How do I help?
The four primary ways you can help the Potter’s House is by praying, volunteering, mentoring or sponsoring a student or by adopting a student. Contact us to get connected with the weekly happenings at the Potter’s House.
James 5:16 says that the prayers of a righteous person are powerful and effective. Each month our team praises the Lord for the good gifts He is actively giving, and we bring our concerns to Him. These prayers and praises are collected and sent to individuals who want to pray alongside of the ministry. If you would like an email Prayer & Praise Newsletter, let us know!
Because we believe that prayer is the most powerful tool available in this spiritual battle against addiction, we have several tools available to help you with this. The Ministry Director produces a weekly email with prayer items and an invitation to pray at one of the houses with our staff and students on Tuesdays. These are typically held at 1:00 p.m. at the Leola House on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month and at the New Holland house on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. If you would like to participate in weekly prayer times or receive weekly updates with what to pray for, contact us today!
To volunteer at the Potter’s House, connect with our staff so we can direct you to the area you will be most effective. Ways to help as a volunteer include taking men to appointments, assisting with household and yard maintenance, teaching at group sessions and teaching basic life skills like cooking and nutrition, financial management, stress management and physical fitness. Since the Potter’s House is a men’s ministry, most active volunteer roles will be best filled by men.
We thank you for your desire and willingness to support The Potter’s House in a hands-on way.
Adopt a Student
Most of the students have broken family relationships for a variety of reasons. They crave the opportunity to be part of a healthy, functioning family. We would welcome families that would reach out to our men and include them in their family activities from time to time. This is especially true at special family times like holidays.
A very specific and vital volunteer role is that of Mentor and Sponsor. These are individuals who play a special role in the progress of the students.
A Mentor is someone who has lived a positive, Christian life whom the student desires to learn from. They will spend significant time together talking about hopes, dream, life issues and concerns. They will walk together through whatever comes for the student. It can be a beneficial relationship for both.
A Sponsor is someone how has “been there and done that” when it comes to recovery. They have significant time of sobriety behind them and are now wiling to help another on their journey. The Sponsor is typically related to AA/NA or Celebrate Recovery and uses the program provided by their parent organization as well as providing a ready resource when temptation for relapse comes.
Potter’s House Students are required to obtain both a Mentor and a Sponsor during Phase One of their program.