Marks of Owning the Mission at Central

Leading people to discover and fully own faith in Jesus.

Passionately Pursuing Jesus

Am I actively pursuing my faith in Jesus in ways that change how I live, and have I made the decision to be baptized in obedience to Him?

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Found People Find People

Am I helping others find faith in Jesus, and have I made myself available to seek out neighbors and those in my sphere of influence who are lost?

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Made for More

Am I consistently serving on a team at Central, and have I allowed God to direct me in the way He has gifted me to serve His Church?

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Life is better together

Am I growing in community through participating in a Life Group and allowing God to further shape me as I interact with other believers?

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Gather to grow

Am I making it a priority to gather weekly with others at Central, spending time in worship and learning from God’s Word?

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Generosity builds God’s Kingdom

Am I generously giving to the work of God at Central, and am I being a good steward of the resources He has given me?

Giving at Central

Core values of Central:

AUTHENTICITY

We are a community of grace and forgiveness where everyone is allowed, encouraged, and expected to be authentic. This is a safe and practical place to come as you are and grow in your faith, but this is also a place where complacency is challenged.



INVOLVEMENT

Every believer within this community is responsible for using his or her spiritual gifts, time, energy, and finances for honoring God through ministry.



PRAYER

As a community of believers, we seek God's guidance and direction through prayer in all that we do as a church and in all aspects of our daily lives.



PEOPLE

We primarily exist for the sake of those who are not yet part of the Body of Christ, intending to mature all believers into fully transformed, committed, and reproducing followers of Christ.



THE BIBLE

We acknowledge the Bible as the revealed truth of God, providing direction for our lives. We desire to communicate its truth in a manner that relates to our culture.



FUTURE GENERATIONS

We are a community where children and youth are highly valued; we sacrificially share the responsibility of raising godly children and youth.



We believe in one God

who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe God is the Creator of all things.
We believe in Jesus Christ,

God's only Son and Savior of the world.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

who encourages, guides, comforts, and transforms in the way of Christ.

We believe the Bible is the inspired,

written Word of God and the authoritative rule for all matters of faith and practice.

We believe that man,

created by God, willfully sinned, and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ, whose death, burial, and resurrection, opened the way for salvation.

We believe in the Biblical definition of marriage—

(Genesis 2:24) - one man married to one woman and we believe that marriage is the only legitimate and accepted sexual relationship.

We believe that salvation—

the forgiveness of sins—comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. It is offered to all persons who believe and profess faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe the Bible clearly teaches

that all believers need to confess and repent of sin, follow the biblical command to be immersed, and strive to daily live faithfully committed to Christ.

We believe that the Church is the Body and Bride of Christ,

was founded on the day of Pentecost, and consists of all Christians everywhere.

We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person.

The saved will be assigned eternal life; the unsaved will suffer eternal separation from God.

The basis for establishing ECFA and developing Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™ is stated clearly by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 8:21 (NIV):

“For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men.”