Worship is central to our community at Center Point. In essence a meeting between God and his people, worship gives us the opportunity to proclaim Christ’s death, resurrection and return. It is a retelling of the gospel story. Worship at Center Point is rooted in a larger Christian tradition. In both Word and sacrament God speaks, and we respond.
In corporate worship, we are renewed and restored, granted the grace to carry the mission of Christ into a broken world. In song, we are brought together in awe of our creator. In confession, we humble ourselves before a gracious redeemer. In silence, we wait on the Lord. In the preaching of the Word, we receive afresh the story of God’s redemptive work. In the reciting of creeds, we respond to the preaching of his Word. In the supper, God ministers his grace to us, and we offer our selves in gratitude to him.
And in all, we seek to express our personal faith and prepare to serve the world in expectation of Christ’s return.
Community is another central theme at Center Point and is where most of our discipleship, corporate prayer and fellowship happens. Community groups meet weekly throughout the year for teaching, fellowship, prayer and special projects. Children’s worship and Bible studies for men and women go year-round, while combined groups (all ages, infant through adult) meet during the school year and break for summer.
Combined groups meet in homes over a meal to fellowship with one another, share joys and struggles, and to lift one another to God in prayer. Newcomers are always welcome, and attending a community group is a great way to get to know other folks at Center Point and get plugged into the heart of what we’re about. It’s also a great way for us to get to know you and, hopefully, learn to love and serve you well.
Our desire is to live out the gospel in others’ lives, caring for each other and for our community. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of partnering with other Christians to establish a wide variety of gospel-centered ministries locally, nationally and globally. We’ve gotten to participate in urban ministry, like helping rehab homes in impoverished areas of Tallahassee and starting an inner city drum line and discipleship ministry. We’ve also gotten to help bring clean water to places in need like Roatan, Honduras.
Today, we are partnering with other gospel ministries to plant churches and support cross-cultural ministries. As we grow, we continue to consider new ways we can serve others with the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Jonathan Robson, Pastor
Center Point’s pastor, Jonathan Robson, came to Center Point in July of 2012, after two years in Lilongwe, Malawi where he taught Bible and theology at the African Bible College. Prior to that, Jonathan served as Associate Pastor for Walnut Creek PCA in Columbus, Ohio. He received his Masters of Divinity from RTS in 2005 and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church of America. Jonathan is married to Jessica, and together they have three children. Jonathan has a passion for teaching, preaching and ministering to the city of Tallahassee.