Due to space constraints in our building, we are adjusting our social distancing options. Moving forward, we will be opening up our Worship Center seating fully and shifting our socially-distanced seating to our Oakwood Chapel during the 9:30 and 11:00am Sunday services. Our 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00am Sunday services will provide natural social distancing options due to having lower attendance in those services. We appreciate your understanding as we continue doing our best to provide a safe, dynamic worship experience for everyone at Central.

For the full details of our updated procedures, please watch the video below.

After following the same format for years, we’re taking Central U to another level: Sunday mornings, one class at a time, four weeks at a time. The first session begins March 7th at 9:30 in the Hearth Room. This class—The Enneagram & Jesus—is a gospel-based introduction to the Enneagram and its potential to help us understand our personality and experience more freedom in Christ.

For more details, visit centralsf.org/centralu.

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. More than 100 men from Central have gone through this 10-week series, which focuses on educating and equipping 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.
Here’s the info on our next session:
  • Saturdays at 8:00am | Central’s Family Life Center (FLC), Room 167
    • Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; and May 8

Group space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up. 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 or click here.

On January 11th, Pastor Jeff shared an update to the mask policy at Central. For the full details on expectations for mask-wearing, check out the video.

We’ve launched a Bible reading plan to go with our current sermon series, The Life. To participate, just visit centralsf.org/readingplan to pull it up online. Our hope is that you and your family will check this reading plan every week and grow together spiritually.

Central’s Recovery Ministry is ready to launch an online 12-step Christian recovery meetings for women. These meetings would be open for any woman who needs support overcoming her hurts or addictions. The group will meet throughout the year and folks can join in as needed. Meetings begin Dec. 2 and will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30pm. To sign up, contact Pastor Roger Anderson by text at 605-940-7426 or by email at [email protected]

As some of you know, Pastor Jeff leads a morning prayer on Facebook live every Monday-Friday at 8:00am. If you want to receive text message alerts a few minutes before prayer time starts, just text 345prayer to 94090. You’ll get one text message each morning with a reminder and a link to the Facebook page.

We recently launched something BIG in Kid Central! Level Up is a special ministry for our 4th and 5th graders. It provides custom programming to help our 4th and 5th graders stay plugged in as they transition between Kid Central and Student Central.

Level Up offers more of a youth group style feel, with large group games, relational ministry, and other awesome stuff to experience.

One thing is for sure: Level Up is NOT your normal Sunday school.

As Covid continues to be a challenge for people in our community, we want to make sure that every person at Central is safe and being cared for well. If you or a family member are sick or having to quarantine, please let us know what we can do to help. If you need any assistance at all please fill out a brief form at centralsf.org/covidhelp or contact our Outreach Pastor, Nathan Pruett, at [email protected]

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.