Become a Member

The Christian life is not something we do in isolation. It’s something we do together in community. We are a part of a larger whole. No one has to become a member to be involved in any of our activities at Central. However, we always welcome with joy those who choose to join our community of faith.

New Member & Inquirer classes

For those who are interested in church membership, New Members & Inquirers classes are offered a couple of times each year, usually in the spring and the fall. These consist of three sessions, held on Sunday afternoons immediately following worship. They provide newcomers with an opportunity to connect with church staff and lay leaders, and a chance to learn about our congregation—our identity, our history, our denomination, our different ministries and ways to get involved. Lunch and childcare are always provided.

Joining the Church

There are three ways that people can join Central: by transfer of membership from another Christian church; by reaffirmation of faith if a letter of transfer is unavailable; or by profession of faith for those who have never formally joined a church. New members are received by the Session, and welcomed by the congregation during a Sunday morning service. If you’re interested in exploring the possibility of membership, our pastor, Rev. Wallace Bubar, 515-279-3658, would be glad to visit with you.