Spiritual Growth, Fellowship, Outreach & Leadership
In addition to the regular worship services held on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m., Sunday School classes are offered on Sunday mornings, following the 9:00 a.m. service. Prayer and Bible Study groups are offered, and Vacation Bible School is held during the summer.
Fellowship Coffees are held on the last Sunday of each month throughout the year, following the regular worship service. These social gatherings are held in Fellowship Hall and are hoseted on a rotational basis by the Circles of the Christian Women's Fellowship, the local expression of Disciples Women. Fellowship Luncheons are held for seniors (ages 55 and above) on the second Wednesday of each month from October through May. Senior Games are held weekly, on Thursday afternoons, providing fun and fellowship.
Local & Global Outreach
Local area outreach includes regular donations to the food pantry as well as walks sponsoring various charities. Global outreach includes participation in Heifer International, which supports the purchase of farm animals to promote financial independence in underdeveloped areas of the world. Special funds are raised for world needs, such as natural disaster relief.
Individuals are encouraged to respond to Godís abundance and generosity by considering a faith commitment of time, talent and treasure. In addition to the general budget, gifts may also be given directly to support Disciples Basic Mission, Capital Improvements, one of the scholarship funds or the Abiding Memorial Fund, in memory of a loved one.
ďFor even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve...Ē Mark 10:45
The Elders of Central Christian Church believe that God calls us to serve and to show Christís love through action. The Elders preside over the communion and offertory portion of Sunday services with meditation and prayer, have developed a calling ministry both for serving monthly homebound communion as well as daily hospital calling, and provide leadership for the church. The Elders are men and women nominated and elected by the congregation serving three year terms. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month with prayer, meditation, and discussion of congregational needs.
The Deacons cooperate with the Elders in promoting the growth and welfare of the Church. They assist in the greeting and ushering of worshipers, distribute the Lordí s Supper and receive the offerings. The Deacons also assist in financial campaigns, visitation projects and preparation of candidates for baptism and cooperate in ministering to the needy. Deacons take responsibility for the preparation and care of the Communion service and minister to families in times of sickness or bereavement.
The Trustees act as the legal agents of the Church in all business matters under the direction of the General Board and subject to the approval of the Church. In addition, they serve as the Property Committee of the Church and tend to the upkeep of the church buildings.
General Church Board
The Church Board is comprised of all members of the elected committees, such as the Elders, Trustees, Deacons and various other committee chairs. The board meets monthly to carry out the business of the church.