These values are principles that will shape everything we do as a church. It is our desire that every member and guest at Faith Restored experience these values.
WE BELIEVE THAT GOD’S WORD IS ESSENTIAL.
At FAITH RESTORED we believe in the sufficiency and authority of The Bible and we are committed to the faithful preaching of God's word. We will be a body that is governed by the truth of the Bible and we will always preach culturally relevant, biblically sound messages that reach the heart and draw men and women to Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE THAT WORSHIP IS LIFE.
At FAITH RESTORED we believe that worship was man’s original purpose and we are committed to corporate worship experiences that connect us to God's heart and glorify Him. We believe in an atmosphere of free and EXPRESSIVE worship and praise and we will always go out of our way to create an atmosphere that encourages every person to worship God in their own way without fear.
WE LOVE GOD BY LOVING PEOPLE.
At FAITH RESTORED we believe that people matter to God because they are made in His image. How we treat our brothers and sisters is a reflection of how we feel about God so at Faith Restored we are committed to putting our love for God on display through how we treat people. Whether it be in hospitality, customer service or outreach we will demonstrate radical love for the people we are privileged to serve.
Additionally, at FAITH RESTORED, we show our love for people by specializing in outreach programs that help those who cannot help themselves (i.e. homeless, poor, those with substance abuse issues, the incarcerated, those who have suffered physical, verbal or emotional abuse, etc.). We will always strive to not only win souls to Jesus but to bless the city of Jacksonville and surrounding areas in His name.
WE ARE HOPEFULLY DEVOTED TO OUR CITY.
Faith Restored believes that God calls churches to reach cities. We are planted in Jacksonville and so we are committed to serving and seeking the peace and the betterment of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. While we believe that foreign missions are critically important, we also believe that equally important is the mission of the local church to impact lives in the place where it has been planted. Faith Restored is hopelessly devoted to Duval, Clay and St. John’s counties and will do everything in its power to see them impacted for the Glory of God.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO ENGAGING THE CULTURE.
At FAITH RESTORED we believe that Jesus sets the standard for culturally relevant ministry through his incarnation. When humanity was unable to reach God, God became a human being to reach humanity. We believe that Jesus modeled a ministry that engaged the culture and at Faith Restored we are committed to ministry that meets people wherever they are. We will not be a church that says, “Come and See” but we will be a church “Without Walls” a church that models Gospel Centered, culturally relevant, ministry.
WE GIVE WITH RADICAL GENEROSITY.
At FAITH RESTORED we believe that because God freely gave us the best He had, His Son Jesus, we should live our lives with radical generosity. As a church, we will give generously to the poor, to the work of church planting and to mission’s work. As individual members, we will generously support the work of ministry with our finances. We will live our lives with open hands, give until it hurts, rejoice and then give again.
WE RELENTLESSLY PURSUE EXCELLENCE.
At FAITH RESTORED we believe that we should give our best for God because He gave His best for us. As a church, we will strive for excellence in ministry for The Glory of God. We will strive to be excellent in our customer service – how we treat our members, guests, and business partners from the moment they pull into our parking lot to when they leave, and how we respond to them when they call, email or write with request or concerns. We will make excellence the standard in our worship experiences, how we do business and how we treat our members, employees and guests.