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Do you want to move forward and be more than you are today?  

Do you want to understand who God is calling you to be?

God has created you to live a specific life, isn’t it time you discovered that life?

If you answered “Yes” to these questions then it is time to start your very own Tour of the Islands? 

Drop us an email at – office@benevachristian.com – to reserve your spot.


Here are the eight islands you will visit:

“The Hole”

I need something – healing connection, meaning, forgiveness, etc.  I have a hole in my life that I can’t fill on my own.

“You Matter”

I believe there is a God and I matter to him.  He is what I need to fill the hole in my life.

“Transform Your Want To”

I make the choice to commit my life and my will to the care and control of Jesus.

“Be Real”

I will be real with myself, my God and others.  I will surrender my secrets and take off my masks.

“Inquiring Minds Want to Know” 

I will devote myself to learning and growing in my personal relationship with God.  I will surrender to every change God wants to make in my life.

“Two Ears & One Mouth”

I will strive to understand as opposed to being understood by listening to others with a servant’s heart.  I will offer forgiveness to those who hurt me and I will make amends for the harm I do to others.

“Your Heart’s Desire”

I will daily spend time with God for self-examination, Bible reading and prayer.  I desire to know God and his will for my life and to gain the power to follow his will.

“The Others”

I will yield myself to God to be used to bring this good news to others, both by my example and by my words.   



This isn’t an actual cruise.  This is a small group study that contains both group discussions and homework.  We will meet every Sunday night for nine weeks in Fellowship Hall from 6 – 8 pm.  We just use the word “cruise” because you will be taking a nine week Tour of the Islands of The Journey to Be.  We thought the “cruise”  illustration was cute!  



To Listen to “Forgiveness” from The TED Radio Hour Click here

You will need a little over 53 minutes to listen to this entire broadcast.