What We Believe…

Center Life Core Beliefs:

• Authority, inspiration, and infallibility of Scripture

(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-20).

• The Trinity

(Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19).

• Jesus Christ the Savior

(Matthew 1:18-23; John 1: 1-4; Acts 1:11; Hebrews 7:24-25).

• The Holy Spirit

(John 16:13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; Ephesians 3:16).

• The Human Condition—Lostness

(Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7, 3:19; Romans 3:23, 5:12-21, 6:23).

• Salvation

(John 1:12, 3:3-7, 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10).

• Jesus’ Resurrection

(Mark 16:19-20; Acts 1:9-10; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 4:14-16).

• Jesus’ Return

(John 14:1-2; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2).

• The Church

(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8, 2:41-47; Ephesians 5:21; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:24-25).

• Christian Life

(1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 1:28; 1 Timothy 6:6-9; 1 Peter 1:14-15).

Our Center Core:


To Glorify God through Jesus Christ.


Center Life Church exists to bring the Gospel to the unchurched people of Valley Center, empowering people toward an increasingly loving transformational relationship with Jesus and others by multiplying disciples, small groups, and churches.


Disciples of Jesus making disciples and connecting people right where they are into service for Jesus Christ.


• God’s love is Demonstrated.

• Biblical, relational teaching leads to Life Transformation.

• Intimate relationships are built through Prayer.

• Our connection in ministry is according to Calling.

• Our giving reveals our love for Jesus and His people.

• Community is built in Small Group settings.

Our Central Plan

Engage, encourage, and equip—we call this Our Central Plan:

Three phases of a pattern for bolstering faith and helping people serve Jesus to the utmost. We believe people first engage with the gospel; God then encourages people into an intimate, loving relationship and continues to equip each person for service. These three phases remain a pattern which provide the  development. for the Christian into the greater grace of God.

The Center of Focus

Planting a church in Valley Center, California, with the hope of planting additional churches, remains our center focus. Although this does not make our desire of making disciples (Matthew 28:19-20) unique among Christians, our past experiences and our unique perspective which has evolved over the years, and the inspiration which has led to the development of our ministry mindset, may put us into a less populated group. The command remains, “Go make disciples to all nations,” but, sad to say, too many churches today focus on keeping the church “churched” rather than bringing the lost into the kingdom.

Leading the unchurched into a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ remains our center focus. Given this, our focus is emboldened toward becoming a church that makes disciples, including a Sunday celebration service, while also incorporating small groups, and planting new churches.

Center Life Philosophy

The primary focus of the life and ministry of Jesus concerns his providing atonement for  forgiveness, establishing the church (Matthew 16:18) and ushering in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus formed a small group of followers (Peter, James and John) instructing them on the purposes of the kingdom10 and starting other small groups. From an organizational perspective, the plan of implementing small groups effectively produced massive multiplication with a global impact—great success!

Research reveals that small groups, though reduced, still existed during Ambrose era (4th Century). Small groups somehow became part of the practice of the official church structure. The tactic of small groups providing leadership development and multiplicationwas not lost during a secular time of the church and ought not be lost among churches today. Because of this effectiveness, small groups will provide vital dynamics and elements that will enhance robust faith, and both discipleship and leadership development withinCenter Life Church.

Encourage | Engage | Equip