Central Streaming: The Gift of the Gospel

Central Reflections

Paul’s Letter to the Romansapostle-paul

Before heading with his family back to Brazil, Caid Ferguson reminds us that a Christian isn’t at his core a “pew warmer,” he/she is always a gospel sharer – a missionary.

Romans 10.01-15.pdf    (Caid)

Romans 10.1-15.mp3   (Caid)

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Honest Q & A: Bible (5) – Forced and/or Child Marriage?

Central Reflections

Question:  Does the Bible teach that a girl can be forced to marry her rapist?

The question may seem to border on the bizarre, but it is not irrelevant.  Consider the case of Sherry Johnson of Florida who was married off at age 11, already a mom, and is now advocating for a minimum age for marriage to be set in the state.  A surprising number of states have no such law.  You can read about her case and her cause in a story by Nicholas Kristof in the NY Times.

Anna Parini - NYTimes Anna Parini – NY Times

As a Christian of many years and a pastor to boot, what I find most disconcerting about the story is that many such cases point to religious factors (Conservative Christian, Ultra-orthodox Jewish) for these underage ties.  Allow me to add my $0.02 to the discussion and voice my support for Sherry’s cause…

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Church Announcements: 5/28/17

Here are this week’s church announcements!

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June ’17 Prayer Calendar

Together as a church we are praying for God to do several things. For the month of June we are using this prayer calendar to help guide us in cooperate and private prayer. Please print this calendar and pray with us!

Horizon Central June 2017 Prayer Calendar

Upcoming Workshops on June 24

TESOL Training Workshop Flier

TESOL Training Workshop

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a useful skill no matter where in the world you go. This 3-hour workshop will provide you the very basics of teaching English. It will just scratch the surface, but you will leave better-equipped than when you came. You will receive a booklet with information about teaching the major skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary), as well as useful tools and websites to use with learners. There will be a follow-up Practicum opportunity (from 2 – 8 hours of classroom teaching) with the immigrant community in Indianapolis. The Practicum classes will take place on 4 Sundays in July (July 2, 9, 16, 23) from 2-4 pm at Horizon Central. Ginger Kosobucki completed her Master’s degree in this field, and currently teaches international students at ELS Language Center in Indianapolis.

Day: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Location: Horizon Central, 1001 E. Palmer St., Indianapolis, IN 46203
Time: 9:00 – 12:00
Cost: $10 / person or $15 / couple
To register: Email Cassie Vawter
RSVP by: June 1, 2017

Missionary Care Flier

Missionary Care

This workshop, presented by Dave and Irene Lewis from Paracletos, is to enable church members to provide better missionary care. We will look at the body of Christ through the lens of partnership to discover the vital role each of us plays in fulfilling that desire. We will investigate practical ways for you to be strategically involved in ensuring that your sent ones thrive on the field. In our brief time together we will build upon our shared desire for Jesus to be known and loved among the nations.

Day: Saturday, June 24, 2017
Location: Horizon Central, 1001 E. Palmer St., Indianapolis, IN 46203
Time: 1:00 – 4:00
Cost: $10 / person or $15 / couple
To register: Email Cassie Vawter
RSVP by: June 1, 2017

You will be challenged, encouraged, motivated… And you will be equipped to begin creating a culture of care within your church.