Challenge Conference Youth Fundraiser, “Dinner and a Show at the PO”

Last night, the Restore Church youth group put on a fantastic fundraiser, “Dinner and a Show at the PO”. There was great mexican food and an even greater lineup of entertainment from our teens as well as others from the Restore body. The teens are raising money in order to attend the EFCA Challenge Conference […]

State of the Church Address 2012

For a strong shot of what Restore is about, what God has done, & where are we going, check out Sunday’s state of the church address. In yesterday’s sunny but blustery weather at Gordon Park, Clete & I had a blast sharing our DNA, telling the story of God’s grace at Restore this far, & […]

Outdoor baptisms at GP & 56 pics

Never hand the mic to a preacher. I wonder if that’s what the synagogue leaders in Antioch of Pisidia thought after they asked Paul if he had anything to say! From his impromptu sermon we looked at 4 great truths about Christianity, all of which are centered on Jesus. Along the way we also learned […]

Gordon Park Clean Up and Sunday Praise Service in the Park

June 16th Restore Church along with friends from the community came together to clean Gordon Park.  This is a small, but beautiful park.  We had our work cut out for us, but with many hands it really did make light work.  Thank you to all who helped with this effort.  Many friends were made and […]

Sunday’s Unusual Encouragement (MGOBLUE!)

Every church planter knows that uneasy feeling, as the start of the worship service nears, of not seeing a lot of faces you expected to see. Ugh! Sunday it happened to me so I slipped into a back room & prayed for a few minutes, “God, help me to keep my mind focused on you […]

“Making a move in faith.” Mom of 4 talks about the call to Detroit

In our last post I mentioned a family moving to Detroit to be part of Restore Church. Here’s the story of this call in Jackie’s words… Had I been asked a couple years ago if I would be writing this, I might have given a nice eye roll along with a “um, yeah ooookay!” In […]

The Story of God Blitz

So in a week we will be doing THE STORY OF GOD in our neighborhood.  We love this story and want others to come and embrace this story with us! Most people have a Bible on their shelf, but unfortunately most people have not cracked open the book in a very long time.  Most could […]

Restore’s 2nd Trimester, Midrange Schedule, & an amazing gift!

Hey all, I like to tell people that we are entering the 2nd trimester in our embryonic stage of planting Restore Church. Hard to believe that next Tuesday (Nov 22) we will have been in Detroit one year. Wow, time has flown by! To let you know how to pray for the next few months […]

Restore Church has FREE Yard Sale to Bless Detroit, but Recieves a Blessing

Restore Church put on our service project for October this past Sunday (Oct 09 2011). Our goal was to bless our neighborhood by putting on a free yard sale.  I think though we were blessed far beyond the blessing the folks in our neighborhood and surrounding areas received.  So many people came up with tears […]

Jesus has really big biceps & a huge heart

Sunday about 45 people gathered at the Bontrager home for worship (I’m starting to wonder if we can build a balcony in their living room!). In message 2 in our Colossians series we looked at the supremacy & sufficiency of Jesus. You can check out the sermon & some pics below.