Thursday, September 8, 2011

What is "The Potters House"

The Potter's House had its origin in 2003 from a growing need for men to transition back into the community. Our communities are recognizing this need and embracing these men and transforming lives.

Our Purpose

The Potter’s House is a transitional residency for the purpose of helping individuals experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ by overcoming obstacles and become responsible contributors in their families, in the workplace, in the church and in their communities as disciples of Jesus Christ.

“Like clay in the hand of the potter……” Jeremiah 18: 6

Our Mission

The Potter’s House envisions households where 3-5 single adults will reside together, for a transition period, in a family oriented, Christ-centered environment establishing principles to sustain a lifestyle free from addictions and support a wholesome life with guidance by the Holy Spirit.

The Potter’s House Objectives

By creating a safe home environment based on Christian principles, The Potters’ House objectives are to:

1. Support the fact that resolving issues and finding meaning in life is through a personal walk with Jesus Christ and the power of His Spirit according to the Word of God.

2. Encourage the development of foundations that sustain a lifelong lifestyle free from harmful addictions and hurtful patterns of thinking.

3. Develop personal character and disciplines that will promote responsible contributions in the workplace, family, church, and in their community.

4. Experience reconciliation for healing in areas of their personal life, family and other relationships.

5. Understand ones own personal call and gifts and develop them in fulfilling life purpose.

6. Prepare individuals for the responsibilities of caring for ones own home and family.

7. Develop patterns of living that support physical health and financial responsibility.

Putting The Pieces Back Together

Here At The Potter's House there is an overwhelminng reality that people are broken, relationships torn apart, and lives destroyed by a life style of addiction.

By offering counseling, mentorships, and grace, the process of allowing God to restore the brokenness can begin. Seeing men reunite with families, begin a career, and start a relationsip with God is our true reward.

As I look back on the year I think about the moments of the seemingly impossible becoming possible. As the economy relentlessly dispairs the hearts of many, the men at The Potter's House who have a criminal record also feel the hoplessness of gaining employment. Yet we see Christ restoring the past and men making decisions for Christ that will change their future. God works well in the impossible, He thrives in broken lives, and He has given hope to the many hopless hearts here at The Potter's house.

Join us as we work with God in putting the pieces back together.

Founder and Executive Director, Lloyd Hoover

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