These are not just guiding values for the corporate body of Restore, but we believe they are guiding values for the life of every christian. they will be increasingly evident in the life of any church or christian person.
WORD | Learning about Jesus
We believe that the Bible is the ultimate authority for the church because it is inspired by God to teach us about his plan for salvation. It is not enough to simply acknowledge the Bible as our authority while leaving it on the sidelines during our worship services and our lives. Rather, we believe that everything we do should be centered on Scripture, not for Scripture itself, but because in the pages of Scripture we learn more about our savior Jesus.
(Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Isaiah 55:10-12; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:23-25; John 17:17)
WORSHIP | Responding to Jesus
We believe that the Father is seeking worshipers who will worship him in spirit and truth, and these are the type of worshipers we want to be. Becoming worshipers corporately and individually means that as we are continually transformed into the likeness we respond by reflecting Godʼs glory. As image bearers recreated as sons of God, the only appropriate response is grateful worship of who God is and what he has done for us in Jesus. We want the worship of God to characterize our services and our lifestyles.
(Ephesians 1:11-14; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 33:1; Psalm 150)
COMMUNITY | Becoming like Jesus
We believe that we were created to live in fellowship with one another. The Christian life must reflect this reality, because it is only in honest community with one another that we help mold and shape one another into the image of God that we were created to be. We believe that it is in community with one another as the gathering body that the image of God, his creativity, and his ultimate glory are most clearly seen.
(Genesis 2:18; Acts 2:42-45; 1 John 1:7)
MISSION | Sent by Jesus
We believe that God is at work restoring shalom and that the church is the evidence of the kingdom of heaven breaking into the world. We believe that we are called to be ambassadors of that restoration, and that we must be living as missionaries in the world pursuing those who are lost and proclaiming the gospel message. We believe that we are to be cultivators of shalom wherever it is needed, and to be agents of peace in a world that is in chaos. To that end, we must know the needs of the community and be aware of their fears so that we can walk with them in love, trusting that the Holy Spirit will soften their hearts and call them to come to Jesus.
(John 1:14; John 17:15-18; Acts 2:47, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20)