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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Elevator Speech

In marketing, they say you should always have ready your elevator speech. That’s the short compelling description of what your vision is so when asked, you’re ready to give a credible answer. Even though (or maybe because) my first career was in marketing, I don’t love feeling like making buy viagra a sales pitch about…

Why Serve?

Of course, I’ll never forget the night that I gave my life to Christ… It was August 21st, 1998 at 9:22pm.  Another layer of interest about that time was that it was within 24 hours that I was serving at church. This immediate immersion into the life of the church, I think was vital in…

Semi-Annual Celebration (PICS!)

On Sunday, August 24th, Restoration members and friends gathered for our Semi-Annual Celebration The Semi-Annual Celebration includes our ministry reports and budget update… and afterwards, many gathered at Avery Ranch pool for a party sponsored by our Men’s Ministry! See more of the pics here. I think it is vital that the church be a…

Love Your Neighbor

A Big Question Today is “What is Meant By Command to “Love Your Neighbor?” More often, the call to “love” today implies some form of acceptance or even avoiding any sense of judgement. This is isn’t how loving your neighbor is thought of biblically or practically. The Good Samaritan One day an expert in religious…

Sing A New Song

Just this morning I stopped by my local convenience store for a gas. I love convenience stores because their small and I feel like I there I encounter regular people who are living regular lives. There was a pretty young guy sitting in his very nice pickup that he had just filled with gas and…