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OUR MISSION

Show God’s Love – Matthew 22: 38-39
Tell God’s Story – Matthew 28: 18-20
Be God’s Family – Acts 2: 42-47
 
  • We see a church that reveres God’s Word, hungering to learn while loving and living like Jesus.
  • We see a worship experience for all generations that celebrates God’s presence and energizes everyone to live like Christ.
  • We see all members of the Central Family living and working together in love and harmony.
  • We see a church with caring hearts, serving Jesus by serving those in need.
  • We see a church with a passion to share the Good News with our neighbor, across the street, and around the world.
  • We see a church where Christ is Central.
We are

Real People

We are real people infused with dynamic faith, committed to a common vision, joined together in the covenant love of our Creator. We believe in multicultural, multigenerational ministry, who’s sole intention is to reach our community for Christ. We firmly believe that you should come as you are to the feet of Jesus, for he is capable of transforming a broken and contrite heart into a blooming soul that brings Him joy. Our gatherings are very casual but we make it a priority to focus our attention on God’s Word and to give Him all the glory in everything we do.
 
 
 
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.”
 
Ephesians 2:19-22
 
 

 

 

We’d love to meet you!

Central Church of Christ is located in Sparta, Tennessee. If you’re in the area and looking for a place to worship, please stop by to say hi. We love meeting new people and we would love to meet you!
 
Location: 45 North Main, Sparta, TN 38583
Phone: (931) 836-2874
Email: office@spartacoc.com
Sunday Morning Service: 10 am
Sunday Evening Service: 5pm during the winter
Wednesday: 6:30 pm and on livestream
 

 

 
 

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Growth Groups – 2021-2022 Meeting at 5pm in the winter unless otherwise noted.

ATTENDANCE TRACKING – CLICK HERE

Click here or Sign Up Below: https://forms.gle/cXGYJZtUJvczRBc9A
Click here to download the 2021-2022 SIGN UP LIST Growth Group Signups
Click here to download the 2021-2022 GROWTH GROUP MANUAL
 
New Territory: WEEK #4 – 5/08/2022
Scripture Focus: Romans 12:9-21
Bottom Line: THE BEST WAY TO GET THROUGH NEW TERRITORY IS TO WALK TOGETHER.
 
Documents:
Week 4 – Youtube Teaching Video Link: https://youtu.be/k2Hv-1bR1T4

New Territory: WEEK #3 – 4/24/2022
Scripture Focus: Matthew 6:5-15
Bottom Line: WHEN YOU ENTER NEW TERRITORY, SET YOUR MIND TO STAY ON COURSE.
 
Documents:
Week 3 – Youtube Teaching Video Link: https://youtu.be/sI8w9HbCcxo
Week 3 Audio Teaching File: New Territory_Week 3 Teaching Audio
 
New Territory: WEEK #2 – 4/10/2022
Scripture Focus: Isaiah 43:18-19
Bottom Line: WHEN YOU ENTER NEW TERRITORY, SET YOUR MIND TO STAY ON COURSE.
 
Documents:
Week 2 Teaching Script: New Territory_week 2 (1)(.pdf), New Territory_week 2 (1)(.doc)
Week 2 Questions Sheet:  2022-04-10 New Territory #2 Questions Growth Groups​(.pdf) 
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/hGibWlvNlG0
Week 2 – Youtube Teaching Video Link:  https://youtu.be/P2Cd5iPr3fo
Week 2 Audio Teaching File: New Territory_Week 2 Teaching Audio
 
 
New Territory: WEEK #2 – 4/10/2022
Scripture Focus: Isaiah 43:18-19
Bottom Line: WHEN YOU ENTER NEW TERRITORY, SET YOUR MIND TO STAY ON COURSE.
 
Documents:
Week 2 Teaching Script: New Territory_week 2 (1)(.pdf), New Territory_week 2 (1)(.doc)
Week 2 Questions Sheet:  2022-04-10 New Territory #2 Questions Growth Groups​(.pdf) 
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/hGibWlvNlG0
Week 2 – Youtube Teaching Video Link:  https://youtu.be/P2Cd5iPr3fo
Week 2 Audio Teaching File: New Territory_Week 2 Teaching Audio
Week 2 Audio Teaching File: New Territory_Week 2 Teaching Audio
New Territory: WEEK #2 – 4/10/2022
Scripture Focus: Isaiah 43:18-19
Bottom Line: WHEN YOU ENTER NEW TERRITORY, SET YOUR MIND TO STAY ON COURSE.
 
Documents:
Week 2 Teaching Script: New Territory_week 2 (1)(.pdf), New Territory_week 2 (1)(.doc)
Week 2 Questions Sheet:  2022-04-10 New Territory #2 Questions Growth Groups​(.pdf) 
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/hGibWlvNlG0
Week 2 – Youtube Teaching Video Link:  https://youtu.be/P2Cd5iPr3fo
Week 2 Audio Teaching File: New Territory_Week 2 Teaching Audio

 
New Territory: WEEK #1 – 3/27/2022
Scripture Focus: Isaiah 43:18-19
Bottom Line: LET GOD LEAD YOU INTO NEW TERRITORY
 
Documents:
Week 1 Teaching Script: New Territory_week 1(.pdf),  New Territory_week 1 (.docx)
Week 1 Questions Sheet: ​2022-03-27 – New Territory Questions Growth Groups (.pdf)
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/hGibWlvNlG0
Week 1 – Youtube Teaching Video Link:  https://youtu.be/3m55s8xPVuw
Week 1 Audio Teaching File: New Territory_Week 1 Teaching Audio

Questions Jesus Asked – Week #5 – 3/13/2022

 

Scripture Focus: Mark 4:35-41
Bottom Line: FAITH IS ABOUT REMEMBERING AND REMINDING YOURSELF WHO GOD IS.
Question: Jesus said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” – Mark 5:40
 
Documents:
Questions Sheet: ​2022-03-12 Week 5 Discussion Questions (PDF), 2022-03-12 Week 5 Discussion Questions (DOCX)
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/ZSd6Hyrk8SY
Week 4 – Youtube Teaching Video Link:  https://youtu.be/uS27CuqTe1M
Audio Teaching File: QJA_Week 5 Teaching Audio
 
QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED: WEEK #4 – 2/27/2022
Scripture Focus: Luke 6:37-49
Bottom Line:  Faith is about doing, not just hearing.
Question: “Why do you keep calling me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ when you don’t do what I say?” (Luke 6:46 NLT).
 
Documents:
Teaching Script: QJA_week 4 (1)
Questions Sheet: 2022-02-27 – QJA4 Growth Groups
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/ZSd6Hyrk8SY
Week 4 – Youtube Teaching Video Link:  https://youtu.be/eXqlOn0AuMw
Audio Teaching File: QJA_Week 4 Teaching Audio

QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED: WEEK #3 – 2/13/2022

Scripture Focus: John 6:1-14 – Jesus asks Phillip about food. 
Bottom Line:  Faith is about bringing what you have to the one who can use it.
Question: “Jesus said to Philip, ‘Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?’ He said this to test him.” – John 6:5b-6a
 
Documents:
Teaching Script: QJA_week 3 (1)
Questions Sheet: 2022-02-13 – QJA3 Growth Groups
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/ZSd6Hyrk8SY
Week 3 – Youtube Teaching Video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzCYJ5vJoNE
Audio Teaching File: QJA_Week 3 Teaching Audio

QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED: WEEK #2 – 1/23/2022

Scripture Focus: Mark 10:46-52 – Jesus healing Bartimaeus
Bottom Line:  FAITH IS ABOUT APPROACHING AND ASKING.
Question: “What do you want me to do for you?” – Mark 10:51
 
Documents:
Teaching Script: QJA_week 2 (1)
Questions Sheet: 2022-01-23 – QJA2 Growth Groups
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/ZSd6Hyrk8SY
Week 2 – Youtube Teaching Video Link:  https://youtu.be/5jnmNHepk6A
Audio Teaching File:
 
QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED: WEEK #1 – 1/9/2022
Scripture Focus: John 11:1-27 – Jesus Raises Lazarus (Question in vs. 26)
Bottom Line:  FAITH IS ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP MORE THAN A RELIGION
Question: To Mary: “Do you believe this?” – John 11:26
 
Documents:
Teaching Script:
Questions Sheet: 
Series Preview Video – Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/ZSd6Hyrk8SY
Week 2 – Youtube Video Link: https://youtu.be/8tAIQ5v_HV0

Audio Teaching File:

 

STORY OF MY LIFE WEEK 5&6: 12/26/2021

DOCUMENTS:
StoryOfMyLife-WeeklyLeaderGuide-5 (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD LEADER’s GUIDE)
 
Week 5: Scripture Focus: “The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22-23 NLT
Week 6: Scripture Focus: “Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 7:24b-25
 
Wk5 Bottom Line: YOUR STORY IS EITHER MOVING TOWARD LOVE OR AWAY FROM IT.
Wk6 Bottom Line: GOD DOESN’T USE PERFECT PICTURES. HE USES BROKEN PEOPLE.
 
Week 5&6 Combined Discussion Questions: 2021-12-26 Week 5&6 Discussion Questions
 
Media:
Story of My Life Trailer: https://youtu.be/nKqWr1W-MVE
Week 5 Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/nCZGtbTw_AM
Week 6 Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/dQsmJTb_z7o
 
Week 5 Teaching Audio: 

Week 6 Teaching Audio:

 
STORY OF MY LIFE WEEK 4: 12/12/2021
DOCUMENTS:
StoryOfMyLife-WeeklyLeaderGuide-4 (1)  (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD LEADER’s GUIDE)
Scripture Focus: If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” – John 13:14-15
Bottom Line: USING POWER TO SERVE OTHERS IN LOVE CREATES A BETTER STORY FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING YOU.
Week 4 Discussion Questions: 2021-12-12 Week 4 Discussion Questions
Week 4 Extra Context Study (New Commandment: 2021-12-12 Week4 Context John 13
Media:
Story of My Life Trailer: https://youtu.be/nKqWr1W-MVE
Week 4 Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/95oVzrhj2mw
Gospel of John Overview Video #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-2e9mMf7E8
Gospel of John Overview Video #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUfh_wOsauk
Week 4 Teaching Audio:  Story of My Life_Week 4
 
STORY OF MY LIFE WEEK 3: 11/28/2021
DOCUMENTS:
StoryOfMyLife-WeeklyLeaderGuide-3 (2) (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD LEADER’s GUIDE)
Scripture Focus: Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. – Romans 5:3-4
Bottom Line: THE PATH TO A BETTER STORYIS RARELY AN EASY PATH.
Week 3 Discussion Questions: 2021-11-28 Week 3 Discussion Questions
 
Media:
Story of My Life Trailer: https://youtu.be/nKqWr1W-MVE
Week 3 Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/e4e-zHRoYuk
Week 3 Teaching Audio:
STORY OF MY LIFE WEEK 2: 11/17/2021
DOCUMENTS:
StoryOfMyLife-WeeklyLeaderGuide-2 (2) (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD LEADER’s GUIDE)
Click to download extra study on JOY & CONTENTMENT
Week 2 Discussion Questions: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE .PDF
VIDEOS:
Story of My Life Trailer: https://youtu.be/nKqWr1W-MVE
Week 2 Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/aW6-C8-K3O8
2 Corinthians Overview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lfPK2vfC54
Week 2 Teaching Audio:
STORY OF MY LIFE WEEK 1: 10/24/2021
StoryOfMyLife-WeeklyLeaderGuide-1 (1) (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD LEADER’s GUIDE)
VIDEOS: 
Story of My Life Trailer: https://youtu.be/nKqWr1W-MVE
Week 1 Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/VD_mcadSP1E
Week 1 Discussion Questions: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE .PDF

Week 1 Audio File:

 

What is a “Growth Group”?

A Growth Group is an informal gathering of people who are interested in mutually developing their own spiritual growth by investigating together what the Bible has to say about a particular subject. A Growth Group is small enough (6-15 people) to allow anyone who wishes to participate the freedom to speak or ask questions in a casual atmosphere.

Each group is directed by a leader who has reviewed the selected passages of scripture and is prepared to guide the conversation. However, no one in the group is required to speak. This self-discovery discussion format multiplies the benefits of each individual’s own study by giving them an opportunity to share insights or just “listen in” to the conversation of others.

Each group meets in a home or the church building weekly for about one hour. All lessons are self-contained and require no previous attendance, so anyone can drop-in to visit any group at any time.

If you require child-care, please let us know. We are considering multiple options for children to enhance the family experience.
 
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people.” – Acts 2:46-47a
Songs for Singing at Growth Groups

2021-2022 Growth Groups

 
 
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First Steps – Mother’s Day Out Program

First Steps is our Mother’s Day Out preschool program offered to children ages 18 months thru Pre-K. We have school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. We provide a curriculum of teaching children the basics: ABC, 123, shapes, colors etc. We also strive to teach the children basic Christian principles and Bible stories. Each Monday morning includes a Bible devotional and balloon animal with Central’s minister, Topher.  Each Wednesday includes a regular morning music program with Becky Tubb, wife of elder Les Tubb. 

If you have any questions, please email our 2022-2023 First Steps ministry director, Starlena Adams, at firststeps@spartacoc.com . 

Scroll down for the online registration form and the online payment form.  FYI, the online register form is 8 pages in length and will take approximately 10 minutes to fill out.

**NOTE** DO NOT SUBMIT A PAYMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL 8 PAGES OF REGISTRATION AND PRESSED THE GREEN SUBMIT BUTTON FOR REGISTRATION* 

Don’t forget to SCROLL DOWN to the bottom of the page for the online registration payment form AFTER registration. 
 

First Steps Registration Form

First Steps Registration Payment Online



Contact Info

45 North Main, Sparta, TN 38583

Phone: (931) 836-2874
Fax: (931) 836-1248
 

Gathering Times

Sunday
Life Care 8:00 a.m.
Classes 9:00 a.m.
Worship 10:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m. (during winter daylight savings change)
 
Wednesday
Primetime 10:30 a.m. (Not meeting during pandemic)
Classes 6:30 p.m. Meeting in the annex and live streaming
 
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