Where To Find Us
Central is located on the corner of Shields and Roy in the Midway area of Saint Paul. Our entrance is located on the one-way Roy Street. We are conveniently located directly across from the new Allianz Field.
From the Green Line
The Green Line is the Light Rail connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get off at the Snelling Station head south for two blocks, taking a right on Shields. Central is at the corner of Shields and Roy.
From the A Line / Snelling Bus
The A Line is the rapid bus service on Snelling Ave. Central Baptist Church is two blocks south and one block west from the Bus transit stops on Snelling south of University (across Snelling for northbound buses). Go south on Snelling, right on Shields, and Central is at the corner of Shields and Roy.
What To Expect
On Sunday mornings you will find a lobby filled with friendly faces, a sanctuary brimming with a hunger to experience God, and a community beaming with genuine faith who are eager to love and serve our neighbors. Our service encompasses relevant teaching enfolded in music that is multigenerational. The organ rings with traditional hymns as the guitar amps up for a more contemporary sound.
Our Church Community
Central Baptist Church is a vibrant, active, multi-generational church of approximately 300 people that has been ministering for over 100 years in the Midway area of St Paul. We are an urban church with regional reach; what this means is that we see our community as our main ministry field; however, we draw people from the suburbs, as well, and desire to be a church that has impact, not just in one locale, but regionally as well as nationally and internationally through our commitment to missions.
The Midway is a dynamic, culturally diverse, and strategically located area of the Twin Cities that is undergoing a time of significant development. In June 2014, the light rail between downtown St Paul and downtown Minneapolis opened with a stop just two blocks north our church, bringing with it a sense of progress for the Midway. Additionally, Central is located within a few miles of many colleges and universities. As such, the area is marked by economic, educational, and cultural diversity. Central is excited to be located in this strategic area, and desires to see God use us for His Kingdom as we serve our neighborhood and beyond.
What We Believe
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
God the Father
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells within every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three equal persons, and that they execute distinct but harmonious roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are given new life by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all believers are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether it is the Conference or a district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.
The Last Thing
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal life of the righteous, and the condemnation of the wicked.