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.
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, shoot us a quick email and let us know we should expect you.
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, MAY 12 AT 10:30AM
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 11 AT 6:00PM
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.
There will be an informational meeting about the 2020 Holy Land trip on Sunday, April 14th at 5:00pm in room 125.
Join church family and friends on a 10-day tour and biblical journey through the land of Israel, April 29–May 8, 2020 . The trip will be led by Dr. Wave Nunnally (Evangel University) and hosted by Pastors Jim Bradford and Doug Sampley (Marshfield Assembly).
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, April 14, 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!
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
The Man from Aldersgate brings to life the story of John Wesley—preacher, teacher, songwriter, and founder of Methodism. The play consists of two acts and stars BJ Johnston. Written by playwright Brad L. Smith from the actual journals of John Wesley.
A buffet dinner features both carved roast beef and pit ham. Sides are twice baked mashed potatoes, zucchini-carrot casserole, and southern-seasoned cut green beans. Dessert offers choice of fruit-of-the-forest pie, pumpkin pie, or French silk pie.
Doors open at 5:25pm. Meal service begins at 6:00pm.
Tickets are $25/person and can be purchased in the foyer.
The day before Thanksgiving, we host a Thanksgiving dinner for Central's neighbors. This partnership with Victory Mission is a great opportunity to meet new friends. We need table hosts and servers to make this night a success. Sign up to share a meal and the heart of Christ with our community.
Gifts For Kids provides each student at Weaver, Boyd, and Pipkin schools with a gift. Stop by the tables in the foyer November 18 and 25 and pick up a tag or two. Purchase a gift and bring it with the tag, unwrapped, by Sunday, December 9.
Tag pick up: November 18 and 25
Gift return: December 9
Hundreds of families come to Central each year to pick up a free Thanksgiving dinner provided by Crosslines. Those in need receive food baskets containing turkey or ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables, and bread.
Central partners with Crosslines by helping with meal delivery for people who are physically or financially unable to pick up their meal. It's a great opportunity to bless others and live with open hands. If you want to help make the holidays brighter for families in our community, sign up below to help deliver meals.
Youth retreat is a weekend to step away from distractions and walk deeper into friendship, to take a break from our usual stuff, and tune our hearts to God’s voice.
Guest speaker, Matt Wilkie, will help us recognize and respond to the Holy Spirit’s leading in our everyday lives—when we’re answering a text, reading a math textbook, sitting at dinner with our family.
Deadline: Completed registration form and fee are due Sunday, October 21.
Late fee of $25 added for registrations after October 21.
Scholarships are available—email Steve Pulis for more information.
If we could see the big picture, life would be a snap. But where would that leave our reliance on God? There are many adventures in store for us, but we have to trust our Creator. Life isn’t about being comfortable doing what we’ve always done, but embracing new adventures.
Join a wonderful evening of friendship and fun as we allow God to challenge us and do a new work in our lives. Relax over dinner, workshops, a shopping expo, and a special message from guest speaker, Sara Forhetz, Springfield reporter.
As we live with open hands, we ask attendees to partner with us and help stock Weaver Elementary’s school store by donating school supplies.
Tickets for the event and dinner are $15 per person ($16 for gluten free) or $20 if purchased after October 28. Purchase tickets in the foyer or through the button below.
Managing money is key to a bright future, but college students often face this challenge with no guidance. Immediately after service on October 28, Jeremy and Meggin Melton will share with young adults how to successfully manage your finances and adult well. Lunch will be provided in the Fusion Cafe. Email Daniel Guy for further details.
Join us at the 6th annual Chili Bowl. Competitors are preparing amazing varieties of chili for you to sample and judge. Kids, come in fun costumes, play carnival games, win candy, and get a photo taken at the fall photo booth. There’s no cost to attend—bring your friends and family and enjoy this great night of friendship. See you there!
If you take your chili—or competition—seriously, enter the battle for the best-of-the-best chili trophy along with other prizes. Whether you prefer red meat, turkey, vegan, bean, or no-bean chili; all styles are welcome. Enter your team here.
Grandparents, take the call to grandparent courageously! On October 6, we host author Calvin T. Harper for a seminar you won’t want to miss. The $25 registration fee covers:
five sessions addressing cultural challenges
a copy of Courageous Grandparenting
breakfast and lunch
The challenges parents face today are different than what their parents faced, but the root issues are always the same. The wisdom and love of grandparents transcends the changes in the world around us, but that wisdom is useless unless shared.