For the Glory of God
and the Good of our Neighbors

Pastor Scott and Rhonda Archer

Welcome to Central Congregational Church (Worship with us on Sundays@10am)

CCC is a historic, traditional church that is on a journey toward truly diverse, inter-generational fellowship, worship and service in the name of Jesus for the Glory of God and the Good of our Neighbors near and far. We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. We have programs for the whole family, and our worship service is a blend of both traditional and contemporary elements. Click here for information about our Pastor, Scott Archer, and his wife, Rhonda.

Pastor's Blog

I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon of late. While citizenship, immigration and national borders are being hotly contested and defended, there is a concurrent,  growing interest -- at least in more affluent countries -- in our personal ethnic, racial and geographical heritage. Due to the availability of low cost in-home DNA testing, we can now receive a kit in the mail, use the included Q-tip type instrument to swab our cheek for a saliva sample, mail said instrument back to the company, and within a short time receive quite extensive results as to where we came from with percentages of our ethnic and racial makeup -- full color charts and graphs included.

In light of the upcoming election, the “threat” of alien hordes at our borders and the continuing political, racial and religious divisiveness and violence in our country, it seems like a good time to revisit our mission statement.

Here’s the full version: “Central Congregational Church of La Mesa exists to be a diverse, inter-generational church that worships, fellowships and serves together in the name of Jesus for the Glory of God and the Good of our Neighbors near and far."

The short version is, “For the Glory of God and the Good of our Neighbors near and far.”

The shorter version is simply, “For the Glory of God and the Good of our Neighbors.”

In June of 2007, after many years of starts and stops, I finally completed the requirements for my master’s program and received my degree. My master’s thesis was a directed reading focusing on the works of Lesslie Newbigin, a highly influential missionary, pastor and world church leader in the middle to late 20th century.