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

Open to all

  • The Joy Bible Fellowship class will be doing an in depth study in the Book of Acts. Come and join us as we walk with the early church through its beginning challenges and many victories. In this New Testament historical account we will see how the Lord Jesus continues His ministry through the Apostles and the early believers. It is in this book that the Holy Spirit and His ministry gifts are put on display for all to see. As the early church grows and increases in number we will be given insight as to how the Spirit expects us to handle the challenges and fulfill the great commission that the Lord Jesus gave us before He ascended to heaven. There is no Amen at the end of the book. I believe that is because the Lord Jesus desires the Acts of Holy Spirit to continue on today in the current church.

    Wednesdays at 10am • Rock Student Center & Zoom

    Leader: Rev. Jim Levkulich

  • 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. This group lets out in time for you to get across campus to participate in another small group.

    Wednesdays at 6:00pm • FLC Room 1

    Leader: Phyllis Neff

  • This study will include an overview of the three categories of spiritual gifts found in Scripture. These spiritual gifts include the Motivational Gifts, Ministry Gifts, and Manifestation Gifts. We will discuss how spiritual gifts differ from the fruit of the Spirit, and look at WHO is given spiritual gifts, WHEN a Christian receives spiritual gifts, WHERE in Scripture spiritual gifts are discussed, HOW spiritual gifts influence the body of Christ, and WHY God gives spiritual gifts. After an overview of spiritual gifts, we will explore the category of Motivational Gifts, looking at each gift individually, and in detail, and exploring how these spiritual gifts apply to each individual practically.  Future classes will explore the Manifestation gifts and Ministry gifts in further detail.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm

    Leader: Bill Speer

  • In this class you will broaden your understanding of the Bible –God’s Holy Word. Each week will explore a particular Book of the Bible, ultimately learning how they all fit together – from Genesis to Revelation - in revealing God’s Plan for Redeeming mankind! This class is available online only each Wednesday evening at 7:00. In addition to a Bible, a study guide authored by Dr. Cogley will be available for those interested.

    Wednesdays at 7pm • Facebook Live

    Leader: Dr. Michael Cogley

  • Join me in delving into the parables in Luke 15, especially the man who had two sons. Within that parable Jesus reveals God's prodigal grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This book will challenge both the devout and skeptics to see Christianity in a whole new way. This discussion group will be centered around Tim Keller’s book The Prodigal God

    Wednesdays at 7pm at the Huyett home (contact the Church Office for address)

    Leader: Judith Huyett

  • In this six-session video based Bible study, Tim and Kathy Keller draw a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is refreshingly frank and unsentimental yet hopeful and beautiful.

    Wednesdays at 7pm • Cost: $13

    Leaders: Andrew & Debbie Neff


  • Every Man A Warrior is a discipleship Bible study that “Helps Men Succeed in Life”. It helps them 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 Every Man A Warrior will be profoundly changed.

    Mondays or Wednesdays at 7pm • Cost: $20

    Leaders: Don Taylor (Mondays) & Chi Fisher (Wednesdays)

  • The prophet Habakkuk faced great storms in life. His fears of the future crippled him with doubt and left him questioning God. How is it, then, that he is now a shining example of how the righteous live by faith? Learn how the storms of life can become opportunities to activate your faith in Habakkuk: Remembering the Faithfulness of God When He Seems Silent. This winter we will continue our study of the book of Habakkuk—which maybe you’ve never done before—and discover how remembering is essential to understanding the faithfulness of God. 

    Wednesdays at 7pm • Cost: $13 (if you have not already purchased the book)

    Leader: Tom Carter

  • The church should be the training ground for men who desire to walk in purity. Soul Refiner is a ministry that provides men with proven, Bible-based tools and strategies that bring wholeness, healing and restoration to their lives. The Conquer Series is designed to teach men how to partner with the Holy Spirit to be set free from the temptations and bondage of sexual impurity and guide them towards victory! Contact Chad Barton at 724-705-9657 to learn more about this new series.

    Wednesdays at 7pm • Barton Home

    Leader: Chad Barton


  • Get ready to beat the heat this summer by joining us as we share refreshments and study:

    •   Breathe by Priscilla Shirer - One of the great challenges among women is taking time to cease from all the activities and just breathe. We can be in bondage to busyness. In the Old Testament, the Sabbath was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift for us today. If you are weary, worn out and exhausted, the concept of the Sabbath will change your life.
    • What the Women Saw by Sadie Robertson Huff - Jesus was surrounded by both men and women during his ministry on earth. He saw, valued, and cared for women, and he still does today. Through this study, you will discover who Jesus is through the unique perspective of Mary, Martha, Mary Magdalene and others. You will learn from their faith and failures and be reminded that Jesus cared for and valued the women he was surrounded by.

    Tuesdays at 10am • Rock Student Center • Cost: $13 • starting May 31st

    Leader: Cindi Peterson

  • Cultivating Holy Beauty, by Jessie North, is a three-course discipleship curriculum designed to help women become disciples of Jesus Christ, plain and simple! This Bible study guided by book two in the Cultivating Holy Beauty series will continue to point women to Jesus, our Healer. Combined elements of weekly discussion, accountability and personal Bible study will help uncover wounds and help women discover freedom in Christ Jesus. You do not need to have completed book one in this series to take this class.

    Wednesdays at 7pm • Cost: $20 (for series - if you have not already purchased a set)

    Leader: Libby Chapman

  • 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 together, laugh, share testimonies, study scripture, and encourage one another to use what we learn. These meetings will include a pot luck luncheon.

    1st Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm • Rock Student Center

    Leaders: Phyllis Neff & Susan Gleason

Young Adults

  • The first Thursday of the month will be a large group night at the Rock. We will gather for a relaxing night of bible study, worship, food and laughter. 

    7:00pm • Rock Student Center

  • 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 & 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm • Harris home

    Leaders: Devin & Abby Harris

  • As a young adult woman, being single can be a very exciting time. God has a perfect plan He created just for you. Come and be encouraged and challenged to grow in your faith along side other single young adult women. 

    2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30am • Barton home

    Leader: Pastor Vicki Barton

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.