Summer Opportunities to Grow

All groups listed online are looking for new people to be part of the group. Simply come to the meeting location, or contact the leader to get started. Need some help? Contact the life groups team at [email protected] or 937.667.1069

Life groups are open to everyone. Attendance at a Ginghamsburg Church location or another church is not needed to get involved.

Summer Classes & Events

  • Putting on God’s Armor: A Class for the Sexually Abused

Women who have been abused and want to learn how to truly live life are invited to this new group. Join us the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm in Tipp City Campus 201. The first teaching is on Beauty for Ashes by Joyce Meyer – a fellow abuse survivor.  Pick up your copy of Beauty for Ashes in the Common Grounds Café and Bookstore before coming to class. Email [email protected] with questions. The complete Beauty for Ashes Action Plan with DVDs, a CD, workbook and journal is available for purchase at or by clicking on this link

  • Effective Communications Series: One Day Seminar

Recommended for all; excellent for life groups and couples. No cost, materials provided. Bring your own lunch. Presented by communications specialist and Choose You Conference speaker Melissa Leembruggen. Questions? Contact Melissa at [email protected] or 937.546.2061.


Learn how the way we communicate can help us to maintain relationships and manage conflict. Saturday, July 11, 9am-3:45pm at the South Campus ARK

Ongoing Favorites

  • In Focus Singles
Connect with other singles in their 30’s and 40’s who are in the same stage of life. Meet weekly for a group Bible or book study, and join in other fun outings planned by the group.
Age Group: Single Adults in their 30’s & 40’s
Sunday, 10-11am
Avenue 505, Childcare provided.
Contact: Dane Ditmars at 937.214.2397 or [email protected] or Scott Plantz at 937.831.2329 or [email protected]
  • 50 & Beyond
This group of single and married adults age 50 and above meets together weekly for Bible studies and activities while building a network of support for each other.
Sunday, 5-8pm
Avenue 503-505 & 506-507, Childcare not provided.
Contact: Alan Razor at 937.418.1939 or Debbie Williams after 4pm at 937.423.1026

A Place of Support

*Participation in support groups is confidential.

  • Divorce Care - Fall Session Begins Thursday, September 17
For those in divorce or separation, the videos, workbook and discussion topics of the Divorce Care program offer hope and practical support. Workbook is available for purchase, $20 cash or check, at the class. Sorry, no children in the class. Kids' program is available at the same time in Avenue 501/502.
Thursday, September 17 - December 17, 6:30-8pm
Tipp City Campus, Avenue Studio (formerly Common Grounds)
Childcare provided.
Contact: [email protected]
  • Caring for Aging Parents Group

Caring for aging parents can make you feel squeezed, blessed, scared, joyful and tired all in the same moment. Meet with others like yourself to discuss, learn and lean on each other to make the most out of this time of life. The group is led by a licensed social worker and pastor who are caring for aging parents.
Please contact Kitty Kincaid at 937.667.4678 or [email protected] for meeting dates and times. 
South Campus Discipleship Center, lower level
Childcare not provided.

  • Men’s Sexual Addiction Groups
Find accountability and support for men who need help or think they might with issues like pornography, infidelity, lust and sex addiction. Change your behavior by learning to practice the 12 Steps of Sexaholics Anonymous with the help of others who have achieved sexual sobriety. Participation is confidential.
Wednesday or Thursday, 6:30-8pm
South Campus ARK, lower level
Childcare provided.
Contact: Wednesday group: Eric at 937.684.7935, Thursday group: Reed at 937.475.5248
  • Wives of Husbands Who Struggle with Lust

This group is for the spouses of men who have issues with lust, infidelity, pornography or sex addiction. Find support, encouragement and prayer in a confidential setting with other women who have healed from this hurt.
Thursday, 6:30-8pm
South Campus Discipleship Center, lower level office
Childcare provided.
Contact: call Donna at 937.475.4896 for a brief phone orientation before attending

  • Breaking Free Depression Support Group

Participants can sort through depression issues and life challenges in a safe, healthy group environment.
Thursday, 6:30-8pm
South Campus Discipleship Center, lower level 105
Childcare provided.
Contact: [email protected]

  • Christian 12-Step

Whether struggling with drug and/or alcohol addictions or life-controlling issues, receive support and encouragement in a non-judgmental environment.
Tuesday, 6:30-8pm
South Campus ARK, upper level
Childcare not provided.
Contact: [email protected]

  • Grief Share - Fall Session Begins Wednesday, September 16
This program is for those who are grieving the death of someone close. Join us to gain support and encouragement through videos, discussion and prayer with others who have experienced loss. Workbook available in class for $20 payable for cash or check. Please visit to find a session currently meeting in your area. 
Fall 2015 Session: Wednesday, September 16 - December 9, 6:30-8pm 
South Campus Discipleship Center, Lower Level Room 105
Childcare provided.
Contact: [email protected]
  • AA Meeting - Put it Together, Keep it Together

12-step recovery program for those suffering from alcohol or chemical abuse and addiction. This is an open group and a discussion meeting. Meet after the Next Step Worship (Saturday at 7pm) for those in recovery from substance abuse and destructive behaviors.
Saturday, 9-10:30pm
South Campus ARK
Childcare not provided.
Contact: Dayton Central AA Office at 937.222.2211

Life Groups

Join a small gathering of people who share interests through a study or activity or are at a similar stage in life. 

Have a great idea for a life group you want to start? We'd love to add fire to your burning bush passion! The first step in leading a life group is to email at [email protected] or 937.667.1069