Sundays at 9:15 & 11:00

Community and Service

Church is more than music and a sermon on Sunday morning. Each of the steps below are designed to help you move from the crowd into real community. Community is where friendships are made and lives changed.

Shepherd Groups

Shepherd Groups are groups of men and women who meet every week to check-in on each other, dig deeper into God’s word, and support each other through life. While Connect Groups meet on Sunday, our Shepherd Groups are intentional about touching base throughout the week. Life is hard and you need a strong foundation of other men or women to help keep you standing. You can email men@centralchurch.com or women@centralchurch.com to find out more. Additionally, you can text “men” or “women” to 901-444-3890.

Connect Groups

Doing life together

Every Sunday, Connect Groups gather to celebrate life together. We work hard at taking a big church and making it smaller, where relationships and connection are the emphasis. If you desire to move from the crowd into a real community, Connect Groups are for you. We have groups for every life stage and age. Let us help you find the one that’s right for you!

Due to COVID-19, meeting locations and times may change. Please email info@centralchurch.com if you would like more information on joining one of these Connect Groups and for the latest information.


COLLEGE AND CAREER | lead by Greg Sukert |Meeting Sunday mornings in room 1255 at 9:00 a.m.


SINGLE ADULTS | lead by Travis Newsom and Rick Schmidt


ROOTED | lead by Kevin Brunson | Meeting Sunday mornings in the Choir room at 9:00 a.m.

FIRM FOUNDATIONS | lead by Jay Thompson | Meeting Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 a.m.


THREE STRANDS | lead by Rob Newman, Wayne Wilson, and Doug Chevalier | Meeting Sunday mornings in room 221 at 9:00 a.m.

REMNANT | lead by Andre and Lillian Jones | Meeting via Zoom


EXPERIENCING GOD | lead by Mike and Carol Leake (all ages) | Meeting via Zoom

TRUTH SEEKERS | lead by Barry Heston (middle and senior adults) | Meeting via Zoom

SALT AND LIGHT | lead by Kevin Buchanan and Gregorio Barnett (middle adults) | Meeting Sunday mornings in room 222 at 9:00 a.m.


KOINONIA | lead by Dick Jacob | Meeting Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00 a.m.

GALILEANS | lead by Dr. Tony Powers and Gus Schroeder | Meeting Sunday mornings in the Choir room at 11:00 a.m.

DISCOVERING GRACE | lead by Bill Warmath | Meeting Sunday mornings in room 1255 at 11:00 a.m.

HELPMATES | lead by Ronnie Nation and Terry Durham | Contact info@centralchurch.com for location and times

LIFE’S POTENTIAL | lead by Pastor Roy Hendrick | Meeting via phone. Contact info@centralchurch.com for more information.


LADIES LEARNING TO LEAN | lead by Tammie Faulk | Meeting via Zoom

SPECIAL NEEDS CLASS – Currently not meeting due to COVID-19

WINGS OF FAITH – (all ages) lead by Mae Bales
For those with learning, physical, and mental disabilities who cannot be mainstreamed into their age level classes. This class provides a learning environment suited to their special needs.


Sharing the love of Christ through service

Serving is central. Following Jesus is more than meeting our needs. It’s also about meeting the needs of others. Jesus came to serve; therefore, His love compels us to be spiritual contributors, not mere consumers. You can play an important role in making sure others are able to worship, learn, and grow in a healthy environment.

See where you can serve


You don’t have to travel overseas to show Christ’s love with others. Every week at Central is an opportunity to lead someone closer to God.

Learn more about serving at Central


While we love to worship from our campus, we also believe that we are called to share Christ’s love with our city.

Learn more about serving our community


It doesn’t matter what you’re talented at, we have a place for you. Whether you’re people-oriented or task-oriented, love working with children or prefer working with adults, we have places where you can use your God-given talents and gifts. Use the button below to let us know which areas you are interested in.

See where you can serve