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The Power of Video in a Pastoral Search

Posted by Jeff Brown on

One of the primary tools developed by JobfitMatters, the executive search firm Central engaged to assist with our search for a new Senior Pastor, is an introductory video. The piece provides a brief history of Central, as well as reflections from a number of members, elders, and staff. Why was a...

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An Amazing View

Posted by Tim Page on

Mesmerizing. That is how I would describe it. Clinking glass. Mechanical harmony. Vintage precision. The potion goes in. A cap inexplicably finds its way tightly atop the glass sculpture. A banner is wrapped around it, artfully proclaiming the goodness inside. As I found myself pressing up...

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3 Questions & Answers About Spiritual Formation

Posted by Mike Farley on

Last summer, my title changed from “Pastor of Worship and Arts” to “Pastor of Spiritual Formation.”  Since that time, some people at Central have asked me some very good questions about the meaning of my new title, and I want to share what I hope are some good...

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Tags: discipleship, farley, spiritual formation

Two Motivations for Prayer

Posted by Bob Hopper on

We recently remembered the national tragedy of 9/11. Do you remember where you where when you heard the news? I was leading an off campus staff retreat for a church that I pastored in Pittsburgh. We cut the retreat short and returned to the church campus to be available to those who were in such...

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Tags: 9/11, opportunity, prayer

What Do We Mean by Evangelism?

Posted by Todd Denholm on

I am not sure how this happened, but I love words. I wasn’t a reader growing up, but something instilled in me the power of the right word. When we are trying to communicate, the choice of a word can make all the difference. In most languages we have a wonderful palate to choose from for...

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Bob's Blog: Sermon on Homosexuality

Posted by Bob Hopper on

This coming Sunday, August 30th, I have the privilege of preaching on Acts 15 – and the subject of homosexuality and the church. I especially want parents of young children to know that this will be addressed, along with circumcision. This will be a “PG” (parental guidance)...

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My Preaching Professor and Central’s Mission

Posted by Bob Hopper on

Forty years ago Tacey and I were both students at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. It was a blessed time for us as we worked our way through school. I was the grounds keeper and Tacey was the house keeper on a large estate (we lived in the servant’s quarters which...

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Ping Pong & Service Times

Posted by Bob Hopper on

Orlando, Florida, 2008 The parking lot was full and I was nervous and about to have a double rude awakening. Others had fancy bags over their shoulders while I had a tattered paddle stuck in my belt in the small of my back. No one said a word to me as we walked into the large gymnasium and...

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Adult Sunday School Returns!

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We were not created to walk through life alone.  God designed us to flourish best as part of the family of God, united to God and one another through Christ Jesus. As sisters and brothers to one another in Christ, we grow in spiritual maturity and wisdom by worshiping, learning, and serving...

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Tags: adults, fall 2015, sunday school

We Still Have 3 Services!

Posted by Todd Denholm on

Hopefully you are aware at this point that starting next week, July 5, Central is moving to a new worship schedule, featuring two Sunday morning services at 9 and 10:45am. What you may not be aware of though is that Central will still have three worship services, with the continuation of our 5pm...

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