The Potter's House of Denver Offers Prayer and Counseling Services to a City Grieving From the Colorado Shooting

Pastor Chris Hill helps community focus on healing in the aftermath of the devastating tragedy

Jul 25, 2012, 14:39 ET from The Potter's House of Denver

DENVER, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are here for you" is the message Dr. Chris Hill, senior pastor of The Potter's House of Denver, hopes the Aurora, Colo. residents hear as grieving and healing continue from the Colo. movie theater shooting. The Potter's House of Denver has opened its doors for daily prayer services and is offering free ongoing counseling.

"Our hearts are overwhelmed with an inexplicable grief," said Dr. Chris Hill. "Our goal is to offer an oasis of comfort and compassion to the city of Aurora in its time of mourning, and to provide practical help and hope as our community struggles to make sense of such a tragic and senseless act."

Resources for the Community:

  • Professional counseling services available 24 hours a day at 303-369-8154
  • Daily prayer services, beginning at noon, at The Potter's House of Denver (9495 E. Florida Ave., Denver, Colo.)

A Focus on Healing
Crisis hotlines were immediately established to accommodate grief-stricken residents needing a compassionate voice at the other end of the line. To help area citizens move towards long-term healing, The Potter's House of Denver is offering free professional counseling services available to the broader Denver-Aurora community. Its Denver counseling center is the largest professional counseling center in the Denver metropolitan area, having served more than 18,000 patients since 2011. 

The shooting hit very close to home with nearly 60 percent of The Potter's House's members residing in Aurora.  Some had attended the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," while others had direct, personal connections to the victims.

About the Potter's House of Denver
The Potter's House of Denver is one of the fastest growing churches in the U.S., nearly tripling in membership since its doors opened in the spring of 2010.  Under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes, Dr. Chris Hill has arisen as a voice of compassion and active member of the Denver community.  The church is located at 9495 E. Florida Ave., Denver, Colo.

SOURCE The Potter's House of Denver