Restore began meeting in Quincy Center during the fall of 2015. From that very first day until now our desire has been to see the city of Quincy transformed by the saving grace of Jesus. We are committed to restoring hope in people’s lives by sharing the Good News of what God has done for us through Christ.
Jesus is our main story (Ephesians 2:14-22; 1 Peter 2:4-7)
Ministry is about people (Matthew 9:35-38)
Worship is a way of living (John 4:23-24)
Life change happens best in the context of relationship (1 John 4:7-12)
Generosity is the natural result of a transformed life (1 Peter 4:10-11)
At Restore we want people to:
Discover Grace –by experiencing the transforming love of Jesus (Acts 2:38)
Take Steps of Faith –by journeying with Jesus through this life (Acts 2:42)
Build Relationships –by developing a healthy, solid community (Acts 2:46)
Pursue Generosity –by giving of who we are and what we have (Acts 2:44)
As you arrive we have a team of people who are excited to greet you. They are available to answer any questions you may have and give direction when you need it. Services run about an hour and include modern music, relevant teaching from the Bible, and an opportunity to celebrate communion together, each week.
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably. The important thing to us is that you are able to be yourself while being a part of our worship service. At our gatherings people dress casually.
Where do I go when I get there?
We rent an old church building. As you enter our building, head upstairs to grab some coffee, meet some new friends and join us for service. If you have kids, we’d love to have them join us upstairs for the beginning portion of the service. This provides families an opportunity to worship together. The kids will then be dismissed to their own service. In their service they can expect an age-appropriate bible lesson, and lots of fun! For any questions check out our RESTORE KIDS page!
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)