Our Vision

Central Baptist Church is located in a suburban area of Chesterfield County, Virginia, right off the Powhite Parkway (76). Founded in 1900, the congregation is Christian in faith and Baptist in the best of that heritage. Believers and seekers of many backgrounds find a spiritual home at Central.


Central’s Call… God’s Kingdom

In the winter of 2011, Central began to seek and renew a shared vision of God’s calling for us as a congregation. After a series of congregational conversations, much work by the visioning team, and the guidance of the Center for Congregational Health, we presented the outcome of the vision process at a celebration on June 5th, 2011. The full report is known as Central’s Call…God’s Kingdom. 

We are now in the implementation phase of the vision journey. The implementation team meets on a monthly basis to plan and assess the activation of each initiative. The vision is meant to be forward-looking – to that which God may be calling us, both today and in the future. For more information, contact any member of our ministry staff or our implementation team co-chairs, Betty Thompson and Mary Carol Jones.

The following strategic initiatives now guide our ministry:

WORSHIP: With God as our audience, Central will come together to celebrate being the people of God and will be sent out as the presence of Christ.

STEWARDSHIP: Central is a church in which every member is generous with their time, talents, and treasures.

DISCIPLESHIP: Central is a church in which every member is actively increasing in biblical literacy.

MISSIONS: Central is a church in which every member embraces a missional lifestyle in our homes, in our community, and in our world.

MINISTRY TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH: Central will be known in the community as the church that ministers to children, youth, and their families.

COMMUNICATION: Central is a church that communicates effectively and efficiently with its members and the community.

If you have a particular interest or want to know more about any of these areas, contact our ministry staff or a member of the Vision Implementation Team. There are many areas in which to serve; planning and learning conversations are being held in every area. To receive a copy of the entire vision report, please contact the office.