Central is a place where you can belong before you believe, where it's ok to not be ok, where no matter what you've done or what's been done to you, you are welcome.
Who We Are
Because we are just regular people who have the ups and downs that everyone else faces. We don’t claim to be perfect or have life figured out.
Because we do not have the typical atmosphere and decor of more traditional churches. The atmosphere at Central is electric, the music is edgy, and you will see people wearing jeans and T-shirts. You will find that Central staff members and fellow attenders are down to earth, and the messages you hear will apply directly to your everyday life.
Because we speak our culture’s language. From the parking lot to the inside of the building we work hard to make sure all we say and do is relevant to our culture. We utilize the latest in computer technology, dramas, special lighting, film clips and music that all reflect what can be seen and heard in today’s media rich world. Central Church is a modern church with an ancient message!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that God is Three Persons in One – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We hold to the doctrine of the Trinity. All three Persons are co-equal and co-eternal.
We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. We believe that the New Testament is the new covenant by which all believers are to follow as the standard of faith and practice. We acknowledge the Old Testament is a school master which shows the sinfulness of man, as well as, points to Jesus the coming Messiah. We follow no creed but Jesus Christ. We believe that where the Bible speaks, we speak; where the Bible is silent we are silent. We believe that in essentials unity, in opinions liberty, and in all things love.
We Believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God. We believe that He was born of the virgin Mary and was tempted in all ways as we are, yet was without sin.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead (Trinity). The Holy Spirit dwells with a person when they become a Christian and empowers the believer for works of service and sanctification. The Holy Spirit is our Helper in our walk of faith. The Spirit gives gifts to all believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement and edification for the growth of the Body of Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person is born a sinner. Sin is not a learned behavior but an inherent nature. This sin we are born with separates us from God and every sinner is bound to Hell without faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Grace is God’s unmerited favor towards the sinner. Faith is the total trust in Jesus Christ, and His death, burial, and resurrection. Good works are the natural outcome of a dynamic faith.
We believe that it should be the desire of every believer to be baptized in water as a showing of their decision to follow Jesus Christ. We believe baptism is a “next step” in your faith journey.
We believe the mission of the local church is to seek and save all who are lost in sin and to make disciples of those who have received salvation through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. We believe “the Church” is the global Body of Jesus Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have received God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
We believe in a literal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Such a return will be a sudden, glorious, spectacular coming of Christ for His Church. God will judge all unbelievers at the white judgement throne with the result of their being cast into eternal punishment. All believers shall be judged and rewarded according to their works, yet all shall enter eternal life in heaven. Jesus Christ is Coming Back!
Our 5 Points of Connection
The habit of making church a priority.
The habit of sharing my gifts and talents to further the mission of Central.
The habit of giving back from what God has given to me.
The habit of intentionally and personally sharing Central’s services and events.
The habit of experiencing life change by engaging in authentic relationships.