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At Crossroad, we believe spiritual growth through application and imitation is important. For that reason, we challenge every person to do life together with other believers in a weekly Community Group.


This group is an environment of biblical community where people can feel welcome and accepted (BELONG), encounter Christ and His Word (BELIEVE), and make disciples and group multipliers (BECOME).


Our groups spend time in God’s Word through sermon-based discussion, and each group is encouraged to study the Bible weekly, hang out together monthly, and serve together quarterly. Groups meet in various locations all around the Ames area and throughout the week.

Join a group today!

We’re so thankful you’re interested in starting a new group! At Crossroad, we want to help you create this life-changing community for you and your friends. We provide resources for all our leaders that remove the intimidation out of leading. If you are interested in potentially starting a group with your friends, fill out this form and our staff would love to talk more about what it would look like.


If you’re a bit overwhelmed at trying to find the right group at Crossroad, let us help you! Our team would love to help you find community by connecting you with group leaders in your area. Fill out this form and we’ll help you find your group. When we gather in small groups where we can be real with ourselves, God, and others, we begin to experience what it means to thrive in our relationship with God.


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Check out some of our local groups below. If you would like to try a group, you may fill out the form above or contact the group leader in the descriptions below and they will reach out.

Will and Amy Hatfield


6:00 pm


Will and Amy have been faithfully serving at CrossRoad for nearly 15 years. Will grew up in Ames, Iowa, while Amy grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. They have seven children, whom they enjoy immensely, and spend time playing soccer, games, boating, and hiking! Will and Amy typically host their Community Group at their home and welcome you to join them!

Contact Will and Amy

Chris and Aleesha Lowe


5:30 pm

Central Ames

Chris and Aleesha moved to Ames last summer. They have been married for 8 years and have two young children! Chris and Aleesha enjoy doing life together with friends, playing sports, and serving the church. They would love to meet you and help you get connected to others. Community Group is the highlight of their week as they enjoy hosting, serving, and discussing the Christian life. Contact Chris and Aleesha

Dave and Jen Hyman & Dave and Cindy Fee


6:30 pm


The Hymans and Fees work together, with their families, to host an inviting and lively atmosphere to connect with others. Both families are faithful servants of CrossRoad and devoted to helping others. Both families have young adult and teenage children and enjoy the outdoors. Contact the Dave and Cindy.

Nick and Carol Bal


5:30 pm

N. Ames

Nick and Carol serve and graciously lead our Lighthouse Campus ministry in addition to serving and leading in other areas at CrossRoad. Nick and Carol have two young adult children and as a family, they have a passion for reaching college students and the community with the gospel. The Bals host at their home near Ada Hayden, and welcome everyone with open arms and usually great food! Contact Nick and Carol