We lift up Jesus as Lord and King. We believe and we profess that Jesus is the promised Messiah and the one and only way to God the Father. He died for our sins and was raised from the dead to defeat the powers of darkness and death for our eternal salvation. Everything we do at Central is done in the name and manner of Jesus.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. Both the Old and New Testaments were written by faithful servants of God, guided by his Holy Spirit, and are authoritative and transformative for all disciples of Jesus today. The Scriptures have been preserved by God for us and represent his living and active Word.
We are disciples of Jesus in the process of being transformed. We believe God’s great purpose and will for our lives is for us to be changed into the image of his Son. We call it sanctification, transformation, spiritual formation – the Bible calls it “being saved.” Nobody’s arrived yet, nobody has all the answers, and nobody’s perfect. All of us are on a journey toward Christ-likeness.
Our congregation is led by a group of elders, or shepherds. These are spiritual leaders, godly men, our church family recognizes as examples to be followed on the path to Christ-likeness. These are men of faith and prayer, men committed to God’s Word and his will for Central, men with compassion for all people and an eagerness to serve.
We are on a mission. God is saving us in order to be a blessing to others. We are ambassadors of Christ, the Lord’s representatives to all men, women, and children who are made in his holy image. It is our calling to continually share his love and grace throughout Amarillo and around the world.
Our elders and ministers have carefully and prayerfully selected ten passages of Scripture we believe are core passages, foundational words that shape us. These are Bible passages that speak to the nature of our God and his work for us in Jesus Christ. They declare the truth of the Gospel, they remind us how to live in light of that Good News, they help us keep The Story straight.
And they form us.
These are formational passages that, when they get inside us, when they become a part of who we are, will shape us more into the image of God’s Son.
We’ll be hearing these passages each Sunday, week after week. We want to hear them again and again when we’re together. We want these verses to be embedded deep into our souls.
We’re not going to be afraid of repetition; in fact, we’re going to embrace it. We want to be shaped into a certain kind of people. Forming Gospel habits works. Repetition works.
1 John 4:7-12
Romans 8:28, 31b-35, 37-39
May God bless the reading of his Word.