Vision, Values and Beliefs


Our Vision


We go as a family of truth and grace:
to serve wholeheartedly, to give boldly,
and to love abundantly.


Our Values


(Biblical) Truth

We are a church built upon the truth of the Bible. The Bible does not merely “contain” truth; it is Truth.
John 1:14, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, John 17:17, Colossians 3:16, Acts 2:42

Culture of (Uncommon) Grace

Our church exists to make Jesus known, and we want every individual who visits Discovery to experience the life-changing message of Jesus.  You will be encouraged to grow, but not judged for your pace.
Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 12:15, John 1:16, Acts 2:47a

Culture of (Bighearted) Sacrifice

We believe that God wants us to be generous with our time, talents and treasure. As individuals and as the church, it is our privilege to give generously to people in need; serve others inside and outside of our four walls, and use our gifts to build God’s Kingdom.
Acts 2:44-45, Galatians 6:2, 2 Corinthians 9:7, Psalm 112:5

Culture of (Radical) Hospitality

At the heart of Jesus’ message is a radical welcome extended to all people to draw near to God and to one another. We do this corporately through worship gatherings and community groups but it doesn’t stop there.  Hospitality is demonstrated where you live, work, and play with your neighbors, co-workers, and friends.
Acts 2:46, Hebrews 13:12, Romans 12:13, Galatians 6:10, 1 Peter 4:9, Mark 9:41

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Culture of (Common) Pursuit

We gather to scatter. We cannot merely exist here for years, making little or no impact in the community, and call ourselves successful followers of Christ.  We lock arms together to build God’s Kingdom here in Columbus and around the world!
Acts 1:8, Philippians 2:2, Luke 4:18-19, Acts 2:47b


Beliefs


God

There is one God who is expressed in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person is complete within Himself, yet they are all of the same essence. God is love. His attributes and characteristics are unflawed and unchangeable. Malachi 3:6, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 1:1, Philippians 2:5-7, Genesis 1:2, 1 John 4:8

Jesus

Jesus Christ is all God and all man. He existed in the form of man and was completely human, while remaining completely God. Jesus Christ died on the cross to defeat the power of death and sin, was buried and was bodily resurrected on the third day. After appearing to his disciples, He ascended to heaven. Matthew 1:18, John 1:1, Philippians 2:5-7, Romans 5:6, Matthew 28:1-6

The Return of Jesus Christ

The Bible teaches us that Jesus will return. There is much debate on the events surrounding His return and there is room for disagreement with some of the events, yet the fact is that Jesus will come back and receive all who know and love Him. John 14:1-7, Acts 1:11

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. His mission is to convict the world of sin, comfort the hurting, and lead people toward greater intimacy with Jesus. John 14:16-21, Romans 1:4

Sin

Sin entered the world through one man Adam. Because of that sin all have sinned. We believe all who are born are born sinners in need of a Savior. The Bible teaches that sin can be forgiven. If we confess our sins and turn from them God forgives us and thereby cleanses us of all our sins. Romans 5:12, 1 John 1:9, Isaiah 53:6-7

Salvation

Because of the loving grace of God salvation is offered as life to the full in Jesus. Salvation is free to mankind but came at a high cost to God, His son. All who confess Christ as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead will be saved. Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16

Baptism

The Bible teaches that all who have received Christ, as Savior, should be baptized. Acts 2:41, Acts 8:36-38

Communion/The Lord's Supper

We believe that the communion is commanded by Jesus to be regularly observed until His return. We believe that the bread and juice are symbolic of Christ's body and blood. We believe communion is a solemn act and should be entered into after serious reflection and confession of sin. If you know Christ as Savior and Lord you are invited to join us during our communion services. Luke 22:14-22

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the word of God. It is perfect in all that it teaches. It is infallible, inerrant, and inspired by God Himself. He guided the authors to record His desired revelation of Himself. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:9-11

The Church

We believe that there are two concepts of the church taught within Scripture. One is the universal church, composed of all born again people. The second is the local church. The local church is that place where believers gather to carry out the Apostles teaching. Acts 2:47, Acts 9:31, Revelation 1:4


Governing Documents