Why Life Groups?

At Bay Life, we believe your relationship with God is best grown through relationships with other believers. In Life Groups, you will experience a personal community that can help you grow closer to Christ, share in your joys, and support you through your trials. Life Groups meet all over the Brandon area including some on-campus groups. Childcare is available for many of our groups. If you have any questions or need help registering, you can contact us at

Life Group Leadership

Interested in becoming a Life Group Leader or hosting a group? Contact Shane Clark, Life Groups Pastor at

Group Finder

Every week, hundreds of Lifers meet in small "Life Groups" to learn more about God and pray, laugh, live, and eat. Life Groups are at the heart of Bay Life and are the best way to build friendships, find support in hard times, and plug into the Bay Life community. 

The groups listed below are open to new folks joining their group. Check out the groups below and if one looks interesting, email the leader. If you don't see anything today, check back. We will be continually updating the web with more groups as openings become available. 

There are also a number of classes to help you along your spiritual journey. Check out the details under Spiritual Growth or Foundations. 

Below you will see a listing of currently available groups and classes. Each listing will have its own schedule. You are welcome to sign up for any group or class you see listed here.

Childcare is available through Bay Life Church on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings with advanced reservation. To make a reservation or for more information, email  

Still not sure? Contact  and we will be happy to help you find your place to connect.


Small Groups - Couples

Brian and Leah Shaffer

Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Valrico, FL US 33596

Our Life Group is open to young couples in their 20s or 30s who want to know more about what God has in store for our marriages, family life. parenting, and just how we fit in to the world.     Childcare is available at Bay Life...

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Jeffrey and Laura Goddard

Every other Thursday, 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM | Valrico, FL US 33596

Join us when we return from our holiday break on February 7. We're a new group open to couples mainly between the ages of 35 - 50. We're in our early 40's with a 10 year old daughter. Every other Friday, we'll have dinner, spend time studying the...

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Jim and Amy Stephens

Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Seffner, FL US 33584

Join us when we return from our holiday break on February 6. We are a group of couples with young and school age children who meet weekly for study, prayer, and fellowship as we learn how to be the spouses and parents God has called us to...

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Steve and Laura Matayoshi

Every Thursday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

Join us when we return from our holiday break on February 7. Calling all Christian adults who want to dance together and to redeem (take back and restore) this art form from the world. Let’s dance in a way that honors God and each...

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Zach and Rebecca Zacok

Every Wednesday, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM | 1017 Kingsway Road, Brandon, FL US 33510

Join us when we return from our holiday break on February 6. We are a group that meets online every Wednesday night at 8pm. We will occasionally get together face-to-face for fun, fellowship and service projects.        ...

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