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We’re a community of faith centered in downtown Lexington that wants to be good news to our city. Our heart is restoration in every area of life, because we believe God is active and moving in the ordinary stuff – not just on Sundays. Whether you’re new to faith, struggling with doubt, or have been a Christian for years, one thing is certain:
you are welcome here. 

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We gather Sundays at 11am at the historic Lyric Theatre in downtown Lexington.

We’d love for you to join us!

 

 

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Visit Us

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We get it. Checking out a new church can be a tough. So before you visit us, here’s a bit of what you can expect.

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CASUAL
If you’re worried about dressing up so you can come to church, well… don’t be. We have a casual, laid back environment where you can come as you are. Still want to wear a tie? Go for it! A t-shirt? That’s fine, too. You’ll be welcome either way.

OLDANDNEW
You might wonder what kind of style our church is. Well, we’re into the beauty of many different worship traditions over the span of the Christian story. Our music is diverse, ranging from gospel, contemporary worship, to hymns written hundreds of years ago. We’ll pray prayers written thousands of years ago that may be followed by a song written in our community a few months ago. We are shaped by both old and new.

SPIRITUAL
We believe there’s something powerful about gathering as a community and centering our hearts around Jesus and his story. So when we sing, pray, listen, and learn together, we do it with expectation, believing our practices of worship together are forming us into the people God created us to be. And yet in this hope, we still seek to be…

APPROACHABLE
Knowing we’re all at different places of our faith journey, we try and make our gatherings a place that feel welcoming and hospitable for everyone. So when we do something together in worship, we try to explain and invite participation for those who want to join in.

Where Do I Park?
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There is plenty of parking around the Lyric Theatre available. See the above image for where parking is available.

Join us every Sunday at 11am at the Lyric Theatre. We’re excited to have you! 

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Values

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WE BELIEVE JESUS IS RESTORING PEOPLE WHO RESTORE THE WORLD. OUR MISSION IS TO JOIN HIM.

This mission shapes every aspect of the life we strive to live together as a community. For us, it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We believe action flows out of identity, so instead of a long list of things we want to do, we’d love to share who we feel called to be.

CORE IDENTITIES

DISCIPLES

We follow Jesus. 
The invitation Jesus gives us is simple: follow me. The life of following Jesus is called discipleship, and it’s something you’ll hear us talk a lot about around here. For us, it means that our lives are always in the process of unlearning and relearning everything in light of Jesus. We are on a journey that is shaping us to be more and more like him. Our practices, then, both as individuals and as a community, are meant not just to inform us, but to form us.

FAMILY

We do it together.
We believe life is bigger than us, and we are made for more than ourselves. For us, church isn’t an hour on Sunday, but rather a family we share our story with on the road of being transformed. In fact, we believe the best of our lives happens with others in community. You’ll hear us talk a lot about things like City Groups and other opportunities to move beyond ourselves and into the lives of others. After all – this is where all the good stuff happens!

WELCOMING

We save you a seat.
The Church should be a place where people or different races, backgrounds, and socio-economic status share a common faith and a place at the Table. Will we agree on everything? Or course not – but that’s okay. We may come from different backgrounds, but what unites us is a common journey towards restoration in Jesus. We celebrate the miracle of God restoring us not just to God, but also to one another. So no matter where you’re coming from, we’re saving you a seat. You are welcome here.

GENEROUS

We’re at our best when we’re giving ourselves away.
German theologian and activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said that “The Church is the Church only when it exists for others.” What we see in Christ is the heart of God – a sacrificial, pursuing love that lays down it’s life for the world. In light of this, we want to be generous with our time, our money, our gifts, and our resources – not just to build a great Church, but to build a great city. We don’t just want to believe good news, we want to be good news. Rich or poor, we trust Jesus’ message that true blessing comes in giving, not receiving. At our core, we are always at our most Christlike when we are being generous.

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Grow

NEXT STEP

webpic1We believe our faith isn’t about having it all figured out. It’s more about having the courage to take the next step in following Jesus. At Restoration, we want to provide the right resources to help you grow in your faith with Jesus by taking your next step. Two of the primary resources we’d love for you to connect to are our Podcast and our Blog, where you’ll find our weekly “Next Step” blog and other articles and resources. We’ll also post other spiritual growth resource here from time to time as well.

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Next Steps Blog

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Serve

COMMUNITYPARTNERS

Mission doesn’t start with us. We believe God is already at work all around us, and as followers of Jesus, it’s our job to join him in his work among us. This belief drives our desire to partner with ministries both locally and globally that we see God at work within – and then see how we can help. So instead of dozens of mission projects, our hope is to have a handful of strategic partners that we can walk with, serve, and develop long term relationships with in order to see the kingdom advance and flourish for years to come. Below you’ll find out more about these partners.

Pampering Pathways

The opioid crisis in our country is staggering. Kentucky is one of the hardest hit states, pamperingpathwaysand the Polk Dalton Clinic at the corner of Elm Tree and Third is the only clinic of it’s kind in the state that walks with mothers and children through pre-natal and post-natal care while overcoming addiction. Through Pampering Pathways, we’ve partnered with the Clinic to provide diaper bags with vital necessities for these moms, as well as quarterly baby showers for the families in need. Find out more at Pamperingpathways.com

Friends Of The Good Samaritan

Decades ago, Ananthi Jebasingh followed God’s calling to feed and teach one child.download Decades later, she’s impacted thousands of children and families in the slums of Delhi, India through the Good Samaritan School. In March 2018 she visited Restoration and told her incredible story. You can help through child sponsorship and support – learn more at fotgs.com/

Arbor Youth Services

Arbor Youth Services provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for unaccompanied youth (from birth through 24 years of age) who have suffered abuse, neglect or are at-risk of being victimized and are homeless. We provide emergency 10293608_390882371093949_2630918112807868227_oshelter the youth under 18, and we help youth who are between 18 and 24 years of age transition from homelessness to housing. All of the children and youth we serve find themselves homeless often at no-fault of their own, whether they’ve been removed from their home, kicked out of their home, or age-out of foster care. We are the only Safe Place designated shelter in Central KY. We envision a community where all children and youth who are at-risk are strengthened and supported to regain ties with their family, their community and other encouraging adults. Want more info? Email Lori here!

Revive Life House

Revive Life House is a Christ-centered, holistic residential treatment facility for men overcoming addiction. There are multiple facilities in the central Kentucky area, but Phase One housing is located on Elm Tree Lane, right across the road from our home inLogo-color the Lyric! Restoration is excited to partner with Revive to provide care packages for incoming residents, as well as support and community along the way. Want to learn more? Check out their website at www.revivelifehouse.org

Want to learn more about how you can help impact our community? Let us know!