meeting Only
“Insider Tips from a Recruiter”, Pam Holman, CapGemini
Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 3
11:00 a.m.-Noon | ZOOM Meeting Only
“Quick Start Your Job Search” Orientation
Overview orientation for newcomers wishing to join Career Care. Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 6
2:00-4:00 p.m. | ZOOM Meeting Only
“The Power Networking Strategy”,  Jay Arbetter
Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 10
11:00 a.m.-Noon | ZOOM Meeting Only
“Quick Start Your Job Search” Orientation
Overview orientation for newcomers wishing to join Career Care. Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 13
2:00-4:00 p.m. | ZOOM Meeting Only
David Rawles, Founder/President, CareerSolutions
Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 17
11:00 a.m.-Noon | ZOOM Meeting Only
“Quick Start Your Job Search” Orientation
Overview orientation for newcomers wishing to join Career Care. Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 20
2:00-4:00 p.m. | ZOOM Meeting Only
"Successful Interviewing” mini-workshop
Walt Glass. Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 24
11:00 a.m.-Noon | ZOOM Meeting Only
“Quick Start Your Job Search” Orientation
Overview orientation for newcomers wishing to join Career Care. Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 27
2:00-4:00 p.m. | ZOOM Meeting Only
”Personal Branding”, Don Nebhan
Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

August 31
11:00 a.m.-Noon | ZOOM Meeting Only
“Quick Start Your Job Search” Orientation
Overview orientation for newcomers wishing to join Career Care. Contact Bill Brewer for Zoom password at billsaumc@gmail.com

September 3
2:00-4:00 p.m. | ZOOM Meeting Only
To Be Announced

September 7
No Meeting, Labor Day

Check back for future agendas. For more information or to suggest additional topics, email Bill Brewer or call 214-291-8082.


Finance Care

St. Andrew Finance Care Ministry seeks to help people understand how to handle their money according to God’s principles so that they may become faithful stewards of the Master’s resources and learn true contentment. Whether you are experiencing financial challenge from debt, or have sound finances but feeling suffocated by materialism that is robbing your spiritual vitality in your relationships, this ministry has resources to offer you. For more information or appointments, email Bill Brewer or call 214.291.8082.

Individual Debt/Budget Counseling

Confidential, individual budget counseling is available to help people who may be in financial trouble or who want to personally understand how to apply God’s principles in their lives in a one-on-one setting. Budget counselors have been trained and certified through Crown Financial Ministries’ Budget Counselor Training program. There is no cost, and no financial products are sold. Voluntary donations of $5-$25 to St. Andrew are accepted.

Budget Counseling Focus

To encourage people being counseled to mature spiritually as Jesus’ disciples and discover the joy of incorporating God-honoring financial management principles into their lives.

To help people who are in financial trouble develop a budget and debt repayment plan and establish positive habits for management of their personal finances so that they may reach a point where they achieve financial stability.

To identify people who are doing all they can to make ends meet but due to circumstances beyond their control are unable to meet their financial obligations and direct them to appropriate church ministries or people to provide appropriate forms of financial assistance.

To assist people who have a financial surplus in recognizing their God-given responsibilities for stewardship and to identify opportunities to fulfill those responsibilities.

What to Expect in a Budget Counseling Session

Counseling Process
If you are married, both husband and wife should plan on attending together, otherwise very little can be accomplished. The budget counselor will assist you in evaluating your present spending pattern and help you work towards a balanced spending plan. Once the spending plan is agreed upon, the budget counselor will act as an accountability partner with you and will inform you of other studies that will enhance your understanding of biblical stewardship.

Information Needed
You may be asked to bring your checkbook register, income tax forms, paycheck stubs, bank statements, current bills, or other related information.

Meeting Location
You will be asked to meet in a neutral location at St. Andrew where there is privacy and sufficient table space to work on your budget.

Session Length
Sessions run between 1 and 2 hours. More than one session is usually required to complete the planning process.

Please note: Topics like investing, insurance, financial planning, and other related areas are not covered, other than to include these categories in a written spending plan if needed. If you are specifically looking for this type of help, we suggest that you contact a professional near you.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University

February 4-April 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 131
Click here to register

Improve your money management skills, eliminate debt, and find financial peace with this nine-week class series. A subscription is $99 per family (free shipping). You may come try the first class free as a trial before ordering the kit. Email Bill Brewer so your trial spot can be reserved. If you decide to continue, you can order directly from the Dave Ramsey site. For scholarship information, contact Bill Brewer. Call 214-291-8024 for childcare information.

“Marriage and Money”

45-minute program; perfect for Sunday Schools and other groups, contact Bill Brewer or call 214.291.8082.

"raising money-savvy kids"

45-minute program; perfect for parents in Sunday Schools and other groups. Biblically-based guidelines for parents raising children to learn and practice financial wisdom (applies to ages 3-18). Contact Bill Brewer or call 214.291.8082.