Jesus tells us ......"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28: 19 - 20
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Central is involved in local, state, and international missions through...
Prayer is essential in everything. I Thessalonians 5: 17 says..."...pray continually..."
Three special weeks of prayer are observed during the year in conjunction with a special offering for each....Week of Prayer for International Missions...Week of Prayer for Home Missions...Week of Prayer for Texas Missions
Bible study classes all contain a missions/evangelism emphasis. On Wednesday evenings, our children's groups (GA's, AIM, AWANA) promote a missional lifestyle. Discipleship classes for all ages help us grow more like Christ and encourage us to share Christ with others.
We give through the Cooperative Program as well as receiving three major missions offerings each year...
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions (December)
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions (March/April).
Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions (September).
There are also many other opportunities to give to individual and group mission trips and needs throughout the year.
Central is active assisting those in need locally in many ways including...
Polk County Center for Hope
Annual Community Trunk-or-Treat Outreach reaches over 3000 local residents as we share
the love and light of Jesus Christ on a dark night, Halloween.
Annual Serve Together (Community-Wide Day of Service)
GRACE Pregnancy Outreach
Many other local projects as they arise
GOING Around the World:
Mission trip destinations for Central members have included Texas, Mexico, Africa, Ukraine, and Guatemala.
Central partners with My Special Treasure Girl's Home (Mi Especial Tesoro) in Chimaltenango, Guatemala helping support them in a variety of ways.
Central also helps build homes in a local village. Central also works with the Village School Ministry in conjunction with Mi Especial Tesoro.
Children, youth and adults are all involved in going into all the world sharing Jesus, starting here in Livingston.