Anthony Spencer – Ahwatukee Campus Producer I often find myself in leadership positions, but I don’t always feel like a leader.

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Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor I have always tended to consider myself a reluctant leader. Much of that is because for most of my life I have chosen to measure any abilities or opportunities I might have against those who are the best in that area and concluded that since I don’t believe I […]

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Alex Enabnit – Research Editor Today we had the opportunity to host Danielle Strickland, an Officer in the Salvation Army, for our Summit weekend. She spoke at the Global Leadership Summit last year and it was quite a privilege to have her at Central!

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Bri Johns – Central Leadership Institute Pastor “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo This quote stirs in me a sense of incredible gratitude. Fred Dorado, my mentor when I was a teen, saw me as a lost, hurting adolescent, and helped me carve away my […]

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Rachel Dotzler – Student Pastor, Mesa campus If you have heard these words or something similar to these words like I have, you have been lied to. Our society would like us to think that God has no place in schools nor does He exist within them. I understand that schools are not what they used […]

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Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor I have always tended to consider myself a reluctant leader. Much of that is because for most of my life I have chosen to measure any abilities or opportunities I might have against those who are the best in that area and concluded that since I don’t believe I […]

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Scott Jones – Gilbert Campus Pastor HBO did a mini-series a while back called, “Band of Brothers.” It was based on “Easy Company,” the name of (and this is a mouthful) the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.” Their mission involved […]

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Brooke Norton | Student Life Group Pastor Gilbert “I don’t think I know enough about the Bible.” “I’m not equipped enough to lead a group of teenagers.” “What if I can’t answer the tough questions?”  “I’m just not that funny. Don’t I have to be funny to be in youth ministry?”  “Wouldn’t somebody else be […]

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