We are deeply committed to helping parents as they strive to raise their children in a way that brings God honor. We offer child dedication services as a special time of public ceremony and personal commitment when parents can promise to raise their child in the training and instruction of the Lord.

We’re excited to be celebrating our next child dedications on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29. To have your child dedicated, visit centralsf.org/dedications. And if you have questions, please email our Next Gen admin, Marianne Mergen, at [email protected].

Although COVID put a pause on this ministry last year, the Backpack Challenge is back! All of the backpacks have been picked up, so please remember that they must be returned no later than August 8. We are planning to pack 550 backpacks this year, so let’s see the impact God can make on our community through Central!

Central’s Intern Development Program is not just an internship—it’s a program designed with personal and professional development in mind. To put it bluntly, we’re not looking for interns to fill hours and perform grunt labor, we want leaders who desire to be challenged, grown, and invested in. If that description fits you or someone you know, visit centralsf.org/internship.

Do you want to intentionally deepen and rejuvenate your faith before heading back to college or work in the fall? If you do, Central’s Summer Discipleship Intensive Groups (DIGs) are for you. These groups are not for the faint of heart and require COMMITMENT, but you will leave changed and energized when you commit to the process. DIGs meet weekly for 6 weeks (June 13-July 18). Meeting days and times vary; you’ll list your availability during registration and be assigned a group accordingly. Cost is $10. If that’s at all an issue for you, please let us know! REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 13TH, so don’t wait to sign up at centralsf.org/digs.

Due to the arrival of summer, we’ve had a major drop in our Kid Central volunteer numbers. In order to provide safe, effective programming for our kids, we will need more volunteers to step up. If you’ll answer the call to serve for just a single service, email [email protected] and let us know. We’ve got spots available for both early childhood and elementary classes, and we’d love to get you plugged in as soon as you’re willing.

If you’re a college student or college aged and want to receive text updates, we’ve got you covered. Just text CollegeCC to (855) 221-4567. We’ll send occasional texts with updates on events as well as lunches (so you never have to worry about missing a free meal).