Living Dangerously | finding comfort in the purposes of God


January 7, 2018

In these tumultuous times, people are looking for a sense of peace and comfort. As followers of Christ our Father promises us His comfort, but like many things in His kingdom, comfort is often found in the most unlikely of places.

“O Lord, I pray, please let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who desire to fear your name; and let your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” For I was the king’s cup-bearer.
-Nehemiah 1.11 (NKJV)

Nehemiah, whose name means, “comforted by God,” was a great leader responsible for rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and restoring the city in 444 B.C. Over the next two weeks, Chad will lead us in the exploration of Nehemiah’s life as we discover the comfort and provision available while living dangerously in the center of the purposes of God.

Heart of Worship | week 7 | the wrap up


October 29, 2017

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.”
-Romans 12.1 MSG

Over the last several weeks, we’ve discussed the idea that worship is our gift of participation in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit. We’ve discussed how this tangibly relates to many aspects of our daily lives and what it looks like to live this out in relevant ways. But, we still have questions…

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Kevan, Jamie, Brian, and Mandy participate in a panel discussion answering real questions generated by real folks within the DCC family. Don’t miss this final segment in our heart of worship series, The Wrap Up.

Heart of Worship | week 6 | word & prayer


October 22, 2017

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.”
-John 4.23 NKJV

If worship is our gift of participating in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit, then what does worship look as it relates to “spiritual disciplines” like the study of scripture and prayer?

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Chad takes us through the sixth segment in our heart of worship series, The Word & Prayer.

The Heart of Worship | week 5 | worship at the table


October 15, 2017

“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… Day by day continuing with one mind…breaking bread together house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God… (Acts 2.42,46 NASB)”

Don’t miss this special gathering “picnic audio” from the Caledonia Lakeside Park, as we continue our series, The Heart of Worship, with the fifth segment, WORSHIP AT THE TABLE.

The Heart of Worship | week 4 | worship through giving


October 8, 2017

“Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9.7 NASB).”

If worship is our gift of participating in the LIFE of the Father, Son, and Spirit, then what does worship look as it relates to the subject of giving? This conversation can get somewhat tricky due to the diversity of opinions, excesses and abuses in the Church historically and even today. And yet, DCC has always been vocal about cultivating a culture of generosity in giving. Consistent, intentional, and generous giving is so core to the heart of DCC that we would be remiss not to discuss this in the greater conversation of worship – especially given that the offering of gifts of value has been seen throughout the generations as an opportunity to worship God.

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Kevan takes us through the fourth segment in our series, The Heart of Worship… WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING.

The Heart of Worship | week 3 | worship through vocation


October 1, 2017

Worship is not a perfunctory duty. It is not obligatory in nature. In fact, worship in any vehicle is always…
If worship is our gift of participating in the life of the Father, Son, and Spirit, then does worship look like outside of the Sunday morning Church environment? What would it be like to “worship” on Monday morning in a staff meeting, or on Thursday at school?

Don’t miss this Sunday, as Kevan takes us through the third segment in our series, The Heart of Worship… WORSHIP THROUGH VOCATION.

#dccgr #JesusGR #cityworshipnights

Remember and Hope- Lamentations 3:21-26 | Brian Miller January 1,2017


“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
His mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,
‘therefore I will hope in Him.’
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” -ESV

This Sunday, Brian & Mandy Miller will be opening 2017 with a special time of worship and a message that will continue to draw our hearts toward hope in the faithfulness of our good, good Father. Let’s shake off 2016 and celebrate the New Year together!

His Grace is Sufficient for a life of significance | Kris Chayer August 28, 2016

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“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
– Jesus (from 2 Corinthians 12:9)

Pastor Kris serving up another healthy portion of encouragement through a word the Lord gave him about SIGNIFICANCE: By God’s grace, His strength is perfected in our lives. Come hungry, this will be a message you don’t want to miss.

the power of RIGHT believing… | Kris Chayer July 17, 2016


Many times, we allow the circumstances around us to dictate what we believe about our present situations and their eventual outcomes.  But, as Bill Johnson from Bethel Church says, “faith is not a matter of denying that a situation exists, it is a matter of denying it a place of influence in our lives.”  Instead, we must allow God’s Word to hold the ultimate place of influence over everything that we see and believe.  We must align ourselves with His declaration, knowing that His word is true – “…though every man be found a liar.”

Kris Chayer brings a message of encouragement and hope.  You won’t want to miss it.  

Extravagant Worshipers part two | a holy vocation


Kevan continues his three part series on becoming EXTRAVAGANT WORSHIPERS.  Looking at the life of King David, we’ll discuss the difference between worship as a segregated religious practice and worship as an integrated lifestyle of seeking the heart of the Father.

You won’t want to miss it!