what is central station?

Welcome to Central Station - the Children's Ministry of Central Baptist Church.  Our mission is to help you "TRAIN" up your children in the way of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We provide a safe, educational, and nurturing atmosphere for your children while you worship and grow in your own relationship with Christ during services and Bible studies. Central Station is led by our Children's Pastor, Brian Davis, and Administrator of Education, Dawn Stephens. 

Check out which trains your child can depart on weekly and seasonally below. 

central station trains

All trains depart from the Children's Ministry Building located behind the main church building. For safety and security, all children must be checked in by an adult before participating in any children's activities. First time visitors should register in the Administration Office. Get a head start by printing a registration form to fill out at home and bring it with you on your first visit.

For more information about Central Station policies, please click here to download a Parent Handbook.

  • fruit freight - central christian academy

    Monday-Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.

    Preschoolers 2.5 years old through 6th grade.

    Before & after care available beginning at 6:30 am and concluding at 6:00 pm.

    Transmits the fruit of the Spirit to students by planting God's Word in their humble hearts, stemming integrity, and blooming knowledge so that they may be transformed into fruit bearing vessels.

    Click here to learn more about Central Christian Academy.

  • nursery & preschool

    We provide care during all services for infants through 2 year olds. All of the nurseries have a secure check in/out system and we have the ability to contact you during services if needed.  Our nursery is dividided into three sections based on child development: Infants - Crawlers - Walkers.

    Preschoolers ages 3 and up are incorporated into all of our trains. See individual train information below.

  • soul train

    Departs each Sunday at 9 am.

    Preschoolers through 6th graders meet at platforms (classrooms) to transport their souls on an exciting adventure through the Bible so they can know, obey, and defend God's Word and love Christ with all their heart, soul, and mind.

    All kids ages K2 through 6th grade are invited to join us every week at 9 am!

  • light rail

    Boards Sundays at 10 am.

    Kids cruise through a time of worship where they learn to shine the Light of Christ with friends. All kids ages K2 through 6th grade are welcome to attend!  Preschoolers (K2, K3 & K4) remain in their Soul Train classrooms during this hour. K5 - 6th grade are dismissed from their Soul Train classrooms and escorted to The Platform (cafeteria in the Children's Ministry Building) by a conductor.

    Light Rail does not run on the first Sunday of each month children in K5 through 6th grades. We do welcome preschoolers every Sunday of the year. We encourage families to worship together on these Sundays when Light Rail does not meet for older children.

  • awana express

    Runs Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm September through June. 

    AWANA Clubs route spiritually strong children to faithfully follow Jesus Christ and help evangelize their communities. Clubs meet weekly on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, September through May, to play games, memorize verses, and hear inspiring, age-appropriate devotional lessons. We have a club for all children ages 2 and up:

    • Puggles - 2 year olds  (must be 2 by September 30)
    • Cubbies - Preschoolers ages 3-4
    • Sparks - K5 through 2nd grade
    • T&T - 3rd through 6th grade
    Click here to download the registration form and bring it with you to the AWANA Express.

    Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm

    March 12 - April 9

    ARTrain for K5-6th graders embraces worshipful creativity while fostering discovery and development of a biblical worldview through various forms of art. Our latest projects were canvas painting of the resurrection which will be on display Easter weekend.

  • kids praise mini-monorail

    Sunday Evenings at 6:00 pm.

    Preschoolers in K3 & K4 set off at 6 pm each Sunday, September through May, to elevate the ONE True God. Kids' Praise Monorail is also the basis for the preschool children's Christmas program each year. We encourage all preschoolers to get involved with this class as early as possible so they are comfortable with the teachers and eager to perform by December! 

  • summer tram

    Returning Summer 2017

    This exciting train only runs during the summer months of June, July and August on Wednesday nights. The Summer Tram will return next summer so be sure to check back and see where this train is headed in 2017!

  • summer camptrak

    Returning July 31 - August 4.  

    Junior Camp is an awesome opportunity for kids to spend a week encountering Christ and learning about His redemption plan for us all while enjoying fun summer activities. Open to all kids completing 2nd through 6th grades. 

    This year, Junior Campers will attend the Middletown, Maryland CentriKid camp. Cost is $308 per person. Full payment is due by June 28, 2017.

    Registration is currently closed. - updated March 2017

    Click here to view a parent information packet.

  • vbs steam engine

    Returning Summer 2017

    In this one week adventure, all K5-6th graders will learn to trust God through Bible stories, crafts, motivating music and games. 

  • transcontinental railroad

    Returning 2017

    The Transcontinental Railroad boards passengers during our annual Missions Week. Children get to rub elbows with and be inspired by missionaries serving locally, nationally, and in countries all around the world. 

  • trunk or treat funicular

    Runs annually on October 31. 

    Join us each year for one of our biggest community events and experience fun for the whole family including hayrides, popcorn, and LOTS of candy of course!

  • christmas monorail

    Runs September through December. 

    Children present the message of Jesus' birth each December. Practices begin in September and run all the way through the programs in December. Two age groups work on and perform separate programs: Mini-Monorail (K3-K5) and Monorail (1st -6th grades).  

  • upward bullet train

    Returning Winter of 2017

    UPWARD uses the universal language of sports to connect with kids and help them develop athletic skills, provides a fun sports experience based on health competition, all while presenting the gospel and teaching values for life.  2 Corinthians 4:18.