FINDING YOUR PLACE IN THE BODY
“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from who the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16
What are Ministry Teams?
• Ministry teams view their work in deeply spiritual terms, reflecting the love and community of the Trinity
• They are open, available, flexible, responsive, and
representative of the people they lead
• They put a premium on including people in decision making
• They are a critical means by which Restoration
supports and underpins the attainment of its Vision and Mission
• They are relational and network forming and provide a wonderful opportunity for growth and discipleship
• Ministry teams risk, fail, learn, and grow and are more likely to innovate - to draw accurate pictures of reality and find meaningful ways to communicate the Gospel
• They embrace the importance of each child of God using his or her gifts for ministry
• They are empowered and entrusted by Session to build up the body toward maturity in order to fulfill her God-given mission.
WHAT MINISTRY TEAMS ARE AT RESTORATION?
• Business Administration
How do I get involved?
Our desire is that every member or committed friend at
Restoration will be a Team Contributor or Team Member or both!
A Team Member:
• Is focused on strategy and goals
• Commits to attending all team meetings unless providentially hindered
• Must be a Restoration Church member (with the exception of staff)
• Is required to complete the Call Discernment process
• Is authorized to vote when there are matters requiring a vote (includes staff)
A Team Contributor:
• Is focused on activities and tasks to implement a specific ministry goal
• May attend team meetings, not required or expected to attend team
• Is not required to be a Restoration Church member
• Is not required to complete the Call Discernment process
• May voice opinions during team discussion but may not vote when there are matters requiring a vote
Business Administration Team
The Business Administration Team strives to prayerfully oversee the church's financial resources in order to facilitate the fulfillment of God's calling for Restoration Church.
Carrie Dugai, Jim Thomas
Children’s Discipleship Team
Growing kids closer to God by fostering long-lasting friendships and equipping children through multiple methods to become well rounded individuals who follow Christ for their lifetime.
Denise Wicklein, Jon Snelson, Susan Tyler
To create environments and situations that encourage members and friends to “know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that [we] may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19) and to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which [we] have been called” (Ephesians 4:1).
Bill Moore, Dave Stanford
Through prayerful discernment the mission team seeks opportunities for relational ways to support, engage, and participate in sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ with others. This call to serve might be through congregation led relational outreach (micro-missions) and support and serving with local and international ministry partners.
Inside the church, we create experiences that point people to the truth of the Gospel and into deeper relationships with God, encouraging people to use their God-given gifts for the glory of the Lord. Outside the church, we seek to point people towards deeper truths as we use music and the arts to build relationships.
Jon Gibson, Emily Payne, Brigitt Walker
Youth Discipleship Team
Using creative environments where students know they are loved and accepted, we will prepare young people for a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to intentionally connect them with a larger community where their faith can grow and deepen. Young people want to discover God for themselves, challenge their doubts and suspicions, and be a part of something larger than themselves.
Johnny Davis, Jen Williams
We believe in the God of restoration – a gracious God who loves us and calls us to share His life-restoring love and grace with others. With love, we embrace life together as we multiply deeper relationships in Christ.
Join us Sunday mornings for coffee and fellowship at 9:30. Worship at 10:00.
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Mailing address: PO Box 1574, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Service at Oak Knoll Middle School
10295 Chamberlayne Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116