About Us

What’s the dream behind The PLEX?

Since 2001, the people of Christ Community Church of Ames have pursued a dream that would honor God and bless the people of Ames, Gilbert, and Story County for generations to come. A part of this dream is that this site would encourage life-changing activities and relationships for kids, students, and adults of all ages. By His grace and with gratefulness to God, a first step toward this dream was realized with the opening of The PLEX in August 2009.

What is the PLEX?

The PLEX is a 32,000 square foot facility on a landscaped 15 acre site. The first of many phases planned for the site, PLEX amenities include…

…a full length gym with hardwood courts for indoor recreation,
…a 330 seat capacity auditorium with movable seating,
…a coffee gathering cafe called BLINKS,
…a fully-equipped commercial catering kitchen, and
…two large classroom areas (50 seat capacity).
…a large athletic field for soccer, football, ultimate frisbee, and other outdoor recreation.

Where is The PLEX?

The PLEX is located at 5501 George Washington Carver Ave in North Ames (at the corner of Carver and Cameron School Road).

How is The PLEX scheduled?

The PLEX may be scheduled for a wide variety of events and activities.  Our PLEX Office Ministry Coordinator, Lorinda Everett, coordinates use requests and event support for programming at the facility. Visit our Facility Use page for more information or contact Lorinda via email or by calling the PLEX office (515.232.9484).

When is Cafe Blinks open?

The cafe is open during many PLEX events, as well as…

Weekly Cafe Hours
Tuesday – 6:30am – 10:30am
Wednesday – 6:30am – 10:30am

The PLEX Office
5501 George Washington Carver Ave
Ames, IA  50010

For more information, contact Jeremy Bents, Director of Facilities/IT.