As we transition through this leadership succession and the re-launching of Restoration Church, we are zeroing in on what we feel the Father is directing at this time. While we may not have a 5 or 10 year plan or mission statement, we are confident about what God is calling us to do. In fact, it is our belief that God has called us not at this time to be a mile wide and a foot deep but a foot wide and a mile deep. We are passionately going after these matters that He has put before us as a ministry assignment for the Restoration Church family.
It is our strong belief that Jesus Christ is Lord! There are so many things that distract and take away from the simple message of the gospel. Jesus said, “If I am lifted up, I will draw all men to myself.” John 12:32 It’s all about the message, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It’s that simple. It really is.
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ."
"In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind."
"I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of."
The bible starts in Genesis with a marriage in the garden and it ends with another marriage in the book of Revelation. Throughout all of scripture, we see that family really does matter to Father God. We place great emphasis on the building up of the family. We are intentional about developing strong marriages where husbands and wives learn to love one another with a biblical love and commitment. Additionally, God’s word teaches us how to be effective parents as we nurture the next generation of world changers. Therefore, we commit to building a high-impact youth and children’s ministry as we partner together.
"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up."
"Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands. Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole."
In Acts 2 we see the Church birthed on the Day of Pentecost. Throughout the world today God’s Church is experiencing explosive growth because Holy Spirit is still active. We believe the spiritual gifts are for today’s church and that nothing eternal or significant is accomplished outside of the power of Holy Spirit. We welcome the use of the spiritual gifts at Restoration Church “…in a fitting and orderly way.” Corinthians 14:40
1 Corinthians 12:7
"Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good."
"‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams."
"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty."
There is no substitute for spending time in the Word and coming to understand and value biblical truth. In a day like we live where there is so much confusion, we are committed to the eternal truth found in God’s word. We are committed to being a church that takes God at His word, stands on His truth, claims His promises, and lives on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
"Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge."
It is quite evident that these days are filled with Biblical significance. We see prophecies being fulfilled almost on a daily basis. The Bible teaches us to be awake and alert as you see coming of the Lord drawing near. At Restoration Church, we talk about a “balanced vigilance” where we understand the days and times in which we live. The stakes are high and we want to be awake, alert, and reaping the harvest in these last days. It’s a great time to be alive, know Jesus, and minister to a hurting and confused world. We know how this story ends!
2 timothy 3:1-4
"Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God."