In 1996 we started us on a journey that led us to where we are today. We do not imply that we have any special revelation that no one else has, or that the way we see church is the only way or the best way. We simply believe it is the path that God has planned for us. God has truly blessed us and we believe He has guided our steps, many times in spite of us.
Restoration officially started in January of 1998 when four families started meeting to pray for God’s direction and in April of 1998 we began having corporate meetings on Sunday afternoon in a day care facility in Richland, MS. In October of 2000 we moved into our current facility located on Highway 49 between Richland and Florence. We currently meet at two locations in Florence MS on Sunday mornings: 8:30 AM at 111 Wesley Circle and 10:30 AM at 2136 US 49.
We also meet together at various times and places during the week in small groups that we call “Care Groups.” We can’t develop close relationships with everyone, but we can with a few. A Care Group is a small group of 10-20 people who meet regularly for the study of spiritual truth, fellowship and support and in the process, come to a place where they can know and be known, love and be loved, serve and be served, celebrate and be celebrated.
Many have recognized that materialism, humanism, and dead religion have failed and are discouraged, dysfunctional, and defeated. We believe God is looking for people through whom He can reveal Himself to this ever changing world; those who are committed to His finding and fulfilling His unique destiny for them. We determine, by the grace of God, to be those people. We believe that Restoration is not just our name, not just our mission, it is our destiny.