People of Present Vision | week 1 | empowering a movement

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“…and upon this rock, I will build My church…” – Matthew 16.18 (NASB) Jesus IS building His church… Today… Right now… And, from the beginning, DCC has always desired to be a part of building what He is building. But, what does that mean for us? Is Jesus building an organization? Is He the founding director of a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation?

This Sunday, Kevan will be teaching on the church that Jesus is building. What does it look like? What are some of the key characteristics that we should keep focused on as we seek to partner with our great God and Savior in building together? Don’t miss it.

People of Remembrance | building a monument

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December 30,2018

“Now when all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying ‘Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe, and command them, saying, ‘Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests’ feet are standing firm, and carry them over with you and lay them down in the lodging place where you will lodge tonight.” So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe; and Joshua said to them, ‘Cross again to the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel. Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ then you shall say to them, ‘Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.’ So these stones shall become A MEMORIAL to the sons of Israel forever.”” – Joshua 4.1-7 (NASB)

As we move forward into a new year, a new season as a church family, it is important to take a moment to pause and remember where we have been… to tell stories of the amazing things that the Lord has done among us and how He has brought us to this present moment.

This Sunday, Kevan will be taking us through several such stories, highlighting a few key points along the way which demonstrate the then and now Word of the Lord for DCC. Don’t miss it.

Spotlight on DCC Kingdom Connections 01/19

Spotlight on Kingdom Connections

Pastor, writer, Kingdom leader, and teacher (not to mention, member of DCC’s elder team), Leon DeHaan has taught and ministered all over the US and the world for over 45 years, eventually founding Thrive Ministries International.  Leon and his fabulous wife, Audrey, are personal friends and mentors of many, impacting lives in the DCC family and beyond on behalf of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thrive “works all over the world to bring powerful and down to earth teaching to believers and ministry leaders.” This is done in a variety of ways, but primarily through podcasts and ministry intensives where Leon travels to Mexico, S. Africa, and other locations, partnering with churches and other mission agencies to teach and train indigenous pastors and Kingdom leaders.


“Thrive works all over the world to bring powerful and down to earth teaching to believers and ministry leaders.”

– Leon DeHaan

Please pray for Leon and Audrey, keeping in mind some of their recent prayer requests…

  • for the US and it’s leaders – that they would reign in righteousness
  • for peace in Israel
  • for the finances of Thrive Ministries International
  • that Leon and Audrey would have wisdom and favor as they move forward into a new time of life and ministry

Peace | Advent 2018

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December 23, 2018

Historically, the church has celebrated the four weeks of advent to mark the beginning of the liturgical calendar. During this season we remember the incarnation of the Eternal Son and look forward to His return when He will set the world to rights. Advent is a celebration of both remembrance and anticipation.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
-Matthew 1:23 (NKJV)

“The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation…
Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this…
It was the central event in the history of the Earth—the very thing that the whole story has been about.”
-CS Lewis (Miracles, chapter 14)

Each Sunday of Advent we focus on a different aspect of who JESUS is to us. He is our HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE. This week, Brian will be leading us in a celebration of JESUS: prince of PEACE.

Joy | Advent 2018

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Historically, the church has celebrated the four weeks of advent to mark the beginning of the liturgical calendar. During this season we remember the incarnation of the Eternal Son and look forward to His return when He will set the world to rights. Advent is a celebration of both remembrance and anticipation
 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
Matthew 1:23 (NKJV)

“The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation… 
Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this… 
It was the central event in the history of the Earth—the very thing that the whole story has been about.” 

-CS Lewis (Miracles, chapter 14) 
Each Sunday of Advent we focus on a different aspect of who JESUS is to us. He is our HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE. This week, Leon will be leading us in a celebration of JESUS: fullness of JOY.

Hope | Advent 2018

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December 2, 2018

Historically, the church has celebrated the four weeks of advent to mark the beginning of the liturgical calendar. During this season we remember the incarnation of the Eternal Son and look forward to His return when He will set the world to rights. Advent is a celebration of both remembrance and anticipation.

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
-Matthew 1:23 (NKJV)

“The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation…
Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this…
It was the central event in the history of the Earth—the very thing that the whole story has been about.”
-CS Lewis (Miracles, chapter 14)

Each Sunday of Advent we focus on a different aspect of who JESUS is to us. He is our HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE. This week, Chad will be leading us in a celebration of JESUS, our living HOPE.

Thanksgiving… | week 2 | our weapon against anxiety and fear

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November 25, 2018

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
– Philippians 4.8-9 (NASB)

As sons and daughters of God, we are called to thrive in this life, not just survive. Our great God has given us everything for our possession, without holding anything back. And yet, often times, it seems we are living on scraps, just barely getting by, filled with fear, stress, and anxiety. So, how can we combat these great enemies?

This week Kevan and Jamie will finish their two week series, designed to help empower us to live in the freedom which the Lord has given us. Don’t miss it.

Thanksgiving…| week 1 | our weapon against anxiety and fear

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November 18, 2018

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 4.4-7 (NASB)

As sons and daughters of God, we are called to thrive in this life, not just survive. Our great God has given us everything for our possession, without holding anything back. And yet, often times, it seems we are living on scraps, just barely getting by, filled with fear, stress, and anxiety. So, how can we combat these great enemies?

This week Kevan and Jamie will begin a two week series designed to help empower us to live in the freedom which the Lord has given us. Don’t miss it.

Healthy Kingdom Family | week 9 | sacred companionship

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November 11, 2018

“Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.”
– 1 Samuel 18.1 (NKJV)

Family is a gift from our loving and good heavenly Father. Family is His design for the church as well as society in general. Healthy families impart LIFE; providing a deep sense of acceptance and belonging as we grow into the men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers we were always meant to be. And yet, some of the deepest wounds and hurts in our lives come from brokenness in families, both in the home and church. What might it look like for us to build healthy kingdom family that not only nurtures and grows, but also heals and restores?

This week Brian will be wrapping up our fall series on healthy kingdom family. This Sunday morning’s teaching, “sacred companionship”, will provide the context for our small group discussion and ministry during the upcoming week.

Healthy Kingdom Family | week 8 | New Testament Leadership

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November 4, 2018

“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.”
– Ephesians 4.11-12 (NLT)

Family is a gift from our loving and good heavenly Father. Family is His design for the church as well as society in general. Healthy families impart LIFE; providing a deep sense of acceptance and belonging as we grow into the men and women, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers we were always meant to be. And yet, some of the deepest wounds and hurts in our lives come from brokenness in families, both in the home and church. What might it look like for us to build healthy kingdom family that not only nurtures and grows, but also heals and restores?

This week Leon will be continuing our fall series, “Healthy Kingdom Family”, discussing what it looks like to represent Christ in the context of family. This Sunday morning’s teaching, “New Testament Leadership”, will provide the context for our small group discussion and ministry during the upcoming week.