MINISTRIES OVERVIEW

Care and Comfort

Losing a loved one is a difficult event in the life of a family. This compassionate ministry provides funeral meals to families in their time of grief.

CC Riders

Its love for the Lord and enjoyment of motorcycles brings this fun group together. Scheduled rides allow us to enjoy each other’s company while marveling at the wonders of God’s handiwork.

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in biblical truth, CR is designed to help those with hurts, habits and hang-ups — which includes all of us.

Central Homeschool Group

We support homeschool families in the Charlotte area as they seek to answer the Lord's call to invest in their families in this special way. Informational resources, social gatherings and prayer are just some of the ways we support families that teach.

Coffee Central

The coffee shop is more than just a place that sells coffee and food. It’s a place for people to relax, study, make a new friend, or meet up with old ones. Hours vary by season.

Couples Connect

Married and in your 20s or 30s? We know how easy it can be to feel lost or on your own. Come out on the second Sunday of each month to mingle with other couples and build community.

CSM Junior Varsity

The middle school years are some of the most important in a young person’s life. We offer a ministry dedicated to the spiritual needs of those in grades 5-7. JV students meet in their own building twice each week for age-appropriate lessons, music and games.

CSM Kids

We help elementary schoolers (K-4) become champions for Christ by providing them a Bible-based foundation. Our goal is to make children feel safe, loved and special while they learn about their Creator in a way that appeals to their senses and makes them discover more about God.

CSM Nursery and Preschool

Our nursery and preschool volunteers are equipped to nurture our smallest children with Christ-centered values through bible lessons, videos, crafts and other teaching tools. We provide a safe, fun atmosphere for children so that parents can feel comfortable while attending adult services.

CSM University

A ministry serving college-age adults ages 18-25, our mission is to equip and challenge you to live and love like you know Jesus. Whether you are rock solid in your faith, questioning if God really exists, or somewhere in between, you are welcome to visit.

CSM Varsity

We offer a vibrant, Christ-centered ministry tailored specifically to the spiritual, social and emotional needs of those in grades 8-12. Varsity students gather twice a week in their own building for worship, teaching, games, food and other opportunities to grow and connect. 

Discipleship

Our desire is that people want to develop a closer relationship with the Lord by gaining a better understanding of the Bible. We offer classes, Bible Studies, seminars and other exciting opportunities throughout the year.

Food Pantry

This ministry is for those who attend Central and find themselves in a difficult financial situation. We accept donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries at any time, and sponsor regular food drives to restock our shelves.

Food Services

Food is a big part of life at Central. Central’s kitchen ministers to people through food and hospitality at special events throughout the year, and volunteers play an important role in serving our congregation.

Hospitality

From the parking lot to the sanctuary and all points in between, we want everyone to feel comfortable and welcome at Central. Let our parking lot attendees, greeters, ushers and Welcome Desk personnel make you feel at home.

House to House

This is a great opportunity to build friendships and foster connection with others outside the walls of the church. Groups meet monthly throughout the Charlotte area in the home of a church member.

International Missions

We are purposeful and passionate in reaching the world for Christ. Our international missions program is open to everyone who has a deep desire to make disciples of all nations.

Jail & Prison

Those incarcerated are often frightened and unsure of what their future holds. We reach the jails and prisons of North Carolina and South Carolina with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to guide inmates to an understanding of God’s redemptive plan.

Life Care Center

This ministry assists members of our church and community in their spiritual, emotional and relational growth. Help is offered through individual pastoral care sessions, workshops and various seminars conducted by local Christian professional counselors.

Local & National Outreach

In an effort to be the hands and feet of Jesus to both our community and the world at large, Central Church partners with numerous organizations throughout the year to provide assistance to those in need.

Medical

We provide qualified and trained medical personnel at every church event. If a need arises, there is first-response medical attention readily available.

Men of Acts

A “handy man” ministry made up of male volunteers, we provide free skilled labor to people who are unable to have the work done due to disability or budget. The ultimate goal is to show the love of Christ to those being served.

Men's Ministry

From a regular Friday morning Bible Study to numerous discipleship classes and other activities just for men, we offer opportunities for the Men of Central to connect, encourage one another and seek accountability.

Pastoral Care

From hospital, nursing home and homebound visits to funerals and bereavement assistance, this is a ministry of compassion anchored in the grace and love of Christ.

Prayer

Whether done privately, in small-group settings or corporately, prayer is at the core of everything we do. We believe that something always happens when we pray.

Primetimers (50+)

Still young at heart? Adults age 50 and up gather for delicious monthly dinners. Being a Primetimer also means more opportunities to travel and serve — for in whatever we do, we do it heartily as unto the Lord.

Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra

Music is a vital part of what we do and is a key component of each service. The gospel in song is presented by this talented group, who help usher us into the presence of the Lord through anointed praise and worship. 

Security

Whether you are a first-time guest or regular attendee, your safety is paramount to us. Central utilizes law enforcement officers and highly trained volunteers around our campuses to ensure the protection of those in attendance each week. 

Singles

Life as a single person doesn’t have to mean life alone. Central Singles is an innovative group who meet regularly to share experiences and ideas, and using their talents to glorify God, impact the community and change the world.

Single Parents

The mission of the Single Parent Ministry at Central Church is to identify and address the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of single parents.

Special Events

We host several all-church events for the entire family. They include “The Remnant” each January, Pure Religion 5K each April, and a bi-annual Fall Festival. Stay connected for updates on these events.

Special Needs Class

Every child is a unique, wonderful creation of God. We offer classes during all service times for children in need of a little more individual attention, to show them how much God loves them and how much their church family cares.

Sports

Quarterly golf outings are available for men and women of all skill levels — you might even leave with a prize. Join us on the links for friendly competition and great fellowship.

Sunday Morning Life Groups

 “Life is Better Together” at Central.  We offer a plethora of Sunday Morning Life Groups and opportunities to help you love, grow, serve and be served, in an atmosphere of support and encouragement from other believers.

Video Production

From live streaming to weekly video bulletins and video feeds to satellite campuses, video is a key ministry tool at Central. There are numerous opportunities to get involved in this ministry.

Weddings

We believe marriage between a man and a woman is a sacred institution of God. To this end, we host numerous weddings and provide a wedding coordinator for Christian couples looking to enter into holy matrimony.

Weekday Preschool

A ministry of Central Church, our preschool provides an environment where children can grow spiritually, emotionally, academically and physically. This is a joyful place where families and children are shown and taught the love and grace of Jesus Christ.  Our classes have small teacher-to-student ratios, and are taught with a variety of methods, manipulatives and centers. Student ages 2-5 participate in various enrichment programs, such as Traveling Tumblebugs, art, chapel and music. See our website for tuition and registration information.

Women's Ministry

The Women of Central are committed to being vessels of Christ and reflecting His love and truth to our world today. From Women’s Dinners to Bible Studies to “Teacup” gatherings around the Charlotte area, there’s something for everyone.