The Bishop of Baltimore brings it in Detroit

If you care about reaching your city, your time will not be wasted in watching this message by Michael Crawford of Freedom Church in Baltimore. If I had a bishop, it would be Mike! I love this brother’s gospel fueled passion for making disciples in the urban core. Something really special went down this weekend! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Being an Urban Missionary (& an upcoming opportunity to serve)

How do I reach people around me? That’s the cry somewhere in the heart of every person who has been rescued by Christ! Paul’s interaction in Athens in Acts 17 is not a recipe but it does gives us 4 basic principles on how to live out our missionary identity, whether you live in the […]

Grace! & 3 baptisms at The PO

Theological liberals distort the gospel by subtraction and theological legalists distort the gospel by addition. The early church was threatened by the former and, as a result, took decisive action in what is known as the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15. In addition to learning the true essence of grace from this historic event we […]

Exodus 33:18 & a gutted kitchen

After a trifecta of crime last week (the house we are buying was broken into, I “interrupted” a second invasion, the window of our Suburban was shattered – getting it fixed as I write) I really needed Sunday’s worship service. And man was it sweet to gather with my Restore fam & praise our King! […]

From Work Party to Dance Party, Restore crew goes postal

Ok, like I said, I gotta get the cheesy lines out of my system! But I am so proud of how hard the Restore crew worked Tuesday night at the post office. Wow!!  A wall on the second floor was knocked down (expanding our interim worship space), a large wall on the first floor is […]