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Plan Your Visit


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We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Discovery Church a great one!

SERVICE TIMES

Discovery Church meets every Sunday and offers multiple service times to choose from across multiple locations:

Discovery Church Southwest : Sundays at 9:00am | 10:30am | 12:00pm | 6:00pm

Discovery Church Downtown : Sundays at 9:30am | 11:00am

Discovery Church Northwest : Sundays at 10:00am

Discovery Church Camarillo : Sunday at 11:00am

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Discovery Church has multiple locations. Find each location address by clicking here.


What can I expect?

SCRIPTURE CENTERED

There are some things we are unapologetic about. Teaching from the entire Bible is one of them.

We believe the Word of God is divinely inspired, infallible, and is the final authority.

HIGH ENERGY

You have never experienced a church like ours. We want to take your worship experience to the next level.

Feel the bass in your chest during worship and sit on the edge of your seat during the message. We aren’t timid and we don’t slow down.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

When you’re here, you’re family. Come as you are no matter where you are in life.

Everyone is welcome, from individuals to large families. To learn more about our amazing Children’s Ministry, just visit our ministries page.


HOW LONG IS A Discovery CHURCH SERVICE?

In total, a Discovery service is about 70 minutes in length. Services begin with the Discovery Worship and after worship portion of service is complete, one of our pastors will come out to share an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus.

WHAT'S THE CULTURE LIKE AT discovery CHURCH?

Sunday's at Discovery are realrelaxed, and relevant. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest.

WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?

Discovery Kids provides a safe, fun, God-centered, and interactive environment where your children will connect with others and apply God’s word to their lives. Our goal every weekend is to inspire kids to follow Jesus. We want your family to experience community, grow spiritually, and build relationships at Discovery Church. We are here to partner with you as your children learn and grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Let us know you're coming

Ready to check out Discovery Church in person? We can't wait to meet you. Simply fill out the form below and we'll make sure to give you the VIP treatment upon your first visit.

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 Baptism


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 Baptism


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Baptism at Discovery

Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. Jesus was baptized when He was on the earth, and we do this to follow His example. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection. We believe that water baptism is a public declaration of three important things: you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are beginning a changed life in Christ, and you are part of a new family.

 

Baptism Facts

1. WHY BE BAPTIZED?

Those who are baptized are following Jesus’ example and obeying His command.

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’” —Matthew 3:16–17

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’” —Matthew 28:18–20

2. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BAPTISM?

Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:

  • You are a follower of Jesus Christ.
    “Those who accepted his message were baptized.” —Acts 2:41

  • You are beginning a changed life in Christ.
    “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” —Romans 6:4

  • You are part of a new family.
    “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” —Galatians 3:26–27

3. I HAVE ALREADY BEEN BAPTIZED. SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED AGAIN?

Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.

4. CAN MY CHILD BE BAPTIZED?

We will baptize anyone in first grade or older who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration. We encourage any parents to partner with our Highlands Kids and Highlands Students ministries to guide your children through these decisions of faith.

5. CAN MY INFANT BE BAPTIZED?

Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17).

At Discovery we provide opportunities for child dedication. To schedule a baby dedication, contact office@discoverybakersfield.com. 

Ready to be Baptized?

Baptism is an outward expression of what you have already decided in your heart. If you are ready to make that public declaration, then get started by making plans to attend our next baptism service at a campus near you!

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PRAYER & CAre


PRAYER & CAre


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Sometimes you need some help and you don't know where to turn. If that's the case for you, we would like to come alongside you with our prayers and support. 

There are two ways we can help:

  1. Prayer - Our prayer team and pastors can pray over your needs and situation.

  2. Care - A Care Team Leader can meet with you to offer support and assistance.

 
 
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