Welcome to Central Church of Christ. As our guest, we want you to know something about us before you visit, to help you feel more at home.
Who We Are
The Central Church of Christ is an active family made up of Christians who genuinely care about each other. Every Sunday we gather together to learn about Jesus and to worship God. We’re regular people just like you. We don’t claim to be perfect, we are sinners saved by the grace of God. Our goal is to be Christ-like and to live Christ-centered lives. Our intent is to speak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent, to submit to God’s will as communicated in His word, in all matters of life.
What We Believe
The purpose of the people making up the Central Church of Christ is simple: we want to honor God with lives fully devoted to Him.
Whether we are together in a worship service, at school or our jobs during the week or spending an evening with our families, we want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.
Here are some basic Bible teachings that anchor us together:
We Believe in One God
We believe in the one God revealed in the Bible. We believe the one God is made up of the three beings known as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Bible is God’s Word
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. God inspired the individuals that wrote each book in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
When we need direction in life, are confronted with temptation, or need a source to bring hope, we turn to the Bible. The Bible is our guide for everyday living. Our goal is to be Bible-based.
The Body of Christ
We believe the church is made up of God’s people on earth. Jesus is our head, and we are His body (Galatians 5:23). We do not seek to be a denomination, we simply want to be the body of our Savior.
From our understanding of the New Testament, there are some important elements associated with salvation. Every element is rooted in scripture. These steps are actually a process in which a person grasps them both emotionally and intellectually.
The Lord says we must believe in the power and person of Jesus Christ (John 3:16). It is also necessary for us to repent, or change our way of living that is against Jesus (Acts 2:37-38).
Jesus has also asked us to be willing to confess to other people that we are His (Romans 10:9-10). God, through the New Testament, also directs us to be immersed, or baptized, into Christ (Romans 6:3-11). At that point we become part of Christ’s body (Galatians 3:26-27). Following these steps in a beginning to a wonderful life in Jesus.
Christ Will Claim His Own
We look forward to the final day on earth, when Jesus will claim His own for an eternal home with Him. According to 1 Thessalonians 4:17, Jesus will return in the clouds and his followers will rise, meet Him in the sky, and ultimately be with Him forever.
Most people notice our worship is unique in two aspects: a) our singing is unaccompanied by musical instruments and, b) we take the Lord’s Supper every week. We worship in this way because our study of Scripture has led us to believe this is the way we can best honor God.
Our worship services are also filled with biblical teaching (sermons), congregational singing, prayer, communion, and giving. We encourage you to attend a worship service and/or Bible class with us!