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!

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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

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Wreath Making Workshop

December 6th, 2017


It's the most wonderful time of the year! In this workshop, you will make a beautiful Christmas wreath that you can take home. Ages 15+ recommended. Please keep in mind that once you have registered, the fee is non-refundable.

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Christmas Banquet

December 16th, 2017


Leo Campus, Senior High semi-formal dinner.

Dress up in semi-formal dresses, guys in ties, etc, for a time of fine dinning, casual games, and a white elephant gift exchange ($5 or less).

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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

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HSM to the Dominican

June 22nd - June 30th, 2018

$100 - $1,400

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

$50 - $350


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!