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Work Life Classes

The Work Life Curriculum uses biblical principles, proven

job-skills training techniques, and engaging adult learning methods to ensure the participants understand and will internalize the information.

Work Life also incorporates mentors, called “Allies,” to provide the relational, friendship support that people so need when trying to make big life changes, and this support is offered for continuation throughout the first six months or a year after class graduation.

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On May 2 of this year, Step uP Chattanooga began teaching a 12 session Faith & Finances class at the Day Reporting Center/Rehabilitative Services for the Tennessee Department of Corrections. The TDOC is a one-stop center which provides services and resources to any offender under the supervision of its Community Supervision. Services are available to offenders released from a TDOC prison within their first year.

Our class is not mandatory as it is faith based, but we continue

to have active participation, transparency, as well as an 

increase of trust and confidence.  As this is a new initiative in

Chattanooga, please pray with us as we share our faith, teach

practical biblical principles with finances, and pray that our par-

ticipants will feel led to make positive small changes in their

lives, and the lives of their family members.

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Faith & Finances

Uniting people from varied backgrounds, Faith & Finances is designed specifically for low-income adults. We help address the challenges people in our city face while helping them rediscover their God-given dignity while exploring money management skills along with biblical stewardship principles.

Participants gain knowledge and understanding which they can use to propel them into the status of a valued employee.

Faith & Finances


Do you know God’s purpose for your money? Come discover it with us through Faith & Finances. Our classes are perfect 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 our 12-week Faith & Finances class as we discover God’s design for our money! Along the way, we will laugh, eat together, and learn from one another.

Work Life 

Wanting to prepare for your future or simply get a step up in your job or field of employment? Join our Work Life program! We’ll eat, laugh, and struggle together as we learn about:

  • God’s design for work and for our lives

  • 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!

Which program is right for you?
Connections and support

We also collaborate with regional organizations and job sources with the intent to appraise each graduate of a job opportunity and introduce them to available career skills training.

Upon graduation, we have reunions once a month with guest speakers who are community connectors and touch base with the graduates as a group.

We will be providing workshops at Silverdale Detention Center through their Reentry program to entice engagement in our classes outside. The inside programs ended with covid. 

Want to be a part of giving others a step up? Contact us or learn more about becoming a Step uP Ally.

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