DEXTER/JOYRD DGroup! God’s Blessing

God has been so good to Restore Church when he graced our body with Peter and Elisabeth Ashmore. I thank God for a couple who gets the DNA of Restore Church and seek to live this out in everyday life! Last night was the inaugural meeting of the Dexter/JoyRd Discipleship Group! I was encouraged as […]

A War, Winner, & Walk + A tearful farewell!

If you’ve ever read Galatians 5:17, you know them’s fighting words. We are in a War. We don’t stand on the sidelines, but neither do we fight on our own. No! Through the Ultimate Winner we are to Walk in the Spirit. That’s a nice little phrase, but do you ever wonder what exactly that […]

A great weekend with Alvin & 4th Dgroup launched!

Between Alvin Sanders teaching Saturday night and preaching Sunday morning and then launching our 4th Dgroup it was a great weekend at Restore! In the Saturday night session Alvin shared the good, bad, & ugly of his experience planting a church in inner city Cincinnati. You can listen in on that interactive session here (your […]

ONE series kickoff: Imago Dei, & an amazing day!

“These premises shall not be occupied by a negro or colored person” reads the original deed to our building. Our history as a nation is drenched in racism and every one of our stories, whether you realize or not, has been shaped by racism. Yesterday, we began our ONE series by looking at how the […]

Neighborhood Welcome Service

Clete opened up Sunday’s Neighborhood Welcome Service by saying that if anything good was going down in Restore it was only because of God’s grace. Truth! We’ll take credit for the other stuff;) It was sweet to celebrate with our family and neighbors what God is doing. In the message I shared the four pillars […]

Saturday Canvassing for NWS

Saturday from noon to 2pm we are canvassing our neighborhood for Sunday’s Neighborhood Welcome Service. We’ll meet at The PO at 11:45AM. We have a few thousand flyers to deliver so we’d love your help! Friday night 7:30PM the men will gather at The PO for Monthly Manhood Academy, as Christ follower & firefighter Randy […]

Dgroup Commissioning Sunday!

Blood & guts – that’s what we say Dgroups are to Restore Church! And that’s why yesterday’s Dgroup Commissioning Sunday was a huge day in the life of Restore Church. You can watch part of the service below as we highlighted 4 essentials to healthy Dgroups. Never Forget. Go & Tell. Do the Impossible. Fools […]

To Rome!

Yesterday Clete preached a strong message on suffering & the advance of the gospel from Paul’s journey to Rome in Acts 21-28. Real talk from a guy who has been through some stuff himself! Clete ended the message with a quote from Anna Spafford (wife of the guy who wrote It Is Well With My […]

Jesus kicks Satan’s butt!

Behind the plexiglass at the counter of the coney island I frequent is a lot I can’t see. Likewise, behind the stuff that you see with your physical eyes in everyday life is a spiritual realm in which a battle is raging. Some people ignore it & others are obsessed with it.¬†Urban missionaries will face […]

Yellow Paint & No Fear

With all our talk about having a church facility that does not look “effeminized”, the paint in the upper room at The PO looks like something from a women’s restroom (yellowish, & not even the Michigan kind). Kind of funny! #firstworldproblems No worries, at Tuesday night’s work party we’ll get a tanner second coat on […]