Heartland District, Church of Jesus Christ

Restoration Branches

Who Are We?

The Church of Jesus Christ Restoration Branches are groups of disciples who believe in the original fullness of the gospel restored through Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830.  Many members were originally baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS) led by Joseph Smith, III; but more than a century later as liberal leadership started to change the doctrine many left the church and formed individual Restoration Branches.  After this the RLDS church migrated further from the original teachings and now have changed their name to Community of Christ.  The Restoration Branch members claim to hold true to the original gospel restored through Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830 and reorganized by Joseph Smith, III in 1860.

The Heartland District consists of Restoration Branches in eastern Iowa, northern Missouri, and western Illinois. Other branches in the midwest are welcome to join. Please see further information to do this under Invitation.