about Discover Church
A safe place to explore faith
Do you ever wonder if God is really out there? Or whether he actually cares about your life? Have you felt like you don’t belong in church–that you have too many questions or your past excludes you from the church world?
Maybe you’ve questioned what you believe, but know there has to be more to life than what you’re experiencing right now.
Perhaps you’re looking for a place where you can truly be seen and known–where you can build authentic relationships that will help you navigate the ups and downs of life.
Welcome to Discover Church, a safe place to explore your faith and ask questions. We’re a church made up of real people who won’t pretend to have it all figured out. But we have experienced real life change and redemption through a relationship with Jesus Christ, and we would love to have you join us.
We are here to help you know God, find freedom, discover purpose and make a difference in Maine and beyond.
We are a Bible-believing church located in Hampden, Maine with welcoming, authentic church services and a thriving children’s ministry.
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These values represent how we operate at Discover Church. They are what is most important to us, how we make decisions, and how we want others to feel when they visit us.
Following the example of Christ, we seek to put others before ourselves. We show grace and honor to those around us in every direction (those above, below, or beside). We take an attitude of learning and recognize that we do not know everything. We know that we don’t have everything right, and we recognize our need for grace every day.
We are a church where imperfect people are perfectly welcome. We are real and we own our mistakes. However, we do not remain in our sin or allow our mistakes to define us. We don’t pretend to have it all together; we believe in confessing our sins and allowing the Holy Spirit to convict our hearts. We believe our lives should match up with what we say we believe, while acknowledging that we will never get it perfect this side of heaven.
We know that God wants to redeem, restore, and transform our lives so that we can be healed, free, and healthy as believers. At Discover Church, we provide a safe place to heal from past hurt, but we also encourage and foster continual growth and change. We help people out of sin by offering them the grace and love of God, and we provide opportunities for ongoing restoration and transformation.
The Kingdom of God is more important than any earthly kingdoms, including political preferences, career or business goals, or personal agendas. Thus, we focus on building the Kingdom of God first and foremost. We believe in building God’s kingdom over our own. We prioritize the mission of the gospel of Jesus over our individual pursuits. We partner with other believers and other churches and organizations to propel the message of the Gospel in Hampden, throughout Maine, and beyond.
We are called to love our neighbors as ourselves and we seek to live this out in our personal lives as well as through our church. Rather than being focused on our own needs and desires, we look for opportunities to help others who are in need, whether physical or spiritual. We seek to put others before ourselves as Christ did for us.
Unity within Diversity
We are diverse in age, race, and political slants, but we are one with Christ and each other as believers. We are grounded in the truth as revealed in God’s Word, and we prioritize unity on the essential matters of the faith. We recognize and respect that on secondary issues, we may have a diversity of viewpoints.
We believe in having fun and living a joy-filled life. We seek to live the abundant life that Christ told us about. As believers in Jesus, we know we can choose joy even in the most difficult circumstances. We look for the positives and seek to cultivate a grateful spirit. We find ways to celebrate what God is doing and we invite others into the joyful life He offers.