We at Central Baptist strive to be the presence of Christ
for our community, our state, our country, and our world;
to be the good news of God’s love by our actions and not just our words;
to seek and serve those who are oppressed and marginalized;
to live our lives in light of the divine image placed within each human.

As disciples, we are ever seeking to participate in what God is doing, locally and globally. Opportunities for serving in creative ways abound. For more about any of our mission opportunities, contact Abigail Pratt.

CBC’s Mission Ministries

Broken Loaves Food Ministry
The mission of this food pantry ministry is to provide food to those in living in the Chesterfield County area who are unable for various reasons to obtain sufficient food for themselves or their families. The pantry is open every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to noon and all clients are referred to us through our ministry partner CCHASM. To seek assistance, please contact CCHASM at 804-796-2749.

Disaster Response Ministry
This newly developing ministry has grown from the desire to offer ourselves in response for relief from the ongoing catastrophic events of our state our and nation. Resulting from years of mission trips to the Gulfport area following Hurricane Katrina and for the Appalachian area from tornado damages, this group of volunteers are training to expand their assistance to our neighbors in need.

El Salvador Church PartnershipEl Salvador Missions at Central Baptist Church in Chesterfield, Virginia
Located at the heart and bustle of the town of Zacatecolca, El Salvador, is Christian Community Baptist Church; a vibrant congregation serving the needs of any who are drawn to them. Central Baptist partnered with this young congregation in 2007, and as we have shared in service together we have also learned from each other; providing care and hope to a hurting world.

This quiet ministry of ladies meet on alternate Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to knit, fellowship, and pray over the shawls in progress. The completed shawls are then offered to individuals who have special needs or callings in their life. Recently, the Love-N-Stitches ladies delivered 66 of these special shawls to the Thomas Johns Cancer Wing of Johnston Willis Hospital.

Providence School Partnership
In our call to be the presence of Christ toward our community, Central has partnered with Providence Elementary School in Chesterfield County, to provide support for the teachers and students. From school supplies, to reading and classroom volunteers, we are investing in the education and future of our neighbors.

Age Ministry Mission Opportunities

Friends of the Homeless—Joy Ministry
A mission opportunity of our “Just Older Youth” ministry, volunteers meet every 5th Wednesday, and in partnership with Richmond Friends of the Homeless, they prepare and serve lunch for a large gathering of area homeless.

Mission Madness—Youth Ministry

Passport Youth Camps—Children & Youth Ministries

Seasonal Mission Opportunities

This annual ministry offers a unique opportunity of service within our community as we provide shelter, food, and hope to a group of homeless persons. In cooperation with churches throughout Richmond, Central becomes home for one week each year for our CARITAS guests. (Winter)

CCHASM Thanksgiving Meal Offering
In partnership with fellow CCHASM congregations, this annual food drive provides complete meal packages for several thousand families who are less fortunate during the holiday season. (Fall)

Missions at Central Baptist Church in Chesterfield, VA

Coats for Christ
“and they laid their cloaks before him…” As we enter Holy Week, our children’s ministry invites everyone to bring new or gently used clothing items during the morning worship service on Palm Sunday to be offered before God. They are then given to a local distribution center for those in need. (Spring)

Shoeboxes for Standing Rock
Partnering with Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV), we collect small boxes of toys, school supplies, and personal items for children of Standing Rock Reservation in the Dakotas. (Fall)

Community Care Partners

On Site Compassionate Care Meetings:
Alcoholics Anonymous —meets Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.
Narcotics Anonymous – meets Fridays at 8:00 p.m.

Meals on Wheels – We serve as the North Chesterfield distribution point for Meals on Wheels.

Our Location:
1500 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, Virginia 23236
(804) 794-8055