What’s Going On Here?

LONG TERM BOARD MEMBER SAYS:

IT HAS BEEN MY JOY to see Step uP Chattanooga come to life. From the first “What do You want?” God-desire in Stephanie Toombs’ heart to a working, growing community entity God is using for His glory —

FINDING A FRIENDLY FACE in Stephanie after I had left a 30+ year home in another state, I literally was amazed by her relentless crisscrossing the Chattanooga region and beyond, networking to share and reshare the vision God was sharing with her. (Besides daily morning runs uphill and lifting weights at the “Y”!)

DOING THIS WITH COUNTLESS  city officials, community leaders, and heads of organizations, including churches and parachurch ministries. AND, all the while volunteering her help to many of those same places in the throes of their everyday functions:

 

▪︎  Encouraging/Counseling women in transition homes
▪︎  Holding youth job seminars
▪︎  Working with the Chattanooga Gang Task Force​​
▪︎  Teaching classes at the “Y”
▪︎  Traveling out of town to learn first-hand what approaches God
    is using for lasting transformation in individual lives that
    impacts the surrounding community

▪︎  Facilitating classes for the generationally impoverished in
    church, community, detention center, and ministry outreach

▪︎  Creating a “Come to Jesus” event for local reentry inmates
▪︎  Facilitating group training to certify leadership

PLUS ESTABLISHING A MINISTRY BOARD of directors which has evolved into a membership of solid, Christ-loving men and women who offer critical skills, collaborative strategy, and are willing to go past talking to be personally involved in actual training and teaching and reaching activities. Some helping to fulfill whatever red tape necessities that unfold with paperwork and people-work. 

ALONG WITH ALL THAT —gathering together those God is leading to partner with and invest with Step uP Chattanooga for radical change possibilities.

ITS ALL COME DOWN TO AN INDELIBLE VISION:

To influence significant community change. HOW?
By helping the generationally impoverished or underemployed discover their God-given purpose in work and life. ALONG WITH —
     Engaging in alliance with churches
     Equipping them for better ministry
     Networking with community resource organizations
     Matching jobs
     Offering job training and recovery programs
E
ncouraging the life-change that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

I SEE THE BUDGET NEEDS EXPLODING for obtaining physical space, certification of teachers, training of volunteers, curricula for participants, and then integrating resources from community partners into the lives of the class participants and those being referred to the ministry for help.

SO LET ME SUM THIS UP with a personal invitation for you (or someone you know?) to partner in this quest to overturn the grim grip of generational poverty through Christ-centered teaching and outreach —
                                           
— Please call: 423-488-0781, or you can  find an easy access Paypal button.

 

~See More On Classes Below

 

OUR VISION

To influence significant community change by helping the generationally impoverished or underemployed discover their God-given purpose in work and life. Engaging in alliance with churches, equipping them for better ministry, and networking with community resource organizations, matching jobs, offering job training, recovery programs, encouraging the life-change that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

OUR MISSION

Sharing God’s truths, life skills, and practical job training  to help the working poor discover their God-given purpose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us as we invest in A BETTER WAY of helping.

 

Do you know God’s purpose for your money?

Come discover it with us through Faith & Finances-a financial education ministry for people who:

⇒ Are just starting out learning how to manage money
⇒ Don’t have a lot of money to spare
⇒ Desire to overcome financial obstacles
⇒ Want to save more and pay off debt

Sound like you? Come join us for a 12-week Faith & Finance ministry as we discover God’s design for our money! Along the way, we will laugh, eat together, and learn from one another.

THREE LOCATION OPTIONS:

Hickory Valley Christian Church
COST: $10
2021 CLASS DATES: TBAINCLUDES: Meal, Childcare, Transportation, and Workbook        

The Bethlehem Center
COST: $10
2021 CLASS DATES: TBA
INCLUDES: Snack dinner and Workbook

Brainerd Baptist Church, East Ridge
COST: $10
2021 CLASS DATES: TBA
INCLUDES: Meal, Childcare, and Workbook        

MORE INFO / SECURE A SPOT:
423-488-0781 or
<step-upchattanooga@gmail.com>

 

   

 

Looking for Work?

 Join our Work Life Job Readiness Class!
We’ll eat, laugh, and struggle together as we learn about:

⇒ God’s design for work and for our lives
⇒ Our Roadblocks to employment and how to overcome them
⇒ Our strengths and abilities
⇒ Workplace culture, and how to thrive in it
⇒ How to create a great resume and other tools for landing a great job

Come and consider how you can add value to God’s world through work!

LOCATION: Hickory Valley Christian Church
COST: $10 –
2021 CLASSES BEGIN: January 28th, 6-8 p.m.
INCLUDES: Snack dinner and workbook

MORE INFO / SECURE A SPOT:
423-488-0781 or
<step-upchattanooga@gmail.com>

 

Partner With Us by Donation:

Not only does it take dedicated volunteers for our outreach, but it also takes passionate people who are willing to invest with donations – people like you.


AND – You Can PARTNER With Us EVERY TIME YOU SHOP AMAZON

Partner with us by Alliance – Connecting Community

Read about current and “in the works” partnering ventures on Call to Action page. Then contact us to get started!

Want to be an Ally?

Read what our allies are saying about their experiences on the Blog. Then contact us to get started!