Christ Central Durham | Christ Central Durham: Our Story
Check out Christ Central Durham's Story in this neat flipbook! It covers our mission, vision, and philosophy as God leads our church plant here in downtown Durham. Our Worship begins at 10am Sunday Morning at Hayti Heritage Center (804 Fayetteville St Durham 27701).
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PEOPLE LIVE IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM, WITHIN 2 MILES OF CITY CENTER

70% of those people are African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or multi-racial. Downtown Durham is home to Duke University and North Carolina Central University. Downtown Durham has a rich history from its inception to its growth as a tobacco town to its pivotal role in the civil rights movement. It has a bright future as a growing venture capital and entrepreneurial hub for the east coast.

DURHAM IS A PLACE OF IMMENSE RACIAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DIVERSITY

Despite such rich diversity, much of the city lives in large part, functionally segregated. With all the racial and socio-economic diversity one has to ask the question:

WE BELIEVE THAT THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST IS THE GREAT RECONCILER OF ALL DIVISION

The kingdom of God consists of every tongue, tribe, and nation. The gospel of Jesus Christ and the grace he offers is the great healer of all brokenness. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the great hope of redemption for all despair. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the great peace in the midst of turmoil. For these reasons we have an amazing opportunity to meet the challenge by planting a gospel “outpost,” a church, in the center of downtown Durham.

OUR OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT INDUSTRIES, COMMUNITIES, AND FAMILIES DOWNTOWN

Downtown Durham provides opportunities for a church to impact the financial, education, and health industries present downtown, as well as the individuals and families relocating to downtown. As a Church, we want to call our members to have a Kingdom worldview, using all vocations to the glory of God. This involves more than just being a “good Christian:” we want to promote fairness, justice, and equality in working spaces and educational systems, through the spread of the Gospel.

DOWNTOWN DURHAM IS MADE UP OF MANY NEIGHBORHOODS, A VITAL PART OF OUR VISION

As a Church we want to be highly relational — calling our members to love their neighbor and their city. We want to see this done by being intentional with people — to talk, listen, eat, and play with the purpose of loving our neighbor; to be intentional to shop, spend, eat, and work for justice in downtown with a purpose of loving our city.

OUR CALL TO BE FAITHFULLY PRESENT DOWNTOWN

We want to be a church that is faithfully present downtown, having its faithful presence shown not just on Sunday, but Monday through Saturday as well, by its members living near and loving people in the city.