Central is an “independent, fundamental, and Baptist” church!
Independent - We are not affiliated with any convention or association. We disclaim such affiliations because of liberal theology, compromise, and control which so constantly accompany them. We are very dependent upon our Lord Jesus Christ and the precious Holy Spirit in doing His work. We do cooperate effectively for the common cause of world evangelization through the combined efforts of a fellowship-relationship of the local congregations. We feel involvement determined by membership in a convention often creates a situation in which the program of that convention becomes more important than the local church that created it, causing the radiance and importance of the local church ministry to be obscured.
Fundamental - We accept and believe the Bible (Old and New Testaments) to be God's holy, inspired, written Word to mankind, and as such acknowledge the Scriptures to be our sole authority in all manners of faith and practice. We accept the King James Version of the Bible as a trustworthy, accurate, and reliable English translation. We confidently use it in all of our teaching and preaching.
Baptist - We believe and practice the now historical Baptistic stand concerning the Scriptures, namely:
- B – Bible as ONLY Authority – I Peter 1:23; II Timothy 3:16, 17
- A – Autonomy of the Local Church – Matthew 18:15-17
- P – Priesthood of the Believers – I Peter 2:5-9
- T – Two Ordinances – Acts 2:41-47; I Corinthians 11:23-32
- I – Individual Soul Liberty – Romans 14:5-12
- S – Saved Church Membership – Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 5:23-32
- T – Two Offices – I Timothy 3:1-13
Church - We are a local fellowship of born-again, baptized believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who meet together to worship God, grow in faith, encourage each other , and carry out the commands of our Lord as given in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
What To Expect
Visiting any church for the first time can be a tough experience. At Central, we desire that you would feel welcomed and appreciated at our church! We hope you will find friendliness, helpfulness, and encouragement at your visit. Listed below are some details of what to expect on your visit this Sunday!
When You Arrive
When you arrive, you can expect to be greeted by our ushers and pointed in the direction you need to go, whether it be for nursery, Sunday school, or our morning worship. You will receive a packet of information concerning our ministry and be asked to fill out some visitor information. This is not mandatory.
During the Service
During the service, you will find that our people are friendly, our music is conservative, and the preaching of God’s Word is the most important aspect of our worship!
We do not have a dress code for visitors or members. Many of our church family usually wear traditional Sunday dress. Our main desire is that you would feel comfortable and encouraged!
Every Sunday we take up an offering to help meet the expenses of our church. This is completely voluntary! You will not be pressured to give in any way.
We usually end our service with an invitation to respond to the message. This is both a time of reflection and response. Sometimes people go forward to pray at the altar and make decisions for the Lord. No person is ever singled out or pressured.
After the Service
When the service is dismissed, you can expect to meet Pastor Folsom and Pastor Dechant at the front. They usually shake hands with everyone. This is often a time of brief fellowship! If you have any questions about the church or the message, feel free to ask. Please, realize that you will not be pressured in any way.
The Dechants are a loving couple who strive to put God first in their lives, and who will do anything to see others make the next step in the will of God. They truly have a passion for souls!
Stephen Folsom, Pastor
Earl Dechant, Assistant Pastor
Thought to ponder when holding the Word of God in your hands:
This is my Bible.
I am what It says I am.
I can do what It says I can do.
Today, I will be taught the Word of God.
I boldly confess.
My mind is alert.
My heart is receptive.
I will never be the same.
I am about to receive the incorruptible, indestructible,
ever-living Seed of the Word of God.
I will never be the same,
never, never, never.
I'll never be the same.
What We Believe
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