DHEFC Mission Statement
Love Christ, Serve Others, Make Disciples
DHEFC Values Statement
OUR CORE VALUES
(What all churches value from Acts 2)
Worship—Celebrating God and His attributes by loving and praising Him with our whole heart, mind, soul and strength (Actual)
Prayer—Communicating with God in order to have a personal and intimate walk with our loving and powerful Lord (Actual)
Discipleship—Living out a growing relationship with Christ through an ever-deepening understanding of His Word (Actual)
Missions—Supporting the active sharing of the Gospel with people all around the world (Actual)
Evangelism—Actively sharing our faith in Christ with people in our community by building relationships and proclaiming the Gospel (Aspirational)
Fellowship—Loving our brothers and sisters in Christ with real compassion and sacrificial service (Aspirational)
Service—Training believers to serve and lead within the body of believers by using their God-given gifts, talents, and sense of calling from God (Aspirational)
OUR MINISTRY VALUES
(What makes our church unique)
Bible Knowledge—A thorough knowledge of God’s Word for everyone in our congregation (Actual)
Vibrant Blended Worship—Celebrating God’s goodness and character with heartfelt joy using a variety of music (Actual)
Children and Youth Ministry—Outstanding discipleship and Bible teaching for our children and teens (Actual)
Authenticity—Being real, genuine and without hypocrisy as we live out our faith in Christ (Actual)
Community—Building real unity among our people by caring for the spiritual and physical needs of those in our church family (Actual)
Grace Oriented—Accepting others with God’s forgiveness and mercy in a nonjudgmental way (Aspirational)
DHEFC VISION STATEMENT
We envision a thriving church that embodies the following:
We see a body of believers seeking to glorify God by living out the Gospel with a healthy balance of blended worship, genuine prayer, solid Biblical teaching, enthusiastic evangelism, deep discipleship, and active service.
We see a church where not our name but the wonderful name of Christ, our Lord and Savior, is proclaimed far and wide.
We see a place where people of all ages, youngest to oldest, feel loved, accepted and valued, where people of varied ethnicities and backgrounds fellowship and serve together in a spirit of Christian unity.
We see a place where parents can entrust their children to godly, well-trained leaders with confidence that they will be safe and protected, faithfully taught the Word of God, and loved.
We see a place where all are eager to serve and count it a privilege and blessing to do so, where everyone is excited about using their God-given spiritual gifts to minister to others.
We see a church that is known throughout the community as a refuge and a resource for those who are hurting or struggling.
We see a congregation eager to be a people whose spirit of love, unity, prayer and mutual support draws in new people to hear the Gospel.
We see a vibrant, weekly outreach ministry to our community built on effective discipleship and Bible teaching for children, teens, and adults.
We see a people who understand that the Great Commission reaches beyond the borders of our church and our community, who pray for and support both local and foreign missions as God leads.
We see a group of believers who above all seek to glorify God
and authentically live out their faith in Christ.