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Accrediting visits have led California Baptist University to ask how each of its programs systematically integrates faith into their respective disciplines. In the Department of Mathematical Sciences, we are replacing the word “integration” with “restoration” as we develop a departmentwide model for all of our majors. This philosophical replacement specifies our approach to integration. Once our approach is defined, we disclose how our Faith Restoration model accomplishes faith integration via three areas: teaching, research, and culture of the mathematical sciences. In teaching, we incorporate what we call “Faith Themes” into all of our courses. These Faith Themes are meant to restore how we think about our discipline. We then discuss ways to restore research and the culture of the mathematical sciences. The ultimate goal of this model is to produce majors that have restored faith in the thought, practice, and interactions of the mathematical sciences. The philosophy and implementation of Faith Restoration shall be discussed with specific examples.