Vision, Mission and Values

Purpose

Restoration exists to be a community of people being restored by Jesus to bring hope to the world, because God loves people.

Vision

To see Christ’s restorative work transform suburban communities through the replication of Christ-centered churches, leaders and followers of Jesus.

Mission

Restoration exists to bring hope to a hurting world through a restored relationship with Jesus.

Our Values

Christ Centered

We believe Jesus changes everything for everyone. Since Jesus restores us to God, we can live in Christ every day in all that we do. Luke 9:23-24, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Authentic People

We aren’t perfect people and we don’t pretend to be, so relax and be yourself and discover who Jesus really is. John 1:38-39, 14:9

Accepting Community

We do not live our faith alone; we choose community and we welcome others with grace like Jesus did. Luke 5:30-32, 19:10

Serving Humbly

The Church exists for those not yet in it, so we generously send people out to share hope in Jesus Christ through words of truth and acts of love. Mark 10:43-45, Isaiah 61:1

Beliefs

We have two essential beliefs: (1) We believe that every person needs to confess Jesus Christ as Savior and commit to follow him as Lord; (2) We believe that the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, is the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine and conduct. We are unified by the central beliefs of the Evangelical Covenant Church:

  • We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
  • We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
  • We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the Church.
  • We affirm the Church as a fellowship of believers.
  • We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
  • We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.