DCC is a ministry-led church! This means that we operate democratically: the church is led BY the people, for the people. They're called ministries but they're more like action groups. Scroll down to learn more about the different ministries that make DCC who it is.
Adult Formation Ministry helps adults both in our congregation and in
the wider Davis Community who long for opportunities to learn about the
beliefs and traditions of Christianity and ways that they might deepen
their own spiritual journeys. We create experiences to deepen our
understanding of community making us better able to respond to Jesus’
command to “love our neighbors.” The Ministry welcomes all eager
learners to join us, especially those who have interest or experience in
21st Century learning techniques!
Buildings and Grounds Ministry is both very visible and very fun. As the condition of the property is one of the first things anyone notices when visiting DCC, we feel that a beautiful presentation of the campus helps folks prepare themselves to embrace God. Do you fancy yourself as being handy around the house? Do you enjoy working with landscaping? Or maybe your talents are more interior based? We do work hard, but we also have lots of fun, and we would enjoy having you connect with us as we care for our campus.
The Family Ministry of DCC seeks to create a loving, safe, supportive community that fully engages our children, teens, and families, encouraging them to grow in their Christian faith and to experience and express God’s love to others. Are you feeling called to help create this community for our families by teaching Sunday School? Or volunteering with the youth? Or maybe by planning family activities, organizing childcare, or keeping us connected to the greater population of DCC? If so, please join us!
you have the gift of Hospitality? We’re the ministry that makes fun
gatherings happen! Opportunities for social interaction, such as meals,
coffee hour, small group gatherings, special celebrations, and fun
activities help us get to know each other better. The mission of the
Ministry of Community Life is to encourage fellowship and community for
our congregation and our neighbors and friends who join us for worship
and more. If you would like to be involved in making fun times and
genuine fellowship happen, please consider joining us, either as a
ministry member or to help with specific tasks and events.
The Ministry of Compassion, Peace, and Justice (or CPJ as we like to call it) oversees and promotes
the response of our church community to
God’s calling to be a missional church in our community. This includes involvement in the work
of the Presbyterian Church (USA) both nationally and globally, wherever
God is leading, to promote peace, justice, and caring for our neighbor
in need. CPJ oversees and supports mission work based at,
or directly connected to, DCC such as Cal Aggie Christian Association and use of the Deacons Fund. We also support and promote other faith-based, non-profit, and
interfaith endeavors such as Heifer Project, Bread for the World, and Yolo
Interfaith Immigration Network.
Congregational Care Ministry provides practical, meaningful care to our
congregation and the community. Along with DCC’s pastoral staff and our
Stephen Ministry, they provide loving care to those who are ill,
home-bound, or in need of someone to listen, to be present, to be an
advocate. Congregational Care
provides personal care and support to families and individuals. You can live your faith through Care Teams, the Prayer Chain,
or one of the many other ministries of Congregational Care.
Financial Support Ministry provides budget recommendations to session.
Their stewardship of the generous gifts and pledges received help us
carry out the mission and vision of DCC. Two responsibilities of
Financial Support Ministry, planned giving and the building of
endowments, help provide for the long-term sustainability of the
church. If you feel called to help in any of these areas of service,
you will be warmly welcomed into this ministry.
Think about why you liked school, and you’ll find your Worship Ministry connection. Like art projects? Get creative with the Liturgical Arts Guild. Good at reading aloud? Share God’s word as a Lay Liturgist. Like to grow things? Blossom in the Flower Guild. On the A/V team? The Technology Guild welcomes you. First to greet the new kid? That’s just what Ushers do. Sing or play an instrument? Make a joyful noise with the Music Guild. Like to go deeper in your faith? Learn to prepare or serve Communion. Join us in making everyone feel welcome at DCC.