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Following Jesus is a lifetime of learning opportunities.  We believe that God stretches us through participating in environments of spiritual growth that include:  learning from teaching or study groups, serving by reaching out to the community or serving here in the church.  We have many opportunities for you to both grow and serve.



Alpha meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM in the Fireplace Room.

Are you looking for more meaning in your life?  Do you have spiritual questions?  Alpha is a great place to get started here at Central.

For more information about Alpha, contact Linda Hutson: or click here to join.


Bible Studies, Classes, and Small Groups

Throughout the year there are different studies that are offered at different times. Also, there are small groups of 2-20 people that consistently and faithfully meet for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.

To find out what is currently offered or coming up contact Pastor Jake Clark,


Career Support Team

This team meets on the First and Third Wednesday of each month from 10 am-11 am in Room F210-1.  Our purpose is to provide networking, prayer, and support to anyone who has lost their job or has a loved one who is struggling with job loss.  Through our time together, and through the testimony of many individuals who have been involved in this group, we have learned what a mighty God we serve.  He cares so much when we experience job loss, but He cares even more that we grow close to Him in the struggle, coming face to face with Jesus.

For more information call or email Deby Clark at 608-362-7663 x 37

Cancer Support Group

Meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in room F-214, the second floor of the Family Life Center. 

Please contact Carie Faber at for more information.


Grief Share

It hurts to lose someone. Find help at Grief Share.

Grief Share 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.

Register here



Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.  The group begins at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights in FLC Room 214. The new session begins on February 24.

Contact James Henry at or you can register here.


Breast Cancer Mentoring

To offer support, information, encouragement, and prayer. No one should experience breast cancer alone.

Contact Karla Chrislaw at 608-931-5751 or


Sew Angels

This group meets on Tuesdays from 9 AM to 11 AM in Room 217.​

Sewing for the church, missions, and community.  Contact LouAnn Harrington for more information, at 608-295-4187

Surrendering the Secret

(Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion)

43% of women of childbearing age have experienced an abortion.  That is 1 out of every 3 women. Many women then struggle with repressed memories, guilt, shame, and depression because of it.

Surrendering the Secret is an 8-week course designed to bring healing to women who have abortion in their past.  Millions of women hold this secret deep inside and many are suffering the consequences.  Surrendering the Secret allows women who need help to connect with women who can help. If you don't think you need healing from your own abortion experience, Surrendering the Secret is a place to offer help and encouragement to someone who does.

Completely confidential. Contact Kathy at 815-319-1479 or



I am the mother of 3 boys.

Back in 1983, I was in a relationship with a guy I thought I was going to marry and live happily ever after. However, when I found out I was pregnant he and his mother said I couldn’t keep the baby and abortion was the only answer Planned Parenthood had for me. We went to a place in Madison for the procedure. The only thing I was told is it would be over in a few minutes and it would be behind me. It has never been behind me. I have had a lifetime of physical, emotional, and relationship issues relating to my abortion.


After finding Surrendering The Secret I was finally able to heal. This is an eight-week study group that is open to anyone who has had an abortion or has been affected by abortion.

I was able to write and talk about what I went through and to speak openly to others while helping me to heal. So much of what I went through I stuffed down inside and didn’t deal with at all. I was able to understand choices I had made over my life since the abortion and how they related.

Most importantly I was able to go through the grieving process with the loss of my child. I’m thankful for this class and the friends I have made its really important to be open and I find every time I help with the class it helps me to heal even more.  


- Anonymous

Community Outreach:

CARE Ministry

Each Wednesday morning Central Christian Church provides a food pantry for families in need within the Stateline area. We also provide prayer and resource counseling. Our food pantry doors are open from 9:00 till 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday. 

Contact Pastor Dave Meding,

Serving Opportunities within Central:

Guest Services Ministry

We want to make each worship time an amazing experience for our guests.  A big part of doing that is to serve all our guests well.  Areas to get involved with include Connection Team (section hosts), greeting, serving communion and offering, ushers, handing out brochures before service, and Security. 


Homebound Ministry

Serves the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of those individuals who are homebound. 

Contact Pastor Dave Meding,

Hospital Visitation Ministry

Our Hospital Visitation Ministry provides prayer and encouragement to members and guests of Central Christian Church who find themselves in the hospital.  

Contact Pastor Dave Meding,

Kidzworks Ministry

If you love kids and want to see their faith awakened, then come be a part of Kidzworks as we serve children Birth to 5th Grade.  As a Kidzworker, you can choose from several different roles and commitment levels to fit most schedules. 

To become a Kidzworker contact Dayton Bennett,

Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Ministry of Central Christian Church believes strongly that our God is an amazing God and that He is the author and supplier of all our spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Those volunteers in our Prayer Ministry are continuously petitioning our God for His goodness upon individuals, families, and ministries of Central Christian Church and the state line area.  

Contact Pastor Dave Meding,

Central Youth Ministry

If you enjoy working with middle school (6th-8th) or high school (9th-12th) students, then get involved with Central Youth (CY). We’re always looking for volunteers to add to our team.

Contact Brianna Eicher,

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