Our Statements: Mission, Vision, & Values
Three-fold Mission Statement of Restoration Station Christian Fellowship
1) To restore the unbeliever through evangelism and discipleship.
2) To restore the believer through praise and worship and the Word of God.
3) To restore the surrounding community (Burlington & beyond) through outreach and evangelism.
Vision and Vision Statement
1) Get ‘em 2) Feed ‘em 3) Nurture ‘em 4) Train ‘em
(Ezekiel 34:11-16 KJV) For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick…
Restoration Station is committed to:
1) The teaching, preaching, studying & application of the Word of God.
2) Creating an atmosphere for the habitation of the Holy Spirit through praise & worship of God.
3) The genuine care, compassion and hospitality towards all those who come in contact with the ministry.
4) Promoting a multicultural environment that reflects the Kingdom of God.
5) Operating in a spirit of excellence.
What We Believe
The Holy Trinity
We believe in one living and true God, eternal and of infinite power, wisdom, goodness and righteousness. He is a loving and faithful God who is the Creator and preserver of all things. (Genesis 1:1; Jeremiah 10:10; 1 Timothy 1:17). In the unity of this Godhead there are three persons of one substance with identical qualities and attributes: The Father (God), the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit (John 1:1,2; 4:24; 5:18; 10:30).
The Son of God
We believe in the divine nature of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary. Christ was both fully man and fully God. He walked our earth, suffered at the hands of men, was crucified, died and buried as a sacrifice for the sins of all men and women everywhere. The purpose was to restore our relationship to God which is broken by sin (disobedience)(Luke 1:27; 31:35; John 3:16; Romans 5:10; Ephesians 5:2). Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven in full victory over Satan and sin. He now intercedes for the body of believers to God the Father (Matthew 28:5-9; Luke 24:4-7).
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit as the person of the Holy Trinity who lives within us, giving us the power to live a holy life and guiding us to truth (John 14:26; Romans 8:9-16; Galatians 4:6; I John 2:27).
The Authority of Scripture
We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments combined constitute the Holy Bible; no books may be added or deleted. The Holy Bible is inspired and inerrant (that is, without error or failure of basic contents and meaning in the original manuscripts). The Holy Bible contains all the necessary truth to lead men and women in salvation (Psalms 19:7; John 17:17; Romans 15:4; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Timothy 3:15-17).
We believe that mankind was created by God in his own image (Genesis 1:27), but because of Adam’s sin (disobedience) man inherits a corrupt nature that inclines him to do wrong (Genesis 3:6; 6:5; Romans 5:12). Man is not capable of achieving a life without sin on his own (Proverbs 20:9; Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16). Because man is created in God’s image, we have a “God-likeness” which includes knowledge between right and wrong, the ability to choose which course we will take, and the responsibility for our actions, or our choices (Joshua 24:15; 1 Kings 20:40; John 7:17).
We believe that Jesus Christ, the living Son of God, was given by God as a sacrifice for the sins of all men. Christ died on the cross to mend the broken relationships which were caused by man’s sin of disobedience. This severed relationship between God and man may be restored into perfect harmony through belief in Jesus Christ by faith, and not on the basis of our works (Galatians 5:4,5; Ephesians 2:8,9). This belief and faith in Jesus Christ, recognizing Him as Lord and Savior, gives men and women the free gift of eternal life (John 1:29; 3:16; I Corinthians 5:7; Ephesians 5:2; I Peter 1:19). After receiving salvation by faith through belief in Jesus Christ, the “born-again” (John 3:3) believer may live free from the judgment of God by living a life according to the teaching of the scriptures and trusting the Holy Spirit for the power to live a holy life according to God’s Word.
We believe that after we have experienced regeneration, it is possible to fall into sin, for in this life there is no such height or strength of holiness from which it is impossible to fall. But by the grace of God, one who has fallen into sin may, by confession and true repentance, find forgiveness and restored fellowship with God, (Matthew 18:21,22;
I John 1:9; 2:1,24-25).
Because we all have Adam’s blood, we are all going to die a common death. Without exception, this blood carries a “sentence of death.” Our life is in our blood. Without blood, there is no life.
Jesus was Adam’s race, according to the flesh, but did not inherit Adam’s nature. Jesus was a perfect human being in the flesh. In the creation of man, Adam’s body was made from the dust of the earth, but God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Since life is in the blood, this act resulted in the formation of blood in Adam’s body, but Adam’s blood was corrupted through the fall, and sin was transmitted through it to all mankind.
Jesus, on the other hand, had sinless, incorruptible Blood flowing in His veins. That Blood is powerful, active and alive today. Jesus’ Blood is available to you today because it will never die. The Blood of Jesus will save, heal and set you free (Hebrews 9:12,14; I John 1:7).
We believe that even though men and women cannot receive salvation by good works, their good works are still pleasing to God and show evidence of a true faith in God, and Jesus as Lord of the believer’s life, (Matthew 5:16; 7:16-20; Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16; James 2:18,22).
We believe that giving is a mandate of God. In the Old Testament, the Law commanded the Israelites to give a tenth (tithe) of all their increase. (Deuteronomy 14:22-23; Malachi 3:8-12). However, in the New Testament, God has not given us a specific amount to be given. Jesus said that as we give so shall we receive and more. (Luke 6:38). Jesus also told some to sell all that they had and distribute it to the poor. (Luke18:18-25) Paul said that we should give cheerfully and bountifully. (II Corinthians 9:5-8). We believe that God will let you know, through the Holy Spirit, how much you should give, but it’s up to you to give it. Sometimes, it might sound like a lot, but God will honor your sacrifice. (Mark 12:41-44). If you find yourself not hearing from the Lord on how much to give, then give a tithe, and God will bless your obedience.
We believe that sanctification is the work of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, making the believer pure in heart and totally committed and dedicated to God. This work is both instantaneous and gradual (or progressive). It begins when a person is saved and continues throughout life. In this process of sanctification there is a time when the believer is convicted of a “lukewarm” Christian life and looks to Christ with a total commitment and dedication to “Christ-like” living. There is no black and white time line involved; for some this occurs soon following salvation and for others much time elapses. But for all believers sanctification is the will of God (I Thessalonians 4:3). Sanctification is the point in life when a believer renounces the desire to live for self and desires to live totally for the glory of God. Christ indeed becomes Lord of your life. The believer is then empowered by the Holy Spirit, making him able to live a life of holiness. This does not mean perfection of the believer, but purity of heart, soul and mind (Deuteronomy 30:6; Luke 1:74-75; Acts 15:8-9; I Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 4:13,24; I Thessalonians 4:3,7; James 4:8).
We believe that the Bible instructs all born again believers in Jesus Christ to be baptized. Baptism is the immersion in water of a new believer by another believer to make public the belief in Jesus Christ of the one being baptized. It does not save you, but it identifies you with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:26-40)
We believe that believers in Jesus Christ are also instructed to take communion. This shows forth the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and remembers His sacrifice. (Matthew 26:26-29; Luke 22:14-20; I Corinthians 11:23-27) You can take communion in the wrong way, so be careful to examine yourself, ask for forgiveness of sins, and only eat if it you truly believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, died, and rose again for you. (I Corinthians 11:27-34)
Gifts of the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to all believers for the purpose of building up the body of Christ and bringing glory to God. The gifts are to be exercised in love and emphasize the need for unity (I Corinthians 12:4,11,18,21-25; I Corinthians 14; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 4:11-16).
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that those who have not accepted Christ as their personal savior and are unrepentant will be judged by God in His perfect justice and doomed to eternal punishment (Ecclesiastes 12:14; Matthew 25:31-46; II Corinthians 5:10; Romans 2:16). We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ to receive His believers into heaven and eternal life. The time of His return is unknown, but may occur at any moment. This is the glorious hope of all of God’s children (John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; James 5:7-8; Revelation 22:12,20).