What to Expect
Services run about 1hr 15min
Stop in a few minutes early for coffee and treats, and for help with kid’s check-in.
Guests: Please feel free to use our visitor parking up front, otherwise you may park wherever you find a spot, on the concrete or in the gravel.
What to Wear
Wear what you feel comfortable in!
No matter if you want to wear flip-flops, t-shirt, shorts, and a ball cap, or if you want to wear a tie, you are welcome to.
We offer contemporary worship at every service with drums, keyboard, electric guitar and more.
Our teaching is Bible-Based.
On screens, we display scripture (Bibles are available if desired), and sermon outlines for anyone wishing to take notes.
Central's Children's Ministry offers programming and services for children during our weekend services as well as a Wednesday night program called Awana. During all church services we have a nursery available for children through age three years old and classroom programs for children through fifth grade. The age appropriate lessons give a variety of ways to experience Jesus through music, Bible stories, crafts, and videos. Our volunteers are committed to making this lesson time both fun and engaging and it is our desire to see each child grow and develop a relationship with the Lord.
Wednesday evenings during the school year, Central kids meet together for Awana. Students in preschool through 6th grade attend this program and learn about Jesus through worship, small group, and large group lessons and activities. Awana meets Wednesdays at 6:00 at Central Church. Our teachers and volunteers help the students rotate through the activities while the students work on Bible verse memorization and engage in Bible stories, working towards their own goals each week, and partnering with parents to help develop an ongoing relationship with God.
At Central Church, we place a top priority on keeping kids safe! We have a digital check in system using Planning Center to sign into each time we meet. This great system allows us to know who is here and what allergies or special needs students may have. An account can be created on site at the church. Check in stations are available in the front entry of the church as well as at the nursery station.
We are building a H.O.U.S.E -- Helping Our students Understand God's word Safely in an Environment that creates expectation and excitement.
Central's 712 youth meet at 712 Quint Avenue located near Godfather's Pizza.Map
On Wednesdays, our doors open at 5:15 PM for the middle schoolers. They'll meet for an hour, then we eat a meal together at 6:30 (High schoolers arrive then). After that we usually go into an activity. The high schoolers will then meet for another hour(ish) and wrap up around 8:15 PM.
Friday nights are one of the ways in which Central serves the Carroll community. Friday nights are a chance for 7th-12th grade students to simply come and hang out. This is a pretty relaxed, unstructured time for students to gather in a safe place.
Any student in 7th - 12th grade is welcome to join us on either Wednesday or Friday night.
Wednesday | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Friday | 7:00 - 10:00
If you'd like to receive communications about 712 Youth Group, please text 712 to 712-214-4319.
7:00-10:00 every Friday (except home CHS football games and holidays)
At Central Church, we believe you can’t do life alone.
We have Connect Groups you can join to stay connected with your fellow church attenders and grow together in your faith journey. Connect Groups exist so people can engage in biblical community that helps them become more like Jesus in every area of their lives; A space outside of the Sunday experience to form deeper relationships in an effort to grow closer to God and closer to each other.
This men’s group meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm at the 712 Youth Center
(near Godfather’s Pizza).
“Kingdom Men Rising” by Tony Evans.
$20 book fee. Please sign up HERE!
Want to get out with others and have some fun? This group is for you! Join us on the FIRST and THIRD Wednesdays of the month from 6-8pm at the Carroll Bowl.
Sign up today by clicking this LINK.
Leader: Elise Soyer. Ends on December 20th.
The Crafters Corner Group is for anyone who crafts with crochet, knitting, sewing or other handwork tools. Invite your friends to join you! All ages welcome.
Dates: Nov. 27th, Dec. 11th, Jan. 8th, and Jan. 22nd.
Contact Laura Buerckley at 319-270-0026 with any questions.
This group will meet at the church on Mondays from 10-11:30am in room 102.
Bring your own projects and work on them in a group.
Bring snacks to share.
Contact Billie at [email protected] to sign up.
Begins Nov. 2nd.
This Connect Group helps you manage your finances biblically and has helped many get out of debt. This class meets on Thursdays from 6:30-8pm in Rm 102.
$80 materials fee per family.
Have you been looking for a way to finally get on top of your money? This. Is. Your. Time. Learn how to take control of your finances and get out of debt with Dave Ramsey.
FPU leader – Marci Duncan
Please click this LINK if you’d like to join this class.
No Class on Dec 24th & 31st!
September 11th-December 17th!
Roughly 16 weeks in length.
We will have an overall group and individual winner the week before Christmas!
Pastor Ryan will be leading this group.
Begins Jan of 2024 during the second service at 10:45am-12:45pm at Central.
Leaders – Jay and Carrie Riesberg.
“This class is for anyone that is THINKING about divorce, has recently gone through a divorce, or has been divorced for YEARS… and remarried. This class is awesome for anyone on the divorce path.”
Please click the link below if you’d like to join this class. $20 book fee.