ADULT EDUCATION

7001 FAR HILLS AVE. DAYTON, OH | Sundays @ 10 am IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAMED
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Growth Groups are small groups that offer learning and sharing opportunities for adults in a casual atmosphere, or in a more structured class setting. A Growth Group is a safe place to ask deep faith questions – to learn more about God, The Bible, and yourself.  They are also a great way to meet people

GROWTH GROUPS MISSION STATEMENT

Through small groups, classes, and other learning opportunities open to everyone,  Growth Groups will strive to:

  • Encourage and strengthen Biblical literacy,
  • Promote application of the Christian faith to life experience,
  • Develop awareness of spirituality in all facets of life,
  • Encourage group members to share in leadership, and
  • Build a sense of community among and through members and leaders.

Social Justice Book Discussion Group

Meets monthly in-person at Southminster Presbyterian Church on the THIRD Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the bright and sunny narthex of the church.

All are welcome!

questions? please contact pat elliot [email protected]

September 15, 2022

Horse by Geraldine Brooks (Pulitzer Prize winning author)

October 21, 2022

The Road From Raqqa by Jordan Ritter Conn (2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Runner-up)

November 18, 2022

Summer For the Gods by Edward J. Larson (Scopes Trial and America’s continuing debate)

December 16, 2022

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson (Pack horse librarian in Kentucky during
Depression

January 20, 2022

Know My Name by Chanel Miller (Dayton Literary Peace Prize Non-Fiction Winner, Victim at Brock
Turner Trial)

Ruth Circle

4th Wednesdays of the month,
9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

Grace Circle

1st Tuesdays,
7 p.m. in the Adult Lounge.

ADULT EDUCATION

VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.  UPCOMING AND CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE LISTED BELOW.

IMAGINE HEAVEN  

What does Forever look like?

Join us to read and discuss “Imagine Heaven” by John Burke.  The book focuses on commonalities from people who have survived near death experiences and relates it back to scripture and Christian faith.  The class is six weeks and we will have a guest speaker with questions/discussion at the end of our study.  

Sundays August 14 – September 18 @ 11:15 – 12:15 in the pavilion

“Imagine Heaven” by John Burke.  It will be a 6 week study starting August 14th and ending September 18th with a guest speaker at the end of the class (date is tbd). Although this is a book study, reading is highly recommended for discussion, but not required.  Anyone who wants to join our conversation is more than welcome!  Invite a friend. Share on social.

The classes will be broken out the following way:

1. August 14th (chapters 1- 4)

2. August 21st (chapters 5 – 8)

3. August 28th (chapters 9 – 12)

4. September 4th (chapters 13 – 16)

5. September 11th (chapters 17 – 20)

6. September 18th (final chapters/appendix and recap)

7. Date TBD (guest speaker)

All are welcome to join our discussion (even if you didn’t read it. Invite a friend!  Imagine Heaven!

FAITH AND POLITICS IN A WORLD GONE AWRY

Join us at Southminster Presbyterian, as we read and discuss  “Faith and Politics in a World Gone Awry” by Stephen W. Plunkett.

This book examines how faith affects everything that disciples of Jesus Christ think, do and are, including the way we participate in the politics of our community, state and nation. 

Classes studying this stimulating book will be meet on Sunday and Thursday mornings this fall beginning September 11; you are free to choose the day which best fits your schedule.  

Steve Davis, of Southminster Presbyterian will facilitate the Sunday morning class; Gay Amos, also of Southminster Presbyterian will facilitate the Thursday morning class.  

If you have ever wondered about the relationship between your faith and what’s happening in politics of our nation and world, this class is for you!

More Info here.