A ministry for men struggling with addiction emerged in 1996, and by 2003 it became known as The Potter’s House. The ministry became a place for many individuals leaving local and state prisons with had no family or resources to help them in their new beginning. In 2011, Transition to Community, a similar residential program ministry for men, merged with The Potter’s House, and the ministry expanded to include three residential houses with rooms for 20 men.
The strategy for ministry is family oriented with intent to multiply through small group home settings to create learning experiences that can best prepare individuals for healthy function within the context of family and community. Since 1996, nearly 700 men have joined the residential program and received help with finding employment, overcoming addiction, developing essential skills, and experiencing the transforming power of salvation in Jesus.