Restoration is a different kind of Church than you might be used to. We are a disciple-making church first (Matthew 28:18-20). When we get together, we want to obey God’s commands for the church by remembering the hope we have in Christ, and edifying one another to continue the disciple-making work (Hebrews 10:23-25).
Our gatherings look like a family get together with Christ at the center. We have fellowship over the Word of God and food. What makes our meetings special is that abiding Christ is at the center of everything. We fellowship, pray, study the Word of God, and have a communion meal together.
More than just our meetings, we try to meet one anther’s needs, bear one another’s burdens, and generally function as family as we disciple one another to become more like Christ.
If you want to just drop in for a visit, that’s great (fill out the form on this page to get directions to a house church) . You will be welcomed. However, if you decide to make Restoration your church family, we expect you to be part of the family.
Here’s what our church family does:
Discipleship (meeting with 1 or 2 people to grow in Christ)
House Church (gather with 7-14 people for Scripture, prayer, communion, using your spiritual gifts to edify the church)
First Sunday (A Monthly meeting of multiple house churches)
Gospel (share the good news of Salvation in Christ regularly)
Missions (support the ministry here and abroad through giving and serving)
We like to say that house church is like a family get together where Christ is the center and First Sundays are like a family reunion. Food is almost always involved, Scripture, prayer, and fellowship of the saints is definitely always involved. Come make disciples with us.
Come and See (Fill Out This Form To Visit)
Jesus didn't ask for blind faith. He invited people to come with Him and learn. His disciples recruited simply by saying "come and see" (John 1:46). We invite you to do the same. Come hear the Gospel (Good news about salvation in Christ). Spend some time around people who love Jesus and love each other. Salvation happens when God draws you to Jesus (John 6:44) and you respond with repentance and faith (Romans 10:9-10). Read God’s Word (the Bible). Look at the evidence for Jesus, not just historical evidence (though that is important), ask questions. See if this is true. It is.
Believing in God is one thing. Putting your trust in Him is another. A lot of people say they believe in God. Not many people trust Him with everything; not many let Him change them. Those that do are restored to the life God created them to live. Here is what is involved in trusting in Jesus:
Recognize your need for a Savior. God created you for relationship with Him. He is most glorified and you are most fulfilled when you are in relationship with Him. However, you have been separated from Him by your sin (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23). The ripple effect of the first sin (Genesis 3) as well as your sin has brought every kind of brokenness and death into this world. We are all broken by sin and are breaking the world by continuing in sin. The punishment is eternal (2 Thessalonians 1:9, Matthew 25:36), and there is no way that you can be good enough to restore your relationship with God (Ephesians 2:8-9). This is the bad news. The good news is that God made a way back to him.
Believe Jesus died to pay the penalty for your sin and rose from the dead to give you new life (Romans 10:9). Since we couldn't pay our sin debt, Jesus did. He died on the cross to pay for every sin that you have ever committed and every sin you will ever commit. Not only that, He rose from the dead, so that you could be restored to the life God created you to live. In order to trust in Jesus, you have to believe in Him, and what He has done for you.
Declare Jesus as Lord of your life (Romans 10:9). Trust means giving care of your life over to Jesus. It means repenting (turning from) the way you lived your life before and putting Him in charge. Commit to God. Surrender your life to Him and make Him your Lord.
When you do this, everything changes. God dwells in you (1 Corinthians 16:9). You were once dead in trespasses in sin. Now you have been made alive (Ephesians 2:5). For more on this, visit our Trust page.
You are a disciple of Jesus, following Him and becoming like Him (Matthew 28:19-20). Your life is no longer about you. You have a purpose, a destiny. There is fulfillment available to you that you haven't experienced before.
Following Jesus is a life-long process. Don't get stressed or feel like you are behind. God has started a process in you that He is going to finish (Philippians 1:6). Here are a few first steps to get you started:
Tell people! You don't have to wait until you have your act together. You have had an experience with God. Tell your friends what happened right away...this week...today, even!
Get Baptized. Baptism is an outward proclamation of the inward decision you just made. Invite your friends. Don't wait. Baptism is simple. You don't have to go to a class or wait for something. Follow Jesus in Baptism (Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19-20)
Get Discipled. Find a person who is already following Jesus and learn from them. If you don't know of anyone, we can help you connect here. Also, come to one of our gatherings as we follow Jesus together.