4835 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34233 | 941.924.8713

Visitors

Welcome! We are always glad to have guests join us for worship. Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about Beneva Christian:

What’s a service like?

Beneva offers two types of services–Traditional and Contemporary. In our traditional service, you’ll hear some traditional hymns, partake of communion, message and join in reciting The Lord’s Prayer. Our contemporary worship service is called “RISE” and is a simple worship service with a couple of worship songs, prayer, message and communion. It normally lasts 45-50 minutes.

How do people dress?

The dress is casual. In other words, ties and suit coats not required.

 What about my children?

We offer a nursery for children 5 months to 3 years of age. The Nursery is located in the south hallway next to the Sanctuary. For children 3 to 8 years of age we offer a program called “Worship and Wonder.” The Children are gathered after the first praise songs and then escorted to the Worship and Wonder Room that is in our Education building.

Can I take communion?

We receive the assurance of the forgiveness of our sins through receiving the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in Holy Communion. We invite all who believe in the real presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in Holy Communion to commune as friends of Jesus and the Beneva family. Communion is offered at both worship services each and every week.

How can I get connected?

We offer many opportunities for you to meet others and get acquainted with the Beneva Church family.

Our church offers many small group and Bible Study opportunities for connection and for growing in relationships.

Other opportunities include: CYF Youth, Disciples Women, and Fellowship Dinners.

Contact Patty at the church office for more information, or speak with one of our Elders before or after worship.

Where do I park?

Our only entrance is on Proctor Road, and there are several spaces reserved for handicap parking. Additional parking is located in the grass on either side of our garage. We have a golf cart to help shuttle anyone who would like or need a ride to our Sanctuary.

What We Believe
  • Jesus Christ is Lord. We affirm that He is the son of the living God, and offers saving Grace to all.
  • Open Communion. The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all believers.
  • Diversity of opinion. Each person is free to determine individual belief guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer.
  • Baptism by immersion. In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God is made possible. Although Disciples generally practice baptism by immersion, they honor other baptism traditions as well.
  • Importance of church unity. All Christians should cooperate in ministry wherever possible, affirming each other as sisters and brothers in Christ.
  • The Ministry of all believers. Both ministers and lay persons including women and youth lead worship, direct service opportunities, and nurture spiritual growth.
  • Freedom of belief. Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.