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We Love Chattanooga

We love to wear the shirts, put the stickers on our cars, and experience all that this city has to offer.
But what would happen if we showed our love for Chattanooga by the way we treated people? 

Imagine the impact we could have on our city if we Love Chattanooga one person at a time.
That means showing up to serve, meeting people right where they are, giving, inviting someone to dinner, connecting on a personal level.
We want to point people to real help and real hope. We want to point people to Jesus.

That is what #LoveChattanooga means to us.
Connecting. Serving. Giving.

Community Partners

A big part of Love Chattanooga is our community partners. We partner long-term with organizations and ministries in our city who make a difference in our local community, reaching people we don’t know how to or wouldn’t be equipped to like they are. We come alongside them to support and encourage, love and equip, meet tangible needs, serve hands on, and partner financially and relationally.  

For more information about our partners and how you can get involved, email our Connections Director: [email protected]

2022 Long-Term Partners

ATCM

Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth (ATCM) is a faith-based, residential recovery program for men and women, 18-50, struggling in addiction and other life debilitating issues. Throughout the program, they address their students' physical health, relationship with man and God, and emotional well-being. 

Blue Monarch

Blue Monarch provides a long-term, residential and therapeutic Christian community for women and their children to break adverse cycles and rebuild their families. They offer each woman a one to two-year residential program specifically designed to fit her individual needs and help her further her education, break her addictions, become a better mother, obtain a job and gain independence.

Hardy Elementary

Hardy Elementary is a Title I school and a part of the Opportunity Zone Learning Community. They have approximately 500 students, Pre-K through 5th grade, along with 75 faculty and staff members, who are committed to empowering students to be learners and leaders.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Chattanooga serves thousands each year through an array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

How We Partner

Meet Tangible Needs

Hands On Service

Financial Giving

The Boards in the entryway are covered in cards that represent specific needs in our community. Each Sunday, there is opportunity to take a card and meet a tangible need. One card at a time, one person at a time, we  can love Chattanooga.
We serve hands on with our partners.  From cleaning and organizing their facilities, preparing hygiene kits, delivering meals to our homeless communities, to running games at field day,  we partner relationally and show up to serve however we are needed.
Every month a percentage of all giving church wide is poured directly back into local non-profits and organizations to support our community.  This allows us to say yes to big and small needs that we are made aware of throughout the year.

#LoveChattanooga Impacts

We love sharing and celebrating the stories of what is made possible through #LoveChattanooga. We do this not only to celebrate all God is doing throughout our city, but to also express our gratitude to every single person that has helped us love those most in need in our community.

For a full list of our month to month impacts, CLICK HERE.

December 2022

We had a Christmas #LoveChattanooga packing party where we packed over 125 backpacks filled with supplies for our homeless community, 450 goodie bags for the students at Hardy, wrote Christmas cards for staff members at our partners, and packed 128 staff and bags for Hardy, Blue Monarch and Adult & Teen Challenge. We also wrapped and packed 45 gift bags for the students at ATCM student bags that were filled with gifts and supplies given to us by their counselors. Some students shared they were so grateful and that it was the first Christmas gift they had received in years due to being in jail or homelessness.

Additional Christmas...
  • (46) Students at Hardy received Christmas gifts through the Hardy Tree program. 
  • (3) moms and (7) children received gifts at Blue Monarch through RockPoint.
  • (38) stockings filled with toys and hygiene items were given for all of the kids at Blue Monarch to open on Christmas. 
  • (16) gift "stocking" bags filled gifts were given for all the moms at Blue Monarch. 
  • We purchased all of the costume and set needs for the Hardy Christmas play. 
  • We donated $3000 to ATCM to sponsor their Christmas celebration and reunion night which was a time to celebrate with staff, current students and former graduates all that God has done and is doing through the ministry at ATCM. We shared food together, a time of worship, a time of devotion and gift giving.
  • Over $5000 was given to help individual family needs that were brought to us from our community partners that helped to provide some Christmas present and help a family in a hard situation with 3 kids from being evicted from their home.

All in all - over $30,000 was given over the month of December to help provide these gifts and needed items for our community partners. These items and cards and gifts went directly to children at Hardy, individuals in recovery from addiction and abuse, hard-working staff members and our homeless in Chattanooga to help them feel seen and loved this Christmas season. It is our hope that they would feel and know God's love for them as they receive these gifts. Thank you for helping us #LoveChattanooga this Christmas season and all throughout the year.