Upcoming or Ongoing Bible Studies, classes & seminars
Discipleship – For Everyone
Financial Peace • Mondays through May 15 • 6:30pm – 8:30pm • FLC 103
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University is that plan! Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. Learn how to get rid of debt, manage your money, and spend and save wisely. The cost for this class is $97.
Walking with God in the Desert • Wednesdays, April 19-May 21 • 6:30–8:30pm • Lake Park Campus
This seven-session small group Bible Study from Ray Vander Laan comes from Volume XII of the "That the World May Know" series. Learn how God is especially close during the "desert" times in our lives.
Hope For The Gentiles - The Gospel of Mark • Wednesdays, June 7-28 • 6:30–8pm • Lake Park Campus
Although the Gospels present compelling stories of the life, words and works of Jesus, the gospel of Mark stands apart with a unique perspective. Written specifically for the non-Jewish believers during a climate of persecution and suffering in Rome, the gospel of Mark reveals an intimate, yet commanding side of Jesus.
Discipleship – For Youth, Children And Young Adults
Awana • Wednesdays through May 31 • 6:30pm – 8pm • CSM Kids and CSM Preschool
Scripture-based programs, games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help preschoolers age 2 and up and kids in grades K-4 develop lifelong faith in Christ. Awana is free. Register here.
Monday, April 24 – Wed., Apr. 26 • 6:30 – 8pm • CSM Kids Building
KidzTurn, a touring children's ministry focused on reaching elementary schoolers for Christ, is making its annual visit to CSM Kids. No registration is required and all are welcome to come and bring friends.
Summer Vacation Bible School for Preschoolers
Monday, June 19-Friday, June 23 • 9:30am-12:15pm • CSM Kids Building
Preschoolers ages 3-5 and potty-trained are invited to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a unique culture at "Passport to Peru" VBS, where kids discover how much God loves the world. Passport to Peru is a whole new environment filled with incredible Bible-learning adventures, cultural experiences, team-building games, unique treats and cool faith-building songs — all amazing standout activities that will help their faith grow in real life. Please register your child at no cost. Registration begins May 1.
Discipleship – For Women
Women of Grace Spring Session (Tuesdays)
Through May 23, 2017 • 6:45pm – 8:30pm • FLC Seminar Room
Women of Grace Spring Session (Wednesdays)
Through May 24 • 9:30am – 11:30am • FLC Seminar Room
Women, as believers it should be our ultimate goal to be filled where we’re overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us. This study provides practical guidance for "Experiencing the Fullness of God." Choose Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings. Cost of materials is $20.
Women's Summer Bible Study: Redeemed • Thursdays, June 1-July 13 • 9:30-11:30am • FLC 106
As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into God's image and welcoming the change. As redeemed women, we grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to others. In this seven-session Video Bible Study, we will explore the practical side of redemption, learn to lean upon Jesus for our help and hope, and increase our passion for God's Word.
Heart to Heart • Coming this fall!
To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other and themselves, groups are gathering in Mint Hill, Indian Land, Lake Wylie, SouthPark, Gastonia and at our Charlotte Campus. Search these groups here on the website to register and get more details.
Divine Love: A Celebration for Women
Friday, September 29 • 6 – 9pm
Saturday, September 30 • 8:30am – 12:30pm
In the CSM Varsity Building
Join with hundreds of women for a time of fun, inspiration and forging new friendships. Central Church wants women to be awed by the magnificence of God’s divine love. From cover to cover, the Bible is God’s love letters to us. Through dynamic worship, powerful teaching and heartfelt personal stories, experience a weekend to remember. Author and Bible teacher Jan Harrison is the keynote speaker. Enjoy art and jewelry vendors, gift bags and a Friday night after-party.
Discipleship – For Men
Men's Bible Study & Fellowship
Fridays through May 26 • 6:30 – 7:30am • Varsity Cafe
join other men for fellowship, prayer and Bible study each week as we explore stories from the Old Testament and see how they are relevant in knowing Christ in our lives today.
Men's Class: The Revelation of Jesus Christ • June 1-August 31 • 6:30 – 8:30pm • FLC 108
Join us as we continue a verse-by-verse study of the New Testament's final book, the Revelation of Jesus Christ. In this in-depth study, we'll come to understand that God has made Revelation understandable - not mysterious - by the use of symbols and images found elsewhere in Scripture.
Discipleship – For Singles
Single Parent Class • Wednesdays, April 19-May 24 • 7-9pm • FLC Seminar Room
The Single Parent Bible Study has returned, and our first series is, "Crazy Love," by Francis Chan. This free study promises to be an exciting and life-changing experience based on the following theme: "Instead of going through the motions of tradition, God would rather us be in a radical, unconditional, relationship with Him."
Singles: Finding Urself in Christ • Thursdays, May 4 – June 8 • 6:30 – 8:30pm • JV Building
Discover your identity in Christ, who God created "U" to be, ways to break unhealthy habits, and how "U" fit into the body of Christ. Childcare will be provided for this free class, and the series will conclude with a celebration dinner.
Celebrate Recovery • Sundays, 6pm – 8pm • CSM JV Building
Celebrate Recovery is for everyone! It is a Biblical and balanced program, showing the loving power of Jesus Christ throughout the process, to help those with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery is now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide and coming to Central this fall. Save the date, and join us as we celebrate what we’ve gained and recover what we’ve lost.
What you can expect at a Celebrate Recovery meeting:
Congregation group setting
Praise and worship
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship
In just a few hours, gain the tools to start and run an effective Celebrate Recovery in your church. Leave encouraged, equipped, trained and confident to grow your ministry strong. Rates and registration information available at CelebrateRecovery.com.
REFIT Cardio Class • Tuesdays through May 30 • 6:30pm – 7:30pm • CSM Kids
Enjoy a fun fitness concept designed to create a workout and provide relational community for women. REFIT is for all ages, sizes and abilities, and incorporates Christian and clean music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.
Grief Recovery Support Group • Thursdays through May 25 • 6:30pm – 8:30pm • FLC 105
GriefShare is a weekly seminar/support group for people dealing with the death of a loved one. It is a place where you can be with those who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you'll learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. $25.
The Ins & Outs and Ups & Downs of Family Relationships • Saturday, May 6 • 9am – 12:30pm • Lower FLC
Have negative patterns of behavior long hindered the relationships within your immediate, extended or blended family? With instruction from Drs. Beverly and Tom Rodgers, learn how to stop perpetuating the cycles of dysfunction that are troubling your life. $30 per person or $50 per couple.