Centre Church is making room for everyone to experience joyful, life-transforming connection to Jesus and his people. 

Core Values

The church is a people who find life through the truth of God’s word. Who live in a community built around authentic relationships and real connection. It is a people who welcome others, and invite them to come as they are. The Church is a place to bring your questions and engage with your doubts.

Of course, the church is also a part of the real world, a world full of selfishness, misunderstanding, and conflict. That means for the church to be its best we must pursue not only spiritual health, but emotional health. We must learn how to work through conflict and reconcile with one another. Real relationships take work, and the gospel gives us the resources to do that work.

Finally, the church makes a difference in the world. As a people saved by grace, we are motivated to show grace and mercy to the world around us. As a people who have been reconciled to God and one another through the cross, we desire to see the divisions in the world healed, and people brought together through works of compassion and the pursuit of justice.

We hope you will join us as we pursue this vision together by faith.

Essentials of Our Faith

All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these Essentials:

1. We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!

2. Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.

3. The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.

4. Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.

5. The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.

6. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth—personally, visibly, and bodily—to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).

7. The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).

Our theology is explained in greater detail in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

A Copy of the document can be found here.

Centre Presbyterian Church was organized in 1765 and is affiliated with the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church).

We belong to the Presbytery of the Central Carolinas

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