Find Jobs, Build Businesses

Find Jobs, Build Businesses

“This Church values work! We are taught: ‘Let every man be diligent in all things. And the idler shall not have place in the church, except he repent and mend his ways.’


'Because none of our clergy are paid, we learn from childhood that everyone in our families and congregations must work. We are taught to be ‘self-reliant,’ even as we rely on God and the Holy Spirit. We are taught to act on our own and not be 'compelled in all things.' And we are counseled to 'be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of [our] own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness.'

'Plus, because we all serve in the Church, we learn leadership principles from our youth that help us succeed. Our people are innovative and industrious in nearly every trade and profession around the world, and we help each other. My businesses never would have succeeded so well without my faith.”

Karim Assouad

Key Facts

  • Lebanon
    • Job search training and action groups
    • Small business training and action groups
    • Connections with micro-credit organizations
  • Worldwide
    • 30,000 local self-reliance organizations
    • 1,000,000 assisted with better work and skills