GETTING CONNECTED“ For everyone who asks receives; those who seeks find;
and to those who knock, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:10 (TNIV)
No matter how friendly and welcoming a church is, we recognize that visiting any church for the first time may take some courage. You're probably wondering things like - What's the church like? Are they friendly? Will I feel comfortable? How do I get to know people here?
Whether you’ve never attended a church before, or you are a Christian looking for a church to call home, we want to help you! Central presents tremendous opportunities for developing relationships, finding groups to grow with, and moving forward from wherever you may be in your spiritual journey . Here are some first step opportunities for getting connected at Central.
Where’s the nursery? Is there an evening Bible Study I can join? How do I sign my child up for Vacation Bible School? Staffed with friendly volunteers before and after all Sunday morning worship services, Connection Central is the place to get your questions answered and receive assistance with finding a place to connect at Central. You’ll find Connection Central to the right of the main entrance.
No matter what doors you’ve been through… our doors are open to you. After you’ve attended worship, then perhaps you’d like to know a little more about Central. We invite you to join us after any of the worship services on the first Sunday of the month for a chance to get your questions answered, and, if you’d like, go on a small group tour of the building. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk with some of us who already call Central “home” and, it will give us a chance to begin to get to know you. After the service, as others are leaving the worship area, join us at the front center of the worship area where someone will meet and welcome you. For more information contact email@example.com.
New to Central and wondering what your next step might be? Then join us for Discovering Central. This four week gathering on Sunday mornings is designed for both those new to Central or those who are considering the possibility of joining.. You’ll have a chance to meet others from Central in a small group setting as well as the pastors, learn about what we believe and value, and have a chance to get your questions answered. This class is an essential first step to becoming a member. Please let us know you plan to come by registering. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org) Discovering Central sessions are usually offered three to four times a year.
If you’re looking for answers about the Christian faith, then you might want to consider ALPHA. This is a 10 week introductory course on the Christian faith. Alpha is a fun, engaging and practical introduction to the Christian faith that takes place over a series of Wednesday evenings. Alpha starts with dinner each week at 6:30pm in "The Courtyard" room at Central. Dinner is followed by a thought-provoking talk and an opportunity to meet in small groups for discussion. The evening will end by 9:00 p.m., and childcare will be offered.
NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS
After participating in Discovering Central, you might decide you would like to “officially” join Central. If so, your next step would be to attend a half-day New Members’ Class. During our time together, you will learn what being a disciple and member of Central really means. There is plenty of time for questions, getting to know others, and time for self evaluation and discussion on how we can live out this tremendous responsibility.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO GET CONNECTED AT CENTRAL
As you take your first steps on the Discipleship path, and begin to understand where God might be leading you, we encourage you to explore involvement with some of our many programs and ministries:
- Sign-up for a journaling class or pick-up a special family devotional booklet to help you in your journey to Know God.
- Join a Grow Group or a Bible Study.You get the chance to connect more deeply with a small group of fellow journeyers at Central.
- Make a meal for someone who is hurting or try out for the Worship team. There are many ways to Serve the Body that will also help you connect more closely with Central.
- Pick up a hammer or pray for a missionary. Join with others to Share your faith and your gifts, close to home or across the globe.
For more Opportunities to Serve click here.