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New Discovery Christian Church, at 961 Vinson Road in Hernando, has grown from a small group of believers into a thriving church community. 

(Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of items highlighting DeSoto County churches and places of worship.)

As one discovers New Discovery Christian Church in Hernando, you will notice the church is all about community.

You will see it on the church’s website home page. “At New Discovery Christian Church, we believe you were created for community.”

A meaning for that may be that while man was made in the image of God, as He stated in the creation story of Genesis, God does not want us to be or feel alone in our time on Earth.

The mission statement of New Discovery Christian Church, located at 961 Vinson Road in Hernando, is to, “exist to help people discover God through Christ; friendships through love; maturity through scripture; and ministry through involvement all to the glory of God.”

The ministry team of New Discovery is led by senior minister John Wagnon, with Chadd Hoyer as music and outreach minister, Kyle Morrison as youth minister and Wendy Wagnon as children’s minister.

They lead the church’s efforts to serve and connect with people through several ministries. You will find that New Discovery offers Bible studies, social outings, service projects, mission funding, and child sponsorship to minister to each other and out into the world.

New Discovery’s youth group for youngsters in grades 6-12 meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. for Bible studies and other activities.

The children’s ministry, also known as the KidZone, offers a fun, engaging experience for children up to grade six to learn the truth in God’s Word.

A men’s ministry meets for breakfast, Bible study and other activities. Women are also involved in Bible study and also are known to enjoy a Ladies’ Night Out fellowship time together.

Members of New Discovery Christian Church are involved in community outreach and international mission support.

People who come to the church on Sunday morning can expect to hear a message from the Word of God that is easy to understand and apply to your life. Wednesday events engage those who attend in prayer and Bible discussion with other believers, with teaching centered on Christ and His redemptive work on the Cross.

Praise and worship is vital to a Sunday morning service at New Discovery Christian Church, featuring musical worship that its modern, joyful, and God-centered.

Sunday morning services are at 10 a.m. and Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.

For more information on New Discovery Christian Church, email newdiscoverychurch@gmail.com or phone 662-449-5939.

Bob Bakken is Managing Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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