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

Register here for fall Life Groups

Fall Life Groups meet October - December.

  • Twenties group: 40 Days in the WOrd

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

    This fall, explore how the Bible is unlike any other book.  Receive, read, research, reflect on – and live God's Word.

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

    Leaders: Taylor and Seneca Klopatek

  • Senior Adults: revelation

    Fellowship and Bible Study of the Book of Revelation

    Explore God's message and get the big picture of all that He promises to those who believe in Him.   

    Wednesdays 9:30 - 11 AMOct. 3 – Dec. 19 (come early for treats at 9!)

  • leaders: lead like a shepherd

    With down-to-earth and relatable teaching, we will unpack timeless life lessons from thorough biblical understanding that will help you better grasp the example God desires you to set as a leader.

    Mondays 6:45 – 8:15 PM, October 8 – November 12

    Leaders: Curt and Holly Poertner

  • Marriage: 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 7 – November 25

    Leaders: Chris and Deanna Cagle

  • marriage: Love and respect (home group)

    Hope, encouragement, and practical, time-tested solutions for every marriage. Learn how to stop the cycle of conflict and initiate an energizing cycle of change. A marriage built on Love and Respect results in a fulfilling and meaningful relationship.   Leaders: Mike and Kathy O'Connell

    Alternating Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, beginning October 2  – in Hartford

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)  3 options:

    Sundays 9:30 - 10:45 AM, October 7 – November 25

    Sundays 10:45 - noon, October 7 – November 25

    Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 2 – November 20

    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. 

    We all feel like "the underdog" at times. The Bible tells of ordinary people who could be considered underdogs, yet God chose them to do his work. What is God asking you to do?

    Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 PM, October 3 – November 21

  • Evicted: by matthew desmond

    We will follow 8 families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

    Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45 AM, October 7 – November 25

    Leaders: Dennis and Cindy Backhaus     Books available in the NB Bookstore

  • the god who creates

    Explore what happened "in the beginning" as God laid the foundation of the earth, and how that impacts us today.    Books available in the NB Bookstore

    Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45 AM, October 7 – November 18

    Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 4 – November 15

  • pray Like This

    Why do we have a difficult time with prayer, being hindered from praying regularly or simply misunderstanding what prayer is? Come and grow in your desire to engage in conversation with God. 

    Sundays 9:30 - 10:45 AM, October 7 – November 18

    Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 4 – November 15

  • 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.  Leader: Pete Anderson

    Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 PM, October 2 – December 4

    Cost of materials is $109, to be purchased online prior to class.  

    ORDER MATERIALS HERE

home groups for adults

  • Love Does

    Bob Goff shares remarkable stories from his life and shows how living and loving to the fullest is the best way to make Jesus known in this world.

    Alternate Fridays, 7 – 8:30 PM, October 5 – January 25 in Sussex

    Leaders: Kyle and Jen Hanson

  • recovering redemption

    God intends His people to experience life abundantly, yet all our best efforts at improvement are incomplete at best. This study unpacks the doctrines of justification, adoption, and sanctification with remarkably practical application.

    Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, Oct. 2 – Nov. 27 in West Bend (continues next season)

    Leaders: Steve and Delisa White

  • twisting the truth

    There are some common ways that God's truth gets twisted in our culture. Each has the potential to distort our perception of Him and affect our decisions and relationships. This study helps us recognize and overcome these deceptions.

    Leaders: Keith and Karen Shilhavy

    Thursdays 6:30 - 8 PM, October 4 – November 15 in Slinger

LifeGroups for men

  • 33 The Series

    Book 3: A Man and his Traps

    This interactive, compelling study can help men avoid or escape the destruction that can result from falling into the common manhood traps.

    Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 8 – November 26

    Leader: Norm Humitz

  • resolute: Leadership Skills for men

    Men were designed by God to lead, so why not empower yourself with the biblically-based skills to do this effectively. This study led by Eliot Duncan will dig into Vision, Feedback, Communication, Trust, Margin, Change, Mentoring, and Conflict -- to make you a better leader at home, in the work place, and in the community.      Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 8 – December 3

  • Book of Acts

    Come together with other men to study, discuss and apply the Bible to your life   Leaders: Russ Naragon, John Durkin

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 PM, October 2 – December 18

  • DEALING WITH LIFE AS A MAN

    Many millennials are leaving church as they struggle with what the truth really is. Even with committed Christians, many men live with confused beliefs that influence their thoughts and actions and that are not aligned with truth. This study will help us understand systems of belief and the process of deconstructing and rebuilding ideas that align with God’s truth. We will address the following topics: Belief Systems, Perspective, Renewing the Mind, Knowing God, Desires & Motivation, and Evil & Suffering.

    Alternate Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30, October 9 – December 18

    Leader: George Lessmann

  • No Regrets

    Book 3: Being the man God created you to be

    Learn how God defines masculinity and become the man He created you to be.

    Thursdays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 4 – December 13

    Leader: Sean O'Gorman

  • 33 the series

    Book 1: A Man and his Design

    There are so many voices out there that are telling you what it means to be a man. Discover God’s design for men with a clear definition and inspiring vision of Authentic Manhood.  Books available in the NB Bookstore

    Fridays 6 – 7:30 AM, October 5 – November 30  Leader: Tony Brodzeller


  • 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,  October 6 – December 15   Leader: Jeff Nelson

LIFE GROUPS FOR WOMEN

  • adorned

    Discover the power of cross-generational friendships! Titus 2 shows that all women are strengthened when young moms and singles widen their peer groups to those who've "been there," and when "veterans" invest in the next generation.   Leader: Kelly Fehr

    Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM, October 1 – November 26 (continues next season)

  • Breaking free

    Discover the freedom available to you through the transforming power of a relationship with God and the truth of God's Word - truth that will set you free.

    Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 PM   October 3 – December 12

    Books available in the NB Bookstore

  • Experiencing god

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

    Wednesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, October 3 – December 19

  • jesus among secular gods

    As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism continues to grow, it's more important than ever for believers to be able to defend and share the claims of Christ. 

    Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, October 2 – December 4

  • 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 (Oct. 9 & 23, Nov. 13 & 27, Dec. 11)

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

  • mom set free

    Discover how the gospel message can empower you to parent in the freedom of God's sovereignt, so that you can breathe deeper, walk lighter, and enjoy your children - and the parenting journey - more than ever before. 

    1st & 3rd Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, October 2 – December 18

    Leader: Heidi Leedle

  • thriving in all seasons of life

    We all face days full of busyness that can lead to anxiety and stress. Come explore how we can partner with God to nurture ways to live a full, abundant life.  Leaders: Kim Anderson and Shalanna Mahlstedt

    Alternate Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4

  • undistracted widow

    Living For God After Losing Your Husband

    Discover how God is working in the midst of the deep distress of losing a spouse.   Leader: Pat Hafemeister

    Mondays 6:30 – 8 PM,  October 1 – November 19 in West Bend

    Books available in NB Bookstore

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 4 – January 3

  • 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, October 1 – January 7

  • 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  (Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec. 3)

    (no meeting on Labor Day Sept. 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, October 1 – December 17

    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

    Begins September 23

  • 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, begins September 28

    Saturdays, 6 – 8 PM in Colgate, begins September 22