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Our next cruise departs on Sunday, October 24 @ 3 pm.  Our ship will return to port on Sunday, December 19.  You will be home in enough time to celebrate Christmas with your family and friends!

This is a 9-week introduction to the Islands of “The Journey To Be”.  To book your state room on our next cruise, email office@benevachristian.com.

At each port, you will experience an overview of that particular Island; what the Island is all about and what features the Island holds.  Since this is only a “Tour of the Islands”, you won’t stay long.  You will stay just long enough to build your hut and hang your hammock.  So, if and when you need to return to that Island, everything will be ready and waiting for you. 

Once your cruise is complete, you will have a better understanding of just what Island you will need to return to, and live on for a little while.  

These are the eight islands that you will visit on your “Tour of the Islands”:

“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 afternoon for 9 weeks.  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!  



















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