Welcome to Discovery Church. We hope you enjoy your online experience and get a taste of Discovery. No matter where you are or what season of life you are in, you are welcome here.
Discovery Church is a non-denominational Christian Church in Simi Valley, California.
Our mission is to live out that great commandment in Matthew 22:37-39:
“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Or, to say it another way, our mission is to lead people to love God and love people.
Our strategy is to create environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with insiders, and influence with outsiders.
The First Sunday
On Sunday, February 2nd, 2003, Discovery Church took it’s very first public breath. That Sunday was an amazing day as hundreds of people flooded Edwards Theater on the west end of Simi Valley, California.
In the first series we talked about our Discovery DNA and the values of God’s Word, Relationships, Worship and Prayer.
On that very first Sunday we proclaimed to God that all we want to be is a “new church like the first church” as established in Acts 2!
The First Year
In the first year, Discovery saw over 100 people make commitments to Jesus Christ and be baptized! Our attendance leveled out around 300 after our initial launch and increased to nearly 500 by our second anniversary.
The First Facility
In August of 2004, we closed escrow on our very first facility located at 580 East Easy Street in Simi Valley, California. This facility is approximately 50,000 square feet and has been built out into many creative environments that will prayerfully “capture the curiosity of our culture!”
In May 2005, we moved into phase one of this new facility and in September 2005, we moved into the full facility.
In just 15 short years as a church, we have witnessed hundreds of people make commitments to Jesus Christ and be baptized. We’ve been given the opportunity to share the gospel with our community of Simi Valley and we have seen our weekly average attendance increase to almost 1,500 people in our three weekend services!