Bible Studies

Childcare is available for all Wednesday night Bible Studies.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Teacher: Pastor Jeff Babajtis

Tuesdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Administration Bldg., Conference Room

Each Tuesday morning, Pastor Jeff leads our group in a verse-by-verse study and discussion of a book of the Bible. Last year, we began studying the Book of Acts, which is all about the formation and life of the early church. We will continue our study  of Acts this year to discuss how the Holy Spirit worked in both dramatic and everyday ways to spread the message of Jesus even after he was gone.

 

High School Bible Study

Teacher: Minister of Children and Youth Cortney Babajtis

Wednesdays, beginning September 18, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.,. Home of Lynda and Robert Boone

All high schoolers and their friends are invited! It’s a great time for us to catch up with each other, learn more and have intriguing discussions about the Bible, and eat tasty treats made with love by Robert and Lynda Boone. We hope you’ll join us! Contact Cortney Babajtis for more information.

 

Social Justice Book Study Group

 

 

New Book Study meets Wednesdays,

October 30 through November 20

 

Teacher: Susan Brooks

 

Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m.,

Administration Bldg., Room 203

 

The Benson Memorial Social Justice Book Study is discussing Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol as a social justice work on Wednesdays from October 30 to November 20, at 6:45 p.m. in Room 203. Feel free to join us and to read this book as you've likely never read it before. The edition we'll be using is available on Amazon. See Susan Brooks for more details, and God bless us, every one!


Women’s Bible Study

Teacher: Jo Balcome

Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Administration Bldg., Room 202

This small group women’s study welcomes women of all ages to join in study and discussion. We will begin with reliable spiritual guide, Will Willimon, in his book, Fear of the Other. Willimon invites readers to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “other” or outside mainstream Christian culture. Rooted in the faith of Israel and the Christian story and vision, Willimon brings a Wesleyan perspective to bear on what may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do: keeping and loving the "other" as they are, without any need for them to become like us.

 

GriefShare

Teacher: Cindy Hallman

Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:00 p.m., Conference Room

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We will meet weekly for 13 weeks to help you face the ongoing challenges of grief. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: a video seminar with experts, a support group discussion with a focus; and a personal study and reflection. Our leadership team for GriefShare consists of people who have experienced significant losses in their own lives and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur as an outgrowth of deep grief.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Fellowship Bldg., Pathfinders Room

Tuesday/Thursday, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Administration Bldg., Rooms 202/203

AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety.