Collaborating a Disciple-Making Movement

From the beginning Restoration Church has actively sought out partnership opportunities with a community of autonomous churches committed to fulfilling the Great Commission. It’s our belief the most effective and lasting means to seeing the church fulfill this mission is through gospel-centered collaboration focused on joining Christ in His mission to reconcile the world into His Kingdom by making, sending, and multiplying followers of Jesus Christ. This Sunday, we have the privilege to participate in making an additional step in fulfilling that call, and you are invited to be part of it.

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Join the Conversation: The Ephesiology Podcast

Last month I received a text from a friend and ministry partner asking if I would be interested in collaborating on a new podcast dedicated to the study of the early Christian movement. The goal would be to participate in a theological conversation that seeks to see movements reignited locally and globally. A few weeks later, this new project was born!

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My Top Books From 2018

Although we’re already a few weeks into 2019, it’s still not too late to share my top books from last year. As you’ll see, my selections center on theology, the church, and pastoral leadership. I tried to limit it to just 4 or 5, but this was a year of hearing from a number of formative voices that are shaping me, my leadership, and our church. So here they are, my top books from 2018.

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Our Top 3 Family Resources

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When I, Mary, was first looking for resources to help us with church planting I was really looking for something that spoke DIRECTLY to a church planting family. I wanted something to say, “THIS is what church planting will be like for you!” and “THIS is what you need to know about church planting as a family.” I now see this was a silly way of thinking. What I have found is that all the best resources for my family can be the best thing for every family. Continue reading “Our Top 3 Family Resources”

Upcoming Speaking Opportunities


I have the privilege to be the guest speaker at two great churches in the next few weeks. I hope you’ll join me in visiting these congregations that are committed to the gospel and the kingdom. Plus, I would love your support on the week that I am there!

Sunday, September 17 @ 10:30a // Redemption City Church, 1903 N Seminary Ave, Woodstock, IL 60090

Saturday, October 7 @ 5pm & Sunday, October 8 @ 10am // The Bridge Church, 520 Longwood Dr, Algonquin, IL 60102

-Pastor Matt

Restoration Church Prayer Gatherings Begin Wednesday


“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive …” (Matthew 21:22)

Join us for our first Restoration Church prayer gathering next Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30-8pm! This gathering is open to our supporters, core group members, and first-time guests. All are welcomed to join us in praying for Restoration Church, Lake Zurich and surrounding communities.

Our prayer gathering will be held at Pastor Matt’s home in Lake Zurich. Please RSVP at or by emailing Pastor Matt at