Central Christian Center


At the end of 2013,the Holy Spirit stirred the hearts of the women of Central Christian Center to unite the five women's groups. They aligned their hearts and vision, to create one group that encompasses all women. On a foundation of prayer and united, Woven was born! Colossians 2:2 says, “I want them to be encouraged and knit (WOVEN) together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.” We want YOU to be encouraged and WOVEN WITH US and TOGETHER we will come to understand GOD’s plan. So please join with us and other women of faith and let’s weave a great tapestry of love for our church and community.

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Food Pantry

We need your help with our Food Pantry!

Suggested Items:

  • Canned Meats - Tuna, Chicken, Spam, Potted Meat, etc

  • Box Dinners - Tuna Helper, etc

  • Canned or boxed Fruit Juices

  • Macaroni and Cheese

  • Peanut Butter

  • Canned Soups

  • Saltine Crackers, etc

  • Canned Unsweetened Milk

  • Dried Potato Flakes, Scalloped Potatoes, etc

  • Dry Cereal

  • Oatmeal

  • Canned Vegetable Juices

  • Regular Tea Bags

  • Dried Rice, Beans, Pasta

  • Tomato Sauce - Canned

  • Jello - dry, boxed

  • Canned Fruits - peaches, applesauce, etc

  • Small Containers of Coffee, Cocoa Mix

  • Pancake Mix

  • Cereal Bars

  • Pasta

  • Powdered Milk

We Need Protien and Sauces!

Canned meats, beans, and whatever other non-perishable food items you can think of - we need them!

Please place your donations in the blue barrels on Sundays or drop by the Church Office between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays. Thank you for your help in this ministry!

Are you in need of assistance? Call the church office at the number below to find out how we can help.

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Bright Futures

Central Christian Center has been a bright futures partner for eight years, and our partnership has grown in that time period. When Central first joined, our partner was Duquesne Elementary, providing us the opportunity to serve around 200 students. When the tornado hit Joplin and it's surrounding communities, Duquesne and Duenweg schools were merged into a single building, and Central began to serve around 310 students. When the new Soaring Heights Elementary school building opened, our service opportunities expanded to 365 students, and now to 435 students.

Bright Futures is an amazing and awesome program that allows the faith-based community into our schools, providing us a way to show the Love of Jesus to the students and teachers with whom we interact. During the course of our involvement we have seen this program's reception evolve from skepticism to trust. With our choice to be actively involved in the schools, we have seized many opportunities to show that we love and care about our schools, teachers, and students, yielding many rewards that escape expression.

How We Have Helped Make a Difference

  • While students were working hard on their MAPP tests, we provided snacks and encouragement to each student. We also brought extra pencils.

  • We brought snacks and the occasional lunch to teachers and staff on various days throughout the year (like parent-teacher conferences).

  • We gave small gifts for teachers and staff on holidays as a token of appreciation for all they do to educate area kids.

  • We spent time with the kids reading one-on-one on Dr. Seuss Days.

  • We have hosted hat, sock, and glove drives for the kids.

  • We provided hygiene products for the kids to help with their hygiene education.

  • We participated in fundraising by volunteering at the events and by financially assisting the events.

  • We brought pizza for 'Student of the Month' days.

  • We helped pay for the T-shirts with the Soaring Heights and CCC logo, along with other Bright Futures partners.

  • We provided and gave out wristbands with Soaring Heights and Central Christian Center embossed with school colors to all of the students to encourage them and welcome them to their new school.

Saturday Night Live Life Recovery Group

Break free from the bondage that holds you!

Our passion and mission at Saturday Night Live is seeing lives transformed by helping people find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and freedom through Christ by examples of Love and Acceptance.

7:00pm every Saturday night
423 Main Street (alley entrance) Joplin, Missouri 64801
Downstairs Fellowship Hall

Loneliness, Hopelessness, Drugs, Alcohol, Pornography
Are you, or someone you know struggling with an addiction? Are you in an abusive relationship?
Have you had, or are you currently going through a divorce? Are You Miserable?

  • Discover the secrets to happiness and success - Guaranteed!

  • Fellowship with those who 'know how you feel'!

  • Live a purpose-driven life, free from burdens of suffering and misery!

  • Learn how to 'Let Go, and Let God!'

I came from institutions and prisons to total freedom! I couldn't, but Jesus could! - Jimmy
I was lost in addiction. I was incarcerated for 7 years. I hated who I was and didn't care about anyone. I got saved at a Saturday Night Live meeting. I have a huge, loving family at SNL. I love myself and others. - Steve

After 27 years of addiction, I found myself spiritually bankrupt - feeling empty and defeated. Cheating, stealing, manipulation, and adultery were familiar to me. If you are looking for an answer, God IS the answer. What God has done for me, He'll do for you. - Anthony

I was lost in drugs and alcohol for 33 years because I was living in denial. I was making bad choices. Since getting saved I am growing and learning to accept myself for who I am. I am living a much simpler life. I have a great family at SNL and hope to help others who have struggled with addiction. - Renee

I used drugs for more than 20 years. During the time of my drug use I hurt my family and friends; but through the love of Jesus Christ I stopped using drugs and hurting people. God gave me a second chance and He can give the same to you. - Troy

We lived in chaos - counted out by the world - cast out by our families. We both used drugs and had no stability. April's children had to raise themselves because she was incapable while under the influence. Tim was a homeless meth addict for over 15 years and was put in jail over 50 times. We have both been clean since July of 2009 with no desire to use. We were married in December 2009. God has healed our relationships and given us a family at Saturday Night Live. We finally have stability. - Tim & April

We both started abusing drugs at the age of 12. We used and cooked meth together. Our daily routine was lying, cheating, and stealing. We had a love/hate relationship. We divorced. Years later Marianne, married to another man and clean for 3 years, was dying of Hep C. Marianne's husband left her while she was in the hospital and I stepped in and took care of her. I stopped using drugs that very day. God DID restore our family! We've been married for 3 years, have great jobs, and stability. We have more than we could ever imagine. - Ricardo and Marianne

Children’s Church

We are dedicated to teach, and reach your child with God's love. Dedicated leaders in each classroom work with the children to teach and challenge their young minds for a better understanding of God's Word. Special days are a big part of our Children's church programs. Days like: Big Splash Sunday, Banana Split Sunday, Round Up, Children's Church Picnic, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Gift Sunday, etc.

Pre-Teen Ministry

The world offers a lot of things to be consumed by, but in SOLD OUT we are learning to be consumed by the will of the Father. We want our lives to be a light and a reflection of Jesus Christ. I Timothy 4:12

Sunday Morning in Room 303 at 10:30 AM


Our heart and mission in the Youth Department, has always been and will continue to be to help Youth start and develop a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ, and to see that across this entire generation. Everything that we will do, will have that mission as a prerequisite. To make them certain of the love of God in their lives and to teach the teens how to love God. We do a wide range of things to that end, nonetheless, that is our primary end. And we will do it all to the glory of God!

Here’s the picture in our mind: the teens that we have loved, worked with, taught, built a relationship with, have prayed for, and worshiped God with; That ALL these Teens will still have a strong and passionate love for Jesus, when they graduate; when they go to college; when they get married; when they have kids of their own; when they have grand-kids; and most of all when they see Jesus face to face!

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