Our 7th Annual Chili Bowl is coming up on October 30! Aside from the fun and fellowship, what makes Chili Bowl so special are the diverse kinds of chili that make up the competition. Whether you’re a Chili Bowl rookie or a Chili Bowl pro, we want you and your chili to be part of this signature Central event. So dig out your best recipe and sign up. This could be your year to add your name to the Chili Bowl trophy.
Central launches Serve Class on September 1st. This two-session event is designed to help you discover your unique role within the body of Christ. In this class we will...
study what scripture says about serving together
use StrengthFinders to identify your strengths
understand the personal strengths God has given you
Let's learn more about yourself and the wonderful people that create Central. Space is limited—RSVP below to reserve your spot.
Sunday, Oct 6 · 9:00am · room 123
Hey guys… your night has finally arrived! BaseCamp 2019 is going to feature over 30 classic cars, dodgeball tournaments, basketball, lazer tag, a jam session for all you musicians (and wannabes), and plenty of BBQ ribs. It’s going to be a great evening to hang out together and have a good time. The event is for men ages 12-100 (ages 12-16 accompanied by adult). Cost is $12 per person, and the event will be in the Central Activity Center. Tickets available at The Central Hub in the foyer.
Baptism is an outward demonstration of an inward transformation. If you’ve joined God’s family, made a commitment to follow Jesus, and want to be baptized, sign up for water baptism class on September 22. If you aren’t sure, but would like to learn more…join us anyway. Sign up below.
9:00am - Children’s class
10:30am - Adult’s class
If you're new to Central, we’re glad you've visited us. Not only do we want to meet you, we would love to share more about Central and answer any questions you may have. On Sunday, September 8, join us in Room 123 at 9:00am. Meet Pastor Jim and some of the Central team over light refreshments. We look forward to meeting!
Single moms, you want the best for your family but it's easy to spend too much time thinking about and preparing meals. Join us for a 6-week cooking class, starting on September 18. Feel confident that an easy dinner is always in reach. Childcare available. Register by September 15.
Wednesdays, Sep 18–Oct 30, 6:30pm
We celebrate baptism because it signifies the work of God in the hearts of children and adults to bring them to repentance and faith in Jesus. Through immersion, we celebrate the death and burial of Jesus for our sins and as they raise from the water we celebrate His resurrection and the new life He gives. Join us Sunday, August 11 for a most beautiful celebration.
Water baptism declares to the world you’ve joined God’s family and made a commitment to follow Jesus. Our next Baptism Celebration Sunday is August 11 at 10:30am. If you would like to take this next step of faith, attend a class Sunday, July 28 at 10:30am in room 123 with Pastor Justin. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.
Water Baptism Class · Sunday, July 28 · 10:30am · Room 123
On July 20, Freedom City Church is sharing the Gospel of Jesus to our Springfield community through the annual Festival of Hope at Grant Beach Park. We want to link arms with Freedom City and support this amazing outreach. Serving opportunities are open to work together to reach our community with the message of Jesus. Sign up below.
Join us on Friday, June 28 for a free drive-in-style movie night with your family. An animated feature will play on the big screen and you can buy snacks and drinks at the concession stand. It’ll be a fun night for all ages. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and friends!
If you want to explore what it means to be part of the Central family, join us for membership class. We have a great time together as we pursue how God wants to use Central Assembly. If you’re planning on joining us, send us a quick email and let us know we should expect you.
Join us for a Women’s Connect Night. It'll be a relaxed evening of friendship and fun.
Lemonade tastings—from lavender vanilla to blackberry mint
A quick word from our beloved Pastor Crystal
Time to talk with friends, old and new
The event is free for all women. June 2 at 6:00pm in the Chapel.
On Sunday, May 12th, Central and SingleMomsRock are partnering to host a luncheon for all single mothers and their kids. The luncheon follows the 10:30am service on Mother’s Day, featuring special musical guest, Sara Groves.
Many single moms don’t have someone making lunch for them on Mother’s Day, so we want to celebrate your hard work, passion, and dedication as you raise your children. If you’re a single mom, make plans to join as we celebrate you.
A daughter of the Central family, Sara has a special message to share as we honor all mothers, daughters, and women around us on Mother's Day. Join us for this special concert on Sunday, May 12 at 10:30am.
Sara Groves is singer/songwriter with a heart for justice and mercy. Nominated for 7 Dove Awards, Sara has produced a string of beautiful albums. Her latest, Abide With Me, is a collection of hymns recorded in a 110-year-old church.
Sunday morning groups are cancelled for Mother’s Day.
Child care is available for preschool-age kids (check-in at the center of the foyer) and elementary-age kids can join parents in service.
On Saturday night, May 11, women of all ages are invited to an evening of appetizers and music with Sara Groves at 6:00pm. Tickets are $5 per person, but attendance is limited. Buy a ticket for yourself and then consider buying one for a neighbor, coworker, or friend. Connect with others as we grow closer to God.
Men of Central, join us for an evening of friendship, pizza, and bad bowling! On April 25th, we’ll meet at Chez Ami Lanes (formerly Lighthouse Lanes) and compete—not for strikes and spares—but for laughs and high-fives. Tickets are just $5 and cover pizza and bowling. Sign-up in the foyer on April 14.
For 112 years, the people of Central have done incredible things to spread the message of Jesus. We join that legacy when we commit to support Christ's command to go, teach, and baptize.
On Sunday, April 7th, we celebrate the global footprint we make together as a church family. Together, we are able to do so much—when we link arms, we support the kingdom in a big way. Join us as we celebrate what God is doing around the world!
10:30am: Special guest Ron Maddaux
6:00pm: Missions Concert of Prayer
Partnering with Light for the Lost helps increase our global footprint. Through your generous support, LFTL assists missionaries and mission projects around the world. Join us on Thursday, March 21, for a LFTL Banquet as we celebrate what God is doing. Tickets are $8 for a steak dinner and can be purchased at the Central Hub in the center of the foyer. All proceeds directly help spread the gospel of Christ.
God never intended for us to have an arms-length understanding of His Holy Spirit. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would simply “take what is mine and reveal it to you” (John 16:15).
On Sunday, March 17th, we welcome special guests Tim and Rochelle Enloe. For over 25 years, Tim and Rochelle Enloe have traveled the world sharing their passion for people to understand and encounter the Holy Spirit through a practical, non-mystical approach.
Seek the gift to become a powerful witness (Acts 1:8) and become stronger in your faith (John 14,16). Join us for services at 10:30am and 6:00pm as Tim teaches how to understand and experience the Holy Spirit’s power.
Take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life. Dave Ramsey’s proven program will teach you how to win with money by mastering your budget, saving for emergencies, and paying off debt.
The nine-week course costs $109 and includes the full FPU kit. If you’re uncertain, attend the first class in room 204 and see if it’s right for you. Partial scholarships are available—email Pastor David for more information. Make 2019 the year you stop worrying about money.
Ladies, if you feel disconnected or like you don't have a place to belong, pray about taking a small step. Our new Women's Ministry coordinator, Jill McDaniel, wants to meet and get to know you over coffee and donuts. We want to help you find friendship and connection at Central and Jill can help with the first step. Sunday, March 10th at 9:00am in room 123. See you there!
Can’t make coffee and donuts but want to start a conversation? Send Jill an email.
We live in uncertain times, so we cry out for God to accomplish what He has promised to do in the lives of those around us. Wednesday, March 6th we begin 40 days of prayer as a church family to seek His desires for Springfield. And, we won't be praying alone—together we partner with Freedom City Church and the Assemblies of God national office to focus on prayer for our city.
Booklets to guide our prayer focus are available at the Central Hub in the center of the foyer. Or download the app on your smartphone and join us as we seek God’s will for Springfield.
The Central Worship Choir isn't about vocal skills or reading music. It's a community of friends, with different skills and backgrounds, joining together to lift the name of Christ.
If you love to sing and have considered joining the choir, come try us out! There's no commitment. Join us Wednesday, February 27th in the chapel. Sample a choir rehearsal and meet an amazing group of people. God made you for community, and that community may be one that sings, laughs, and prays together each week.
Sample Choir: Wed, Feb 27 · 6:30pm · Chapel
A great marriage mirrors Christ’s love for us, but it takes deliberate attention. We’re hosting a free marriage workshop on February 22nd and 23rd. Topics include: communication, empathetic listening, healthy conflict skills, expectations, fun and friendship, love languages, healing and strengthening relationships, differences of gender, and personality challenges.
Dinner and Date Night: Friday, February 22, 6:00–8:00pm
Interactive Couples Experience and Lunch: Saturday, February 23, 9:00am–1:00pm
Both meals and a workbook are provided free of charge. Limited childcare is available for this event.
* * * Registration for this event has been closed.
What is God speaking to your heart? When we submit ourselves to worship, God works in our hearts and minds in a way we can't comprehend. Join us Wednesday, February 20th for a night of worship. Come listen to what God wants to speak into your life. Come with a heart hungry for His presence and goodness.
The big game is almost here. Let’s have some fun and celebrate. On Sunday, February 3rd, wear your favorite jersey, t-shirt, or team colors. It doesn't have to be football—any sport or team you root for will work. Then, use those team colors to connect with someone who has a similar—or opposing—passion. Have fun and meet someone new!
Many people host family from out of town or travel to be with family for the holidays. To accommodate a wide range of plans and to give our amazing volunteers a break, there will be no service or activities on the following dates:
Wednesday, December 19
Sunday night, December 23
Wednesday, December 26
Sunday night, December 30
Wednesday, January 2