Restoration Church's Core Values

Our Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Restoration Church Franklin based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

We believe in one God and He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is revealed in three persons: God (the Father), Jesus (the Son), and the Holy Spirit. The three are commonly referred to as the Trinity. (Matthew 28:19)

The Word

The Bible was written over a period of about 1500 years, in three languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic), by 40 different writers, yet it contains an incredibly accurate historical record and an impeccably consistent presentation of Spiritual truth. This is only possible because the words of the Bible were inspired by the Holy Spirit. The greatest evidence of the authority of the Bible is not in historical facts or its consistency. It is found in the obvious result of applying the truths of the Bible to our every day lives. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21)

Salvation

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He has always existed. Because of sin, mankind was doomed to die (Romans 6:23). Jesus came to earth as a baby, born to a virgin girl named Mary. He lived a life without sin, and willingly died for us. (John 3:16) Three days later He rose from the dead, He ascended to Heaven, and He is alive today. We can know Him personally by believing in Him and asking Him to forgive our sins. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is still at work in the lives of believers today. In fact, many of the miracles of the Bible still happen and are documented every day. The healing of diseases, the restoration of broken lives, even prophecies and supernatural occurrences, all these things still happen. The reason these things still take place is because the Holy Spirit is still at work in the lives of believers. (James 5:14-16; John 14:12)

The Christian Life

We believe that every Christian is to live for Jesus and not for themselves. By obedience to the Bible, participation in a community of faith, and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer matures and becomes conformed to the image of Christ. (Matthew 16:24, John 14:23, Galatians 5:25, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, Hebrews 10:23-25)

Resurrection

We believe in the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of believers, the final judgment, and all things being made right in the new heaven and the new earth. Only the Father knows the time of Jesus’ return. (Matthew 24:30, 36, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 21:1-2)

Our Values

Values determine what you are. Our values influence how we make decisions. They govern us and reflect what is important to us, how we see what’s around us, and resolve what we believe.

We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:

Biblically Based

We value God’s Word as the inherent, infallible foundation of our faith! We stand firm where it stands firm and remain flexible where it is flexible. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Jesus Centered

In everything, we eagerly pray and seek God first. We measure our success by our ability to be and make disciples. Full devotion to Jesus is normal for every believer. (Luke 9:23)

Authentic in Our Walk

Authenticity, integrity, openness, and sincerity will define us. “The goal of our instruction is love, from a good conscience, a pure heart, and a sincere faith.” (1 Timothy 1:5)

Passionate About Prayer

We believe the attitude and action of prayer is essential to everything we do. (Colossians 4:2)

Committed to The Uncommitted

We believe that lost people matter to God; therefore, they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here, in part, to do the same. Our individual lives and corporate efforts will reflect this conviction. (Luke 19:10)

Advocates of Second Chances

We acknowledge our complete dependence on the goodness and grace of God. We have benefited from the kind intention of His will; therefore, we eagerly extend it to others. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Focused on Ministry and Service

We believe that each believer has received a special gift and should employ it in serving others, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Spiritual giftedness and maturity determine where and how a believer serves. We believe excellence honors God and reflects His character. We strive for excellence without compromise in all areas of our ministry and lives. (1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 3:17)

Committed to Community

Belonging to our community requires a commitment to being intentionally involved with others in accountable, encouraging relationships. We believe life change happens best in the context of relationships. In clusters of caring people, participants share and encourage each other toward spiritual growth. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Radical in Giving

A hallmark of our church is a family of believers that embrace a lifestyle of giving. A church that is radical with the heart to give of themselves – their time, and the resources that God has blessed them with.

We Don’t Maintain, We Multiply

God has given us a burden for the next generation. We long to see a church where children and students are actively pursuing and involved in fulfilling the mission of Jesus.