Central's Special Needs Ministry
September 3rd - December 31st, 2017
Do you have a child with special needs? Help us get to know your child so that we can help them navigate their time here at Central Ministries! We would love to hear your heart and help you in whatever way we can. Let us know if their are any special needs or services that your child may need while they are here on Sunday morning. If we know in advance we can have a buddy ready for you during the 9:30 service! We are excited to have you and your family join us here at Central Ministries!
Central Institute - Getting More out of Scripture
November 21st - November 28th, 2017
When: Tuesdays, November 7-28, 2017, 7 – 8:30 pm
Where: Central Ministries Chapel Ridge
Teacher: Vicki Gatchell
More than religion or a moral code, God gave us the Scriptures so that we can know Him! Learn to go beyond your reading plan to discover who God is through the Scriptures. This class will focus on accepted methods of Biblical study, while emphasizing the believer's personal relationship with God.
Book:* How to study your Bible. Arthur, Arthur, and DeLacy. 2010
*Book required only if taking the class toward our certificate.
Cults and False Belief Systems
November 21st - November 28th, 2017
False Christ figures and false religions have been a tool of Satan from the earliest days of the church. “Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people…For false Messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:23-24). How can we recognize a cult as opposed to a church that practices differing traditions? How can we be sure who is being deceived? What characterizes a group that is considered a cult? Who is susceptible to being drawn into a cult?
Teacher: Mike Bowersock
Tuesday Evenings, November 7-28, 7 - 8:30 pm Chapel Ridge
Central Institute - History of the Early Church: From Persecution to Power
January 9th - January 30th, 2018
In this course, we will study the amazing transformation of the Christian Church from a persecuted minority to the official state religion of the Roman Empire. Early doctrinal diversity and conflict gave way to a uniform and universal creed as the Holy Spirit guided the establishment of a Scriptural canon and Biblical orthodoxy. As the Roman Empire fell into decay in western Europe, the Church became the primary cultural power of the Middle Ages. We will study all of these developments and talk about the lessons and principles that can be learned from this history and applied to a life of faith within the church community today.
Teacher: Ben Gates, IPFW Professor and Campus Ministry Leader
Book: A Short History of the Early Church by Harry R. Boer *
*book only required for those taking Central Institute credit
HSM to the Dominican
June 22nd - June 30th, 2018
This trip is open to anyone currently in 9-12 grades. We are headed to the Dominican Republic. Registering here is the first step in the process. You will be contacted after your registration here with further details. It would be wise to start the passport application process as that will be needed for this trip.
7/8 Grade Charleston, WV Mission Trip
July 8th - July 13th, 2018
During a week in Charleston, your group will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the people, history and culture of this city. Serve and build relationships with a variety of people in Charleston through the Boys & Girls Club, Union Mission, Covenant House and local senior centers. You may also get to spend time with local children at Outrageous Sports Camp. During the evenings, worship with a local congregation and feast with friends old and new at a community potluck, which almost always includes a famous homemade cobbler!