The mission of Central Christian Church is to nurture people in an active faith and relationship to God, and to help them grow in grace while sharing time, talents, and treasures through study, worship, prayer, fellowship and outreach by bringing Christ and people together.
This mission statement continues to inform and inspire each new generation of Disciples to a faithful response to God which sends them inward to self-examination and prayer and then outward into public worship and community service. New Disciples are still being sought for the mission of “bringing Christ and people together” in the Boone, Iowa area.
A capable staff supports the ministries and programs of Central Christian Church.
Rev. Gary Sneller is our Interim Minister with over 30 years of pastoral experience in Texas, Tennessee and Iowa. Gary's hometown is Pella, Iowa and he has traced his Dutch heritage to 17th century Holland. He and his wife, Diane, have two married daughters, two grandsons, and one granddaughter. Pastor Gary is an avid reader and bicycle rider (9 RAGBRAIs) and he enjoys playing the trombone. He is passionate about the future of the church in our rapidly changing world.
Cathy Byrd, Church Secretary, provides administrative skills five mornings a week from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kris Cook, Custodian, provides custodial services on weekdays.
Bob Grundstad rehearses the Choir on Wednesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and directs the choir on Sundays.
David Howell, church organist, accompanies the choir on Wendesday evenings and provides the music for Sunday services. He is assisted by Jo Howell, who often accompanies the choir during performance.
Brandon Larson, Nursery Attendant, provides childcare in the nursery on Sunday mornings.
Central Christian Church is located at the corner of 8th and Greene Streets in Boone, Iowa.
Boone is located just west of Ames, on Highway 30.
803 Greene St., Boone, IA 50036
The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Worship & Sunday School
Sunday services are held at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and last approximately one hour.
Sunday School is held at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays, following Sunday worship.
Discovery Contemporary Worship Service is held from 11:15 a.m. to noon on Sundays in Fellowship Hall. Casual dress is encouraged for this relaxed atmosphere service. Discovery Contemporary Worship is designed to create powerful "WOW" experiences of God through worship. It is a creative blend of contemporary music, inspiring visual images and active worship participation that will energize your life!
On Wednesday evenings the adult Choir rehearses from 8 p.m. unitil 9 p.m.
The sanctuary and fellowship hall are on ground level and are handicap accessible. A handicap entrance is on the west side of the building, just off of the back parking lot. The restroom facilities are not handicap accessible; some extra assistance may be required. Assisted listening devices are available in the narthex to aid the hearing impaired.
For well over 100 years, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has served the community of Boone, Iowa and surrounding areas. The first church building was dedicated in 1876, the same year the church was founded. A second church structure was erected to replace the first building and was dedicated in 1893; that building was destroyed by fire and was replaced in 1903. An education building with classrooms and office space was added to the north of the 1903 sanctuary, and was dedicated on May 23, 1954. The Fellowship Hall, Fireside Room and kitchen were dedicated in 1970. A modern Sanctuary, Library and Choir Room were dedicated in 1979.
Twenty-nine ministers have served the church as “settled” or permanent pastors since 1884, including one associate minister who served alongside a senior minister from 1993 to 1998. The Rev. G. H. Sutton served the longest pastorate of approximately twelve years from 1930 to 1942. The average pastorate length is four-and-a-half years.