Life Groups

Life Groups at Northbrook are small groups that meet for Friendship, Faith, and Fun.

Find one for you: All Adults, Men, Women, Couples, Healing, Twenties, Senior Adults, Students


Read more in the current issue of NB Life Magazine

Register for Winter/Spring LifeGroups begins in January

  • Marriage toolbox

    Learn the relationship skills you need to communicate well, problem-solve life's challenges and meet each other's needs.  Leaders: Chris and Deanna Cagle

    Sunday 9:30 – 10:45 AM,  February 4 – March 25 (8 weeks)

  • twenties group: Detours

    Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. Learn to navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice – even betrayal. Leaders: Taylor and Seneca Klopatek

    Monday, 7 – 8:30 PM,  February 5 – March 19   

  • Senior adults

    Choose an Old Testament or New Testament study:  Learn how the Hebrews’ return to the Promised Land (as told in Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai and Zechariah) impacts us today. Or learn about the early spread of Christianity and be inspired by the young church in the Book of Acts. 

    Wednesdays 9 – 11 AM, February 7 – April 25

  • parenting with love and logic

    Learn positive parenting and teaching techniques to build healthy relationships with your children. Trained guest instructor, Pam Olsen. 

    $75 per person or $90 per couple.  Childcare available for a fee.  8 weeks

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 22 – April 12

  • the emotionally healthy leader

    Learn how to develop a deep inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and more.  Leader: Ingrid Goranson

    Mondays, 6:30 – 8 PM, February 5 – March 26

LIFE GROUPS FOR ALL ADULTS

  • Life with Jesus      

    Discussing foundational truths of life in Christ gives you an opportunity to grow, wherever you are in your faith journey.   If you are interested in becoming a member of Northbrook, Life with Jesus is the first step.  (8 weeks)

    Sunday 9:30 - 10:45 AM, February 4 - March 25

    Tuesday 7 - 8:30 PM, February 6 - March 27


  • Real Life  

    A relaxed environment, large group teaching, small group discussion and no homework is a great way to "test the water" of a LifeGroup experience. Explore current topics in the context of what the Bible teaches.  (8 weeks)

    This season we'll study the Gospel of Luke

    Wednesday 7 - 8:30 PM, February 7 - March 28  

  • discover your spiritual gifts

    Gain a better understanding of who God created you to be as you discover your spiritual gifts, personal style, and God-given passion.   (7 weeks)

    Sunday 9:30 - 10:45 AM, February 4 – March 18

  • The Case for a creator

    21st century science has replaced Christianity as the source of truth...or has it? Explore the contradictory claims between secular science and the Christian faith and decide for yourself.  (7 weeks)   Leader: Todd Taylor

    Sunday, 10:45 - 12:00, February 4 – March 18

  • heaven

    This study answers many of the questions we ask about Heaven. You will develop a deeper understanding of our eternal destination and find the courage to strive for Heaven while living on earth.  (8 weeks)

    Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM,  February 6 – March 27    Leader: Laura Holmes


  • Detours

    Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. Learn to navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice – even betrayal.

    Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 PM, February 6 – March 20   (7 weeks)


  • Unfinished: Filling the hole in our gospel

    Why are you here? What is your purpose, and where do you fit in the bigger story that God is writing? How should your faith affect your career, your money, your families, and your life? And why does it matter?  (7 weeks)

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, February 4 – March 18 at Northbrook (Leader: Steve White)

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM, February 8 – March 22 at a Slinger home

  • church history "boot camp"

    Overview of 2000 years of church history; from the early church up to the present. You will learn how God has shaped His people and guided them as they developed a deeper understanding of His truth.  (6 weeks)

    Leaders: Rob and Deb Auer

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM,  February 11 – March 18

Men's LifeGroups

  • 33 the series: Book 2, A Man and His story

    You will be equipped to learn from your past, come alive in the present, and enjoy God's best for you in the future.  (12 weeks)

    Sundays 8–9:15 AM, February 4 – April 22   Leader: Paul Prystawik

    Mondays 6:30–8 PM, February 5 – April 23   Leader: Norm Humitz

  • 33 the series: book 5, A Man and His marriage

    Learn how to better understand and meet a woman's deepest needs, how to resolve conflicts, and how to be a servant leader.  (12 weeks)

    Fridays 6 – 7:30 AM, February 9 - April 27  Leader: Tony Brodzeller

  • No Regrets: book 8

    The No Regrets Study Series empowers men to change their lives, their families, and their community by applying biblical principles to live for Christ.  

    Book 8 - Beginning your mission with God:  Prepare to understand God's plans to use you to expand and train His team.   (12 weeks)  Leader: Sean O'Gorman

    Thursdays 6:30–8:30 PM, February 8  – April 26


  • Be Skillful  (Proverbs)

    It's good to have abilities that can be turned into money. But it's even better to have skills that can bring you wealth that lasts forever! In the Book of Proverbs, King Solomon shares the kind of wisdom that you need in order to be skillful in making a life.   Leaders: Russ Naragon, John Durkin       

    Alternate Tuesdays 6:30–8:30, February 6 – May 1

  • the hole in our gospel

    Living out Biblical compassion – being the hands and feet of Jesus. What does Jesus-centered compassion look like? Richard Stearns urges us to embrace the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ by embracing the neediest and most vulnerable among us.   (12 weeks)    Leader: Jeff Nelson

    Saturdays 6:30–8 AM, February 10 – March 28

  • Dealing with life as a man

    An opportunity for men to come together to discuss God's Word, wrestle with it and put it into practice.  Leader: George Lessmann

    Alternate Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, Feb. 6 – May 1 in Hubertus

  • Men's fraternity: book 3

    An opportunity for men to come together to discuss God's Word, wrestle with it and put it into practice.  

    Life should be an adventure, but too often it seems tiring, even boring. The Great Adventure challenges you to break free from the bondage of boredom and begin the great adventure that God has uniquely designed for you.   (12 weeks)

    Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM, February 5 - April 23 in Richfield  Leader: Paul Prystawik

LIFE GROUPS FOR WOMEN

  • discerning the voice of God

    Explore a relationship with God that will make hearing him an ongoing experience.

    Tuesday 9 - 11:15 AM, Feb. 6 - May 1

    Wednesday 9–11:15 AM,  Feb. 7 - May 2

    Wednesday 6:15 – 7:45 PM, Feb. 7 - March 28

    Wednesday 7 – 8:30 PM, Feb. 7 – March 28

  • finding I am

    What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.

    1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 9–11:15 AM   February 6 - May 1

  • emotional wellness (for women)

    Are you feeling emotionally "stuck" or disconnected from others? We will explore God's unconditional love, the freedom of vulnerability, self-compassion and helpful tools for emotional wellness.  Also offering 3 optional art nights.   Childcare available for a fee.     Leaders: Rebecca Bellanti, Kim Anderson

    1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 9:15–11:15 AM   February 6 - May 1


  • moms of influence

    Conversation, coffee, an eclectic mix of speakers, and great discussion combine for the perfect blend of laughter and learning.  For moms of all ages! 

    9 - 11:15 AM  2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 

    December 12, Feb. 13 & 27, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22

    Childcare available for a fee.  We also offer a supervised homeschool kids classroom.

healing lifegroups

  • Celebrate Recovery

    Biblically-Based Recovery for Adults. Get help if you're struggling with various hurts, harmful habits or hang-ups to find a turning point in your life through Jesus Christ. Confidentiality valued. No registration needed - just come.

    Every Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the chapel

    (pizza at 6 PM on the 2nd Tuesday each month)

  • Grief share: A healing lifegroup for adults

    Adults who are grieving the death of someone close gain support from people who understand, want to offer comfort, and hope to encourage you during this difficult time of life. 13 weeks.  Cost: $15 for the book

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM,  February 1 – April 26

  • Divorce care

    Support in a group setting for adults who are separated or divorced. Experienced leaders understand and care about you. Work toward recovering from the pain and rebuilding your life.   13 weeks.  

    Cost: $15 for the book

    Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 PM,  February 5 – April 30

  • Family Mental health support group

    Support Group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

    1st Monday of every month, 7 - 8:30 PM

  • cancer care

    For adult cancer patients, family members and others within the circle of treatment and caring. Providing prayer, listening, encouragement and practical support in a small group setting.  Contact Pastor George Lessmann for info.

    1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 7 – 8 PM   

STUDENT Life Groups

  • Junior High Life Groups     

    This is how to GROW! Meet weekly to learn more about how to love God and love others in everyday, real life situations. (September through May)

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:30 AM in the Student Center.

  • Senior High Life Groups        

    Meet weekly with other students who are developing a deeper faith by learning more about what the Bible teaches

    Fridays, 7 – 9 PM in Menomonee Falls

    Saturdays, 6 – 8 PM in Colgate

    Sundays, 9:30 – 10:30 AM at Northbrook