With a vision for seeing the South Shore find and follow Jesus, Restore began gathering in Quincy Center during the fall of 2015. Since that day, we have been pursing God together in order that we might Restore Hope and Change Lives in our communities. We believe that Jesus loves everyone no matter their struggles, their secrets, or their stories and we want to love everyone in the way that Jesus has loved us!
Our mission is to Restore Hope and Change Lives. Quincy is a town of 100,000 people and only 3% consider themselves followers of Christ. We want to move the decimal point to the right by sharing the hope we have in Jesus.
Our vision is to provide worship gatherings along the South Shore so more people can find and follow Jesus. The hope of Jesus is too good to keep in Quincy only!
We focus on three values that describe the culture of Restore and we want everyone to know and participate in forming our culture together.
You are growing in your trust of who Jesus is. And as you approach God in faith, you’ll become more and more like Jesus. This is the work of God’s spirit in the hearts of His people. We hope to supply you with ideas and opportunities to approach God and become more like Jesus. We are becoming like Jesus together.
Jesus has welcomed everyone into His love. And when you accept that love, you experience a sense of belonging like you’ve never had before. You have a community. You have a family. You have a home. We hope to introduce you to new people who are becoming like Jesus and give you a place of belonging and community. You belong with us here.
The incredible love of Jesus is too good to keep to yourself. Generosity becomes the normal posture of your heart. You’ll begin to share your resources and your experiences with everyone and bring the love of Jesus to everyone around you. We’ll pray for one together. We’ll serve together. We’ll reach our community together.
We believe in one God, who is the Giver of Life and the Creator of the universe. God has always existed as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God. God is all-powerful, all-knowing and ever present. The source of Truth and Love, he is faithful, good, patient, just, merciful, holy, and righteous. As Ruler of the universe, God reigns supreme over nature, history, and individual lives.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Isaiah 40:12-31; 45:5-7; Acts 17:24-28; Romans 11:33-36; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 11:3)
We believe men and women are created in the image of God. Human beings are made up of a spiritual nature and a physical body, and are wholly dependent upon God. The primary purpose of humanity is to glorify God and enjoy a relationship with Him. Unfortunately all men and women have rebelled against God's standards and are marked by an attitude of defiance towards God. This defiance towards God, which the Bible calls “sin,” causes separation from God. Reconciliation with God cannot be earned by any human means, and is only available by His grace.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Mark 12:29-30; Romans 3:10-18; Romans 3:23-24)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal divine Son of God. He chose voluntarily to be made in human likeness, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin. Jesus is God's ultimate solution to the brokenness of humanity. Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life. His sacrificial death on the cross paid the penalty for the sin and rebellion of humanity against God. Three days later, He rose from the dead to permanently defeat sin and death. He appeared to many witnesses for the next forty days, then ascended into heaven where He now serves as the Mediator between God and humanity. He will return to judge the living and the dead, and establish his eternal kingdom.
(John 14:6; Acts 1:3; Romans 1:1-5; 1 Corinthians 15:1-9; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-22; 1 Timothy 2:5)
We recognize our inability to restore a relationship with God on our own merit or by our own effort. God, in His mercy, has reached out to us and provided the solution to the problem of our brokenness caused by sin. God invites us into a restored relationship with Him by placing our faith in Jesus as our Savior and Lord. Those who place their faith in Jesus should believe that He is the Son of God who died for their sins and was raised from the dead, repent (turn away from) of their sins, confess their trust in Him, and be immersed in Christian baptism. God's promise is that everyone who places their faith in Jesus Christ will receive the forgiveness of their sins and the free gift of eternal life.
(John 3:16-17; Acts 2:36-39; 4:12; Romans 1:16-17; 3:22-24; 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:1-10)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the presence of God in the lives of Christians. The Holy Spirit has been given to us by God the Father as a comforter, guide, teacher, and guarantee of our eternal hope. The Holy Spirit empowers Christians to live in obedience to God’s commands. His work in us produces lives characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Through His Spirit, God grants gifts and abilities to Christians for the strengthening of the church.
(John 14:16-17; 16:13; Romans 8:9-14; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4:11-13)
We believe in the authority of the Bible. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself and His will. The Bible was written by human authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Therefore it is authoritative and is entirely true. The Bible is useful for teaching, preaching, and training in faith. It is the source and standard for all subsequent Christian teaching, doctrine, and belief.
(Psalm 119; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that the church represents Jesus to the world. The Bible describes the church as a living organism (a body), with Jesus as our Leader (our Head). Every Christian plays a unique role in contributing to the growth and maturity of the body. God has chosen to use the Church to restore a lost world to Himself through Jesus Christ. For the Church to fulfill God’s intention, it is essential that Christians gather together to worship God and celebrate His activity among them. As the Church gathers together, it is equipped, built up, and encouraged through teaching, prayer, and communion. As the Church grows in maturity and unity, Jesus is honored and His mission is advanced.
(Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32-35; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 1:18)
We believe in the present reign of God over all things, and that the Kingdom of God will be made complete when Jesus returns to the earth to establish His eternal rule. When Jesus returns, He will stand as judge of both the living and the dead. Those who belong to Jesus will spend eternity in His presence, in a place the Bible describes as Heaven; while those who choose to live apart from Him in this life will spend eternity outside of His presence in a place described as Hell. Heaven and Hell are literal places of eternal destination. God’s heart, expressed clearly in the Bible, is that all of humanity would come to know Him by embracing his grace offered freely in Jesus.
(Matthew 25:31-46; Hebrews 9:27-28; 1 Timothy 2:3-6; 2 Peter 3:8-10; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1-4)