DISCOVERY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
7245 Eastern Ave SE, Cutlerville, MI, 49508
Discovery Church is a worshiping family that carries the healing and grace they experience in worship out into their community.
Their worship, from the order of the songs they choose to the words of the liturgist, leads them to be aware that God is near, so they can draw close to God, close enough that He can lift their burdens and sorrows. People here are open about their need for Jesus, which brings them into deep fellowship with each other and prompts them to shepherd those who haven’t yet found Jesus.
Half of their recent new members are new Christians and half are mature Christians who want to be part of a community based church. This means they have a particular need for discipleship, which takes place in small groups of 6-12 adults who meet weekly or bi-weekly for Bible study, worship, prayer, and fellowship. In these groups, new and seasoned believers both learn from and support each other, and everyone grows in faith together.
That growth is not for its own purpose, but is turned outward to service. Discovery supports and its members volunteer at a dozen different local organizations. They also sponsor many service and fun events to bring them out into their neighborhood, listening, helping, and establishing relationships.
Investments & Connections
Neighbor to Neighbor
Discovery Church does many things both for and with their neighbors. They throw block parties throughout the year, give away food baskets at Christmas and Thanksgiving, and do practical tasks such as yard work. They hold regular Dump Days when they bring in dumpsters and help their neighbors clear their lives of garbage.
Discovery Church calls their worship “experiential” because they expect to experience the grace of God. Each Sunday service starts with 35 minutes of worship time that’s designed to guide people through the call to worship, to a more lively time of praise, followed by quieter and more contemplative music and prayers that allow people to reflect on their hurts and burdens and draw near to God. In this way, their hearts (and not just their minds) are prepared to hear the Word of God and their will is transformed to live out the Word of God.
The Mod Squad middle schoolers meet several times a month for a variety of purposes: sharing, prayer, faith lessons, and fun activities both in and out of church. The high school youth group meet several times a month for faith support, prayer, and large group activities. Both Mod Squad and high schoolers carry out service projects in the church and in the neighborhood, as well as work with Youth Unlimited to undertake more extensive projects in Michigan and other states.