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Want to be Baptized?

Here in Discovery, our church is comprised of people from a variety of church backgrounds. As a result, questions about the meaning and manner of Baptism are common. We believe that Baptism is a beautiful symbol of our new life in Christ, and we seek God’s Word on how and when we should be baptized. Our belief in the Bible’s authority for our lives and our unco...

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Elder Update - September

Dear Discovery Family, Thank you for patiently receiving this and our recent other long emails. We thought it would be both important and helpful, with all the various transitions we've experienced, to send a quick note to all of you. First and foremost, we would like to remind you that we are in this season together as a family — a family led by the most...

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Job Openings

Discovery Christian Church is currently hiring for two positions. Please find links to the job postings below. KIDS MINISTRY COORDINATOR YOUTH MINISTRY INTERN  ...

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Elder Update - August

Dear Discovery Family,From the moment we entered this season of transition, the constant prayer of your elders has been "Lord, give us wisdom to see where you are leading and courage to lead our people to follow you."  Or, in more desperate times, it has been a much simpler "Lord, what are you up to??"   We had repeatedly been warned from multiple ...

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Elder Update - July

Dear Discovery, Before you go any further in this email we encourage you to stop and take a quick second to say “Thank you God!”  We do this because God, our good Father, has, is, and will always take excellent care of us.  We most recently experienced Him doing so just a few weeks ago as we celebrated the 100th birthday of the City of Davis on the 4...

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Elder Update - June

Dear Discovery, Welcome to June! This is the start of our summer season and typically marks a significant transition in our church life.  Families pack up for vacation, students finish final exams, and many in our congregation will graduate from UC Davis and begin the next season of their lives.   This seasonal transition occurs alongside our own leader...

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Pastoral Search Team Update - April

Dear Discovery, Christ is Risen! For those who couldn’t join us for Easter, you missed quite the celebration! We watched and praised as many were baptized, including several who decided to take this step of faith on the spot, and enjoyed great preaching and worship together. God is truly at work among us, leading us, helping us when we stumble, and using us every da...

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Pastoral Search Team Update - March

Dear Discovery, Much is happening in the life of our church right now! We are beginning to wrap up our Ephesians series, plan for Easter, and we are just about to send a large team down to Haiti to work with Danita's Children. We are also continuing to make progress with our search for a new lead Pastor and would like to provide a brief update on where that stands. Below ...

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Pastoral Search Team Update - February

MESSAGE TO CHURCH FROM ELDERSDear Discovery, What a great time of prayer and mutual encouragement we shared this past Sunday! Paul Boulware preached and then concluded by leading us in a time of small group prayer. If you were not able to join us in service, we encourage you to take some time to sit with friends or family and pray together; there is truly a unique blessin...

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Transition FAQs

Richert Departure FAQs   Q: When did John decide to leave? A: While any transition of this magnitude is always preceded by a period of intense conversation, reflection, and prayer, the actual decision that John would step down was made sometime during the month of November and officially confirmed December 1.   Q: When is their last Sunday? A: John’s ...

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