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First Central has a new name

16 Jun

After three and a half years of discussions & debates, polls & planning, the congregation of First Central Baptist Church voted last night by a three-fourths majority to change our name to First Central Bible Church. The move was prompted by a recognition that the label “Baptist” is no longer a positive one in today’s culture. Since our church is committed to following the Scriptures, it made sense to replace “Baptist” with “Bible.” Keeping the first two words, “First Central” helps us maintain our heritage.

Since the change grew out of a desire to remove any unnecessary barriers that keep people from coming to church and hearing the gospel, we must rededicate ourselves to reaching our community with the life-giving message of hope and forgiveness that is found in Jesus Christ.

 

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