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Loving & Seeking the Lost

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Posted by Clay Smith on

You may notice two lovable-yet-mischievous guests in the backyard of the missions house. Those are our dogs, Tory and Reggie. If you are a dog lover, you know they become part of your family once they enter your home, and these particular two hold a special place in our hearts. Whether they are...

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Emotions

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Posted by Bob Hopper on

Emotions are very real and very powerful. This morning I packed up my church office in preparation for our move from Clayton back to Pittsburgh in just four days from now.  I felt deep emotion as I packed those boxes. In about three hours, the staff is hosting a luncheon for Tacey and me as...

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A Taste of Central

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Posted by Mike Farley on

Are you new to Central? Have you had questions like "How can I find out more about what is happening at Central?" or "Who are the pastors and other leaders in this church?" If you have these or other such questions, we invite you to attend the "Taste of Central" lunch on Sunday, August 21...

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Tags: discovery, new, new members, orientation, taste of central

Run the Race

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Posted by Bob Hopper on

In a previous life (while pastoring a church in Williamsburg, VA) I became a high school coach for girls varsity softball.  It was quite a three year experience, with our daughter Jessie being on the team and our young son Luke serving as the team mascot.   For our home games it was...

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Tags: hebrews, perseverance, race, run, sermon, sermon series

The Power of Video in a Pastoral Search

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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

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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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4 Things We Can Learn from Apple

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Posted by Jeff Brown on

I have a confession to make. I am writing this on my MacBook Pro, while my iPhone rests next to me. At home, my wife is probably working on her Mac. Maybe I’ll dial her iPhone when I’m finished. All told, our family has several iPods, an iTouch, five iPhones (six if you...

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A New Chapter

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Posted by Tim Page on

Central's new facilities bring with them new ministry opportunities.

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Tags: parking, garage, neighborhood, davis place

5 Things to Know About Parking at Central

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Posted by Jeff Brown on

We love our location right in the heart of St. Louis. We aren't north county or south, nor are we downtown or west county, but right in the middle of our wonderful metro area. While being in Clayton has many advantages, space is at a premium. This can sometimes make parking a challenge. To help...

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Tags: parking, garage

Observing the Season of Lent

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Posted by Mike Farley on

Traditionally, the Lenten season is the entire forty-day period during which the church prepares for the celebration of Easter.  When it first emerged in church history, Lent served primarily as a time of intense instruction, fasting, and prayer for converts to the Christian faith in the...

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