Cen­tral Community Church

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WHERE:

1157 City Pond Road, Cov­ing­ton 30014

WHAT THEY DO:

Cen­tral Community Church has min­istries for all ages. There are sev­eral min­istries for chil­dren and young adults, age groups rang­ing from birth to col­lege. Cen­tral also of­fers their own ver­sion of small groups called “Life Groups,” which are based on life skills and in­ter­est rather than just spir­i­tual as­pects. For ex­am­ple, there is a sushi group that goes out once or twice a week to wor­ship while eat­ing sushi, but there are also more tra­di­tional groups of­fered, like one that has a fo­cus on Bi­ble study.

SER­VICES:

There are three high-vol­ume week­end ser­vices led by Se­nior Pas­tors Dar­rell and Donna Allen, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. “We have a great, just re­ally awe­some wor­ship ser­vice,” said Ad­min­is­tra­tive Pas­tor Mark Owens said. Rory Com­tois, for­mer wor­ship leader at Free Chapel, and Jim­mie Mayo, for­merly at Church in the Now, lead the praise and wor­ship. There are also mid-week ser­vices on Wed­nes­day nights, when the fo­cus is on the Nurs­ery, Chil­dren’s, and Youth min­istries. The church has re­cently started a new outreach min­istry called Reach Out­let. It is an out­let store, but ac­cord­ing to Owens, “it’s not your typ­i­cal out­let or thrift store.” One hun­dred per­cent of the prof­its go to­ward giv­ing back to the community. The church also just started a learn­ing cen­ter for ages 3-5 that meets ev­ery week­day. It is a half­day pro­gram, cur­rently host­ing around 20 students, called Cen­tral Early Learn­ing Cen­ter.

WHAT MAKES THEM UNIQUE:

“Well, we’re non­de­nom­i­na­tional. It’s al­most ‘come as you are.’ Some peo­ple come in suits, but you might see some­one in blue jeans and a T-shirt. It’s an op­por­tu­nity to reach a mass of peo­ple, re­gard­less of age, race, any­thing,” Owens said. “We have a very mul­ti­cul­tural church, and the ages vary, too.”

FA­VORITE PART:

“The peo­ple. Our motto here is ‘Lead­ing Peo­ple into a Life Chang­ing Re­la­tion­ship With Je­sus Christ.’” Owens said. “The big­gest re­ward for me is to see that life change take place.”

YEARS IN BUSI­NESS:

Cen­tral will be cel­e­brat­ing their eighth an­niver­sary this year. BEST WAY TO CONTACT: For more in­for­ma­tion, call Cen­tral Community Church at (770) 3853452 or visit their web­site, cen­ntral­com­mu­ni­ty­church.com.

Cen­tral Community Church mem­bers in­vited peo­ple to come as they are.

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