We want to be faithful partners in our city.  Therefore, Central's Ignite Initiative provides $525,000 over the next three years for local missions. We want to pour more money, more volunteers, more time and energy into what our Lord is doing right here in Amarillo.

The Bible says we are created by God to do good works which he has prepared in advance for us to do. And those good works are all around us. We believe our deeper partnership with Carenet provides more opportunity for Christian ministry and more potential for God’s salvation.



CareNet's successful "Reach 4 Greatness" program is breaking into 30 brand new elementary schools in the Amarillo Independent School District. This marks an exciting next phase in the preventative work CareNet does with our city's young people. Central's Ignite funds are being used to pay for the part-time staff position and four summer interns who are developing the lessons to launch this expansion for the next school year.

Funding Ministry for our Neighborhood, City, & World

Volunteer Opportunities



4 volunteers to serve as facilitators for Tuesday evening parenting classes. These classes are attended by new parents and by parents in the state's CPS program. Volunteers will start a video and then lead a small round-table discussion following the set curriculum.



6 volunteers (probably a Bible class or small group) to organize and operate the benevolence room; sorting and shelving donated items such as toys, diapers, and clothes, for distribution to new parents and families.

Painting Project

6 volunteers to paint CareNet's exterior fence at 15th and Taylor.

All volunteers must contact Elaine Nesbitt for approval and scheduling at elaine@amarillocentral.org or 806.373.4389.
A Gratitude House background check and a one-time orientation with Diann Gilmore are required to participate in the mentor program.