Central’s Mission Statement – to move people toward Christ by being a community of faith which loves, encourages, and equips them in Christ, sending them out to serve.
Our goal is to be rooted in the timeless teachings of Christianity while also being open to new ways that God is working in the world. We have an inquisitive approach to faith, with love and compassion to all people, centered on a relationship with Jesus. We believe the Christian faith, as revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is as crucially relevant to today’s world as it was more than 2,000 years ago. Our community is made up of people from a broad range of different cultures, experiences, and faith traditions, and so we treasure the core tenets of the Christian faith while also resisting the tendency to allow lesser issues to divide us. We adhere to important statements of faith such as the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, Heidelberg Catechism, and the Barmen Declaration, among others.
Some of the core beliefs that shape our community include:
Faith is too beautiful and complex to capture on a website, but we’d love to have more conversation over a cup of coffee!
Central Presbyterian Church has a vision of life together that can be expressed in three words of invitation.
Gather encompasses everything that happens at Central on the weekend. It’s the catalyst that leads to spiritual growth for us regardless of where we are in our journey. If you’re new to faith, you’ll hear the message of Jesus in terms you can understand and relate to. If you’re a believer, you’ll grow spiritually. It’s a simple yet powerful focus, and it changes lives.
Connect embodies finding community and being intentional about your spiritual growth and is a great way to deepen your relationship with God and others. It’s the relational tie that fosters spiritual growth. Often relationships with people can be a catalyst to spiritual growth.
Serving is about discovering our gifts and offering them fully to God through serving; and it’s a key component to authentically following Jesus. What makes a church great is a whole lot of people like you being great in some area of service, both in and outside the walls of the church.