We are a church that REACHES intentionally into the local and global community, developing authentic relationships. // Luke 15; Romans 12:9-18

We are a church that LOVES people wherever they are, especially in their brokenness and messiness, but loves them too much to let them stay there. // Matthew 25:35-40; John 4:4-42

 We are a church that IMITATES Jesus, seeking real life change through obedience, being transformed by the Holy Spirit, and following Christ’s example. // Ephesians 5:1-2; Galatians 5:22-23

We are a church that DUPLICATES this process through relational ministry,  making disciples who make disciples. This is the personal responsibility of everyone who follows Jesus. // Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:2

our Core values


LOVE We believe authentic love is expressed in the life-giving tension of unconditional grace and uncompromising truth, which was best modeled by Jesus.  // John 1:14; 8:10-11; 17:17; Ephesians 2:8, 4:15; Romans 12:9

GROWTH We are responsible for our own spiritual growth, and the growth of God’s Kingdom, which happen only as we remain connected to Jesus, both individually and in community. // John 15:5; Galatians 5:22-23; 2 Peter 1:5-8

GENEROSITY Our time, talents, money, and the Good News of Jesus are gifts from God that are meant to be generously shared. // 1 Peter 4:10-11; Mark 10:45; Romans 12:6-8; 2 Corinthians 8:7

DISCIPLESHIP Followers of Jesus should have an outward focus, intentionally loving our neighbors, serving people both locally and globally, and making disciples who make disciples. // Matthew 4:19; 5:16; 28:19-20; Mark 12:31

OUR beliefs

At Discover, we don't have an official "creed," but these are our core beliefs: 

There is one God, Creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. // Genesis 1:1, 26; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19-20; John 1:1, 14; 10:30-33; 14:9; Acts 7:55

The Bible is inspired and given to us directly by God. It has no fault. It should not be added to or taken away from. // 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Revelation 22:18-19)

All have sinned and deserve eternal separation from God. It is impossible for anyone to restore their relationship with God by their own good works. // Romans 3:23-24; James 2:10

Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God who led a sinless life, was crucified, and was raised to life. His sacrifice allows us to be seen by God as holy and without sin. // John 3:16; Romans 8:34-39

The forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit are granted by God's grace through faith in Jesus. That faith is obediently lived out through belief, confession, repentance, baptism, and following Jesus. // Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-4; Matthew 4:19

The Church exists to take the good news of Jesus to all people in every nation; to serve the world; to encourage and strengthen other believers. // Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Peter 4:10-11)

Believers should worship God and love Him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Christians are to grow in faith and practice as empowered by the Holy Spirit. // John 4:23; Mark 12:30-31; Galatians 5:22-23

Jesus will visibly return without warning to judge all people. Non-believers will spend eternity separated from God, and faithful believers will spend eternity with God. // Revelation 20:11-21:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

Note: We do not wish to post individual documents regarding other specific “issues;” rather,  we rely on the truth of the God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit to address every area of our lives. We are happy to sit down and discuss our understanding of how the Bible applies to any specific topic, and believe those conversations happen best in a relational context. If you wish to discuss something not covered in this belief statement, please feel free to contact any of the Elders or the Lead Minister.

Love god. love people.

impact the world.