CLASSES / EDUCATION
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.
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.
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.
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.