THE STUDENT BODY
Central is committed to helping students become authentic disciples of Jesus. All of the gatherings, programs, and trips with The Student Body are intentionally designed to make that a reality. We want to tie the lives of students into quality relationships with their families, friends, and the church. We want to reveal the truth about our triune God. And, we want to challenge students to let God invade every aspect of their daily lives.
ENCOUNTER / MID HIGH // Sunday 5:30pm-7:00pm
Encounter is our 6th-8th grade gathering that meets every Sunday night during the school year from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We want our Mid High students to encounter Jesus and the community that He creates with other believers. Our time together on Sunday nights helps that happen. Encounter is geared specifically for today’s Mid High students. The night includes practical teaching, creative ways to apply what we are learning, intentional small groups led by committed adults, fellowship through group games, and a few minutes to connect with our high school students.
ELEVATE / HIGH SCHOOL // Sunday 6:30pm-8:00pm
Elevate is our weekly High School experience that happens from 6:30pm-8:00pm on Sunday nights during the school year. The heartbeat of Elevate is to get students thinking and living beyond the surface level. We want our students to realize that Jesus should be the priority of their life, letting Him shape who they are and what they do. During Elevate we engage in meaningful worship, practical teaching, and small group discussions.
STUDENT 2:42 // 16 & up / Wednesday 6:30pm-8:00pm
Central values the authentic community that is modeled in the book of Acts. Acts 2:42 says that all the believers “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Through 2:42 groups we live out that verse, making sure that we engage in building healthy relationships, carrying each other’s burdens, and growing in faith together. Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm we offer a student 2:42 for those 16 years old and above who are not actively engaged in any other 2:42 group. Contact Braxton, our Student Pastor, if you would like your student to get plugged in.
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY // 9:00am-10:00am
We want students to see the importance of turning to God’s Word. The Bible is true, it is living, and it is one of the ways God speaks to us. Each Sunday morning we offer age level classes in which dedicated teachers help students dig into God’s Word. These classes meet from 9:00am-10:00am before our praise gathering. Our High School class (grades 9-12) meets in the Glass Room and our Mid High class (grades 6-8) meets in room 413.
TRIPS / EVENTS
Throughout the year we will offer special trips and events that will look and feel different than our regular programs. These will consist of camps, conferences, retreats, mission trips, service projects, and social events. The goal is to provide opportunities for students to be very intentional with their time. Trips and events allow students to step out of the routines of daily life and allow God to show them that we get to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
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