As people who have accepted the invitation to a worshipful relationship with God, we naturally want to learn more about what God is like and what God expects of us. We learn these things through the study of the Bible, and by learning together what it means to follow Jesus Christ.
At Southminster, we believe that learning to follow Jesus is best accomplished in the context of Christian community. Jesus gathered disciples to learn from him in a small group of twelve. We help people to learn and grow in their walk with God through small Growth Groups in which people gather for study, prayer, fellowship, mutual care and discussion. Perhaps the greatest gift of these groups is the way they help us put into practice Jesus’ commandment that we love one another. We offer multiple Growth Groups during three trimesters each year.
We learn in community at every age, from children through adults. To learn more about learning opportunities at Southminster, click the appropriate link below.
Southminster is also involved in cooperative ministry with other congregations and provides additional learning opportunities in the following ways:
In addition to these intentional ministries of Learning, other Community activities take place at Southminster. Please click the appropriate link below to learn more about other ways we learn, care for one another and share God’s gift of community.
The Blessing Center, which offers spiritual nurture for children, teens and all people, is now a ministry of Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7001 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH. Holy Listening is offered, without charge, to children and teenagers in the Miami Valley and periodic classes are held to help parents, pastors and other caregivers grow in their ability to walk with people through the trials of life.
See the Dayton Daily News article of July 27, 2012, "Holy listening tries to hear, help children’s needs".
To make a Holy Listening appointment for a child or teen under 18, contact Pastor Jackie Nowak (937-433-1810, Jackie@sminster.com). More information about the Blessing Center and the process of Holy Listening can be found at www.blessingcenter.org/holy_listening.htm. The Blessing Center is a nonprofit, charitable organization.
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Beginning Monday, May 27 - The Book Is Better Than the Movie (or the Mini-Series): The Bible in 90 Days. This summer our congregation will be undertaking a special adventure! Over the course of 90 days, we will work our way through the Bible via sermons, Growth Groups, and individual readings.
The Better Than the Movie readings will begin on Monday, May 27; and the sermon series will begin on Sunday, June 2. Growth Groups will commence on June 30. Look for the 90-Day Reading Guide online here, or as a cut-out in next month’s edition of The Window. It will also be available as a pamphlet in the Narthex and the downstairs lobby.
We are excited to begin this journey through the entire Bible together and look forward to it as a time of great spiritual growth for the Southminster Church family. Please join us for this special series and use it as an opportunity to invite your friends who might also wish to better understand the Bible.