The Student Body

Central is committed to helping students become authentic disciples of Jesus.  All of the gatherings, programs, and trips behind The Student Body are designed to make that a reality.  Our desire is to tie the lives of students into quality relationships with their families, friends, and the church, to reveal the truth about our triune God, and to challenge them 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. To encounter is to meet something face-to-face.   We want our Mid High students to Encounter Jesus and the community that He creates and that is what this night is about.  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, and fellowship through group games.

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.  To elevate means to lift something higher, to a more significant level.  The heartbeat of Elevate is to get students thinking and living beyond the surface level.  During Elevate we engage in meaningful worship, practical teaching, and small group discussions.

Youth 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 youth 2:42 for students 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 worship service.  Our High School class (grades 9-12) meets in the Student Center and our Mid High class (grades 6-8) meets in room 413.

Trips and 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 lets God show them that we get to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Get Connected

You can keep up with what’s happening with The Student body by:

Joining our Facebook page and Receiving text messages

To join, text “studentbody” to the number 41411.

Email Braxton

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Essential Goals