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Housing Abilene’s Homeless

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8-9) These ancient words are part of the guiding force behind our Restoration vision of eliminating chronic homelessness in the city of Abilene. It’s a […]


Refugees in Abilene

Recent photos and stories of Syrian refugees have opened our eyes, broken our hearts, and stirred our collective conscience. Scripture reminds us that as the people of God, we too were once strangers in a foreign land and that God rescued us. Because of this, we are called to love and care for the stranger […]


3d Student Ministry and Crossover
by: Allie Nichols

Crossover is a weekend where we welcome the new freshman. It is a weekend to get to know them and make them feel welcomed. This year the theme at crossover was “belong.” I realized that it is very easy to feel like you don’t belong. There is always going to be something that you don’t […]


Restoration Week by: Jeremy Glover

  “How was it?” This question often comes upon returning home after a week of camp or a mission trip. Since the end of Restoration Week I’ve probably been asked this question 100 times. But after a week like Restoration Week this question is almost impossible to answer because I don’t know how to boil […]

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3d Ministry Puts On Restoration Week

I love mission trips. I love everything about them.  I love the community that is created by people serving together.  I love living in community during the trip and sharing meals together and spending many hours getting to know one another on a deeper level.  I love meeting new people and going to new places.  […]

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The City of God

The story opens with a garden. But it ends in a city. That’s a curious trajectory. When the story of the Bible opens we see God create a garden—a natural paradise—in which humanity is placed and tasked with its care. And you’d think that at the end of the story we’d circle back to that […]