Affiliation and Beliefs
Discovery Community Church is an independent, non-denominational church voluntarily affiliated with both the Christian Church movement and the Church of God.
So what does that mean?
It means "we're not the only Christians, but we're only Christian."
Welcome to Discovery Community Church. We believe that all people matter to God and therefore they matter to us. Our doors are open to people from all backgrounds regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.
At Discovery Community Church we are striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there's relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, consistent prayer, and compassionate care for those who are in need. In short, we would like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time.
So whether you are a spiritual seeker who's just starting to ask questions about God or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Discovery Community Church. You'll find that this is a place where you really do matter to us because you matter to God.
The History of Discovery
Discovery Community Church is a church born out of Jesus’ prayer for unity
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17)
In 2002 the leaders from Park Church of God started meeting with the leaders from Park Christian Church to explore the idea of the two churches sharing some ministries. The youth groups began meeting together and had a very positive experience.
The leadership of the two church continued to meet and asked challenging questions as they sought God's will for the two churches. They asked questions like, “Would we be more effective working together rather than working apart?” and "Would it be a better use of resources to work together instead of working apart?”
In May of 2004 after two years of working and worshiping together, both congregations voted unanimously to merge and form a new church called Discovery Community Church.