Events & Classes


Title: Adopt-A-Child | Family
Category: Missions
Description:

As a church, we want to be the hands and feet of Jesus. And this Christmas, you can put your lives in play by making Christmas a little more special for those who may be going through a hard time or in need of some joy and hope this season.

To help, you can "Adopt-A-Child or Family" this Christmas and purchase gifts to brighten their holiday season. We're partnering with Centerville and Miamisburg City Schools to share that hope and make a tangible difference in the lives of children and families in our community. With Centerville, you can purchase gifts for a child or multiple children. With Miamisburg, you purchase gifts for the children and their parents.

Here's all you need to do:
– Stop by the Atrium display on Nov. 22–23 and pick up a wish list. (You can also stop by the church from Nov. 17-20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a wish list.) Detailed instructions will be provided with each wish list.
– Purchase gifts on the wish list as per the provided instructions.
– For Centerville gifts, deliver to Cline Elementary on Thursday, Dec. 4 between 3:30-7:30 p.m. Or, deliver to the Central Office (behind Cline) on Monday, Dec. 8 between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.
– For Miamisburg gifts, deliver to SouthBrook by Monday, Dec. 8.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Leeper.

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Date: Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 23

Title: Baby Dedication Orientation
Category: General, 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 Feb. 15).

Click here to register

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Date: Monday, January 26 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

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: Thursday, January 15 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 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: 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: 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, Feb. 24 (location to be confirmed). 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, February 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, Mar. 24 (location to be confirmed). 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 (location to be confirmed). 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: Christmas Eve Services
Category: General
Description:

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and experience His light that shines brightly in all corners of our world. Invite friends. Tell neighbors. Bring family. This Christmas, we encourage you to tell everyone and fill your row. If you came to the First Light service last year, then you know what to expect…but hopefully, even richer and more impactful as we tell the story of Jesus. Below are the times of our nine Christmas Eve services:

Monday, Dec. 22
6:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 23
6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 24
1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15 and 11:00 p.m.

To help evenly distribute attendance, FREE ONLINE TICKETS are available. Get a ticket for each person attending in the Main or Small Theater. SBkids (infants—age 4) will be open at all services except 11 p.m. Age 5 through 4th grade, and epic students, should attend services with their family. If you regularly attend SouthBrook, please consider coming on Monday or Tuesday to free up seats for first time guests on Christmas Eve.

Tickets are not yet available. Please check back soon.

             

Christmas is the perfect time to introduce those you care about to your church. Share the ticketing page and celebrate Christmas at SouthBrook with friends and family by your side. Our Christmas Eve service tells a powerful message of light exploding into this world…and will certainly give you much to talk about around the dinner table this year!

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Date: Monday, December 22 - Wednesday, December 24

Title: Compassion Child Sponsorship
Category: Missions
Description:

You can make a difference through child sponsorship! You can change the story in the life of a child. Children are incredibly vulnerable in our world. All over the planet—and close to home—millions live exposed to the threat of abuse, neglect, hunger and homelessness. But, we can be Jesus to some of them. And He wants us to!

If you feel led and are financially able to help, consider sponsoring a child through Compassion International by selecting a sponsorship from the Atrium display from Dec. 6–14. And, think about this. Sponsoring a child is one of the key ways you can personally join the effort to prevent human trafficking. How? Because when a child is sponsored, there isn’t nearly the pressure on many of these families to pull their kids out of school and place them in vulnerable work situations. It’s just one of many reasons to sponsor a child. Take time to read about the children. To pray over the children. To pray that God will guide you in selecting a child. And prayerfully consider this important decision to make an impact in this world.

We all have a story. We live it out every day. And by becoming a child sponsor, you have the opportunity to change the story for a child by sharing His love and shining a light into the next chapter of their story.

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Date: Saturday, December 6 - Sunday, December 14

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

Looking for the perfect ingredients to whip up a memorable Date Night? Try out a SouthBrook recipe...

- 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 recipe for a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Want to borrow our recipe? Simply...

Make a date for Couples, Comedy & Cupcakes on Friday, Feb. 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 of people. Jeff’s comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life and the joy derived from a healthy marriage. For three decades, Jeff Allen has been performing at churches, on television and radio, for fundraisers and at corporate functions all across the country. Want more? Read some fun facts about Jeff Allen. If you’ve never heard Jeff Allen before, take a listen to a few of his comedy bits.

The evening includes a cupcake reception from 7:30–8:30 followed by a 8:30–10 p.m. showtime. Cost is $10 per ticket if registered Feb. 12 or before. On Feb. 13, tickets will be $15 online or at the door. And, register by Feb. 8 for a chance to win a couple's date night (valued at $100)! With reserved seating, be sure and register early to get a good seat. Double the fun and invite other couples along to share in the laughter!

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

Title: Creations for Christ Team Meetings
Category: General
Description:

The Creations for Christ Team of Cancer Hope has monthly gatherings at SouthBrook to get together, fellowship and create handmade items for the survivors. There is no obligation to attend, but the meeting is open to all who are interested in learning to knit and join the ministry.

Join us in the Staff Conference Room from 2:30-5 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Oct. 25, Nov. 22 and Dec. 13.

Together, we create prayer shawls—handmade gifts of encouragement and hope that are knitted, crocheted, or sewn one stitch at a time with much love and prayer. Our intent is that the recipient will find comfort in knowing they are not alone. That someone cares. That the healing power of God is present as the garment is wrapped securely around them. And, that they feel the embrace of God supporting them each step of their journey.

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Date: Saturday, October 25 at 02:30 PM until Saturday, December 13 at 05:00 PM

Title: Dec. 27-28 Services
Category: General
Description:

On the weekend of Dec. 27-28, we will not have any services. It's kind of a tradition around SouthBrook as our Vision Team has decided that no services will be held on the weekend following Christmas Eve services. This year, that happens to be on Saturday, Dec. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 28.

The church will be closed from December 25 through January 1.

We want you to spend time with your family and friends during this joyous holiday season as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We’ll be back for regularly scheduled services on Jan. 3-4 to start off an exciting New Year!

Happy New Year from our staff and volunteers!

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Date: Saturday, December 27 - Sunday, December 28

Title: DementiaWise Class
Category: General
Description:

ComForcare Senior Services, in conjunction with SouthBrook, is offering DementiaWise™ Family Caregiver Support to our members. If caring for someone with dementia, you will learn best practices in providing care for those with the disease. DementiaWise prevents and manages difficult behavior, increases quality of life, and extends the time a loved one with dementia can enjoy living at home safely. Your loved one will be happier, function better, and will be more peaceful and cooperative.

John Ikirt, SouthBrooker and owner of ComForcare, is leading this class on Mondays, Jan. 12—Feb. 9 from 7-9 p.m. No cost for this class.

Click here to register

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Date: Monday, January 12 at 06:30 PM until Monday, February 9 at 08:30 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: epic M.S. Turkey Shoot
Category: Students
Description:

epic Middle School is hosting our annual Turkey Shoot paintball tournament at Camp Chautauqua on Sunday, Nov. 23. This event allows 7th-8th grade students and their parents to experience rushing adrenaline and heart-pounding action with round after round of team paintball. Cost is $30 plus some extra money, if you want more paint. No transportation is provided by SouthBrook; just meet us at Camp Chautauqua. Invite your friends and let's celebrate one of the best events of the Thanksgiving season!

Click here to register


Please submit the forms below to Shane Hively:
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Paintball Release Form

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Date: Sunday, November 23 from 01:00 PM to 06:00 PM

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: First Fruits Month
Category: General
Description:

God has done more than we could ask or imagine in DayOne. If you would like to be a part of the DayOne movement and haven’t had the opportunity to make a commitment, visit the Welcome Counter to pick up DayOne materials and turn in your Commitment Card.

On Nov. 1-2, we launched First Fruits Month. In the Scriptures, time after time families brought the best gift they could bring, the first fruits of their harvest, to God as an offering. And we’re encouraging our church to consider bringing their best gift during the month of November to jumpstart DayOne. To begin construction, we need $5 million in commitments and $1.5 million in cash. This First Fruit Offering will catalyze that process.

If you would like to participate in First Fruits Month, visit DayOne for ways to give and be a part of all that God is doing in this church. For cash donations, please insert into a DayOne envelope and drop in the offering to ensure your gift is designated properly. For checks, note DayOne in the memo. And for online or Pushpay donations, you can designate your gift to DayOne in the system. You can even set up automatic giving by completing a Direct Payment Authorization form and turn in at the Welcome Counter.

We ask you to prayerfully consider a commitment and giving to SouthBrook in whatever way you feel led to help us make space for God to move.

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Date: Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 30

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. Breakfast included for a $2 per week donation. 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 (snacks included). 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: Gospel Mission | Camp Jabez
Category: Missions
Description:

Meet at SouthBrook at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 then car pool to Camp Jabez in Xenia, where we will 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 09:00 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 Tuesday, 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: 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: Life Line Screening
Category: General
Description:

SouthBrook is pleased to offer a preventative health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventative health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at SouthBrook on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to:

1) blocked arteries, a leading cause of stroke.
2) abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta.
3) hardening of the arteries in the legs, a strong predictor of heart disease.
4) atrial fibrillation or irregular heat beat, which is closely tied to stroke risk.
5) bone density screening, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Register for a Wellness Package including four vascular tests and an osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with a member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes. In order to receive a $10 discount off any package above $129, pre-registration is required. Call 888.653.6441, or go to the Life Line Screening site, or download the registration form.

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Date: Wednesday, January 21 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Title: Marriage Counseling Meeting
Category: Couples | Marriage
Description:

If you’ve gone through our PLAY study and discovered your Spiritual Abilities to be Counselor, Mentor or Mercy-Giver, our Marriage Ministry needs you! We are seeking individuals interested in counseling and invite you to an Informational Meeting on Sunday, Dec. 7 (10:30-11 a.m.) to meet and talk about our vision. This is a great way to put your life in PLAY and use your gifts to help others find strength and healing in their marriage.

Click here to register

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Date: Sunday, December 7 from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

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.

Click here to register

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

Title: Morning Prayer
Category: General
Description:

As our power comes through prayer, we have an opportunity to pray with others for the ministries and leaders and events at SouthBrook. Come and go as your schedule allows on Tuesday mornings from 7-8 a.m. in the Atrium (sofa area). No registration required. It's an on-going event open to anyone who would like to pray for the church. Coffee available.

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Date: Tuesday, January 10 at 07:00 AM until Thursday, December 31 at 08:00 AM

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!

Click here to register

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

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: SouthBrook Drive-In
Category: Special Events
Description:

You've heard about Christmas in July...but we're bringing a bit of July to Christmas for a SouthBrook Drive-In on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 3:45–6:15 p.m. (Feature starts at 4:15. Theater opens at 3:45 for concessions and preview.) You may have to wear hats and gloves but no rain, sleet or snow will close down this Drive-In. It's FREE admission, but bring a few dollars for concessions (all below $.75 cents—now that's a bargain matinee!).

Back by popular demand, Buddy the Elf will once again hit the big screens at SouthBrook. Invite your friends! Bring chairs/blankets, stake out a spot in our theater, then sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

To add to the fun, celebrate in style and wear your most tacky Christmas attire. Nothing says cheer like snowmen, Santas and jingle bells in applique, yarn and sequins (especially if the ensemble practically outshines the Christmas tree). It's optional, but we hope you'll flaunt those sweaters proudly for a holly jolly evening to kick off the season.

Get FREE tickets for each movie-goer! If you get 'em by Nov. 30, it's a win-win. We know you're coming. And you get a chance to win a prize!



And to make it all happen, we'll need volunteers to lend a hand. Our volunteer elves (adults and kids) aren’t naughty, they’re nice…and for being nice all elves get a free beverage and unlimited popcorn!
Check out the available positions and be one of our volunteer elves!

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Date: Sunday, December 7 from 03:45 PM to 06:15 PM

Title: What Love Is...
Category: Women
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

The letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. This Kelly Minter study reveals not only the heart of John, but also the heart of Jesus. Registration will close on Jan. 16.

Thursday Morning Study
Cost is $16. Childcare is available during the morning study for $49. Join us from 9–11 a.m. on Thursday mornings, Jan. 22 through Mar. 5.
Click here to register for the AM Study

Thursday Evening Study
Cost is $16. No childcare is available for the evening study. Join us from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Jan. 22 through Mar. 5.
Click here to register for the PM Study

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Date: Thursday, January 22 - Thursday, March 5

Title: When Godly People Do Ungodly Things
Category: Women
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

In this biblical guide to authentic repentance and restoration, Beth Moore examines why devoted followers of Jesus Christ can fall into the traps of Satan. Believers are still subject to Satan's attacks. He is determined to disrupt the lives of Christians, destroy their ministry, and steal their joy. Sadly, those who have "fallen" may not recognize the devil's schemes until they have already been caught in a snare of defeat. Registration will close on Jan. 16.

Thursday Morning Study
Cost is $16. Childcare is available during the morning study for $49. Join us from 9–11 a.m. on Thursday mornings, Jan. 22 through Mar. 5.
Click here to register for the AM Study

Thursday Evening Study
Cost is $16. No childcare is available for the evening study. Join us from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Jan. 22 through Mar. 5.
Click here to register for the PM Study

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Date: Thursday, January 22 - Thursday, March 5

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!).

Click here to register

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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!).

Click here to register

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

9095 Washington Church Road
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
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