Upcoming or Ongoing Bible Studies, classes & seminars
Discipleship – For Everyone
Acts: Paul, Jesus’ Witness To The Gentiles • Mondays through March 20 • 6:30 – 8:30pm • FLC 106
In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples they would take the gospel to the remote parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from church persecutor to preacher, and learn how to witness and live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. See our website for more information and to register.
Good to Great in God’s Eyes • Thursdays through April 6 • 6:30 – 8:30pm • FLC 105
See scripture, personal stories, and examples from real Christians who left an indelible mark on the world and offered clear steps to becoming great in the things that matter most. These steps are not intended to earn God's favor or impress other people; they are an opportunity to fulfill the best purposes God has for your life.
The Mission of Jesus Study – Lake Park • Wednesdays through April 12 • 6:30 – 8pm
Follow the rabbis through the world of Jesus as you discover how the Gospel of Christ confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome. $11.
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.
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.
Sunday, April 23 • 8:30am & 10:30am • CSM Kids Building
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.
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.
Heart to Heart • Coming this fall!
20 Somethings For Women • Second and Fourth Thursdays through April 13 • 6:30 – 8pm • FLC 109
The topic of this study, designed for women in their 20s, is: "Becoming a Woman of Beauty & Strength: Esther (A Woman After God's Own Heart)." The cost for class supplies is $5, which will be given to the instructor — not paid online. Supplies will be picked up at the class.
Discerning the Voice of God • Mondays through April 10 • 6:30 – 8:30pm • FLC 103
You must come to God expecting to hear His voice, and willing to wait patiently. Through His voice, God challenges us, encourages us and teaches us. In order to hear Him speaking, we must stay in tune by reading God's Word, spending time in prayer and responding in obedience.
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 • 8am – noon
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.
Ecclesiastes: Wisdom For Godly Living • Thursdays through March 30 • 6:30 – 8pm • FLC 106
Men, we’ll let the book of Ecclesiastes show us how to exercise godly wisdom in daily living, and help us please God and experience His blessings as we grow spiritually.
Discipleship – For Singles
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.
Growth Mindset and Emotional Intelligence – Pathway to a Healthy Life • Saturday, April 8 • 9am – 12:30pm • Lower FLC
Nothing stirs emotions like the dynamics in relationships, but interactions and reactions are often based on a fixed mindset and mismanaged emotions. God desires for us to learn and grow in relationship to Him and each other. Dr. Shelley Thompkins, a nationally-known speaker and member of Central, will explain how a “growth mindset” can help one navigate through life’s challenges. She’ll also offer strategies for developing emotional intelligence through self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management – which all lead to a healthier and more enjoyable life. $30.
The Ins & Outs and Ups & Downs of Family Relationships • Saturday, May 6 • 9am – 12:30pm • Life Care Center
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. Visit centralnc.org to register and find more information.