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:

How do people dress?

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

Can I take communion?

We celebrate an open table.  It doesn’t matter where you have been.  It doesn’t matter what you have done.  Communion is celebrated at The Lord’s Table and Jesus paid much too high a price for us to pick and choose who should come.

How can I get connected?

It all starts with worship.  If you feel a connection on Sunday mornings, then give us your contact information so that you can receive weekly emails and our monthly newsletter.  Join our Facebook group as well as our YouTube page.  Join our Tuesday night Zoom Bible Study or come in person on Thursday morning.  Check out TNT (Talks on Tuesday)

Where do I park?

We have one entrance on Proctor Road into our parking lot.  We have a golf cart to help shuttle anyone who would like or need a ride to Fellowship Hall.  We have been meeting in Fellowship Hall because it is bigger and we can spread out.

What COVID Restrictions do you practice?

We take temperatures upon entering worship.  We require masks be worn at all times and we sit socially distanced during worship.

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.