Guest FAQs

 

We believe Central is a terrific place to be nurtured in the Christian faith and to be challenged in living greater lives of sacrificial service to our Lord and to one another. Our goal is that your first visit at Central will be a positive experience with our gracious God and his people who, you’ll notice immediately, are still very much in the process of being saved. Our hope is that it only takes you one visit to want to join God’s redemptive work with our church family at Central!

What to Wear

 

We’re not worried about it and you shouldn’t be either. Dress in a way that makes you comfortable. Seriously. We’re not just saying that. More than half our members are going to be wearing blue jeans. And it’s OK if you wear a suit and tie, too.

Parking

Our main parking lot is located on Madison Street just west of our main entrance. Additional parking can be found on the north and south sides of our building. If you need assistance, pull up to the front doors, and we'll help you however we can.

Coming In

Our main entrance is on the west side of our building, although you'll notice doors on every side. If you're a guest, you'll be greeted immediately by a host who will help guide you to the children’s check-in, to a Bible class, or to our worship center; point out the restrooms, water fountains, or informative brochures; and answer any questions about our church and our building.

Kid Central

Kid Central is located near our main west entrance. If you need assistance, a host will guide you to the check-in counter and help you with the process. For more information on the children’s ministry, click here.

 

Bible Classes

 

There are Bible classes tailored for all ages at 9:00 every Sunday morning. For information on classes for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and elementary-aged students, please click here for Kid Central. To familiarize yourself with our youth ministry and programs for middle school and high school students, click here. For the adults, we offer a wide range of classes suited to specific ages and life stages as well as a few classes designed with diversity in mind. None of them are exactly the same. Your host can help you find a class that works best for you.

Worship

 

Come in and sit anywhere you’d like. It starts at 10:15 every Sunday morning and we’re usually finished around 11:30. We’ll sing a pretty good mix of traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs (in our a cappella style of music with no instruments), there will be Scripture readings and prayers, a 25-minute sermon, and the sharing of the Lord’s Supper. There will also be the opportunity to give back to the church. If you’re a guest, you’re not expected to give. For more details on our Sunday morning worship assemblies, please click here.

Diversity

 

You’ll notice a fairly wide range of folks at Central on a Sunday. Young families mixed in with many people who’ve been here for decades. Doctors and lawyers worshiping with the jobless and homeless. Our commitment to outreach in our immediate neighborhood has led to this diversity, and we view it as a gift from God. Don’t let it make you uncomfortable; embrace it as something only God could do.

 

A Kingdom View

 

You’ll see that we think God is much bigger than just the Central Church of Christ. We regularly celebrate our “4 Amarillo” partnership with First Baptist, First Presbyterian, and Polk Street United Methodist Churches. We believe Jesus went to the cross, in part, to eradicate the barriers that exist between his people. And we’re working hard to break down those obstacles in Amarillo. Don’t let this unique spirit of cooperation shake you; allow it to inspire you.