The Church Living with the End in Mind

In his second letter to Christians living as strangers in the present world, The Apostle Peter urges his readers to reject the influence of false teachers and hold fast to the virtues of their salvation. As we anticipate the Lord’s return, we continue to look and live higher up.


The 30 Core Competencies (CC) is a spiritual formation theology based around 10 Core Beliefs, 10 Core Practices, and 10 Core Virtues. Focusing on these beliefs, practices and virtues helps us to fulfill the biblical mandate to love God and love our neighbor. "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" – Luke 10:27

Before I Go

July 28 | Roger Sappington | 2 Peter 1:12-15

CC: Disciple-Making


The Pursuit of Spiritual Excellence

July 21 | David Daniels | 2 Peter 1:5-11

CC: The Holy Spirit


Batteries Included

July 14 | David Daniels | 2 Peter 1:1-4

CC: Salvation By Grace


God’s people find the way back by walking in the light, walking in love, and walking in the truth. 

Sometimes, the Christian can find themselves wandering—off course and away from the things of God. The danger, of course, is that “He who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead” (Proverbs 21:16). The short, but rich, New Testament books of 1, 2, and 3 John offer a reorientation.

Walking In The Truth

July 7 | Roger Sappington | 3 John 1-4

CC: Faithfulness

Walking In Love

June 30 | David Daniels | 2 John 4-6

CC: Love

Walking In The Light

June 23 | David Daniels | 1 John 1:5—2:6

CC: Jesus Christ


Looking, Living, and Longing for the Life To Come 

Christians are strangers in this world and, therefore, don’t look like this world. Our alien disposition can invite suffering, the consequence of being aligned with Jesus rather than our culture. In his letter to a church under pressure, the Apostle Peter encourages God’s people to live surprising, Christ-centered, and Kingdom-oriented lives as they look forward to the glory to come. Through this important book, the church today is reminded that we are not of this world and must look, live, and long for a life that is “higher up."

True Grace

June 16 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 5:12-14

CC: Grace

Dealing With The Devil

June 9 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 5:8-11

CC: Self-Control

Act Medium

June 2 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 5:1-7

CC: Humility

A Manual For Suffering

May 26 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 4:12-19

CC: Faithfulness

Preparing For The End

Student Sunday

May 19 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 4:7-11

CC: Love

Bear Cubs And Eagle's Wings

Mother's Day

May 12 | David Daniels | Numbers 11:12, Hosea 11:3-4, Deuteronomy 32:10-11, Hosea 13:8, Isaiah 49:15-16

CC: Personal God

Fed Up With Sin

May 5 | Roger Sappington | 1 Peter 4:1-6

CC: Love

When Jesus Is Lord (Part 2)

April 28 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 3:18b-22

CC: Single-Mindedness

When Jesus Is Lord (Part 1)

April 21 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 3:13-18a

CC: Jesus Christ

The Recipe for Happy Soup

April 14 | Roger Sappington | 1 Peter 3:8-12

CC: Kindness/Goodness

God's Design for Marriage

April 7 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 3:1-7

CC: Gentleness

Suffering Under Injustice

March 24 | Roger Sappington | 1 Peter 2:18-25

CC: Grace

Honoring Our King

March 17 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 1:13-17

CC: Kindness/Goodness


March 10 | David Daniels| 1 Peter 2:11-12

CC: Evangelism

Life On The Rock

March 3 | David Daniels| 1 Peter 2:4-10

CC: Church

Got Milk?

February 25 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

CC: Bible Study

The Carrot of Holy Living

February 18 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 1:17-21

CC: Jesus Christ

The Pursuit of Holiness

February 11 | Roger Sappington | 1 Peter 1:13-16

CC: Single-Mindedness

Living The Dream

February 4 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 1:10-12

CC: Jesus Christ

Salvation Joy

January 28 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 1:6-9

CC: Joy

Salvation Hope

January 21 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 1:3-5

CC: Hope

Stranger Things

January 14 | David Daniels | 1 Peter 1:1-2

CC: Salvation By Grace


Easter At Central

Our Good Friday Seder discovers Jesus the Messiah in the Jewish Passover Celebration. Enjoy an evening of teaching, worship, and a taste of the Passover elements in this very unique time together. Join us at 7 pm as we prepare our hearts to celebrate our Risen Savior through worship and teaching on March 31. Worship with us in a special celebration of Christ’s resurrection and the hope it gives all who believe.

More Beyond

March 31 | David Daniels | John 11:1-44

CC: Hope

Good Friday Seder

March 29 | David Daniels


God's New Year's Resolution

January 7 | David Daniels | 1 Samuel 9-10

CC: Personal God