A two-year initiative that's all about becoming the church God has called us to be for His glory and the good of our city. 

What is the Become Initiative?

The BECOME goal $5.5 million (including our normal annual budget) will support God’s work through our church in Durham. It is a step of faith that moves us closer toward becoming what He is creating us to be, and it is a pledge to see our city become more like heaven.

We want to BECOME a church that:

Seeks mercy & justice

As a church, we are passionate in seeking peace and prosperity for Durham. To do that, we believe God has called us to invest in and provide resources in four main areas: affordable housing, education, adoption & foster care, and the Hispanic community.

Plants churches

We plan to plant churches both locally and globally in the next two to five years. Planting churches will allow us to partner with them as they become communities that seek to proclaim Christ in word and deed, and it will let us work with them to see spiritual, social and cultural renewal in the place God plants them.

Raises up new leaders

We want to create a leadership program, focusing on minority leadership, to equip and develop both lay and ministry leaders to
BECOME future leaders within our church, in the city, and around the world. The program will consist of comprehensive ministry internships, and an expedited seminary program through a local seminary.

Permanently lives in the city

Stability in the heart of Durham is crucial if we want to build a home for years to come. We want Christ Central Church to be a beacon of the Gospel in the city long after we are gone, and the BECOME Initiative will allow us to have a permanent presence.

Where is Become today?

Stories of  BECOME:

become with us:


We pray because we believe God listens and responds. You can contribute by praying God would provide a the funds needed so that we can continue seeking his glory and BECOME what he is calling us to in this city. 


We want to continue to rely on God for our provision, direction, and calling. And we want to give Him glory in all the ways he provides and cares for us. You can contribute by sharing moments of God’s faithfulness in your life with others in the church, as well as with your neighbors and friends in the community. 


We can only BECOME what God is creating us to be with your help. We pray you would give generously of your time, of your talents and of your finances to help us become the church we seek to be. To fill out a digital commitment card, click here. You can also donate online here by giving to the "General" fund.