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.
GROUPS TO CONNECT WITH:
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 Randy Kiger, .
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 Randy Kiger, or click here to find a group.
Career Support Team
This team meets on the First and Third Wednesday of each month from 10am-11am 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, contact 362.7663 x 37, or .
This ministry is currently on a break.
Breaking Free is a ministry where we all can find grace and forgiveness for our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. It’s not just about alcohol and drug addiction; it’s about overcoming any struggle you might be facing.
We know that real help comes as iron sharpens iron, and we would love to connect you with someone who can help you find and live the Life God has for you. If you would like to talk one-on-one with someone about your struggle, call Lori at 608.290.8476.
Cancer Support Group
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 online or contact Pastor Randy at .
We learn what it means to have a Christ Centered Marriage, to Love, Honor, and Protect God’s Greatest Gift: Marriage. Every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Kidzworks Light Factory, we have different studies that we use through out the year. Everyone is welcome: single, married, widowed, or living together. For more information, contact: Mike Rorabeck or Kim Rorabeck at 608.676.4540 or .
Beginning again on June 24!
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. Group begins at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights in FLC Room 214. Facilitator: James Henry ().
Breast Cancer Mentoring
To offer support, information, encouragement and prayer. No one should experience breast
cancer alone. Karla Chrislaw, 608.931.5751 email@example.com
This group meets on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in Room 217.
Sewing for the church, missions, and community.
LouAnn Harrington, 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 struggle with repressed memories, guilt, shame, and depression.
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.
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
Completely confidential. Contact Kathy 815.319.1479 or .
Community Outreach Serving Opportunities:
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 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Contact David 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. Contact Ray McElroy, .
Serves the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of those individuals who are homebound. Contact David 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 David Meding, .
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 Jake Clark, .
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 David Meding, .
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, .