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CHURCH

Is it a place you go to? A building you go to? Something you try and fit into your already busy schedule? The Church is actually a group of people, divinely collected to share life together, drawn together by a common belief. People of all races, backgrounds and world views brought together to become lifelong learners of Jesus.

The Church is not an activity we do, but who we are.

So we share life. All of it. The good times, the rough patches and the unbearable. We learn from each other, gaining strength and encouragement as we go. Learning about Jesus. Experiencing His grace and life-changing message of hope and restoration. Our mission is to represent Him well to each other and those we encounter on the journey.

Know Him – Live the Word – Change the World

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DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

The Scriptures

We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God in its entirety, without error in the original writings as they complete revelation of His person and His will necessary to be understood by mankind.

Concerning God

We believe there is only one living and true God in essence who eternally exists n three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

God the Father

We believe God the Father, the first person or the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace.  He has decreed for His glory all that comes to pass.  He has graciously decreed the plan by which mankind might receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to Him, and has chosen from eternity those whom He would save from sin through Jesus Christ.

God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man.  He did not have a sin nature and did not sin in anyway.  We further believe that he willingly laid down his life as an atonement for our sins, that he rose from the dead, appeared to the early believers, ascended to God the Father and has authority over all.  We also believe that he will return in power and glory putting an end to Satan, sin and all that oppose him.

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and regenerates with spiritual life those who believe in the gospel. He indwells the Christian and seals their salvation the instant they receive the gift of eternal life by trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  And that at that same moment, he places the Christian into the Body of Christ in spiritual union with Jesus Christ and other Christians. He sanctifies the Christian in holiness, and gifts, and enables the Christian to serve in a way that bears spiritual fruit for God and the Church of Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Holy Spirit bestows spiritual gifts on the members of the body for the purpose of winning the lost and strengthening believers for godly service to the glory of God.

Concerning Man

We believe that the first man and woman were directly and immediately created by God in His image, free from sin. Man subsequently fell into sin by a voluntary act of willful disobedience to the revealed will of God. As a result, every human being of all ages is a sinner by divine pronouncement, nature and deed, subject to the wrath of God.

Concerning salvation

We believe that mankind is utterly unable to save him or herself from the power or penalty of sin. Each person must receive eternal life and forgiveness of sin only on the basis of the elective grace of God through faith in the work that Christ accomplished in dying for the sin of mankind and resurrecting from the dead. Once a person has received eternal life, that person is forever secure as a child of God through Jesus Christ.

concerning the church

We believe that Christ’s church is composed of all who have been saved and will be with Him in heaven. A local church, therefore, is likewise composed of people who have put their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and His atoning death for their salvation and recognize our Lord’s command to love, serve and care for each other.

concerning satan

We believe that Satan is a personage, a fallen angel, a powerful but limited creature, subordinate under God. He is the chief enemy of God and accuser of mankind, who continually seeks to counterfeit and pervert the works and truth of God.

concerning last things

We believe that all who put their trust in Jesus’ provision will rise to eternal life with him; and any who trust in the name of the Lord will live eternally with him. Those who trust in Jesus will be rewarded according to their faith and actions. The lost shall be cast into the lake of fire to suffer eternal and continuous punishment.

Marriage, gender and sexuality

We believe that God created each person as either male or female and that together we reflect the image and nature of God. We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union.

final authority for matter of belief and conduct

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind. It is the sole and final source of all that we believe. The Board of Elders is DCC’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

the sanctity of human life

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God. Human life is of inestimable worth from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to protect and value all human life inside and out of the womb.

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MISSION

Our goal is to be disciples and then to make disciples, lifelong learners of this Jesus. Personal investment into other lives is part of what it means to follow Jesus. When we live out the life of Christ, it is impossible for The Lord to not be glorified. That’s our ultimate aim, to bring Him glory by the fruit our lives, His Spirit changing us from the inside out.

We believe this must be done within the context of discipleship and relational community. These are not high on the American scale of importance, but they are at the top of the list in the Kingdom of God.

Being on mission means we hear His voice and obey what He says. Our goal is to point everyone to Him, that they would see Him for themselves and believe! Not religion but a vibrant relationship with Him.

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START HERE

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WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?

Our Sunday gathering happens regularly at 10:00AM.

We are relaxed and try to give you every opportunity to build relationship with Jesus and the people around you.

Our focus is on discipleship and our gatherings are geared to challenge you to walk in the identity God created you with.

We believe church is about family and we want you to bring your family. Kids, Jr. High, and High School youth gather weekly during service.

Relaxed. Grab a Coffee. Make a Friend. Grow.

MOST RECENT PODCAST

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Phone Number

253.627.5503

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E-MAIL

INFO@DESTINYCITYCHURCH.ORG

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ADDRESS

3102 S 23RD ST, TACOMA, WA 98405

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SERVICE TIME

SUNDAYS/10:00AM

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CONNECT

THRIVE!

A great place to learn foundational truths and great place to start. MORE INFO

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Launch 1.0 // 2.0

Meet weekly with gender specific groups, learning and living it out as we follow Jesus. MORE INFO

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HUDDLE

Huddles are our primary vehicle for longer term discipleship. MORE INFO

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MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES

Missional Communities are built on common interest and passion of like minded followers of Jesus. MORE INFO

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MINISTRY STAFF

  • Kurt Snyder
    Kurt SnyderLead Pastor, Elder, EMT
  • Kyle Nelson
    Kyle NelsonAssociate Pastor, EMT
  • Joe Miriello
    Joe MirielloPastoral Care
  • Mary Perez
    Mary PerezBusiness Manager, Stewardship Team
  • Chris Miller
    Chris MillerFacilities Manager
    • Lauren Nelson
      Lauren NelsonKids of Destiny, Infant - Pre K
      • Micah Galbraith
        Micah GalbraithKids of Destiny, K - 5th Grade, EMT
        • Rik Henderson
          Rik HendersonElder
          • Mark Knutsen
            Mark KnutsenElder
            • Ron Morris
              Ron MorrisElder
              • Rick Perez
                Rick PerezElder, EMT
                • Duane Lerew
                  Duane LerewElder
                  • Yung Winn
                    Yung WinnElder
                    • Chuck Lindley
                      Chuck LindleyElder
                      • Nick Hedman
                        Nick HedmanEMT
                        • Neil Hedman
                          Neil HedmanEMT
                          • Pat Ryan
                            Pat RyanEMT
                            • Stephen Mesler
                              Stephen MeslerWorship Lead
                              • Jon Snyder
                                Jon SnyderEMT
                                • Tim Paulsen
                                  Tim PaulsenStewardship Team
                                  • Kim McKendry
                                    Kim McKendryStewardship Team
                                    • Tami Miller
                                      Tami MillerStewardship Team
                                      • Jinny Lerew
                                        Jinny LerewStewardship Team
                                        • Colby Phillipps
                                          Colby PhillippsStewardship Team
                                          • Kent Jangard
                                            Kent JangardStewardship Team
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