the inclusion of men & women in worship
Throughout our long history, this Central church family has always affirmed the equal God-given value of both men and women. As a people, we have been blessed when we hear the hearts of our Christian sisters expressed in song, prayer, and in the reading of God’s Word. Now, as one body, we affirm that we should continue doing what we’ve been doing, and do it even more. We bless and encourage those with the giftedness and desire, regardless of gender, to participate fully in our corporate gatherings. This aligns with our belief that women and men are equally gifted by the Holy Spirit for the edification of the church and the glory of God.
We believe this honors our God and helps us better proclaim Jesus as Lord to the people of our city and to those around the world. May we all together continue to live out Central’s vision of “Becoming Like Christ for the sake of ________.”
“I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy…
Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.”