Let’s Finish It!

Let’s Finish It!

Through the unwavering grace of God, we’ve come a long way as a church since Fall 2012, when we gathered twice a month to proclaim the Gospel out of a living room. Since that simple beginning, more has happened then we could even imagine. We are overwhelmed by the multitudes of ways Christ has displayed His […]

Equipping Parents Conference

Equipping Parents Conference

Saturday we held our first in-house mini-conference at Restore on the topic of equipping parents as we taught 3 sessions. Christ, not kids, at the center (Kimberly Williamson, Susan Hanafee, me) Everyday Discipleship (Tyler & Elita St Clair) Discipline like God (Clete & Ruth Bontrager) We hope these messages will strengthen your families for the […]

Heather Fitzgerald: Administrative Director

As Restore Church continues to grow, we thank God for the ways that He has used our church to preach the gospel, make disciples, and reach our community. But as we’ve outgrown the living rooms that we were first meeting in, we also need to grow our capacity to meet the needs of our church. […]

Wake Up!

Are you more swag than substance? Are you sleepy in your faith? Are you half-hearted; all duty with no delight? Are you aware that the first step to losing your faith is losing your fire? In His great kindness Jesus both awakens sleepy Christians and makes alive those who are still dead. Listen HERE to […]

Restore Elder Apprenticeship

Sunday February 1 is a huge day in the life of Restore Church! After much prayer and planning we are launching a 16 month elder apprenticeship with Charles Bovan. In the nearly 3 years Charles has walked with Restore he has shown himself to be a godly, gifted, growing, and teachable man who clearly reflects […]

Tyler St. Clair, Church Planting Resident

On February 1 Restore Church & the EFCA will begin our first Church Planting Residency with Tyler St. Clair of Northwest Detroit. Tyler is already well known & loved by the Restore family having served on the Plant Midwest Detroit Team, preached at The Post Office, and participated in several Restore events. This two year […]

Unity for the Sake of Mission

How can the gospel of Jesus Christ be power enough to reconcile sinful men to a holy God but fail to reconcile people who don’t look like, talk like or vote like one another? If the Church wants to protect the credibility of the gospel (the only message that can change the world) it must […]

Good News of Great Joy: Christmas Unplugged

From PA, to Australia, to Pakistan, to NYC, there was much carnage last week. All the Christmas lights, parties, and gifts, in the world can not hide fact this world is deeply broken. On an individual level, Christmas is often followed by a time of depression for many people, because the holidays did not deliver joy they seemed to […]

I spit at a MLK sign.

Nope, not in Ferguson. Just down the street. Read on before you jump to conclusions. Almost daily I jog through my neighborhood in central Detroit to burn calories (I’m really good at eating!), pray for community, invest visibility currency, and meet people. As runners know, saliva and mucus build up, causing the need to spit. […]

3 Vacation Reflections

A beautiful down syndrome little girl. A broken family. A lonely graveyard. One of the great things about vacations is the opportunity, away from the frenzied pace of everyday life, to step back and reflect on what really matters in life. Here are three things on my heart I want to carry back home next […]