The Center Church Blog
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. (1 Cor. 12:12-14)
Why a Center Church Blog?
There are many good, God-exalting, Christ-centered blogs written by men and women who are committed to equip the church with articles on any given number of theological and practical topics. While we do understand you may already have your “go-to” blog spots bookmarked on your web browser, we wanted to create a place for the people of Center Church to be encouraged by writings by the people of Center Church.
As members of a local church, we are all gifted in unique ways. These giftings are both given to us and used by God for the express intent of encouraging one another and building his church. Some possess the ability to teach the word of God by connecting scripture to what God is doing in the lives of his people or in the world. Some are led to encourage weary-hearted believers to trust Jesus in hard times. Some show an intense capacity to love their neighbor or those whom society shuns. Whichever way God has gifted the men and women of Center Church, we thought it would be helpful to provide another avenue to display these giftings - in this case, through a blog.
What to Expect?
Our desire is to post relevant content that is steeped in the truth of Scripture, content which is aimed at the people of Center Church. To this end, the Center Church blog will contain articles on topics such as Christian identity, worship, the spiritual disciplines, and finding hope through suffering to name a few. There may also be interviews of church members, book reviews, and testimonies shared to encourage the church. The posts will be short and intended to help the reader see Jesus clearly.
Take Up and Read!
Augustine famously wrote in his Confessions of how he was urged to read the gospels (and was eventually saved!) by hearing a child cry out “Take up and read!” Center Church, our hope is that through the articles, interviews, book reviews, and other posts on the Center Church blog, we would all take up and read and, as a result, be moved to read our Bible more, to see Jesus more clearly, and to love him more deeply. Center Church, let’s take up and read!