Here are a few featured ministry opportunities for family and friends.
Throughout the year we offer several events for everyone to enjoy.
Spring events include…
- May 23 – “Prime Time” (age 50+) visiting Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour in Manchester, NH
- May 27 – Ladies Nature Walk, 9:30am in Chichester
- June 1 – Teen Challenge fundraiser motorcycle ride
Kids for Christ
On Sunday mornings we share Bible study time together at 11:15, right after the morning worship service and a brief coffee break. We have two classes for adults: one is working through a book called “Fearless” and the other discusses “What We Believe.” At the same time, the teens have their own study group and the Kids for Christ program is running. Nursery is available from 10am to 12pm. All classes will conclude at noon.
Summer Nights & softball
Our Summers are filled with fun and fellowship for the whole family!
Check the Church Calendar for details; some Sunday evenings we have Summer Nights (potluck family cookout, 4:30 to 7pm) and on Monday evenings at 6pm (locations vary) we have co-ed softball league games.
View our church calendar for upcoming events
What We Believe
At Center Barnstead Christian Church our desire is not only to know what the Bible teaches but to live out what the Bible teaches.
- The Bible is without error and is the inspired Word of God.
- There is one true and eternal God.
- God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is God’s only eternal Son.
- The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin.
- Every human being is a sinner and needs to have their sins forgiven by Christ.
Jesus Christ provides the only way to God.
- Satan is our adversary intent on destroying lives.
- The Church is the living body of Christ on earth.
- Jesus Christ will return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.
Our Church Body
"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ." I Cor 12:12
Pastor Brian Gower
Pastor Brian Gower will celebrate his 36th year of full time ministry in 2017. In addition to serving as the senior Pastor at Center Barnstead Christian Church for 16 years, Brian has served with Word of Life Fellowship, Grace and Truth Evangelistic Association as well as Family Life Ministries. As the pastor, Brian combines a firm commitment to the integrity of the scriptures with a deep compassion for people. Brian is married to Judy, his wife of 43 years, who has blessed the church with her musical skills and as well as her heart to teach women the Word of God. Together, they have 5 married children, and sixteen grandchildren. All of their children love God and are currently serving or have served in full time Christian service. Brian and Judy greatly enjoy spending time with their family and their many friends near and far.
Our church elders carefully follow Christ through prayer, worship, study, and service. Their leadership in our body is essential.
Keep our elders and their wives in prayer:
Brian & Judy Gower
Mark & Marilee DeCoff
Our church deacons serve the church, meeting the needs of the physical body with loyal dedication and faithfulness.
Encourage these men in faithful prayer and service:
Mike & Vicki Currier
Bob & Stephanie Hetu
Ernie & Kristan Tiede
Scott & Lisa Ward
Bob & Helen White