Hi, I’m Sandi, founder of Before the Bench Women’s Ministry. I am overjoyed to be here sharing with you! Join me as we step out in faith encouraging each other to grow in Christ. Don’t Forget—Subscribe to receive ministry updates like discipleship studies and workshops, free resources, speaking engagements, and more
ABOUT— I love to create and share fun ways to study God’s Word! As a Bible teacher focusing on discipleship and a speaker, I encourage women in all phases and stages of life, into deep, essential, Biblical truths, so they can step up and step out in faith equipped to share the Saving Grace of Christ.
— Sharing THE moment with you that changed my life forever. It was the summer of 2016. God called me to step out and share my faith in a very real, personal and emotional way. It was Before the Bench that God had answered her cry and mine.
The Summer of 2016 she was heard, by my mother, crying inside the doctors office building. We were taking my mother’s friend to an outpatient procedure to get his chemo port put in. As we were leaving, I saw her. I saw her alone. Shaking. Sitting on a bench. She asked me a question and then we prayed. I handed her a light green pocket book style Bible. I opened it to the Gospel of John and told her to please keep it . . . If she wanted it. And she did 🤍
I had never met her before and never thought I would ever see her again. God had other plans—We met again a couple months later and my heart just rejoiced to see that she still had that little green Bible. A friendship blossomed!
God gave her a safe place to stay at a faith transitional home and soon after God led me to teach Women's Bible Studies there. She mentioned she had started reading the Bible and loved The Gospel of John! She was very thankful God put all of us together!
—Before the Bench God answered her cry and mine—There is more to this story. God's Story, that includes many other people God put together. Linked together in Christ.
Psalms 116:1 NIV "I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy."
In loving memory of Wayne and Karen
All For His Glory, for this is His Story.
—Before the Bench Women’s Ministry and Blog—A place where women can encourage each other weekly through God’s word. To press on and grow in Christ. Rooted in Him.
Let your roots grow down into Him. Let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong and you will overflow with thankfulness.
Before the Bench Ministry~ Encouraging Women to Press On, Growing in Christ Together
The Mission of Before the Bench Ministry is to live out The Great Commission, encouraging women weekly online and in person to press on and grow in Christ . . . Stay in the Word. Be Rooted in Him. Dwell in Him. Don’t give up. God has a plan abundantly beyond anything we could ever imagine. (Acts 2:42; Matthew 28:16-20; Colossians 1; 2:7; 3:16; 2 Timothy1:7)
Be Rooted in Him and Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness Colossians 2:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear but one of power, love and sound mind
THE BIBLE AS OUR GUIDE
TITUS 2:1, “TEACH WHAT IS IN ACCORD WITH SOUND DOCTRINE.” THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS OF BELIEF EXPRESS WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE ESSENTIAL, CORE DOCTRINES OF OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH. ON THESE TRUTHS WE STAND UNITED AND OF ONE MIND.
WE BELIEVE that there is One Living and True God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, Infinitely Perfect and Externally existing in Three Persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:26; 3:22; Jeremiah 10:10; Psalm 33:6-9; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Timothy 1:17)
MARRIAGE / SANCTITY OF LIFE