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Every week I receive tons of emails from women who are looking for legitimate jobs they can do from home. When I ask them about their passions, skills and prior experience, a large percentage of these women mention their Christian faith.

Because faith and religion play such an important role in the lives of so many, it only seems fitting to explore the companies and opportunities for faith-based jobs.

If you’re looking to incorporate your Christian faith into your career search, here are five ways to get started.

1. Try Christian Work-at-Home Companies

My initial goal writing this post was to find Christian companies that hire remote workers on a regular basis. But in my intensive research, I was only able to find a few companies.

Concordia Online Education

Concordia is a nonprofit institution established by the Lutheran Church. Currently they hire adjunct faculty to teach college courses online.

eaHelp

eaHelp is a legit work at home company that hires executive virtual assistants and social media assistants.

Their mission is to “Glorify God by sourcing people and services that ignite a leader’s possibilities and results.”

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University is a faith-based institution that integrates a Christian worldview into their curriculum. Currently they hire both part-time and full-time adjunct faculty to teach online.

Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University hires adjunct instructors to teach a variety of subjects online. Search for listings that have the keyword “online.”

Ohio Christian University

Ohio Christian University hires remote recruiters and adjunct faculty in a variety of subjects.

Look for the jobs with the keywords: remote, virtual and online.

Don’t worry, my search hasn’t ended. I will continue to scour the web and search for more Christian-based companies that offer remote gigs. As I find them I will update this list – so stay tuned.

2. Check Christian Job Boards

There are a TON of job board sites online, and I did find a couple of Christian-based job boards. But honestly, I was disappointed with the results.

Christian Job Fair

Christian Job Fair is a division of Christian Career Center. On this site, you can search under their “work from home” category for remote jobs.

However, the two listings I found under this category were for home business opportunities. They did say they were Christian-based businesses, but they both looked like “get rich quick” schemes.

If you decide to use this site, make sure to do your due diligence before applying for any jobs or opportunities.

Christian Jobs

Christian Jobs is a job board that “connects believers in the workplace”. Here you can search for jobs, as well as post your resume.

They do have a “work at home” category, but the three results I found were weak. Two were direct sales opportunities, but they weren’t even for Christian-based companies. The third listing wasn’t a work at home job at all; it was for a daycare position that had the word “home” in the title.

This could possibly be a good place to submit your resume, but be careful when searching for jobs – make sure to do your research.

If you’re going to use a job board for your search, I’d recommend using these ones:

Indeed

Indeed is an aggregated job board. What this means is they pull results from all of the major job board sites, and display them in one place – so it saves you a ton of time.

And because they have such a huge database, you have a better chance of finding what you’re looking for.

FlexJobs

FlexJobs is a membership-based job board dedicated to flexible work arrangements.

Not only do they cater to remote, part-time and freelance work, but they also hand-screen every listing, so you know that each and every job listing on the website is legit.

Upwork

Upwork is a project-based, freelance job board. To search for gigs, type the keyword “Christian” into the search box.

I found one project gathering biblical texts from the Internet and another for a church telemarketer.

To apply for gigs on Upwork, create a profile, bid on projects and wait for your bid to be accepted. Once the work is complete, you’ll get paid securely through the Upwork platform.

3. Sell Products From Home

While not a job per se, direct sales is a moneymaking opportunity that you can do from home.

For a minimal fee, direct sales companies will give you a starter kit that includes everything you need to get started. From here you’ll follow their detailed guide on how to sell products; usually this is done through in-home parties or catalog sales.

For each sale you make, you’ll earn a commission. The nice thing about the direct-sales industry is there are quite a few Christian-based companies.

Christian Bling

Christian Bling sells faith-inspired jewelry, accessories and gifts. Consultants can earn 20-29% commission on individual sales and additional percentages on team sales.

F.A.I.T.H.

Fashion Accessories In The Home (F.A.I.T.H.) sells faith-inspired jewelry. With this opportunity, you pay a small startup fee and in return earn free jewelry credits.

Sadly, you won’t make any money with this opportunity, but if you LOVE free jewelry, it may be worth looking into.

Grace & Heart

Grace & Heart is a direct sales company that sells faith-inspired jewelry.

There’s not a lot of information on their website about the opportunity, so you would need to contact them if you’re interested in joining the team.

Initial Outfitters

Initial Outfitters is a Christian-inspired direct sales company that sells personalized totes, bags, jewelry and gifts.

Consultants can earn 20-35% on personal sales, as well as additional percentages on team sales.

Martha and Mary

Martha and Mary is a Christian-inspired direct sales company that offers a unique blend of business and ministry, selling home decor, jewelry, kitchen and tableware, and gift items.

Consultants can earn 25-40% commission on sales, plus additional percentages for building a team.

Premier Designs

Premier Designs is a Christian-inspired direct sales company that sells a wide variety of jewelry.

Consultants can earn 50% commission on sales, and another 10% commission on team sales in your first three levels.

Thirty-One

Thirty-One is a Christian-inspired company that sells personalized bags, totes, purses, jewelry, accessories, baskets and wallets. Consultants can earn 25% commission, plus bonuses.

4. Blog About Your Faith

I’m a huge advocate for starting your own blog. But let me tell you why blogging is such a great home business to start.

  • It showcases your expertise.
  • It opens doors to new people and opportunities.
  • It has low startup costs.
  • You can blog about any topic.
  • It’s completely flexible – you’re not stuck to a set schedule.

In fact, there are many bloggers who have blogs centered around their faith. Just check out Jill over at CWAHM, Bob at Seedtime or Dale at The Daily Positive.

Starting your own blog is easy and affordable. It isn’t a get-rich-quick career, but I have interviewed women that have made six figures within their first year of blogging.

Looking for Christian brands and affiliates to work with? Of course, you can contact the direct-sales companies listed above, but here are a few more options for you to consider.

5. Become a Christian Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer, you will research, write and edit written pieces for clients.

The types of projects you take on will vary on your prior knowledge, skill set, experience and interests.

My best piece of advice for anyone who wants to be a freelance writer is … keep writing! The more you write the better and faster you’ll get.

Also make sure you’re investing in your professional development by reading and participating in courses, webinars and training.

While this list is nowhere near complete, it will give you a good place to start on your Christian work-at-home job search.

Your Turn: Have you considered incorporating your Christian faith into your job search? Will you explore any of these opportunities?

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This post was originally published at The Work at Home Woman. Named by Forbes as one of the best websites for your career, The Work at Home Woman has been helping women to find legitimate work at home jobs and earn money from home.