Our Fellowship

A Summary of Our Church Governance

As you consider investing your heart, time, family, and finances into the life of a church, it is important for you to feel confident in church leadership. Our goal in sharing the details of RFC government is that you will understand that our church is structured to support the values of integrity, accountability, and spiritual authority.


Restoration Fellowship Church is a traditional expression of the New Testament Church. Our desire is to imitate, experience, and live out the reality of Christ’s presence in the way the ‘Acts’ church did. We are evangelical in practice. Scripture paints a picture of a church committed to five primary purposes: worship, fellowship, discipleship, evangelism, and service.

These purposes are drawn from the two directives given by Jesus Christ, the Great Commandment (Mark 12:28-34) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

It is our objective to call people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus and to live out the values and realities of the book of Acts.


Our church government is made up of four groups:

  1. Guided by the Executive Leadership Team
  2. Enabled by the Leadership Team
  3. Protected by the Vision Council
  4. Strengthened by the Pastoral Advisory Group

Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is led by the Lead Pastor and includes the Executive Pastor, the Congregational Care Pastor, and The Director of Media and Facilities. This team oversees the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. These ministry leaders serve the congregation and are responsible for the development of the spiritual life of the church.

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team (LT) enables ministry and is comprised of our church staff. The LT meets regularly with the ELT and our volunteer ministry leaders. The LT plans and implements programs to fulfill the five primary purposes of the church as identified in scripture. They are: worship, fellowship, discipleship, evangelism, and service, as Jesus directed in Mark 12:28-34 and Matthew 28:18-20.

Vision Council

The Vision Council (VC) is made up of 4-8 members of the congregation appointed by the Lead Pastor, and confirmed by the ELT to oversee the finances and direct the provision of the facilities needed by the church. They provide counsel to the Executive Leadership Team regarding the major financial commitments of the church.

Pastoral Advisory Group

The Pastoral Advisory Group (PAG) is made up of 3-5 pastors of respected ministries who love RFC and are willing to provide spiritual protection to the church. They may be called upon to help in accountability matters relating to the Lead Pastor if requested to do so by the ELT.