Food Distribution Program provides emergency food boxes for families in need. Our goal is to feed the hungry while treating them with respect and demonstrating God’s love through service. In doing this, we build relationships with the recipients that allow us to share the love of Christ. Since 1999, this outreach has grown to handle over 100 families per day. Weekly food distributions are every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Christ Central Mission near Wal-Mart (3605 Richland Avenue West in Aiken).
Christ Central’s Food Distribution Program abides by all federal and U.S. Department of Agriculture civil rights regulations and policies. Click here to view the complete Federal Discrimination Statement.
Clothing Distribution Program offers seasonal clothing vouchers for our thrift shop, The Bridge. Located inside The Mission, The Bridge offers gently used clothing for low income shoppers plus unique gifts from local artisans for the general public. All proceeds are used to support programs that help those living in poverty cross the “bridge” to self-sufficiency. Emergency situations are handled daily as needed. Our goal is to serve these families with a hand up, not just a handout. The Bridge is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and on Saturday’s from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. (3605 Richland Avenue West in Aiken).
Evangelism Prayer Ministry provides one-on–one prayer for the needs of those coming to Christ Central for help. Our goals are to:
- Point people to God in prayer, asking Him to supply their needs
- Help people see that God hears and answers prayer by keeping prayer journals
- Build relationships with each person through prayer
- Walk individuals through the steps of salvation if prompted by the Holy Spirit
The Prayer Ministry meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Christ Central Mission near Wal-Mart (3605 Richland Avenue West in Aiken). Call 803.643.9089 for more information.
Women’s Ministry provides a Christian influence and encouragement to single women raising children on their own. We support these women through fellowship, strengthening them in Godly principles and teaching them life skills. The ministry also offers a class on Healthy Eating and Cooking, which meets every Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Christ Central Mission near Wal-Mart (3605 Richland Avenue West in Aiken.
Family Ministry aims to point people to Jesus Christ through preaching and teaching the Word of God. Bible study and prayer sessions for adults are held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Sunday morning services are also offered from 10:30 – 11:45 am. A monthly men’s fellowship night is held the 2nd Sunday of the month. The ministry also visits those who are housebound, hospitalized or in nursing homes. All sessions and services take place at the Christ Central Mission near Wal-Mart (3605 Richland Avenue West in Aiken).
Preschool Readiness is a ministry reaching at-risk children ages 3 and 4 in North Aiken and Graniteville. Our goal is to teach each child about Jesus and show them the great love He has for each one of them. We also help prepare the children for kindergarten through academic instruction, which includes basic computer skills. In addition, we teach them discipline, respect and basic classroom skills: listening, sharing and taking turns. We enjoy many fun activities together, such as crafts, games puzzles and much more. Parents are also encouraged to participate and work in the classrooms. Train Up Academy meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30 – 11:00 am at the Christ Central North Campus (1411 York Street in the River of Life Education Building).
Kids Klub is a ministry for at-risk children and youth ages 5-17. Our goal is to create a safe, wholesome environment for these young children. In doing this, we build relationships of love and a sense of community in the body of Christ through worship, prayer, fun and fellowship. Activities include crafts, field trips, music and lunch. Kids Klub meets every Saturday morning from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at Hope Center (3 Hickman Street, Graniteville).
Mentoring Centers provide one-on-one mentoring of school children in order to encourage them to stay in school and graduate. Our goal is to match one adult with one child to build a relationship of love and trust. This helps children stay in school at the appropriate grade level for their age. These ministries also strive to help each child develop fully in spirit, soul and body according to God’s plan.
- The Mentoring Center of Christ in Aiken accommodates 5 – 16 year olds. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm during the school year. It is located at 1411 York Street in the River of Life Education Building.
- The After School Mentoring Center in Graniteville accommodates 5 – 12 year olds. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm during the school year. It is located at Hope Center, 3 Hickman Street in Graniteville
Job Skills Training
Free Fast Track GED Program provides a second chance for people who have dropped out of school to complete their high school education requirements. Our goal is to help people get better jobs, pursue higher education or meet the entrance requirements of the military. Call 803.640.1685 for more information.
- Aiken: Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Christ Central North Campus (1411 York Street in the River of Life Education Building).
- Graniteville: Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – noon at Hope Center (3 Hickman Street in Graniteville).
Hope Center School offers 24-credit certificate programs in three areas of study: culinary arts for both restaurant cooks and pastry chefs and paralegal principles. These three trimester programs will prepare students for lifetime job opportunities. New for fall 2019 is a 6 week Nurse Aide training course. This program is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. All classes take place at Hope Center (3 Hickman Street in Graniteville). Visit the Hope Center page or call 803.393.4575 or 860.208.7930 for more information. https://www.hopecenterschool.org/