The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.
The responsibility of the church leadership then is to train, equip, and oversee the ministries of the people. The people are responsible for the ministries of the church. There is no end to the variety and extent of ministries, which can be of benefit to the church’s work.
We desire to do the ministry of Christ with joy and that every person who attends DCP be involved in a specific ministry expression. There are many opportunities requiring varied levels of skill and time commitment. Please use the tabs below to find out more about these opportunities.
- Destination Worship
- Small Groups
- Youth Ministry
- Children's Ministry
- Dream Interpretation
- Prophetic Art
- Other Ministries
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
We believe that worship should have a destination. That destination is the presence of God. We aim for worship which is directed to God, rather than about God. We desire to worship God with our Whole Being. We want Jesus Christ at the center as our Lord. We hunger for the fullness of the Holy Spirit, His glory resting upon us! We desire Spirit-enabled worship in a style that is intimate, refreshing, dynamic, culture current and life-changing!
Worship is God’s highest priority, therefore it is our highest priority as well. We use music which is contemporary, and invites God to move among us. We express our love to God in a way which encourages freedom of worship style.
Our Vision: To empower, mobilize and prepare those hungry and thirsty for Jesus, to advance the Kingdom through prayer.
Mission statement: Advancing the Kingdom on our knees.
- Weekly prayer: Sunday mornings 9:00 a.m. (meets in Youth Room)
- Typical monthly intercessory meeting: 6:00 p.m., on the 1st Sunday of every month
Each week, we venture out into the local community to deliver groceries and minister to families in need. This ministry has a three-pronged approach:
- Seek & Knock – Every weekend, we go into the surrounding community. We go door-to-door and interview each family to see if they would be interested in receiving free groceries on the following Monday. If they are, their info is passed on to the second ministry team.
- Bless & Invite – On Mondays, we send teams out to deliver the groceries that were offered over the weekend. When delivering to a family, we interview them further to see if they have any further needs (physical, relational, spiritual, financial, etc.) If they are, we pray and minister to them as the Spirit leads. Once this is done, we also invite them to visit one of our services and see if they’re interested in additional follow-up with us. If they are, their info is passed to the third ministry.
- Encourage & Disciple – At this stage, our main focus is to continue building a relationship with the family. We will reach out to them to further minister and bless them and encourage their relationship with Christ.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Developing Our Relationship to God and His Body
What do we do at a small group? We make friends; we discuss the Bible; we worship God; we learn to use spiritual gifts in an accepting, experimental (no experts) atmosphere; we pray for each other’s real needs; have fun and reach out to others in our community! Building relationships is a priority for our church. Everyone needs honest and stable relationships to be emotionally healthy. In particular, Christians need relationships with other Christians in order to mature in their faith and to fully participate in the body of Christ. Our small groups and ministries are all geared toward getting equipped in ministry and helping people to grow closer to one another. There are numerous small groups available during the week that meet in various homes. For more info, check out this page or visit us on Sunday mornings to pick up a flier of times and locations.
Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. – Proverbs 17:6
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. – Luke 18:16-17
Youth are precious to the Lord. We see in them the capacity for true faith, the faith of a child. The basic trust they carry with them is a reminder and blessing to adults. It is important for us to teach our youth the ways of God, and to instill in them from an early age a love and devotion for the Lord. DCP encourages this development of teen hearts towards the Lord, through youth ministry. This is a great place for youth, both to be equipped for today’s spiritual challenges and also to take part in exciting activities.
“To nurture, train and release youth to love Jesus Christ, becoming the next generation to serve Him and His church.”
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Children are precious to the Lord, the basic trust they carry with them is a reminder and a blessing to adults. It is important for us to teach our children the ways of God, and to instill in them from an early age a love and devotion for the Lord.
DCP offers children’s ministries during the Sunday Service from Infant -12yrs old:
Infant and Toddler Ministry
Birth through 3 Years
4 through 5 Years
5 1/2 through 12 Years
Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
Do Your Dreams Puzzle You?
Learning to understand and apply dreams can indeed puzzle even the smartest of people. There are a few basic skills you need to get meaning from your dreams. Sometimes, the most “ridiculous” dreams can startle you with their significance, if you know how to put the pieces together.
Come spend a little time with a “Dream Team.” They are a group of warm-hearted individuals who enjoy helping people find the missing pieces to understanding their dreams. They’ve been trained, have interpreted thousands of dreams, brought clarity and insight to many dreamers, and they’ll give your dreams the respect they deserve.
Throughout history God has used dreams to communicate to people. Job 33:15-18 states: “ In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction. In order to turn man from his deed, and conceal pride from man, He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.” God has used dreams to bring comfort, to give specific direction, to change a heart issue, to bring healing, to correct an attitude, and for many other reasons. Both the Old and New testaments are full of examples of God using dreams to speak to people.
With wisdom, a healthy understanding of God’s word, and skill in understanding the symbols of dreams, you can receive great blessing by learning how to “unlock” your dreams.
There are two components of prophetic art: revelation and art. Revelation has to do with what God speaks. Art has to do with man’s creative nature. The first thing we know about God is that He is creative (Genesis 1:1). We also know that he communicates through what He’s created (Psalm 19) and that we’re created in His image. It’s natural for us to express ourselves and what God reveals to us through prophetic art.
How does it work?
Every Sunday, one or more individuals that have had training seek what God would say to them during our time of worship. They then draw a picture based on how the Holy Spirit leads them. Once the image is complete and worship is winding down, the artists explain what the image is and then what they hear God saying through the image.
The image to the right is an example of this. Here is what the artist said about the image:
I hear Jesus saying: “You are Mine and no one is able to touch you as you stay close to Me. My love for you is more than what the world can ever offer. Accept My love by faith. Dig deep into My treasure chest of love and you will find Me there. What I have, I will bestow on you in abundance.”
There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
1 Cor. 12:5-6
We also have many other ministry opportunities, smaller teams that still have an integral part to play in how we function together as the body. Some of these teams are:
- Audio Ministry
- Media Ministry
- Parking lot attendants
- Grounds Ministry
- And more…
If you’re interested in finding out more, please fill out the form below to request more information.