Events & Classes


Title: "Big Splash" Baptism Weekend
Category: General
Description:

Baptism is an important outward sign of belief in Jesus and shows a willingness to surrender to God's power in our lives. Our "Big Splash" Weekend on Aug. 23-24 (during all services) will be a time to celebrate those who have made the decision to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. This weekend, you won't be asked to write a testimony or say anything. All are welcome, adults and students—first timers, re-baptisms, or those who were sprinkled and want to be obedient. Since epic will not meet, students are encouraged to attend services with their family. We'll have multiple tubs outside (weather permitting), so all you'll do is walk on up and get baptized under the summer sun! If it happens to rain, the baptisms will take place in the Main Theater.

Please Note: For this weekend, the service times on Sunday will be at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. (instead of 11:15 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, August 23 - Sunday, August 24

Title: Baby Dedication Orientation
Category: Kids, Parents
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 Sunday, Oct. 26).

Click here to register

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Date: Monday, October 6 from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

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: Baptism Orientation
Category: General
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, September 17 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Title: Baptism Orientation
Category: General
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, October 15 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Title: Baptism Orientation
Category: General
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, November 19 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Title: Chat & Chocolate
Category: Women
Description:

Gather with SouthBrook Women at Heather's in Springboro at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 for good conversation, good food, and yes, a bit of chocolate. 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, September 9 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. At this time, we'll plan to meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 (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.

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Date: Tuesday, October 21 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

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 all together for 2-1/2 hours, bake at room temperature, and savor an award-winning recipe for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. Want to borrow our recipe?

Then...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 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!

Tickets are not yet available. Please check back soon.

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

Title: Dad & Kids Camp Out
Category: Kids, Men, Students
Description:

Create lasting memories with your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids...even the kid next door at our annual Dad & Kids Campout at Camp Chautauqua in Miamisburg. The cost is $20 per family. Bring your camping gear and arrive on Friday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. The fun continues through Saturday, Sept. 13 at 12 p.m. (rain or shine). Dinner is provided on Friday as well as breakfast on Saturday along with games, entertainment, campfire and s'mores!

What to Bring:
– Tent, sleeping bags and pillows
– Flashlight and fresh batteries
– Appropriate clothing, hiking shoes, swimsuit and towel
– Personal snacks, beverages, water and utensils
– Frisbee, football, fishing gear, etc.
– Directions to Camp Chautauqua

Click here to register

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Date: Friday, September 12 at 05:00 PM until Saturday, September 13 at 12:00 AM

Title: Date Your Mate Challenge
Category: Couples/Marriage
Description:

Some of life’s toughest storms prove the strength of our anchors. And in your marriage, we encourage you to make God the center. Let Him be your anchor. An anchor that keeps you grounded and focused on building a strong marriage that reflect His love, grace and truth.

So, we’re putting a call out to all captains (all you husbands out there). All you’ve got to do is grab your first mate (that’s your wife), jump on deck, and set sail on a Date Night Challenge from April through September. It’s time to chart a new course as you propel your marriage into the next gear.

No more fishin’ around for what to do on a date. Navigate through the ideas on our Date Your Mate page and select one (or more) per month to stay on the dating course. Or, think of your own adventure. Do whatever floats your boat and just have some fun together. Make memories and log your journey to keep track of what you’ve done and where you’ve been. It’ll be a voyage you’ll remember for years to come.

And while on your date, take a photo and post it to facebook, so we can see couples dating and enjoying time together!

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Date: Tuesday, April 1 - Tuesday, September 30

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, Sept. 8 – Dec. 8 from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Click here to register

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Date: Monday, September 8 at 06:30 PM until Monday, December 8 at 08:00 PM

Title: DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays
Category: Couples/Marriage
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

If the prospect of facing the holidays without your partner is causing feelings of anxiety, fear or loneliness, you are not alone. Come to our DivorceCare class on Monday, Nov. 10 to connect with others for support, advice and encouragement to endure the holiday season. No cost for this class.

Click here to register

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Date: Monday, November 10 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 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. Dave's life-changing program teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before. You will 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 style. The class is $100 per individual or couple (or $7 to retake the course), and includes one hour of video and one hour of discussion. Limited scholarships available, please contact Rita Brown. You'll have fun as you learn about saving, budgeting, investing, insurance, and more! 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, Sept. 9 through Nov. 4 from 7–9 p.m.!

Click here to register

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Date: Tuesday, September 9 at 07:00 PM until Tuesday, November 4 at 09:00 PM

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

Meet at SouthBrook at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 then car pool to Camp Jabez in Xenia, where we'll 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. 26. For questions, contact Cindy D'Urso.

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 27 from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Title: ICOM Conference
Category: Missions
Description:

The International Conference on Missions (ICOM) exists to encourage, equip and recruit workers for the Harvest. Founded in 1948, the ICOM was originally a gathering for missionaries put on by missionaries. Yet, in the last 15 years, ICOM has become a unique gathering of Christians from all over the world committed to sharing the Good News of Jesus to the world.

The 2014 Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio. And, our very own SouthBrook band will be leading worship! Levi Crowley and some other familiar faces will use their talents to bring song and music and worship at all the main sessions during the conference. While there is no cost for SouthBrookers to attend, please note the registration options below.

ATTEND CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, NOV. 13 - SUNDAY, NOV. 16
Attend any day of the conference or all three days while providing your own transportation to and from Columbus.
Click here to register

ATTEND CONFERENCE & BUS ADVENTURE: SATURDAY, NOV. 15
On Saturday, Nov. 15 only, SouthBrook will rent buses for a group and head to the conference together. We'll meet at SouthBrook at 12 p.m., depart at 12:30, and then return by 11 p.m. that evening. Registration deadline for the bus adventure is Nov. 9.
Click here to register

All forms below are required for the Bus Adventure, and should be completed and returned to Missions. Students or children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors

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Date: Thursday, November 13 - Sunday, November 16

Title: Jamaica Family Mission Trip
Category: Missions
Description:

A mission trip in partnership with A.C.E. at St. Mary's Parish in northeastern Jamaica for families and adults from Oct. 4-11 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 will be between $1,300-$1,500 per person (to be confirmed). For questions, contact the trip leader, Dick Wilson.

Registration for this trip is now full.

(Note: Completion of the application is the first step in the participant selection process and may not guarantee acceptance on the trip.)

At the initial trip meeting, you will receive the forms below and can download additional copies if needed. All forms should be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Covenant
ACE Release & Waiver - Adults
ACE Relaese & Waiver - Minors

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Date: Saturday, October 4 - Saturday, October 11

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, Aug. 26–Sept. 30 from 7–8:15 p.m.

Click here to register

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Date: Tuesday, August 26 at 07:00 PM until Tuesday, September 30 at 08:15 PM

Title: Locker Room: Gutsy PLAY
Category: Men
Description:

If it doesn't challenge you...it doesn't change you! That's the focus at our next Locker Room experience on Saturday, Sept. 20. Bring a friend and join Charlie as he focuses on "Gutsy PLAY." It'll be a thought-provoking, challenging and encouraging talk about you and a life worth imitating. The event is $5 per adult (students are free) and is open to men of all ages. Donuts, coffee and juice provided!

Click here to register

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Date: Saturday, September 20 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Title: Marriage Retreat
Category: Couples/Marriage
Description:

Spend time with the one you love and have some FUN on a marriage retreat at Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center on Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. You'll explore your most treasured relationship with a focus on gratitude and how to leave a legacy. Together, you will focus on what you are doing well, while selecting one thing in your marriage to improve upon. During the retreat, you'll enjoy large group as well as couples activities, good food, and a lot of laughs. Cost of $150 per couple includes:

- Friday night accommodations
- Friday dinner
- Saturday continental breakfast
- Saturday lunch

No need to bring anything, except a toothbrush and a change of clothes. As you drive on your own, plan to arrive on Friday at 7 p.m., then depart on Saturday at 3 p.m. With limited space available to 20 couples, please register soon and reserve your spot to enjoy this exciting weekend together.

Click here to register

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Date: Friday, October 3 at 07:00 PM until Saturday, October 4 at 03:00 PM

Title: Meet & Greet
Category: General
Description:

If you would like to personally meet Charlie McMahan and our Executive Pastors—now is your chance! Come to a Meet & Greet on Saturday, Nov. 8 (6:30–7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 9 (10:30–11:30 a.m. and 12:15–1:15 p.m.). You'll also have the opportunity to meet a few other staff as well. Bring your family and join us in the Administration Offices after services. If you have children in SBkids, please pick them up and bring them along. We would love to meet the whole family!

As part of the Meet & Greet, we'll also offer tours around the SouthBrook campus to anyone interested in taking a look around the building—from SBkids to epic to well, just about everywhere. We realize it's a big campus and we would like to take this opportunity to show you around!

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Date: Saturday, November 8 - Sunday, November 9

Title: Men's Fall Preview
Category: Men
Description:

Come to a Men's Fall Preview on Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the Small Theater at 6-7:30 a.m. (breakfast included) or at 7-8:30 p.m. (snacks included). It's an opportunity to hear all about SouthBrook Men—our mission, our format, our men and our new fall series, "God's Power to Change Your Life", an 8-week series starting on Wednesday, Oct. 1. There is no cost, just bring a friend and join us!

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Date: Wednesday, September 24

Title: Men's Study: God's Power To Change Your Life
Category: Men
Description:

Follow through the "Gutsy Play" series with life-changing Choices, Promises and Practices that will help you "live like Jesus forever." Get out of the rut, quit going through the motions, and join a "band of brothers" as you move forward into the better life God has in store for you. We'll use DVD messages from Rick Warren, table talk with a team of 5-8 other men, and a study guide from The Navigators, who have been helping people follow Christ for over 60 years.

Wednesday Morning Group
Cost is $10. Breakfast included for a $2 per week donation. Join us from 6–7:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19.
Click here to register for the A.M. study

Wednesday Evening Group
Cost is $10 (snacks included). Join us from 7–8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19.
Click here to register for the P.M. study

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Date: Wednesday, October 1 - Wednesday, November 19

Title: Mexico Mission Trip
Category: Missions
Description:

In partnership with CrossRoads Missions, we'll work with their staff on construction projects, community programs, and times of praise and fellowship. Starting off with a flight to San Antonio, Texas, we’ll meet CrossRoads Missions staff and transport the team to Piedras Negras, Mexico. CrossRoads Missions is a doorway for churches and individuals seeking ministry opportunities in places they may otherwise have difficulty serving. They accomplish this goal by bringing people of all ages into missions in the United States and foreign fields.

The trip is open to students and adults, age 18 and older. Registration deadline is August 17. Cost will be approximately $900 per person. For questions, contact the trip leader, Shawn Case.

Click here to complete application

(Note: Completion of the application is the first step in the participant selection process and may not guarantee acceptance on the trip.)

At the initial trip meeting, you will receive the forms below and can download additional copies if needed. All forms should be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Release & Waiver – Minors
Covenant

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Date: Monday, October 20 - Saturday, October 25

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, Sept. 16 & 30, Oct. 14 & 28, and Nov. 11 & 18 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, September 16 at 09:00 AM until Tuesday, November 18 at 11:00 AM

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 of SouthBrook as well as upcoming events of the week. Come and go as your schedule allows on Tuesday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. in the Atrium (sofa area). This is an on-going event that is open to anyone who would like to pray for the church. Coffee will be available. No registration required.

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

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: Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 12. For more information, contact Dana Barnett.

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Date: Wednesday, August 20 at 06:00 PM until Wednesday, November 12 at 09:00 PM

Title: PartyOne Celebration
Category: General
Description:

COME ONE...COME ALL!

To celebrate a new era at SouthBrook, we're throwing a party. Not just any ol' party either. The GREATEST PARTY on earth (well, at least at SouthBrook!). And, you're invited to be part of something BIG in our history as we come together to kick it all off.

Who: All SouthBrookers, all ages
What: FREE food, live music, inflatables & activities galore!
When: Sept. 27-28 after all services (rain or shine)
For this weekend only, the 11:15 service starts at 11:45. All services will end 15 minutes early. Each party will last approximately one hour.
Where: Under the BIG TOP (you won't miss it!)
Why: To celebrate a new era!
How: Get FREE tickets for each party-goer! If you get 'em by Sept. 21, you'll be entered to win a PartyOne t-shirt. Plus, it helps us with planning, too!

Party On at PartyOne!



And to make it all happen, we'll need 300 volunteers to lend a hand. If you want to play an even bigger part, check out the available positions and be a PartyOne volunteer!

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Date: Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, September 28

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

At SouthBrook, we strive to put our lives into PLAY! We want God to use us. We want God to use our Personalities, Learnings, Abilities and Yearnings to go into the world and make it as God intended it to be. 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. And 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 to our world. It is the ways that God’s Spirit works through us to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world. 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.

After completiong of this PLAY Study, you might also consider taking the PLAYer Profiles Study, the second study in the PLAY series.

To participate in the PLAY Study, please 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 PLAY 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—those who embody and exemplify how God puts people into PLAY and who illustrate the spiritual abilities listed in Scripture. Through these biblical profiles, we discover ourselves as well as learn in depth about those who are the heroic players in the history of our faith. When this study is over, we know ourselves better and how God can use our lives for His purposes. We further 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 God come out of us to our world. To participate in the PLAYer Profiles Study, please 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:

A men’s group focused on, “What’s God saying to you?” and “What are you going to do about it?” Monthly, guys gather at one bistro in Miamisburg to be challenged at seeing God work in their lives and how to be different people because of it. Led by SouthBrooker, Robert Adamson, the group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at one bistro. For more information, contact Robert Adamson at 829.1829 or Frank Crockett.

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Date: Wednesday, November 6 at 06:30 PM until Wednesday, December 17 at 08:30 PM

Title: SBkids Auditions
Category: Kids
Description:

Want to be a singer or dancer in SBkids? If you have a heart to serve, come to auditions on Sunday, Sept. 7 in the SBkids 2-4 Theater. From 1-2 p.m. are dancer auditions (age 10 and above) and from 2-3 p.m. are singer auditions (age 14 and above). No experience necessary. If you have any questions, email Laura Fayette (a.k.a. Birdie).

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Date: Sunday, September 7 from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Title: SBkids Volunteer Training
Category: Kids
Description:

SBkids is having a Volunteer Training on Wednesday, Oct. 1 for current volunteers, and new volunteers, even those who may not have volunteered in awhile. Join us in the Small Theater at 6:30 p.m. to learn about our exciting children's ministry and how volunteers play such an important part in teaching kids about Jesus. Meet our staff, learn about safety policies, our application process, and other important practices that our volunteers need to know. We love our SBkids and we want to make it the best it can be!

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Date: Wednesday, October 1 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 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: Shaping Leadership
Category: General, Group Life
Description:

Shaping Leadership equips interested leaders in leading small groups and affinity groups effectively. If you are currently leading a small group or you would like to lead a group in the future, this is for you! Although we're offering two training sessions, you only need to attend one of the sessions. Please register for one of the training sessions below and join us in the Administrative Office Conference Room on the selected day.

Saturday, Oct. 4 (4:00-5:30 p.m.)
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Sunday, Oct. 5 (10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
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Date: Saturday, October 4 - Sunday, October 5

Title: Singles Thanksgiving Potluck
Category: Singles
Description:

SouthBrook Singles will celebrate Thanksgiving with a potluck extravaganza on Tuesday, Nov. 18! Bring your favorite potluck dish to share and bring your kids along, too. Thanksgiving is a time to be in community and spend time with friends and family. So, invite your friends and join us in the epic cafe as we celebrate the holiday together, and enjoy lots of good food!

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Date: Tuesday, November 18 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

Title: SouthBrook Drive-In
Category: General
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 movie starts at 4:15. Theater doors open at 3:45 for concessions and preview show.) 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 you'll want a few dollars for concession snacks (all below $.75 cents—now that's a bargain matinee!). Invite your friends! Bring chairs/blankets, stake out a spot in our theater, then sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

What movie, you ask? Back by popular demand, Buddy the Elf will once again hit the big screens at SouthBrook.

To add to the fun, let's celebrate in style—tacky-style, that is—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). Christmas attire is optional, but we hope you'll flaunt it 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!

Tickets are not yet available. Please check back soon.



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 of our elves get a free beverage and unlimited popcorn! Check out the available positions and be one of our Drive-In volunteer elves!

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

Title: Toronto Mission Trip
Category: Missions
Description:

A mission trip with XXXchurch.com at The Everything To Do With Sex convention in Toronto, Canada—one of the largest shows of its kind in North America. It's a unique opportunity to reach out and shine a light into the lives of men and women who are caught up in the darkness of the porn industry.

Cost is approximately $750-$1,000 per person, and this year, the trip is open to both men and women. Transportation is provided as we drive to Toronto (passport required). We'll travel on Thursday at 6:30 a.m. with training that evening, work at the convention Friday–Sunday, and then return home late on Monday evening with possible sightseeing before departure. Registration deadline is August 24. For questions, contact the trip leader, Allison Messer.

Click here to complete application

(Note: Completion of application is the first step in the selection process and may not guarantee acceptance on the trip. Once application is received, applicant will complete an interview process with the SouthBrook Missions Team, followed by registration on the XXXchurch.com web site.)

At the initial trip meeting, you will receive the forms below and can download additional copies if needed. All forms should be completed and returned to the trip leader.
Release & Waiver – Adults
Covenant

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Date: Thursday, October 23 - Monday, October 27

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

Come to a Wills and Legacy Giving class on Mar. 15 sponsored by Financial Planning Ministry. Serving the Christian community for over 30 years, FPM provides stewardship and estate planning seminars and assists individuals in the creation of their personal estate plan 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.

There is no cost, but please register so we know you're coming.

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Date: Saturday, October 11 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Title: Women's Study: Children of the Day
Category: Women
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

Join Beth Moore and walk the shores of Thessalonica with this verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. You'll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not coincidental—God's timing is impeccable! Whether you're facing family crises, medical diagnoses, relationship troubles, doubts, or fears, you'll come away encouraged that even though it may not feel that way, you are exactly where Christ wants you to be! Registration will close on Sept. 9.

Thursday Morning Study
Cost is $20. Childcare is available during the morning study for $63. Join us from 9–11 a.m. on Thursday mornings, Sept. 18 through Nov. 13.
Click here to register for the AM Study

Thursday Evening Study
Cost is $20. No childcare is available for the evening study. Join us from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Sept. 18 through Nov. 13.
Click here to register for the PM Study

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Date: Thursday, September 18 - Thursday, November 13

Title: Women's Study: Lord Teach Me To Pray
Category: Women
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

An in-depth Kay Arthur study to learn what the Lord's Prayer teaches about effective prayer and how to put into practice its timeless principles. Kay will equip you to be used in God's kingdom as her authority comes from God's Word and her compassion stems from a life touched by deep tragedy as well as great triumph. Getting to know her heart for God will be one of the joys of this study. What you learn will be yours to practice for a lifetime, just as Jesus intended when He taught His disciples how to pray. Registration will close on Sept. 30.

Thursday Morning Study
Cost is $14. Childcare is available during the morning study for $35. Join us from 9–11 a.m. on Thursday mornings, Oct. 9 through Nov. 6.
Click here to register for the AM Study

Thursday Evening Study
Cost is $14. No childcare is available for the evening study. Join us from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Oct. 9 through Nov. 6.
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Date: Thursday, October 9 - Thursday, November 6

Title: Women's Study: Restless
Category: Women
Taught By: DVD-Driven
Description:

Jennie Allen explores the important question, "Do I matter?" And she asks, "We live with lots of things, lots of people, but do we live for something?" It is possible to waste our lives. We don't want to live life feeling empty, numb, or bored. So God stirs a restlessness in our being that won't go away. We were designed to dream. We are called to dream. We must dream. And like Joseph, we may discover that our dreams have greater purpose and meaning than we ever imagined. Using the story of Joseph, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, story, and relationships fit into the greater story of God—and how your story can do the same. Registration will close on Sept. 9.

Thursday Morning Study
Cost is $14. Childcare is available during the morning study for $56. Join us from 9–11 a.m. on Thursday mornings, Sept. 18 through Nov. 6.
Click here to register for the AM Study

Thursday Evening Study
Cost is $14. No childcare is available for the evening study. Join us from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Sept. 18 through Nov. 6.
Click here to register for the PM Study

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Date: Thursday, September 18 - Thursday, November 6

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 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. from June 9 through Dec. 8. Class will not meet on Sept. 1 or Nov. 3. And, don't forget to bring your yoga mat!

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Date: Monday, June 9 at 05:30 PM until Monday, December 8 at 06:30 PM