Discovery exists to help people discover the good news of Jesus. Our dream is to be a church that serves our city and blesses the world by multiplying disciples and planting churches. Our model is simple. We invite people to journey with us in three environments: Gatherings, Groups, and Generosity. Each environment is formed by the values of Community, Joy, Creativity, Authenticity, and Multiplication. We want to send out great leaders, teams, and disciples who form new communities and churches to further the mission of helping as many people as possible discover that Jesus is the best possible news for humanity.

Discovery sits in a very unique context. Davis is a small, college town in the middle of agricultural fields. And yet, at the same time, our University is a world changer, recently named the 9th best Public University in the country. Davis itself sits between Sacramento, the capital of California, and the San Francisco Bay Area the capital of the tech world. As a result, our influence is significant, out of proportion to the size of the population in many ways.

Davis is an awesome place to live. It offers great outdoor living, a walkable/bikeable lifestyle, a world class farmer’s market, and excellent schools. Davis is the epitome of a post-Christian city and provides a relatively safe environment to share the gospel with people who represent the direction our culture is heading.

The Discovery Residency Program

Discovery is praying for a leadership resident who is passionate about planting a church in a post-Christian community (specifically near a major university).

Residents will be challenged to share their faith in new and creative ways, learn how to lead and multiply teams, and utilize their gifts in each of our environments (gatherings, groups, and generosity), through a customizable plan we create together.