Helpful Directory of Ministry Descriptions

CUMC Website Central Ministries Collage


All are welcome to worship the Lord with us! We have worship for all ages at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. Everyone participates in this traditional service. Special worship services are held throughout the year, including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, sunrise service on Easter Sunday, and Advent.

Sunday School


This Spiritual Formation ministry helps everyone connect and commit to the family of believers, equipping them to grow spiritually to be able to experience the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ.

The Women's Bible Class Adult Sunday School Class Conference Call
Sundays 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Call in number:  (515) 604-9307
Access code:  341177#

Bible Study

Forward your registration request or questions to Wendell C. Love at


The Class Meeting - Small Group Meeting - Tuesday, 12:00 noon, Free Conference Call, Facilitator: Rev. Mildred Gunn. Contact Rev. Gunn,

Journey Through the Bible -Tuesday, beginning Mid-May, Free Conference Call, Facilitator: Rev. Frederick Gray.  Contact Rev. Gray,

Youth Small Group Study 9-12th grade - Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Zoom Video, Facilitator: Rev. Angela Johnson.  Contact Rev. Angie for Zoom access

Pastor's Bible Study - Weekly Lectionary Texts - Wednesday, 7:15 pm, Zoom Video, Facilitator: Rev. Vance Ross. Contact Rev. Ross for zoom access -

L.I.F.E. Group Bible in A Year: 365-Day Reading Plan - Thursday, 7:30 pm, Zoom Video, Facilitators: L.I.F.E. Group Leaders.  Contact Rev. Angie for Zoom access

Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough & Journey to Wholeness - Saturday, 3:00 pm, Zoom Video, Facilitators: Scherrie Simon. Contact Scherrie Simon for Zoom access,

Walking with Nehemiah: Your Community is Your Congregation Band sessions: with occasion Zoom Video. Facilitator: Carol Tucker Burden. Contact Carol Tucker Burden,

Spiritual Gifts: Discover, Discern, Develop & Deploy your Special Gifts - Online. Facilitator: Wendell Love. Contact Wendell Love,

Fall Bible Study for Youth

Middle School Small Group Study for Grades 6-8

Leader: Tavis Tinsley
Three Simple Rules 24/7 (6 weeks)
Thursdays at 5:30 pm, Beginning September 3rd
Please complete the registration in the link below to receive the Zoom link.
To register for Zoom Link

High School Small Group Study

For Grades 9-12
Growing in Your Faith (ongoing)
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, Beginning September 1st
Please complete the registration in the link below to receive the zoom link.
To register for Zoom Link

If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Angie at

Prayer Ministry

The Prayer Ministry mission is to undergird and support the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ by expanding and strengthening the ministry of prayer at and beyond Central United Methodist Church. A weekly Wednesday evening prayer service is held at 6:00 pm.

Children’s Ministry

Central’s Children Ministry is committed to partnering with families to provide training for the children of the church and community in Christ-like attitudes, servanthood and discipling that will lead to a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, a greater understanding of the Christian faith, and a desire for life-long discipleship.

Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry walks with youth in their journey to know Christ by creating an environment in which youth can experience Christian communion to hear the gospel to know God’s love and to respond in faith by loving and serving others, for in all of this we are making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Young Adult L.I.F.E. (Living in Full Effect)

Central’s L.I.F.E. (Living in Full Effect) includes believers between the ages of 18 to 35 who are committed to CUMC’s mission. The ministry provides: a loving community in Christ through interdependency, accountability and inclusion; opportunities for community involvement and mentoring; and a connection between CUMC and the surrounding colleges.

Higher Education

The mission of Higher Education is to build capacity for Central UMC students to discover, claim and flourish in Christ’s calling in their lives, by creating connections and providing resources to aid in education and spiritual formation.

C3 Marriage Ministry

The mission of the Central Couples Connection (C3) Marriage Ministry is to provide married couples with biblical principles and life skills that will help them establish and maintain healthy marriages through God’s plan. We aim to assist couples in every stage of relational development through education, workshops and fellowship to create marriages that thrive on commitment, intimacy and growth.

Music Ministry

Whether it be through prayer, singing, or communion, worship can take many different forms. Here at Central UMC, music plays a vital role in our worship experience. We strive to connect with Jesus as we perform, appreciate, and share in the music during every service. Our many music ministries are open to all, and allow for us to connect with each other as we work and serve together to prepare inspirational music to be shared in worship. Giving church members opportunities to develop and use their musical gifts and talents, as they grow spiritually, is a special goal of the music ministry at Central UMC.


  • The Cathedral Choir
  • The United Voices of Central
  • Male Chorus
  • Anointed Voices Youth Choir
  • Inspirational Cherub Choir

Technology Ministry

The Technology Ministry team is positioned to assist and support Central United Methodist Church in reaching out to members, visitors, seekers and leaders through a variety of technology tools including: video, audio, print, “smart” technology, and internet. Because there is so much involved in developing and maintaining a dynamic presence through the effective use of technology, the Technology Ministry should be just as prominent and integrated into the church’s total ministry plan as the other church ministries.

The Technology Ministry team builds dynamic, interactive, multi-layered services that expand the church’s reach to connect with users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year so that any person, anytime, and anywhere can become a disciple of Jesus Christ and enter into a life-changing, world-transforming journey of faith, hope and love.

Outreach Ministry

Outreach Ministries are the tools and practices we use to bring good news to our community and the world.

  • Food Pantry
  • Not by Bread Alone
  • Youth Enrichment Program
  • United Methodist Women
  • United Methodist Men