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

  • PRAISE, PRAYERS AND HEBREWS - We will spend time with the Lord following His leading as we praise, pray and search the scriptures through the wonderful book of Hebrews. Hebrews is a great book for the new and seasoned individual and is a masterful document written to Jews who were evaluating Jesus or struggling with this new faith. The message of Hebrews is that Jesus is better, Christianity is superior, Christ is supreme and completely sufficient for salvation. Come join us as we dig deeper into the power that is written in this book. Starts September 11

    Mondays at 7:00pm I Braughler Home I Leaders: Dale and Teresa Braughler

    LADIES BIBLE STUDY - Ladies (18+) are invited to come and build relationships with other women as we grow in our walk with the Lord. We have a time of sharing, prayer and study of the word. This fall we will be looking at two studies: Luke: Gut Level Compassion by Lisa Harper and The Awe of God by John Bevere. We hope you can join us and be part of what God is doing in our midst. 

    Tuesdays at 10:00am (starting September 5 ) I Rock Student Center I Leaders: Cindi Peterson & Suzette Sprowls

    JOY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP As we complete our study of the book of Revelation, we will move into an in depth look at the book of Romans. In Romans, Paul beautifully shares the plan of salvation and how to live out our Christian faith. This study will fill you with hope as you learn the truth of God's word. We invite all who would like to attend to meet with us every Wednesday as we study together this grace filled letter.

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

    WINGS (WOMEN IN GOD'S SERVICE) - Women of all ages are invited to a unique gathering, where relationships with each other are intentionally promoted. As we study scripture, and build our relationship with our Heavenly Father, we find ways to connect to each other. WINGS is a safe place to share, an acceptable place to cry, a warm place to pray and ask for help, and a hopeful place to find encouragement. And we have fun too! Note: each meeting includes a potluck luncheon.

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

    THE "GRAND" FAMILY - Grandparents are often the core and foundation of any family. Whether raising your grandchildren, providing childcare, or have occasional visits to pour into their lives, please join us for the Grand Family group as we learn to navigate this journey together and study Discipling Your Grandchildren by Dr. Josh Mulvihill. We will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month starting September 13, 2023. Deuteronomy 4:9 states, "Teach these things to your children and their children's children." (Cost: TBD)

    Wednesdays at 6:00pm I CCA Teacher's Lounge I Leader: Carla Maleski

    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 I CCA Rm 101 I Leader: Kyle DeMarino

    Book 3: Wednesdays at 7:00pm I CCA Rm 206 I Leader: Chi Fisher

    LETTING THE HEALER HEAL - "Hurt people, hurt people. Each of us carries wounds, whether caused by choices we’ve made or by no fault of our own."  —Jessie North, "Letting the Healer Heal"   Cultivating Holy Beauty, Book 2: Letting the Healer Heal dispels the myth that we have to live with this pain. You will begin the healing process by learning how wounds can be turned into lies, leading you away from God, resulting in bitterness and sin. In the process of encountering Jesus in your hurt places, you will finally walk in forgiveness and freedom by allowing Jesus to heal you.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I Family Life Center Room 5 I Leader: Erica Fisher

    THE SPIRIT WORLD & HOW TO PRAY EFFECTIVELYThis Fall we will finish our study of the Spirit World before heading into our study of effective prayer. These two topics go hand-in-hand because prayer is one of the ways we stayed filled with the Holy Spirit. The bible says that, "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." So how can we be effective in our prayers? We will look at instances of prayer in the bible and talk about the guiding principles of effective prayer. This will be a challenging and rewarding study for all who answer the call to increase their prayer life. All are welcome to study with us.

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

    SIGN OF THE TIMES -  In this study we will look at the revelation given to John and shared with us in the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation can be challenging to understand for even the most seasoned of Christians. Together we will explore this book of bible prophecy so we can gain insight into what is happening in the world today.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I Family Life Center Room 2/4 I Leader: Carl Sprowls

    DESIGNED FOR IMPACT - "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10) This class will be a journey of understanding your true identity in Christ, recognizing and developing your spiritual gifts, and identifying your passions to uncover your purpose. We will also allow for activation of what we have learned both on and off campus. This class will include 2 assessments: assessme.org and 5Q tests  (Cost: $10)

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I Prayer Room I Leader: Pastor Vicki Barton

    WHO AM I? UNDERSTANDING YOUR REDEMPTIVE GIFT - It is clear that we are not all alike. The Creator made us different from one another and we were all created for a specific and unique purpose. When we really know who we are, and how God has created us, we will not be threatened by those who are different from us. The Bible indicates a variety of gifts and functions in which people can operate. Every gift will result in a person functioning differently (1 Corth. 12 vs 4-6). We will be using a video series provided by teacher, Mary Harasyn to give insight into each of the seven redemptive (motivational) gifts. 

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I Family Life Center Room 3 I Leader: Bill Speer

    FORGIVING WHAT YOU CAN'T FORGET - Have you ever struggled with forgiveness? Ephesians 4:32 tells us to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, as God, in Christ, forgave you.  But sometimes this task is hard, especially when we have been hurt or wounded by others. In her book, Forgiving What You Can't Forget, Lysa Terkeurst will help show you how to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren’t willing to make things right. This study will help you discover how to move on, make peace with painful memories, and create a life that is beautiful again through the power of forgiveness. (Cost: TBD)

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I Family Life Center Room 1 I Leader: J.R. Hancher

    SHARE JESUS WITHOUT FEAR - Would you like to share Jesus without fear? I believe that most Christians would just love to share their faith in Jesus, but the fact is they just don’t! Why? They are just darn scared! In most cases they have never been taught how to share their faith in a one-on-one encounter. They are afraid of what to say. They are afraid of rejection. They are nervous. They may have tried but

    had a bad experience scaring them away from sharing. In this class we will go over how to share Jesus with others and tools you can use to help you go!  Come and learn to be a Christian following God’s command to go.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I Family Life Center Room 6 I Leader: Tom Kwiatkowski

    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. Starts October 4

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I Family Life Center Room TBD I Leader: Tom McKee

    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

    KNOWING YOUR SPIRITUAL WEAPONS - In this study we will take a deeper look at the weapons we have been given as believers in Jesus Christ. So often we lose battles because we don't know how to properly use what is ours through the blood of Jesus Christ. We will first look at The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer and then Girls with Swords by Lisa Bevere. Come to be encouraged and challenged to fight the enemy in the right way and secure the victory. Cost: TBD

    Fridays at 7:00pm I Doughty Home I Leader: Deanna Doughty

    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. Starts September 8 *Childcare provided

    Fridays at 7:00pm I Rock Student Center I Leaders: Troy and Cetina Hendal

  • GRIEFSHARE - Griefshare is a 13-week seminar/support group that provides comfort and encouragement to those dealing with the loss of a spouse, child, parent, family member or friend. It will help you to cope and feel supported as you walk through your time of loss. GriefShare is led by people who understand and want to help you recover and look forward to rebuilding your life.

    Mondays at 6:30pm I ZOOM I Leader: Celeste Falvo

    Saturdays at 9:30am I FLC RM 2/4 I Leaders: Celeste Falvo, Donna Falvo, Pam Westfall & Suzette Sprowls

    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

  • GOSPEL OF JOHN /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 I Zoom I Leader: Teresa Coburn

    GOSPEL OF JOHN THRIVE GROUP - As we follow along with Pastor Kurt's teachings of the Gospel of John this group will provide a time and space for ladies to come together to not only dig into these teachings but also converse about life application. A special space for women to drop all the hats they wear at the door and soak in the presence of the Holy Spirit and godly women fellowship.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I CCA School Room 106 I Leader: Christie Gray

    THE BEGINNING - If you don't know where to start, start at the beginning! Each week we will meet to study the book of Genesis using the teaching series by Pastor Charlie Dates to help frame our discussions. If you are new to the Thrive Group model, this group will give you a solid foundation in discipleship for yourself and help you grow in discipling others. This will be a great place to build relationships, gain deeper insights into the word of God, grow in your faith and be challenged to disciple others.

    Wednesdays at 7:00pm I CCA School Room 105 I Leaders: Andrew & Debbie Neff

  • LADIES' LUNCHEONS - Are you looking for an extended family of ladies centered on Jesus? Join us at noon on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month at Central’s Ministry Center at Washington Estates. We eat lunch, develop relationships, pray and take a look at God’s Word. It’s fun and a good time to impact one another to become faithful disciples of Jesus. Contact Cindi Peterson for more information.

    2nd and 4th Mondays at Noon I Central Ministry Center at Washington Estates I Leader: Cindi Peterson

    MEN'S NIGHT OUT - Regardless of the stage of a man's walk with God we want to be supportive and encouraging to every man 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.

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

    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 I Fellowship Hall I Leaders: Jamie Andreola & Whitney Warnock

    20s & 30s Central Community  - Are you ready to grow as a disciple of Jesus alongside others in their 20s and 30s? We are excited to invite you to encounter God through prayer, worship, Bible study, and deep discussions. We are passionate about discovering the truth of scripture and living it out, everywhere we go!

    Thursdays at 7pm I Shane Warnock's Home I Leader: Shane Warnock

    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

    BASKETBALL OPEN GYM - Hey Guys, you are welcome to join us in the gym on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month to shoot some hoops, share some laughs and a brief devotional to encourage one another. This is a great way to invite friends, who may not want to come on a Sunday morning, to church.

    2nd and 4th Fridays at 7:00pm I CCA Gym I Leaders: Christian Braughler & Jordan Turk

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.