WE ARE MISSIONAL… GATHER WITH US SUNDAY 10AM!

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You’re invited to join us this Sunday, July 5, 2015 10AM as we continue the “Vision” series on exploring why “We Are Missional!”

We are an expression of God’s people united by the Holy Spirit in pursuing the mission of Jesus Christ. In Christ we find restoration. In Christ we discover vision.

What is Jesus’ vision for Restoration Church? Come explore our core values for life on mission from New Orleans to the nations. Check out this series preview:

Gather with us each Sunday 10AM at Restoration Hall, 2929 Metairie Court, Metairie, LA 70002.

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Come early for free coffee and fellowship! Bring a friend.

#VISION #RestorationIsHere

WE ARE AUTHENTIC… GATHER WITH US SUNDAY 10AM!

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You’re invited to join us this Sunday, June 28, 2015 10AM as we continue the “Vision” series on exploring why “We Are Authentic!”

We are an expression of God’s people united by the Holy Spirit in pursuing the mission of Jesus Christ. In Christ we find restoration. In Christ we discover vision.

What is Jesus’ vision for Restoration Church? Come explore our core values for life on mission from New Orleans to the nations. Check out this series preview:

Gather with us each Sunday 10AM at Restoration Hall, 2929 Metairie Court, Metairie, LA 70002.

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Come early for free coffee and fellowship! Bring a friend.

#VISION #RestorationIsHere

RESTORATION STORIES: A HISTORY OF RESTORATION

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We are an expression of God’s people united by the Holy Spirit in pursuing the mission of Jesus Christ.

Restoration is bringing back to a former condition or an improved date.  Restoration speaks to the gospel, to our church, and to our city.  We recognize in planting Restoration Church we get to participate in Jesus’ story of restoration for all mankind.

During the launch of our Vision series, we looked back on 40 dates which mark a history of restoration:

  • AD 33 – Jesus’ death, burial, & resurrection fifty days before the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost & the birth of the early church
  • AD 34 – Stephen becomes one of the first deacons & gives his life as the first church martyr standing up for truth
  • AD 36 – Saul, a leading Pharisee & persecutor of Christians, becomes the great apostle Paul after seeing Jesus in a vision
  • AD 57 – After completing 3 missionary journeys from Antioch, Paul returns to Jerusalem to be wrongly arrested & sent to trail in Rome where he is eventually beheaded after writing many letters included in the New Testament
  • AD 64 – Nero blames Christians for the burning of Rome & unleashes great persecution towards the church
  • AD 80 – Christianity spreads to France in Europe & Tunisia in Africa
  • AD 100 – The church expands to Sri Lanka in Asia
  • AD 174 – Christianity spreads further into Europe as the church spreads to Austria, Switzerland, & Belgium
  • AD 312 – Constantine the Great converts to Christianity after seeing a vision of the Cross & Christianity lays claim to the most powerful empire on Earth
  • AD 325 – Council of Nicaea addresses debates on Jesus’ divinity forming the Nicaean Creed & early canon of the Bible
  • AD 328 – Nearly 3 centuries after the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch, Christianity spreads further to Ethiopia in Africa
  • AD 595 – Pope Gregory sends missionaries to England resulting in approximately 10,000 baptisms across that nation
  • AD 635 – First missionaries land in China & 1,400 years later the underground, house-church movement is booming
  • AD 740 – Irish munks voyage to Iceland establishing the church closest to the still undiscovered Americas
  • AD 1440 – Johannas Guteburg develops the printing press which allows great distribution & translations of the Bible across the world
  • AD 1493 – Christopher Columbus brings Spanish priests on his second journey to the New World
  • AD 1517 – Martin Luther posts his 95 theses birthing the Protestant movement of Christianity
  • AD 1620 – The Mayflower lands on American soil
  • AD 1707 – Sir Isaac Watt’s “Hymns & Spiritual Songs” is published revolutionizing the use of musical worship in the church
  • AD 1718 – The French Mississippi Company under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville founds the city of New Orleans
  • AD 1726 – Metairie is first settled by Catholic Jesuits for agricultural purposes
  • AD 1730 – America experiences its first Great Awakening led by preachers including George Whitfield & Jonathan Edwards
  • AD 1793 – William Carey sails to India launching the modern missionary movement & overseeing most translations of the Bible in recorded history
  • AD 1845 – America’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, forms & begins the Domestic Mission Board (now the North American Mission Board) with a mission to reach New Orleans
  • AD 1906 – The Asuza Street Revivals launch the charismatic movement of Christianity
  • AD 1949 – Young evangelist Billy Graham begins his crusade movement in Los Angeles mobilizing young evangelicals across the nation
  • AD 1958 – Jim Hefley begins a bible study at J.C. Ellis School in Metairie which would eventually become Lakeside Baptist Church
  • AD 1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. leads the civil rights movement for racial equality which continues to this very day
  • AD 1989 – Dennis Watson begins to pastor a bible study which would become the largest church in Greater New Orleans, Celebration Church
  • AD 1997 – The Passion Movement begins under the leadership of Louie Giglio
  • AD 2001 – Abandon Productions Ministry begins growing into one of the largest Christian concert & event organizations in the Gulf South laying the foundation for what would become The Restoration Collective
  • AD 2002 – Texas pastor Matt Chandler leads the replant of Highland Village Baptist Church to become The Village Church serving as a model for church planting & revitalization
  • AD 2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates Greater New Orleans scattering the population & leading to the closure of many churches
  • AD 2008 – The YouVersion bible app is launched revolutionizing the mobile spread & access of the Bible
  • AD 2010 – Dean Ross begins to develop a passion for disciple-making & the local church as a promoter becomes a pastor after pulling off one of the largest faith-based events post-Katrina in New Orleans at the Lakefront Arena
  • AD 2011 – Brett Weller moves to New Orleans working on his first recording & begins leading worship in the local church
  • AD 2012 – Ministry groundwork begins in Metairie under Lakeside Church
  • AD 2013 – Send New Orleans church planting movement is launched
  • AD 2014 – Restoration Church completes its first full year of public ministry
  • AD 2015 – Michael Johnson moves to New Orleans with a heart for missions & the rest is history

Gather with us each Sunday 10AM at Restoration Hall, 2929 Metairie Court, Metairie, LA 70002.

NOTE: Some exact dates in early church history are debated but typically fall close to those listed.

GET CONNECTED WITH R-KIDS

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R-Kids is an inviting and secure environment for the kids of Restoration Church.  R-Kids is currently offered for ages Birth-Kindergarten, and gathers each week during our Restoration Gathering!  Grade school students and above will join their families in our Restoration Gatherings.  Special activity pages available.

Check-in for R-Kids begins 15 minutes prior to our Restoration Gathering each Sunday 10AM in the 2 story Restoration Center next to Restoration Hall, 2929 Metairie Court, Metairie, LA.

If you are interested in volunteering for R-Kids or would like more information, contact us by filling out this form:

WE ARE BIBLICAL… GATHER WITH US SUNDAY 10AM!

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You’re invited to join us this Sunday, June 21, 2015 10AM as we launch the “Vision” series on Father’s Day exploring why “We Are Biblical!”

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We are an expression of God’s people united by the Holy Spirit in pursuing the mission of Jesus Christ. In Christ we find restoration. In Christ we discover vision.

What is Jesus’ vision for Restoration Church? Come explore our core values for life on mission from New Orleans to the nations. Check out this series preview:

Gather with us each Sunday 10AM at Restoration Hall, 2929 Metairie Court, Metairie, LA 70002.

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Come early for free coffee and fellowship! Bring a friend.

#VISION #RestorationIsHere

JOIN US FOR “VISION” SERIES

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We are an expression of God’s people united by the Holy Spirit in pursuing the mission of Jesus Christ. In Christ we find restoration. In Christ we discover vision. What is Jesus’ vision for Restoration Church?

The message series “Vision” is a collection of 9 messages exploring our core values for life on mission from New Orleans to the nations:

WEEK #1 – We Are Biblical
WEEK #2 – We Are Authentic
WEEK #3 – We Are Missional
WEEK #4 – We Are Family
WEEK #5 – We Are Celebratory
WEEK #6 – We Are Honoring
WEEK #7 – We Are Collaborative
WEEK #8 – We Are Equipping
WEEK #9 – We Are Multiplying

Check out this series preview:

Gather with us Sundays 10AM at Restoration Hall, 2929 Metairie Court, Metairie, LA 70002.

#VISION
#RestorationIsHere