Mission – Why?

Our mission explains why Center Church exists.  Simply put, Center Church exists to see lives changed by the gospel in Charlottesville, at UVA and around the world.  Practically speaking that means seeing the gospel go deeper in us and wider through us.

Core Values – What?

Core values are guides to our decision making.  They don’t encapsulate everything we care about but they do shape our behavior and culture.  We have four core values at Center Church:


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We Prioritize The Gospel Above All

Romans 1:16, Ephesians 2:1-10, 1 Corinthians 15:1-5, Romans 12:1-2

We're Devoted To The Ministry Of Word And Prayer
Acts 6:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:17
We Choose To Live In Community
Romans 12:9-13, Hebrews 10:24-25
We Love To Reach The Lost
Luke 19:10, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Timothy 1:15, Luke 15:1-10
We Make Disciples Not Converts
Matthew 28:19-20, Colossians 3:1-10, 2 Peter 3:18
We Celebrate Commitment
Acts 2:42-47, Philippians 1:21
We Worship With Substance, Style And Span Of Emotion
Psalm 150, Exodus 15:1-21
We Pursue Resourceful Excellence
Colossians 3:23, Philippians 4:8, 1 Timothy 4:15
We Cultivate Joyful Generosity
2 Corinthians 8:9, Acts 20:35
We Measure Success More By Sending Capacity Than By Seating Capacity
Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19-20