Rising Water Have Created Saturated Hearts of Compassion

If you are like me and you’ve seen pictures of Hurricane Harvey or have listened to the news, you just can’t help but feel compassion for the victims who have lost so much. The fact is though we might sympathize with their suffering, the truth of the matter is we do not have an idea Read the full article →

Tell Me Your Story

This summer I have read more books than usual and they have all been memoirs and biographies. My husband is an English teacher and, I must admit, has much more sophisticated literary tastes than my own. He can make an articulate and well-reasoned argument for reading widely in all genres of literature but when it Read the full article →

New Position for Kolby at LeaderWorks

In addition to serving as a priest for the Restoration congregation, Kolby Kerr has accepted an assistant director position with LeaderWorks, an organization that provides training and support to ministry leaders. We want to share Kolby’s announcement from the LeaderWorks blog with Restoration so that we can all congratulate and support him in this new endeavor. Read the full article →

We Join God in the Restoration of Our City

Joining God in the restoration of all things is our mission at Restoration. And for all of us who keep our eyes open, looking for the Kingdom of God, you will know that the Kingdom is not only in the future but already happening in the present (Mk. 1). Since the Kingdom of God is Read the full article →

City Stories: Network Ministries

Becky Farnsworth has been a volunteer for Network the past five years, working primarily in the Food Pantry and during the “Santa Land” Toy Distribution. This was Becky’s first year working the Back to School event. She shares a little about her experience below: First I wanted to update you all on Network business. We received $100.00 cash for Read the full article →

World Refugee Day

1 in every 113 people in the world is currently a refugee.  In 2015 a record number of people, 65.3 million, were living displaced from their homes. A refugee could be someone from Syria fleeing from war or from Central American escaping drug gang violence or from South Sudan forced to leave because of famine. Read the full article →

City Stories: Network

This past Saturday a team from Restoration went to Network of Community Ministries located in Richardson to volunteer. Once there, we were asked to sort and organize food since a mail carrier food drive last week brought in 25,000 pounds of food. Network received so many donations they had to be temporarily stored in separate buildings and many Read the full article →

Pentecost with Bishop Hunter

  We were honored to have Bishop Todd Hunter join Restoration for Pentecost Sunday. He preached on the amazing gift of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. Whether you come from a church background that completely ignored or excessively emphasized the power of the Holy Spirit, he is essential in our relationship with God. Read the full article →

Recommends: David Crowder Band’s A Collision and Give Us Rest

When I was in middle school, David Crowder led worship at our youth group’s winter retreat.  I remember being drawn to this lanky guy with wild hair and a wilder goatee.  He looked like John the Baptist in flannel and blue jeans.  His worship music was part of my Bible-belt evangelical upbringing. But as I Read the full article →

Restoration Goes Caroling

Last Sunday a group of people from Restoration went caroling through the neighborhoods. Dressed in santa hats and a riding in a trailer adorned with lights the carolers sung to about ten homes in the Richardson area. We are looking forward to making this a yearly tradition at Restoration!