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 to join at any point.  When you find a group that interest you, fill out the growth groups registration form found on this page.  Find descriptions of groups currently meeting below.


Groups typically meet weekly for 60-90 minutes.  They tend to run 4-12 weeks throughout the year.  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 we have enough materials.



Advent by Candlelight Women's Event

Friday, Crossroads UMC

What's It Really All About?

Sunday, Crossroads UMC



Love Wins Book Study

Love Wins Book CoverMillions of Christians struggle with questions surrounding God’s grace and God’s judgement; Has God created billions of people only to select a few to go to heaven?  But, what if what Jesus meant by heaven, hell, and salvation are very different from what we have come to understand?  Join this group as we read and discuss “Love Wins” by author, pastor and innovative teacher Rob Bell.  It may be that the “good news” is much, much better than you ever imagined.

When:  8 Weeks – Sundays from Nov. 12 – Jan. 21 (with breaks for the holidays)

Time:   7:00-8:00pm

Where:  Crossroads UMC, 5901 Hogan Rd, Waunakee, WI 53597

Painting the Psalms Group

Painting the PsalmsPsalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

The psalms are brimming with wisdom, emotion and beauty. Take some time to read and discover what the psalms are saying.  What do these powerful words mean to you? If given paper and paints, what would the Holy Spirit move you to do?

When: 4 Weeks – Tuesdays from Nov. 21 – Dec. 12

Time:  6:00-7:30pm

Where: Brookdale Madison North, 1601 Wheeler Rd., Madison (in activity room)