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!
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 the humble, open our eyes to the ways in which you call us to repentance. May we let go of our pretenses and prejudices. As we open our hands to drop those vices, let your unconditional grace and belonging enfold us instead. May we experience what it means to be truly found — made to be at home at your Table, while continuously pulling up chairs for others. May the world look on in wonder as we fulfill your call to love. In the name of Jesus, amen.
WITNESS: TALK AND LIVE IT OUT
This Week’s Scripture: Luke 15:1-7
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
- Meals were central to Jesus’ ministry in the Gospel of Luke. Why do you think Jesus chose the act of eating with people as his primary means of connection?
- In eating with those whom the religious leaders saw as “sinners,” Jesus neither condemned or condoned their behavior. How did Jesus understand the role of grace in transforming people like us?
- Those who know they’re lost – and yet found by grace – find themselves nearest to Jesus. How can we live within the posture of continually being found and rescued by Him?
- Heaven throws a party when the lost are found. In your Home Church, how might celebration play a role in welcoming people into the kingdom of God?
Next Steps and Resources