Restoring Ourselves and Our Communities through Seven Core Christian Practices.
Pray • Worship • Serve • Give • Learn • Listen • Join
The spark that led Christopher Martin to develop The Restoration Project occurred in 2002 when he visited the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in Washington DC. It was a visit that changed his life. For the first time, he saw what it looked like when a community of highly devoted Christians worked together to encourage each other in Discipleship and to serve the needs of the poor. The founder, Gordon Cosby, said something that cut him to the quick. (continue)
How TRP is growing
Through TRP, people are developing meaningful prayer practices with daily prayer; deepening relationships with others and with God by forming discipleship groups; learning in small group formation classes; studying scripture alone and with others; attending church regularly to worship as a community; and holding each other accountable to listen for, and respond to, a unique call from God. (Learn more in the FAQ)
The Restoration Project: A Benedictine Path to Wisdom, Strength, and Love, by Rev. Christopher H. Martin
“So much in our lives has obscured our God-given beauty. The integrity of the likeness of God has broken apart, the foundation has not been firm. We have tried to fix things and often made it even worse, and the environment in which we live can be toxic, violent, and aggressive.”
The Restoration Project explores The Twelve Steps of Humility, the heart of The Rule of Saint Benedict, revealing how this ancient guide leads to wisdom, strength, and love. The book weaves prayer, poetry, and art with contemporary stories of brokenness, joy, and discovery to guide the reader to a place of spiritual renewal. The book is a cornerstone of a national initiative, also called The Restoration Project. (Read reviews of Christopher’s book).
TRP in Christopher’s words (video from 2013)