“When you KNOW better, you DO better!”

It’s true. That’s why Project Restore Ministries (PRM) is on a mission to teach God’s way of handling money and possessions to those who desire to “do better”. We believe the Bible has time-tested, tried and true principles to alleviate poverty in Jacksonville’s inner city. In partnership with local churches, businesses, volunteers, and the materially poor, our mission is to teach the materially poor biblical financial principles and more, resulting in poverty alleviation, and community restoration—the way God intended.

We are making a difference in Jacksonville's inner city!

Former students discuss the impact of learning biblical financial principles on their finances and life

Volunteer, Dianna, shares her experience in training to become a Project Restore Ally. 

What other students are saying...

“I enjoyed the teacher’s uplifting spirit. I like the idea of being a good steward of God’s money. I could have used this course years ago.”

“As a second time student, [it] was great to get a review of finances God’s way. Class was practical and spiritually sound. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to applying knowledge and sharing the biblical financial principles with others.”

“This class is a very helpful tool and it is wise to have every individual in your family learn God’s way of handling his money and possessions. These tools are very important.”

“I would definitely refer this class. I really enjoyed the class. Mrs. Johnson was such a huge help in understanding budgeting God’s way.”

Recent PRM Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Project Restore Ministries?

PRM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a vision of financial renewal in Jacksonville’s inner city. Poverty can and will be alleviated as the materially poor learn and apply biblical principles for managing money and possessions. God makes all things new! (Isa. 43:19)

What curriculum does Project Restore Ministries use?

PRM uses a twelve-week curriculum produced by the Chalmers Center entitled, Faith & Finances. Based upon principles from the book, When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbitt and Brian Fikkert, each 90-minute session is specifically designed for financially-vulnerable adults and covers topics such as developing a spending plan, setting savings goals, and managing debt.

When and where do courses take place?

Faith & Finances courses are taught at local churches and community centers in a confidential, small group setting where students are free to interact, share mutual struggles, and encourage each other. To inquire about upcoming course dates or hosting a group at your location, please email us at mjohnson@restoretoday.org.

How much does it cost to participate in a Faith & Finances class?

Generous donors and sponsors enable PRM to defray most expenses. As a result, each student pays only $3.98 for the Participant Guide. We also provide childcare during classes at no cost.

If you would like to support the work of PRM, you can make a secure, tax-deductible gift by credit card or mail your contribution to: Project Restore Ministries, PO Box 66087, Jacksonville, FL 32208.

Does Project Restore Ministries provide resources for students after the course ends?

We want each student to be successful in their journey toward financial stewardship. Each participant is assigned an ally who provides mentoring, moral support, and accountability during and after the course ends. PRM also has a team of volunteers who meet regularly to pray for students and their needs.

How can I get involved with Project Restore Ministries?

If you are a mature Christian with a heart for the poor, you can support PRM by becoming an ally. Allies mentor and support students during and after the course to help them achieve their financial goals.  Additionally, if you are passionate about biblical financial principles and alleviating poverty in Jacksonville, you may be interested in serving as a class facilitator. The Chalmers Center  train facilitators several times a year. To learn more about becoming an ally or facilitator, email us at mjohnson@restoretoday.org.

Partnership with Amazing Life Church

May 2018 – Project Restore Ministries Executive Director Marilyn Johnson is pictured here with Twilla Washington, Tanu Seymore, and Patrice Andrews–three of the eight  well-experienced facilitators of Bibical Financial Stewardship. They are celebrating the completion of the biblical stewardship classes taught at the Northeast Florida Boys and Girls Club which is part of the initial groundwork being laid to bring about community restoration and poverty alleviation in Jacksonville’s urban core.  This is a partnership between Project Restore Ministries and Amazing Life Church (Pastor Marc Dickerson).

We Are a Community Partnership

We need YOU! Project Restore Ministries can only realize its vision of poverty alleviation and community restoration in partnership with local churches, businesses, and volunteers. Here are ways you can get involved in equipping the materially poor with tools to restore their finances and communities God’s way:

Become an Ally

Allies are a crucial part of our ministry! These are spiritually-mature individuals who commit to come alongside students to provide mentoring, moral support, and accountability. They build relationships with students during and after the course to help them achieve their goals. A 1-day training is required. Interested in becoming an ally?

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Host a Course

PRM courses are held at Jacksonville churches and local community centers. If your church or community group would like to host a twelve-week class, please contact us.

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Facilitate a Course

Facilitating a Faith & Finances course is a rewarding experience! We need volunteers who are passionate about biblical financial principles and alleviating poverty in Jacksonville. We train facilitators several times a year. For additional information, contact us.

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Join our Prayer Team

Prayer underpins everything we do at PRM. Our prayer team commits to weekly 30 minute prayer meetings by phone. If you believe in the power of prayer and have a heart for intercession, email us today.

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Support Project Restore Ministries

Your generous, tax-deductible contribution restores lives and communities! A gift of $100 equips one student with life-changing financial principles from God’s Word. A donation of $1000 equips a class of ten students—multiplying your impact!

To contribute by credit card or e-check, click the link below to visit our secure donation page

Or, if you prefer, mail your check or money order to: Project Restore Ministries, PO Box 66087, Jacksonville, FL 32208

Corporate sponsorship opportunities available! To learn how you can support PRM while promoting your business, contact Marilyn Johnson at mjohnson@restoretoday.org or (904) 629-2023.

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