Restore Ministry

Sojourn Restore

What is Restore?

Restore is a ministry that helps you to know and experience God’s love as you live in a broken world. You will also see how God reframes and redeems your story through your time in Restore. You will bring your story honestly before God and those in your group as you look together at God’s story. Restore meets in committed groups of Men, Women, and Couples.

Who is it for?

Restore is for anyone who wants to grow as a disciple or who feels overwhelmed by life. Given God’s powerful and pursuing love, there is no sin or suffering too great to bring to Restore.

Fall 2021 Groups!

Restore Groups will launch Wednesday, August 25! Applications are required to be placed in a group. Please read the below FAQ for more details and access to the application. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 18. If you have already read the FAQ, you can access the application here: Restore Group Application.

FAQ

A Restore Group is an intentional gospel community that starts with everyone sharing their stories, then moves through God’s story so that God can reframe and redeem your story while restoring your soul. Restore Groups help you to abide in Christ as you live in a broken world so that you can live with more freedom and confidence in Jesus. Women, men, and couples will be in different groups, which are not issue-specific.

Rather than limiting the focus to specific issues, Restore is built to address any life struggle we may face. Examples of struggles brought to Restore groups include anxiety, spiritual dryness, loneliness, depression, abuse, marital struggles, pornography, family issues, the aftermath of adultery, self-injury, and other issues that we face in a fallen world. In Restore, you will see how God is with you even in your darkest valley and how Jesus offers hope in every circumstance.

The Christian life requires commitment and courage. God did not design us to journey in isolation. Committing to your Restore group through weekly attendance and engagement in the assignments and discussion demonstrates your desire to experience the love of God and others in the group, both giving and receiving encouragement.

Fall 2021 Groups are launching Wednesday, August 25! Restore groups meet weekly for around 14 weeks concluding with a celebration on Wednesday, December 8. We currently plan to meet in person on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. Vincent's.

If you know that you want to participate in an upcoming Restore Group, keep reading through the FAQ!

Right now, we aim to hold groups twice a year in the Fall and the Winter/Spring, so if it doesn't work out to participate this time around, we'd love to have you join a group next time.

The registration fee for Closed Groups is $25 per person or $40 per couple, which helps cover the basic costs of the ministry and the Restore Study Guide. We do not want the cost to keep anyone from committing to a Restore Group, so please speak with a ministry leader about scholarship opportunities.

The process of joining a Restore Group starts with a consent form and an application. Our consent form allows you to have a picture of our approach to gospel care and equipping and the application tells us a little about yourself as we look to place you in a group. After you complete the application you will wait for us to let you know if we've been able to place you in a group. Our group availability is determined by the available leaders and slots that make group assignments. After we've determined group availability, we will let you know if you’ve been placed in a group or on a waitlist for a future group. The last step is to submit payment, which secures your spot in your group.

You will digitally sign the consent form in the application, but you can also access it here for reference: Gospel Care Expectations and Consent

Applications are open for our Fall 2021 Restore Groups. Apply Here!

Restore is not a substitute for Community Groups. You have freedom to continue in your Community Group or to step out for a season. Through your experience in Restore, God will deepen your understanding of discipleship and care in community so that you will be better equipped to encourage and comfort those in your CG. In Restore, you will use the Restore Story Guide with your group to take a closer look at your own story as you begin to look up toward God’s story and realities revealed in his word. Also, Restore groups have both a launch and conclusion, lasting around 14 weeks.


Childcare will not be provided. However, families are welcome to get creative by joining together and sharing cost of a babysitter or asking someone in your Community Group to help out.


If you have other questions about Restore or would like to talk with someone about our ministry, email us at restore@sojournchurch.com.

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