Central's 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
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
Luke 11: 9-10 | Romans 12:11-13 | Philippians 4:6-7 | James 5:14-16
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
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
Luke 5:30-32 | Luke 15 | Matthew 18:14 | Matthew 28:19-20 |
Building a Family of Faith
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
Our Mission Statement
Christian Church desires to be a family place. A place of close
relationships, where everyone who attends can love and be loved, know
and be known. Central will be a safe haven where profound
life-change takes place within each individual. A community known
for 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, and where the hearts of
the parents are turned toward their children, and the hearts of the
children toward their parents. Central Christian Church is a
place where the lost, the hurting, and the lonely can find love,
acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, encouragement and
purpose. This is a place where you can belong before you believe.
We envision Central members being called to a life of personal holiness,
living lives of obedience, living in submission to God’s will, and
living with the sense of God’s presence. We dream of developing people
into spiritual maturity through Bible studies, small groups, seminars
and retreats. We dream of equipping every member for a meaningful
ministry by helping them discover and utilize the spiritual gifts which
God has given them. We dream of sharing the Good News of Jesus with
thousands of residents in the western central part of Iowa. We
dream of a prayerful church where we believe God can work His power
through our prayers and trust that He will. God will provide everything
we need when we are faithful in prayer.
We dream of sending career missionaries around the world, and empowering
every member for a personal life mission in the world including sending them on short-term missionary trips to every continent.
We dream of welcoming countless members into the fellowship of our
family - loving, learning, laughing and living together in harmony.
We dream of beautiful, yet simple, facilities including a family
worship center seating hundreds, a counseling and praying center,
classrooms for Bible study, a multi-purpose center for fellowship and
recreational activities, athletic fields and an attractive
courtyard. We state with confidence that this future vision will
become a reality! Why? Because we believe that it is pleasing and
praising to our God, as well as, inspired by Him! Everything is for His
If you have any questions about our core values,
please feel free to contact us!