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CENTRAL ASSEMBLY EXISTS TO LEAD PEOPLE INTO AN AUTHENTIC, LIFE-CHANGING RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.                                                            

 

WE START WITH PEOPLE RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE.  NO ONE HERE IS PERFECT AND NO ONE COMING IN IS EXPECTED TO BE PERFECT.  WE JUST BELIEVE THAT LEARNING EACH DAY HOW TO LIVE A LIFE SURRENDERED TO JESUS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO. 


WE WON’T FORCE YOU TO LIVE THIS WAY.  HOWEVER, WE WILL TO POINT YOU TOWARDS JESUS.  OUR HEART IS TO HELP YOU TAKE NEXT STEPS IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.  WE WON’T JUDGE YOU FOR QUESTIONS, FEARS,  ATTITUDES OR LIFESTYLES YOU MAY HAVE AS YOU START YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—WE PROMISE TO KEEP POINTING YOU TO JESUS. 

OUR VALUES

OUR CHURCH OPERATES ON SEVEN CORE VALUES THAT REFLECT THE ESSENCE OF WHO WE ARE AS A CHURCH.  WE FIND IT EASIEST TO EXPRESS BY TELLING YOU WHAT OUR HEART IS FOCUSED ON BEING:

 

1. CHRIST-CENTERED : STRIVING TO BE PURPOSEFUL, COMPASSIONATE, & SACRIFICIAL - JUST LIKE HIM. (EPHESIANS 1:3-10, LUKE 4:16-21, LUKE 19:1-10; MATTHEW 9:35-38; JOHN 1:21-31, MATTHEW 26:36-44)

 

2. ETERNALLY-MINDED : DEVOTED, EXPECTANT, & DILIGENT. LIVING BEYOND THE TEMPORARY. (1 JOHN 3:3, 2 PETER 3:12-14, HEBREWS 6:11-12)

 

3. NEXT GENERATION FOCUSED : WE WILL RISK EVERYTHING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.  IT CAN BE EXPENSIVE TO MINISTER TO THE NEXT GENERATION—BUT IT IS WORTH EVERY DOLLAR.  WE WILL INVEST INTO THEM A DETERMINED FAITHFULNESS, A NEW SOURCE OF STRENGTH, AN ABILITY TO ENDURE WELL FOR CHRIST AND INSPIRE THEM TO REMEMBER. (ACTS 2:38-39, 2 TIM. 1:15-2:13)

 

4. TRUTH-SPEAKING : GOD'S WORD WILL BE THE FOREMOST AUTHORITY IN OUR LIVES. (JOHN 18:31-32, JOHN 14:6, EPHESIANS 4:11-16)

 

5. RELATIONSHIP DRIVEN : TOWARD GOD, TOWARD ONE ANOTHER & TOWARD THE WORLD. (MATTHEW 22:34-40, REVELATION 2:1-6, MATTHEW 7:21-23, 1 JOHN 4:20-21, LUKE 19:1-10)

 

6. AGAPE BASED : WE WILL STRIVE TO BE PATIENT, KIND, NOT JEALOUS, NOT BOASTFUL, NOT PROUD, NOT RUDE, NOT SELF-SEEKING, NOT EASILY ANGERED, NOT A KEEPER OF WRONGS, NOT DELIGHTING IN EVIL, ALWAYS PROTECTING, TRUSTING, HOPEFUL & PERSEVERING.  (MATTHEW 22:37-40, 1 JOHN 4:7-12, 1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-7)

 

7. LONGING FOR HIS PRESENCE : JESUS IS THE SOURCE OF OUR STRENGTH & ABILITY.  WE MUST BE CONNECTED TO HIM TO BE FULFILLED AND EFFECTIVE.  (PSALM 42:1-5, JOHN 4:10)

  

THESE VALUES WILL BUILD THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE PEOPLE WHO CALL CENTRAL ASSEMBLY HOME.