We pursue Jesus and His Presence.
Everything we do is because of our love for Jesus Christ and our desire for His Presence. We want to live passionately for Jesus, centering our lives and church on Him, and experiencing the Presence of God. (1 John 4:19, 1 Cor 12:31)
We practice Biblical community.
We believe in the value of the local church and want to follow the example of the church in Acts, by being devoted to fellowship, to the teaching of the Word, to wholehearted Worship and to Prayer. (Acts 2:42, Heb 10:25)
We desire to see the Kingdom of Jesus Christ expand everywhere.
We want to be a part of advancing God’s Kingdom everywhere. First in our lives experiencing righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom 14:17), and in those around us by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which brings freedom, healing and restoration to people everywhere (Matt 28:18-20)
Sunday Worship @ 10am
Bell Elementary School
3730 N. Oakley Ave. (Oakley and Waveland)
(Parking Lot available)
Worship, Teaching, Fellowship
Every 1st Wednesday (6:30 pm to 7:30 pm) - Corporate Prayer
Every 3rd Wednesday (6 pm to 8:30 pm) - Connect Groups
2001 W. Bradley Pl.
What to Expect
We gather on Sundays to worship Jesus together, to hear teaching from the Bible, to fellowship in family community, to do the work of ministering to one another and to give God the space and room to do whatever He desires among us. There is no requirement of membership, no dress code and no pressure to look or “be” a certain way.
We desire freedom and hold our service planning with an “open hand” before the leading of the Holy Spirit. There is no prescription to each individual’s worship; rather we invite each person to wholeheartedly declare his or her devotion to Jesus Christ.
During our Sunday gatherings, we offer age-appropriate classes for children, ages 6mo-6th grade. The kids spend time learning about God, with interactive lessons, crafts, songs, games and snacks.
We desire for our kids to remain with us during the worship time so we can all worship together as a whole family.
Kids are prayed for and released after worship time, at which point you can check your child in with our amazing Restoration Kids teachers.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
We are currently using The Gospel Project curriculum with our kids.
We live in Chicago with our 3 children, Liem, Raine and Joel. God has called us, along with a team of people, to start a church in North Center, here in Chicago. Hue is originally from Vietnam and left to come to the United States as a refugee when he was 13 years old. He located in Minnesota where he met Vanessa, who had grown up there. Soon after, we were married and moved to Chicago for our jobs.
In 2004 we visited a church-plant started by Steve and Debs Sudworth, who relocated their family from South Africa to Chicago. It was at this very first visit that we experienced the presence of God, dedicating our lives to Him. We spent the next 12 years serving in various capacities, including serving on the eldership team there for the last 8 years. During that time, God led Hue to complete his Master degree at Moody Bible Institute. God continued to reveal more of Himself to our family, more of His love, goodness and freedom, and our desire grew stronger for Him to use us to share those things with everyone. He began revealing more of His plans for us, which included us planting a church right here in Chicago.
“Restoration” has been birthed from the call of God to share His love and goodness with others. Our desire is that through “Restoration” Jesus will be revealed and many will experience the grace and freedom that comes from knowing Him.
Hue and Vanessa Doan
We would love to hear from you!