LIVE at The Benton Church

In the 10th chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus explains the purpose of his coming into the world.  Speaking of those who would come to believe on him for salvation and forgiveness of sins, he said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10 ESV)

Abundant life… what does that signify?

We can probably dismiss out of hand the more obvious values that our world and our popular culture encourage us to seek:  Money, superficial happiness, influential friends; expensive possessions that sometimes possess us; an exalted position of power, authority or fame; hedonistic pleasure, here this moment, gone the next.

So what is an abundant life?  Here are some Scripture passages that may shed light on what Jesus meant:

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you… not as the world gives…”  Peace with God.

John 15:15 “I have called you friends…”  A friend of God

John 16:24 “Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”  Full joy.

Romans 8:1 “There is… no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”  No condemnation.

Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything…”  Free from anxiety.



At TBC, we recognize that we are all at different places in our lives with different joys and different challenges.  Our goal is that we be useful to one another at every phase of life. That’s why we have nurseries, kid’s ministries, teen programs and adult opportunities.  We aim to serve the whole person for their whole life: baptizin’, marryin’, buryin.’ And everything in between.


To see where you might fit in, a calendar of events is available on our website, updated weekly, and also printed in the bulletin.  See it [here].


The church must continue to offer a varied program in which anyone can feel welcome and be at home; the Sunday school must continue to function with classes for all ages; other organizations must provide fellowship for people with their different interests and needs.  Yet in all these programs people are still primary, for ultimately they cannot be helped by something but must be helped by someone.  (The Lost Art of Disciple Making, LeRoy Eims,

Zondervan Press, 1973.)

Volunteer & Service

Volunteer activities abound at TBC. There are so many ways to serve.


From local non-profits to worldly missionaries - we contribute to the cause!


Giving and tithing is part of the gospel and is part of TBC.