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 January 12 for Winter/Spring Life Groups

Go to the Life Group Registration page to find links to register

LifeGroup materials will be available for purchase in the nb Bookstore

from January 12 through February 20

  • Twenties group:  "Everybody Always"

    Join a group of young adults as we explore next steps in our faith journey.  

    Winter/Spring study will be "Everybody Always".

    Bob Goff shares stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loved them–without fear, insecurity, or restriction.  Led by Taylor Klopatek and Sam Osterberg

    Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM in room C306,  February 4 – March 11

  • Senior Adults fellowship and bible study

    The Book of Revelation - Explore God’s message concerning the future, grasp the meaning of each verse, understand the symbols and get the big picture of God’s promises for those who believe in Him.

    Wednesdays 9:30 - 11 AM  in C306  (come early for treats at 9)

    January 9 – May 22

  • Marriage: The Marriage toolbox

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

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, February 3 – March 24

  • Singles group study: "Never Alone"

    As a single, do you feel the world has left you behind? Have you ever shaken your fist at heaven and asked, “What about me?” This study can show you the intimate, glorious, and fulfilling relationship you have now and forever in God.       Leader: Mike Linton

    Thursdays, 6:30 – 8 PM, February 7 - March 28


  • 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)  3 options:

    Sundays 9:30 - 10:45 AM, February 3  – March 24

    Sundays 10:45 - noon, February 3 – March 24

    Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, February 5 – March 26

    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, studying "Relying on the Holy Spirit,"  we'll learn more of God's character and how to experience His presence in our lives.

    Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 PM, February 6 – March 27

  • GOspel foundations 2: exodus – judges

    It’s been hundreds of years since Joseph brought his family to Egypt. Once free and prosperous, they are a people in bondage, calling out for rescue. Explore how God rescued His people and revealed to them their need for the redemption of their hearts.

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, February 3 – March 24
    Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM, February 7 – March 28

  • when relationships collide

    Discover principles for dealing with conflict in a healthy, God-honoring way. Learn what the Bible says about conflict and how God would have you resolve it.

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, February 3 – March 17

    Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM, February 7 – March 21

  • Oneness Embraced

    This book by Tony Evans calls God’s people to strive for unity across racial and socio-economic divides. Why we don’t have unity, what we need to get it, and what it will look like when we do.  Leaders: Dennis and Cindy Backhaus

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, February 3 – March 17

  • 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.  Leader: Laura Holmes

    Thursdays 6:30 - 8 PM,  February 14 – April 11

  • Financial Peace

    If the story your financial life is telling is a lot different than the story your heart yearns for, then we've got good news. You can change the story and you can start RIGHT NOW.   *Purchase materials kit online approx $100  

    Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 PM, February 12 – April 16

    *note, this is a time change from what is in the NBLife Magazine

  • Guardrails

    Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. This study challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish personal guardrails.  Leaders: Keith and Karen Shilhavy;  Host: Kate Larson

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 7 – March 14  (Slinger Home Group)

  • Spiritual leadership coaching

    Whether you lead at home, work or church, this study will teach you coaching skills that will enhance your ability to have transformational conversations.. Learn how to listen,, ask deeper questions, and help connect the people around you to God’s heart and purposes.

    Mondays 6:45 – 8:15 PM, February 4 – March 18


  • all things new

    A study of 2 Corinthians. Explore the truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, opening your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely. Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

    Wednesdays 9 – 11:15 AM,  February 6 – March 27

  • Experiencing god

    This study shows believers how to know God intimately and recognize his voice, while encouraging them to step out in faith and join Him in His work.

    Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, February 5 – April 30

    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.  For moms of all ages! 

    9 - 11:15 AM  2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month (February 12 – May 14)

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

  • he speaks to me

    Do you want to develop a more intimate prayer life, and to hear from God in practical ways? Based on the life of Samuel and packed with practical examples, this book speaks directly to the need to develop a richer prayer life and a deeper relationship with God.  Leader: Megan Kirsch  (childcare available for a fee)

    1st & 3rd Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, February 5 – May 7

  • Defiant Joy

    Using humor, wit, and wisdom, author Candace Payne reveals biblical insights to unshakable joy and freedom in every circumstance. Dispel the myth that joy is frivolous, immature, or reserved for a few, and open your heart to receive freedom and joy. Offered 2 times:

    Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8 PM, February 12 – April 2  

    1st and 3rd Tuesday Mornings, 9 – 11:15 AM, February 5 – April 16

  • calming the chaos

    More than ever, our lives feel overwhelmed. But right here, right now, change can happen. Embrace the practice of Christian mindfulness, not an end in itself but an awareness that turns us toward God.  Leader: Jeri Mallow

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 5 – March 12

life groups for men

  • men with no regrets: book 4

    "Bringing God to Work With You"

    Study how to keep your integrity, find balance, and serve others on the job.

    Leader: Sean O'Gorman

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30, February 7 – April 25

  • 33 the series: book 2  "A man and his story"

    Equips you to understand how your past affects the present, and helps prepare you for the future.  Leader: Tony Brodzeller

    Fridays 6 - 7:30 AM, February 8 – April 5

  • 33 the series: Book 4  "A Man and His Work"

    Gain insight into some of the ways you can find your best fit and more fulfillment in your work.   Leader: Norm Humitz

    Mondays 6:30 - 8 PM, February 4 – March 25

  • The story continues

    Part 2 of "The Story" – The Bible as the story of God and His people. This condensed account of Genesis to Revelation tells of a great God who goes to great lengths to rescue the lost and hurting human race He loves so deeply.

    Saturdays 6:30 – 8 AM, February 16 – April 27   Leader: Jeff Nelson

  • BOok of galatians

    Bring your Bible and get to know the living Savior better. Join other men to study, discuss and apply the timeless truths in Paul’s letter to the churches in Galatia.   Leaders: John Durkin, Russ Naragon

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

  • defeating repetitive sin

    There is no doubt that repetitive sin is disruptive and generates discouragement for men. This study helps men break free from the grip of repetitive sin and gain spiritual traction.  5 lessons: The Seduction of Sin, The Power of Belief, The Remaking of the Mind, The Design of Desire, The Impact of Accountability.  Leader: George Lessmann

    Alternating Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 PM, February 5 – April 30

  • lead like a shepherd

    With down-to-earth and relatable teaching, we will unpack timeless life lessons from the Bible that will help you better grasp the example God desires you to set as a leader.   Led by Eliot Duncan

    Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM, February 4 – March 25

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,  February 7 – May 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, February 4 – April 29

  • 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 every month, 7 - 8:30 PM  (February 4, March 4, April 1)

  • cancer care: support group

    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.

    1st & 3rd Mondays 7 – 8 PM, February 4 – April 15

    Leaders: Amy Beth Gleesing, Sue Peerenboom

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

    January 6 – May 19

  • 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, January 4 – May 17

    Saturdays, 6 – 8 PM in Colgate, January 5 - May 18