7 babies dedicated & 6 directions the Holy Spirit sends us

Yesterday we had the joy of dedicating 7 babies to the Lord (& 6 couples & an entire church fam to the mission of making them disciple making disciples)! What a huge joy & privilege! We also prayed for Nick Lee, our first intern, as he returns to Gordon Conwell for his last year of […]

Holy Spirit series kick off!

It was a blast kicking off our new series on the Holy Spirit yesterday! In this message I give four reasons why we need this series. To avoid unbiblical extremes of strange fire & no fire. To be biblical – reformed & always being reformed. To pursue gospel-centrality – being Jesus-centered versus Spirit-led is a […]

Feb 26 Lunch at the P.O. REPORT

“Father – I’m so grateful to present this opportunity to the church leaders you have brought here today. Please don’t let me screw it up… Amen.” That was my prayer before heading up to the front. As some of you may know, we hosted church leaders from all over metro Detroit (and some even outside […]

A Video History of Restore

I’m about reduced to tears watching this visual & visceral presentation of God’s amazing grace in the history of Restore Church. From a dream of 2 families out west to the reality of today, God has rolled His sleeves up and displayed His glory. Please pray that He will blow us away in the months […]

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 wrapped, but racial diversity a gospel issue to & through eternity

Just as movie trailers give preview glimpses of movies, the church is to be a beautiful preview of Revelation 7:9, all kinds of people worshiping God together for His mercy and to His glory. Sunday we concluded our ONE series by looking at 4 specific ways we can pursue being this kind of church. While […]

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 […]

“White People Curious”

Flyer baby. Those people have lost their mind! Not stepping over people who are not black. Laying down your life for your neighbor. Beauty to ashes. All this & more, with a good dose of humor & a lot of encouragement, in this testimony by long term Detroiter, Jesus lover, & Restore family member Renee […]