What We BelieveAt Discovery Family
Church (DFC) we feel that it is our responsibility to “clear the way”
for you to come to church. We want you to be able to experience great music, an
encouraging message, friendly people, and an enjoyable atmosphere.
When visiting DFC you can expect:
- Casual dress;
we love blue jeans.
- A relevant message—not dull and boring.
- 21st century music performed by a live band (no organ).
- Ordinary people; no perfect people allowed.
Come as you are,
and discover a place to BELONG!
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three
personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal
and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived
a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins
of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to
demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return
again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-15; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15;1 Corinthians
15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present
in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives
in every Christian from the moment of salvation. This immersion into Spirit-led
living provides the Christian with the power to live a fruitful, victorious
life, understanding of spiritual truth, and boldness in sharing the good news
with others. He also gives us spiritual gifts. As Christians, we seek to live
under His daily control.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16;
Ephesians 1:13;Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under
the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth
for Christian beliefs and living.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.
People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person
has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience
toward God called “sin.”
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never
make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus
Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s
penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans
We believe in the world-wide body of Christ. It is comprised of all believers
who have been vitally united. We also believe that God has called believers
to be part of a local church family.
Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated
from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To
be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is
eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 12:25; 14:2-3; 17:3; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15