If you're new to Restored we'd like to invite you to check out our Intro to Gospel Community Group! We're calling this a six-week "taste of Restored" where you'll be introduced to who we are as a church and what we're all about alongside other new people! The group will meet on Tuesday nights starting September 5th and run through mid-October. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Follow These Two Simple Steps to Set Up Recurring Giving Online!
This morning we wrapped up our 5-week Giving series by making pledges for our ongoing monthly giving. We are grateful for what God has been doing in all of our hearts around this important topic.
We wanted to follow-up with an email about how to follow-through with your pledge. Please follow the next steps below.
- GO TO restoreduptown.com/give, click "Make a Donation," & select "General Fund"
- SET-UP a new monthly recurring donation for the amount you pledged
- If this is your first time setting up a RECURRING donation, you are all set! Thank you!
- If you previously had a recurring donation, it was through our old system, so we will cancel your old donation and email you confirming this within 48 hours, to ensure you are not charged twice. If you do not receive this email within 48 hours, please send an email to email@example.com.
We would greatly appreciate if you follow-up on this within one week! Thank you for your ongoing generosity and partnership in the Gospel!
Help Us Raise $100,000 to Plant Restored Temecula!
This Sunday, May 21st, we are celebrating Give Love 2017 at Restored South Bay! The gathering will be at 10:00a, not 9:00a, so enjoy an extra hour of sleep! We are also commissioning Tom and Ebony Logue on Sunday as they move to start Restored Temecula, so you won't want to miss it!
This year, we are seeking to raise $100,000 for Restored Temecula across our three churches! We raised $42,000 for Brad and Sarah Sarian two years ago to help them start Restored Los Angeles, and would love to top that!
Here are three things to remember:
First, this Sunday we WILL NOT gather in North Park but we WILL GATHER together with Restored South Bay at Rosebank Elementary @ 10:00a, not 9:00a! The address is 80 Flower St, Chula Vista, CA 91910.
Second, we want to challenge you to start praying about how much you'll give above and beyond your normal offering on Sunday, as 100% of the funds raised will go to help Tom and Ebony start Restored Temecula!
Third, you don't have to wait until Sunday, you can GIVE NOW! (be sure to select 'Give Love Restored Temecula' fund)
Lastly, thank you so much for your partnership with us in the gospel! Together we're planting churches, making disciples, and seeing people transformed as they discover who Jesus is and what He's done for them! We couldn't do this without your generosity, love, and support.
In His Grace,
Andy, Royce, & Jarek
We're having our Gospel-Centered Discipleship Training this Friday and Saturday, and you still have time to RSVP and take advantage of our new day rate options: Both days ($40), Friday Only ($20), or Saturday Only ($25).
This training is run by Serge (aka World Harvest Mission), which is a discipleship and missionary-sending ministry that has created many helpful resources that we've used in discipleship and leadership development, such as the Gospel-Centered Life, Sonship, and more!
Here are a few tips to help you if you're undecided:
Parents: Can't find a sitter? We want to encourage you to consider either sending one parent to the training or splitting up the sessions between the two of you. Even if you each only do half of the sessions, it will be worth it! If you choose to do this, you're welcome to pay for one registration and put both of your names in the RSVP.
Day Rates: To help anyone with scheduling conflitc, we have created three registration options for you to choose from:
1) Both days ($40)
2) Friday only ($20)
3) Saturday only ($25)
If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Abigail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finances: If the cost to register is an issue for you, please email email@example.com, and we can work with you!
Here's an overview of the training sessions:
6-7pm Taco Dinner Served
7-8pm Laying Gospel Foundations
8-9pm Living in Light of God’s Story
8-9am Continental Breakfast Served
9-10am Welcome + Opening Case Study
10-10:45am Dual Perspective Discipling
11-12pm Case Study Discussion + Coming Alongside Pt. 1
12-1PM Lunch Served
Saturday morning will open with an interactive Case Study as participants workshop a discipling scenario in small groups. We’ll then present the model of Dual-Perspective Discipling, and return to debrief the case study in light of this model. The second part of the morning will focus on practical discipling skills, flowing out of the posture of Coming Alongside.
1-2pm Coming Alongside Pt. 2 + Interactive Group Work
2-2:30pm Discipling Triads
2:45-3:15pm Brainstorming Session in Small Groups
3:15-4pm Discipling Q&A
In the afternoon, through training and interactive engagement, we will continue to unpack what it means to come alongside those we disciple as we cover skills like Active Listening, the art of crafting Disruptive Questions that reach the heart level and Sharing From Your Own Life. We’ll end the weekend with a Brainstorming Session, as we seek to apply the training in various ministry contexts. Participants will break into small groups, based on their various ministries (or churches), to discuss takeaways and immediate application points from the training. We’ll end with a Discipling Q&A Session.
We hope to see many of you this Friday and Saturday! Much love.
Restored Staff and Elders
Easter Sunday Gathering!
Easter is next Sunday, April 16th and our Easter gathering will be at the Sunset Temple at 9:30a! We're starting a half hour later to make it easier for you to invite friends and family since many aren't used to waking up early on a Sunday. We're going to make much of Jesus and want to encourage you to think and pray about inviting two people that you'd love to hear the gospel and experience more of Jesus!
If you feel nervous about asking someone to Easter, check out this blog post about how to invite someone to a gathering!
Ladies Worship Night!
Ladies! We want to invite you to a special Ladies Worship Night on Thursday, April 13th from 7:00p-9:00p at the Moniker Warehouse in downtown. Singer/songwriter Daena Jay, who's a friend of Restored, will be leading our time! During the night, you'll have a chance to connect with other ladies, enjoy musical worship, and also receive prayer ministry! It should be a great time, and we want to encourage you to invite friends that you want to connect to our church family!
Click HERE for more info on Daena.
Hey, Restored Church!
We're excited to announce that we are partnering with New City church to host a Gospel-Centered Discipleship Training on Friday evening, May 5th and all-day on Saturday, May 6th!
In this training, you will learn how we as a church want to disciple one another in the gospel. We plan to cover topics like sin, the heart, our identity, and spiritual disciplines. You'll also learn practical skills like how to listen and really hear people, how to use questions to get at heart issues that reveal unbelief, and how we can build each other up through the gospel!
This is our biggest discipleship training of the year; if you want to grow as a disciple and help other do the same, you will not want to miss this training!
The training costs $40 per person to help us cover the costs of several meals, the honorarium for our instructors, and handouts. With that said, we don't want money to be an issue so scholarships are available if you need it. Also, if you'd like to help us fund those scholarships, please let us know!
Please RSVP by clicking HERE.
We want to invite you to join us for our Vision Night on Sunday, April 2nd at 4:00p at the Moniker Warehouse in downtown San Diego! This is a special night where Restored Uptown, South Bay, and Los Angeles gather to celebrate Jesus by singing together, listening to stories of how He's saving and transforming people in our communities, and casting fresh vision of what the future holds for our churches!
We're providing light refreshments + childcare, so your RSVP is very important! We'll have a live sign-up during family time on Sunday, but if you already know you're going, please use this RSVP link.
We hope to see you Sunday as we continue our "We Are Restored" series and work through our values, 2017 church-wide initiatives, and membership!
In His Grace,
The Restored Uptown Staff & Elders
Details for Tonight's CBR Training!
Hey Restored family!
Tonight is our CBR Training with Ted Sinn and we want to provide you with a few key details...
What should I bring?
Bring your Bible and a pen! We'll provide you with a handout that has everything else you'll need...
Where is the event?
The training will be in the main sanctuary of La Mesa Apostolic church, located at 6126 Adelaide Ave, San Diego, 92115 from 6:30p-8:30p. If you use Google Maps, it's best to search for "College Center Covenant Church," which is what the church was previously named, rather than searching for "La Mesa Apostolic" or entering in the address. Feel free to use this Google Maps link: here.
Where should I park?
The church building has a parking lot and there is street parking available once the lot is full. We encourage you to carpool if you can!
What else should I know?
We'll have coffee, water and some light snacks for you. As a reminder, we will not have childcare for this training.
That should cover everything you'll need to know for tonight, if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are so excited to have you at this foundational training for our church, see you soon!
In His Grace,
Royce, Andy + Jarek
The Restored Uptown Eldership Team
RSVP for CBR Training HERE. (note: this is a free training!)
Hey Restored family!
We are excited to announce that the 2017 CBR Journals have arrived! CBR, which is short for "Community Bible Reading," is a powerful tool to help you engage in transformational daily Bible reading alongside others. CBR will be an essential part of our discipleship strategy as a church + will play a prominent role in our Gospel Community rhythms going forward.
Andy will teach on CBR this Sunday, so we want to encourage you to please be at the gathering to learn more! We plan to sell the CBR Journals during the Sunday gathering for $15 to help cover the costs of making them.
How to Purchase the 2017 CBR Journal
We are asking everyone who is in a Gospel Community to buy one, and we'll also have some copies available for purchase for anyone that's not in a GC, but would like one.
There are two options for payment: 1) you can pay in advance (highly recommended!) by using the instructions below, or 2) you can pay on Sunday, after Andy's sermon, with your smartphone or our iPads. We don't want cost to be an issue, so if you can't afford one, you can have one as a gift.
Here's how to pay:
- Go to https://restoredchurch.cloverdonations.com/cbr-journal-2017/
- Enter payment information ($15 per journal)
- Submit payment
If you are in a GC, your leader will have your CBR Journal at your next GC meeting. If you're not in a GC, we'll have some copies available on Sunday.
RSVP to our CBR Training: Tue, Jan. 24th
We also want to invite you to a CBR Training on Tuesday, Jan. 24th from 6:30p-8:30p at 6126 Adelaide Ave, SD, CA 92115! Ted Sinn, the creator of CBR, will be in San Diego to train us on how to use the CBR Journal in our daily lives! Ted is a gifted speaker, teacher, loves our church, and wants to help you grow more like Jesus through CBR. You will not want to miss this impactful training!
RSVP for CBR Training HERE. (note: this is a free training!)
We're so excited to grow more like Jesus with you through CBR! Hope to see you Sunday!
Come Join Us for a Christmas Social!
Join us for our Christmas Social!!! We believe that the church is a family of people that love, support, comfort, and celebrate with one another. So, this Christmas we want to have a time for our church family to hang out and enjoy Christmas festivities with our friends at the Liberty Station Holiday Block Party! The entire arts district in Liberty Station will be having Christmas treats and things to enjoy for the whole family.
On December 10th, we plan to meet at the Liberty Public Market at 5pm for a selection of food choices and drinks to enjoy together. Then we'll disperse in groups to have some fun, and finally come back together to enjoy some ice skating at 8pm, if you haven't gone home with the kids already. For those of you that aren't the skating type, you can join us at Stone Brewery for a night cap before we call it a night!
This is a great opportunity to bring friends or family to meet your church community, so bring them all! Find more details about food and activities our website - www.RestoredUptown.com!
When: Saturday || 12.10.16 || 5:00p
Where: Liberty Station Public Market, 2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, 92106
Click here to add Restored's Christmas Party to Google Calendar