Growth Groups

What are Growth Groups?

Growth Groups challenge us to grow in faith, take action, and develop deep,  meaning relationships with God and others.  Groups are gatherings of 5-15 people who meet in homes, businesses or at Crossroads throughout the week.  A range of topics are offered each semester to meet the needs of the community.  Come connect, ignite and transform through Growth Groups.


Most groups are open throughout the semester.  When you find a group that interest you, fill out the growth groups registration form found on this page.  Download the current catalog or view more about current groups below.


Groups typically meet weekly for 60-90 minutes.  They run 6-12 weeks three (3) semesters a year: Spring (Feb-Apr), Summer (Jun-Aug), and Fall (Oct-Dec).  Groups meet during a variety of days of the week and times of the day, so you can find a group that fits your schedule.  It’s a short-term commitment with a positive long-term life impact.


Absolutely!  Groups are designed to get people connected to others in the community.  Feel free to invite friends, co-workers, neighbors and family.  Have your guests fill out the growth groups registration form to ensure enough materials.

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Game Changers - What's Your Move?

Sunday, Crossroads UMC

Crossroads Growth Groups

Kids' curriculum has faith based tools to help preteens with issues they face today. Parent’s discussions based on DVD studies Middle School: The Inside Story and Simplify: 10 Practices to Unclutter Your Soul. Each session concludes with a shared meal. Open to ANY 6th/7th grader and/or adults raising preteens.

Exact dates, location and times will be sent to you after registration.

Every Other Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm director

Competing priorities and constant busy-ness can leave us feeling overwhelmed and overworked. This 4-session DVD study offers practical tips and spiritual insights to help you declutter your soul. Stop doing what doesn't matter and create a God-first schedule so you can experience purpose, fulfillment, connectedness, and joyful productivity. Meal served after session. Meets April 2, 23 and May 7, 21


Sundays Apr-May 11am-12:30pm @ Crossroads director

Consider why God calls us to live a simple life. Understand why the popular self-help gurus don't quite cut it. A life of true simplicity involves practice for individual transformation and creates added joy, peace and energy.

Pastor Kristen leads this 6-week Christianity Today Bible Study exploring God's plan for finding simple.

Date, Time & Location TBD director

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be.

Starting February 28, this 11 week money class can change your life. You CAN take control of your money! Financial Peace University will teach you how..

Tuesday's 6:00pm @ Intermediate School director

Faith-Based Health Program, meeting the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month. God created our bodies as tools for His work. Honor God by caring for the body he gave you. Members meet to encourage one another toward a life of abundance with a healthy body and spirit through: dedication, inspiration, eating/exercise, and team.

Monday 5:30pm @ Waunakee Home director

Join this weekly group in devotionals and praying for the joys and concerns of church family, our community and the world. Pray along with leaders, in silence, or voice your prayers aloud.

Wednesday's 10:00am @ Crossroads director

This group meets to casually discuss current events or books as they enjoy fellowship at Rex’s Innkeeper in Waunakee. The group has previously read “The Road to Character” and “The Alchemist” and is currently reviewing a news series from NPR about poverty . Starting in March this group will discuss the book “Shadows, Darkness and Dawn”. Join at any time for any session.

Tuesday's 7:00pm Rex's Innkeeper director

New to Crossroads? Looking for ways to connect? Join this three week dinner group, meeting March 13, 27 and April 3, to meet other newcomers, learn about Crossroads’ ministries and the Methodist faith and find where YOU plug in. Membership information presented, but membership is not required.

Monday's 6:00pm @ Pastor's Home director

Are you or someone you love dealing with a chronic illness and/or pain? This group addresses issues those with chronic illness/pain face on a daily basis. This group offers members a safe place to receive support from people who understand their struggles, and also learn ways to manage their illness/pain—physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Wednesday's 1:00pm @ Crossroads director