A Family of Believers

loving God
serving others
abiding in Christ
forgiven and forgiving
praying in faith
sharing our hope
enjoying the journey



Mark 12.29-31

Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”

Our Background

Some Ancient Church History

Jesus spent three years teaching his followers the godly life. In the years immediately after his death and resurrection (around the year 30), these early pioneers of the faith spread the message of Jesus across the vast Roman Empire (we read about this in the book of Acts in the Bible). Jesus prayed for the unity of his followers (including us! you’ll find Jesus’ prayer here: John 17.20-23).  The Bible says those early Christians were united in faith and purpose (Ephesians 4.3-6).  As time passed, the church that Jesus envisioned splintered into different groups and branches. As people argued about their faith, there were times of mistrust, abuse, and even bloodshed.

Good men, grieved by the spiritual devastation of division, attempted to heal it. Those involved in the Reformation Movement (which began around 1500) tried to restore unity by repairing the church. They fought valiantly against doctrines and practices they deemed unsound but were unable to fully penetrate the heavy layers of tradition burdening the church.

Who are the “Churches of Christ”?

In the early 19th Century, leaders from varying religious backgrounds came to understand that the only way to restore church unity was to tear the walls of division down to the foundation–Jesus Christ–and rebuild God’s house on Him. They accepted the New Testament of Jesus Christ as their only statement of faith and promised tospeak where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent. It was a message of hope for Christians weary of strife and dissension.

1st-Century Christianity is God’s answer for 21st-Century man. It is our prayer and desire that we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ (quoted from Ephesians 4.11-13).

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Humble Beginnings

The Central Church of Christ was formed November 6, 1996, by 32 people meeting in the home of a dedicated Christian couple. We’ve grown into a community of over 100 people loving and serving God and our neighbors. We invite you to join us on our journey of faith.