Restoration Community Church

Worship. Grow. Serve. Denver, CO

Who We Are

Restoration Community Church is a group of people simply trying to follow Jesus. We believe Jesus transforms us and gives us the hope our hearts long for. Our desire is to see the image of God restored in us through worshipping God, growing together and serving the world.

Whatever your story and wherever you are in your spiritual journey we invite you to join us. Maybe you feel wary of Christianity. Maybe you’re a new believer eager to grow. Maybe you’ve been following Christ for years. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you have a home at Restoration Community Church.

Our Mission is to worship God, grow together and serve the world.

Our Vision is to see people restored to the image of God.

Our Code:
We will take huge risks to reach the lost, the least and the last.
We are committed to growing both deeper and larger.
We care about the spiritual development of all people.
We embrace our stories for the benefit of others.
We humbly pursue the truth in love.
We will give God our very best.
We will live with radical generosity.
We pour love into everything we do.

Our Beliefs
Restoration is a Christian church. We follow Jesus, teach the Bible and worship God our creator. Here’s what we believe about:

The Bible
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible—the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe Scripture in its entirety originated with God and He revealed it to chosen authors. Scripture speaks with the authority of God while simultaneously reflecting the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of these human authors. We hold that the Scriptures, in their original manuscripts, are infallible and inerrant; they are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice. There are no other writings similarly inspired by God.

God
We believe there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three equal persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the beginning, God demonstrated His power, wisdom, and goodness by creating the world and everything in it. Through His divine power and providence, God continues to sustain His creation, operating within history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.

Salvation
The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call people into fellowship with Him. Originally created to be in relationship with God, humans defied Him by going their own independent way, resulting in alienation from Him and the innate inability to please God. This fall took place at the beginning of human history; since then all people have suffered these consequences and are in need of the saving grace of God.

The salvation of humanity is completely a work of God’s free grace; it is not in any way the result of human works or goodness. Each person can receive salvation by repentance and faith. God’s Word assures individuals that He will continue His saving work in them forever.

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the eternal second person of the Trinity, was fully united with a human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived in perfect obedience to the Father, voluntarily paid the price for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as their substitute, and satisfied divine justice, bringing salvation to all who trust in Him alone. After His physical death, Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father as the only intercessor between God and humans. He promises to return to earth, personally and visibly, to fulfill history and the eternal plan of God.

The Christian Life (The Holy Spirit)
People in a saving relationship with Jesus Christ are to live in holiness and obedience as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. Sent by the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit applies Christ’s saving work by enlightening the minds of sinners to their need to be saved. He renews and indwells each believer upon salvation, becoming their source of assurance, strength, wisdom, and gifting for building up the church. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Bible. Appropriated by faith, His power and control empower believers to lead a life of Christ-like character and bear fruit for the Father’s glory.

Human Destiny
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. All humanity will experience a bodily resurrection and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Having rejected God, unbelievers will suffer eternal condemnation apart from Him. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life.

The Church
All who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are united with Him as members of His body, the one true church. Scripture commands believers to gather for worship, prayer, fellowship, and the teaching of the Word; to observe Baptism and Communion as established by Jesus Christ; to offer service to the body through development and use of talents and gifts and outreach to the world. The local expression of the church is wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command. Cared for and led by Elders and leaders, church members are to work together in love and unity for the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Faith and Practice
In all matters of faith and practice, Scripture is the final authority. In matters where Scripture is silent, believers should conscientiously seek to be led by God because it is to Him alone he or she is ultimately responsible.

Baptism
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Restoration believes the decision to be baptized is up to the individual and that he or she must fully understand what it means to be a Christ follower.

Communion
During Jesus' last days, He gathered the disciples in a room and asked them to consume bread and wine "in remembrance" of Him. Two thousand years later, we weekly observe the act of consuming bread and juice as a community for the exact same reason—to remember our Savior, who sacrificed Himself for our sins.

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Hip, Downtown, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Lively, Young families, Neighborhood-focused, Progressive

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education

Music
Rock-n-roll, Contemporary, Singer-Songwriter, A capella, Passionate Reverent, Praise and Worship, Traditional Hymns

Denomination
Nondenominational

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
2009

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
2300 S Marion St
Denver, CO 80210-5104

Phone
(720) 279-1875

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Our service begins with 2-3 songs. The sermon comes next, then communion, tithing, closing and benediction. Our services intellectually challenging, individually transformational, seeker-friendly, multiplication minded and family inclusive.

What is the community like?
We are a community that believes in relationships and serving. Our vision at Restoration Community Church is to be ever increasingly transformed into the image of Christ. Our belief is that transformation truly occurs when we are in community with each other - when we are a group of people who are committed to each other in deeper ways and transformed into the image of Christ through community relationships. We encourage our members to belong in small groups. We also value serving our church, our community and our world through one-time serving, on-going weekly volunteer work and missions.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We love when the unchurched join us. We welcome anyone, wherever they are in their faith journey to come check us out on Sundays.

Leadership View all

Ron  Johnson

Ron Johnson

As Lead Pastor for Restoration Church, Ron preaches, provides leadership development for the staff, and sets the tone for the church. His three children are the joy of his life. You’ll often find Ron reading, hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, fishing, traveling, retreating and spending time with friends. He has started four churches, coaches many church planters, and holds an MDiv (Masters of Divinity) and an MABC (Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling). He loves to meet new people.

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