Job Search Flight Plan – Helping Congregation Members Land New Jobs

Follow a successful Employment Support Ministry template that has been used for 15 years at two different congregations to create both an internal and an outreach ministry in your church. Learn how to create and operate a support program that assists job seekers (employed and unemployed) obtain their next position. This “flight plan” works for all disciplines, for all education background, and for every level in the organization. 

Presenter: Steve Fushelberger
The Employment Support Ministry (ESM) at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (SPLC) in Columbus, IN, is he second such program Steve Fushelberger has launched. The first was at Cornerstone Lutheran (then named Carmel Lutheran) Church, following job loss due to closure of his division at United Air Lines after the 9-11 terrorist attacks caused the company to file bankruptcy. The SPLC ESM to date has assisted 210 people from varied educational and professional backgrounds and virtually every discipline in their successful job search.

Steve professional career spans the spectrum of public and media relations, corporate / marketing / crisis communications, advertising, branding, web site development, and sales. Clients and employers have ranged from entrepreneurial ventures and Public Relations / Advertising Agencies to Fortune 50 organizations.

His record of accomplishment ranges from Eagle Scout to First Place and Best-of-Show awards in national marketing, advertising and communications professional competitions.

Steve holds a Bachelors degree in marketing from the highly rated Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and is a US Army and Indiana Army National Guard veteran.

Possessing a Commercial Pilot License with instrument, multi-engine, and seaplane ratings, Steve flies humanitarian missions for LifeLine Pilots, transporting patients with serious medical conditions and financial hardships to distant medical facilities. Steve currently operates a Model 35 Beechcraft for business, charitable and personal travel.