Christian Women’s Job Corps/Christian Men’s Job Corps site Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee is a ministry that empowers individuals to overcome obstacles created by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources. Its core values focus on believing “everyone deserves a chance to begin anew and walk a journey to a brighter future.” This belief is based on 2 Corinthians 5:17, which says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

These basic tenets are epitomized by the success stories of people like Georgia Alexandra (“I would not be able to do any of this without God”) and Kina Jones (who received the Sybil Bentley Dove Award), both graduates of the program, and Julie Russell, a former program manager who loved to help students “discover their unrealized potential.”

In addition, Sharon Lunsford Tyler said, “I have been a volunteer several times in the past and now serve on the executive board of the organization as the WMU representative. I have seen firsthand how families have been touched by the ministry of Begin Anew!”

One of the main emphases of the program remains Bible study, where participants can feel safe on their journey of life.

To find out more about the people who have found a new chance in life and are pursuing dreams, go to this ministry’s website at