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

All groups meet at Northbrook unless listed as a "home group".


Read more in the current issue of NB Life Magazine

Registration begins September 14 for fall Life Groups


ALL ADULTS    |    WOMEN   |    MEN    |   HEALING     |    STUDENTS

  • senior adults fellowship and bible study

    Be inspired, be informed, be prepared. The "Smart guides" will help you understand the Bible.  Choose from Old Testament: The Book of Daniel, God's Triumphant Plan or New Testament: The Life of Christ

    Wednesdays 9 – 11 AM, October 2 – December 18   in C306

  • Everybody Always – by bob goff

    The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.

    Thursdays 6:30 - 8 PM, October 3 - November 7, .for single adults

    Books available in the nb Bookstore

  • Reveal: Self Reflection for True Engagement

    Join this group of young adults (Age 18+) as we hear from live speakers each week and then break off into small groups for discussion. We will be exploring different topics that are relevant to our age group.

    Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 7 – November 25 in Room C306

    Leaders: Taylor Klopatek and Sam Osterberg

LifeGroups for All Adults

  • Life with jesus

    Discussing foundational truths of life in Christ provides the 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.

    Offered 3 times:

    Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45 AMOctober 6 – November 24

    Sundays, 10:45 AM - 12 PMOctober 6 – November 24

    Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 PM, October 1 – November 19

    Books available in the NB Bookstore

  • 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. 

    This season, "Experience Outrageous Joy!" Study of the letter of Paul to the Philippians.

    Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 PM, October 2 – November 20   in C306

  • Anxious for nothing

    While anxiety is part of life, it doesn't have to dominate your life. You can talk yourself off the ledge and view bad news through the lens of God's sovereignty. Come join us and discover a life of calm and develop tools for combating the onslaught of anxiety.

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM, October 8 – November 12

    Germantown home group (Gary and Tara Tess)

  • Ask It

    Should I take this job? Buy this house? Marry this person? Before you ask another question, discover the most important question of all. Learn how to make decisions with confidence by applying the question that brings clarity to life’s most challenging decisions.

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8 PM, October 3 – November 14

    Slinger home group (Larson home), led by Keith and Karen Shilhavy


  • A Clash of kingdoms

    Discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Philippi, a Roman colony that worshipped false gods. Paul encouraged the church to consider itself a colony of heaven, not of Rome. Consider your citizenship and the message you convey to the world.

    Alternate Wednesdays 6:45 – 8:30 PM, October 2 – December 11

    Slinger home group (Eliot and Marlis Duncan)


  • The Early Church

    For Christians today, faith in God can sometimes seem to be a cerebral choice. For the early church, it was the difference between life and death. This video study is filmed on location with teaching from Ray Vander Laan. Discover what it means to be a light in the darkness.   Offered 2 times, at Northbrook

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45, October 6 – November 10

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM, October 1 – November 5

  • eternity is now in session

    What if we stopped thinking about eternal life as something we can only experience after we die? What if salvation isn't mostly about getting you into heaven, but about getting heaven into you? Eternity is now in session.

    Alternate Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM   (10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5 and 11/19)

    Hartford home group  (Tom and Emily Utschig)

  • career crossroads

    Two thirds of American workers are unfulfilled, half are dissatisfied with their jobs and 1 in every 10 are unemployed or underemployed. Learn how to make work better, Realize your gifts, passion and calling, and find career direction. This study will help you get the right job and maximize your career. 

    Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 7 – November 25 at Northbrook

  • Imago Dei

    This study explores what it means to be created in the image of God. We will discover renewed purpose in our relationships and how to participate in the mission of God. 

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, October 6 – November 17 at Northbrook

  • Pathways

    Does your path seem uncertain? God has a purpose for your life and he is shaping your story. This study will help you to understand how God uses every action and event that occurs to make his purpose a reality.

    Offered 3 times at Northbrook:

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, October 6 – November 17

    Mondays 6:30 – 8 PM, October 7 – November 18

    Thursdays, 6:30 – 8 PM, October 3 – November 14

  • The power of god's names

    God's names invite you to know Him as Creator, Ruler, Provider, Warrior, and more. We will explore the biblical meanings of the names and the related attributes of God. By understanding His names, you can experience Him more deeply. 

    Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 1 – November 19

    West Bend home group (Steve and Delisa White)

  • Two Dollars a day

    Where do families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Through this book's eye-opening analysis and many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge. This book is a call to action for all of us.

    Sunday 9:30 – 10:45 AM, October 6 – November 17 at Northbrook


  • leaders: New Thinking, New future

    Author Sam Chand peels back the layers of our assumptions to challenge us to think more deeply, more clearly, and more productively than ever before. He addresses fundamental topics all leaders instinctively address, including security, location, ownership, team, growth, and benchmarks of success.

    Mondays 6:30 – 8 PM, October 7 – November 25 at Northbrook

lifegroups for women

  • Discerning the voice of god

    Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

    1st-3rd-5th Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, October 1 – December 17 at Northbrook

    Leader: Megan Kirsch;  Childcare available for a fee

  • FInding I AM

    What is the deep cry of your heart? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, and wants to step in and see you through it. This study explores the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John.

    Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 2 – November 13 at Northbrook

    Leader: Carol Hansen

  • It's not supposed to be this way

    Reality often ends up so very far from the life we long for. Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands daily disappointments and life-altering loss. She helps us discover that in God we can find unexpected strength as we wrestle with our faith and feelings.

    1st-3rd-5th Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, October 1 – December 3 at Northbrook

    Childcare available for a fee


  • James: Faith/Works

    Gain practical wisdom on how to deal with trials and temptations, how to extend mercy, how to fight against the passions and desires at war within us, how to pray for one another in sickness, health, suffering, and joy. Consider how to view all of our days as lived under the sovereign will of the Lord. 

    Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, October 1 – December 17 at Northbrook

    Leader: Joanne Bodien;  Childcare available for a fee

  • Moms of Influence

    Conversation, coffee, an eclectic mix of speakers, and great discussion combine for the perfect blend of laughter and learning. 

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 9 – 11:15 AM, October 8 – December 10

    For moms of all ages! Childcare available for a fee. We also offer a supervised homeschool kids classroom.

  • Psalm 23

    Many of us know Psalm 23 by heart but haven't experienced its power. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It's more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life.  Offered 2 times; childcare available for a fee Tuesday only.

    Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, October 1 – November 19

    Wednesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, October 2 – November 20

  • The Undistracted widow

    Discover how God is working in the midst of the deep distress of losing a spouse.

    Mondays 9:30 – 11 AM, October 7 – November 25 at a West Bend home

    Leader: Pat Hafemeister

  • The Wellness Revelation

    If you desire to improve your quality of life through better health and well being, this study and workout will put you on the path to wellness through wholeness of body, mind, and spirit. 

    Tuesdays 6 – 7:45 PM, October 1 – November 26 at Northbrook

    Leader: Kim Anderson

Men's LifeGroups

  • 33 the series: Book 5

    Book 5: A Man and His Marriage  (NOTE: Correction from NBLife magazine)

    Bring life to your marriage by building it around God's grace and for His glory, caring for and investing in this important relationship. 

    Mondays 6:30 – 8 PM, October 7 – November 25 at Northbrook

    Leader: Norm Humitz

  • 33 the Series: Book 3

    Book 3: A Man and His Traps   (NOTE: Correction from NBLife magazine)

    This interactive study can help men identify the deep idols of the heart and develop a "battle plan" built on God's grace. 

    Fridays 6 – 7:30 AM, October 4 – November 22 at Northbrook

    Leader: Tony Brodzeller

  • The BOok of Romans

    Bring your Bible and get to know the living Savior better. Join other men as we come together to study, discuss and apply the timeless truths in Paul's letter to the church in Rome.

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM, October 1 – December 17 at Northbrook

    Leaders: John Durkin, Russ Naragon

  • Character carved in stone

    This book written by Pat Williams will be used to contrast the key leadership virtues of West Point Academy with the leadership of Joshua and how we are to live our lives as Christian men. 

    Alternating Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 3 – December 12 at Northbrook

    Leader: Ed MIller

  • in the dust of the rabbi

    Study the life of Jesus and why it relates to men here on earth. 

    Filmed in Israel and Turkey, this video series will take you on a journey to the ancient world of Jesus and his disciples. Discover what it means to have a relationship with Jesus so close that you take on his ways and character. 

    Saturdays 6:30 – 8 AM, October 5 – December 7 at Northbrook

    Leader: Jeff Nelson

  • No Regrets: Book 6

    Book 6: Building a Home, Not Just a House.

    Men, explore practical tools for growing your marriage and parenting your children. 

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM,  October 3 – December 12

    Leader: Sean O'Gorman

Marriage and Parenting lifegroups

  • Parenting with love and logic

    Learn positive parenting and teaching techniques to build healthy relationships with your children. Led by trained guest instructor, Kristen Hasbrook.

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8 PM, October 3 - October 31

    Workbooks will be available to purchase at the first session

  • The marriage toolbox

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

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, October 6 – November 24

    Leaders: Curt and Holly Poertner


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 Northbrook 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, October 3 – January 2

  • 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.   Leader: Paulette Eck

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

    August 5, Oct 7, Nov 4, December 2

  • Cancer care family support group

    Prayer, listening, encouragement and practical support in a small group setting for adult cancer patients, family members and others within the circle of treatment and caring. 

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

    September 16 through December 2

  • 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. 

    Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 PM, October 7 through January 6

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. 

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

    September 22 – December 22

    Leaders: Val Roberts; Alan and Diane Capps

  • 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 (John & Jenni Uribe), September 20 – December 20

    Saturdays 6 – 8 PM in Colgate (Brad & Sue Pokorny),  September 21 – December 21