Welcome to the DCNY page!
A little bit about us...
At DCNY we run off of three guiding principles, which are Love God, Love Others, and Make Disciples. These principles guide most of our youth functions. What we teach, how we interact, and what we do must lead back to one of these principles in some manner.
Our ultimate purpose in arranging our ministry around these three principles is so that we can equip the youth of our generation to understand the purpose and need for a life filled with relationships; relationship with God, relationships of fellowship, and relationships as ambassadors for God to the lost.
For this reason, relationships are a key part of our ministry. We strongly believe that relationships are the key to successful ministry and the call of the Church. We strongly believe that the Church (community of believers) is a necessary part of the Christian life.
With that said, it is important to note exactly what is meant by "Church". Often when teens (or even adults) think of church they get an idea of church cultures. When we say Church we are speaking of a community of believers that comes together to grow in our walk with God. We believe in building each other up, encouraging one another, holding each other accountable, worshipping together, and discipling each other towards growth in our faith.
Because of this perspective, we have worked and continue to work at stripping away the irrelevant parts of church culture and building up the relational part of our church culture. Instead of meeting in a traditional Sunday School classroom, we might meet over a bonfire. Instead of potlucks, we might fellowship over pick-up games of basketball or strobe-light dodgeball.
We do loud music, crazy nights, and weird events, but we never compromise on the Gospel message: Jesus is life.
A message from Pastor Phillip Brown
Our youth are our future and our legacy. While it is easy to brush them aside or get caught up with the criticisms of this new generation, we must also remember that we serve a God that redeems, reclaims, and restores.
Our youth need us now as much as ever and our faith requires us to show them they have value and purpose. Our faith demands us to speak into them the truth of the life giving Gospel. And in doing so, we bridge Jesus to not only this generation, but every generation to come after.
As the body of Christ, we are the bearers of the Legacy of Christ that will live on long after we are forgotten.
I would encourage every believer that knows the power and freedom that comes with the blood of Christ to find a way to get involved with youth. However direct or indirect, if you play a part in impacting just one youth's life, you are impacting numerous lives throughout generations to come.