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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring Discovery!I have three simple updates for you this month. First, we are celebrating the addition of Yuan Cheng to our elder team. Yuan and Joy are a gift to our community, and I already see Yuan adding tremendous value to the leadership and care of the church.Second, we have had a good response so far to the giving challenge we issued at the end of January. F...

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You've heard this right?

Hello Friends!By now you've probably heard me make this speech a few times, but I'll say it again: at Discovery we aim to structure ourselves very simply. By focusing on Gatherings, Groups, and Generosity we hope to provide space for community, joy, and authenticity to multiply as we point people to the good news about Jesus. One of the things I am most excited about for ...

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Happy 2019!

Happy 2019 Discovery! This month I want to begin by thanking you all for helping us finish 2018strong financially. You can access your 2018 year end giving statements via Discovery Connect(Get Statement). If you need helplogging in or accessing your giving statement you can view further instructionsor email us.Along those lines, this coming week our conversation will be fo...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Discovery!It's amazing to think that we've now been here for 6 months. We continue to be so grateful for all of you and for warmly welcoming us into the Discovery family. We look forward to all God has in store for us in the upcoming year.Next month I will outline for us some of the key developments that lie ahead in 2019, but to help us end 2018 well I wan...

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Moving Forward

Hello Friends! As we move forward together one of our goals is to create more and more alignment around three critical environments: GatheringsGroupsGenerosity I use the word environment very intentionally. According to Webster, an environment is the "surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates." Rather than building programs, we are...

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Welcome to Fall

Welcome to Fall in Davis. This is a season of new beginnings for us and we anticipate God doing some great things in the coming months.I want us to look back, though, for a moment. Earlier in the summer I wrote to you about our hopes for two new additions to our team, and God has provided them! We are so stoked to welcome Claire Hoffart and Amanda Hovanian.Claire is now ou...

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We've hired a new Lead Pastor!

Dear Church Family,It is with tremendous thanksgiving and joy that we write to inform you of the hiring of Discovery Christian Church's new Senior Pastor, StephenBoutry. Steve and his family met many of you during their recent visit, and the hiring team received nothing but high praise and enthusiastic support. Steve graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2002 w...

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Meet our Pastoral Candidate

Dear Church Family,We invite you to read below to learn more about our Pastoral Candidate, Stephen Boutry, and his wife, Amy. Steve and his family will be visiting Discovery April 18th 22nd. During his visit he will have a formal interview, meet with staff and elders, visit several Discovery Groups, sit in on meetings with the teaching team and women's leaders, explore Dav...

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Exciting Pastoral Search Updates to Share

March 20, 2018Dear Church Family,We are writing to share some exciting updates in the church and also to express a huge thank you to both the search committee and the hiring committee.The search committee (Kayla Koenigshof, Vlad Diaz-Ochoa, Cavin Miller, Yuan Cheng, Robert Boulware and Rebecca Egli) reviewed over 100 applications for the senior pastor position. Through a t...

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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 uncompromising c...

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