Glad You Made It Here!
You might be wondering, what's it really like at Central Baptist Church? Simply stated, at CBC, we're all about Jesus. You won't be met with shame, guilt, or condemnation. And we don't care how you're dressed or what candidate you voted for. Our church is made up of imperfect people walking with Jesus, and we want you to encounter Jesus as well!
Want to know the best part? No matter what you've been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, our church is a place where you'll find the love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone.
We would also like to get to know you more! Simply fill out the short form below and we will be in contact if you would like us to!
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- Phone: 423-926-7121
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Join Us For Worship!
CBC offers both traditional and contemporary services. Below is a schedule of our Sunday mornings.
- 8:30 AM - Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
- 9:30 AM - Sunday School
- 11:00 AM - Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
- 11:00 AM - The Gathering Contemporary Service in the Fellowship Hall
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How To Get Here And What To Expect When You Do?
Central Baptist Church is located in downtown Johnson City right across from the Johnson City Public Library at 300 N Roan Street. There is a parking lot along Fairview Ave that has spots for guests, and an additional parking lot at the side of the building. The Main Entrance is a covered drive-through that faces Fairview Ave. We have greeters at the door that can help you find the preschool, children, student, or adult areas as well as the Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary. Grab yourself a cup of coffee if you would like then join us for worship!
Ministries At CBC
CBC has ministries that focus on reaching all age groups to help them encounter Jesus. We have Sunday School at 9:30 AM, Discipleship Classes that meet mostly on Wednesday, and DNA Groups (Discipleship, Nurturing, Accountability) that meet throughout the week. We also have Childcare for babies through Kindergarten available during all Sunday morning activities. To learn more about a specific ministry, click the button below.
What Is CBC All About?
Investing in relationships with God, one another, and the world!
Our mission statement lays it out, but let's break down even more what CBC is all about. We believe that the 5 purposes of the church are:
- Worship (Psalm 100:2)
- Discipleship (2 Peter 3:18)
- Evangelism (Romans 10:15)
- Missions and Ministry (Galatians 5:13)
- Fellowship (Acts 2:44)
Along with these, our church beliefs are as:
- The Bible is the Sole Authority - We believe the Bible is the sole authority and guide for faith and practice (life). The Bible is God’s written word, telling us about God’s Word (Jesus). While there are different theories held by Southern Baptists on how to approach the Bible, from literal to symbolic, Southern Baptists look to the Bible, particularly the New Testament, as the guide on how to live and how to “do” church. This is one of the reasons that Southern Baptists have no “creed;” the Bible is our guide.
- Regenerative Church Membership - We believe in a regenerate church membership – only Christians can be church members. This belief then leads to the practice of baptism of believers only. Baptism is a sacred symbol, both to us and to the world, of the beginning of our relationship with God. Therefore, only those who have come to a relationship with God, by confession of sins and through faith (trust) in Jesus, should be baptized. Immersion is the mode of baptism.
- Autonomy of the Local Church - We believe in the autonomy of the local church. It is the local group of gathered believers that is the church. Inside the church, decisions are made by the entire church body (congregation) discovering God’s will together. No one, not even the pastor, is given more than one vote in decisions made by the church body. While there is no concept of a “church” outside the local body, Southern Baptists have a long history of banding together at the local, state, and national levels to cooperate with others for mutual support and cooperative efforts. The latter include such things as missions, at all levels, theological education, and educational publishing.
- Priesthood of the Believer - We subscribe to the “priesthood of the believer” doctrine, which means several things. The most obvious is that no one must mediate between us and God – we do not need a priest, other than Jesus himself. Each Christian is called by God to minister to others as he/she is equipped by God. This does not diminish the professional clergy, but casts them primarily in the role of equipper and encourager of each Christian to be a minister (priest) to others.
- Religious Liberty - We have historically held very strong to the concept of religious liberty. The civil authorities (“state”) have no business in deciding for individuals what beliefs (or churches) they should agree with or support. Additionally, the church is not to become the civil authority. While our relationship with God does fundamentally change us from the inside, we are not to impose our beliefs on others by means of any kind of coercion, blatant, or implicit. Christians are to be influencers (the salt) of society.
- Missionary Minded - We are missionary-minded. This is one of the primary reasons that Baptists join together. We fund, train, and support missionaries to plant churches throughout the world.