What We Believe

The Mission of Discover Church
“DISCOVERING LIFE TOGETHER”

 

We filter every idea, program, and budget request through our Missions Statement. If what we plan doesn’t help us fulfill the mission and purpose, then we will not do it.

 

Our Missions Statement is based on three teachings from Scripture:

  • Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  Matthew 22:36-38

  • And the second is like it:  Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:39-40

  • “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:19-20

 
Core values

 

We Believe: Changed People Pray

 

We Believe: Found People Find People

 

We Believe: You Can’t Out Give God

 

We Believe: Saved People Serve People

 

We Believe: We Are Better Together

 

We Believe: Growing People Change

ESSENTIALS OF OUR FAITH

 

About God

–We believe there is only one God who exists in three distinct persons, the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We believe that God has always existed, created all things, and is the sustainer of all things. He is all powerful, all knowing, and unchangeable. He is loving and just and desires a relationship with each one of us. (1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11)

 

About Jesus

– We believe that Jesus is God, (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the world. He lived a perfect life, died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, and conquered death and sin through His resurrection. It is through Him alone that a person can enter into a right relationship with God. He now intercedes on behalf of believers seated at the right hand of God in heaven. (John 1:1, 14; John 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5)

 

About Holy Spirit

– We believe that the Holy Spirit is God. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts people of their sin, opens their heart and mind to be receptive to the love of God, and forever indwells the believer upon salvation. The Holy Spirit then equips, strengthens, and encourages the believer to live in obedience to the will of God. (Acts 5:3-4; John 6:63; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Titus 3:5; John 16:8-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

 

About the Bible

– We believe the entire Holy Bible (66 books) is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God in its original manuscripts. 

We believe that the Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to mankind and is the supreme and final authority. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)

About Mankind

– We believe that man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own effort. (Gen 1:27; Isaiah 59:2; Rom 3:23, Rom 5:8, John 14:6)

About Salvation

– We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin. (Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)

 

About the Church

– We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and following Him and by making Him known to a lost world. (Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)

 

About Church Ordinances

– We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism by immersion and the regular taking of communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Jesus Christ.  (Mt. 28:19; Rom. 6:3-4, Acts 8:38,39; Mt. 26:26-29; I Cor. 11:17-34) 

 

About the Christian Life

– We believe that every Christian should live for Jesus Christ and not for himself. By obedience to The Word and daily yielding to The Holy Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ.  (Romans 12:1-2, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 4:2 Galatians 5:16–17, Acts 1:8).

 

About Marriage

– We further believe that marriage is a covenant relationship between one man and one woman before God and further that it is an exclusive physical and emotional relationship. Genesis 2:22-24; Matthew 19:6; 1 Corinthians 7:2-5

Discover Church

3232 BAttlefield blvd

Chesapeake, VA 23322

757.421.3626

Sunday morning worship 9:30am and 11:00am

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