Student Ministry

Student Ministry

Central Student Ministry


9:30-10:30am – Student Ministry Room 210

We all need a little of encouragement.  A little fire lit under us to get up and moving.  Every Sunday morning at 9:30 we get up, after sleeping in a little bit, to ignite a fire in our lives.  We talk and discuss ways to help us live our lives on fire for Jesus, to whom we worship, pray, and hear from through Scripture. Whether you consider the student ministry your second family or are walking in for the first time, high school and junior high students gather for a fun time of growth and community   New faces are always welcome to join in on the celebration!


4:00-5:30pm – Jr. High & High School

Communities are a wonderful thing.  A seemingly random group of people who are brought together because of one commonality.  StuCo (Student Community) is just that, a group of wonderfully amazing, unique, and fun students who come together because we have one thing in common, Jesus!  We strive to provide clarity to God’s Word and His will in the students’ lives, and we have a lot of fun doing it! The purpose of StuCo is for students to GROW in their understanding and ability to respond to difficult and relevant issues or topics as Christ’s disciples. Topics and questions are addressed, discussed, and researched so students are prepared to defend their faith in Jesus Christ. It’s a great time to come, have some fun, and connect and be part of StuCo.

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24-7 Prayer Room

Our church will be setting aside a 48-hour period to pray in one-hour time slots. Can we count on you to help us make it? Many worry they won’t be able to pray for an hour, but we promise it will be an hour unlike any other. Sign up here and let us know you’ll be there!

Sunday Services

Our services are very much come-as-you-are. We believe that God is more concerned with the condition of our hearts than how we look on the outside. You will find everything from suits and ties to summer casual. Our service typically starts with a time of singing – don’t worry if you don’t know the words and don’t feel like anyone will look at you…

Annual Meeting

As required in our church’s by-laws, every year we hold an annual meeting which is open to any interested parties. We will meet to approve the 2019 budget, hear a report from the Board of Elders and other ministry team leaders, and also vote to approve any new or re-elected elders. Join us for a catered lunch at 12:15 for just $5 per person, up to a maximum of $20…

Lunch Bunch

Join us weekly for a casual fellowship lunch at Alpine View Restaurant. Please contact Chuck Nelson at (815) 988 9157 with any questions.

Better Marriage Conference

Join us Friday, February 1, from 6:00 – 9:30 PM for an event designed to help couples make their marriages better in 2019. Central is proud to be a partnering church and we look forward to gathering with many other area churches to improve relationships in our city. More information and registration can be found at

Young at Heart

Join us for an informal lunch as we discuss a variety of topics that impact senior adults. Contact the church office at (815) 399-6767 or e-mail so we can reserve your spot!
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