Following Jesus isn’t limited to Sunday worship, and neither is life at Restoration. From small groups to outreach activities to volunteer opportunities, on almost any given day you can find a way to connect with other people in our community and grow in your relationship with God. We hope that everyone who calls Restoration home will find opportunities to be known and to use their gifts to serve our community and the world around us.
Small groups are the heart of our community life together. These are groups of 12 to 15 people that meet weekly to study the Bible or another topic, to pray, and just enjoy life. Our small groups run on a 12-week “trimester” system, with registration for all groups open to everyone at the beginning of each trimester.
Restoration is committed to loving and serving the poor and vulnerable in our community and around the world. Members of our community do this in countless ways on their own, but we also offer regular, Restoration-organized opportunities to serve—which also just happen to provide a great way to get to know other Restoration people.
Serving communion, running the soundboard, leading a kids’ small group, playing an instrument, and helping with setting up and cleaning up the sanctuary on Sundays are a few ways to help out. Sometimes you’ll be tapping into your talents; other times we just need help to get stuff done. But no matter what, it’s a great way to get to know the community.
It’s not just a ritual, it’s biblical. And, like all biblical things, it’s enriching. For those who have decided to follow Jesus, being dedicated to a church community is a crucial part of discipleship. Members make commitments to each other and choose to belong to each other. Those commitments create an environment in which people can experience love, practice forgiveness, and be challenged to grow deeper in their dependence on God.