NCS Grosse Pointe at a glance
|Meeting:||Alternate Wednesdays, 7:30am|
|Location:||The Boiler Room|
|Attendance:||15 – 45|
|Ages:||20 – 80|
|Format:||Speaker or video + discussion|
We are a collection of broken men, working to become better versions of ourselves. Our deepening friendships and faith in the teachings of Jesus Christ bind us, keep us real and help us avoid the isolation that is so common in our community.
Our collection of challenges range from working to overcome job loss, financial hardship, parenting, marriages, addictions and emotional challenges. If it sounds like we might be some kind of group that sits around and dwells on our problems, that is not the case! We dwell on our friendship and blessings that we are fortunate enough to have friends where we can be real. We are not the perfect men and families that first come to mind when you hear of an affluent suburb, and we are thankful that we don’t have to pretend.
It’s easy to become isolated. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, young or old, an urban dweller, a farmer or something in-between. We’ve all been wrapped up in our careers, hobbies, sports and even just going through the motions of living life day to day. Our relationships with our families suffer, and we don’t even notice. NCS helps us fight that fight. Together.
We know our brothers’ weaknesses, and we support their journey. At the same time, we celebrate their successes and the times ‘between crises…’ We are the young lawyer starting his own practice, the 38-year-sober alcoholic, the Air Force pilot successfully back in civilian life, the retiree finding new energy in charity work, the entrepreneur who has made a business of revitalizing run-down neighborhoods.
NCS Grosse Pointe Trivia
- The Boiler Room – This is no ordinary space. It is an 800 sq. ft. former utility room in a building owned by a founding member. It’s the ultimate man cave with indoor golf, shooting, a 12-foot video screen, antique moldings, custom paneling and wild game trophies.
- Multi-generational – There are several father/son combinations and one grandfather/grandson. Many friendships span generations.
- Cocktails with wives – To address ‘questions’ raised by some of the wives, we (once a year) invite them to a cocktail party… just not in the Boiler Room.
- Small Group – We have a ‘small group’ that meets at the same time and place on off-weeks. Sometimes we joke that it has become a ‘medium group’ when attendance gets good.