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What In The World?
The Church. There aren’t too many ‘organizations’ that can cause so much hurt and confusion on the one hand, and so much hope and healing on the other. It’s gotten a pretty bad wrap for some pretty bad reasons, as well as a pretty bad wrap for some pretty good reasons. And yet at the same time, so many people miss the good it has done in the world, and the good it still has to do…the good that Jesus has called it together for. And so in our new series, that is the question that we will ask and answer: why the Church? Why did Jesus choose to continue to work in the world through people like us? Why do we exist? What is our purpose? What is our mission? Or, as the series is titled, “What in the World” are we here for?
Our Most Recent Sermons
January 29, 2023
Series: What In The World?
Book: 2 Kings
We have good news to share. Such good news – such earth shattering and world changing news – that if we kept it to ourselves, we’d be guilty beyond measure. And yet, that’s what we find ourselves doing again and again. Hear more about it in today’s message.
January 22, 2023
Series: What In The World?
In this message, we kick off the “What in the World?” series by looking at the big, big, big picture. From the beginning of the world until its end, what’s the purpose of the church in the middle of it?
January 15, 2023
Series: Rise Up And Build
The good old days are called that because they’re good. But what happens when the good old days get in the way of what God is doing now – of God’s good new days? Hear more about this in this powerful message as we wrap up our Rise Up & Build series.
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.