Events & Classes


Title: A Super Weekend at SouthBrook
Category: General, Special Events
Description:

What do you get when you match up a church service with the biggest weekend in football?

A Super Weekend at SouthBrook!

This is THE weekend to invite friends and family for the best pre-game experience in town on:

Saturday, Jan. 31 – 4 and 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 1 – 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

To help us evenly distribute attendance, FREE ONLINE TICKETS will be available. Get a ticket for each person attending in the Main or Small Theater, including students, since epic will not meet. Infants through 4th grade will enjoy their own Super Bowl experience back in SBkids.


So, what's in the line up?

– Super preaching by Coach Charlie McMahan
– Live commentating by sportscasters, Roop and Buffington
– A half-time show that’ll knock your socks off
– Hot dogs and beer (root beer, that is!) after services

...And, what's Super Bowl without commercials?!
Make a 30-60 second commercial about SouthBrook and submit by Jan. 30 to Kim Adamson
. We'll post all on facebook for voting and the Top 4 will be shown during services. Be sure to "like" your favorites because your votes will help our staff select the 4 winners!

Wear a favorite jersey, paint your face, make spirit signs, and join us for A Super Weekend at SouthBrook. It's a great way to start Super Bowl early and let SouthBrook get you pumped up before the BIG game on Sunday!

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Date: Saturday, January 31 at 04:00 PM until Sunday, February 1 at 11:30 AM

Title: Appalachia Mission Trip
Category: Missions
Description:

A family mission trip from June 21-24 with Crossroads Missions to bring awareness of the needs of surrounding rural regions. Participants experience new situations, opportunities, and surroundings that challenge their stereotypes and assumptions. By staying in a rural setting where most live well below the poverty line, participants interact with organizations and individuals who call Eastern Kentucky home. Cost is $365 per person. Non-refundable $50 deposit due 10-14 days after application submission. Open to families (ages 6-18 accompanied by parent). For questions, contact our Missions Team. Registration deadline is 20 participants or Apr. 12.

Click here to register
Note: Completion of the application is a first step in the selection process.

At the initial meeting, you will receive the downloadable forms below. All forms to be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Covenant

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Date: Sunday, June 21 - Wednesday, June 24

Title: Baby Dedication Orientation
Category: Kids
Taught By: Frank Crockett

Frank has been married to his lovely wife, Tamara, for over 20 years and together, they have five children. Frank previously led our epic student ministry for 15 years prior to taking on his most recent role at SouthBrook as Family Life & Men's Catalyzer. Frank has a heart to provide opportunities for students and families to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Frank also leads our SouthBrook Men to help men stay focused and keep their head in the game. Frank is the youngest of six kids and is a direct descendent of Davy Crockett.

Description:

Discover what Scripture says about parenting and get details on our Baby Dedication Ceremony. Childcare is provided. And, we provide dinner but ask parents to also bring a covered dish to share with others! There is no cost, but the class is required in order to attend the Ceremony (currently scheduled for June 7).

Click here to register

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Date: Monday, May 4 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Title: Baptism Orientation
Category: Baptism
Taught By: Roz Mitakides

Roz and her husband, Drew, have been at SouthBrook since 1996 and Roz currently serves on SouthBrook's Leadership Team. She has a strong career background in training, counseling and Human Resources Management, but her true passion is sharing the Word of God in a way that is easily understood. She has years of inductive Bible study and has learned first hand the power and healing available in God's Word. Her greatest joy is sharing the Word with others.

Description:

Baptism is an important outward sign of belief in Jesus Christ and shows a willingness to surrender to God's power in our lives. If you are ready to take that next step in your spiritual journey, come to our Baptism Orientation to learn why we celebrate baptism in a big way and what it means to be a Christ-follower.

Click here to register

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Date: Wednesday, March 18 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Title: Baptism Orientation
Category: Baptism
Taught By: Pete Creamer

"Pete" Creamer, husband to Marla, is the father of three children and a proud grandpa. Pete received an undergraduate degree at Kentucky Christian University as well as a double Masters in Christian Leadership and Christian Ministry. For 29 years, he served as Teaching Pastor for The First Church of Christ in Xenia. He and Marla have attended SouthBrook since 2008, and Pete is probably most recognizable as one of the bass guitar players in our Worship Arts Ministry. But, he can also be found teaching our Adventuring Through the Bible and Margin classes, and occasionally our Baptism Orientation. Pete is perhaps best known as "Randy Creamer's brother."

Description:

Baptism is an important outward sign of belief in Jesus Christ and shows a willingness to surrender to God's power in our lives. If you are ready to take that next step in your spiritual journey, come to our Baptism Orientation to learn why we celebrate baptism in a big way and what it means to be a Christ-follower.

Click here to register

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Date: Wednesday, February 18 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Title: Big Splash Baptism Weekend
Category: Baptism
Description:

Baptism is an important outward sign of belief in Jesus and shows a willingness to surrender to God's power in our lives. On Feb. 28—Mar. 1 (during services), we'll celebrate those who make the decision to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior with a Big Splash Weekend. You won't be asked to share a testimony or say anything. All are welcome, adults and students—first timers, re-baptisms, or those sprinkled and want to be obedient. With multiple tubs on stage, all you'll do is walk on up and get baptized!

Click here to register for Sat., Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Click here to register for Sun., Mar. 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Click here to register for Sun., Mar. 1 at 11:30 a.m.

To learn more before taking that step, our Baptism Orientation is an excellent resource for further explanation as to why we celebrate baptism the way we do. It's optional and not required for baptism, but available if you have questions. Go to Events to view our upcoming classes.

It’s a big decision. But one you’ll never regret. Think about it. And when you’re ready, we are here to take that step with you. If you have any questions, please contact Rita Brown.

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Date: Saturday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Title: Boundaries Class
Category: General, Couples | Marriage
Taught By: Randy Creamer

Randy loves his family and is proud to see it grow. He and Sue Ann, wife of 36 years, enjoy their 3 sons, 2 daughters by marriage, and 2 granddaughters. Besides the gifts of faith and mercy giving, and although not officially recognized as one of the spiritual gifts, Randy believes he also has the gift of play." "Live well, love much, laugh often and play hard" would have been the 11th commandment if he had Moses' chisel.

Randy received his Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministries from Kentucky Christian University and since coming to SouthBrook in 1998, has led our small group ministry, worship arts, and couples ministry. Randy is a certified instructor for Equipping Ministries, Inc. in the areas of communication skills, conflict resolution and family systems. Randy has also received a certification in professional life and marriage coaching from Light University and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Description:

A class for couples and individuals looking for a sense of control over their lives. People have a need to be in control of their own lives, and a need to know that God is behind that idea.

This need is fundamental in the creation of mankind according to the Bible. God created us to be free and to act responsibly with our freedom. He wanted us to be in control of ourselves and to have a good existence. He was behind that idea all along. But as we all know, we misused our freedom, and as a result, lost it. And the big fruit of this loss of freedom was the loss of self-control.

It is now no wonder why the need for Boundaries is felt so deeply. This idea of boundaries talks about something so dear to the heart of God that He says it was one of the motivators for the sacrifice of Christ Himself, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5.1). Jesus died to set us free—from sin, from the devil, from the world around us. And that is the essence of what this Boundaries class will teach—freedom. Join us on Monday, Mar. 4 in the epic cafe. No cost for this class.

Click here to register

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Date: Wednesday, March 4 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Title: Cancer Hope Meet & Greet
Category: General
Description:

An opportunity for our Cancer Hope volunteers to gather together and meet the survivors that are loved, supported and prayed for each week. Please join us from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in the Small Theater. Light appetizers and dessert provided.

If you would like to help out with this event, please contact Heather Head.

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Date: Tuesday, February 3 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Title: Chat & Chocolate
Category: Women
Description:

Gather with SouthBrook Women at a local restaurant for good conversation, good food, and yes, a bit of chocolate. We'll meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 24 at Bravo (Dayton Mall). Bring a friend or come individually. Everyone will feel welcome. There's always a new friend just waiting to meet you. For more information, contact Jaclynn Krella.

Click here to register

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Date: Tuesday, March 24 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Title: Chat & Chocolate
Category: Women
Description:

Gather with SouthBrook Women at a local restaurant for good conversation, good food, and yes, a bit of chocolate. We'll meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 28 at Dominiques (2600 Far Hills Avenue). Bring a friend or come individually. Everyone will feel welcome. There's always a new friend just waiting to meet you. For more information, contact Jaclynn Krella.

Click here to register

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Date: Tuesday, April 28 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Title: CIY Believe
Category: Students
Description:
CIY Believe is a high-energy weekend for middle school students and is packed with powerful worship, intense drama and teaching from God's Word. At Believe, we not only worship together, but also engage in life-challenging discussions as students discover ways in which God is calling them to be Kingdom workers in schools, communities and the world.

When you are after God, He will lead you to bigger things. This year’s Believe explores the life of David—the holiness of his anointing, the faithfulness in his faceoff with Goliath, and the lifestyle he embraced as he chased after God’s Kingdom. As David shows us, being after God is a lifestyle—taking commitment every moment of every day. David was prepared for the bigger tasks in God’s Kingdom because he had faithfully been after God in the small tasks of everyday life. And we are no different. At Believe, students will see that in the same way David was anointed to do big things in God’s Kingdom through Christ, they too, have been anointed to do big things. They will be challenged to master the smaller things in their lives that require faith in God in order to prepare for the big things He will put before them. Ultimately, students will realize that Christ is calling them to be Kingdom workers today and every day of their lives.

The conference is at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Cincinnati. We will depart on buses from SouthBrook on Friday, Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m. and will stay overnight at Lakeside Christian Church, Hebron KY. We will return on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $65 if registered by Jan. 14, $75 by Feb. 4 or $85 by Feb. 18. For questions, contact Shane Hively.

We sold out once, but were able to acquire additional tickets. Space is limited, so be sure and sign up now while tickets are still available!

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Date: Friday, February 20 - Saturday, February 21

Title: Couples, Comedy & Cupcakes
Category: Couples | Marriage, Special Events
Description:

To whip up a memorable date night, combine these ingredients...

- 1 Valentine's Date
- 1 Cup of Romance
- Add a Dash of Laughter
- Top It Off with a Satisfied Sweet Tooth

Mix together for 2.5 hours, bake at room temperature, and savor an award-winning Valentine's celebration. To borrow our SouthBrook recipe, simply...

Make a date for Couples, Comedy & Cupcakes on
Friday, February 13 featuring, Jeff Allen!

Jeff Allen is the best at what he does—making people laugh as hard as humanly possible. His Happy Wife, Happy Life message of a marriage gone wrong and redeemed has given laughter and encouragement to millions. Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life and the joy derived from a healthy marriage. For three decades, he has performed at churches, on television and radio, for fundraisers and at corporate functions all across the country. Read some fun facts or listen to a few comedy bits.

The evening includes a cupcake reception from 7:30–8:30 followed by a 8:30–10 p.m. showtime. During the reception, enjoy live music by Nick Crockett and Mary Nell, and cupcakes/desserts from: JuneBug’s Cupcakes, BoBo’s Chocolates, and 2 Cups Coffee & Bakery. Cost is $10 per ticket (Feb. 12 or before). On Feb. 13, tickets will be $15 online or at the door. Get tickets by Feb. 9 and be entered to win a couple's date night ($100 value)! With reserved seating, get tickets early so you get a good seat. Double the fun and invite other couples along to share in the laughter!

If you want to grab a bite to eat before the event, one bistro will be open on Friday, Feb. 13 for dinner. Enjoy good food while supporting a good cause! Call 859.1165 to make a reservation.

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Date: Friday, February 13 from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Title: DivorceCare
Category: Couples | Marriage
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

For those who are going through a separation or divorce, or who are already divorced, DivorceCare will help you deal with the hurt, discover hope for the future and experience God’s healing. Get a biblical look at reconciliation, remarriage, forgiveness and the effects of divorce on children and family. Cost is $15 per person and childcare is available at no additional charge. The class will meet on Mondays, Feb. 23–May 18 from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Click here to register

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Date: Monday, February 23 at 06:30 PM until Monday, May 18 at 08:00 PM

Title: Ecuador Mission Trip 2016
Category: Missions
Description:

A trip to Santa Elena Province, Ecuador from June 26–July 2, 2016 in partnership with Compassion International. SouthBrookers sponsor more than 200 Ecuadorian children and those who sponsor children in the South Elena area will have the opportunity to spend a day with their sponsored child. Other days will be spent working at two different Compassion Child Development Centers doing light construction, painting, cleaning or hosting Vacation Bible School. Cost is approximately $2,900 per person. Non-refundable $100 deposit due 10-14 days after application submission. Open to adults and families. For questions, contact Tina Teater.

Registration is not yet open. Please check back soon.
Note: Completion of the application is a first step in the selection process.

At the initial meeting, you will receive the downloadable forms below. All forms to be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Covenant

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Date: Sunday, June 26 - Saturday, July 2

Title: epic H.S. Appalachia Mission Trip
Category: Missions, Students
Description:

Join us for an epic High School mission trip from Mar. 29 - Apr. 1 as we partner with Crossroads Missions and Maytown Center in order to make students aware of the needs of surrounding rural regions. Students will experience new situations, opportunities, and surroundings that will challenge their stereotypes and assumptions. By staying in a rural setting where most live well below the poverty line, students will interact with organizations and individuals who call Eastern Kentucky home.

Students will work with community development programs such as youth sports, day camps, building projects, and other activities. Cost is $365 per person. Non-refundable $50 deposit due 10-14 days after application submission. Open to high school students and leaders. For questions, contact Tyler Ash. Registration deadline is 24 participants or Feb. 1.

Click here to register
Note: Completion of the application is a first step in the selection process.

At the initial meeting, you will receive the downloadable forms below. All forms to be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Covenant

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Date: Sunday, March 29 - Wednesday, April 1

Title: epic H.S. Poland Mission Trip
Category: Missions
Description:

A week in Lodz, Poland supporting PROeM Ministries' Kontakt Festival with volunteers from around the world participating in numerous outreach opportunities to serve the less fortunate of the city. Past trips included painting, remodeling apartments, children's programs and senior programs. Cost is $2,000 per person. Non-refundable $100 deposit due 10-14 days after application submission. Open to high school students and leaders. For questions, contact Jon Glista or Tyler Ash. Registration deadline is Mar. 1.

Click here to register
Note: Completion of the application is a first step in the selection process.

At the initial meeting, you will receive the downloadable forms below. All forms to be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Parent Permission
Covenant

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Date: Friday, July 24 - Sunday, August 2

Title: Financial Peace University
Category: Financial
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

This 9-week course on scripturally based financial management features nationally syndicated personal money management expert, Dave Ramsey. This life-changing program teaches how to achieve financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before. You'll be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money. Dave breaks through the financial jargon and explains how money works in a simple, easy to understand way. Cost is $100 per individual or couple (or $7 to retake course). Limited scholarships available, please contact Rita Brown.

Read some of the real-life stories about how the FPU course has produced amazing results. Or, listen as a few SouthBrookers share their story of how FPU has helped to change their lives. Join us on Tuesdays, Jan. 27–Mar. 24 from 7–9 p.m. You'll have fun as you learn about saving, budgeting, investing, insurance, and more!

Click here to register

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Date: Tuesday, January 27 at 07:00 PM until Tuesday, March 24 at 09:00 PM

Title: Forgotten God
Category: Men
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

A compelling invitation to rediscover the Holy Spirit's power in our lives. Francis Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. It’s time for the beloved church of Jesus Christ to reverse the trend of neglect as we pursue the Spirit-filled life of effectiveness that God desires for us, and we desire for ourselves.

Wednesday Morning Group
Cost is $19. Join us from 6–7:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, Jan. 7 through Mar. 4.
Click here to register for the A.M. study

Wednesday Evening Group
Cost is $19. Join us from 7–8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, Jan. 7 through Mar. 4.
Click here to register for the P.M. study

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Date: Wednesday, January 7 - Wednesday, March 4

Title: Forgotten God Reboot
Category: Men
Description:

As a follow up to the Francis Chan's Forgotten God series, SouthBrook Men will review highlights and our personal responses on key truths about the Holy Spirit in seeking the presence and power of God in our lives. Our focus will be on discussing: "What is God saying to me?," "What will I do about it?," and "How will we help each other?"

Wednesday Morning Group
No cost. Join us from 6–7:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, Mar. 11–25.

Wednesday Evening Group
No cost. Join us from 7–8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, Mar. 11–25.

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Date: Wednesday, March 11 - Wednesday, March 25

Title: Gospel Mission/Camp Jabez
Category: Missions
Description:

Serve at Camp Jabez in Xenia on Saturday, May 16 as we spend the day cleaning up around the camp and preparing for summer horse camps. Camp Jabez is part of the Gospel Mission and is a gospel-based ministry dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people in need and their families through interaction with horses, the beauty of God's creation, outdoor activities and recreation by a staff of dedicated workers, missionaries, and volunteers. It's open to all ages, however, any participant under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Registration deadline is 30 people or May 15. For questions, contact Julie Miller.

Click here to register

The following forms should be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors

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Date: Saturday, May 16 from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Title: Gospel Mission/Camp Jabez
Category: Missions
Description:

Serve at Camp Jabez in Xenia on Saturday, Sept. 12 as we spend the day getting prepped for the Open House—mulching trail, cleaning barn dust, tidying up the flower gardens, cleaning picnic facilities, etc. The Camp Jabez mission is "To be a Christ-centered ministry bringing eternal hope and change to the lives of children, youth and families through the use of horses and outdoor recreation in a loving, safe environment." It's open to all ages, however, any participant under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Registration deadline is 30 people or Sept. 11. For questions, contact Julie Miller.

Click here to register

The following forms should be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors

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Date: Saturday, September 12 from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Title: Healing Grace
Category: General
Taught By: Randy Creamer

Randy loves his family and is proud to see it grow. He and Sue Ann, wife of 36 years, enjoy their 3 sons, 2 daughters by marriage, and 2 granddaughters. Besides the gifts of faith and mercy giving, and although not officially recognized as one of the spiritual gifts, Randy believes he also has the gift of play." "Live well, love much, laugh often and play hard" would have been the 11th commandment if he had Moses' chisel.

Description:
In this class, we will look at Grace—what it is, when we have received it, and what blocks it from our lives. We'll learn about embracing God's friendship and experiencing His freedom. God provides for us and we end up making decisions based on how deeply we allow His grace to penetrate us. We'll look closely at why we are not experiencing God's freedom and learn ways to allow His grace to break the chains that keep us in bondage.

Shame has such a powerful strangle-hold that it traps us into giving up hope and causing us to embrace lies about ourselves, others and God. Satan often uses shame to gain the advantage and then slides in to steal and destroy. God wants to take back that territory of your heart, mind and soul meant for you to enjoy friendship and freedom. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 7-9 p.m. as we explore ways to take back some of the territory that the thief has captured. There is no cost for this class.
 

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Date: Wednesday, February 25 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Title: Jamaica Mission Trip
Category: Missions
Description:

A mission trip in partnership with A.C.E. at St. Mary's Parish in northeastern Jamaica from Oct. 10-17 to serve the less fortunate in Jamaica by sharing the love of Christ. Previous trips have included: working towards ACE's vision at GreenLife Farms, ministering to patients at the infirmary, tutoring students in partnering schools, distributing food packets in needy neighborhoods, and organizing and running a donation-based thrift store. Cost is $1,600 per person. Non-refundable $100 deposit due 10-14 days after application submission. Open to families and adults. For questions, contact Dick Wilson. Registration deadline is 20 participants or July 24.

Click here to register
Note: Completion of the application is a first step in the selection process.

At the initial meeting, you will receive the downloadable forms below. All forms to be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Parent Permission
Covenant
ACE Release & Waiver - Adults
ACE Relaese & Waiver - Minors

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Date: Saturday, October 10 - Saturday, October 17

Title: Jamaica Mission Trip
Category: Missions
Description:

A mission trip in partnership with A.C.E. at St. Mary's Parish in northeastern Jamaica from June 20-27 to serve the less fortunate in Jamaica by sharing the love of Christ. Previous trips have included: working towards ACE's vision at GreenLife Farms, ministering to patients at the infirmary, tutoring students in partnering schools, distributing food packets in needy neighborhoods, and organizing and running a donation-based thrift store. Cost is $1,575 per person. Non-refundable $100 deposit due 10-14 days after application submission. Open to adults and families. For questions, contact Erik Fleming. Registration deadline is 14 participants or Apr. 3.

Click here to register
Note: Completion of the application is a first step in the selection process.

At the initial meeting, you will receive the downloadable forms below. All forms to be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Parent Permission
Covenant
ACE Release & Waiver - Adults
ACE Relaese & Waiver - Minors

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Date: Saturday, June 20 - Saturday, June 27

Title: KidSplash
Category: Kids, Students, Baptism
Taught By: Laura Fayette & Shane Hively

Shane Hively grew up outside Yellow Springs and after graduating from Greenon High School, headed to Cincinnati Christian University. At 20, he took his first Youth Ministry and has been on an amazing journey for the past 9 years at churches in Indianapolis, southern Indiana, Springfield, Cincinnati and even Las Vegas. He and his wife, Colleen, have traveled and mentored hundreds of teenagers including over 350 6th-8th graders while living in Vegas. Shane is also the dad of adventurous 4 kids, Caden, Carson, Shepherd and Summit. In September 2012, Shane joined the SouthBrook staff as Student Recruiter and is excited to see where God will continue to take him.

Laura Fayette has been on staff in SouthBrook Kids since 2008. You may know her best as "Birdie." As the Children's Programming Strategizer, she loves teaching all ages of kids and students to love and follow Christ with all of their hearts. Laura has been married to her husband John for 26 years and they have three grown kids. If asked, all would agree to the common question, "Does your mom ever run out of energy?" The answer, of course, is no.

Description:

If your child is interested in baptism, consider KidSplash as a next step. It's a baptism class for parents and kids (through 6th grade) to attend together, to ask questions and find out what it means to follow Jesus. No cost for the class, but please register so we know you are coming.

Click here to register

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Date: Sunday, February 15 from 01:15 PM to 02:30 PM

Title: Launch Experience
Category: General
Taught By: Charlie McMahan & Laura Buffington

Charlie McMahan has been the Lead Pastor of SouthBrook since 1992. He is driven by a deep concern for those who may feel like they don’t belong in a church and a sincere hope that anyone who struggles with faith can end up with a life that looks like the life of Jesus. Charlie loves his wife Sherry and his kids, Jordan and Austin. He also really likes sharks, sports and reading about sharks and sports.

Laura Buffington serves as a Teaching Reformer and has been a part of SouthBrook for the last eight years. She is a graduate of Milligan College and Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and has had lots of opportunities to learn great things from amazing people. She believes strongly in asking the right questions and searching desperately for ways to answer them.

Description:

A 6-week crash course in faith and following Jesus. It's designed to help people new to SouthBrook or new to faith ground and root their life so they can live out a full life in Christ. Includes initial conversations on what we believe about God, life and faith. No cost, but please register so we know you're coming. Join us on Tuesdays, Feb. 10–Mar. 17 from 7–8:15 p.m.

Click here to register

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Date: Tuesday, February 10 at 07:00 PM until Tuesday, March 17 at 08:15 PM

Title: Married Conference
Category: Couples | Marriage
Description:

Married is a loose, fun, and informative weekend about being married and all that entails. Sex, money, kids, dreams, expectations, grocery shopping, paying bills, sharing responsibilities…it can all be a little overwhelming. Sometimes you just get on each other's nerves and other times you get into a rut of a routine just to make it to the end of the day.

Married is a two-day event at SouthBrook to help you figure out how to handle all the ups, downs, and slow, gradual slopes of sharing your life with someone. Speakers include: Craig & Jeanette Gross, Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn, Dave & Ashley Willis, and David Dean. Cost to be confirmed.

Click here to register (link coming soon...)

Married—Because Forever Is A Daily Decision

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Date: Friday, July 31 - Saturday, August 1

Title: Mexico Mission Trip
Category: Missions
Description:

In partnership with CrossRoads Missions, we'll work on construction projects and community programs with times of praise and fellowship. CrossRoads is a doorway for individuals seeking ministry opportunities in places they may otherwise have difficulty serving by bringing people of all ages into missions in the U.S. and foreign fields. Cost is $1,000 per person. Non-refundable $100 deposit due 10-14 days after application submission. Open to adults, age 18 and older. For questions, contact Dave Matthews. Registration deadline is 15 participants or June 27.

Click here to register
Note: Completion of the application is a first step in the selection process.

At the initial meeting, you will receive the downloadable forms below. All forms to be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Covenant

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Date: Sunday, September 13 - Saturday, September 19

Title: Moms Connect
Category: Women
Description:

Exists to connect and encourage mothers in strengthening relationships with God and their children through prayerful themes and loving fellowship. Meets twice monthly on Tuesdays, Jan. 13 & 27, Feb. 10 & 24, and Mar. 10 & 24 from 9–11 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. With childcare, cost is $42.

Click here to register

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Date: Tuesday, January 13 at 09:00 AM until Tuesday, March 24 at 11:00 AM

Title: Money Matter$ 101
Category: Financial
Taught By: Bud Hauser

Bud has been with SouthBrook since the beginning when it was Centerville Christian Church—just before marrying his wife, Rita, of almost 25 years. Bud has four adult children, two son-in-law's, two grandsons, and a daughter-in-law. Bud was on the Leadership Team from 1994 to 2012 and has served in just about every capacity from cleaning backed-up bathrooms to being a piano playing band leader for 12 years. Since 2009, he has been the facilitator of our Money Matter$ team. Bud was educated at the University of Notre Dame in engineering and the University of Dayton in business. He served in the U.S. Navy as a carrier-based aviator for over 4 years and professionally, worked at NCR in mulitple positions for over 25 years. Currently, Bud is the V.P. of Operations at MB Senior Solutions. Bud strives to provide as many people as he can with the opportunity to know the only reliable hope that exists, which comes exclusively through the Word of God and His unerring faithfulness to His word.

Description:

Feeling overwhelmed by your financial situation? Or, maybe you want to learn the best way to budget expenses? This class teaches the basics of scriptural-based personal financial management and how to apply the 10/10/80 rule to your life through giving, saving and budgeting.

We'll also focus on debt management and steps that will help you get out of debt. You'll also be challenged to engage in the support of a Financial Accountability Coach for at least 60 days. Cost is $7.50 per person. Limited scholarships available, please contact Rita Brown.

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Date: Wednesday, April 22 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Title: Oasis House
Category: Missions, Women
Description:

Join SouthBrook Women in the church kitchen to prepare homemade meals for the Oasis House. The Oasis House offers hope to women in the sex industry by promoting healing, restoration, and empowerment through Christ’s unconditional love. Trained outreach teams from Oasis go into Dayton clubs with homemade meals and develop relationships with women by sharing information about Oasis House and showing the love of God.

We'll meet from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays: Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 14 and Nov. 11. For more information, contact Dana Barnett.

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Date: Wednesday, January 7 at 06:00 PM until Wednesday, November 11 at 09:00 PM

Title: PLAY Study (1st in series)
Category: General
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

At SouthBrook, we strive to put our lives into PLAY! We want God to use us, and use our Personalities, Learnings, Abilities and Yearnings to go into the world and make it as God intended. Your Personality is the way God put you into PLAY. It is the combination of characteristics that make you…YOU! Learnings are the accumulated data and wisdom from pain experiences that grow, mature, and refine us. Learnings lead to shaping, purpose, and God’s glory in the world. Abilities, combined with the Spirit of God in us, make something special of God come out of us. It's the ways God’s Spirit works through us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Our Yearnings are bringing God into the world when our gifts intersect with our world’s real needs. When God is in you and your soul is alive, there will be places in your soul that burn with His desire to set this world right.

Upon completion of this study, you might also consider the PLAYer Profiles Study, the second study in the PLAY series.

To participate in the PLAY Study, pick up a copy from the Bookstore or SouthBrook Central.

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Date: Wednesday, January 1 - Thursday, December 31

Title: PLAYer Profiles Study (2nd in series)
Category: General
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

As a follow up to the PLAY Study, we look at the biblical characters that have discovered their shape—who embody and exemplify how God puts people into PLAY and illustrate the spiritual abilities in Scripture. In these biblical profiles, we discover ourselves and learn about the heroic players in the history of our faith. Through this study, we know ourselves better and see how God can use our lives for His purposes. We discover divinely enabled Abilities that we might not know we have since surrendering our lives to Christ or that may be hidden in us because of not yet surrendering.

As part of this study, we take an Assessment to determine our individual Spiritual Abilities—gifts that, combined with the Spirit of God in us, make something special of Him come out of us.

To participate in the PLAYer Profiles Study, pick up a copy from the Bookstore or SouthBrook Central.

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Date: Wednesday, January 1 - Thursday, December 31

Title: Real Men...
Category: Men
Description:

Guys gather to be challenged at seeing God work in their lives and how to be different because of it. Led by SouthBrooker, Robert Adamson, the group focus is on, “What’s God saying to you?" and “What are you going to do about it?" Meets monthly on the last Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at one bistro. For more information, contact Robert Adamson or Frank Crockett.

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Date: Wednesday, November 6 at 06:30 PM until Wednesday, December 30 at 08:30 PM

Title: SB Women Movie Night
Category: Women
Description:

Join SouthBrook Women on Friday, Feb. 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. for a movie night featuring a special showing of Mom's Night Out! Enjoy a fun evening with a movie and snacks, while connecting with other women—and, it's a great way to introduce your friends and neighbors to SouthBrook! Cost is $5 per person.

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Date: Friday, February 27 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Title: SBkids Service Project
Category: Kids, Missions
Description:

During the Mar. 7-8 weekend services, our SouthBrook Kids have an opportunity to serve locally, with an international impact, by preparing food packets. As we partner with Lifeline Christian Mission, these meals will be used to feed people locally, regionally and internationally.

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Date: Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 8

Title: Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Category: Couples | Marriage
Taught By: Randy Creamer

Randy loves his family and is proud to see it grow. He and Sue Ann, wife of 36 years, enjoy their 3 sons, two daughters-in-law, and two granddaughters. Besides the gifts of faith and mercy giving, and although not officially recognized as one of the spiritual gifts, Randy believes he also has the gift of play." "Live well, love much, laugh often and play hard" would have been the 11th commandment if he had Moses' chisel.

Randy received his Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministries from Kentucky Christian University and since coming to SouthBrook in 1998, has led our small group ministry, worship arts, and couples ministry. Randy is a certified instructor for Equipping Ministries, Inc. in the areas of communication skills, conflict resolution and family systems. Randy has also received a certification in professional life and marriage coaching from Light University and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Description:
Dr. John Gottman revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe couples in unprecedented detail over 40 years. This study summarizes the research and guides couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises, this study is the definitive guide for anyone wanting their relationship to attain its highest potential.

It aids couples in deepening the friendship foundation of their relationship, managing conflict successfully, honoring each other's dreams and creating shared meaning. The skills taught are applicable to couples who are engaged or even contemplating marriage, through couples who have been together for a lifetime but desire to deepen and enhance their relationship.

Randy and Sue Ann Creamer (Certified Gottman Instructors) will be leading this series. Join us from 7-8:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Sept. 17, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 11.

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Date: Wednesday, September 17 at 07:00 PM until Wednesday, March 11 at 08:30 PM

Title: Wills & Legacy Giving Class
Category: Financial, General
Description:

Come to a Wills & Legacy Giving class on Saturday, Feb. 28 sponsored by Financial Planning Ministry. Serving the Christian community for over 30 years, FPM provides stewardship and estate planning seminars and assists in the creation of personal estate plans with wills and living trusts.

In this class, you'll learn from the experts how to establish your living trust. Designing your legacy allows you to...

–Pass on your values. Preparing for the future reflects good stewardship and protects the things that mean the most to you.

–Save yourself and your beneficiaries time and money. Establishing a living trust may lower your estate taxes and will eliminate probate.

–Have peace of mind. In your legacy plan, you can ensure your desires on medical decisions, guardianship of your minor children, and distribution of your valuables will be fulfilled.

Check out the promo video, then sign up to attend (at no cost to you!).

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Date: Saturday, February 28 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Title: Wills & Legacy Giving Class
Category: Financial, General
Description:

Come to a Wills & Legacy Giving class on Saturday, Oct. 3 sponsored by Financial Planning Ministry. Serving the Christian community for over 30 years, FPM provides stewardship and estate planning seminars and assists in the creation of personal estate plans with wills and living trusts.

In this class, you'll learn from the experts how to establish your living trust. Designing your legacy allows you to...

–Pass on your values. Preparing for the future reflects good stewardship and protects the things that mean the most to you.

–Save yourself and your beneficiaries time and money. Establishing a living trust may lower your estate taxes and will eliminate probate.

–Have peace of mind. In your legacy plan, you can ensure your desires on medical decisions, guardianship of your minor children, and distribution of your valuables will be fulfilled.

Check out the promo video, then sign up to attend (at no cost to you!).

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Date: Saturday, October 3 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Title: Yoga Class
Category: General
Taught By: Kathy Wright

Kathy and her husband, Jim, have attended SouthBrook since 2004. She has five adult children and one grandchild. Kathy holds a Naturopathic Doctor degree, as well as a degree in Biblical Counseling and pastoral ministries. She serves with the counseling ministries at SouthBrook and has volunteered in SouthBrook Central since it opened. Kathy has a wellness center/yoga studio in Centerville where she coaches men and women to obtain the optimal health the body was created to enjoy. She is a natural food chief and certified by Yoga Alliance in Yahwah Yoga. Incorporating solitude, scripture, support, and service into a significant event, Kathy brings Christian Yoga to SouthBrook to help us grow in Christ.

Description:

A yoga class open to men and women. No cost for the class, but please register so we know you're coming. Join us on Mondays, Jan. 5–Dec. 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. And, don't forget to bring your yoga mat!

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Date: Monday, January 5 at 05:30 PM until Monday, December 7 at 06:30 PM

9095 Washington Church Road
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
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