We’re on to something.
I believe it. The returns are early and God is moving. I can feel it. The paradigm is shifting for the better.
If you’ve been following us for some time, you too can probably see it. The journey has often been uncertain and vulnerable. Yet the Lord has carried us through missed expectations, unexpected results, new relationships, Spirit-led inspiration, and the need for courageous faith.
But we can’t do it alone. In order for it to become a reality, Mary and I need your help.
Training Next Generation Leaders
We believe in inviting every follower of Jesus Christ to a disciple-multiplication movement built on the calling of the Holy Spirit. We’re already inspiring and training the next generation of Christian leaders to a life of radical faith in Jesus and missional-living. From pastoral ministry to the college classroom, one-on-one mentoring, writing, video producing, and podcasting, we’re leveraging every opportunity to influence and equip future leaders of the church for Kingdom-expansion. Our vision is to extend these avenues for training, coaching and leadership development to a broader audience both locally and globally.
Innovative Church Planting
“If you make disciples, you will always get the church. But if you try to build the church, you will rarely get disciples.” (Mike Breen)
More than ever, we need the restorative power that is found in Jesus Christ extended to our families, neighbors, communities, and the world. We planted Restoration Church in Lake Zurich (a northwest suburb of Chicago) with a mission to share Jesus with the world by making disciples of all nations. We’re innovating “how” we do church and lead others into transformative faith, authentic relationships, and living a life on mission for the Kingdom without barriers.
Recently, we began an experiment of “flipping” the church by pre-producing my weekly sermon and sharing it online by video and podcast. We then spend more time in church on Sunday reflecting and applying the teaching and exhortation from the Word in community. We also emphasize worship, prayer, and taking communion together on a weekly basis, even with our kids present! The early returns on this approach have been very positive. We are seeing growth in personal discipleship, increased authenticity in our gatherings, and the vision to see new, easy to replicate, micro-site churches started.
It may not seem like much, but did you know that our pre-produced messages shared online by video and podcast already reaches over 300 people on a weekly basis organically? With only a few dollars a day, we have the potential to reach thousands with relevant biblical teaching and the vision to start a number of micro-site churches using the same, easy to replicate discipleship model for church found in Acts 2:42.
Will You Partner With Us?
Our ministry is supported through the generous prayers and financial support of people just like you. We cannot do what we do without our support team who regularly encourages, prays for, and financially supports us as they are led.
As members of Reach Chicago and the EFCA Great Lakes District, we’re able to receive tax-deductible financial gifts to support our on-going ministry to share Jesus with the world through training next generation leaders and innovative church planting.
Will you prayerfully consider partnering with us?
Here are three practical ways that you can join us in this mission:
Sign-up for our newsletter to receive original articles from us on theology and mission, regular updates on Restoration Church, and specific ways that you can be praying for us.
There are two ways to give,
- Setup a recurring or one-time gift online at http://pushpay.com/pay/reachchicago. Be sure to select the fund titled, “Restoration Church – Pastor Matt Till”.
- Or, mail a check made out to “Great Lakes District” and indicate Fund #145 in the memo. Send your gift to: Great Lakes District, P.O. Box 286, Osceola, IN 46561.
Help us extend our network. Share this article or my website (http://matthewtill.com) with someone you know or through your social media channels. You can also encourage a friend an other followers of Jesus to begin praying for us and invite them to sign-up for our newsletter. Finally, who are the gatekeepers to your church? Consider making an introduction on our behalf to extend an invitation as a guest speaker or preacher to share our vision and passion for Kingdom-building through radical discipleship.
By the Cross and for the Kingdom — together,
Matt & Mary