Posts Categorized: Renovate

Dreaming Big

“Church’s Impact Reaches Beyond Its Walls”
“Jesus Found Living at Central”
“Strange Church Crossing Boundaries, Revolutionizing Towson Community” “Local Church Inspires Urban Renewal and Hope”
“Central Turns Baltimore Upside Down”

What would the news say about Central in 2025? Would we be a congregation that inspires these types of headlines?

Renovate Week Eight: Renovating Hospitality

READ Replicable Hospitality READ Luke 24:13-35 (NIV) On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came... Read more »

Renovate Week Seven: Renovating Relationships

WATCH Watch the video here. READ Acts 9:10-31 (NIV) 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is... Read more »

Renovate Week Six: Renovating Abundance

WATCH READ Mark 6:30-44 (NIV) Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a... Read more »

Renovate Week Five: Renovating Rest

WATCH READ Luke 6:1-11 (NIV) Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath 6 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels. 2 Some of the Pharisees asked, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” 3 Jesus answered... Read more »

Renovate Week Four: Renovating Brokenness

WATCH READ Isaiah 65:17-25 - New Heavens and a New Earth 17 “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and... Read more »

Renovate Week Three: Renovating Patience

WATCH AND READ “Patience toward God is faith, patience toward ourselves is hope, patience toward others is love, and God’s patience toward us is salvation.” In preparation for this week's discussion, read this article about God's School of Waiting, and watch the video posted below. READ Genesis 45:4-15 New International Version (NIV) 4 Then Joseph said... Read more »

Renovate Week Two: Renovating Places

WATCH Watch this optional video before you meet as a group. “Instead of speaking in broad generalities about changing the world, we [can] imagine in more specific ways the transformation of our own particular places.  We can trust that God is orchestrating the renewal of all creation and that God will raise up people in other... Read more »

Renovate Week One: A Renovation Project

LISTEN READ For this first meeting, spend some time getting to know each other for about the first 30 minutes.  You could have a meal or have everyone bring a snack and go over the expectations for the next few weeks. Some things to cover: Mechanics: The material will be available on the website each... Read more »