Psalm 68:5-6 says that God is a "Father to the fatherless", a "Defender of widows," He "sets the lonely in families", and "leads forth the prisoners with singing." We at Central strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus by reaching out to others. We intentionally engage, bless, and serve those in need through giving our time and resources. To this end, we partner with other organizations who are actively involved in our target areas.
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P.A.T.H. - Partners Against Trafficking Humans
We support local law enforcement in their efforts, and partner with P.A.T.H. (Partners Against Trafficking Humans) in Little Rock through special events, prayer, awareness, and human needs teams.
Website: PATH (Partners Against Trafficking Humans)
Volunteer: Volunteer Application.
Hope Found Arkansas
We seek to educate and bring awareness of human trafficking to Northeast Arkansas, along with providing resources and mentoring to victims of human trafficking. Megan Brown - Director
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/hopefoundarkansas
God calls us to care for orphans in their distress. Central provides spiritual support and guidance for families seeking to foster or adopt children. We also promote orphan care opportunities in NEA and around the world.
ARkansas Baptist Children's Home - Monticello
ABCH Monticello provides a safe and loving home for abused and unwanted children. Central partners with this ministry to show these neglected children, and the house parents who care for them, the love of Christ through crafts, games, and building relationships.
Website: Arkansas Baptist Children's Home
July 22-26, 2019: Cost: $100 plus lodging. Summer Sports VBS themed ministry trip with a time of celebration and fellowship each evening. Team Leader: Pastor Bobby Cole.
October 4-6, 2019: Cost: $35 plus lodging. Build relationships with the children through games, crafts, and Bible time.
December 13-15, 2019: Cost: $35 plus lodging. Christmas ministry trip.
**Deadline for all trip volunteer applications is 3 weeks prior to the departure date. Transportation to and from Monticello is at your discretion.
**All trip volunteers must complete a background check form provided by Central. All non-Central Baptist Church members must also complete an interview process prior to being approved for the trip.
Arkansas baptist ranch
ABCH Ranch serves children ages 5-21 who simply need a place to live, children with family conflict issues, or young people in need of guidance. They are taught life skills needed to become independent, self-sufficient adults. Central partners with them through crafts, games, and building relationships.
Trips: Coming Soon
Website: Arkansas Baptist Children's Home
C4K (CHRISTIANS 4 KIDS)
C4K (Christians 4 Kids) helps provide placement for children in the foster care system. C4K works in conjunction with DCFS, DHS and connected agencies. Central partners with C4K to recruit foster and adoptive families, provide childcare for special events, and help provide basic needs (clothing, beds, diapers, etc.). To find out more about this exciting opportunity contact Jeff or Nicole Potts 870.930.6372 or email email@example.com.
Facebook page: C4K
unwed and neglected mothers
Central strives to be a voice for the unborn and their mothers who may be struggling with fear and worry. We also work to provide a safe and loving environment for mothers and their children who would otherwise be homeless.
Jonesboro Family Care Home
As part of the Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries, this ministry aids single moms who are moving toward independent living. Central partners with the Jonesboro Family Care Home to provide daily needs, and volunteer groups to help with special projects. For additional information contact Christen Hayes, case manager, at 870-935-5134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website: Jonesboro Family Care Home
Options on Main - a pregnancy resource center
Options on Main strives to offer hope, help, and healing to people experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Central partners with Options on Main to provide volunteers.
Website: Pregnancy Resource Center
Impact teens in Jonesboro through City Youth Ministries and Kids at the Cross. You can help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of at-risk youth.
City Youth Ministries draws inspiration from Luke 2:52 "Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man". Their activities are designed to help build a positive, solid foundation that will support students when they encounter life's challenges. Central partners with City Youth to provide volunteer workers, after school meals, and holiday blessings for these at-risk youths.
Website: City Youth Ministries
December 6, 2019: Annual Christmas Celebration, 5pm-7pm. Help the children of Jonesboro experience the joy of Christmas by volunteering at their annual event.
kids at the cross
Kids at the Cross works to encourage, equip, and enable children, young adults, and their families to seek God's blessing and will in their lives. Central partners by providing volunteers who mentor, tutor, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, to donate, or volunteer contact Honey Hurst at 870.926.3772.
Central seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those in our community by partnering with other area churches as a united front to give hope to those enduring challenging circumstances.
In His Wings Ministry
In His Wings is a faith-based women's rehabilitation ministry in Jonesboro helping women overcome addiction and restore relationships with their children and family through Jesus Christ.
Jonesboro Church Health Center
The mission of the Jonesboro Church Health Center is to give medical and dental aid to those who don’t otherwise qualify for assistance with health care. They are located at 500 Kitchen St, Jonesboro, AR 72401; (870) 972-4777. Open · 8:15am–11:45pm. Central partners with this ministry by promoting their annual “Peach Drive,” with all proceeds from the purchase of their donated fruit aiding this important care center.
Website: Jonesboro Church Health Center
Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
This annual ecumenical event brings Central and other area churches together for a common goal. We minister to the elderly, lonely, shut-ins, and the homeless by providing a hot nutritious meal, heartfelt prayers, and encouraging words on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers are needed at the St. Bernard's Hospital Auditorium beginning at 8:30am to serve food, greet and encourage people, deliver meals off-site, and various other tasks. Volunteers from Central also help each year by donating pies to be served with the meal.
Volunteer or provide pies: /volunteer-application
Questions? Contact Pastor Bobby Cole at email@example.com or 870.935.1950.