What’s Next for Me at DHCC?
God created the original humans and blessed them to be holy and happy. And they were— until they chose to go against God’s instructions. Death and all its offspring (sickness, war, hatred) came into the world as a result, and these things were passed on to us, their offspring. All of us were born as broken people, born this way, and then also choosing to behave in rebellion against God. This broken condition and rebellious action is called sin. And because of sin, we deserve God’s judgment, eternal death.
But God is not only our Judge; He loves us. And because we could not save ourselves from the penalty of sin, God became a man – the Perfect Man, Jesus Christ – and suffered and died in our stead. He took God’s judgment, for all people, upon Himself. He arose from death, to prove that He had conquered sin and death, for all humans. God has forgiven us because Jesus paid the penalty for sin.
For you to receive the forgiveness that Jesus provides, you must tell God that you acknowledge that you are a sinner, in need of His mercy. Ask earnestly for His forgiveness. Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ did the work of salvation, and has risen from the dead. Then say with your mouth, sincerely from your heart, that Jesus is Lord of all, and that you now make Him your Lord. If you mean this, you have just taken the first step in entering a new life. Jesus Christ will make Himself real to you. Congratulations!
Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9, Romans 10:13, John 6:37
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God’s will is the continual, dynamic PROGRESSION of believers in Christ. This progression of growth and development is commonly referred to as DISCIPLESHIP. It qualifies people to become Kingdom leaders and leader-makers. Discipleship is Christ’s LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLAN for all who are His, in all their personal and “professional” dimensions.
“And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils…” Mark 3:13-15
A. They are to come to Him. Verse 13
B. They are to be with Him. Verse 14a,b
C. They are to go for Him. Verses 14c, 15
Various opportunities will be given to you in order for you to grow in the faith. From the regular large-group worship experiences to smaller-group auxiliary ministries’ activities, everything is designed for you to become clearer concerning God’s purpose for your life and to become more competent in fulfilling that purpose. Jesus’ discipleship method was “Come to Me”, “Be with Me”, and “Go for Me”. We will follow those principles for making disciples of those who have become a part of DHCC.
John 8:31-32, John 15:4-9, I Peter 2:2-3, II Peter 3:18, Matthew 16:24-27
Jesus commanded His followers to baptize those who would believe on Him through their preaching. The word “baptize” in the Greek (the language in which the New Testament was originally written) means to “immerse, submerge, or overwhelm”. For this reason, in obedience to Christ’s command, we practice water baptism. When a person has accepted Jesus as Lord, having repented of his sins, he is ready to be baptized.
The minister submerges the candidate in water momentarily, and then brings him or her up out of the water. “Therefore, we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4
Water baptism is for the remission of sins and for the believer’s identification with Christ.
Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 3:13-16; Luke 3:21-22, Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:27
Baptism is scheduled periodically throughout the year. If you are interested in receiving more information about the next baptism service, please fill out the form below.
One of the greatest basic needs of mankind is the need for community, that is, a need to belong to some individual or group that accepts one fully, loves one unconditionally, admires one sincerely, and protects/preserves one passionately. In a word, people need fellowship. In the Body of Christ, Christians cannot go far in study or experience without realizing that we need one another. The scriptures assert that from the Garden of Eden, God intended that man would have fellowship with other humans, not just with God—though that is the first priority. The writer of Ecclesiastes stated that two are better than one, and that to fall alone is a woeful state. Christ and the New Testament writers consistently exhort believers to love one another, serve one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, etc., and these “one another” scenarios are obviously best facilitated and fulfilled when believers are in fellowship, whether in small group or full church mode. The writer of Ephesians in Chapter 3 teaches that the depths of Christ can only be comprehended when we are “with all saints”. Psalm 133 states that the place of the “commanded blessing” is the place where brethren “dwell together in unity”. In Acts, beginning in Chapter 1, it is stated repeatedly that the saints were together, with one accord. And finally, Jesus promises that He will be present “where two or three of you are gathered together in My Name”. Indeed no one can expect full success in Christian living apart from others of like precious faith.
An invitation for membership is extended every second Sunday at our physical locations.
Matthew 18:19-20, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Hebrews 10:24-25; Galatians 6:2; Acts 2: 42-47
Become an e-Church Member
If you are without a home church, and you need a place to connect with other believers of the same heart, we invite you to join our e-Church. E-church is not a replacement for connecting with a physical-local church, but until you find one, we invite you to stay connected to our e-Church family. If you are interested in joining our e-church, click the link below.
Become an e-Ministry Partner
What if you are someone who would prefer to be a physical-local church member if you were in this area, but your location prohibits it? Are you someone who is a committed member of a local church where you are, but you closely follow our Bible Studies, prayers, conferences, etc., and you would like that relationship “deepened despite the distance”, ensuring that you get information about upcoming events and engaging in all aspects of the ministry that you can? There is a connection point for you too! Click the link below.
The Bible makes it clear that children have a special place in the heart of God. They are His heritage. He intends that each successive generation would build upon the revelation and experience with God from the previous generation. Therefore, we should take every measure to love, nurture, discipline, educate, and challenge our children. Most of all, we as adults should MODEL the lifestyle of a true follower of Christ — for the young.
From the Old Testament (in the time of Abraham) to the New Testament (as exemplified in the life of our Lord) godly parents have especially dedicated their children to the Heavenly Father. We regularly, gladly dedicate young children to the Lord, asking Him for their protection, for their guidance, and their fulfillment of divine purpose. Please complete the form below.