One of our values here at Northbridge Church is that NO ONE STANDS ALONE. This value can only be lived out in loving community—one centered around the person of Jesus Christ, who is actively present with His people.  Here at NorthBridge, we foster real and authentic connection with God and with others  – young and old, married and single, parenting and not. In the context of this kind of community, we can be formed into the persons God created us to be.

Group Life is a place for connection and spiritual growth.  Whether you are just starting to ask serious spiritual questions or have followed Jesus for some time and wish to get a sense of connection with other people in our church, Group Life is a great step for you.

Fall 2021 will have multiple options for you to choose from both onsite and offsite groups. Most groups start the week of September 13-18. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Bill Yaccino at (224)259-2122 or email him at bill@northbridgechurch.org


Fall 2021

STARTING POINT (Mixed/Coed) – Register Here
Starting Point is a gathering where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. In a Starting Point group, you can discuss your doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith, free from pressure and judgment. Video Promo1 / Promo2
Thursdays 7pm at NorthBridge 


XPLORE: (Mixed/Coed) – Register Here
Xplore dives deep into the basics of God’s word, God’s world, and God’s work – with an eye towards gaining a heart for the nations! You’ll learn about people groups that have never been reached with the Gospel, and you’ll see His passion for His glory to be enjoyed by all peoples on earth. The focus will be on how to participate in God’s Work by Praying, Sending, Welcoming, Going, and Mobilizing.

Thursdays 7pm at NorthBridge


WOMEN’S GROUPS –>  Register Here / Material – each participant purchases their material; click icon for direct link

“Free of Me” – Wednesdays 6:30pm (NorthBridge). We live in a culture that’s all about self, becoming the best “me” I can be instead of becoming like Jesus. That message affects every area of our lives–our friendships, our marriages, even our faith–and it breaks each one in different ways. The self-focused life robs our joy, shrinks our souls, and is the reason we never quite break free of insecurity. This study invites us into a bigger, Jesus-centered vision–one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more. Anyone yearning for a purpose bigger than “project me” will cherish this paradigm-shifting message of true fulfillment. (Note: This group meets in a “midsize” gathering format, where 3-4 groups watch the video teaching together, and then each table of 5 to 8 group participants go deeper with personal discussion led by your group facilitator)

“Growing Slow” – Monday 6:30pm (off-campus). We want to believe that a slower life is possible, but we’re afraid of what we’ll miss if we don’t keep up the pace. So we bend to the pressure and overlook the gifts of rest and slowness. But what if we could grasp the high reward of good things, grown slow? This group will help you: gain the courage to slow down and enjoy your life
uncover surprising truths that will help you grow, even in difficult seasons; lay down burdens you’ve been carrying and receive God’s healing; find value in the good things you are already growing.

“Finding I Am” – Tuesday 9:30am (off-campus). What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also 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. Through this in-depth study, you will trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

“1 Peter” (Jen Wilkin) – Tuesdays 7pm (NorthBridge). Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. Peter shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. 

 

“Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted” – Wednesdays 9am (NorthBridge). In this 7-session Bible study, redefine interruption and see that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.

 

“Free of Me” – Wednesdays 9am (NorthBridge). We live in a culture that’s all about self, becoming the best “me” I can be instead of becoming like Jesus. That message affects every area of our lives–our friendships, our marriages, even our faith–and it breaks each one in different ways. The self-focused life robs our joy, shrinks our souls, and is the reason we never quite break free of insecurity. This study invites us into a bigger, Jesus-centered vision–one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more. Anyone yearning for a purpose bigger than “project me” will cherish this paradigm-shifting message of true fulfillment.

“1 Peter” (Precepts) – Wednesdays 10am (NorthBridge). Are you prepared for suffering? Will trials and persecutions reveal your faith and bring glory to God? In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. Peter shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ.

“Daniel” – Wednesdays 6:30pm (Off-campus/Online). This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.

 


MEN’S GROUPS – Register Here

“Four Voices” – Tuesdays 7pm & Saturdays 7:30am (NorthBridge): Are you tired of feeling confused or overwhelmed by the voices that compete for control of your head and heart? If so, you’re not alone. Not mastering the voices in your head will eat away at your self-worth, poison your relationships, stunt your growth as a person, and limit how far you go in life. You will often find yourself going to bed angry, waking in the middle of the night in a panic, getting up in the morning feeling exhausted, and then blindly repeating the cycle all over again. In this study, you’ll learn how to identify those voices and conquer the feelings that keep complicating your life and dragging you down. (Note: Material is provided on day of first group. Suggested donation $5 per book and study guide)

“CONQUER” – Tuesdays 7pm (NorthBridge): Understanding the battlefield is the first key to winning the war for sexual purity. This powerful teaching series for men, containing ten 30-45 minute long teaching episodes is not just another study tool for men, but a tried and proven battle plan for purity in a world that does not reward God-centered living. (Note: Material is provided on day of first group. Suggested donation $5 per book and study guide)

 


MARRIAGE MATTERS – Register Here
Fridays (Monthly) 7pm at NorthBridge. This fun and practical gathering is designed for couples at any age or stage – dating, engaged or married for decades.  Every couple benefits from carving out time to be together, having fun, and unpacking God’s best next step for marital and spiritual growth. Whether moving from bad to better or good to great, Marriage Matters provides practical steps to strengthen relationships like never before. AND allows you to meet other NorthBridge couples on the same journey!

  • Friday, September 24 @ 7pm
  • Friday, October 22 @ 7pm
  • Friday, December 3 @ 7pm (Christmas bash!)

YOUNG ADULTS – Register Here
Young adults in their late teens and twenties gathering together for connection, service, friendship, and spiritual growth. They represent diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, educational, vocational, social, political, and spiritual backgrounds. They are college students, workers, and professionals; they are persons in military service; they are single, married; they are with or without children; they are newcomers in search of a better life.
Date/Time TBD at NorthBridge