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January 2017 Bulletin

January, 2017

Jan
22

Blueprints: Your Life in Christ - January

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, January 15-29, 10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to be a "Christian" or a "believer in Christ?" How are we to live?

This four-week series will take you back to the foundations of your faith in Christ and show you how to correctly interpret the blueprints of God’s Word. Whether you are a new believer or just want some time to get back to the basics, we would love for you to join us.

This class is free of charge, but please register below. Childcare is available but no registration is needed.






Jan
22

Financial Foundations

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Sundays, January 15-February 12
10:15-11:45am
Location: FLC Room 107

Budget. The word can strike terror in the heart of even the strongest man or woman. Being intentional with our money isn't such a bad thing. In fact, as Christians, we are called to be good stewards of the resources God has provided. If you don't have a budget, you have absolutely no control of your finances. Budgets are one of the first steps to finding financial freedom.

Even if you don't have debt and are financially stable, you still need a budget so you can monitor your spending and make your money work for you rather than against you. Join us as we learn to better build and manage our finances God's way.






Jan
22

Couples Sunday Morning Life Group: Return to Intimacy

Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Dates: Sundays, January 15-February 26
Location: Lower FLC Room 106

The joy of marriage is learning how to become one and growing together with your spouse as God intended.

Return to Intimacy has helped thousands of couples recapture the passion in their marriage.

In this eight-week class, we'll use the teachings from Jimmy Evans' most recent seminar to embark on a journey that will increase the intimacy in your marital relationship.






Jan
22

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Jan
23

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Jan 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Jan
24

Women of Central January Dinner – Gracious Living

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center’s Weatherby Hall

Help us kick off 2017 in style with Central’s very own women’s news show, featuring WBTV reporter Sarah-Blake Morgan. As a video journalist, Sarah-Blake does it all: Shooting, writing and editing stories for the Charlotte TV station. She’ll host guests for this special evening.

Segments will include a home design feature with Anna Burton, the inspiration behind Charlotte-based Bliss Design/Build Inc. Anna has beautifully crafted a business with a focus on excellence while pursuing a truly God-given gift.

Also, Charlotte-based Carmen! Carmen! Salon e' Spa – under the direction of North American Hairstylist of the Year Carmen Cutrona – will provide a makeover for audience participants, with before-and-after presentations. We’ll also enjoy a fabulous cooking demo to inspire our culinary skills.






Jan
24

Kids' Fun Night - January

Charlotte Campus, Elementary
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Drop your elementary schoolers off in their pajamas at the CSM Kids Building for a fun movie night. Blankets and pillows are allowed.

We'll provide pizza, chips, drinks and a snack. Cost is $5, plus a small service charge for online registration.






Jan
24

Women of Grace Tuesday Evening Class

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14
6:45-8:30pm
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Instructor: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ where He is seen in us. 

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Wednesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Jan
25

Heart to Heart: The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15, 2017

Location: Family Life Center Room 106

Leader: Christine O’Boyle

The enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. The Armor of God is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it is an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory bought for us in Christ. The enemy of the kingdom of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! Join us for this video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer.

This class uses "The Armor of God" Bible Study Book by author Priscilla Shirer.

Register below for childcare.






Jan
25

Women of Grace - Wednesday morning

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15
9:30-11:30am
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Leader: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us.

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Tuesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Jan
25

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Jan
25

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Jan
25

Lake Park Ladies' Book Club

Lake Park, Women
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, January 18-March 1, 6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus

Ladies of all ages are invited to attend a book club! In this seven-week group, we will read and discuss "A Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers.

This novel is divided into five novellas, each featuring stories of women from the Bible. Please bring a copy of the book (digital or hard copy) and get ready to delve into a riveting account of some of the main ladies from God's Word. 

Questions? Email group facilitator Jaime Simpson.






Jan
25

Path to the Cross Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm: January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, March 1
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler

God's story culminates with the intense devotion of His people in this 11th volume of the Faith Lessons series, a five-week study by Ray Vander Laan. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and His ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your own life to live as they did - by every word that comes from the mouth of God.






Jan
26

Daughters of the King: Hosea Study

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 12-February 23, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

The book of Hosea will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair – an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom to come. But it will show us 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 for all people. Hosea showers us with hope, hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.






Jan
26

Uninvited (Women)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Thursdays, January 19-March 9, 9:30am-11:30am
Group leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $20 (plus online convenience fee)

God wants us to live loved when we feel left out, lonely and less than. In this video Bible study, renowned Christian author Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God's Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved.






Jan
26

Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 19-March 16, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Cost: $17.60 (includes convenience fee)

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ?" Is Christ your "all in all" and does He meet all your needs?

Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? 

Women, join us for this study of the books of Colossians and Philemon.






Jan
26

Ecclesiastes: Wisdom for Godly Living (For Men)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Men
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: Thursdays, January 12-March 30
Location: FLC 106

Men, we'll examine the book of Ecclesiastes to learn more about the exercise of godly wisdom in daily living, to please God and experience His blessings as we grow spiritually.






Jan
26

Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays, January 12 - March 16, 2017
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Online Price: $21.68 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or $17.68 (In & Out Workbook)

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. In this Inductive Bible study led by Phil and Billie Ferrone, see how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Jan
27

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Jan
29

Couples Sunday Morning Life Group: Return to Intimacy

Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Dates: Sundays, January 15-February 26
Location: Lower FLC Room 106

The joy of marriage is learning how to become one and growing together with your spouse as God intended.

Return to Intimacy has helped thousands of couples recapture the passion in their marriage.

In this eight-week class, we'll use the teachings from Jimmy Evans' most recent seminar to embark on a journey that will increase the intimacy in your marital relationship.






Jan
29

Blueprints: Your Life in Christ - January

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, January 15-29, 10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to be a "Christian" or a "believer in Christ?" How are we to live?

This four-week series will take you back to the foundations of your faith in Christ and show you how to correctly interpret the blueprints of God’s Word. Whether you are a new believer or just want some time to get back to the basics, we would love for you to join us.

This class is free of charge, but please register below. Childcare is available but no registration is needed.






Jan
29

Financial Foundations

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Sundays, January 15-February 12
10:15-11:45am
Location: FLC Room 107

Budget. The word can strike terror in the heart of even the strongest man or woman. Being intentional with our money isn't such a bad thing. In fact, as Christians, we are called to be good stewards of the resources God has provided. If you don't have a budget, you have absolutely no control of your finances. Budgets are one of the first steps to finding financial freedom.

Even if you don't have debt and are financially stable, you still need a budget so you can monitor your spending and make your money work for you rather than against you. Join us as we learn to better build and manage our finances God's way.






Jan
29

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Jan
30

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Jan 30, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Jan
31

Teacup Ministry, Mint Hill

Women
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays: January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25 and May 23
Leader: Sherry Harris

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Jan
31

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Jan
31

Women of Grace Tuesday Evening Class

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14
6:45-8:30pm
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Instructor: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ where He is seen in us. 

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Wednesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





February, 2017

Feb
01

Heart to Heart: The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15, 2017

Location: Family Life Center Room 106

Leader: Christine O’Boyle

The enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. The Armor of God is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it is an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory bought for us in Christ. The enemy of the kingdom of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! Join us for this video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer.

This class uses "The Armor of God" Bible Study Book by author Priscilla Shirer.

Register below for childcare.






Feb
01

Women of Grace - Wednesday morning

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15
9:30-11:30am
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Leader: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us.

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Tuesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Feb
01

Lake Park Ladies' Book Club

Lake Park, Women
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, January 18-March 1, 6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus

Ladies of all ages are invited to attend a book club! In this seven-week group, we will read and discuss "A Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers.

This novel is divided into five novellas, each featuring stories of women from the Bible. Please bring a copy of the book (digital or hard copy) and get ready to delve into a riveting account of some of the main ladies from God's Word. 

Questions? Email group facilitator Jaime Simpson.






Feb
01

Path to the Cross Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm: January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, March 1
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler

God's story culminates with the intense devotion of His people in this 11th volume of the Faith Lessons series, a five-week study by Ray Vander Laan. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and His ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your own life to live as they did - by every word that comes from the mouth of God.






Feb
01

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Feb
01

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Feb
02

Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 19-March 16, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Cost: $17.60 (includes convenience fee)

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ?" Is Christ your "all in all" and does He meet all your needs?

Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? 

Women, join us for this study of the books of Colossians and Philemon.






Feb
02

Daughters of the King: Hosea Study

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 12-February 23, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

The book of Hosea will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair – an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom to come. But it will show us 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 for all people. Hosea showers us with hope, hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.






Feb
02

Uninvited (Women)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Thursdays, January 19-March 9, 9:30am-11:30am
Group leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $20 (plus online convenience fee)

God wants us to live loved when we feel left out, lonely and less than. In this video Bible study, renowned Christian author Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God's Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved.






Feb
02

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Feb
02

Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays, January 12 - March 16, 2017
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Online Price: $21.68 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or $17.68 (In & Out Workbook)

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. In this Inductive Bible study led by Phil and Billie Ferrone, see how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Feb
03

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Feb 03, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Feb
05

Varsity February Sermon Series: Red Letters

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in February
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for our February sermon series, "Red Letters! Discovering life principles from the teachings of Jesus." 





Feb
05

JV February Sermon Series: Step Up

Charlotte Campus, JV
Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the JV Building at 8:30 or 10:30am on Sundays in February for a challenging sermon series entitled, "Step Up."





Feb
05

Life at Central Membership Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Membership
Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, February 5-26
10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Interested in joining Central Church? You're invited to attend our Life at Central membership class!

There are two classes to complete for membership. Class No. 1 is February 5 and Class No. 2 is February 12. 

In case you have to miss one, we offer Class No. 1, again, on February 19, and Class No. 2, again, on February 26.  

No registration is required.





Feb
05

Financial Foundations

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Sundays, January 15-February 12
10:15-11:45am
Location: FLC Room 107

Budget. The word can strike terror in the heart of even the strongest man or woman. Being intentional with our money isn't such a bad thing. In fact, as Christians, we are called to be good stewards of the resources God has provided. If you don't have a budget, you have absolutely no control of your finances. Budgets are one of the first steps to finding financial freedom.

Even if you don't have debt and are financially stable, you still need a budget so you can monitor your spending and make your money work for you rather than against you. Join us as we learn to better build and manage our finances God's way.






Feb
05

Couples Sunday Morning Life Group: Return to Intimacy

Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Dates: Sundays, January 15-February 26
Location: Lower FLC Room 106

The joy of marriage is learning how to become one and growing together with your spouse as God intended.

Return to Intimacy has helped thousands of couples recapture the passion in their marriage.

In this eight-week class, we'll use the teachings from Jimmy Evans' most recent seminar to embark on a journey that will increase the intimacy in your marital relationship.






Feb
05

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Feb
06

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Feb 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Feb
07

February Primetimers' Dinner

Charlotte Campus, Primetimers
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We have once again invited the Central Vocal Band to sing at this always-favorite evening. This dinner is always a sellout, so get your tickets early. The last day to purchase a ticket is January 30.






Feb
07

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Feb
07

Women of Grace Tuesday Evening Class

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14
6:45-8:30pm
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Instructor: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ where He is seen in us. 

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Wednesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Feb
08

Heart to Heart: The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15, 2017

Location: Family Life Center Room 106

Leader: Christine O’Boyle

The enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. The Armor of God is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it is an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory bought for us in Christ. The enemy of the kingdom of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! Join us for this video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer.

This class uses "The Armor of God" Bible Study Book by author Priscilla Shirer.

Register below for childcare.






Feb
08

Women of Grace - Wednesday morning

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15
9:30-11:30am
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Leader: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us.

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Tuesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Feb
08

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Feb
08

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Feb
08

Lake Park Ladies' Book Club

Lake Park, Women
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, January 18-March 1, 6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus

Ladies of all ages are invited to attend a book club! In this seven-week group, we will read and discuss "A Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers.

This novel is divided into five novellas, each featuring stories of women from the Bible. Please bring a copy of the book (digital or hard copy) and get ready to delve into a riveting account of some of the main ladies from God's Word. 

Questions? Email group facilitator Jaime Simpson.






Feb
08

Path to the Cross Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm: January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, March 1
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler

God's story culminates with the intense devotion of His people in this 11th volume of the Faith Lessons series, a five-week study by Ray Vander Laan. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and His ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your own life to live as they did - by every word that comes from the mouth of God.






Feb
09

Daughters of the King: Hosea Study

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 12-February 23, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

The book of Hosea will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair – an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom to come. But it will show us 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 for all people. Hosea showers us with hope, hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.






Feb
09

Uninvited (Women)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Thursdays, January 19-March 9, 9:30am-11:30am
Group leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $20 (plus online convenience fee)

God wants us to live loved when we feel left out, lonely and less than. In this video Bible study, renowned Christian author Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God's Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved.






Feb
09

Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 19-March 16, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Cost: $17.60 (includes convenience fee)

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ?" Is Christ your "all in all" and does He meet all your needs?

Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? 

Women, join us for this study of the books of Colossians and Philemon.






Feb
09

Teacup Ministry, Lake Wylie

Off Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursdays: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 6 and May 11
Leader: Janice Anderson

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Feb
09

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Feb
09

20 Somethings For Women

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Second and Fourth Thursdays, February 9-April 13
6:30-8pm
Location: FLC 109

The topic of this study 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.

This class is specifically designed for women in their 20s.

Need more info? Email annabellm@centralnc.org.






Feb
09

Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays, January 12 - March 16, 2017
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Online Price: $21.68 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or $17.68 (In & Out Workbook)

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. In this Inductive Bible study led by Phil and Billie Ferrone, see how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Feb
10

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Feb
10

Quest: Parenting in a Sexualized Culture Pure Hope

Charlotte Campus, Church-wide, Women
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Family Life Center's Weatherby Hall

Parents, please join us for a FREE, four-part series that will deepen your understanding of what the Bible says about God’s plan for your heart. Sessions by Noel Bouche and the Pure Hope Ministries team will provide tools, strategies and ideas to help cultivate dialogue with your family. 

In a world where technology can be an area of great anxiety in homes, learn how to implement a five-point strategy that makes your family safer, saner and more biblically thoughtful in your use of technology. Join us as we pursue a lifestyle of prayer, understanding, resolve and engagement in taking back our families.

Session #1 is Friday and includes lite fare refreshments. Remaining sessions are Saturday, with a continental breakfast from 8:30-9am.

Childcare for preschoolers is available both days in the CSM Preschool Building. There will be separate activities in the CSM Kids Building both days for children K-4. Please click on "CHILDCARE REQUEST" to register your preschooler or elementary schooler.

Junior Varsity and Varsity Fun Night - Friday, February 10, 6:30-8:15pm

JV and Varsity students are invited to join us in their respective buildings during the Pure Hope Parent Conference.

Students will hang out and enjoy pizza and games. A Pure Hope host will stop by and talk with students for a few minutes on purity of heart and technology safeguards for teens.

Junior Varsity Fun Morning - Saturday, February 11, 8am-noon

JV students are welcome to come hang out with Central's JV staff on Day Two of the Pure Hope Conference. We will have free food and lots of fun!

Please click on "EVENT REGISTRATION" to register adults, high schoolers and middle schoolers.






Feb
11

Quest: Parenting in a Sexualized Culture Pure Hope

Charlotte Campus, Church-wide, Women
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Family Life Center's Weatherby Hall

Parents, please join us for a FREE, four-part series that will deepen your understanding of what the Bible says about God’s plan for your heart. Sessions by Noel Bouche and the Pure Hope Ministries team will provide tools, strategies and ideas to help cultivate dialogue with your family. 

In a world where technology can be an area of great anxiety in homes, learn how to implement a five-point strategy that makes your family safer, saner and more biblically thoughtful in your use of technology. Join us as we pursue a lifestyle of prayer, understanding, resolve and engagement in taking back our families.

Session #1 is Friday and includes lite fare refreshments. Remaining sessions are Saturday, with a continental breakfast from 8:30-9am.

Childcare for preschoolers is available both days in the CSM Preschool Building. There will be separate activities in the CSM Kids Building both days for children K-4. Please click on "CHILDCARE REQUEST" to register your preschooler or elementary schooler.

Junior Varsity and Varsity Fun Night - Friday, February 10, 6:30-8:15pm

JV and Varsity students are invited to join us in their respective buildings during the Pure Hope Parent Conference.

Students will hang out and enjoy pizza and games. A Pure Hope host will stop by and talk with students for a few minutes on purity of heart and technology safeguards for teens.

Junior Varsity Fun Morning - Saturday, February 11, 8am-noon

JV students are welcome to come hang out with Central's JV staff on Day Two of the Pure Hope Conference. We will have free food and lots of fun!

Please click on "EVENT REGISTRATION" to register adults, high schoolers and middle schoolers.






Feb
12

Food Drive

Charlotte Campus, Lake Park
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help us restock the shelves of Central's Food Pantry on the first Food Drive Sunday of 2017! 

The food pantry is in need of all food items as well as toiletries. Please drop off donations before or after services at any of the following locations: Front of the sanctuary, Varsity Building, CSM Kids Building, JV Building and Central's Lake Park campus.

This is a great way to bless a family that might need a little extra help, and we appreciate all who contribute!





Feb
12

JV February Sermon Series: Step Up

Charlotte Campus, JV
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the JV Building at 8:30 or 10:30am on Sundays in February for a challenging sermon series entitled, "Step Up."





Feb
12

Varsity February Sermon Series: Red Letters

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in February
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for our February sermon series, "Red Letters! Discovering life principles from the teachings of Jesus." 





Feb
12

Couples Connect

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Marriage Enrichment
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Second Sundays of the month, 9-10am
Location: Varsity Building Cafe

There’s a buzz around Central’s Charlotte campus about an opportunity for people just like you! Couples Connect is designed to provide a forum where young families (20s & 30s is the guideline, not the rule) can connect and grow together in Christ. We meet together once a month on Sunday mornings from 9-10am in the Varsity Café.

We hope you’ll join us and see how God will inspire, encourage and strengthen us all as we gather on these Sundays. There is much in store for you … including a great light breakfast. Couples with children, you can drop them off at the nursery or their respective CSM venues before coming to Couples Connect. CSM workers will be aware that children may be dropped off after the typical 8:30 starting time.

Oh, one more thing: Go ahead and invite other young couples you may know to join us! We can’t wait to see you there!





Feb
12

Couples Sunday Morning Life Group: Return to Intimacy

Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Dates: Sundays, January 15-February 26
Location: Lower FLC Room 106

The joy of marriage is learning how to become one and growing together with your spouse as God intended.

Return to Intimacy has helped thousands of couples recapture the passion in their marriage.

In this eight-week class, we'll use the teachings from Jimmy Evans' most recent seminar to embark on a journey that will increase the intimacy in your marital relationship.






Feb
12

Life at Central Membership Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Membership
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, February 5-26
10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Interested in joining Central Church? You're invited to attend our Life at Central membership class!

There are two classes to complete for membership. Class No. 1 is February 5 and Class No. 2 is February 12. 

In case you have to miss one, we offer Class No. 1, again, on February 19, and Class No. 2, again, on February 26.  

No registration is required.





Feb
12

Financial Foundations

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Sundays, January 15-February 12
10:15-11:45am
Location: FLC Room 107

Budget. The word can strike terror in the heart of even the strongest man or woman. Being intentional with our money isn't such a bad thing. In fact, as Christians, we are called to be good stewards of the resources God has provided. If you don't have a budget, you have absolutely no control of your finances. Budgets are one of the first steps to finding financial freedom.

Even if you don't have debt and are financially stable, you still need a budget so you can monitor your spending and make your money work for you rather than against you. Join us as we learn to better build and manage our finances God's way.






Feb
12

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Feb
13

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Feb 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Feb
14

Salvation Army Center of Hope - February

Off-Campus Event, Reach Out
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 534 Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

Help us be a blessing as we minister to the women and children at the Salvation Army Center of Hope through dinner, music and fellowship. We would love to see you there!

Have questions or interested in volunteering? You can contact Sandy at the church office or register below.






Feb
14

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Feb
14

Women of Grace Tuesday Evening Class

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14
6:45-8:30pm
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Instructor: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ where He is seen in us. 

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Wednesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Feb
15

Teacup Ministry, Charlotte Campus

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17
Location: Coffee Central
Leader: Joycelyn Lavelle

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Feb
15

Heart to Heart: The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15, 2017

Location: Family Life Center Room 106

Leader: Christine O’Boyle

The enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. The Armor of God is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it is an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory bought for us in Christ. The enemy of the kingdom of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! Join us for this video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer.

This class uses "The Armor of God" Bible Study Book by author Priscilla Shirer.

Register below for childcare.






Feb
15

Women of Grace - Wednesday morning

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15
9:30-11:30am
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Leader: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us.

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Tuesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Feb
15

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Feb
15

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Feb
15

Lake Park Ladies' Book Club

Lake Park, Women
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, January 18-March 1, 6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus

Ladies of all ages are invited to attend a book club! In this seven-week group, we will read and discuss "A Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers.

This novel is divided into five novellas, each featuring stories of women from the Bible. Please bring a copy of the book (digital or hard copy) and get ready to delve into a riveting account of some of the main ladies from God's Word. 

Questions? Email group facilitator Jaime Simpson.






Feb
16

Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 19-March 16, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Cost: $17.60 (includes convenience fee)

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ?" Is Christ your "all in all" and does He meet all your needs?

Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? 

Women, join us for this study of the books of Colossians and Philemon.






Feb
16

Daughters of the King: Hosea Study

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 12-February 23, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

The book of Hosea will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair – an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom to come. But it will show us 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 for all people. Hosea showers us with hope, hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.






Feb
16

Uninvited (Women)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Thursdays, January 19-March 9, 9:30am-11:30am
Group leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $20 (plus online convenience fee)

God wants us to live loved when we feel left out, lonely and less than. In this video Bible study, renowned Christian author Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God's Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved.






Feb
16

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Feb
16

Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays, January 12 - March 16, 2017
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Online Price: $21.68 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or $17.68 (In & Out Workbook)

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. In this Inductive Bible study led by Phil and Billie Ferrone, see how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Feb
17

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Feb
19

Varsity February Sermon Series: Red Letters

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in February
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for our February sermon series, "Red Letters! Discovering life principles from the teachings of Jesus." 





Feb
19

Water Baptism (February)

Charlotte Campus, Church-wide
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017

Water Baptism will be held during the 8:30am & 10:30am services.

Candidates for baptism are required to take part in a baptism class on Wednesday, February 15. The class will meet from 6:30-7:30pm in the Family Life Center's Weatherby Hall.

Click below for more information and to register.






Feb
19

JV February Sermon Series: Step Up

Charlotte Campus, JV
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the JV Building at 8:30 or 10:30am on Sundays in February for a challenging sermon series entitled, "Step Up."





Feb
19

Life at Central Membership Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Membership
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, February 5-26
10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Interested in joining Central Church? You're invited to attend our Life at Central membership class!

There are two classes to complete for membership. Class No. 1 is February 5 and Class No. 2 is February 12. 

In case you have to miss one, we offer Class No. 1, again, on February 19, and Class No. 2, again, on February 26.  

No registration is required.





Feb
19

Couples Sunday Morning Life Group: Return to Intimacy

Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Dates: Sundays, January 15-February 26
Location: Lower FLC Room 106

The joy of marriage is learning how to become one and growing together with your spouse as God intended.

Return to Intimacy has helped thousands of couples recapture the passion in their marriage.

In this eight-week class, we'll use the teachings from Jimmy Evans' most recent seminar to embark on a journey that will increase the intimacy in your marital relationship.






Feb
19

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Feb
20

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Feb
21

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Feb
21

Women of Grace Tuesday Evening Class

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14
6:45-8:30pm
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Instructor: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ where He is seen in us. 

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Wednesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Feb
22

Women of Grace - Wednesday morning

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15
9:30-11:30am
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Leader: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us.

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Tuesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Feb
22

Heart to Heart: The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15, 2017

Location: Family Life Center Room 106

Leader: Christine O’Boyle

The enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. The Armor of God is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it is an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory bought for us in Christ. The enemy of the kingdom of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! Join us for this video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer.

This class uses "The Armor of God" Bible Study Book by author Priscilla Shirer.

Register below for childcare.






Feb
22

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Feb
22

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Feb
22

Lake Park Ladies' Book Club

Lake Park, Women
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, January 18-March 1, 6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus

Ladies of all ages are invited to attend a book club! In this seven-week group, we will read and discuss "A Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers.

This novel is divided into five novellas, each featuring stories of women from the Bible. Please bring a copy of the book (digital or hard copy) and get ready to delve into a riveting account of some of the main ladies from God's Word. 

Questions? Email group facilitator Jaime Simpson.






Feb
23

Daughters of the King: Hosea Study

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 12-February 23, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

The book of Hosea will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair – an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom to come. But it will show us 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 for all people. Hosea showers us with hope, hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.






Feb
23

Uninvited (Women)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Thursdays, January 19-March 9, 9:30am-11:30am
Group leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $20 (plus online convenience fee)

God wants us to live loved when we feel left out, lonely and less than. In this video Bible study, renowned Christian author Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God's Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved.






Feb
23

Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 19-March 16, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Cost: $17.60 (includes convenience fee)

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ?" Is Christ your "all in all" and does He meet all your needs?

Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? 

Women, join us for this study of the books of Colossians and Philemon.






Feb
23

20 Somethings For Women

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Second and Fourth Thursdays, February 9-April 13
6:30-8pm
Location: FLC 109

The topic of this study 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.

This class is specifically designed for women in their 20s.

Need more info? Email annabellm@centralnc.org.






Feb
23

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Feb
23

Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays, January 12 - March 16, 2017
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Online Price: $21.68 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or $17.68 (In & Out Workbook)

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. In this Inductive Bible study led by Phil and Billie Ferrone, see how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Feb
24

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Feb 24, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Feb
26

Varsity February Sermon Series: Red Letters

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in February
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for our February sermon series, "Red Letters! Discovering life principles from the teachings of Jesus." 





Feb
26

JV February Sermon Series: Step Up

Charlotte Campus, JV
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the JV Building at 8:30 or 10:30am on Sundays in February for a challenging sermon series entitled, "Step Up."





Feb
26

February Communion

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 and 10:30am services

Please prepare your heart as we take the Lord's Supper.





Feb
26

Couples Sunday Morning Life Group: Return to Intimacy

Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Dates: Sundays, January 15-February 26
Location: Lower FLC Room 106

The joy of marriage is learning how to become one and growing together with your spouse as God intended.

Return to Intimacy has helped thousands of couples recapture the passion in their marriage.

In this eight-week class, we'll use the teachings from Jimmy Evans' most recent seminar to embark on a journey that will increase the intimacy in your marital relationship.






Feb
26

Life at Central Membership Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Membership
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, February 5-26
10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Interested in joining Central Church? You're invited to attend our Life at Central membership class!

There are two classes to complete for membership. Class No. 1 is February 5 and Class No. 2 is February 12. 

In case you have to miss one, we offer Class No. 1, again, on February 19, and Class No. 2, again, on February 26.  

No registration is required.





Feb
26

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Feb
27

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Feb 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Feb
27

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Feb 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Feb
27

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Feb 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Feb
28

Teacup Ministry, Mint Hill

Women
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays: January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25 and May 23
Leader: Sherry Harris

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Feb
28

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Feb
28

Women of Grace Tuesday Evening Class

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14
6:45-8:30pm
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Instructor: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ where He is seen in us. 

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Wednesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





March, 2017

Mar
01

Heart to Heart: The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15, 2017

Location: Family Life Center Room 106

Leader: Christine O’Boyle

The enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. The Armor of God is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it is an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory bought for us in Christ. The enemy of the kingdom of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! Join us for this video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer.

This class uses "The Armor of God" Bible Study Book by author Priscilla Shirer.

Register below for childcare.






Mar
01

Women of Grace - Wednesday morning

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15
9:30-11:30am
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Leader: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us.

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Tuesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Mar
01

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Mar
01

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Mar
01

Lake Park Ladies' Book Club

Lake Park, Women
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, January 18-March 1, 6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus

Ladies of all ages are invited to attend a book club! In this seven-week group, we will read and discuss "A Lineage of Grace" by Francine Rivers.

This novel is divided into five novellas, each featuring stories of women from the Bible. Please bring a copy of the book (digital or hard copy) and get ready to delve into a riveting account of some of the main ladies from God's Word. 

Questions? Email group facilitator Jaime Simpson.






Mar
01

Path to the Cross Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm: January 18, January 25, February 1, February 8, March 1
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler

God's story culminates with the intense devotion of His people in this 11th volume of the Faith Lessons series, a five-week study by Ray Vander Laan. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and His ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your own life to live as they did - by every word that comes from the mouth of God.






Mar
02

Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 19-March 16, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Cost: $17.60 (includes convenience fee)

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ?" Is Christ your "all in all" and does He meet all your needs?

Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? 

Women, join us for this study of the books of Colossians and Philemon.






Mar
02

Uninvited (Women)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Thursdays, January 19-March 9, 9:30am-11:30am
Group leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $20 (plus online convenience fee)

God wants us to live loved when we feel left out, lonely and less than. In this video Bible study, renowned Christian author Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God's Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved.






Mar
02

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Mar
02

Ecclesiastes: Wisdom for Godly Living (For Men)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Men
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: Thursdays, January 12-March 30
Location: FLC 106

Men, we'll examine the book of Ecclesiastes to learn more about the exercise of godly wisdom in daily living, to please God and experience His blessings as we grow spiritually.






Mar
02

Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays, January 12 - March 16, 2017
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Online Price: $21.68 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or $17.68 (In & Out Workbook)

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. In this Inductive Bible study led by Phil and Billie Ferrone, see how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Mar
03

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Mar 03, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Mar
05

JV March Sermon Series: The Land of Oz

Charlotte Campus, JV
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the JV Building at 8:30 or 10:30am on Sundays in March for a sermon series focused on the road for making great choices.





Mar
05

Varsity March Sermon Series: Giants - "Facing obstacles in life"

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in March
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for this impactful series on how to stay strong in the face of adversity. 





Mar
05

Blueprints: Your Life in Christ - March

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Life Groups
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, March 5-26, 10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to be a "Christian" or a "believer in Christ?" How are we to live?

This four-week series will take you back to the foundations of your faith in Christ and show you how to correctly interpret the blueprints of God’s Word. Whether you are a new believer or just want some time to get back to the basics, we would love for you to join us.

This class is free of charge, but please register below. Childcare is available but no registration is needed.






Mar
05

Experiencing God - For Couples

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: March 5-April 9 and April 23 & 30, 10:15am-noon
Leaders: Joe & Allison Cherry
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $12.50 (includes online convenience fee)

Married couples, experience God's presence in a way that will last a lifetime. This class involves individual study, couples discussing topics with each other, and everyone in the group learning from one another.






Mar
05

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Mar
06

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Mar 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Mar
06

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Mar 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Mar
06

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Mar 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Mar
06

Discerning the Voice of God

Charlotte Campus, Women
Monday, Mar 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, March 6-April 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 103
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

God loves to communicate with us. He is very creative and finds many ways to speak to us. He has spoken through a burning bush and a fiery furnace. He can come as a still small voice or be a powerful voice from heaven. He will find a way to speak to us so we will understand Him.

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.

Join us in this class as we earnestly seek to hear His voice.






Mar
07

March Primetimers' Dinner

Charlotte Campus, Primetimers
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: FLC's Weatherby Hall

Age 50 or older? Join us for a delicious dinner, fun and fellowship. 

Tickets, priced at $8 not including a small convenience fee for online purchases, go on sale February 7.

The last day to purchase a ticket is February 27.





Mar
07

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Mar
07

Women of Grace Tuesday Evening Class

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14
6:45-8:30pm
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Instructor: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ where He is seen in us. 

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Wednesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Mar
08

Heart to Heart: The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15, 2017

Location: Family Life Center Room 106

Leader: Christine O’Boyle

The enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. The Armor of God is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it is an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory bought for us in Christ. The enemy of the kingdom of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! Join us for this video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer.

This class uses "The Armor of God" Bible Study Book by author Priscilla Shirer.

Register below for childcare.






Mar
08

Women of Grace - Wednesday morning

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15
9:30-11:30am
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Leader: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us.

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Tuesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Mar
08

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Mar
08

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Mar
08

The Mission of Jesus Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Mar 08, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, March 8-April 12
6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler
Cost: $11 (plus a small convenience fee)

It's easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story ­- one of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to human beings to care for it. They were unfaithful, and the earth fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn't give up on His creation; He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and later sending His only son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection and ascension.

What did this mean for a people oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbis through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee region, exploring the ruins of Rome and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the Gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome. 

There will also be a showing of the film, "The True Easter Story," by Ray Vander Laan.






Mar
09

Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 19-March 16, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Cost: $17.60 (includes convenience fee)

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ?" Is Christ your "all in all" and does He meet all your needs?

Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? 

Women, join us for this study of the books of Colossians and Philemon.






Mar
09

Uninvited (Women)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Thursdays, January 19-March 9, 9:30am-11:30am
Group leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $20 (plus online convenience fee)

God wants us to live loved when we feel left out, lonely and less than. In this video Bible study, renowned Christian author Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God's Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, overcome the damage past hurts can inflict on your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved.






Mar
09

Teacup Ministry, Lake Wylie

Off Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursdays: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 6 and May 11
Leader: Janice Anderson

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Mar
09

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Mar
09

GriefShare

Charlotte Campus, Pastoral Care
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 9-May 25
6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Cost: $25

GriefShare is a special 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. 

Participate by contacting the church office, emailing registrations@centralnc.org or registering below.






Mar
09

20 Somethings For Women

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Second and Fourth Thursdays, February 9-April 13
6:30-8pm
Location: FLC 109

The topic of this study 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.

This class is specifically designed for women in their 20s.

Need more info? Email annabellm@centralnc.org.






Mar
09

Ecclesiastes: Wisdom for Godly Living (For Men)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Men
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: Thursdays, January 12-March 30
Location: FLC 106

Men, we'll examine the book of Ecclesiastes to learn more about the exercise of godly wisdom in daily living, to please God and experience His blessings as we grow spiritually.






Mar
09

Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 09, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays, January 12 - March 16, 2017
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Online Price: $21.68 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or $17.68 (In & Out Workbook)

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. In this Inductive Bible study led by Phil and Billie Ferrone, see how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Mar
10

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Mar 10, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Mar
12

JV March Sermon Series: The Land of Oz

Charlotte Campus, JV
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the JV Building at 8:30 or 10:30am on Sundays in March for a sermon series focused on the road for making great choices.





Mar
12

Varsity March Sermon Series: Giants - "Facing obstacles in life"

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in March
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for this impactful series on how to stay strong in the face of adversity. 





Mar
12

Couples Connect

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Marriage Enrichment
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Second Sundays of the month, 9-10am
Location: Varsity Building Cafe

There’s a buzz around Central’s Charlotte campus about an opportunity for people just like you! Couples Connect is designed to provide a forum where young families (20s & 30s is the guideline, not the rule) can connect and grow together in Christ. We meet together once a month on Sunday mornings from 9-10am in the Varsity Café.

We hope you’ll join us and see how God will inspire, encourage and strengthen us all as we gather on these Sundays. There is much in store for you … including a great light breakfast. Couples with children, you can drop them off at the nursery or their respective CSM venues before coming to Couples Connect. CSM workers will be aware that children may be dropped off after the typical 8:30 starting time.

Oh, one more thing: Go ahead and invite other young couples you may know to join us! We can’t wait to see you there!





Mar
12

Experiencing God - For Couples

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: March 5-April 9 and April 23 & 30, 10:15am-noon
Leaders: Joe & Allison Cherry
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $12.50 (includes online convenience fee)

Married couples, experience God's presence in a way that will last a lifetime. This class involves individual study, couples discussing topics with each other, and everyone in the group learning from one another.






Mar
12

Blueprints: Your Life in Christ - March

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Life Groups
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, March 5-26, 10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to be a "Christian" or a "believer in Christ?" How are we to live?

This four-week series will take you back to the foundations of your faith in Christ and show you how to correctly interpret the blueprints of God’s Word. Whether you are a new believer or just want some time to get back to the basics, we would love for you to join us.

This class is free of charge, but please register below. Childcare is available but no registration is needed.






Mar
12

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Mar
13

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Mar
13

Financial Peace for the Family

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Mondays, March 13-May 15, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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.

This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! The cost for adults is $97 + a convenience fee.






Mar
13

Discerning the Voice of God

Charlotte Campus, Women
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, March 6-April 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 103
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

God loves to communicate with us. He is very creative and finds many ways to speak to us. He has spoken through a burning bush and a fiery furnace. He can come as a still small voice or be a powerful voice from heaven. He will find a way to speak to us so we will understand Him.

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.

Join us in this class as we earnestly seek to hear His voice.






Mar
13

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Mar
13

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Mar 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Mar
14

Salvation Army Center of Hope - March

Off-Campus Event, Reach Out
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 534 Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206

Help us be a blessing as we minister to the women and children at the Salvation Army Center of Hope through dinner, music and fellowship. We would love to see you there!

Have questions or interested in volunteering? You can contact Sandy at the church office or register below.






Mar
14

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Mar
14

Women of Grace Tuesday Evening Class

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14
6:45-8:30pm
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Instructor: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ where He is seen in us. 

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Wednesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Mar
15

Heart to Heart: The Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15, 2017

Location: Family Life Center Room 106

Leader: Christine O’Boyle

The enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. The Armor of God is more than a description of a believer's inventory for a prepared life; it is an action plan for a personalized strategy to secure victory bought for us in Christ. The enemy of the kingdom of God fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion! Join us for this video-based teaching, discussion, fellowship and prayer.

This class uses "The Armor of God" Bible Study Book by author Priscilla Shirer.

Register below for childcare.






Mar
15

Teacup Ministry, Charlotte Campus

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17
Location: Coffee Central
Leader: Joycelyn Lavelle

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Mar
15

Women of Grace - Wednesday morning

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15
9:30-11:30am
Location: Family Life Center Seminar Room
Leader: Karen Shue

Women of Grace, formerly known as Women of the Word, will continue the same Anne Graham Lotz format as we study "Experiencing the Fullness of God." God wants us to find fullness in Him, not the things of this world. We will do this by trying to understand the depth of His love for us, which comes by realizing the importance of reading His Word, along with prayer, worship and knowing the Holy Spirit in all His fullness so that we experience a deeper, richer relationship with Christ. As we study together, our ultimate goal is to be filled to where we are overflowing with Christ so that He is seen in us.

Central is also offering a Women of Grace class on Tuesdays. Click HERE for more information. 





Mar
15

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Mar
15

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Mar
15

March Pastor's Perspective

Charlotte Campus, Membership
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Family Life Center's Weatherby Hall

Please join us to hear Pastor Livingston’s perspective on church membership. All adults, high schoolers and middle schoolers are invited to attend this session where Pastor shares the history of the church along with his vision for Central.

This is one step in the membership process at Central Church, but if you would like to come only to get more information about Central, you are welcome.

Registration is suggested.

While the adults meet with Pastor Livingston, elementary children can attend a membership class designed for them with a pastor from CSM Kids.






Mar
15

The Mission of Jesus Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, March 8-April 12
6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler
Cost: $11 (plus a small convenience fee)

It's easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story ­- one of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to human beings to care for it. They were unfaithful, and the earth fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn't give up on His creation; He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and later sending His only son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection and ascension.

What did this mean for a people oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbis through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee region, exploring the ruins of Rome and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the Gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome. 

There will also be a showing of the film, "The True Easter Story," by Ray Vander Laan.






Mar
16

Community Bible Experience: Covenant History

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 16-May 18 (no meeting April 13)
9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 105
Leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $10 (plus a small convenience fee)

Discover the origins of Israel’s story: Creation, rebellion, exile and the inauguration of God’s plan to renew the world. The Books of the Bible: Covenant History include the historical books of the Old Testament, Genesis through Kings.






Mar
16

Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 19-March 16, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Cost: $17.60 (includes convenience fee)

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ?" Is Christ your "all in all" and does He meet all your needs?

Don't want anyone to delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God? 

Women, join us for this study of the books of Colossians and Philemon.






Mar
16

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Mar
16

GriefShare

Charlotte Campus, Pastoral Care
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 9-May 25
6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Cost: $25

GriefShare is a special 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. 

Participate by contacting the church office, emailing registrations@centralnc.org or registering below.






Mar
16

Ecclesiastes: Wisdom for Godly Living (For Men)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Men
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: Thursdays, January 12-March 30
Location: FLC 106

Men, we'll examine the book of Ecclesiastes to learn more about the exercise of godly wisdom in daily living, to please God and experience His blessings as we grow spiritually.






Mar
16

Hebrews Part 2: Jesus, Our High Priest Forever

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays, January 12 - March 16, 2017
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Online Price: $21.68 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or $17.68 (In & Out Workbook)

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. In this Inductive Bible study led by Phil and Billie Ferrone, see how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Mar
17

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Mar
17

NXT Student Conference

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Central Church is launching the first annual NXT Student Conference, and we want you to be a part of this amazing weekend! Check out nxtconference.org for all the details and to get registered for this dynamic, action-packed three-day event!

Special guests include Phil Wickham, Reggie Dabbs, Tedashii, Preston Centuolo and Dae-Lee. The Central Church youth band, Generation Central, will also be there to minister in music.

The cost of an early-bird ticket for the weekend is $65, increasing to $75 after February 17, 2017.

Friday and Saturday events will be held in the Charlotte campus sanctuary. Sunday's youth services will be in the Varsity Building.

Adults interested in volunteering for the conference (merchandise sales, food sales, hospitality, prayer teams, etc.) should email courtneyw@centralnc.org.





Mar
18

NXT Student Conference

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Central Church is launching the first annual NXT Student Conference, and we want you to be a part of this amazing weekend! Check out nxtconference.org for all the details and to get registered for this dynamic, action-packed three-day event!

Special guests include Phil Wickham, Reggie Dabbs, Tedashii, Preston Centuolo and Dae-Lee. The Central Church youth band, Generation Central, will also be there to minister in music.

The cost of an early-bird ticket for the weekend is $65, increasing to $75 after February 17, 2017.

Friday and Saturday events will be held in the Charlotte campus sanctuary. Sunday's youth services will be in the Varsity Building.

Adults interested in volunteering for the conference (merchandise sales, food sales, hospitality, prayer teams, etc.) should email courtneyw@centralnc.org.





Mar
19

JV March Sermon Series: The Land of Oz

Charlotte Campus, JV
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the JV Building at 8:30 or 10:30am on Sundays in March for a sermon series focused on the road for making great choices.





Mar
19

NXT Student Conference

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Central Church is launching the first annual NXT Student Conference, and we want you to be a part of this amazing weekend! Check out nxtconference.org for all the details and to get registered for this dynamic, action-packed three-day event!

Special guests include Phil Wickham, Reggie Dabbs, Tedashii, Preston Centuolo and Dae-Lee. The Central Church youth band, Generation Central, will also be there to minister in music.

The cost of an early-bird ticket for the weekend is $65, increasing to $75 after February 17, 2017.

Friday and Saturday events will be held in the Charlotte campus sanctuary. Sunday's youth services will be in the Varsity Building.

Adults interested in volunteering for the conference (merchandise sales, food sales, hospitality, prayer teams, etc.) should email courtneyw@centralnc.org.





Mar
19

Varsity March Sermon Series: Giants - "Facing obstacles in life"

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in March
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for this impactful series on how to stay strong in the face of adversity. 





Mar
19

Blueprints: Your Life in Christ - March

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Life Groups
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, March 5-26, 10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to be a "Christian" or a "believer in Christ?" How are we to live?

This four-week series will take you back to the foundations of your faith in Christ and show you how to correctly interpret the blueprints of God’s Word. Whether you are a new believer or just want some time to get back to the basics, we would love for you to join us.

This class is free of charge, but please register below. Childcare is available but no registration is needed.






Mar
19

Experiencing God - For Couples

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: March 5-April 9 and April 23 & 30, 10:15am-noon
Leaders: Joe & Allison Cherry
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $12.50 (includes online convenience fee)

Married couples, experience God's presence in a way that will last a lifetime. This class involves individual study, couples discussing topics with each other, and everyone in the group learning from one another.






Mar
19

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Mar
20

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Mar 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Mar
20

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Mar 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Mar
20

Acts: Paul, Jesus' Witness to the Gentiles

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Mar 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, January 16 - March 20, 2017
Location: FLC Room 106
Online Price: $20.66 (Precept Upon Precept Workbook) or 16.58 (In & Out Workbook)

In the book of Acts (chapters 13-28), Jesus promised His disciples that they would take the gospel to the remotest parts of the earth. Observe Paul's transformation from persecutor of the church to preacher. Join him on his journeys across the Roman world to proclaim the saving message of Jesus to Jews and Gentiles. Learn how to witness and how to live an authentic Christian life in all circumstances through the power of the Holy Spirit. This class is led by Ed and Gail Johnson.

Participants have the option to purchase one of two different workbooks. See prices above.






Mar
20

Financial Peace for the Family

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Mar 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Mondays, March 13-May 15, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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.

This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! The cost for adults is $97 + a convenience fee.






Mar
20

Discerning the Voice of God

Charlotte Campus, Women
Monday, Mar 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, March 6-April 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 103
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

God loves to communicate with us. He is very creative and finds many ways to speak to us. He has spoken through a burning bush and a fiery furnace. He can come as a still small voice or be a powerful voice from heaven. He will find a way to speak to us so we will understand Him.

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.

Join us in this class as we earnestly seek to hear His voice.






Mar
21

Women's March Dinner

Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center’s Weatherby Hall
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

The Women of Central will hear from a special guest, Dr. Aly Taylor, who at just 24 years old was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer and underwent treatment and surgeries for two years. She was then diagnosed with infertility by way of chemotherapy after many fertility treatments. Breast cancer and infertility in her 20s were totally unexpected, but God had more surprises in store.

With Aly, you will get a front row seat to the joy and pain of infertility diagnosis, adoption and miraculous pregnancy. She's a wife, mother, author, PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, school counselor, adjunct professor for Liberty University, and is the owner of Taylor Adoption Services. Through her many accomplishments, Aly beautifully points to Christ as the source of her life.

Tickets include the cost of a meal and must be purchased by March 12, 2017.






Mar
22

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Mar
22

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Mar
22

The Mission of Jesus Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, March 8-April 12
6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler
Cost: $11 (plus a small convenience fee)

It's easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story ­- one of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to human beings to care for it. They were unfaithful, and the earth fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn't give up on His creation; He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and later sending His only son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection and ascension.

What did this mean for a people oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbis through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee region, exploring the ruins of Rome and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the Gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome. 

There will also be a showing of the film, "The True Easter Story," by Ray Vander Laan.






Mar
23

Community Bible Experience: Covenant History

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 16-May 18 (no meeting April 13)
9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 105
Leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $10 (plus a small convenience fee)

Discover the origins of Israel’s story: Creation, rebellion, exile and the inauguration of God’s plan to renew the world. The Books of the Bible: Covenant History include the historical books of the Old Testament, Genesis through Kings.






Mar
23

Ladies' Study: Jonah

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 23-April 13, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leader: Hazel Harris
Cost: $5.36 (includes convenience fee)

Ever tried to run away from God? Can a mere man hide from the presence of an all-knowing, all-powerful God? God used a reluctant prophet to tell an evil city of His compassion for them. When God calls you to deliver a message to someone you don't love, will you run, get angry, or comply? Would it take a great calamity, earthquake, or flood for God to get YOUR attention?






Mar
23

Ecclesiastes: Wisdom for Godly Living (For Men)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Men
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: Thursdays, January 12-March 30
Location: FLC 106

Men, we'll examine the book of Ecclesiastes to learn more about the exercise of godly wisdom in daily living, to please God and experience His blessings as we grow spiritually.






Mar
23

20 Somethings For Women

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Second and Fourth Thursdays, February 9-April 13
6:30-8pm
Location: FLC 109

The topic of this study 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.

This class is specifically designed for women in their 20s.

Need more info? Email annabellm@centralnc.org.






Mar
23

Hebrews Part 3

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leaders: Phil & Billie Ferrone
Cost: 15.56 (includes convenience fee)

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. So what is faith? Where do I get it? And what does it look like lived out in my life? This study of Hebrews 11–13 will answer these questions and more, encouraging you to fix your eyes on Jesus and run with endurance to the finish line.






Mar
23

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Mar
23

GriefShare

Charlotte Campus, Pastoral Care
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 9-May 25
6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Cost: $25

GriefShare is a special 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. 

Participate by contacting the church office, emailing registrations@centralnc.org or registering below.






Mar
24

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Mar
26

JV March Sermon Series: The Land of Oz

Charlotte Campus, JV
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us in the JV Building at 8:30 or 10:30am on Sundays in March for a sermon series focused on the road for making great choices.





Mar
26

Varsity March Sermon Series: Giants - "Facing obstacles in life"

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in March
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for this impactful series on how to stay strong in the face of adversity. 





Mar
26

Experiencing God - For Couples

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: March 5-April 9 and April 23 & 30, 10:15am-noon
Leaders: Joe & Allison Cherry
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $12.50 (includes online convenience fee)

Married couples, experience God's presence in a way that will last a lifetime. This class involves individual study, couples discussing topics with each other, and everyone in the group learning from one another.






Mar
26

Blueprints: Your Life in Christ - March

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Life Groups
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays, March 5-26, 10:15am-noon
Location: FLC 203

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to be a "Christian" or a "believer in Christ?" How are we to live?

This four-week series will take you back to the foundations of your faith in Christ and show you how to correctly interpret the blueprints of God’s Word. Whether you are a new believer or just want some time to get back to the basics, we would love for you to join us.

This class is free of charge, but please register below. Childcare is available but no registration is needed.






Mar
26

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Mar
27

Financial Peace for the Family

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Mondays, March 13-May 15, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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.

This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! The cost for adults is $97 + a convenience fee.






Mar
27

Discerning the Voice of God

Charlotte Campus, Women
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, March 6-April 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 103
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

God loves to communicate with us. He is very creative and finds many ways to speak to us. He has spoken through a burning bush and a fiery furnace. He can come as a still small voice or be a powerful voice from heaven. He will find a way to speak to us so we will understand Him.

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.

Join us in this class as we earnestly seek to hear His voice.






Mar
27

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Mar
27

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Mar
28

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Mar
28

Teacup Ministry, Mint Hill

Women
Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays: January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25 and May 23
Leader: Sherry Harris

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Mar
29

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Mar
29

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Mar
29

The Mission of Jesus Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, March 8-April 12
6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler
Cost: $11 (plus a small convenience fee)

It's easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story ­- one of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to human beings to care for it. They were unfaithful, and the earth fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn't give up on His creation; He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and later sending His only son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection and ascension.

What did this mean for a people oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbis through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee region, exploring the ruins of Rome and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the Gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome. 

There will also be a showing of the film, "The True Easter Story," by Ray Vander Laan.






Mar
30

Community Bible Experience: Covenant History

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 16-May 18 (no meeting April 13)
9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 105
Leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $10 (plus a small convenience fee)

Discover the origins of Israel’s story: Creation, rebellion, exile and the inauguration of God’s plan to renew the world. The Books of the Bible: Covenant History include the historical books of the Old Testament, Genesis through Kings.






Mar
30

Ladies' Study: Jonah

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 23-April 13, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leader: Hazel Harris
Cost: $5.36 (includes convenience fee)

Ever tried to run away from God? Can a mere man hide from the presence of an all-knowing, all-powerful God? God used a reluctant prophet to tell an evil city of His compassion for them. When God calls you to deliver a message to someone you don't love, will you run, get angry, or comply? Would it take a great calamity, earthquake, or flood for God to get YOUR attention?






Mar
30

Hebrews Part 3

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leaders: Phil & Billie Ferrone
Cost: 15.56 (includes convenience fee)

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. So what is faith? Where do I get it? And what does it look like lived out in my life? This study of Hebrews 11–13 will answer these questions and more, encouraging you to fix your eyes on Jesus and run with endurance to the finish line.






Mar
30

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Mar
30

GriefShare

Charlotte Campus, Pastoral Care
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 9-May 25
6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Cost: $25

GriefShare is a special 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. 

Participate by contacting the church office, emailing registrations@centralnc.org or registering below.






Mar
30

Ecclesiastes: Wisdom for Godly Living (For Men)

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Men
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dates: Thursdays, January 12-March 30
Location: FLC 106

Men, we'll examine the book of Ecclesiastes to learn more about the exercise of godly wisdom in daily living, to please God and experience His blessings as we grow spiritually.






Mar
31

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




April, 2017

Apr
02

Varsity April Sermon Series: "3" - 3 Days That Changed The World

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Apr 02, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in April
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for this study on the exciting events surrounding the resurrection of Christ.





Apr
02

Experiencing God - For Couples

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Apr 02, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: March 5-April 9 and April 23 & 30, 10:15am-noon
Leaders: Joe & Allison Cherry
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $12.50 (includes online convenience fee)

Married couples, experience God's presence in a way that will last a lifetime. This class involves individual study, couples discussing topics with each other, and everyone in the group learning from one another.






Apr
02

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Apr 02, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Apr
03

Discerning the Voice of God

Charlotte Campus, Women
Monday, Apr 03, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, March 6-April 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 103
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

God loves to communicate with us. He is very creative and finds many ways to speak to us. He has spoken through a burning bush and a fiery furnace. He can come as a still small voice or be a powerful voice from heaven. He will find a way to speak to us so we will understand Him.

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.

Join us in this class as we earnestly seek to hear His voice.






Apr
03

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Apr 03, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Apr
03

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Apr 03, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Apr
03

Financial Peace for the Family

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Apr 03, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Mondays, March 13-May 15, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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.

This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! The cost for adults is $97 + a convenience fee.






Apr
04

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Apr
05

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Apr
05

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Apr
05

The Mission of Jesus Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, March 8-April 12
6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler
Cost: $11 (plus a small convenience fee)

It's easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story ­- one of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to human beings to care for it. They were unfaithful, and the earth fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn't give up on His creation; He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and later sending His only son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection and ascension.

What did this mean for a people oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbis through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee region, exploring the ruins of Rome and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the Gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome. 

There will also be a showing of the film, "The True Easter Story," by Ray Vander Laan.






Apr
06

Community Bible Experience: Covenant History

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 16-May 18 (no meeting April 13)
9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 105
Leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $10 (plus a small convenience fee)

Discover the origins of Israel’s story: Creation, rebellion, exile and the inauguration of God’s plan to renew the world. The Books of the Bible: Covenant History include the historical books of the Old Testament, Genesis through Kings.






Apr
06

Ladies' Study: Jonah

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 23-April 13, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leader: Hazel Harris
Cost: $5.36 (includes convenience fee)

Ever tried to run away from God? Can a mere man hide from the presence of an all-knowing, all-powerful God? God used a reluctant prophet to tell an evil city of His compassion for them. When God calls you to deliver a message to someone you don't love, will you run, get angry, or comply? Would it take a great calamity, earthquake, or flood for God to get YOUR attention?






Apr
06

GriefShare

Charlotte Campus, Pastoral Care
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 9-May 25
6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Cost: $25

GriefShare is a special 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. 

Participate by contacting the church office, emailing registrations@centralnc.org or registering below.






Apr
06

Teacup Ministry, Lake Wylie

Off Campus, Women
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursdays: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 6 and May 11
Leader: Janice Anderson

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Apr
06

Hebrews Part 3

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leaders: Phil & Billie Ferrone
Cost: 15.56 (includes convenience fee)

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. So what is faith? Where do I get it? And what does it look like lived out in my life? This study of Hebrews 11–13 will answer these questions and more, encouraging you to fix your eyes on Jesus and run with endurance to the finish line.






Apr
06

Good to Great in God's Eyes

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Apr 06, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, February 2-April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Group Leader: Mark Decherd
Cost: $10.46 (includes convenience fee)

Tired of the 'Status Quo' Christian life? If you're looking to get a fresh infusion of faith and spiritual passion, look no further than this group study.

You'll 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.

Gain practical and Biblical insights on how to go from good to great ... in God's eyes.






Apr
07

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Apr 07, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Apr
08

Growth Mindset and Emotional Intelligence - Pathway to a Healthy Life

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $30.86 (includes maintenance fee)

God created people as emotional beings. 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.

Thompkins' topics of expertise include "Leading with Emotional Intelligence," "Thriving Through the Holding Patterns of Your Life," and "Pursuing Your Purpose With a Passion." She has designed, developed and delivered more than 600 trainings/seminars worldwide, and serves with various community organizations throughout Charlotte.

You will gain more from this seminar by taking a free online assessment, found here. Please print your results and bring a copy.






Apr
08

Widow Connection Spring Brunch

Charlotte Campus, Women
Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Family Life Center Room 204/208
Cost: $5 + online maintenance fee (no refunds)

Recognizing God's compassion for windows, we want to help widows live out their God-given purpose through fellowship, strength and encouragement received from the love and support of other widows at Central Church.

This is an open invitation to all widows in our congregation to join us for this twice-annual brunch.

Your online purchased tickets will be available at the church office or the morning of the brunch at will call. The last day to purchase a ticket is April 1.

Contact Annabell (annabellm@centralnc.org) for more information.






Apr
09

April Communion

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus
Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 and 10:30am services

Please prepare your heart as we take the Lord's Supper.





Apr
09

Varsity April Sermon Series: "3" - 3 Days That Changed The World

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in April
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for this study on the exciting events surrounding the resurrection of Christ.





Apr
09

Couples Connect

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Marriage Enrichment
Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Second Sundays of the month, 9-10am
Location: Varsity Building Cafe

There’s a buzz around Central’s Charlotte campus about an opportunity for people just like you! Couples Connect is designed to provide a forum where young families (20s & 30s is the guideline, not the rule) can connect and grow together in Christ. We meet together once a month on Sunday mornings from 9-10am in the Varsity Café.

We hope you’ll join us and see how God will inspire, encourage and strengthen us all as we gather on these Sundays. There is much in store for you … including a great light breakfast. Couples with children, you can drop them off at the nursery or their respective CSM venues before coming to Couples Connect. CSM workers will be aware that children may be dropped off after the typical 8:30 starting time.

Oh, one more thing: Go ahead and invite other young couples you may know to join us! We can’t wait to see you there!





Apr
09

Experiencing God - For Couples

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: March 5-April 9 and April 23 & 30, 10:15am-noon
Leaders: Joe & Allison Cherry
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $12.50 (includes online convenience fee)

Married couples, experience God's presence in a way that will last a lifetime. This class involves individual study, couples discussing topics with each other, and everyone in the group learning from one another.






Apr
09

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Apr 09, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Apr
10

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Apr
10

Financial Peace for the Family

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Mondays, March 13-May 15, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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.

This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! The cost for adults is $97 + a convenience fee.






Apr
10

Discerning the Voice of God

Charlotte Campus, Women
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mondays, March 6-April 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 103
Cost: $14.54 (includes small convenience charge)

God loves to communicate with us. He is very creative and finds many ways to speak to us. He has spoken through a burning bush and a fiery furnace. He can come as a still small voice or be a powerful voice from heaven. He will find a way to speak to us so we will understand Him.

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.

Join us in this class as we earnestly seek to hear His voice.






Apr
10

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Apr 10, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Apr
11

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Apr
12

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Apr
12

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Apr
12

The Mission of Jesus Study - Lake Park

Adult Class, Lake Park
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, March 8-April 12
6:30-8pm
Location: Lake Park Campus
Leader: Ray Butler
Cost: $11 (plus a small convenience fee)

It's easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story ­- one of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to human beings to care for it. They were unfaithful, and the earth fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn't give up on His creation; He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and later sending His only son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection and ascension.

What did this mean for a people oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbis through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee region, exploring the ruins of Rome and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the Gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome. 

There will also be a showing of the film, "The True Easter Story," by Ray Vander Laan.






Apr
13

Ladies' Study: Jonah

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 23-April 13, 9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leader: Hazel Harris
Cost: $5.36 (includes convenience fee)

Ever tried to run away from God? Can a mere man hide from the presence of an all-knowing, all-powerful God? God used a reluctant prophet to tell an evil city of His compassion for them. When God calls you to deliver a message to someone you don't love, will you run, get angry, or comply? Would it take a great calamity, earthquake, or flood for God to get YOUR attention?






Apr
13

20 Somethings For Women

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Second and Fourth Thursdays, February 9-April 13
6:30-8pm
Location: FLC 109

The topic of this study 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.

This class is specifically designed for women in their 20s.

Need more info? Email annabellm@centralnc.org.






Apr
13

Hebrews Part 3

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leaders: Phil & Billie Ferrone
Cost: 15.56 (includes convenience fee)

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. So what is faith? Where do I get it? And what does it look like lived out in my life? This study of Hebrews 11–13 will answer these questions and more, encouraging you to fix your eyes on Jesus and run with endurance to the finish line.






Apr
13

GriefShare

Charlotte Campus, Pastoral Care
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 9-May 25
6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Cost: $25

GriefShare is a special 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. 

Participate by contacting the church office, emailing registrations@centralnc.org or registering below.






Apr
14

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Apr 14, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Apr
16

Varsity April Sermon Series: "3" - 3 Days That Changed The World

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in April
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for this study on the exciting events surrounding the resurrection of Christ.





Apr
16

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Apr
17

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Apr 17, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Apr
17

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Apr 17, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Apr
17

Financial Peace for the Family

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Apr 17, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Mondays, March 13-May 15, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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.

This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! The cost for adults is $97 + a convenience fee.






Apr
18

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Apr
19

Teacup Ministry, Charlotte Campus

Charlotte Campus, Women
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesdays: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17
Location: Coffee Central
Leader: Joycelyn Lavelle

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Apr
19

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Apr
19

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Apr
20

Community Bible Experience: Covenant History

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 16-May 18 (no meeting April 13)
9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 105
Leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $10 (plus a small convenience fee)

Discover the origins of Israel’s story: Creation, rebellion, exile and the inauguration of God’s plan to renew the world. The Books of the Bible: Covenant History include the historical books of the Old Testament, Genesis through Kings.






Apr
20

GriefShare

Charlotte Campus, Pastoral Care
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 9-May 25
6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Cost: $25

GriefShare is a special 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. 

Participate by contacting the church office, emailing registrations@centralnc.org or registering below.






Apr
20

Hebrews Part 3

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leaders: Phil & Billie Ferrone
Cost: 15.56 (includes convenience fee)

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. So what is faith? Where do I get it? And what does it look like lived out in my life? This study of Hebrews 11–13 will answer these questions and more, encouraging you to fix your eyes on Jesus and run with endurance to the finish line.






Apr
21

Men's Bible Study & Fellowship

Charlotte Campus, Men
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fridays through May 26, 6:30-7:30am
Location: Varsity Building 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.
 
To receive regular email updates about this weekly gathering, and to be notified of Fridays when breakfast will be served, email jaimes@centralnc.org.




Apr
22

Pure Religion 5K - April 22, 2017: Help Stamp Out Human Trafficking

Charlotte Campus, Church-wide, Pure Religion, Women
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Central Church invites EVERYONE to join us for our 7th annual Pure Religion 5K to promote awareness and fight against human trafficking. There are millions enslaved worldwide – more than at any point in human history. After drug trafficking, human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is the second-largest criminal industry in the world. Most can’t imagine the horror of a 12-year-old being sold, yet there are an estimated 100,000 minors trapped in sex trafficking in the United States alone. Please join with hundreds in the Charlotte community as we walk or run for freedom of those enslaved.

Highlights of the 5K:
• More than 1,000 runners/walkers
• Kids Zone with blow-ups
• Face painting
• Coffee Central food & drink
• Music, prizes and fun

All proceeds from this event go to organizations working to eradicate human trafficking in the Charlotte area and around the world.

Early-bird rates of $20 end February 28.

The following cash prizes will be awarded to the following male and female overall finishers in the 5K:

1st-place — $150 
2nd-place — $100
3rd-place — $50

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email brendal@centralnc.org.

To register, make a donation, volunteer or learn more about this event, visit PureReligion5K.com today!

7th Annual Pure Religion 5K Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

Charlotte Temperature Controls Inc.

Charlotte Temperature Controls

Matrix Wealth Advisors

Matrix

Direct Hardwood Flooring LLC

DirecHardwood Flooring LLC

Silver Sponsors:

Import Paint & Body of Charlotte Inc.





Apr
23

Varsity April Sermon Series: "3" - 3 Days That Changed The World

Charlotte Campus, Varsity
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sundays in April
8:30 and 10:30am services in the Varsity Building

Join us for this study on the exciting events surrounding the resurrection of Christ.





Apr
23

Experiencing God - For Couples

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Couples, Life Groups
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: March 5-April 9 and April 23 & 30, 10:15am-noon
Leaders: Joe & Allison Cherry
Location: FLC 106
Cost: $12.50 (includes online convenience fee)

Married couples, experience God's presence in a way that will last a lifetime. This class involves individual study, couples discussing topics with each other, and everyone in the group learning from one another.






Apr
23

Celebrate Recovery

Adult Service, Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sundays, 6-8pm
Location: CSM Junior Varsity Building

Celebrate Recovery, now in more than 29,000 churches worldwide, 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, which includes all of us.

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
Teachings
Testimonies
Small group, break-out sessions
Refreshments and fellowship

Childcare is available, for 6-week-olds through age eight, if you register by noon on Friday each week.






Apr
24

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Apr 24, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 1
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $50+ small convenience fee

Want to have a successful, fun-filled marriage? Try laughter.

Mark Gungor is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family, and each year thousands of couples - engaged and married - attend his "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" seminars. Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven, biblically-based principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.

Through this class, you'll bring positive hope to your marriage, better understand each other's needs, and rekindle romance.

To learn more about this class, visit markgungor.com.

Register below or call 704-295-6876 for childcare.






Apr
24

DivorceCare

Charlotte Campus, Life Care Center
Monday, Apr 24, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mondays, February 27-May 22
6:30-8pm
Location: Life Care Center
Cost: $25+ a small convenience fee

A Christ-centered, 13-week DVD-based ministry program, DivorceCare offers a safe place to help people who are experiencing separation and divorce find help for the hurts and hope for the future as they experience God's healing power.  

Issues we'll address include anger, loneliness, financial survival, kid care and forgiveness - to name just a few. Whether you've been separated only one day or divorced 20+ years, this is a great place to start your healing.

You will hear from nationally recognized Christian experts in the field of divorce and recovery. You'll also receive a guidebook to be used while viewing the video presentations, and you'll be connected to a small group for discussion time following the video.

Click here to learn more about DivorceCare.

Childcare is available by registering below or calling 704-295-6876. The deadline to register for the class is February 26, and the last day to register for childcare is February 20.






Apr
24

Financial Peace for the Family

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Monday, Apr 24, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Family Life Center Room 103
Dates/times: Mondays, March 13-May 15, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. 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.

This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! The cost for adults is $97 + a convenience fee.






Apr
25

Teacup Ministry, Mint Hill

Women
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays: January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25 and May 23
Leader: Sherry Harris

Come empty, be filled … with food, fun, fellowship and faith.

To help women connect in a deeper way with God, each other, and themselves (see Matthew 22:37-39).

What is Teacups?

This is a monthly gathering of women with the purpose of connecting in three ways:

1) Social Connection – A grown-up tea party! A place where women can talk, laugh and enjoy just being together while also enjoying yummy drinks and treats.

2) Deeper Connection – Storytelling! One woman each month will share her personal story with the group.

3) Spiritual Connection – Teacup swap! Each woman will bring a teacup and will place a personal prayer request inside of it. At the end of the evening, every woman will take home someone else’s teacup and prayer request and will pray for that woman over the next month.

If you would like to take part, please register and you will be contacted by a teacup ministry leader.






Apr
25

REFIT Cardio Class

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 31-May 30, 2017
6:30-7:30pm 
Location: CSM Kids Building

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 wholesome music into the playlist. Experience fitness and have a blast while getting in shape.

This class is free but donations are accepted.





Apr
26

Wednesday Nights at Central

Charlotte Campus, JV, Varsity
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays through May 31, 2017 • 6:30-8pm

Wednesday Worship
• Join us in the sanctuary for music, scripture, testimonies and teaching – and at the heart of it all is prayer. We’ll pray alone, in small groups and corporately. There will also be anointing services and times of intercession for pressing concerns. Each Wednesday is different, but something always happens when we pray.

Awana
• For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, and this session concludes in May. Register here on the website.

Junior Varsity and Varsity
• Most Wednesdays, students meet in their respective buildings for an engaging Wednesday night experience that includes music, teaching and small group interaction. From 5:30-6:30 on most Wednesdays, students can enjoy games and purchase food ($2 combo – hotdog, fries and drink; or nachos and cheese with drink). Check the Wednesdays at Central page for the most up-to-date information on what is planned for JV and Varsity students on a particular date.

Coffee Central
• We serve home-cooked dinner (one hot, two cold choices; $5 combo/$3.50 entrée) from 5-6:30. Of course, hot coffee and delicious baked goods are always available before and after services.





Apr
26

Wednesday Night Awana

Charlotte Campus, Elementary, Preschool
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DATES: Wednesdays, September 7, 2016-May 31, 2017
TIMES: 6:30-8pm

For preschoolers and kids grades K-4, this international program offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs, exciting games and classroom and family activities promote Bible literacy and help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. The Awana program is free, but all are encouraged to register by clicking below.

We need volunteer teachers to help with children in first through fourth grade. If you're interested in helping, please email melindaa@centralnc.org. We also need volunteers to work with our preschool children, ages two through kindergarten. If you're interested in helping, please email kimg@centralnc.org.






Apr
27

Community Bible Experience: Covenant History

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus, Women
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursdays, March 16-May 18 (no meeting April 13)
9:30-11:30am
Location: FLC 105
Leader: Pam Macaluso
Cost: $10 (plus a small convenience fee)

Discover the origins of Israel’s story: Creation, rebellion, exile and the inauguration of God’s plan to renew the world. The Books of the Bible: Covenant History include the historical books of the Old Testament, Genesis through Kings.






Apr
27

GriefShare

Charlotte Campus, Pastoral Care
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 9-May 25
6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC 105
Cost: $25

GriefShare is a special 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. 

Participate by contacting the church office, emailing registrations@centralnc.org or registering below.






Apr
27

Hebrews Part 3

Adult Class, Charlotte Campus
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursdays, March 23-April 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: FLC Seminar Room
Group Leaders: Phil & Billie Ferrone
Cost: 15.56 (includes convenience fee)

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. So what is faith? Where do I get it? And what does it look like lived out in my life? This study of Hebrews 11–13 will answer these questions and more, encouraging you to fix your eyes on Jesus and run with endurance to the finish line.