What do we believe?

What a community believes about God, themselves, and the world around them is important.  Most of the well-documented evils the church has either condoned or actively been a part of, from our past (such as slavery in America and the crusades) to some of our current challenges (caring for our environment and rethinking our political stances) are all the fruits of a community that believes the wrong things.  Too often Christians find themselves on the wrong battlefield fighting the wrong people with the wrong weapons… {read more}

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What does it mean to be a Covenant Church?

On one level, the answer is quite simple. When new members join a Covenant church, they are asked two questions about belief: “Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and promise to follow him as Lord?” and “Do you accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct?” They are then asked if they intend to live as faithful followers of Christ and members of the church and denomination.

That’s all. That is enough.

But on another level, of course, the answer is a good deal more complex.     {read more}

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Who are we as a church, and what is the mission that drives Restoration Covenant Church?

Have you ever tried to name a church?  I hadn’t either.  You should try it some time, just for fun.  It’s hard to navigate through the clichés and come up with a name that doesn’t sound like a strange cult or retirement village.  It’s like naming a child, knowing that the name you choose will have an effect on their identity, and that they will have to live with it… forever.     {read more}

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Have you ever tried to name a church? I hadn’t either. You should try it some time, just for fun. It’s hard to navigate through the cliches and come up with a name that doesn’t sound like a strange cult or retirement village. It’s like naming a child, knowing that the name you choose will have an effect on their identity and that they will have to live with it forever. When we chose the name Restoration, we wanted it to embody our deepest core values. On this one word hangs our identity that we hope seeps down into our very DNA. Restoration comes from our desire to embody a complete Gospel; a reaction against the idea that the message of Jesus is just that He came to offer us as individuals forgiveness of sins. While we affirm that Jesus alone offers forgiveness of sins, the Gospel is about much more.