Here at Northbrook, we have a youth ministry for 7th-12th graders. It includes a fun yet safe environment where teens can come together and grow in Christ and help build each other up during some of their most formative years. Join us Wednesday nights 5:30-8:00! We would love to have you!


There will be snacks from 5:30-5:45pm every Wednesday. We will have time to eat and then clean up at 6:15 leading into teaching at 6:30. This will be done through various involvements such as games, trivia, and through education that is fun, yet relevant in teen’s life these days.

During lessons, we will be able to talk through God’s Word. We will be studying 1 John and its significance in our lives. After the teaching, there will be time for open gym, singing, dancing, and job-coaching skills with Pastor John.


If you need a ride, please contact Pastor John by Tuesday so he can make the proper arrangements.


If you have any questions, Pastor John’s number is 612-804-9232. Feel free to text or call! Or you can email him at [email protected]

Here at Northbrook, we say along with the David the psalmist, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). Our desire is that God would be honored in every aspect of our corporate worship.

We incorporate various musical styles in our worship. We believe that all styles of music can be used for the glory of God regardless of our personal preferences. God is our audience and we seek to use all of the musical resources which He has given to us as we are able.

Our worship service is what you might call “blended”. Typical instrumentation on a Sunday morning often incorporates guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Although we draw on a variety of contemporary songs for corporate worship, you will often find us doing modern arrangements of traditional hymns as well as well as newer hymns such as How Deep The Father’s Love For Us or In Christ Alone. On Sundays when the band is not available, we utilize CD and DVD worship tracks such as those from the popular iWorship series.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have the following opportunities for service:

Worship Teams

We would welcome vocalists or instrumentalists who wish to serve in our worship services. Check out our worship team page for our worship sets and weekly themes.

Sound and Technical Ministry

The sound and technical ministry is open to reliable individuals who have some technical knowledge, are willing to learn, and have an ear for music. Training is available. Volunteers need to be available at least once a month for a Sunday morning.

Contact Us!

If you are interested in getting involved in any of these areas, please contact Andrew Johnson. He would be glad to discuss how you might use your time and talents to serve the Lord here at Northbrook.

Small Groups at Northbrook Alliance Church exist to connect people to others in authentic relationships with the purpose of growing to be more like Christ and bringing the Kingdom of God to all areas of influence both inside and outside of the church body.

A typical small group at Northbrook consists of 6 to 14 individuals (with groups remaining open unless they are at capacity). While small groups at Northbrook vary, all small groups share these commonalities:

  • Biblically-based content
  • Prayer
  • Meet a minimum of two times per month


Current Small Groups

REEL Talk: Finding Faith in Film

  • Provide a place to discuss aspects of film where our faith can be applied.
  • Learn to see how media can affect our day to day lives, even movies.
  • Analyze varying genres and how faith can play a part in each.


If you are interested in connecting with us of the small groups listed on this page or if you would be interested in leading your own small group, please contact us!

The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination has a vibrant group of both international and stateside workers.

The purpose of the missions committee at Northbrook Alliance is to keep the congregation informed about the ministries and prayer needs of these individuals as well as other Christian ministries. This is accomplished in several ways:

  1. Prayer needs are shared in Sunday church bulletins, and an Alliance missionary is highlighted each month.
  2. Weekly posts on social media are sent out on Monday, as we affectionately label it #MissionsMonday.
  3. Video clips about international work are viewed during some Sunday services.
  4. Information from the “Voice of the Martyrs” website is shared periodically on Sunday mornings.
  5. There are meals prepared based on our “focus” countries so our members can “experience” a little piece of that culture.
  6. Church members who have had international mission experiences are encouraged to share these with the congregation.
  7. Northbrook highlights three ministries during the year that have strong ties to the church (Timberbay Ministries, CAMA Services and Outpost Ministries).
  8. The annual missions conference is held in the fall each year. We welcome an Alliance international worker and plan several activities over a 5-day period. These activities give the congregation an opportunity to get to know the international worker personally and to learn more about vital work being accomplished around the world.


Annual Missions Conference

Our Annual Missions Conference runs from Sunday, November 9th, 2014 to Wednesday, November 12th, 2014.

Jesus said:

“GO therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations, BAPTIZING them inthe name of the FATHER and of the SON and of the HOLY SPIRIT, TEACHING them to OBSERVE all that I have commanded you. AND BEHOLD, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV).

This year, our missions conference focuses on creating access to the countries we are trying to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to through countries who are resistant to Christians.



This year, we will be welcoming Rev. Dave Manske, Director of Church Multiplication/Missions Mobilization to give insight on the efforts of missionaries who are involved in Creative Access countries and all the different efforts put forth to make access  to closed countries obtainable.

Join us at Northbrook Alliance Church in Brooklyn Center, MN to hear what the Lord is doing through Creative Access Missionaries!



Missions Conference Schedule

Sunday, November 9th
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School with Dave Manske
10:45 a.m. – Sunday Service with Dave Manske


Please join us for as many of the activities as you can during the week!

The mission of the NBAC Deacon & Deaconess ministries are to exemplify God’s love in action through service to the Body of Christ and our community.

Guiding Principles: “The ‘Con’ in Deacon & Deaconess”

  • Connect—to fundamentally serve our congregation’s needs, we need to be proactive in connecting with members.  We need to know and be known by members.
  • Consider—to be efficient, we need to carefully and prayerfully consider our activities of service. We have limited resources, and must use the resources prudently.
  • Concert—to be effective, we need to act in concert with each other, the mission, and the chosen activities to which we commit.

Current Deacons

  • Jesse Fahngon
  • Andrew Johnson, Treasurer
  • Henason Kollie

Current Deaconesses

  • Susie Ives, Chair
  • Gladys Fahngon
  • Jane Herbes
  • Brittany Johnson
  • Gloria Larson
  • Diana Medicraft
  • Vicky Peabody
  • Debbie Sutherland

The Deacons Fund

One of the primary ministries of the Deacons is the Deacons Fund. The Deacons Fund was established to benefit church members and regular attenders in need of help during times of hardship. The fund is supported through free will offerings (usually on the first Sunday of the month), as well as fundraising activities.

Your children are cared for in a loving, nurturing environment here at Northbrook by volunteers who feel called to minister to children.

For you and your family, we offer nursery care during our 10:45 service for children ages birth through kindergarten.  For children who are older than kindergarten age, we provide them with Activity Packs, which are relevant to the current sermon series.

Our nursery volunteers are caring individuals who love to serve your children in this way!  Because we value safety, all our nursery volunteers have gone through trainings as well as a background check.

Parents are required to sign in their children each week, as well as sign them out at pick up after the service.


Please contact Children’s Ministries if you have questions.

Interested in volunteering in Children’s Ministries?  You can sign-up for more information here!

Vintage Jesus Bible Study Lessons we will be discussing:

  1.  Is Jesus the only God?
  2. How human was Jesus?
  3. How did people know Jesus was coming?
  4. Why did Jesus come to Earth?
  5. Why did Jesus’ mom need to be a virgin?
  6. What did Jesus accomplish through the cross?
  7. Did Jesus rise from death?
  8. Where is Jesus today?
  9. Why should we worship Jesus?
  10. What makes Jesus superior to other saviors?
  11. What difference has Jesus made in history?
  12. What will Jesus do upon His return?

Our Northbrook Alliance Church Women’s Ministry meets monthly. There is a strong prayer focus during each meeting with a specific focus on missionaries sponsored by the Christian Missionary Alliance. In addition to prayers and devotions, the group raises funds for outfitting outgoing missionaries.

Annual North Central District Women’s Retreat

Imagine cozying up in a booth with dear friends, taking in a spectacular October sunset over the lake, while sipping a cup of your favorite latte from the Big Sandy Coffee Shop… Sounds like Women’s retreat all right!

Don’t mi​ss out on this annual favorite! There is awesome worship, inspiring speakers, faith-challenging seminars, free time and relationship-building activities, s’mores around the fire, and lots of chat time ~ all in a crisp, autumn camp atmosphere in the Northwoods of Minnesota!

Save the Date for our next annual Women’s Retreat!

Theme:  Tell Me a Story
Verse: “Pray that when I open my mouth, the right words will be given to me. Then I can be bold as I tell the mystery of the good news.” Ephesians 6:19
Speaker:  TBD
Dates:  TBD
Location:  Big Sandy Camp & Retreat Center, McGregor, MN
Cost:  $TBD

Growing together, praying together and helping our church body as God has enabled us. That’s what Alliance Men is all about.

Men’s Retreat

Picture yourself with hundreds of men gathering together in northern Minnesota at Big Sandy Camp to worship, relax and be renewed. That’s what Men’s Retreat is all about. This is a once a year activity designed to provide a variety of experiences to a wide range of men.

The next Men’s Retreat is
February 20-22, 2015.

Click here to register for the retreat.