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Central U

Let the wonderful kindness and the understanding that come from our

Lord and Savior Jesus Christ help you to keep on growing. 2 Peter 3:18a (CEV) 

 

Every person needs to grow in knowledge, character, and behavior in order to maximize their God-given potential. Central is creating an adult learning environment to equip you with the how-to’s of spiritual growth and life skills -- regardless of your life stage, spiritual journey, or topical knowledge. We call it Central U.


Short-term classes taught by experts from our congregation. Taught by wise volunteers, Central University offers short-term courses covering a variety of life-changing skills. Discover personal launching points so you can grow and impact your family, your community, and your world for Christ.


Thursday evening classes begin February 8th at Central. Free babysitting will be provided for six weeks (ages birth through 3rd grade). Tuition is also free. However, certain classes may have a costs for books or manuals.


Please register online by February 5th. Space is limited, so don’t delay.

 

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Course Descriptions


 

How To Reach Your Oikos

Gain Learn practical evangelism skills that will help you share the gospel with people who are close to you but far from God.

 

Dusty Hoffman

6-week course: Thursday, February 8 - Thursday March 15

6:00-7:30pm


Dusty is passionate about the gospel and about helping people meet Jesus. A longtime Central member, Dusty is a Global Evangelism Strategist for Cru, the largest parachurch organization in the world.

 

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How To Engage with Culture: Jesus in the Secular World

Gain understanding of the secular mindset, learn effective Christian apologetics, and experience personal revival.

 

Aaron and Benjamin Pierce

6-week course: Thursday, February 8 - Thursday March 15

6:00-7:30pm


Growing up as missionary kids taught The Pierce Brothers to see the world through the eyes of a culture dominated by secularism and globalism. Both Aaron and Ben are missionaries with Steiger International, a worldwide mission organization that is called to reach out and disciple the Global Youth Culture for Jesus.

 

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How to Strengthen Your Marriage: Love and Respect

Crack the communication code between husband and wife in order to achieve a new level of intimacy. For engaged couples, those in marital crisis, or anyone wanting a healthier marriage.

 

Ron & Joyce Good

6-week course: Thursday, February 8 - Thursday March 15

6:00-7:30pm

Required materials: Love & Respect Workbook Available on Day 1.


The Goods are committed to helping couples grow. As marriage mentors, they have provided practical wisdom for a wide variety of couples.

 

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How to Strengthen Your Blended Family: The Smart Stepfamily

Gain tangible advice for solving the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships. (Open to married and engaged couples.)

 

Tom and Laurie Chaplin

5-week course: Thursday, February 8 - Thursday, March 8

6:00-7:30pm


The Chaplins have served at Central doing pre-marital, marriage enrichment, crisis, and individual counseling. Their experience and wisdom with blended families is second-to-none. 

 

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How To Strengthen Your Finances: Financial Peace University

Learn Biblical principles and practical methods for managing the money God has entrusted to you.

 

Noel and Jennifer Scheaffer

6-week course: Thursday, February 8 - Thursday March 15

6:00-7:30pm

Required materials: FPU Student kit, available on Day 1.


Long-time Financial Peace University facilitators, the Scheaffers have a heart for helping people make wise financial decisions.


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How To Understand Your Purpose:  S.H.A.P.E.

Find and fulfill your unique purpose in life based on how God has shaped you.

 

Neil Downey

6-week course: Thursday, February 8 - Thursday, March 15

6:00-7:30pm


A pastor, author, and mentor, Neil has been helping people grow in their faith for over 15 years. Neil serves as Pastor of Community Life, helping members of the Central family find out how they best fit in the body of Christ.

 

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How To Plan For Your Future: Next Level Finances

You've got a budget in place; now learn how to effectively steward your money for major events in the future.

Stan Graber and Keith Knobloch

6-week course: Thursday, February 8 - Thursday, March 15

6:00-7:30pm


Both financial professionals and committed followers of Christ, Stan and Keith sincerely want to help people use godly principles in order to be prepared for the next stages of life.

 

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