Core Values

JESUS IS LORD & SAVIOR
Jesus Christ is the one and true Son of God the Father. Jesus was with the Father during the creation of the world and continues to sit on the right hand of God. Jesus was born from a virgin birth, baptized by the Holy Spirit, was crucified on the cross, and rose again for the forgiveness of sins. We believe Jesus is the one and only way to salvation and eternal life with God the Father.

Hebrews 12:2 | Matthew 3:16-17 | Mark 1:9-11 | Matthew 17:5 | John 14:6 | Romans 10:9 | John 1:1-3 | Matthew 16:13-17

BIBLICAL AUTHORITY
We believe that the word of God is sufficient as our sole source of authority. One of the names of Christ is Wonderful Counselor, He is the highest and ultimate One to whom we may turn in counsel. Scripture is so powerful and comprehensive that it can convert or transform the entire person changing someone into precisely the person God wants them to be. The bible is God’s standard for judging the life and eternal destiny of every person.

Isaiah 9:6 | 2 Timothy 3:16 | Psalm 19:7-9

THE POWER OF PRAYER
We understand that prayer is our direct link to God and by offering our prayers and praises; we will connect with Him on a more intimate level. Prayer is a weapon against evil, a tool to overcome temptation, an agent for healing and a way for us to focus on others and God instead of ourselves. God will provide everything we need when we are faithful in prayer.

Luke 11: 9-10 | Romans 12:11-13 | Philippians 4:6-7 | James 5:14-16

PERSONAL HOLINESS
If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? We believe that God has called us as Christians to stand out, to be different, to be a light on the hill, in order that God’s love can be communicated to unbelievers, not just through our words, but through our actions. We strive to live according to God’s word. Knowing that we can never be perfect, we thank God for his mercy and forgiveness which inspires us to forgive those who have sinned against us.

Galatians 5:19-23 | Colossians 3:5-15

THE LOST MATTER
We believe lost people matter to God and are hopeless without Him. Everyone who calls on the Lord's name will be saved. But they can’t call on Him unless they have first heard about Him and then believed in Him. We must reach our friends, family, and community with this message. We must equip each follower to share Christ, develop relationships with the lost, understand the process of evangelism, and balancing ministry to give a clear and compelling presentation of the gospel. As believers we must act with sympathy, love, compassion and humility. Central Christian is a place where you can belong before you believe.

Luke 5:30-32 | Luke 15 | Matthew 18:14 | Matthew 28:19-20 | Acts 4:12

BUILDING A FAMILY OF FAITH
People need close relationships where they can love and be loved, know and be known. In fact, it is in relating with others and participating in community that profound life-change takes place within the individual. We emphasize the importance of fostering unity within the Central family, being eager to reconcile our conflicts and maintain a spirit of peace in honor of Jesus Christ. We value building up strong marriages and families, where God's love is taught and lived out, where husbands love their wives as Christ loved the church, where wives respect their husbands, where the hearts of the parents are turned toward their children, and the hearts of the children toward their parents.

John 13:34 | Eph. 5:1-2 | 1 Thes. 5:11 | Heb. 10:23-25 | Jam. 5:16 | Deut. 6:4-9 | Psalms 78:1-9 | Eph. 6:4