New to Central
Central Machesney Park is a campus of Central Christian Church. Our main campus is in Beloit, Wisconsin. Central is a non-denominational Christian church that teaches the Bible and is all about Jesus. Our desire is to transform the stateline area into a Christ-like community. We are passionate about helping others become followers of Christ and then helping them to live on mission with Him.
Where does the Machesney Park Campus Meet?
We meet at Forest Ridge Events on Sunday mornings.
11189 Forest Hills Rd.
Machesney Park, IL
What Should I Expect?
We hope that you immediately feel at ease once you arrive at our campus. Our guest services team is ready to greet you and answer any questions that you may have. You will be able to easily recognize the team by their guest services lanyards.
A Friendly and Casual Environment
Come as you are. We are a laid back congregation. We want our guests to feel welcomed and we will do our best to put you at ease. We promise to try to make our church service as user-friendly as we can for first-time visitors.
Every week, we purposefully use music to help people interact with God. Expect a few songs interspersed throughout our time together. We carefully select music to help people reflect on the truths of the gospel and engage in the different elements throughout the service. We hope that you feel freedom during this time. Some people will sit, reflect, and contemplate and some will worship with singing, clapping, and hand raising. You should feel no pressure from us to worship in a particular way.
Each week we invite believers to remember the work of Christ on the cross through communion. If you're a believer, we invite you to join us in that experience. Trays will be passed with bread and juice and any believer is welcome to participate.
We believe that the Bible is the very Word of God. Each week we open the Scriptures to hear from God in His Word. As a satellite campus, sometimes this sermon will be a video sermon from our main campus.
Throughout our service each week there will be several times when we pray together. Usually, this will be led from the front and will be very mindful of a first-time guest. Also, we have a prayer team that is available to pray with you. If you have a need or concern, please find your way to the prayer station (look for the banner) during the service or directly following and someone will be glad to pray with you. You'll be able to recognize the prayer team by their prayer lanyards.
Each week we take up a financial offering. Offering is a way to sustain and multiply the ministry of the local church. We believe that offering is an act of faith and worship. Buckets will be passed during this time. We also have a giving kiosk located near guest central. If you are a guest, please feel no pressure from us to contribute.
During our worship service each week, we have a service for children called Kidzworks, a safe and fun environment for children birth-5th grade. We use a great curriculum that children really love. To learn more about this ministry, or to pre-register your child(ren), click here.
Machesney Park Phone: 815.206.8612
Campus Pastor Cory Williams
Central Christian Church Main Office:
2460 Milwaukee Rd.
Beloit, WI 53511