Centenary seeks to build community, both inside and outside of the church.
We are saints and sinners seeking to grow spiritually, to know and serve God and to support one another in this journey of life. We are followers of Christ and take seriously his teachings. We believe that everyone is a cherished Child of God worthy of respect, acceptance and love. Such were and are the teachings of Christ.
Our worship of God is genuine and passionate, whatever its form – sometimes traditional, sometimes not. In every worship service, whatever the style, we are open to meeting God and hearing what God wishes to say to us in that moment. Therefore, we anticipate and look forward to worship. In worship we experience God. Everything we do in the church flows out of this encounter with God. In worship God does surprising things.
We desire to be a community which reflects the grand diversity of the Kingdom of God, rich and poor, young and old, every color and condition. We actively seek to serve one another, and, with the grace of God, to positively impact the community around us. We believe that in community at its best, the privileged and the poor learn from and support one another.
Centenary is a place where we recognize that everyone has something to teach us. The voice of God is heard through a variety of traditions, worship experiences, and theological perspectives.
Differences are embraced.
Questions are encouraged rather than feared.
Honesty is valued.
We are a called people who believe God brings people to Centenary for a purpose.
You are here today for a divine purpose.