Spiritual formation (grow)

We are called to GROW in our knowledge and love of God, becoming alive to the presence of Christ in our midst so that we may become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who make disciples (Deuteronomy 6; Matthew 22.37). Click on the links to learn more about the different ways you can grow with the Benson Memorial UMC family. All Sunday School classes meet at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

During this pandemic, we have not been able to hold our regular Sunday School classes, bible studies, small group gatherings, or Wednesday evening meal and classes. Some of our groups are now meeting regularly online via Zoom video calls. We also have launched a new streaming Bible study service through Amplify Media, which you may read about here. Please watch this space for more information about studies and classes as they are made available. In the meantime, we invite you to participate in the following:


R.E.A.L. Women's Bible Study

Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Women, you are invited to join our  R.E.A.L. Women’s Bible Study. "R.E.A.L." stands for Relationships, Encouragement, Accountability, and Laughter. If you’d like to join this new group, email Susan Myrick at susanmyrick@bellsouth.net. For questions on how to access the videos we will be viewing on Amplify Media, please visit www.bensonmemorial.org/amplify-media/.

 Social Justice Book Study Group

Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m.

On February 24, the Social Justice Book Study group will turn their attention to Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About People We Don’t Know. Those who are familiar with Gladwell’s work know that he often employs unorthodox approaches to analyze societal issues, and this book is no different. In it, he argues that we rely on faulty tools and strategies for understanding others, often leading to unfortunate and even tragic consequences. 

Contact Susan Brooks if you would like to join. The Talking to Strangers book study will end on March 31, 2021.


Thursday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Jeff

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

Our Thursday Morning Bible Study is currently studying the Sermon on the Mount. Join in anytime! We love to welcome newcomers! Email Pastor Jeff if you are interested, or just need the Zoom link to join.


Falling Upward Discussion Group

Sunday nights at 4:00; ends on March 28

On Sunday evenings at 4:00 p.m. throughout the Season of Lent, a group will meet over Zoom to discuss the book Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Kim Sylvester will lead the discussion on this book that seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show that it’s usually through falling and failing that we experience spiritual growth. Email Kim at kimsylves6@gmail.com if you’re interested in being a part of this group.