Restore St. Louis

Our Vision

Restore St. Louis (RSL) promotes a network of Christian ministries that desire to show God’s love to the poor, widows, orphans, immigrants and refugees of St. Louis. RSL is under the oversight of New City Fellowship of St. Louis.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. – (Isa 61:4)

Our Method

Why didn’t our cities die during the Great Depression? Because poverty does not destroy a city, abandonment does. During the Great Depression, our cities stayed intact because people did not abandon one another; rather, they reached out neighbor to neighbor, to help in times of need. Our success is based upon three very important ingredients: we are relational, we are integrated, and we are Gospel centered.  By moving into the abandoned neighborhoods of St. Louis we are able to help through building close relationships where mutual dignity builds trust. The integration of our different ministries is a recognition that the same person will likely have a lot of different needs, and will over time benefit from diverse ministries that work together. And most important, the Gospel is a message of compassion to needy people. To be Gospel-centered merely means: to recognize our own need of God, and of one another and out of the mercy and kindness shown us to show the same to others. By moving into the rejected neighborhoods of St Louis we are able to build close relationships where mutual dignity develops trust. The integration of our different ministries allows us to touch the same people at different times in their lives so that change over time can be dramatic.

Restore St. Louis involves a unique synthesis of the experience and leadership of New City Fellowship Church, in University City, Missouri, with the human, financial, and spiritual resources of other churches, students, and businesses from the area and across the nation. See our our ministries page to lead you through a description of the various ways we are reaching out in God’s grace to our community.

We encourage and appreciate your participation through your volunteering or financial support.

To better understand the core values and philosophy behind our outreach ministries, please listen to an audio recording of a meeting, facilitated by Pastor Barry Henning of New City Fellowship, that was held on September 22, 2007.

Please be patient while the MP3 file (28.9 MB, 2h.49m) downloads to your computer.

 

Restore St. Louis Contact Information

Steve St. Pierre  314-729-2302  ext. 235

1142 Hodiamont Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63112

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