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Restoration House ...
A place of recovery for the wounded heart.

Pastors Kathryn and Thomas Shank
Founders of Intensive Care Ministries
Assistant Pastor Charles Spratt

Restoration House Meetings
Friday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in Quincy, IL

Gentle and freeing worship in song
A time of fellowship with others in recovery or emotional healing
A time to ask questions
A loving and caring environment
A place to be honest and REAL
A place to live what 12-step principles embrace

RESTORATION HOUSE'S VISION: "I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick... The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. So they will say, 'This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.' Then (all) who are left around you shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, the Lord, have spoken it, and I will do it." Ezek. 34:16 & 36:34-36

Restoration House is an interdenominational Christian community that specializes in providing a safe haven for those who are in recovery from trauma of all kinds. We offer fellowship with others who are in recovery/hurting; praise and worship (free to worship as YOU worship. NO rules); encouragement, Biblical teaching on recovery, and personal ministry. We are especially sensitive to those who have been spiritually abused or oppressed. We promote honesty, expression of emotions, and safety for all who are seeking recovery from any form of abuse or trauma as a child or as an adult .We seek to break the barriers down between God and His hurting people, and worship is a key ingredient to our meetings. Our focus is on healing the spirit, soul (mind, will and emotions), and body through the gift of Jesus Christ, and on becoming equipped to carry out God's will for our individual and corporate lives.

We are a division of INTENSIVE CARE MINISTRIES and a necessary and vital outreach of WATERED GARDENS MINISTRY CENTER, a grief and trauma resolution therapy center. We are compatible with 12-Step Principles, and Scripturally based. Here, you will experience gentle worship within a community of others who are either seeking recovery, in the process of recovering, or maintaining recovery.

We know that at times it is hard to go to traditional church services because we may feel vulnerable, or obligated / required to "put on a mask" when we are feeling depressed, hurt, or overwhelmed. Here, no masks are required or desired. It is fine to be who you are, where you are in your recovery, and to be honest. Recovery work is hard work, and getting free of old thought patterns, habits, self-concepts, and issues takes its toll on us emotionally We want to minister to your special needs-- please let us know what you would like to pray about during personal ministry time, as your needs are important to us. YOU ARE NOT A BURDEN TO US! We love to minister and seek the Lord on your behalf. Of course, everyone can talk to the Lord directly, but we realize that sometimes a person can feel too beaten down, too bruised, or too overwhelmed to even pray. We will pray for you and with you.

If you cannot attend meetings, contact our FRUITFUL GARDEN (link at left) leader, Rev. Susan Dollery She will be glad to pray for you and even put it on our intercessor's request line if you would like.