Read the Bible with us!
We believe that the bible tells the one true story of the world - a story that leads to Jesus. And since at Central, Jesus is central, it means that it's well worth reading. But we know that reading the bible can be pretty tough - so why not do it with us, and stick to a plan?!? That's what we're doing in 2024, and we invite you to do with us. Check out the plan, insights, resources, and more at the link below.
Talking About on Sundays
Between the Trees
Trees. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of years old. They’ve seen a lot. Imagine the stories they could tell. As it turns out, trees feature prominently in the story the Bible tells, and in fact, between a few of those trees - the whole story of the Bible can be told. That’s what this series is all about - as we go “Between the Trees: the story of scripture & the 5 trees that tell it”!
Our Most Recent Sermons
February 25, 2024
How is God’s blessing supposed to be spread throughout all of the world? How is the Kingdom of God supposed to work? How does it grow? And what is our role in all of it? That’s what we explore as we dig into the 5th tree from our Between the Trees series.
February 18, 2024
In Paul’s letter to the Galatians, two verses tell the whole story in short – and it all revolves around a tree. What was it that God accomplished through the cross of Christ, and how does it end in restoring the blessing?
February 11, 2024
We were made for abundant life, but we’ve forfeited it away. We’ve gone from being filled with blessing, to up to eyes in curse. So what is God to do? How will God reverse the curse, and restore the blessing? It’s what the people of God – Israel, and the whole Old Testament – is all about. Hear it all here!
A bit about us
Who are we?
Central Baptist Church is an intergenerational congregation in the heart of Atlantic Highlands, NJ – that has been here for over 125 years. We are not a perfect people, but we’re a warm, kind, and generous community. We’d love for you to join us and ‘come and see’ for yourself.
We blend contemporary and traditional elements of worship into our services; preserving our faith history while embracing new traditions in worship. We love kids, and are excited to be growing our kids programs. We are affiliated with the American Baptist Churches – New Jersey and the American Baptist Churches – USA.
What matters here?
What is ‘central’ at Central? Jesus. He is our center, as we seek to live our lives by faith in him, to be known by the way we love like him, and to echo him by being a voice of hope in the world. This is what matters here at Central.
Why are we here?
We are here because we believe that Jesus Christ is the hope of the world – a world that God so deeply and profoundly loves – and through churches like ours, God shares his love with the world. So we are here to share his love, to bear witness to his amazing grace, and as he calls us to, to love our neighbors.
Central Learns is an after school program that we are excited to launch, providing space for kids K-12 to come and get homework help, tutoring, and enrichment by former educators and other skilled volunteers. Starting in February of 2024, it is every Wednesday from 3-5PM, and is free for all. Register and find out more details using the link below.