You are welcome here
Central Presbyterian Church is a community centered in Christ and experiencing God’s extraordinary grace. We are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a Christian denomination of 1.8 million members in over 10,000 congregations.
Whether you have had a relationship with God your whole life or are just now exploring God’s existence, you may find a fit in Central's community. Everybody is welcome here. Everybody. We are comfortable in the value of being different together. We recognize that we are all in different places on our spiritual journeys, and we celebrate our differences and mutual acceptance as children of God in this wonderful life conversation. We seek to be caring, real people who love God, and want to make a difference through serving and partnering with others.
We gather in worship, grow by grace,
and go into the world to serve.
We believe that God’s people experience God’s presence in worship. Every week we offer diverse and participative worship experiences that connect to our daily lives and inspire through a wide range of artistic expressions.
We intentionally welcome all people to our community and invite them to join with us on our faith journey. We enjoy being together and seek honest, caring relationships that comfort, encourage, and challenge.
We know Jesus Christ loves us as we are, and encourages us to grow spiritually and relationally. We believe lasting growth and change happen in our lives as we engage with others and God’s word.
We believe God’s love is to be shared to bring peace, comfort, and justice. Accordingly, o we work with local and global mission partners to learn and be actively engaged in efforts toward reconciliation and strengthening our community.
God exists in three persons — Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer – whom we worship as the living and true God. God is sovereign and creates, sustains, rules and redeems the world in the freedom of God’s sovereign righteousness.
2 Corinthians 13:14 & Revelation 4:11
We believe in the redeeming power of Jesus Christ — fully human and fully God. He is the promised Messiah who lived for us, prayed for us, and died on the cross to bridge the chasm of sin between this world and God. Only Christ is the head of the church.
We believe that the sustaining Holy Spirit is the omnipresent power of God in the world and in the followers of Jesus Christ. The Spirit transforms us to be like Christ from the inside out, and empowers us to be the people we were created to be.
Acts 1:8 & Romans 5:5
We observe two sacraments (visible signs of God’s invisible grace) — baptism and the Lord’s Supper. All are unconditionally welcome at the table of our Lord.
Matthew 28:19 & 1 Corinthians 11:26
We’re all sinners created in the image of God, yet as mere humans we will always remain separate from God. We connect to God through the power of the Holy Spirit and through the redeeming life and death of Jesus Christ.
We call God’s love the gift of salvation through grace alone. We believe that salvation comes to us through faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and it comes not through our own works, but exclusively from God’s initiative. We respond to God’s grace by living as Christ would have us live, sharing the good news of God’s love with the world.
1 John 4:19 & Ephesians 1:4-7