Small Groups


Growing in Faith Together

You are invited to take part in group life at Good Shepherd. Whether you are looking for faith support during a hard time or are searching for a small group of people to grow with, we offer a variety of groups for you.

If you have questions or would like to start a new small group, please contact Pastor Dara

Groups for Everyone

Conversations on Faith and Race

Join our monthly conversation about why we, as Christians, need to talk about race and how to do it.  This follow-up to our Witnessing Whiteness series is meant to continue the conversation about racial disparity and why people of faith need to talk about it.

Led by Pastor Dara Schuller-Hanson ( and Susi Petta (

Thursday Noon Bible Study
Join fellow Good Shepherd members in the Good Shepherd Room at the Madison Campus from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a weekly small group Bible Study.

Contemplative Life Small Group

If you are interested in developing a more contemplative life for a deeper relationship with God, a small group is here to support you in that journey.  We would love to have you join us to learn about Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices such as meditation, labyrinth, and spiritual disciplines. We will be gathering the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Chapel at Verona to learn together, share, and “sit” together in the wonderful space of silence with our Lord.  All are welcome! Contact Becky Baumbach , or Susi Petta,


Groups for Women

Living Waters 
1st & 3rd Mondays
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Madison: Good Shepherd Rm.
Wendi Peters

Ruth Circle 
2nd Mondays
9:00 a.m.
Madison: Good Shepherd Rm.
Polly Carter

Sarah Circle 
3rd Tuesdays
9:00 a.m.
Madison: Good Shepherd Rm.
Ruth Mueller

Naomi Circle 
3rd Wednesdays
2:00 p.m.
Hostess Homes
Char Mueller, 212-3990

Soul Food 
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Madison: Rm 3
Diane Charles

Live @ 7:45
7:45 a.m.
Madison: Good Shepherd Rm.
Sara McCormack

Wine & Word
Tuesday evenings
8:00 p.m.
Nonno’s on Whitney Way
Sadie Skibo

Community Women’s Bible Study
Madison Campus
Sarah Key

Groups for Men

Monday AM Men’s Group 
Meets: Every other Monday, 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Place: Madison Campus – Good Shepherd Rm.
Contact: Randy Dahlinger,

Beer and Bible Men’s Group 
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursday. 6-7:30 p.m.
Place: Alt N’ Bach’s Town Tap. 2602 Whalen Ln. Madison, WI
Contact: Pastor Joe Brosious,

Men’s Group
Meets: Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m.
Place: Madison Campus – Good Shepherd Rm.

Men’s Group
Meets: Fridays, 6:30 a.m.
Place: Verona Campus – lobby
Contact: Nathan Brinkman,

Men’s Group 
Meets: Every Saturday, 8:00 a.m.
Place: Madison Campus – Good Shepherd Rm.
Contact: Jeff Kuchenbecker,

Support Groups

Job Transition Group
1st and 3rd Saturdays
9 a.m.
Madison: Peterson Hall
Scott Hagen

Divorce Care
Support and discussion for divorced and separated men and women.
Divorce Care sessions are held periodically throughout the year.
Meets: varies
Place: Madison Campus, Good Shepherd Room
Contact:  Good Shepherd office for more information, 271-6633

Grief Support
Grief Sessions are held periodically throughout the year for 5 weeks at a time.

Meets: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Place: Madison Campus
Contact: Lynne Kroger,
or 271-6633 x1080

Infertility & Miscarriage Support
For support and help during this difficult time
Contact: Diane Hanson,, or 848-3822
Or a Pastor, 271-6633