our mission

Loving God and Loving People as we Grow, Serve and Share the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Our mission statement summarizes the priorities given by the Lord Jesus in the Scriptures:


The Great Commandment

"'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.'" (Matthew 22:37-39)


The Great Commission

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:19-20)

Worship

Loving god

Worship is the only appropriate response to God.


At its heart, worship is an expression of value. We naturally celebrate the things we value, so it's easy to identify what they are: we think often about them, we talk about them and spend our time and treasure pursuing them. Unfortunately, many of the things we pursue, like money, status, possessions or power are far less valuable than most people imagine them to be.


But when we come to truly know and understand who God is and all that He has done for us, we increasingly realize that He deserves to be the most valuable part of our lives.


In response, we worship the Lord with awe, adoration, reverence and devotion as we make daily life choices that honor Him. This is the essence of true worship.


We invite you to come and celebrate God's goodness with us.


Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful and worship God acceptably with reverence and awe...

(Hebrews 12:28)


Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker...

(Psalms 95:6)

Fellowship

loving people

God did not design human beings to live in isolation.


He desires a relationship with us and for us to share a special relationship with all those whom He has adopted into His family. Central Bible Church is not a building but rather, a caring collection of people who share a common belief in the Lord Jesus Christ.


So we strive to be there for one another. Together we share the triumphs and tragedies of life so that no one has to “go it alone.” This is what it means to be a part of the family of God: an opportunity to be a blessing to someone else, a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on when you need it, and sometimes even a kick in the pants to help us get back on the right track.


We invite you to come and be a part of a caring community of believers.


Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

(Galatians 6:10)


By this all men will know you are my disciples, if you love one another.

(John 13:35)

Discipleship

spiritual growth

God intends us to grow more and more like Jesus.


A disciple is a devoted follower of Christ who seeks to learn from Him and walk dependently with Him in humble obedience to His Word. Spiritual growth is not optional but it is also not automatic or even easy. Being a disciple takes some discipline and effort on our part but God gives us the Scriptures, pastors and teachers, and most importantly  His Holy Spirit to enable our progress and ensure our ultimate success.


At Central, we delight to help people along the path to spiritual maturity through preaching, teaching and studies. We strive to provide the tools and encouragement people need to not only learn the Bible but to how to practically apply it in our daily lives.


We invite you to come and take the next step in your walk with God.


But Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever! Amen.

(2 Peter 3:18)


Jesus is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.               

(Colossians 1:28)

Service

finding significance

God has uniquely gifted each of us for the benefit of others.


The Bible teaches that God has specifically shaped each person to serve a particular purpose in His kingdom. Long ago, He prepared good works for each believer to do and He has formed everyone with unique talents, abilities, gifts and skills. There is no one like you! And, each Christian has been given at least one spiritual gift for the purpose of building up and serving the Body of Christ.

At Central we try to help each Christian find a place of service that matches their interests, passions and gifts. True significance and a real sense of self-worth can be found by fulfilling God’s design for your life.


We invite you to find fulfillment by discovering your place in God's plan.


For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

(Ephesians 2:10 - NLT)


A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.

(1 Corinthians 12:7 - NLT)


Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.

(1 Peter 4:10)

evangelism

sharing the good news

God's plan to provide salvation requires human witnesses.


Because no one is "good enough" to get to heaven on their own merit due to the consequences of sin, God graciously provided the way for broken people to be restored: a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our privilege and responsibility to share the Good News of the abundant and eternal life He offers as a free gift to our friends, families, acquaintances and co-workers.

Central Bible also supports missionaries around the world and has a history of members entering full-time Christian service.


We invite you to come and be a part of God’s plan to redeem the world.


For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.

(1 Corinthians 15:3)


"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

(Acts 1:8)