what does it mean to thrive with jesus?

Join a Group at Central and you will:
  • connect with other believers and make disciples
  • be transformed by the word of God
  • be empowered to live supernaturally
  • impact others to advance the kingdom of God

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The 2023 Spring/Summer Session begins the week of May 1



We have a variety of Groups for all ages and stages of life. Check out all the Groups to see where you can thrive with Jesus!

  • EVERY MAN A WARRIOR* - Every Man A Warrior is a three volume discipleship Bible study that “helps men succeed in life” and win battles they fight every day. This study calls men into a deep, loving relationship with their Heavenly Father. We are confident that men who commit to work through the Every Man A Warrior series, will be profoundly changed. Cost: $20 (one time - for all three volumes in the series)

    Book 3: Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center/CCA Rm 101 • Leader: Kyle DeMarino

    *Only Book 3 will be offered for the 2023 Spring/Sumer Session

    MEN'S NIGHT OUT - Regardless of the stage of a man's walk with God we want to be supportive and encouraging to every guy at Central and within the community at Washington Estates. This is not a traditional bible study or class where we follow along in a book. It is purely relational. There is no commitment to the number of evenings a person has to attend. We want men of Central to participate as the Lord places on their heart to do so. We are excited to see hearts transformed and families restored as we launch out into this community. 

    Tuesdays at 7:00pm • Central Ministry Center at Washington Estates • Leader: Michael Turner

  • LADIES BIBLE STUDY - Ladies, you are invited to a special gathering of women on Tuesday mornings. Each week we have a time of fellowship, prayer and bible study discussion. You will find friends as you build and grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our upcoming study will be When You Pray a seven session study on different prayers in the bible. Six bible teachers will help you study prayers in the bible that can inspire your own. You will learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercessions. Teachers include: Kelly Minter, Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkins, Jennifer Rothschild, Jada Edwards and Kristi McClelland. We look forward to seeing you on June 6th!

    Tuesdays at 10:00am (starting June 6) • Rock Student Center • Leaders: Cindi Peterson & Suzette Sprowls

    COBURN THRIVE GROUP - Ladies, join us on Zoom* as we discuss the Gospel of John along with the Sunday sermons. This is a great chance to connect for those whose schedule does not allow them to meet in-person. *Zoom link will be emailed to those who sign up for the group each week.

    Tuesdays at 7:00pm • Zoom • Leader: Teresa Coburn

    WINGS (WOMEN IN GOD'S SERVICE) - Calling all women! If you are hungry for more of God, wanting God to use you more, and desiring fellowship with other women, you will enjoy WINGS. We will eat, laugh, share testimonies, study scripture, and encourage one another to use what we learn to impact those around us.

    1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month • 10-11:30am • Rock Student Center • Leader: Phyllis Neff

    FALVO THRIVE GROUP - Ladies, if you are looking for a smaller group of women to connect with, you are invited to try out a Thrive Group. Thrive Groups use a simple, biblical model similar to what Jesus used to make disciples. The focus of a Thrive Group is to develop smaller spiritual families while learning how to thrive in God’s Kingdom. The group will take a deeper look at the readings for the week from the Gospel of John and how to you can apply it to your daily life.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • CCA Teacher's Lounge • Leader: Donna Falvo

    CULTIVATING HOLY BEAUTY - Journey together with a small group of dedicated women who meet and share how to study and apply God’s word to weekly topics as we rewind Cultivating Holy Beauty, “Intimacy with Jesus” (Book 1). If you’ve struggled with the "how to's" of this Christian life, you’re not alone. The skills taught in Cultivating Holy Beauty are foundational to strengthening your vertical relationship with God.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center Room 3 • Leader: Erica Fisher

    CENTRAL MOMS - Moms - are you ready to come alive again?  So many of us feel a little numb. We’ve each lost something or felt disappointed over the past few years and now we are needing a new way to move forward. We need a fresh start. Having a genuine, supportive, honest group of female friends in your circle is one of the biggest life upgrades. God created us to be in community, so this winter will be a time for friendships, courage and purpose.

    2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month • Fellowship Hall • Leader: Jamie Andreola

  • CENTRAL YOUNG ADULTS: THE CAREER YEARS - Life after college can be tough. It can be hard to find a place to fit in, where you truly feel understood. This is why we are excited to tell you about a new Career Young Adult Group that will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the home of Cody and Emily Blackburn. This will be a great time to connect with other people who are in the same age and stage of life as well as to grow in your walk with the Lord.

    1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Blackburn home • Leaders: Cody & Emily Blackburn

    CENTRAL YOUNG ADULTS: THE COLLEGE YEARS - The college years can be a time of intense growth and change and navigating those can be challenging. You were not meant to figure it all out on your own. This Group will meet you where you are and help you to grow into the person God has created for you to be.

    2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00pm at the Harris home • Leaders: Devin & Abby Harris

    Summer hangout events coming soon! 

    Text "@cagya" to the number 81010 to receive updates on what's happening with Central Young Adults. 

  • PRAYER WARRIORS - As we spend time with each other and with God, He is responding and encouraging us! Our primary focuses are on our nation, the Church at large, and Central in particular. Come help us build a strong, solid foundation for God's kingdom in our families. 

    Thursdays at 6:30pm • Prayer Room • Leader: Phyllis Neff

    JOY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP - The book of Revelation is without a doubt one of the most interesting books in the entire new testament. Filled with symbolic and apocalyptic language, it can be a real challenge to our understanding. Beginning in September we will be taking a chapter by chapter verse by verse look at this intriguing book. We invite all who would like to attend to meet with us every Wednesday to study together and receive the blessing promised in the first chapter of this amazing book.

    Wednesdays at 10:00am • Rock Student Center • Leader: Rev. Jim Levkulich

    THE CASE FOR CHRIST - Are you new to faith in Christ and wondering about the reliability of Jesus's biography in the New Testament? Lee Strobel started as an atheist prize-winning investigative reporter with the Chicago Tribune. Join us as we follow his path to faith as he investigated the case for Christ. We will use both the movie and study materials published as the book The Case for Christ. 

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Home of Judith Huyett in Canonsburg • Leader: Judith Huyett

    WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE SPIRIT WORLD - In this study, we will explore the attributes and characteristics of the spirit realm. The scriptures say that God is a SPIRIT and we must worship Him is Spirt and in Truth. We will examine Angels and Cherubim and Seraphim. We will discuss Satan, the fallen angels and demonic and evil spirits. How as believers we must have interaction with God and overcome our enemies. We will define Paradise with God and Hell and the Lake of fire for the wicked dead. The bible has much to say about these things and how they touch our lives each and every day. All are welcome to study with us.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Sanctuary • Leader: Rev. Jim Levkulich

    FIT TO SERVE - If you are stuck in a life of inactivity and poor nutrition, and you feel as though you have no energy to do the things God has called you to do, then this is the class for you. Each Wednesday we will have a time of prayer, Bible study, good nutritional information, shared recipes, fitness information, and a time of walking and/or running. Tom will help train those who are basically couch potatoes to be able to run/walk a 5K race by Labor Day, while Glenna will help those who just need to get out and start walking. All levels of abilities are welcomed to this group to help you become stronger and better equipped and fit to serve the Lord. 

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • FLC Room 5 & Chartiers-Houston track • Leaders: Tom & Glenna Carter

    GOD IS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH -  in this study we will look at how God is the author and finisher of our faith. We see this throughout the Old Testament in the prophesies that foretell of Jesus and in the New Testament with the teachings of Jesus. Come and be encouraged and transformed by the truths found in the word of God.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center Room 1 • Leader: Carl Sprowls

    THE PURPLE BOOK - What is the Purple Book? It’s a 12-part Bible study designed to help you stand firm and grow strong in your Christian life. The Purple Book guides you into a solid understanding of the Bible and provides a strong foundation that no storm in life can demolish - and a heart that’s shaped and guided by the knowledge of God’s Word. 

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center Room 2/4 • Leader: Tom McKee

    CALLED TO FREEDOM -  (began 3/3) Take hold of your purpose, calling, and destiny in Christ! Do not wait!! Discover the how, what, and where of “Spiritual Warfare." Whether you are newly saved or have walked with the Lord for years, this class is for YOU!! Walk in victory over the past! Demolish every “stronghold” and cycle of defeat! Get your breakthrough! Gain insight for ministering to the wounded, broken, and those suffering demonic oppression. Understand the biblical truths of living in continual FREEDOM through Jesus Christ!! Join “Called to Freedom” and step into all that Jesus paid to give you as a child of God. *Childcare is available

    Fridays at 7:00pm • Rock Student Center • Leaders: Troy & Cetina Hendal

  • LIFE RECOVERY AT CENTRAL - Life Recovery at Central is a Bible based 12 step Life Recovery program. Our goal is to help you break the chains of addiction and guide you towards freedom in Jesus Christ. This confidential, judgement free  environment is the perfect place for those struggling with any addiction, such as drugs, alcohol, gambling or food, to gain the freedom and life that Jesus promised us. We’ll meet you where you’re at in your faith and walk alongside you as you take your first steps towards freedom. Contact Barb at 412-228-0702 with any questions.

    Mondays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center Room 2/4 • Leader: Barb Manderick

    SAVEONE - SaveOne: A Guide to Emotional Healing After Abortion is for anyone seeking deliverance from the pain and guilt of an abortion. SaveOne will help you pinpoint those debilitating emotions and guide you toward God’s grace and His renewal of your mind. Learn how to rely on your creator so you can deal with the past.

    To register contact Libby directly HERE or call her at 304-715-3012

    Leader: Libby Chapman

pastor todd stemple

Discipleship & Connection Pastor

My heart has always been for people to know God and develop a strong relationship with Him. Groups allow you to take what you hear on a Sunday morning and learn how to apply it to your life the rest of the week. I love to see people grow in the Lord and then begin to teach others around them. I encourage everyone to take part in a Group at Central, I know you will be blessed by doing so.