From the beginning stages of Restoration Church, a mission statement was developed to drive our focus in what we believe Jesus has asked us to do as His ambassadors until He returns. Our mission statement summarizes our purpose and directs how we do ministry.
The mission of Restoration Church is simple: To Know Christ and Make Christ Known. (Philippians 3:7-10; Matthew 28:18-20)
Restoration is a church body that reflects the ethnic and economical diversity of our city; that makes Christ known not by our size or by our programs, but by the unity we have through our faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe through that relationship, God can and will bring restoration to our lives, our families, our neighborhoods, and our community. (John 17:20-23; Psalm 23:3; Colossians 1:16-17)
We believe that ministry is all about relationships. Jesus taught this same thing: it's all about our relationship with Him and our relationship with others (Matthew 22:36-40).
We are intentional about developing meaningful relationships with those different than us. We want to connect people to Jesus and to one another so they can grow in community as God intended.
It is our desire to reflect the diversity of our city. Beyond that, we want Christ to be made known in our city not by our size or by our programs, but by our unity in Christ, regardless of our earthly differences. (John 17:20-23; Romans 15:7)
To accomplish this, we proclaim the message of Philippians 2:3-4 to not look only to our own interests, but to consider others more highly than ourselves in order for God's kingdom to expand. Here at Restoration, we've developed the mindset, it's not about me.
God doesn't desire just converts. He wants disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). Disciples who put Christ first in all things, who learn and live God's word, and who share their faith to make disciples of others.
Restoration's vision for discipleship is simple. We believe the church is not just a building or a location, rather it is the people who represent the body of Christ. We create opportunities to learn and serve together in the context of life outside of Sunday mornings.