Our Vision

Central’s Call…God’s Kingdom

In the winter of 2011, Central began to seek and renew a shared vision of God’s calling for us as a congregation.Vision Conversation at Central Baptist Church in Chesterfield, Virginia

After a series of congregational conversations, much work by the visioning team, and the guidance of the Center for Congregational Health, we presented the outcome of the vision process at a celebration on June 5th, 2011. The full report is known as Central’s Call…God’s Kingdom. 

We are now in the implementation phase of the vision journey. The implementation team meets on a monthly basis to plan and assess the activation of each initiative.

The vision is meant to be forward-looking – to that which God may be calling us, both today and in the future. For more information, contact any member of our ministry staff or our implementation team co-chairs, Betty Thompson and Mary Carol Jones.

The following strategic initiatives now guide our ministry:

WORSHIP: With God as our audience, Central will come together to celebrate being the people of God and will be sent out as the presence of Christ.

STEWARDSHIP: Central is a church in which every member is generous with their time, talents, and treasures.

DISCIPLESHIP: Central is a church in which every member is actively increasing in biblical literacy.

MISSIONS: Central is a church in which every member embraces a missional lifestyle in our homes, in our community, and in our world.

MINISTRY TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH: Central will be known in the community as the church that ministers to children, youth, and their families.

COMMUNICATION: Central is a church that communicates effectively and efficiently with its members and the community.

If you have a particular interest or want to know more about any of these areas, contact our minstry staff or a member of the Vision Implementation Team. There are many areas in which to serve; planning and learning conversations are being held in every area.

To receive a copy of the entire vision report, please contact the office.