restore your life & heal your heart

Are you tired of always trying to make it happen? Are you living in fear or shame from not being perfect? 

Don’t settle for less than God’s best.

why should you get ministry

Have a Ministry Session & change your life

What is holding you back from total healing and freedom? 

Healing from your past and being equipped and empowered to maintain your freedom is what we do through RTF ministry.

Freedom is the ability to act, speak or think without hindrance or restraint. Anything that is holding you back from total healing and freedom is settling for less than God’s best for you! Healing from your past and being equipped and empowered to maintain your freedom is what we do through RTF ministry.

Applying will-power or pressure to change our thoughts or behaviors rarely yields lasting results. But, when our heart is changed, our behavior follows. When, in our heart, we see our self the way God sees us, our thoughts come into agreement with His thoughts; our ways come into agreement with His ways—automatically!

If you’re ready for your life to be restored and experience life more fully then it’s your time for healing. We offer two formats that include integrated ministry to all four of the sources of our problems. RTF ministers use this biblical integrated approach to help you discover the hope and full life that Christ has for you. Start ministry today! 

The first step in your healing process (journey) is deciding which of our ministry formats is right for you. Learn More

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RTF minister teams use a biblical integrated approach to help you discover the hope and full life that Christ has for you. Simply choose the ministry format that best fits your needs. Get ministry today!

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what format is right for you?

Take the first step in your healing process (journey) today. We offer different ministry session formats for you to choose from. Once you know what kind of ministry will best suit your needs and schedule, simply check out the ministry directory to find a ministry team.


Issue-Focused Ministry

All too often there is one major issue that stands out in our lives; one that just seems to bring us trouble. Through it all, we may feel shame, fear, anger, pain, or confusion. Perhaps it flares up only in certain circumstances, or perhaps it’s an on-going issue. Restoring The Foundations can help.

Our Issue-Focused ministry format focuses primarily on the major issue that is troubling you. Together, through prayer, we discover how the four sources of our problems work together to ignite and inflame the issue. We will apply foundational truths to each source as we listen to God for counsel and direction.

The ministry session takes approximately two to three hours. This time can profoundly change your life as God sets you free from the root causes of an on-going burden in your life.

Search the RTF Minster Directory to get started with an IFM Ministry session today!

HAVE QUESTIONS? Check out our FAQ’s or need help finding a ministry team, simply contact


Thorough Format Ministry

Maybe we can’t point to a single issue that’s bothering us. There may be many issues, and some seem to be related and others not–it can be confusing.

Restoring the Foundations knows that the fabric of life can get quite tangled. The Thorough Format Ministry experience examines the four sources of our problems that we all experience. As we go through the ministry experience, God reveals patterns and cause and effect relationships–suddenly, understanding emerges. Often you can point to several troubling issues, but at other times issues are uncovered that start to shed light on and make sense of circumstances in our lives we didn’t quite understand. While the approach is systematic and thorough, God is tender and loving in revealing and healing our hurt. The Holy Spirit leads and guides the ministry.

During the 15 hours of ministry, we will apply the foundational truths to each source from which come our problems and systematically address the spiritual root causes as God graciously prepares our hearts and minds to receive his love. We’ll begin with getting to know one another and spend about three hours asking you questions and letting you clarify the issues and history in your life. The following four, three-hour sessions will each focus on one of the four source areas. The person receiving ministry experiences an encounter with Father, Son and Holy Spirit throughout the ministry sessions. Freedom and healing is experienced in a personal way. The person is equipped and empowered throughout the sessions with the tools needed to maintain their freedom. It is life-changing. (In-person and zoom ministry is available.)

Interested in Ministry? Search the RTF Minster Directory to get started today!

HAVE QUESTIONS? Check out our FAQ’s or need help finding a ministry team, simply contact


Have questions about RTF? We are here to help! Check out our frequently asked questions, for answers to common questions.


Restoring the Foundations has many venues. Our Healing House Network has ministry teams located throughout the world. In addition, there are many churches which provide the shorter Issue-Focused Ministry format ministry. You can search for ministry teams by location in the Ministry Directory section of our website.

Each Healing House Network ministry team will be able to help you arrange for housing and meals while with them for ministry. These details will be one of the things your ministry team will coordinate with you.
Any personal items you might need if it is a multi-day ministry session. Dress is casual. We want you to be comfortable. You may want to bring your Bible and a journal and be ready to receive from the Lord.

Restoring the Foundations, International is a world-wide, non-profit inner-healing ministry, and minister training and resource provider established over 30 years ago, by founders Chester and Betsy Kylstra.

While many inner-healing ministries focus on one area of healing, Restoring The Foundations offers both individual Issue-Format and Thorough-Format Ministry that utilizes a specialized, biblically-based integrated approach to help individuals find hope, healing and freedom in their lives through Christ.

Restoring The Foundations is an international organization offering in-person and online ministry, as well as minister training world-wide. Search our ministry directory and event listing for ministers near you for training opportunities to grow in your ministry efforts. 

Don’t see a minister in your area? No problem, many ministers offer online ZOOM ministry and continued ministry training. Checkout the  ministry directory to see options that fit your needs.

Ministers with a heart for you

About RTF Ministers

All RTF Ministers have gone through a combination of many hours of classroom teaching, hands on coaching and mentoring, being personally observed, and being qualified by a member of the RTF Training team. 

All RTF Ministers
Our goal is for our RTF ministers to be competent and proficient in the RTF integrated approach of ministry and to be Holy Spirit led before they are released to minister! Some RTF Ministers go on to become members of the Healing House Network and others choose to remain under the spiritual covering of their local church or para-church ministry.
Healing House Network Ministers
An RTF Minister that qualifies for the Healing House Network has successfully completed hundreds of hours of ministry training and has gained ministry experience. They also have passed a stringent qualification process. Once accepted into the Healing House Network they are recognized by Restoring the Foundations as a Healing House Network Minister. RTF becomes their spiritual covering allowing them to minister anywhere in the world with the RTF stamp of approval.


An Investment in Your Life

Often we hear people say that they could’ve saved thousands of dollars if they’d done RTF first!

We all want a return on our investments. Whether we are investing in purchasing a new car, beginning a relationship, or simply for our own well-being, we want to know that there is real and lasting value. Restoring the Foundations is a real and lasting value, and the return on your investment is truly priceless–your life healed and restored!

Thorough Format Ministry with a Married Couple – Includes approximately 15 hours of individual ministry for each person and two additional sessions specifically dealing with the marriage. The approximate total number of hours with two follow-up calls is 34-36 hours. The cost of investment is usually $3400.00*
Thorough Format for an Individual – approximately 15 hours of ministry dealing with specific issues in a person’s life. The investment is usually $1,500.00*
Issue Format Ministry – a 2-3 hour session dealing with one main issue in a person’s life. The investment is usually $300.00*
*This is the USA price. Prices may vary. Check with your local ministers for international pricing. Ministry fees go to support your RTF Ministers. They have invested in their training for you!

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