This program can be your link to personal and spiritual growth, fellowship, and friendship. With the exception of The Pastor's Class all our classes use Smyth & Helwys Formations Curriculum.
Small Groups Update
Adams and Eves: For retired adults wishing to participate in a traditional Bible study class. Led by David Hatch, Terry Anderson and Bill Campbell
Barnabas: For recently or soon-to-be retired adults who wish to participate in a progressive Bible study. Led by Pat Waggener, Bob Blevins, Bill Campbell and Dwight Parker.
New Wineskins: A choice for adults who are at the midpoint of their careers and/or have children who are becoming adults. Led by Bob Tri.
Highways and Hedges: For adults who are at the midpoint or later of their careers and/or have children who are becoming adults. Led by John Burke and Cynthia Campbell.
Pairs and Spares: For career minded adults who may be dealing with parenting and other family issues. Led by Jeff Foxx, Raleigh Kincaid and Bill Martin.
Ages & Stages : For younger adults who wish to participate in a traditional
Bible Study. Led by Becky Colliver, Larry and Mary Ida Gray.
Opportunities for Children
Central Baptist Church Childcare Center - We have offered the best childcare experience in Lexington for more than 30 years. Drawing upon our church’s core beliefs, our curriculum seeks to enable children to grow and develop in a nurturing environment that encourages growth through play and interactive experiences at various learning centers.
Sunday School - We offer a common Sunday School experience for all youth, grades 7-12. Led by a dedicated team of teachers, we develop our own session plans. In addition to our own materials, we use curriculum published by a variety of resource providers, such as Smyth & Helwys, Youth Specialties, and Group Publishing.
Retreats - We offer retreats in the fall and spring for all youth. These retreats take place at out-of-town centers and focus intensely on discipleship and life skills development.
Summer Trip - We take our youth on a meaningful summer trip each year. Usually, these trips have a strong service-project orientation, but we occasionally take a discipleship-oriented trip. We are committed to not doing the same trip more than twice in any three-year period so as to keep the experience fresh and new. Our past three trips have been to Tampa, FL; Hendersonville, NC; and Green Lake, WI.
Missions Service - Every youth is expected to participate in a minimum of eight days of service activities per year to be eligible to fully participate in our program. The youth who participates in the most service days in a given year is given the Josephine Chase/WOM Memorial Service Award, as well as some more tangible prizes. In addition to the opportunities provided to the rest of the church, youth participate in such projects as World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine and various other activities. This year’s 30-hour famine project is called Widespread Famine and seeks to enlist 15-20 other churches to participate in an effort to raise $40,000 for world hunger relief and ten tons of food for God’s Pantry Food Bank.
Sunday/Wednesday Nights - We conduct a discipleship training program on Sunday nights as a counterbalance for the Sunday morning Bible study. Parents provide the group with supper. On Wednesday nights, we participate in fellowship and prayer activities.
Monthly Fellowship Activities - Understanding that play is an important part of human development and group-building, we work to offer at least one fellowship event each month. These include such things as lock-ins, parties, athletic events, go-cart racing, canoe trips, amusement park trips, and movies.