Community Group


We recognize that the Christian life is far too difficult and counter-cultural to live out on our own and that we need authentic relationships in order to work out the implications of the gospel in our lives. That is why we offer a number of community groups that meet throughout the week at the church and in apartments around the city. The purpose of Central's community groups is to provide an opportunity for people of different backgrounds and life stages to build relationships, to study the Scriptures, to pray with and for one another, to use their unique gifts to serve the city, and ultimately to experience the transforming power of the gospel.

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Central's Ministry Partners


We seek to bring the whole gospel to the whole world. Our mission team leads the church's efforts in its mission to the city and beyond as we strive to serve others through our words and deeds, paying particular attention to the needs of the poor, marginalized, and oppressed. For information on any of our outreach ministries--Safe Families for Children, Senior Care Team, Bowery Mission, Mont Lawn City Camp, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Young Life--please contact Jamie Knauss.

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Worship and Music


The goal of the worship ministry at Central is to draw people into a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and to equip them to participate more faithfully in his renewing work in the world, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and to the glory of God our Father. Our worship re-presents the story of the gospel and arises out of grateful response to what God has first done for us through the person of Jesus Christ. We, therefore, strive for humility in worship, which flows from a thankful heart. We pray that our worship leads you to deeper trust in Jesus and greater participation in his mission to the world. We encourage you to contact our music director, Seth Ward, if you are interested in using your gifts to contribute to the music ministry of Central.

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Young Professionals


We value the importance of relationships and are setting up regular times for people within Central's vibrant community of young professionals to connect with one another. Join us on Thursday nights at 6:30pm for happy hour at various locations throughout Manhattan! These informal gatherings are also great opportunities to invite a new friend. For more information or to be added to the email list, see the contact below.

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Men's Breakfast


The men's breakfast meets every other Tuesday morning from 7:30-8:30am beginning on Tuesday, September 19 and continuing on October 3, October 17, October 31, November 14, November 28 and December 12. Jason Harris will be leading a discussion based on the Apostle Paul's Letter to the Galatians. This is a great way for the men to get to know each other and to form more meaningful friendships within the life of the church so we encourage you to attend.

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Women's Breakfast


Join the women of Central on Tuesday, September 26th, from 7:15am-8:30am as we build relationships with one another and grow in our faith! Breakfast will continue every other Tuesday (October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5, December 19) in the 5th-floor library, where Kate Reid and Cathy Birdsall will lead a discussion of the gospel of Mark.

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Women's Bible Study


The Women’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays from 9:45-11:15am in the 5th-floor library. During this time, women from all life stages and callings come together to grow in friendship and faith. Childcare is available.

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From this Day Forward


Whether you are engaged and preparing to get married or have been married for many years and are looking to take stock of your relationship, join us for our semiannual Marriage Seminar course. We mix short talks on the theory and practice of Christian marriage across a series of key themes with exercises that give all couples attending the opportunity to talk through the most important aspects of their relationship in a private and friendly environment.

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