Let us all stop for just a moment and reflect on everything God has done through His church, His people, in 2013. It is easy to get caught up in the here and now and forget the milestones He has brought us through; 2013 was full of faithstretching times, victories and hardship, but through it all we can have confidence in knowing our Lord is in control. As we reflect, let us remember the joy of seeing new believers confessing Christ through baptism and marriages that have been restored. Let us also remember that because of what Christ has done through the cross,
HIS LOVE COMPELS US TO GENUINELY LOVE OTHERS AND FAITHFULLY FOLLOW HIM IN WHATEVER HE CALLS US TO. The
experience of being with Him is what drives everything we do, whether it be reaching out to those in need, cultivating healthy communities, or sharing biblical truth. Itâ€™s only because of Jesus that anything we do matters. In this 2013 Year in Review, we want to share how God has been at work in our church in the last year and why weâ€™re excited for what He has in store for 2014.
OVER 1300 ADULTS IN LIFE GROUPS
SOUL MATE LIVE DATE NIGHT SINGLES SKI TRIP
WORD CAMPUS LAUNCHES
ONE STUDENT MINISTRY D-NOW WEEKEND
CENTRAL OUTDOORS BEAST FEAST
With a passion to reach the north side of town Central launches Word Campus, our 3rd campus. Starting in FLC with 120 people & led by pastor Jamar Andrews.
Over 300 students spent a weekend worshiping the Lord with their friends and hearing about how they could REBEL from the world during D-Now.
More than 900 hunting enthusiasts attend Central Outdoors BeastFeast. Ronnie Hill shares the message and 35 accept Christ.
JOURNEY CAMPUS SETUP & TAKE DOWN
EASTER ACROSS 3 CAMPUSES MERCY MINISTRY PRC HAS SEEN 17 CHOOSE NOT TO ABORT
SPRING BREAK MISSION TRIPS
STAFF PRAYING FOR CHURCH MEMBERS EVERY TUESDAY
Journey campus volunteers continue to wake up before dawn and stay well after lunch to keep reaching families & college students with a mobile campus at ASU.
Spring break means mission trips. This year our Jr. & Sr. High students spent the week helping at our Word Campus, while college students headed to Spokane and Canada to share the gospel.
Easter brings our largest attendance with 5313 across all campuses. We offered 9 service opportunies to allow room for people to hear about our risen Savior, Jesus.
PDO ART SHOW
TAKE THE NEXT STEP BUILDING CAMPAIGN MARRIAGE RETREAT
DOWN BY THE CREEK BANK MUSICAL
BABY DEDICATION May
26 couples attended our marriage retreat at Camp Paron. Praise the Lord multiple marriages were restored.
More than $4 million was committed to build a new Journey Campus facility and begin the childrenâ€™s wing expansion on the Central Campus.
In an intimate setting over 30 babies were dedicated as family and friends surrounded each child and prayed specifically for them and their parents.
SERVED DINNER TO OVER 250 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS VB S AT ALL CAMPUSES STUDENTS MISSION ARLINGTON
JR. HIGH CENTRIFUGE CAMP
9 MISSION TEAMS WENT INTO THE FIELD
Facebook fans in 45 countries surged to over 4,300, up more than 3,100 in 12 months.
Colossal Coaster World VBS kicked off at all 3 campuses in June seeing 1,000 kids attend and 22 salvations.
Students spent a week in Nicaragua sharing the gospel, many students sharing for the first time. The team was able to see 1,539 Nicaraguans confess faith in Christ that week.
Two praises from the 9 trips that went out in June McPherson Womenâ€™s Prison team saw 25 decisions for Christ & in Haiti, 6 were baptized.
“After preaching for 9 minutes from Matthew 7, seeing 30 students stand up during an invitation and give their lives to Christ.” BLAKE
“Leading worship with my son Will and Trey Cooper at a town square crusade in Nicaragua where many were saved.” JEFF
“Watching a husband break down in tears, in my office, as he shares with his wife that he is ready to commit his life to Jesus.” BOBBY
“Hearing students pray for their friends to become followers of Christ every Wednesday night before Collide.“
2013 memories staff
KATIE “Seeing a picture of my son, Hunter, in front of a classroom in South Africa, sharing Christ, & seeing my daughter, Haven, baptized . . . ‘The Lord is so Faithful.“
“Two of my favorite 2013 memories were baptizing my daughter, Carson, and being led in worship by my daughter, Camryn, at Journey Campus Collide.” DAN
“Going from classroom to classroom sharing the gospel with students in Nicaragua.” SPENCER
“Watching Lynn Dowdy sacrificially take care of the Prayer Room week after week.“ GENE
“Watching the kids in Explore hear, remember, and understand how the stories of the Bible fit into God’s story of salvation in Christ.“ MATT
“Experiencing the church planting movement in India!“ LARRY
“Seeing students come to faith in Christ, and grow deeper in their relationship with Christ“
“Our Life Group growing in the fullness of the gospel . . . we’re seeing that the gospel is not only for our afterlife but also for every aspect of our present life.” MAGEN
LOVE OUT LOUD SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
CENTRIKIDS CAMP BIG STUFF HIGH SCHOOL CAMP July
Students spent a week in Panama City Beach. They experienced a time of renewal and re-energizing. This week changed the lives of many, and one student came to faith in Christ through the trip.
CENTRAL ON KAIT AND ONLINE July
More than 30,000 online video views & an average of 30,000+ viewers each month on our KAIT Sunday morning program.
11 MISSION TEAMS SENT OUT
REFUGE SERVICE LAUNCHES IN FLC
800+ STUDENTS AT THE BIG LUAU AUG
Team evangelized Malawi villages & over 1,000 decisions with 950 continuing in Bible study. Three churches were started & a well serving 2,500 people was given.
Because of our already packed out 11am service, a new service was started in our FLC. The Refuge service launched in August and is averaging over 275 worshippers.
384 KIDS INVOLVED IN EXPLORE & NEW EMERGE PRETEEN MINISTRY
ASU MOVE IN
841 IN ATTENDANCE AT THE JOURNEY CAMPUS
CENTRALBAPTIST.COM WEBSITE TRAFFIC CENTRAL ASU TAILGATES
SOLD OUT THIRD DAY CONCERT
STUDENT MINISTRY SPLITS COLLIDE
CALEB MT. CLIMBERS LUNCH
Blessing families by helping ASU students move in is a tradition at Central. This year we had 500+ volunteers and a slew of emails from thankful parents.
We have had over 85,000 visits to our website, and nearly 6,000 CBC App downloads. Our website is the first thing most people check out before ever visiting our church gathering.
In the fall, Collide began meeting on all 3 campuses. Because of this our average attendance in 2012 was 163. Now the average is 231, a 70% increase. Our largest Collide had 346 students. Student Life Groups also averaged 259.
PRESCHOOL STARTED WEE WORSHIP
73 ADULTS IN LIFE GROUPS AT WORD CAMPUS
MOTHER/SON DATE NIGHT
WOMENS MINISTRY MOCHA MONDAY EMPOWERED 1:8
JOURNEY CAMPUS BEAM SIGNING
ARCHIE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF AR BAPTIST CONVENTION
COLLEGE RISING OUTGREW THE LOFT
FALL FESTIVAL Nov
Over 500 people from Central have gone on a mission trip in 2013;142 were first timers. During our Empowered 1:8 mission emphasis, hundreds have committed to pray, give, and go in 2014.
In 2013, the Rising college ministry has doubled in size, averaging 250+ each week. Because of this growth, they have moved from the Loft to the FLC. Over 50 have confessed Christ in 10 months.
Around 3,000 adults and children attended the Central Campus Fall Festival and close to 300 at the Word Campus. 200 of the families indicated they donâ€™t attend a church.
90 STUDENTS SERVING IN VARIOUS MINISTRIES
SERVED LUNCH TO 75+ VETERANS & FAMILIES
3RD ANNUAL ARCHIE AWARDS GIVEN OUT TO STAFF MEMBERS Dec
November 3 was our largest attendance, outside of Easter, with more than 3,500 in attendance across all 3 campuses.
Over 1,000 first time guests have visited Central (654 at Central, 400 at Journey, & 67 at Word); 400+ have joined and 2,000+ connections have been made.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Looking back on 2013, we are incredibly grateful for everything that God has done, but we’re also mindful that apart from Jesus, what we do means nothing. Our vision for this new year is to continue to make it all about Him. After He rose again, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” In line with this command, God has given us a passion for discipleship. So
OUR DESIRE FOR 2014 IS TO EQUIP THE CHURCH TO GLORIFY GOD IN THIS CITY AND AROUND THE WORLD BY THE POWER THAT ONLY HE SUPPLIES.
SR. PASTOR DR. ARCHIE MASON