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.

FAQ

Restore Groups will launch on October 7, 2020 and meet weekly for 14 weeks, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas, that will conclude with a Celebration. They will begin on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm. We will launch another round of groups in late February 2021.

If you know that you want to participate in our upcoming Restore Groups, the first step of commitment is to submit an Application Form, linked here. Also, you will need to read and sign our Gospel Care Expectations and Consent.

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.

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.

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.

You need to complete an Application Form by Friday, 2 October 2020. Once you are notified that you have a slot in a Restore Group, you will need to make payment to secure your spot. You can submit an application and read over expectations here.

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.

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.

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

Midtown Care Staff

Robert Cheong

Pastor of Care

Karen Cheong

Deacon of Care

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