Inviting people to be involved in God's redemptive story in our lives and in our community.
First off, what does 'Centric' actually mean?
This idea of being centric came about as we defined the values that would guide our ministry efforts in Apache Junction. As we developed our values, we kept coming back to three main ideas:
Without hesitation, we resolved that we were simply Centric Church. For more information on our 'Three Centric values click here.
So, what are we trying to do?
As we wrestled to understand what Centric's purpose was in Apache Junction, the idea of “involvement” became a prevailing theme. It is easy for Christians and churches to become fixed structures within a community. We know that this stationary position is neither what the Church in the Bible modeled, nor is it an effective long-term solution for serving our world. We seek to be a church that is highly involved in Apache Junction.
As a result of our involvement in the community, we aim to foster an environment that invites people to walk with us in God’s redemption. We want people to recognize that, even as so-called 'Christians,' we are broken people, and in our brokenness, we look to Jesus for our sense of direction.
He's the bee's knees.
We believe that everything starts with God. We believe that the one true God is the Creator of heaven and earth and is the one whom saves us. We believe that God is Triune, which is just a fancy way of saying that God consists of himself (God), Jesus (the Son), and the Holy Spirit.
About the Holy Spirit
He is actually with us, and not in a creepy way.
God is always present. His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He, and only He, guides believers into all truth and redemption in Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and walks through life with us, making us more and more like Christ.
About The Bible
It's actually relevant and worthwhile.
We believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God. We believe that its contents were written by humans under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible was written within various contexts, and that understanding of these contexts is paramount in applying God's Word to our daily lives.
About Jesus Christ
He gave and continues to give us life.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was both God and man. He is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life in complete communion with God, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. We believe the Bible clearly teaches that all believers follow the biblical command to be baptized by water, and strive to daily live faithfully committed to Christ. That's not necessarily without struggle, though.
About The Church
It not only has a mouth; but, more importantly, it has hands and feet.
We believe that God has individually equipped us to achieve His purpose in this world, which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live. We believe it is the Church's responsibility to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual change in the lives of others. We realize that imperfect people make up the Church; therefore, it's not a perfect institution apart from God, but it tries its hardest.