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If you are not a Christian, Central is a place where you can explore Christianity without pressure. If you are a Christian, it's a place where you can grow in grace and purpose. Wherever you are, wherever you have been . . . we welcome you.

You will find that Central is not the typical Baptist church. We

  • embrace a traditional style of worship.
  • are theologically moderate.
  • recognize that women, as well as men, may serve in leadership and pastoral positions.
  • exhibit loving respect for the diverse opinions of individual members.
  • embrace the belief that the individual is free to interpret the Bible for himself or herself, using the best study tools available to the individual.
  • are autonomous, though affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
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Advent IV, Sunday, December 24

The Sunday of Love

10:00 am - Worship Service

6:00 pm - Family Christmas Service

11:00 pm - Festival of Lessons and Carols, Chancel Choir with String Quartet

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Announcing Our New Associate Pastor to Students

steve cothran photo 250pxAfter an extensive search, we're thrilled to announce Rev. Steve Cothran as our new Associate Pastor to Students. Steve comes to Central with more than two decades of local church youth ministry experience, having most recently served for more than 15 years as the Associate Pastor of Students and Family Life at the First Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC.

Everyone who has met Steve has come away with the clear impression that he brings the perfect mixture of energy and experience to our staff, to our church, and most importantly to our student ministry.

Steve and his wife, Nancy, spent the weekend of December 17 at Central and were joyously welcomed. Steve will begin his full-time service with us on January 7.

Steve and Nancy come to us with a great track record of youth leadership in churches all over the Southeast, and their heart for working with students in the local church is second to none.

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Are you interested in summer camp for your kids?

It's hard to believe that we're already having to think about summer, but we need to know who is interested in going to PassportKids camp. Summer 2018 dates and location will be: July 26-July 29 at Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Children must have completed third grade through sixth grade to attend. The camp is open to both male and female participants. The cost will be $298 per child. Please contact Katie katienfaison@gmail.com and let her know if your child(ren) are interested.


Breakfast at Cracker Barrel

Each second and fourth Wednesday. No need to make reservations; just show up and enjoy the fellowship of your peers.


boy scout logo smallCentral Baptist is a proud Boy Scout sponsor. By clicking links below, you may download a number of Scout resources.

Welcome to BSA Troop 47
Scoutmaster Information
Troop Calendar
Troop Committee
Crossover Dues
Medical Form
Woodruff Camp Information Packet
Woodruff GPS
Directions to Woodruff
What to Bring to Camp
Fillable 2016 Woodruff Provisional . . .



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Ongoing Activities

Youth Prayer Breakfast and Devotional
Mondays, 7:15 am, Youth Building
Breakfast and devotional/prayer time. Transportation to local schools provided by Youth Ministry Team members.

Wednesday Night Bible Study
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Youth Building

Sunday Morning Bible Study
9:45 am, Youth Building
In upcoming weeks, the "Doctrine" series will continue as we examine what we believe about sin, salvation, worship, and the church. 

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the zookeepers wifeJanuary 8

"The Zookeeper's Wife"

Diane Ackerman

Katie Brady, Hostess
26 Sherwood Drive, Newnan, 7:15 pm

being mortalFebruary 12

"Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In the End"

Atul Gawande

Happy Green, Hostess
19 Willow Lane, Newnan, 7:15 pm

hallelujah anywayMarch 12

"Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy"

Anne Lamott

Hostess Needed

option bApril 9

"Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy"

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam M. Grant

Hostess Needed

the lemon treeMay 14

"The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East"

Sandy Tolan

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