Our Statement of Faith:
To call people to follow Jesus and become like Him.
A Growing Community for Christ: Walking in truth, Living out love, Building on faith.
Truth: We value God’s absolute truth, discovered through Creation (general revelation) and the Scriptures (special revelation).
- Teach God’s truth, through ministries of biblical education
- Walk in God’s truth, seeking to grow in holiness and practice integrity
Love: We value the love God has for us and accept his command for us to love God, one another, and our neighbor.
- Worship God, growing in our faith, service, and willingness to sacrifice
- Practice redemptive grace in relationships, caring for, encouraging, and building up one another
- Reach out with service, sacrifice, and the Good News of Jesus to our neighbors
Growth: We value growth as the necessary outcome of fulfilling our mission.
- Pursue personal growth through spiritual disciplines and relationships in the body
- Pursue church growth that is spiritual (likeness to Jesus) and numerical (new believers), expanding ministries and the facilities needed to enable them
Faith: We value faith as the foundation of our relationship to God.
- Believe God for a promised and guaranteed eternal future (our hope)
- Believe God for a near future under His guidance by the Holy Spirit
- Live in gratitude for God’s faithfulness and willingly sacrifice to participate in achieving His desired future.
Community: We value community, involving all the various relationships we live in.
- Seek to strengthen the community of God’s people at DCC through active involvement, serving according to God’s gifting as believers
- Honor and encourage the family as God has established it