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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This form of modern-day slavery is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world.
P.A.T.H. - Partners Against Trafficking Humans
PATH advocates for those victimized by the sex-industry by providing a safe environment where healing can occur, making success possible and dreams achievable. Central partners with P.A.T.H. in Little Rock through special events, prayer, awareness, and human needs teams.
Website: PATH (Partners Against Trafficking Humans)
Volunteer: Volunteer Application.
Hope Found of northeast Arkansas
Hope Found is committed to ending human trafficking by creating awareness, educating our communities, and coordinating services for victims and survivors.
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/foster care opportunities in NEA and around the world.
The Baptist Home for children - Monticello
Located in Monticello, Ark., the Baptist Home provides a Christ-centered place of safety for children and teens in six campus foster homes. Well-trained, equipped and supported foster parents are committed to receiving, restoring and reunifying hurting families. Central partners with this ministry to show these foster families, the love of Christ through crafts, games, and building relationships.
Website: The Baptist Home for Children
October 2-4: Cost: TBD plus lodging
December 18-20: Cost: TBD plus lodging
**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.
baptist ranch - Harrison
The Baptist Ranch provides a Christ-centered place of safety for children and teens in four campus foster homes. Well-trained, equipped and supported foster parents are committed to receiving, restoring and reunifying hurting families. Central partners with them through crafts, games, and building relationships.
Trips: Coming Soon
Website: Baptist Ranch
C4K (CHRISTIANS 4 KIDS)
Showing the love of Christ to children in foster care, our local dcfs office, and our community. C4K recruits, trains and supports foster and adoptive families, as well as, supporting biological families. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facebook page: C4K
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.
CityYouth Ministries is committed to nurturing children spiritually and academically. 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 3: 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.
Jonesboro Family Care Home
As part of the Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries, the Family Care Home provides a safe and stable environment to protect, nurture and restore struggling single mothers and their children as they navigate through difficult life circumstances. Central partners with the 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 email@example.com.
Website: Jonesboro Family Care Home
Options on Main - a pregnancy resource center
Unexpected pregnancy comes with a rush of thoughts and feelings. Options on Main helps empower with the knowledge to make the best decision for the individual. They help by providing free pregnancy testing, ultrasound confirmation, and answers to questions about abortion, parenting, and adoption. Central partners with Options on Main to provide volunteers.
Website: Pregnancy Resource Center
Volunteer: Options on Main
In His Wings Ministry
In His Wings nurtures women by sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ. Their goal is to provide a healthy and consistent structured environment on a daily basis. Providing education and guidance, they empower women who are building a new life on a strong foundation so that they, along with their families will experience restoration and joy!
Jonesboro Church Health Center
The Jonesboro Church Health Center provides low cost, high quality medical care to the low income, uninsured citizens of Jonesboro and its surrounding areas through the generosity of donors and volunteers. 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.
- Thanksgiving day-830am to 1pm
- St Bernards Auditorium-505 East Washington
- Volunteers serve food, deliver meals off site, welcome and converse with attendees, etc.
Volunteer or provide pies: /volunteer-application
Questions? Contact Pastor Bobby Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870.935.1950.