Become a Member
We have a simple philosophy here at Central City. It's in response to a lot of churches that we grew up in. You see, in church we were always expected to learn first how to behave, then what to believe, and—if we got those things right—we could belong.
At Central City, we flip the script.
We want people to know they belong here first and foremost. It's in the midst of belonging that we learn what it means to believe and behave.
This directly impacts how we understand membership. In other words, you don't have to be a member to belong. We hope that every person who walks in off of the street can find a place to belong at our church. Membership is something more. It's about a commitment—it's a partnership.
Membership isn't about joining a club or being a part of the "inner circle." Membership is about partnering with us in such a way as to expand the circle.
You become a member because you're ready to make a commitment to take what you have—your gifts, talents, resources, and time—and use it for God's mission here at Central City.
We do this as a community by submitting to a set of core values, a statement of faith, and a rule of life. Throughout the year, we offer a class on these, and after taking the class, you will be invited to become a member of Central City. It's that simple.
If you'd like to sign up for the next class, let us know.