We chose the name Restoration because God’s mission throughout the Bible and the history of the Church is to bring restoration to his people. Our purpose to join God in his work of restoring our lives, church, and city. We take joy in Jesus’s words from Revelation 21:5 “Behold, I am making all things new,” knowing that he invites us to join him in the work that he is already doing.
The early days
In 2008 the Rev. Jed Roseberry and his wife Stacy felt called to plant a church and began the process of discerning where God was leading them. He opened doors in Addison and began to stir a desire in a small group of friends and supporters to form a new Anglican church. A core group was sent out from Christ Church Plano in fall of 2009 and others in the area joined the team as they prepared for Restoration’s launch.
In October 2009 Restoration held its first public worship service in a vacant restaurant and began growing in the North Dallas area. In those early years, Restoration worshipped in several locations before discerning God’s call to root us in Richardson among the neighborhoods where many of us lived and worked. Since 2015, Restoration has held services at Slate Event Center and served the community of Richardson and North Dallas.
Restoration is a church in the worldwide Anglican Communion that includes over 80 million members in over 160 countries. Our roots are in the Church of England and our worship strikes a balance between the historical, liturgical worship of the ancient Church and the Biblical emphasis on salvation by faith of the Reformation.
The liturgy of the Anglican church comes from the Book of Common Prayer and is thoroughly infused with scriptures that guide us to worship together in a way that allows us to know God more truly and worship him more faithfully. It also provides a form for us to regularly practice the sacraments that Jesus gave to his disciples: baptism and eucharist (also called the Lord’s Supper).
Churches for the Sake of Others
Restoration is a member church in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), a province in the United States and Canada for Anglican congregations. Within the ACNA, Restoration belongs to the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO) led by our bishop, Todd Hunter, who oversees existing congregations and new church plants.