Our community finds a shared vision in the instruction of Micah 6:8. We seek to shape our identity and purpose in light of these instructions:
“do justice…” God is decidedly against injustice, so we seek to be as well. We work towards this end by being a missional presence in our community;
providing supplies, service, and care to our oppressed, underprivileged, and marginalized neighbors.
“love kindness…” Jesus urged his followers to be known by their love. We do our best to exemplify this command by being relational
and recognizing the importance of authentic and loving human connection.
“walk humbly…” We don’t have all of the answers. And fortunately for us, we were never meant to. We do believe that God is sufficient
in all things though, and that he reveals truth in many different ways. While we think that the most complete example of truth is
found in the person of Jesus, we believe that all truth is God’s truth. So, whether it is found in various fields of study,
or in different cultures and perspectives, we are committed to humbly seeking truth together.
Community Events offer chances for the whole church to gather together in fellowship. We host a monthly community meal specifically to that end. We also gather for outside activities like hiking, beach trips, and Dodgers games – small manifestations of our drive to be relational.
Men’s Ministry sets up monthly opportunities for men of all ages at Central Avenue Church to get together, usually centering on food and a short teaching.
Women’s Ministry offers monthly opportunities for women of all ages to connect with one another and grow together in life and faith.
We are committed to providing frequent opportunities to serve the poor and marginalized in our community and we partner with local ministries in order be God’s hands and feet in this world. We are committed to helping those with the most basic needs through our care kit ministry. But our care for those in need does not end with the homeless. We are also committed to addressing the real physical needs of those within our worshiping community, and to caring for our world.
We are convinced that it is when we reach out in humble acts of service to our neighbors that the love of Christ is most vividly put on display.
Media and Sound Ministry
Leadership at Central Avenue Church
We are a priesthood of believers who recognize that the gifts and attributes of leadership
are found among many different people – not just the ones with microphones.
Some of the leaders that help to organize current ministry areas are:
Laren Olson – Men’s Ministry
Luda Olson – Children’s Ministry
Melody Daily – Elder/Women’s Ministry
Erin Willis – Recovery and Support Ministry
Jake Daily – Elder
Collin Wedel – Elder
Abe Scheurmann – Elder
Bob English – Associate Pastor
Charis Wedel – Worship and Arts
Max Wedel – Pastor of Worship and Arts
Aaron Van Voorhis – Preaching Pastor
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