Restoration serves alongside several local ministries, and we invite you to be a part
Ministry to International Students
Over 1 million international students and scholars come to the United States to study each year. Many of them are from gospel resistant countries. Through the ministry of Bridges International, Restoration member, Ashley Dortch, welcomes, serves, and loves these students who primarily study at UTD while sharing Christ with them. Her ministry promotes social connections and engages in spiritual conversations with international students, so they take the hope and love of Christ back home to their communities here and abroad.
Contact Ashley Dortch for more information about serving the international students in our neighborhood.
Network of Community Ministries
Network is a non-denominational, community-based organization serving nearly 9,000 individuals annually in Richardson, TX. As a church we collect non-perishable items and hygiene products to donate at the beginning of each month.
There are many other ways to serve at Network, too. Current programming includes Emergency Services, a Medical & Dental voucher program, Seniors’ Net (supplemental food, handyman service, companion calls, information and referrals), and Stabilization Programs. Their mission is to care, coach and empower our Richardson neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.
Fellowship of Hope Mentoring
Fellowship of Hope Mentoring is a Christian based one-on-one mentoring program for the impoverished children in Southwest Richardson ISD. With a two-year commitment, Fellowship of Hope Mentoring pairs a child, starting as young as 2nd grade, with one Christian adult. The focus of the mentoring relationship is four-fold: stressing the importance of School, Salvation, Service, and their future Story.
Contact Nobie Hendricks for more information about serving with Fellowship of Hope Mentoring.
Safe Families for Children
Many children enter the foster care system not because of abuse but because of neglect or housing instability. This is a result of well-meaning parents trying their best to keep their family afloat, but the weight of crisis or poverty cause them to be extended past their means. Safe Families for Children serves to keep children safe and families together through the use of host families and mentorship. Whether providing temporary care for children, so parents can get back on their feet, or mentoring parents to help them meet their practical and financial goals, there is place to serve within this ministry. Watch this video from the founder of Safe Families to learn more.
Contact Emily Kerr for more information about serving with Safe Families for Children.
Nearly 80 million people are currently trapped in despair without resources to rebuild their lives. A ministry of Restoration members, Derek and Meagin Dominguez, Hope Tribe rallies Christians to show refugees the hope of Jesus by providing financial, emotional, and spiritual support they need to rebuild their lives.
Contact Derek and Meagin Dominguez for more information about serving with Hope Tribe.
Bonton Farms is driven by the mission to restore lives, create jobs and ignite hope in a once forgotten and neglected neighborhood of Dallas with some of the most marginalized people. They grow organic food and provide hope for a better tomorrow, right in the Bonton community and on a separate 40-acre farm south of Dallas. They are determined to grow the best-tasting, healthiest produce in the city while inspiring hope in everyone around them. They also house free-range chickens, goats, turkeys, rabbits and beehives that provide an abundance of fresh eggs, milk and honey.
For volunteer opportunities at Bonton Farms, check out the volunteer page on their website.
Questions about missions at Restoration? Contact Justin McGee, the Director of Discipleship.