• Dec 15
    December 15, 2006

    Against the Grain has met with Jobs For Life and has agreed to become a JFL site in Franklin.  JFL will provide all training materials and has made agreements with local companies to make JFL graduates a priority in hiring.  AtG will begin to offer this 16 week curriculum in January of 2007.  This comprehensive program offers biblically based training to provide many of the needed skills to land a job, stay with the company and...read article >>

  • Dec 14
    December 14, 2006

    Against the Grain is one of several organizations being featured by the Tennessean this month.  They are doing a series of articles about organizations that are making a difference in the community.  Click on "The Tennessean" below to read the article.

    The Tennessean

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  • Nov 16
    November 16, 2006

    God has really been blessing the ministry.  We have already received four phone calls for referrals this morning.  Pray that we can continue to make a difference.

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  • Nov 15
    November 15, 2006

    Against the Grain was awarded a $1,000 grant from Sam's Club today.  It is the second award they have received, the first was from the Wal-Mart division.  AtG is currently raising funds to match a $100,000 grant that was awarded to AtG during the Third Annual Fall Banquet.  Any gifts received and pledged by the end of the year will be matched and these funds as well. will be matched!  The total received so far for the...read article >>

  • Nov 12
    November 12, 2006

    The newest member of the Image Builders program is Tiristan.  Lykeisha (the young pregnant women who sang at the banqet) had Tristan @ 5:38 Friday morning.  He has 10 fingers, 10 toes, was a whopping 7 lbs. 12 1/2 ounces.  Mother and son are doing well.  Thanks for all the prayers for them, please continue as she will have to raise him on her own.

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  • Nov 03
    November 03, 2006

    Just a quick update on the Single Mother (post listed below entitled Mom Needs Emergency Housing).  We were able to help her reconcile with her mother and she has moved into her own place closer to her parents.  There, she has housing, babysitting, a church willing to provide love and support and several job possibilities.  We are grateful that God brought her into our life.  We will continue to work with her, providing...read article >>

  • Oct 28
    October 28, 2006

    We got a call this morning from a local church with a referral.  A young mother who will be homeless as of today that needs a place to stay.  She has a 2 month old that cannot be around crowds.  She will temporarily be housed at our home until we can find a more permanent solution.  This is a great example of the need for AtG's Community of Hope which would include emergency housing until a mother could go through...read article >>

  • Oct 24
    October 24, 2006

    That's right.  Today is the day... our Third Annual Fall Banquet is finally here.  It will be held at Liberty Hall in The Factory.  Doors open at 6:00 and Dinner will be catered by Famous Dave's BBQ and will begin at 6:30.  Kevin Dyson will be our special speaker, Veronica will be performing and we will be unveiling Against the Grain's vision for the future.  We have a couple of major...read article >>

  • Oct 22
    October 22, 2006

    Against the Grain (AtG) is a non-denominational evangelistic, discipleship and servant ministry that is answering the charge given to Christians in James 1:27 to . . .

    "look after the orphans and widows in their distress. . ."

    We exist to empower single mothers by helping them grow as a complete person.  Our classes, the services that we offer and the mentoring relationships are...read article >>