COVID-19 UPDATE

Update as of March 11, 2021

It has been a challenging past year as we have journeyed together through this pandemic. When this first started last March, not many of us would have accurately predicted the length and magnitude of how Covid-19 would impact our lives. We are so thankful for God’s faithfulness to Central, and we are also thankful for your personal commitment to your faith.

Today is a new day, and we want to communicate an update we are making to our Covid-19 protocols. Starting with services this weekend, March 13-14, masks or face coverings will no longer be required on our campuses. If you would like to continue wearing a mask or face covering, please feel comfortable doing so.

Our church family has shown great love to all throughout the year by putting others first and wearing masks at church. With the major decrease in exposure, restrictions in the state being lifted, and schools returning to-in person instruction, we empower you to make a personal decision as to whether or not you wish to wear a mask on campus as we worship and learn together.

As we look forward to what is next, we will continue to keep our facilities safe and healthy places for all to gather and feel welcomed. If you live near one of our physical campuses, but the time isn’t right for you to return to in-person services, please continue to be a part of our online campus community. Online services are offered on Saturdays at 5:00 PM, and Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 AM. Find out more about the online campus by visiting: www.centralaz.com/locations/online.

Thank you for the way you have honored one another these last months. May we continue to lead others to discover and fully own their faith in Jesus!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Update as of November 27, 2020

Church has certainly changed in the last year, but God hasn’t! We pray you are staying healthy, physically and emotionally, during this time. As we continue navigating changes as a church, our first priority is being a light in the darkness to all people, as Jesus calls us to do. We pray the measures we have taken provide you the opportunity to stay connected to church. If you desire to attend worship services in person, we want you to feel comfortable coming to our campuses, and have many safety measures in place. If you’re not comfortable meeting in person, we honor and respect that, and will continue offering our online services and community so you can participate from home. Either way, we would love for you to join us!

Please note: We are asking everyone first grade and older to wear a mask while on campus. It is necessary to bring your own. We have reduced our seating capacity in our Worship Centers, and we ask that you honor physical distancing recommendations by leaving a few chairs between yourself and those sitting around you.

SERVICE TIMES






Children’s Ministry will be offered during all in-person services. Central Student Ministry (CSM) is offered during the 11:00 AM in-person services. (Gilbert also has 9:30 AM CSM programming)

CAMPUS EXPERIENCE

You can expect incredible worship and teaching, excellent Children’s and Students ministries and more. Safety is a high priority, and we have put numerous protocols in place. We are excited to welcome you back to our physical campuses. A few changes you’ll notice are:

  • Staff and Servant Ministers wearing masks while on campus
  • Enhanced, and frequent, cleaning and sanitization
  • Added hand sanitizer stations throughout
  • Touchless experience. Make sure you download Central’s App prior to attending.
  • Check-in for Children’s, Students, and Serving will all be done through the app.
  • No-contact communion experience to include pre-packaged cups you can grab on your way into the Worship Center
  • Less chairs or rows available in the Worship Center so seating is spread out.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Update as of August 10, 2020

We are excited to announce our return to campus at each of our Central locations! Beginning August 16, we will meet in person on Sundays at 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM for our weekend worship services. We would love for you to join us!

Please note: We are asking everyone first grade and older to wear a mask while on campus. It is necessary to bring your own. We have reduced our seating capacity in our Worship Centers, and we ask that you honor physical distancing recommendations by leaving a few chairs between yourself and those sitting around you.

SERVICE TIMES







Children’s ministry will be offered during all in-person services. Central Student Ministry is offered during the 10:30 AM in-person services. (Gilbert also has 9:00 AM CSM programming)

CAMPUS EXPERIENCE

You can expect incredible worship and teaching, excellent Children’s and Students ministries and more. Safety is a high priority, and we have put numerous protocols in place. We are excited to welcome you back to our physical campuses. A few changes you’ll notice are:

  • Staff and Servant Ministers wearing masks while on campus
  • Enhanced, and frequent, cleaning and sanitization
  • Added hand sanitizer stations throughout
  • Touchless experience. Make sure you download Central’s App prior to attending.
  • Check-in for Children’s, Students, and Serving will all be done through the app.
  • No-contact communion experience to include pre-packaged cups you can grab on your way into the Worship Center

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Update as of June 23, 2020

Based on much prayer and consideration, we are postponing our return to campuses for in-person weekend services. As we hold plans loosely, we continue to pray for guidance as well as seek counsel from medical professionals on the best decisions. We are anxious to get back to on-campus gatherings, but we care more about the health and well-being of our community. We invite you to continue participating in worship through our ! Thank you for understanding and for remaining a strong part of our online community. We are encouraged the church never stops being the church!


Update as of June 7, 2020

We are excited to announce our return to campus at each of our Central locations! Beginning July 5, we will meet in person on Sundays at 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM for our weekend worship services. We would love for you to join us! We’ve prepared answers to the most common questions, and you can find those below.


Update as of May 20, 2020

Church! We are excited to share the date for our return to our campuses; July 5! For more details on what this will look like and how our leadership came to this decision, please watch the video message above from Lead Pastor Cal Jernigan.

In the meantime, we highly encourage you to continue to tune in and engage with our online weekly services. We also encourage you to start doing this together in your homes! Invite your friends, family, or life group over to enjoy a viewing party of church online together! If you aren’t in a life group yet, now is a great time to join one! Head over to centralaz.com/lifegroups for more information.

Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, & 12:00 PM
live.centralaz.com

Finally, church, we ask you to continue to serve people the way you’ve been serving people. You have loved our communities so well through this season and have been the epitome of what it means to be the Church. If you want to know what we’re talking about, check our weekly Central Good News show to see the impact you’ve had during this time.

This is truly what it means to live a life Made For More.


Update as of May 7, 2020

So... the current question floating around is, "When's the church going to reopen?" The problem with this question is it fails to appreciate the fact that during this pandemic the church never closed! You cannot close God's church! During the last two months, we have watched as people have come to faith, been baptized, served their neighbors, and invested their lives in the Kingdom! This is the church at its best under any situation!

The real question is, when will we move back to corporate worship in our buildings? While it is an appropriate question, it is a far more complicated question than it might appear. We have paid great attention to the wisdom and guidance of the White House, the Governor's office, and the CDC. All these have laid down guidelines based on data they have garnered. As we have processed this information, our Executive Board and Executive Staff have determined the path we will follow. We believe two crucial things must happen before we get back to corporate worship at Central.

We must be absolutely certain we can keep everyone safe (think children, the elderly, and the vulnerable).

We should open only when we know we can offer an experience up to Central's quality.

The graphic below shows our phased approach to gathering in person on our campuses, and we will follow this guide in the steps we take. Be advised we may not move at exactly the same pace as the government recommends. We may be a little behind their curve as we take the necessary steps to implement each phase.


Update as of March 20, 2020

We are excited to jump into a new series called Uncharted, as Cal leads us through these uncharted times we now find ourselves in. As Cal mentioned, during this season we are now an online church. What does this mean? Tune in online during your normal weekend service time, (or whichever time is best for you!)

Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, & 12:00 PM
YouTube.com/CentralChristianAZ

Our Student and Children's ministries have special weekend messages for your kids also! Subscribe to their YouTube channels at:
CSM Student Ministries
Children's Ministry

Don't forget to invite your friends to join you online. Now, more than ever in recent years, people need to hear about the hope we find in Jesus and how to navigate the fear that many are experiencing.

Stay connected with us throughout the week by following us online:
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See you this weekend!


Update as of March 13, 2020