North Ridge GROUPS

We believe people experience growth while doing life together in small groups. Relationships are meant to transform us, whether it’s in connection through community or deep exploration together. We have group options to connect you in an environment where you feel most comfortable, and we want to help you find one that’s right for you.

Groups will be forming again for Fall 2022! Sign-ups will be held Sundays, August 21 and 28.

Please fill out the form below to let us know what you’re interested in and we will reach out to you to help you find a group that’s right for you.

Life groups

Life groups are small groups that meet on a regular basis (usually weekly) to share or study scripture or a Bible-based topic or book. Life group availability as listed below is limited, please email Pastor Nick for more information.  

  • Sundays 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Rotates between Sun Prairie and Wauankee; 
    Led by Nick Ertz and Leiah Fundell.

    Format: Virtual, In-Person, or Combination

    Availability: Limited

    Interested in leading an Co-Ed Life Group? Visit our Group Leadership Page for more information.

    • Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
      Location: Virtual;
      Led by Jackie Vreugdenhil.
      Format: Virtual
      Availability: Limited

    • Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
      Location: Waunakee; 
      Led by Jan Concklin.
      Format: In-person
      Availability: Limited

    • Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
      Location: Waunakee; 
      Led by Mandi Kosmicki and Amanda Palm.
      Format: In-person
      Availability: Limited

    • Mom's Group; Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
      Location: Waunakee; 
      Led by Shannon Jones. 
      Format: In-person 
      Availability: Closed

      Interested in leading a women's life group? Visit our Group Leadership Page for more information.
  • Sundays, 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Waunakee; Led by Aaron Wegner and Paul Bickett

    Format: In-person

    Availability: Open

    Interested in leading a Men's Life Group? Visit our Group Leadership Page for more information.

community groups

Build relationships, find support, or serve around a common interest. 




    The NR Knitters group blesses people by donating hats, scarves, headbands, baby blankets, etc., to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, Reach Out Lodi, and others in our community. The group also knits and gives prayer shawls to those experiencing major life events who would benefit from knowing others are praying.

    *Note: The North Ridge Knitters Outreach Ministry will not be meeting in September, but will meet again in October, date to be determined.

    If you are interested in crocheting or knitting items and/or being part of this group, please contact group leader Dee Squire.




    NR Riders are a group of cycling enthusiasts from all ages and abilities coming together for 15-mile or 30-mile rides around Waunakee. 

    For ride dates and times or more information, send us an email

  • WEDNESDAYS — 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    GriefShare is a weekly support group that is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. Through guided conversations and a community of people with the shared experience of loss, you will begin to recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

    GriefShare will meet Wednesday evenings starting September 14, 2022, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Waunakee Village Center and will be led by Tonya Schmidt and Jacqueline Cooper. Registration is preferred. Please send questions to Pastor Nick.

  • The Social Club is aimed at adults ages 55+ years and provides a variety of social outings throughout the year. Check out the events page for details on all upcoming events through the end of 2022: 
    • Sunday, September 4, Mad City Water Ski Show, Lake Mendota, Madison
    • Saturday, October 15, afternoon; Fall color drive & walk at Devil’s Lake State Park
    • Saturday, November 12, Stone Croft Ministries dinner

grow deeper

study groups

Two Hour Topics

Have you ever tried to explain to someone what you believe?  Would you like to be able to clearly summarize the Gospel in just a few minutes without getting side tracked into debatable issues?

Tuesdays, September 20 and 27

6-8 p.m.

Waunakee Village Center

Please join Pastor Richard Concklin to learn how to easily and succinctly share the beautiful message of the Gospel. On the first week, Pastor Richard will share the lesson, and on the second week we'll have time for questions and to discuss as a group.


Please reach out to Pastor Nick with questions.

Interested in leading a group?

Head to our leader resource page to take your next steps.