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Shine 2016

Shine in 2016 
We are on the verge of 2016 and it is so special to me. It was Jan 1, 2006 that I started as Lead Pastor of Lord of Life Ministries, now Discovery Community Church. In the last 10 years we have seen the following miracles:

1) A church grow from 30 average Sunday AM attendance to over 200 average Sunday AM attendance.
2) A church that was a tenant/lessee acquire and move into its own God-given building worth over $2,000,000.
3) A church that has touched over 10,000 lives in the East Valley.

As we move into 2016, I know this is going to be our biggest year ever. We are going to "Shine" in 2016! "Shine" is our theme for 2016 and we are going to kick off the year by looking at what the Bible says about both light and darkness. We are going to shine brighter than ever. We are going to make more disciples than ever. We are going to accomplish more for God's kingdom than ever before. Our brightest year is just ahead! Our biggest year of growth is just ahead.

We have a lot of opportunities to Shine already in front of us. In the month of January, we will be having a week of prayer and fasting, going through the growth track as an entire church body, kicking off small groups for the new year, and preparing for both the Night to Shine Prom and Easter at the Park. This Sunday, we will have breakfast burritos available for purchase followed by our monthly Community Lunch. And we will be celebrating communion as we look at the year to come!

2016 is going to be a year to shine at Discovery. I can't wait to do life and ministry with you. It's a privilege to serve as your pastor and I love you very much! 

Ben Taylor 

Lead Pastor


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Christmas Un-decorating


Christmas Un-decorating Party

The decorations look amazing and the season is flying by. Thank you in advance for your help as we refresh the facility for the new year. Childcare is provided.

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Saturday, Jan 2 from 9:00a-noon at Discovery. 


Community Lunch This Sunday

Once a month we travel to a new restaurant for lunch. Young and old, all are welcome. A casual, fun meal with new friends.

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Sunday, Jan 3 at 12:45p at Barro's Pizza on the SW corner of Val Vista Dr & Williams Field Rd.


Barro's Pizza


Growth Track

Churchwide Growth Track

Whether you're old or new to Discovery, we encourage everyone to join us on Sundays at 12:30p in January as we go through this journey together as a church. A great way to start your year!

- Vision 101 (Jan 10) will give you fresh perspective on the church's purpose and plans.
- Essentials 201 (Jan 17) will provide new insights about what it means to be a follower of Christ.
- Ministry 301 (Jan 24) will help you discover how to use your unique giftedness to impact eternity.
- Dream Team 401 (Jan 31) is the completion celebration and a "team huddle" for everyone who serves at Discovery.

At Discovery with lunch and childcare provided. Coming? Simply click here


_ Upcoming Events


01.02 Saturday // 9a - noon // Christmas Un-decorating Party

01.03 Sunday // 12:45p // Community Lunch at Barro's Pizza

Sunday 1.10, 1.17, 1.24, 1.31 // 
Churchwide Growth Track

01.22 Friday // 6p // 
Worship Night + Soup Potluck to End the Fasting Week

02.12 Friday // 6p // Night to Shine: a Prom for People with Special Needs

Sundays 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Discovery Calendar MyDiscovery: Connect Online With Us Message Podcast

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