On Sunday, August 30, we’re hosting a FREE LUNCH for newcomers looking to get plugged in and meet some of our Central staff and attendees. The event is from 12:15pm to 1:15pm in the Hearth Room (any person with a red lanyard can help you find the way!), and along with a meal, you’ll get to connect with others and learn a little more about Central. Childcare IS provided after the lunch portion of our time together. You can CLICK HERE or visit centralsf.org/connect to sign up.

Have you been wanting to experience meaningful community? Do you have the ability to make people feel welcome? Do you know how to read? Then you just might be a great candidate to lead a new LifeGroup! In late September we’re launching a six-week series called “Below the Surface” and during that time, we want EVERYBODY at Central to have a chance to participate in a LifeGroup. In order to do that, we need a bunch of new leaders for new groups. Feel unqualified? We’ll train you! Afraid of commitment? It’s only six weeks! Sick of all these questions? OK, we’ll stop! Please email [email protected] if you’re interested.

The men’s Conquer Series provides a safe place for hope and healing to process their life story: learning how family of origin, traumatic experiences, and wounding messages impact relationships. The 10-week series helps educate and equip men through small group resources leading the way in the battle for sexual integrity in the church. Pure Desire groups help you discover how to break free of denial and face the truth before God and others.
We will have two different group options for our upcoming Conquer Series sessions:
  • Tuesdays at 6:30am (for the early birds) | Central’s Family Life Center (FLC), Room 167
    • Meeting dates are July 21 & 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, and September 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Thursdays at 7:00pm (regular class schedule) | FLC, Room 167
    • Meeting dates are July 23 & 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, and September 3, 10, 17, 24

Please choose only one of the two groups to participate in. Limit of 12 men per group. Books and materials cost is $50 (due by cash or check upon start of groups).

For more details or to sign up, visit centralsf.org/conquer.

Central has a new app that works with our new church database software. The app will let you connect with your LifeGroup, register for upcoming events, pre-check your kids in to Kid Central, and more—all from your phone!
Here’s what you do to download the app and start using it today:
  1. Download the Church Center app via the Apple Store or Google Play store.
    • Type “Church Center” in the search box and select the app with the icon in the image above.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Select “Central Church Southwest Campus.”
  4. Enter your phone number.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  6. You are officially on the Church Center app platform! Be excited.
If you have questions or issues, email [email protected].


For volunteers, we are also asking you to download the Planning Center Services app, which lets you see your volunteer schedule, your family’s volunteer schedule, submit blockout dates, and more. This will be one of the key ways we partner with our church volunteers moving forward, so we strongly encourage you to download the app if you’re a volunteer.
Here’s what you do to download the Services app and start using it today:
  1. Download the Planning Center Services app via the Apple Store or Google Play store.
    • Type “Planning Center Services” in the search box and select the app with the icon in the image above.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Click “Need a password?”
  4. Enter your email address or phone number and click “Send code.”
  5. Enter the code and click “Continue.”
  6. Create your password.
  7. Congratulations! You are now in the Services app! Thanks for partnering with us as volunteers at Central.

We’re excited to announce that you can now watch Central Church on TV! We’re broadcasting on the CW (channel 13.2 in Sioux Falls) at 10:30am each week. If watching online at 9:30am isn’t a convenient option for you, we hope you’ll check it out on TV weekly at 10:30am.

Central now has a parenting podcast called Training Wheels. In the podcast, Pastor Jeff (and occasional guests) will offer tips and insights to help parents give spiritual guidance to their kids. If you’re ready to get practical advice on raising your children to know and follow Christ, listen on iTunes at centralsf.org/twitunes, on Spotify at centralsf.org/twspotify, or on our website at centralsf.org/podcasts!

PLEASE NOTE: Training Wheels is currently taking a brief hiatus as our team navigates the new challenges of the COVID-19 situation. We will be sure to share when we begin posting new episodes again!


We’re seeking to add people to our team of ushers who want to make the Worship Center a welcoming and inviting space during the 11:00 service. Our ushers are an incredibly valuable team of people who help make our weekend services happen! For more details on ushering at 11am (or just ushering in general), contact Connections Director Haley Wiggers at [email protected].
Our communion ministry team is looking for more people to add to the team for prep, setup, cleanup, and servers! This is a simple way to get involved and contribute to something very meaningful and sacred. If you’re interested and want more information, contact Haley Wiggers at [email protected].
Need a personal Bible Study pick-me-up? Need new curriculum for your LifeGroup? Want to start doing family devotionals? We’ve got just what you need. Central has a church-wide subscription to RightNow Media, dubbed the “Netflix for Christian Bible Study.” You can stream video content from a huge variety of sources, from Francis Chan to VeggieTales. All for free. It’s our gift to you. Click the image above to watch the video, then visit centralsf.org/rightnowmedia to access your subscription.

Central is always looking for talented photographers who occasionally want to use their gifts to serve the church during weekend services and special events. If the idea of capturing the life of Central through photos excites you, just fill out a brief questionnaire at centralsf.org/photoapp. We can’t wait to get you plugged in!