New to Central?
Welcome, we would love to have the opportunity to connect with you! Hopefully the information below will be helpful to you, if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to let us know.
New Berlin: 9:30 AM
Springfield: 10:45 AM
Our downtown Springfield, Illinois, campus and Children’s House Daycare are located directly across 4th Street from the Governor’s Mansion.
Our New Berlin, Illinois, campus is located next to the Sangamon County Fairgrounds on Birch Street.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We are one church in two locations, with campuses in Springfield and New Berlin, IL. Together, we are a church family loving God, loving people, and serving the world in Jesus’ name. All are welcome to worship with us.
Parking is available at both locations. Sometimes the Springfield campus parking lot fills up, but parking is available along the street, in the Illinois Bar Association’s parking lot on East Jackson Street, the Illinois Community College parking lot directly next to the Illinois National Bank building, and in the parking lot across from the INB building on South 4th Street between East Capital Avenue and East Jackson Street.
Our nurseries are located on the first floor of each building. Our well-trained and experienced child care workers and paid staff are eager to care for and spend time with children. We also have Sunday School classes (beginning at 9:15) available for Pre-K children through high school students at our Springfield campus. Classes for Pre-K through 5th grade children at the Springfield location can be found on the second floor, while middle school and high school students meet on the third floor.
When you worship with us, we want you to feel comfortable and to be who you are. There is no dress code at Central.
When you visit our church you are our guest. Our members and regular worshipers participate in a financial offering during the worship services, but this is not expected of our guests.
Our desire is to be a church that helps people know and experience God in a meaningful way. If there is anything that we can do to help you on your life and faith journey, please let us know.
We believe that it is important for Christians to worship together on a regular basis. By placing a priority on public worship, we not only express our love for God, we also fall deeper in love with God. Worshiping together as God’s chosen people also provides the opportunity to celebrate God’s story publicly, proclaiming the glorious works of God to the world around us and to those who are present with us in the worship service.
The weekly worship service is a great entry point to the church and to a faith relationship with Jesus Christ. The weekly worship service is also important for the spiritual growth of those who already live in a relationship with Jesus. Whether you are new to the community, seeking to understand more about Jesus, or desiring to grow as a Christian, we invite you to join us for worship. For those who are not able to be present with us in one of the services, we provide a weekly podcast of the sermon or teaching message each week.
If you feel gifted and called to serve in worship ministry, please contact Mary Ellen Sharp, associate pastor, or Josh Sabo, lead pastor. Some examples of ways to serve in worship ministry include singing with the worship band or choir, playing an instrument, reading Scripture, volunteering as an usher, running sound and/or media, etc.
Our Springfield Campus is located at 501. S 4th St. Springfield, IL 62701.
At the downtown Springfield campus, we gather to love God in worship on Sunday mornings at 10:45 AM. Sunday school at the Springfield location is for all ages, children – adults. Classes are held prior to our worship service at 9:15 AM. Nursery care is available during both the worship service and Sunday school. Our Springfield building is located on the corners of 4th and Jackson Streets, across from the Governor’s Mansion.
We also operate a great daycare in Springfield. Check out our Children’s House Daycare online!
NEW BERLIN CAMPUS
Our New Berlin campus is located at 600 W. Birch St. New Berlin, IL 62670.
We gather each Sunday in New Berlin to love God in worship at 9:30 AM followed by Sunday School at 10:30 AM. We have a nursery available. If you have any questions, please let us know.