Tennessee Valley Baptist Association
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Recovery at Dayton
Dayton, TN
Recovery at Dayton is a new ministry which will make a major impact for the Kingdom of God here in Rhea County. Recovery at Dayton is God's plan to offer Christ to those in our community suffering from addiction, grief, loss, compulsions of any kind, co-dependency, and other hurts, habits, or hang-ups. By partnering with Recovery at Cokesbury, a proven ministry in Knoxville which has helped thousands discover freedom in Jesus Christ over the past 11 years, Recovery at Dayton is hoping to bring lasting, transformative change to the multitudes in our county who have little hope.
Recovery at Dayton officially launched on January 8th, 2015 and meets on a weekly basis every Thursday night. This ministry begins with a free dinner to all from 6:00-7:00 p.m., followed by a contemporary worship service with a recovery-based message centered on Jesus Christ from 7:00-8:00 p.m., followed by a minimum of eight support/accountability groups from 8:00-9:00 p.m., each led by trained facilitators addressing Men's and Women's Chemical Dependency, Men's and Women's Co-dependency, Men's and Women's Grief and Loss, Men's Sexual Integrity, and an Orientation (First-time Guests) Group.
The host site is Mountain View UMC, located at 124 Shasta Ave. in Dayton. Recovery at Dayton wants to stress that this is not about a particular church or denomination. This ministry is about sharing Jesus with a large segment of our community who have nothing like this in Dayton to attend on a weekly basis. Addicts cannot make it easily to Chattanooga or even Spring City for weekly groups and to find groups where Jesus is the focus and where hospitality like free food and lively worship are offered are rare. Recovery at Dayton has members from churches across the county who faithfully participate each Thursday night as well as health-care professionals and members of the legal community who are excited about this and desiring to be involved. All this to say - Recovery at Dayton needs and wants you and your church to be seen and heard and involved!
So how can you be a part of this? First, pray. Pray for this ministry, pray for the leaders involved, pray for volunteers to step up, and pray for those in our community who need hope. Beyond this there are several ways to plug in. The easiest would be to attend one of the Thursday night groups which meet at Mountain View UMC at 7:00 p.m. There you will learn more about this ministry and the people already involved. You can help tremendously through your vocal support in various avenues of communication. Let people know about this ministry and encourage them to get involved or to attend if they struggle with addiction and compulsions. Recovery at Dayton is also looking for servants to help prepare and serve food each week, greet guests, lead worship, provide childcare, and more. Another way you can help is to prayerfully consider financially supporting this ministry. You can give in one of two ways:
2) Checks can be made out to "Recovery at Dayton" and mailed to:
     Mountain View Church
     124 Shasta Ave.
     Dayton, TN 37321
For more information, visit the Recovery at Dayton Facebook page, the Recovery at Dayton website, or please feel free to contact Chad Holtz, Pastor of Mountain View UMC, at 423-331-0639 or mvumcpastor@gmail.com.