Discovery Church


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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.

Families with young students pursue that growth at Discovery Club on Wednesday nights, when member and neighborhood children flock to the building for GEMS and Cadets, little kids enjoy their own club, and adults participate in a book discussion group.

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.

[/fusion_text][fusion_separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”40″ bottom_margin=”40″ sep_color=”” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”” class=”” id=””/][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_content_boxes settings_lvl=”child” layout=”icon-with-title” columns=”3″ icon_align=”left” title_size=”” title_color=”” body_color=”” backgroundcolor=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_radius=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” icon_size=”” icon_hover_type=”” link_type=”” link_area=”” linktarget=”” animation_delay=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.1″ margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_content_box title=”Worship” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ico-02.gif” image_width=”” image_height=”” link=”” linktext=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”1″] A glimpse into a typical church service at Discovery Church.[fusion_accordion][fusion_toggle title=”Photo” open=”no”]disocveryChurch[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Worship Experience” open=”no”]Worship at Discovery is laid back and the feel, “come as you are.” The music style is contemporary with a praise band of multiple electric instruments and drums, as well as a team of singers. At least 30 members are involved in the music ministry. There is also a liturgist who offers prayers and words of guidance. [/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Time” open=”no”]Sundays at 10:00 AM[/fusion_toggle][/fusion_accordion][/fusion_content_box][fusion_content_box title=”Engagement” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ico-02.gif” image_width=”” image_height=”” link=”” linktext=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”1″] Discovery Church is primarily investing and connecting to the world in the following ways.[fusion_accordion][fusion_toggle title=”Neighbor to Neighbor” open=”no”]Discovery 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. [/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Experiential Worship” open=”no”]They call 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.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Youth Programs” open=”no”]Despite their relatively small congregation size, discipleship of their young people is important enough that they keep two part-time people on staff to serve the middle school and high school youth groups. 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. High schoolers break into small groups that meet weekly for faith support and prayer, and then gather for monthly large group activities. They 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.[/fusion_toggle][/fusion_accordion][/fusion_content_box][fusion_content_box title=”A Bit About Us” icon=”” backgroundcolor=”” iconcolor=”” circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” circlebordersize=”” outercirclebordercolor=”” outercirclebordersize=”” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”no” image=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ico-02.gif” image_width=”” image_height=”” link=”” linktext=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”1″] Below you will find a basic “about us” of Discovery Church.[fusion_accordion][fusion_toggle title=”Who” open=”no”]Discovery’s membership is just under 200, which means it’s not a church you can hide in, but you’ll never be faceless or nameless. The congregation is socio-economically diverse, with recovering addicts and new Christians worshiping and serving with rocket scientists and Christian school teachers.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Where” open=”no”]7245 Eastern Ave SE,
Cutlerville, MI, 49508
616-554-1440
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