We aim to see the entire eastern Fraser valley transformed by the gospel for the glory of God and good of all people.
Help us plant campuses and reach the eastern Fraser valley with the gospel by giving “Above & Beyond” throughout the month of September.
Central has an audacious Kingdom-oriented vision. Our goal is to see the eastern Fraser valley transformed by the Gospel. Everything we do at Central is geared towards this goal. Central is one church in five locations with a singular purpose: reaching people for Jesus.
In Exodus 33:15 Moses said to God, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” We believe God is in this, His presence is with us, and He will supply all we need to go where He leads. As a church, each one of us are conduits of the very resources required for the task at hand.
This September we will launch our Harrison Campus, our fifth gospel centre in the eastern Fraser Valley. Planting this campus has required an “all in” commitment in terms of prayer, planning, staffing, sending, going, and renovating the building gifted to us. Some 50 individuals have given themselves to forming the base team in Harrison with the goal of reaching the community for Jesus. Our goal is to make the Harrison building an effective gospel outpost for decades to come. Renovations have been under way for some time thanks to a significant gift from our friends at Northview Community Church. We are now asking Central to press in with the same kind of Kingdom-oriented generosity in order to complete the renovations and see this new work flourish as we reach further into the eastern Fraser valley.
Our campus in Harrison, as well as Lake Errock serve as the only churches in their respective communities. The flood back in November devasted the basement of our Lake Errock building and while remediation is well under way, we are about halfway to completing repairs and still require a substantial investment to finish what we have started.
By God’s grace, both buildings were gifted to us and have no mortgages on them. That said, it is our responsibility and desire to steward them well for the sake of the gospel, utilizing them for community events, children and adult discipleship, and Sunday gatherings.
From September 4th to September 31st Central will hold an “Above and Beyond Campaign.” The goal of this campaign is to raise funds to complete these two projects, and invest in a couple key capital projects for the Chilliwack Campus (the third campus building we own). Our goal is to raise $200,000 in the month of September over and above our ministry budget.
As a Great Commission church we recognize that Jesus calls us all to participate. It is our hope that God would move you to invest in this Kingdom work above and beyond your usual commitment to the ministry of Central. Please consider giving to this capital campaign that will serve as a catalyst in our goal of reaching the eastern Fraser valley with the gospel.
In a church of our size there are many who are able to give extravagantly while others are only able to contribute a small amount. God is glorified by joyful generosity, whatever the amount. We are grateful for whatever gift you are able to contribute, big or small.
Giving to the Above and Beyond campaign can be accomplished by designating your giving on an offering envelope, using our online and Central App giving options, or by writing 'Above and Beyond' on your cheque. It is our conviction that God has provided Central with all that she needs to accomplish all that God has in mind for us to accomplish. Prayerfully consider how God would have you partner in our desire to be faithful to God’s work.
Talk about the Above & Beyond campaign in your home and bring it to God in prayer. Study these passages of Scripture and ask the Lord how He is calling you to participate:
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce
And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
“…their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means of their own accord.”
2 Corinthians 8:2-3
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
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