Years ago I had a dream about a building that God would provide for our recovery ministry. Some thought I was crazy, but one other person came up to me and said she also had a dream about a building. I took that as confirmation from God. When I met with the staff at the church I was attending to discuss ATB the preacher remarked "Well we just ought to buy you a building". Another confirmation.
Several years later we celebrate our 5th anniversary of being in that building as our own non-profit.
We read in the scriptures of God speaking to others in a dream, and we have heard so many times of people like MLK saying they had a dream, but we know for sure that dreams come true if the Dream Weaver is involved. It might be as simple as the dream job or the dream spouse or house, or possibly the dream vacation (Oh God how I long for the beach).
But there are spiritually related dreams that are crystal clear and intentional to fulfill God's purpose. You can tell by how they turn out, and they usually have little to do with the person who had the dream. Here's how ATB started and what has come about:
I had virtually no money and no building when we started in October of 2018 - but I had a dream.
I had next to no furnishings when we moved into our building in 2019 - but I had a dream.
We had maybe three meetings committed to us then - but I had a dream!
The money came in from everywhere, from private donors, corporations, grants from folks at Walton EMC, Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, 12Stone Church, Campus Church, Imlay Foundation, Wal-Mart, Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, Waffle House, Georgia Power and income from our meetings and building use. Over a million dollars has been donated, and over 120,000 people have come through our doors since that dream of a building came true.
The chairs which used to be few and foldup are now padded and numerous. 170 people have been baptized and though we are not a church people think we are. When they walk through our doors, come to our celebrations and meetings they don't see Glenn or Jen, they see Jesus, that's what we are ultimately all about.
The Dream Weaver leaves no doubt as to to how that dream comes true!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.