Sermon Notes

July 14th (John) Education / Career Planning / Money Management

WORK – It is the destiny of all human beings and for most people will dominate the largest portion of the waking hours of our life.

Genesis 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

Proverbs 14:23All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.

Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

VideoBad Advice– Mike Rowe – Dirty Jobs, Somebody’s Gotta Do It, become a common sense “Sage” for CNN.

Work and family patterns start at puberty,  Not at age 18 or high school graduation.


Ages 6-12 experiment, trial host of different opportunities, sports, interests

Ages 12 to 17 began to specialize and maximize areas of talent and passion


Personal goal – our kids are almost completely independent by their senior year in high school.

Saving for college:If your child is newborn and you want to save for a state school education valued at $20,000 a year for four years current money value you will need to save $300 a month STARTING AT BIRTH in a 529 tax-deferred college account.

Only 27 percent of college grads have a job related to their major. (Washington Post article)



There are two different things going on in this chart. First, a significant number of college grads appear to be underemployed: In 2010, only 62 percent of U.S. college graduates had a job that required a college degree.

Second, the authors estimated that just 27 percent of college grads had a job that was closely related to their major. It’s not clear that this is a big labor-market problem, though — it could just mean that many jobs don’t really require a specific field of study.

Why your first job out of college really, really matters (CNBC)

More than 40 percent of college graduates take a job out of school that didn’t require a degree.

This first job can have serious impacts on the rest of their lives.

Recent grads who end up in jobs that didn’t require a college degree are five times as likely to still be in such a position five years later, compared with those who put their diploma to use right away.

And more than 1 in 5 college grads still aren’t working a degree-demanding job a decade after leaving school.

AND!!! College is not for everyone.


Faulty thinking –Smart people are white collar workers, and the others work blue color jobs and manual labor.


The term blue collarwas first used in reference to trades jobs in 1924. The phrase stems from the image of manual workers wearing blue denim or chambray shirts as part of their uniforms. While their upper management wore white dress shirts with ties.

SMART PEOPLEhave jobs where they can thrive financially, personally and physically.


Trade workers can make great money and for many will thrive in life above a white color worker.


White color workers can be sedentary, 40 pounds or more overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol in a high stress environment.


While the blue-collar worker is physically active, and superior shape, breathing fresh air and working outdoors, and with trade skills making very similar money.


Transition to Youth & Adults…


The average person will change careers 5-7 times during their working life according to career change statistics.

With an ever increasing number of different career choices on offer, approximately 30% of the total workforce will now change jobs every 12 months.

By the age of 42 you will probably already have had about ten jobs

Video – Mike Rowe Opportunities


Examples – Brannon      Keton


John Job Quiz:

People with green interests like job responsibilities and occupations that involve persuasion, sales, promotions, and group or personal contact: motivating, mediating, selling, influencing, consensus building, persuading, delegating authority, entertaining, and lobbying.

These Interestsoften lead to work in marketing, advertising, training, therapy, consulting, teaching, law, and public relations.

Style” describes the strengths that you could bring to a work environment when you are at your best.

People with red styles prefer action-oriented and practical. They prefer to work where things happen quickly and results are seen immediately, tend to be straightforward, assertive, logical, personable, authoritative, friendly, direct, and resourceful, and usually thrive in a self-structured, high-pressured, environment.

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part-time work is also available in your field while training



Trade Schools & Colleges in Nashville, TN

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