August 1st - December 15th, 2016
It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This is a video based curriculum with time for questions and discussion each week.
September 13th - November 15th, 2016
Are you searching for more meaning in your life? Are you unsure of what it means to be a Christ Follower? Are you just getting started in your faith and have questions? Have you been a believer for a long time, but are looking to get back on track with Jesus? Are you looking to connect with people interested in Jesus?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Alpha is the place for you!! There is no cost for this course. Each week we start at 6:15 by eating supper and building relationships together. Then we watch a DVD teaching, and then have dessert and discuss what we saw and heard. There is childcare available, please let Joel Otto know the names and ages of your children age 10 and under who need to be in the childcare area. For more information on Alpha, you can check out the Alpha website at www.alphausa.org.
Systematic Theology I: The Doctrine of God
October 5th - November 30th, 2016
How do we know the Bible is God's Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? If you've asked questions like these, then 'systematic theology' is a class for you. Join us in finding the answers every Christian needs to know.
Bible Doctrine covers the same essentials of the faith, giving you a firm grasp on seven key topics: The Doctrine of God, The Doctrine of the Word of God, The Doctrine of Man, The Doctrine of Christ, The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption, The Doctrine of the Church, The Doctrine of the Future.
About the Author Wayne Grudem is research professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than a dozen books including the bestselling Systematic Theology.
Week 1: An Introduction to Systematic Theology Week 2: The Existence of Knowledge of God Week 3: The Character of God, Part 1 Week 4: The Character of God, Part 2 Week 5: The Trinity Week 6: The Creation and Providence of God Week 7: Prayer and Miracles Break for Thanksgiving Week 8: Angels, Satan and Demons
Treat Street Car Decorators
October 29th, 2016
Treat Street is an event where volunteers decorate the trunks of their cars and fill them with individually wrapped candy for the children. The children can walk around and receive candy at every decorated car. If you are able to decorate a car for the event, please sign up and register here!!!! You do NOT need to register here just to attend the event. We only need you to register if you are planning to decorate a car. So grab your friends, family, or small group and join together to decorate a car for this awesome event!!
We have set up some guidelines for our car decorators, which must be adhered to, for all of our children’s safety during this event:
• We will provide 1 basket of candy per car. If you would like more than that or have specific treats you would like to hand out, please feel free to bring your own. Please make sure that all treats are individually wrapped.
• You will need to provide your own decorations for your tailgate or trunk. We encourage you to be creative! You can simply hand out candy, or you can decorate your car and/or dress up! Feel free to search online for some fun decorating ideas! We will provide 1 basket of candy for your car.
• Please keep in mind this is a family event and all decorations should be appropriate and fun for ALL ages. We don’t want to scare the little ones, so please no super spooky decorations. :)
• One responsible person MUST be present at each vehicle at all times during the event.
• You may arrive at the designated parking spaces as early as 5:00 PM to begin decorating your car.
• All cars must be set up and ready to go by 6:45 PM.
If you are planning to attend 6:00 service, please have your car set up before service. This will help us ensure that all cars can be ready to go for children to begin walking through Treat Street immediately after service is over.
• Treat Street will open immediately after 6:00 Service, between 7:15 and 7:30 PM, and will close between 8:15 and 8:30 PM. For everyone’s safety, (especially for our little ones that will be walking around), we ask that you do NOT leave your parking spot until after 8:15, or until all pedestrian traffic is cleared from the lot.
These guidelines will be a requirement for you to view upon completing your registration, and you will have the option to print them if you desire. You do NOT need to print, sign, or hand in the form. Simply review the guidelines and ensure that everyone in your party is aware of them to ensure the safety of everyone who attends our event.
November 5th, 2016
Begin your journey at Central Christian Church. Complete the four session workshop in one day. This two-hour workshop will prepare you for membership and to serve here at Central.
If you are new to Central or new to the Faith 4GE is for you! Light refreshments will be provided.
Crazy Relationship Couples Night Out & Mini Conference
November 11th - November 12th, 2016
Crazy Relationships – w/ Ray and Michelle McElroy November 11-12, 2016 Couples Night Out & Relationships Mini-Conference
Mark your calendars for the weekend of November 12-13 when our “Crazy” theme is ‘Jesus is crazy about our relationships’. We are inviting all couples who are dating, engaged, or married to join us for a night out on the town at La Casa Grande here in Beloit from 6-9:30 PM. You will enjoy a night of fun, food, and fellowship with many other couples from all our Central Campuses. Our theme for Friday will be "The Gift of Love: A Ruby Rendezvous". All our guests are encouraged to wear an element of red. (Note: please don’t think you need to run out and spend a bunch of money on new outfits.)
In addition, to a night out on the town for dinner and fellowship you are invited back to our Central Chapel on Saturday morning for a Relationships Mini – Conference with our guest speakers Ray and Michelle McElroy. The Mini-Conference will start with registration and a lite continental breakfast at 8:30 AM with our first session beginning at 9 and wrapping up at 12 Noon.
Mini-Conference Theme: The Gift of Marital Intimacy
We will be discussing:
1)The Four Essential Elements of Intimacy 2)Intimacy in Humility (Apology and Forgiveness) 3)Intimacy through Conflict 4)The Appearance of Intimacy (Saturday breakout sessions on 1Peter 3:1-7)
Each couple will receive this entire weekend of activities which includes Mexican/Italian Buffet dinner for two, a “special” gift for all couples, the Relationship Mini-Conference w/Cont. Breakfast plus “Free” childcare here at Central for both events all for the cost of $32 per couple.
Be sure to register kids for childcare.
Contact Pastor Randy or Mike & Kim Rorabeck for more details or questions.
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 LaCasa Grande from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM; Childcare will be in KidzWorks beginning at 5:45 PM.
Saturday, Nov. 12 Relationships Mini-Conference, 9-12 in the Chapel; Childcare will begin at 8:30 AM in Kidzworks.
WHEN REGISTERING DO SO AS TWO PEOPLE THEN HIT THE APPLY DISCOUNT BUTTON AT CHECKOUT TO RECEIVE YOUR COUPLES DISCOUNT.
War Room Movie Forum & Discussion
November 17th, 2016
Join us for a great evening of pizza, movie and conversation. We will be viewing the movie "War Room" and discussing the various spiritual aspects and themes. There will be pizza, etc. This is a free event although donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of the pizza and drinks.