December 21, 2017

This year marks more than twenty-five years for our youth ringing bells for the Salvation Army.  Standing in front of stores, outdoors in the cold, donning warm clothing & bright red aprons, singing carols & wishing patrons a “Merry Christmas!” and a...

November 30, 2017

“O come, Desire of nations, bind

All peoples in one heart and mind;
Bid envy, strife and quarrels cease;
Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace”

(O Come, O Come Emmanuel)

“Advent is all about desire”


The human heart was created by God to de...

November 15, 2017

Christmas Central Shopping List


  • Hooded sweatshirts

  • T-shirts with super heroes, characters, or MN sports teams

  • Warm pajamas/pajama pants

  • Hats, scarves, mittens

  • Socks – multi packs

  • Snow pants/snow boots


  • ...

November 7, 2017

This past Sunday, a small community of followers of Jesus in Sutherland Springs, Texas came together for their weekly gathering to pray, worship God, fellowship with one another, and hear God’s Word proclaimed. But as we know, this seemingly routine...

October 31, 2017

       This past summer, Carol and I had the privilege of a lifetime traveling to Germany for two weeks and England for one week.  We had a wonderful time together and experienced so many things.  We love watching people and history and culture and c...

September 27, 2017

My wife Krista and I have been a part of the Central community since the end of 2011. We were first a part of this community as congregants and now we are blessed to be a part of the staff. One of the things that we first noticed, and that really att...

September 27, 2017

      Every fall kids and parents gear up for Back to School time. Pencils are purchased and sharpened, notebooks are shoved into backpacks, crayons and markers are secured, and bus cards arrive in the mail. At Central Community Services, Inc. (CCSI)...

September 14, 2017

This Sunday night, we will be gathering at Central for our September Refresh/Vision Night. I want to personally invite you to come and be a part of this important time for our church. On Sunday, we will be eating together, praying together, worshippi...

September 6, 2017

500 years ago, on October 31, 1517, a young monk and professor named Martin Luther posted a series of theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Luther was concerned about the way the Church was teaching about the way of salvatio...

August 18, 2017

Over the past week, we have seen the ugliness of racism and white supremacy on our TV screens, and have seen the violence that accompanies the sin of racism. As Senior Pastor of Central, I want to express in no uncertain terms that racism and white s...

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