Believing the Best About Others

We all have trials and tribulations.  The things that most of us worry about statistically do not happen.  When something does however, it can be enough to cause one to feel emotionally and spiritually gutted.  This can occur if multiple problematic circumstances continue to occur.  It can cause one to solemnly think that they never[…]


Forgiveness is one of those ideas that’s really hard to talk about and even more difficult to really do.  Because at the heart of it it goes beyond the words you say to, well, the heart.  Jesus shares a story of the Unmerciful Servant in Matthew 18:21-35.  A man is forgiven an unimaginable amount and[…]


Minister Search

Central was founded in the 1960’s by a group of people who wanted a church that stood FOR something, not against everything. There are still original members who were at the first meeting, and descendants of first members here at Central. Over the years, we have encouraged racial and ethnic diversity; had a bus ministry[…]


Providence Network

Last Sunday it was announced that Denise and I would be moving to Denver to work with Providence Network. Providence Network has been working in transitional housing in Denver for 30 years. They currently have 4 properties and are adding a fifth. We will be the Directors of the new transitional home that is being[…]


The Mustard Seed

I LOVE parables! I bought a book of parables in college that challenged my thought process and my expected reality. A good parable presents really BIG ideas in small, bite size, and sometimes confusing stories that you can easily visualize. Jesus is the perfect example of how to tell a good parable. We’ll be looking[…]


“Thank You”

Dear Central Church of Christ, Thank you so much for your gift to help the people of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The most beautiful thing about your gift is that your gave it in the name of Jesus. Because of people like you, we are able to not only help people physically,[…]


Psalm 113: How Long?

It seems like the world is in a pretty chaotic time. There’s a lot of hurt and struggle, a lot of pain, a lot of hate. It’s during times like this that we can catch ourselves asking and wondering: How long, Lord. How could you let these things happen? When will you come through and[…]


Skate Night

Sunday, October 29th from 5pm-7pm At the Skate Ranch in Lufkin Everyone is invited!  Bring a friend and join us for games, treats, concessions, devo and skating.  Friendly costumes are welcome! ALL skaters must sign up in the Kids or Youth Wing, Angel Keepers or Foyer by Oct. 26 for free skating & snack.  Adult[…]


VBS 2017 (June 10th – June 14th)

Take an adventure with Buck Denver and friends! From VeggieTales® and What’s in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and developed in partnership with Kidzmatter, Galaxy Buck is a wild, galactic adventure that teaches kids a powerful lesson about trusting God with everything – even our dreams! Buck Denver has a dream to share the good news about[…]