In addition to the biblical counseling offered by Wayne Bentz (Shammahs Field LLC) the past more than thirteen years, Shammah Ministries serves as a training and equipping resource to individuals, groups, and churches. The practice expanded its ministry reach in 2012 with the addition of Nancy’s faith-based life coaching, spiritual growth classes and retreats, life mapping, and writing.
When a particular class or offering is scheduled, it will be featured on the Events pages of both this website and Shammahs Field and announced in advance through our monthly Shammahs Field/Shammah Ministries e-newsletter. We encourage you to subscribe (on the right sidebar or footer bar) so you don’t miss being notified of equipping, practical and spiritual growth class opportunities as they come available!
Listed below is a sampling of classes, workshops, or video series that may be offered from time to time. If one or more topics is of particular interest to you personally or as a group opportunity, your contact is most welcome. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss how you might best be served.
WRECK ROOM RENOVATIONS is a 9-week class developed from an original short story written by Nancy Bentz in 2006. Focused on the inner healing journey of one’s heart, the class shares biblical truths, spiritual insight, and offers tools for healing and growth in one’s relationship with the Lord and with others. Following is a brief excerpt from the class brochure, viewable here: Wreck Room Renovations Class Brochure
The heart is a deep well, the depth of which is really known only by God who formed us and breathes His life into us. Solomon in Proverbs 4:23 penned a brief but profound statement:
“Above all else, guard your heart,for it is the wellspring of life.”
Wreck Room Renovations is not just a class—it’s an exploration into this wellspring of life.
Think of it as a workshop of the Holy Spirit.
Wounded by Shame, Healed by Grace is a video seminar presented by Jeff Van Vonderen, an internationally known speaker, author and counselor for over 35 years. Jeff is a Certified Intervention Specialist and is well-known as a featured interventionist on the A&E Network’s Emmy award-winning documentary series about intervention. Many have benefited from his skill and understanding in the areas of addictions, family systems, and recovery.
Though this video series was filmed over 20 years ago (complete with 90’s hairdo’s!), the material remains relevant and able to reach into one’s heart and mind with powerful truth from God’s Word. Jeff’s teaching contains principles based on scriptural truths designed to set you free from the cycle of shame and apply more fully the understanding of God’s healing grace. Session titles and additional class details can be viewed here: Wounded by Shame, Healed by Grace
Listen to My Life is the interactive visual maps portfolio for recording one’s life story. For much more on this wonderful tool for recognizing and responding to God in this, your life, see the Life Story page. I highly recommend this God-inspired provision for helpful and insightful processing of one’s life journey.
I enjoy introducing the maps with the Picture Me exercise developed by Sibyl Towner, co-author of the Listen to My Life material. Occasionally I will offer a complimentary introductory session for groups. I am also available by request for a personal introduction of the maps.
Currently the single local facilitator of Listen to My Life for oneLife Maps, it would be my privilege and blessing to introduce you to this remarkable life tool.
There are times that Wayne and I share together in presenting other class or ministry offerings not listed here. Events or gatherings of such nature will be posted on our websites’ Events page and announced in our e-newsletter. We appreciate and encourage sharing event information with others whom you believe could benefit from what we have to offer. It is our prayer that all believers be found equipped in every good thing to do the Father’s will until our Lord’s return.
Serving the Body of Christ,
Nancy, with Wayne
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:20-21 NASB