Who We Are


We believe that the Church is God’s means to make His name known in every community, and the most powerful impact on a person’s life is through a relationship with Jesus Christ in the context of a local church community.  After seeing churches planted in Iowa City, Cedar Falls, and now Columbia, Missouri, Cornerstone Church of Ames felt that God was calling them 30 minutes south to Des Moines, an area with diversity, a thriving college population, and most of all, a need for the gospel.

To this end, Cottage Grove Church is being planted in Des Moines to fulfill this vision and mission. We will be seeking to help spread the Gospel across the city through proclaiming and displaying the new life we have experienced in Jesus Christ. Our primary focus will be impacting the next-generation (college students & young professionals) and the community near Drake University.