HOME CHURCH GUIDE

In this season where our Church is unable to gather as a whole family for worship, we’re seeking to equip our Restoration family for God’s work among them – right where they are. That’s what Home Church is all about: giving you tools to gather with community groups or other believers (*safely* in person or online) for a shared experience of worship with the whole Restoration family. Below, you’ll find three movements of worship together: Worship (praise and prayer), Word (opening the Scriptures), and Witness (talking it out and living it out. So whether with a community group or a friend or two, let’s worship together!

FAMILY WORSHIP GUIDE

As we make our way through the story of God, we are prioritizing the discipleship of our children through our Family Worship Guide each week! Each week, you’ll find questions, activitives, and other fun stuff that follows along with the same passages as the adults. Join us!

Family Worship Guide:
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WORSHIP: PRAISE AND PRAYER

Worship is the continual process of orienting our hearts around that which we value most. Each Sunday, we worship in song and prayer to offer our hearts and allegience to Jesus, who alone is worthy of our praise. In your Home Churches, we encourage worship through the use of the video below or by worship in person. If you cannot participate through song in your group, spend time answering this question:

 

What do I have to praise God for this week?

Prayer for the week:

God of unfailing love, we come before you humbly aware of our fragility. Our lives are but a vapor, inpermanent and infallible. In the delicate balance of life, our hope is secure in you – for your power is made perfect in this very weakness.
Though we are hard pressed on every side, we are not crushed. Though we are perplexed, we do not despair. Your pursuant love is the very ocean we often feel we are drowning in. Remind us that in every stormy gale, our anchor is the power of your resurrection.
Reveal your glory in our brokenness, and come, Lord Jesus, to continue this good work you’ve begun in us. Amen.

WORD: OPENING THE SCRIPTURES

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WITNESS: TALK AND LIVE IT OUT

This Week’s Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:7-11,16-18

Whether among your community group or a few friends over Zoom, we want to challenge you to move beyond just knowledge and information and into practicing the way of Jesus in your everyday life! But we do this together. Below you’ll find some questions to discuss, as well as next steps for living it out!

Studying The Scriptures Together

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:9 tells us that God’s power is made perfect in our weakness. In your Home Church, have someone share about a time when they experienced God in a place of weakness and vulnerability. What did they learn?
  2. Read 2 Corinthians 4:7-9. Life has a way of making us feel pressed, perplexed, and broken. Where do you feel the pressures of this world weighing on you? How might these places be an opportunity to see and display the glory of God?  
  3. Our world is, in many ways, in crisis – and people are desperate to have a hope worth living for. What are some of the false hopes that you see in our culture, and how do they offer the opportunity to point people the our true hope in Christ?
  4. Read 1 Peter 3:13-16. Peter implies that the Church collectively would live lives together that display a hope so real that people asked how it could be. What are some ways that your Home Church might together be an example of hope for those around you? 

Next Steps and Resources

 

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