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".

Registration for Winter/Spring groups begins January 11, online or at a kiosk in the lobby

Find registration links on the registration page HERE

Read more in the current issue of NB Life Magazine

and find Life Group Information in the sections below:


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.

    Sundays 9:30–10:45 AM, February 2 – March 22

    Sundays 10:45 AM–12 PM, February 2 – March 22

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 4 – March 24

  • REal LIfe

    A relaxed environment, large group teaching, small group discussion and no homework. This winter: The Power of God's Names. Explore the biblical meanings of the names and the related attributes of God. 

    Wednesdays 7 - 8:30 PM, February 5 – March 25  in C306

  • Defined

    Inspired by the new movie Overcomer. Scripture teaches that we're all made in the image of God. We don't define ourselves; the Creator does. Learn biblical answers to foundational questions of identity.

    Sundays 9:30–10:45 AM, February 2 – March 29

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 6 – April 2

  • Finding QUiet – by J.P. Moreland

    Join us as we discuss the challenges of depression and anxiety as people of faith.  We'll learn practices that can help overcome anxiety and bring peace. 

    Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 5 – March 25

  • Irresistible

    Consider the faith modeled by first-century Christians who had no Bible, no status, and risked persecution. What made their faith so compelling, so defensible, so irresistible? How can we recover that same faith?

    Thursdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 6 – March 19 at a Slinger home

    Leaders: Keith & Karen Shilhavy

  • Psalm 23: by Matt chandler

    Matt Chandler introduces us to the great shepherd, the Lord, who promises to provide for every need of his flock. Psalm 23 teaches us profound truths about our loving and protective God. We’ll encounter a life-transforming question: Do you trust the Lord to care for your needs?

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, February 2 - March 15

    Mondays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 3 – March 16 (CANCELED)

  • poverty cure: join the conversation

    We often ask how to alleviate poverty. But the real question is, how do we create wealth? How do people in the developing world create prosperity for their families and communities? It is time to rethink poverty and unleash the creative potential that fills the developing world.  Leader: Pam Arbeiter

    Sundays 9:30 – 10:45 AM, February 16 – April 5

  • The Reason for God

    Responding to the questions of open skeptics and ardent believers, author Timothy Keller draws from literature, philosophy, reason, and real-life conversations to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief.

    1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, February 4 – April 21

    Hartford home group (Tom & Emily Utschig)

  • Boundaries for leaders

    This study gives leaders the tools and techniques they need to achieve the performance they desire in their organizations and in themselves. Learn seven leadership boundaries that set the stage, tone and culture for a results-driven organization.   Leader: Bruce Goranson

    Mondays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 3 – April 6

Singles / Twenties / Seniors

  • Singles group: Christian - by andy stanley

    What does it mean to be Christian? Examine the characteristics Jesus used to define those who follow him. If believers today embodied these traits, would the non-believing world put aside its definition of ‘Christian’ and instead know us by our love?

    Thursdays 6:30 - 8 PM, February 6 – April 2, for single adults

  • young adults

    Join this group of young adults (ages 18-29) as we learn about a time when the world found Christians irresistible. What if we followed their lead? Perhaps it would change how we read the Bible, and help us understand our own faith. Come learn how to regain an Irresistible Faith! 

    Mondays 7 – 8:30 PM, February 3 – March 23 in Room C306

    Leader: Samuel Osterberg

  • Young couples: Taking Responsibility for your life

    RESPONSIBILITIES. We all have them. But we don't all take them as seriously as we ought to.  In this study Andy Stanley shows you how to take authentic responsibility for the things in your life.

    Sundays 9:15 – 10:45 AM, February 2 – March 8

    Leader: Taylor Klopatek

  • 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, January 8 – May 27   in C306

lifegroups for women

  • 20/20: Seen. Chosen. Sent.

    Develop a new understanding of how God sees you and has chosen you to help make Jesus’ name known. Through biblical teaching and lessons from her own life, Christine Caine will challenge you to share the story of how God's love has transformed your life right where you are.

    Wednesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, February 5 – March 25

  • Psalm 40: crying out

    Does God see me? Does He care? When life hits hard and you aren't sure what to do, it can be confusing and loneyl. Psalm 40 is the good news that God hears our cries and delights to rescue us. 

    Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 PM, February 5 – April 1

    Leaders: Carol Hansen, Jeanne Ehrgott

  • the gifts of imperfection

    Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are. Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 4 – March 10

    Leader: Jeri Mallow

  • the power of god's names

    God reveals His names so you can gain insight into who He is: as Creator, Ruler, Provider, Warrior, and more. This study will help you discover greater strength and deeper peace as you explore new dimensions of God's majesty.

    Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, February 4 – March 24

    Childcare available for a fee.  Leader: Pam Quinn

  • 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, February 11 – May 12

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

  • 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. 

    1st/3rd/5th Tuesdays 9 – 11:15 AM, February 4 – May 5   

    Childcare available for a fee.  Leader: Kim Anderson

Men's LifeGroups

  • 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, February 4 – April 21

    Leaders: John Durkin, Russ Naragon

  • No Regrets: Book 7

    Book 7: Believing and Knowing the Truth

    Solidify your faith as you learn the reasons why to believe what you believe.

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

    Leader: Sean O'Gorman

  • 33 the Series: Book 4

    Book 4: A Man and His Work

    An inspiring vision of work from God's bigger perspective. 

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

    Fridays 6 – 7:30 AM, February 7 – April 24

    Leader: Tony Brodzeller

  • a clash of kingdoms / Cultures in conflict

    Discover how Paul communicated the Good News of Christ to Phillippi and Corinth, two Roman colonies that worshipped false gods. Paul encouraged the church to consider itself a colony of heaven, not of Rome.  

    Saturdays 6:30 – 8 AM, February 8 – April 25

    Leader: Jeff Nelson

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, Kristin Hasbrook.

    Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 PM, February 11 – March 17

    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, February 2 – March 22

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)

  • 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, February 3 – April 27

  • 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 6 – 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.   Leader: Paulette Eck

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

    February 3, March 2, April 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; Jan 5 – May 17

    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; Jan 3 – May 15

    Saturdays 6 – 8 PM in Colgate (Brad & Sue Pokorny),  September 21 – December 21; Jan 4 – May 16