Upcoming or Ongoing Bible Studies, classes & seminars
Discipleship – For Everyone
Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever • Thursdays through March 16 • 7 – 9pm • FLC Seminar Room
Ever wondered how the New Testament connects to the Old? This fascinating study of Hebrews 5-10 explains relationships between the two covenants, the earthly and heavenly tabernacles, and the sacrifices of animals and the Son of Man.
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, March 8 – 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, March 13 – 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.
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.
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.
NXT Student Conference • Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19 • Charlotte Campus
Central Church is launching the first annual NXT Student Conference, with special guests Phil Wickham, Reggie Dabbs, Tedashii, Preston Centuolo and Dae-Lee. The cost of an early-bird ticket for the weekend is $65, increasing to $75 after Jan. 17. Admission is free on Sunday. Adults interested in volunteering (merchandise sales, food sales, hospitality, prayer teams, etc.) should email email@example.com. Visit nxtconference.org for all the details and to get registered for this dynamic, action-packed event!
Discipleship – For Couples
Couples Sunday Morning Life Group: Return To Intimacy • Sundays through February 26 • 10:15 – 11:45am • FLC 106
The joy of marriage is learning how to become one and growing together with your spouse as God intended. Join us for an eight-week journey designed to increase the intimacy in your marital relationship.
Discipleship – For Women
Women of Grace (Tuesdays)
Through March 14, 2017 • 6:45pm – 8:30pm • FLC Seminar Room
Women of Grace (Wednesdays)
Through March 15 • 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 • Wednesdays through March 15 • 9:30 – 11:30am • FLC 106
The “Armor of God” is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it’s an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory in Christ. The enemy of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! This class includes video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer. Childcare available by registration.
Daughters of The King: Hosea Study • Thursdays through February 23 • 9:30 – 11:30am • FLC 106
The book of Hosea is an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom to come, but it also shows the kind of love about which we dream. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse, and be more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people and all people. Hosea offers hope, hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah. This class is $14 and childcare is available.
Uninvited • Thursdays through March 9 • 9:30 – 11:30am • FLC 103
In this video Bible Study, we’ll look at people in the Bible who failed but overcame their shame to show how God heals and redeems. If we want to change our futures, we have to believe God is bigger than our mistakes, our inadequacies, our pasts and our limitations. This class is $10.
Gaining A True Knowledge Of Christ So No One Deludes You • Thursdays through March 16 • 9:30 – 11:30am • FLC Seminar Room
Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? Women, join us for a study of Colossians and Philemon. This class is $17.
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, March 6 – 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, Lake Wylie and at our Charlotte campus. Search these groups here on the website to register and get more details.
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.
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, 2017 • 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.
Life at Central Membership Class • Class #2: February 26 • 10:15am – noon • FLC 203
Interested in joining Central? You're invited to attend our Life at Central membership class! Adults, high schoolers and middle schoolers are required to attend both class #1 and #2. Each class is offered twice and classes may be taken in any order. No registration required.
Grief Recovery Support Group • Thursdays, March 9 – 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.
Pastor’s Perspective • Wednesday, March 15 • 6:30 – 8pm • Weatherby Hall
Join us as Pastor Livingston shares his unique perspective on membership at Central Church. This is one step in the membership process, but those interested in just getting more information about Central are welcome to come. Registration suggested.