Anniversary Sunday 2021

Our church was founded in 1938 by my grandfather, Raymond Riggs. Back then they met in various places until they were able to purchase an old mosque on Victor Avenue in Detroit. Eighty-three years later and here we are. A lot has happened in those 83 years. Many have been saved, baptized, and sent out. … Continue reading Anniversary Sunday 2021

How to Be a Good Church Member

There are other things to do as a Christian as it relates to your biological family and as it relates to those who don’t know Christ, but here are my suggestions for how to be a good church member at Central Oaks. 1. Regularly gather on Sundays with your fellow members to worship the Lord. … Continue reading How to Be a Good Church Member

Pastoring (and Disciple Making) Is Slow

There are countless things faster than helping people follow Jesus. Watching paint dry Waiting for water to boil Christmas Divorce Since a pastor is a chief disciple-maker, we know firsthand how slow it is to help people follow Jesus. It's absolutely NOT like a business. The CEO of a business spends 40+ hours a week … Continue reading Pastoring (and Disciple Making) Is Slow