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


groups at central

Fall 2022 Semester

9.7.22 - 12.21.22

  • 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 1: Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center • Leaders: Kyle DeMarino & Steve Roberts

    Book 2: Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center • Chi Fisher

    Book 3: Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center • Leaders: John Fisher & John Chapman

    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 - This fall, join us as we dive into two great studies to challenge and transform us!

    Mysteries of the Messiah by Rabbi Jason Sobel - Are you settling for half the story? Highlighting connections that have been hidden from non-Jewish eyes, Rabbi Jason Sobel will connect the dots between the Old and New Testament, helping you see the Bible with clarity as God intended. No matter how many times you have read the Bible, Mysteries of the Messiah will bring fresh perspective and insight. • Jesus and the Women: In the First Century and Now by Kristi McClelland- She examines the historical and cultural climate of first century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today. Cost: TBD (contact the church office for book costs) 

    Tuesdays at 10:00am • Rock Student Center • Leaders: Cindi Peterson & Suzette Sprowls

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

    1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 12:00pm • Rock Student Center • Leader: Phyllis Neff

    WALKING IN THE NEW - 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 ministry helps women thrive by discovering their true identity and value in Jesus Christ, based on the Word of God. We believe that when a woman finds her identity in Christ, everything else - marriage, motherhood, life - begins to fall into place. Cultivating Holy Beauty is designed to teach women how to love God with their whole heart, soul, and mind. You do not need to have completed book one or two in this series to take this class. Cost: $20 (if you have not yet purchased the set)

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

  • CENTRAL YOUNG ADULTS: LARGE GROUP - 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. The third Thursday will involve some type of activity or group outing. Connect with the Central Young Adults Facebook Group to stay in the loop!

    1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00pm at the Rock Student Center

    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

  • CALLED TO FREEDOM - 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

    CURSED NO MORE - Spiritual Warfare and Kingdom Living – God has a plan for your life - and so does Satan! Which plan are you following? In this class, you will learn how to be free from Satan's plan and influence while discovering the joy and victory God's following plan will bring!

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center and on Facebook Live • Leader: Dr. Michael Cogley

    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

    OVERCOMING SPIRITUAL ABUSE - A Christ-centered life requires careful interpretation of all Scripture through the lens of Christ's gospel of grace. We will discuss the appeals and pitfalls of legalism. Using David Henke's 2021

    Spiritual Abuse Recovery Workbook we will go through commonly misinterpreted scriptures that can lead believers toward a life of legalism rather than grace. Emphases will be on understanding the contexts of these scriptures and embracing the freedom that Jesus has purchased for every believer. Cost: $16 (for workbook)

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm at the Huyett home • Leader: Judith Huyett

    PRAYER, PRAISE AND BIBLE STUDY - Take time to join us as we allow the Holy Spirit to lead our time of prayer, praise and bible study. We are entering a new season at Central and times of refreshing, soaking and

    teaching will help us all to steward this time with great anticipation. 

    Every other Sunday at 6:00pm at the Braughler home • Leaders: Dale & Teresa Braughler

    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. 

    Mondays at 6:30pm • FLC Rm 1 • Leader: Phyllis Neff

    THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS - No other book in the New Testament explains the benefits of the New covenant in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ like the Epistle to the Hebrews. We, who are privileged to enjoy this

    covenant, are challenged in this book to understand and experience the new testament blessings described therein and to proclaim them to a lost world. We find ,however, that many believers are not experiencing these blessings and are not yet fully aware of their impact on their daily lives. Hopefully this study will awaken a fuller understanding and a greater experiential knowledge of all that our Lord Jesus Christ did to provide the abundant life inherited by each believer in the new covenant he brought to us.

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

  • SPIRITUAL GIFTS: THE BASICS - Have you finished the “Next Steps” class and are wondering what comes next? This class is the perfect opportunity for you, whether you are a new believer or a seasoned believer, to grow in the Lord as you learn more about how God works through the spiritual gifts to help the Church grow and remain healthy. In this class, we will discuss different kinds of spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible, how they differ from the fruit of the Spirit, and the purpose of different spiritual gifts. We will also focus on how to identify and effectively use your spiritual gifts. Come join us as we grow in the Lord together!

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Family Life Center (FLC) • Leader: Bill Speer

    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 (FLC) • Leader: Tom McKee

  • 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

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Parsonage • 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.