DFCC is a community of people helping people grow closer to God.
DFCC was born in response to a reapidly changing world. In 1869, people were streaming into this practically unpopulated valley. With them they brought their love of God, desire for community, and an understanding that God’s love was meant to be shared in very real and practical ways. A number of them came together to begin our faith community and build the first public building in what would later become downtown Downey.
So what’s changed? Everything and nothing.
DFCC has embraced dynamic change through the bulding of a major city and multiple community transformations. We continue to be a reflection of our community as we encourage people to pursue God, build community and unleash compassion. Loving God is the foundation of the Christian Faith and we pursue Him through worship, biblical teaching, fellowship and prayer.
Our vision is to be an ever-expanding community
Our church is not a building or a place, it is a diverse group of people pursuing God together, and in the process, practicing the love of Christ on each other by being an authentic community. We believe that every member is called to serve, to make a difference in the lives of others. Our vision is to be that ever-expanding community of joyful, diverse Christ-followers who make a positive difference in our world today.
What We Believe
The Old and New Covenants
Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and was raised on the third day just as the Scriptures said it would happen (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
The Holy Spirit
Jesus and The Church
All Christians Are Ministers
All Christians Have Gifts to Use
Love One Another
Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities, such as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality, pedophilia and bestiality are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious behavior, the creation and/or distribution and/or viewing of pornography, and efforts to alter one’s gender, are incompatible with the biblical witness.
Marriage is a sacrament of the Church. This church recognizes marriage as exclusively the legal union of one man and one woman.