Come As You Are
The atmosphere at Restoration Church is casual, informal, friendly, and family-oriented. We're not worried about how you're dressed. Feel free to show up in jeans and a t-shirt, shorts and sandals, or a suit and tie - whatever makes you comfortable.
Because we are smaller, our emphasis is more on developing friendships than on developing programs. Whereas all churches are focused to some degree on relationship-building, being a small church lends itself especially well to this emphasis. It is common for our people to hang out for an hour or two after service has ended, chatting, drinking coffee, talking about life, and we often share a meal.
Our worship experience is not substantially different from what you will find in the traditional church atmosphere. After a short opening prayer, we will sing three or four songs, led by Pastor Jeff on the guitar. Pastor Jeff enjoys both modern worship music and the old-fashioned hymns, and so most services incorporate both.
After the music, we move into a time of corporate prayer. We seek to create an atmosphere where the entire gathered church feels comfortable calling upon God, and where they may pray however they feel led. Anyone is free to pray aloud, or to pray to themselves. We pray for the presence of God, for one another, for revival in the city of Poughkeepsie, or whatever other needs may be pressing. This is a time for the church to seek the face of God together.
If you have children, great! We love kids and we love having them around. Children are present with the rest of the church during worship and prayer, and then children 5th grade and under are dismissed during the sermon. We have age-appropriate activities and lessons planned for the kids, while the adults listen to the sermon.
After prayer, Pastor Jeff will share from the Word of God. Pastor Jeff’s sermons are Biblically-based, using scripture to interpret scripture. Pastor Jeff’s sermons focus on the improvement of our spiritual life, and seek for a deeper experience and knowledge of God. Pastor Jeff’s sermons are challenging and he makes frequent calls for greater repentance and surrender. Pastor Jeff often asks questions and allows questions from the congregation during the sermon. The sermon usually lasts roughly 45 minutes.
Bible Study, Thurs @ 7pm
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601