Small groups are a huge part of what we do here at NC!  The reason they are so vital is because small groups give people the chance to do two very important things; to connect and to grow.  We connect to others in order to create healthy relationships with people who can walk with us on our faith journey.  God intended us to live in community and small groups give you the perfect place to do that.  We also grow in small groups by learning more about God, praying together, and helping each other take next steps in our relationship with Jesus.

Joining a Small Group is easy! Just follow these 3 steps:

  1. Locate the group you want to join in the directory below

  2. Click on 'Join a Small Group'

  3. Log into MyNC, search for your desired group, and click 'Join'

Grief Share

Grief Share is a special small group that helps people learn how to work through grief and also get support for the difficult season that they are in. It is directed towards those grieving the loss of a loved one. However, anybody who is grieving loss can benefit from this group.

Sign up and get more info by clicking the link below.


Leading a small group isn’t about being perfect; it’s about serving others by giving them a place to connect. Starting a small group is simple-choose a group to lead, select a time and location, and then fill out the leader opportunity form at your campus's link below. We give you essential tools to make your small group successful through leadership training, personalized coaching, and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily. We believe lives are changed in small groups and that people get a chance each semester to take their next steps.  As a small group leader, you get to play a vital and exciting role in that process.


At Northwood, we love when people take their next step by leading a small group.  However, some people that want to lead don’t have a good place to host a group.  On the other hand, there are those that love small groups and love having people in their home but they don’t feel ready to lead a small group.  We want to pair these people together to help create another environment where people can connect and grow.  If you love hosting people in your home and would like to team up with a Small Group Leader, sign up to be a Small Group Host!