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True North (Men’s Live It)

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33). Cranky kids, wounding words, the loss of a job, a broken body, a painful marriage—”trouble” comes in all shapes and sizes. The Bible calls it groaning. While everyone has trouble in life, not everyone has learned how to respond to it well. That is,…

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The Path Less Traveled

There have been 4 significant times in my life when I’ve really enjoyed biking… And this is one of them. I recently picked up a new bike which has been a lot of fun. Normally, I’m a tennis player, but my passion for biking has surged again. The first time was when I was 12. I…

2015 Council Candidates

Restoration shares leadership with the Pastor and a Council of Elders who are elected by the membership. Each year, Council members rotate off and new candidates are brought forward. The process of election is conducted by a Nomination Committee that is called by the members. Council candidates are identified and vetted through a thorough process…

2015 Holydays

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My family and I were grateful to be able to drive up to Michigan for the holydays. I’m always grateful to our church community for allowing me the privilege to go on vacation. The drive up was quick! We went from Round Rock to Grand Rapids on Christmas Day (1357 miles!) in just 18hrs &…

2015 Annual Meeting Agenda

RESTORATION ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA Call meeting to order and determine quorum Approval of minutes of August 24, 2014 semiannual congregational meeting Staff Reports: Simon Guevara, Senior Pastor Austin Bailey, Youth Pastor Nancy Breiger, Connections Minister Treasurer’s annual financial report Presentation and adoption of budget for 2015 Elect Chair, Treasurer and Council members Outgoing Chair’s reflections…

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Share It Tree

Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. [1 Timothy 6:18 NLT] As we move into the Holy-Days, we want worship our Lord and give Him the gift of our joyous service to people…

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Restoration is first Biblical

Though, most Christian churches would say that their ministries are Bible-based, the idea of what that means should come with some thoughtful explanation. Restoration is first of all a biblical church. This means more to us than we source the Bible for wisdom or inspiration. Our sequence for discipleship begins with Knowing God’s Story—which is…

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Digital Bulletin Nov 2

Order of Today’s Worship Worship    James Jean Message    Simon Guevara “Going Boldy” (Hebrews 4:14-16) Responding in Worship & Prayer The Prayer Space open for prayer and healing. Online Prayer Requests can be given here   Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions    (Discuss:) How comfortable are you asking for help from others?             What kinds of…

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The Role of Women in the Church

Here are notes from our recent Know It Night:   The Role of Women in the Church The purpose of Know It Night is to provide a place for open conversations about faith’s more challenging issues. Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. [1 Corinthians 12:1]   (Discussion:) What…

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Abound in Hope

My first career was in broadcast news, where I served a creative services producer. My core task to was help present and promote the news to be as compelling as possible. I was responsible to “make” as many people as I could feel like they must watch the news.  So I’m well aware of the ins…

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