Our goal is to develop students and young adults who are lifelong followers of Jesus Christ exhibited by being spiritual self-feeders and multipliers.

College Events and Info

The Details

College Central

College Central is a gathering for college-agers featuring weekly large group gatherings. The goal is to be a place where you can feel good about inviting friends who don’t know Jesus, but also grow in your own faith.

When do we meet?

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We meet Sundays from 6:00 to 7:30 in Central’s Hearth Room.

Where do we meet?

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Monthly gatherings: Hearth Room at Central Church.

Weekly small groups: Meet at various locations, you’ll be given specific meeting information when you sign up.

Do I have to be a college student?

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Short answer: no. College Central is open to both college students as well as non-students who are college-aged. And if you’re a little older than college-aged, our Young Adult ministry might be perfect for you.

Can I bring my friends?

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We would love for you to bring your friends. In fact, every time you don’t bring a friend, a puppy cries. Don’t make a puppy cry.


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If you have any other questions College Central, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] and we will get back to you!

Intern Development Program


Are you interested in exploring a call to vocational ministry? Wondering how your gifts can be used in the Kingdom of God? Central’s Intern Development Program is not just an internship—it’s a program designed with one thing in mind: YOUR DEVELOPMENT.

In our one-year development program, you’ll be fully integrated into our staff culture and given real responsibility and coaching to set you on a trajectory of passionate church involvement and a life set on following Jesus.

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, click the buttons below to check out our general job description and application pages.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are due on June 30 and a decision will be made by mid-July.

Other Details

  • Intern Development Program runs August-May, with a potential option to stay for the summer.
  • Interns receive a monthly stipend.
    Interns are expected to commit 10-15 hours/week (some hours may vary depending on ministry schedule).
  • Hours can be flexed to accommodate your schedule (some exceptions).
  • For specific questions, email Austin Arends.


Central Church’s Residency Program provides college graduates the experiential components of ministry, going beyond academic experience to provide a more practical application of ministry success.

The residency program helps shepherd aspiring ministry leaders by providing real ministry experience with oversight and guidance—personally, professionally, and spiritually.

To learn more about our Residency Program or to apply, visit or click the button below.


Austin Arends

College And Residency Director

Adam Barrett

Next Gen Pastor

Allison DeJong

Associate Worship Director, Next Gen

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