Restore Life

Restore Life is a flexible worship and Bible study resource intended to help people with spiritual injuries of various sorts. The goal of the resource is to help people move from a dysfunctional lifestyle to one in which they are actively serving the Lord and helping others overcome their dysfunctions. Therefore, the goal is to help people fulfill Galatians 6:1-2.

Restore Life is NOT a program. Rather, it is designed for small groups where different topics can be addressed based upon the priority needs of the participants. The basic ministry philosophy is that we are fundamentally dysfunctional because of our sin nature, but we become increasingly functional as we draw closer and closer to Christ. Because of dysfunction, we struggle with compulsive behaviors (which may include addictions to alcohol or drugs). Our victory is not within ourselves, but in Christ Jesus alone.

In a typical Restore Life session, there is prayer, a time of worship, and a time of guided discussions based around Scripture principles that are brought out in the initial part of the discussion period. There is also some instructional discussion designed to bring out life principles from the scriptures that are cited. There is a time for giving thankful prayer at the end. For the time of worship, we encourage a mixture of favorite hymns and praise music that have a healing message and which build a closer relationship with God/Christ.

Restore Life draws on the Restore Program authored by Ed Day of The Most Excellent Way program as a means to recruit more leaders for TMEW. Restore Life also draws on MATTHEW 25:34-40 Ministries experience with working with the homeless and with veterans.

This current version is being used at the San Diego city homeless shelter, Connections Housing, which is operated by People Assisting The Homeless (PATH). MATTHEW 25:34-40 Ministries is providing a weekly Bible Study as well as Restore Life in support of the San Diego Downtown Fellowship of Churches & Ministries (which provides spiritual programs as a PATH partner).

Comments are welcomed. Please contact us at mt25v34@gmail.com.

Author: 
multiple