Middle School (68th Grade)

For a lot of middle school kids, it’s all about “me.” And here at Bay Life, we build on thatin a good way.

Our aim is to get our middle school students to own their faith. To realize their relationship with Christ is no longer about what mom and dad believe, but instead it’s about them owning their own faith.

We want to motivate our middle school students to take personal responsibility for their spiritual health and growth, and to take seriously the Great Commission. Once they start catching on to these simple truths, they’ll naturally realize that it’s not all about “me” … and that will be a beautiful thing to watch.

Each week, students experience a combination of worship, games, a challenging message, and most importantly, interaction with a small group.

The Middle School Ministry (6-8th Grade) meets in The Loft (in the Student Center) on Sundays during the 9:00am worship service, and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm. 

 If you are the parent of a middle school student with special needs, please let us know at check-in. We have a class specifically designed for your student at the 9am service in Room 602.

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High School (9-12th Grade)

The wait is over. It’s time for our students to live out their faith. It’s time for them to realize that having a personal relationship with Christ doesn’t mean keeping it to oneself. It’s time for them to stand up for what’s right, even if they might be standing alone. It's time they look to God for their satisfaction and approval and to worship Him...not just on Sundays, but in everything they do.

We want to see our students fully surrendered to Christ, owning their faith, serving Him and serving others. The fact is, what your student does with these few years of high school could set the trajectory for the rest of his/her life. Let us help you guide your student in the way he/she should go.

Each week, students experience a combination of worship, games, a challenging message, and most importantly, interaction with a small group.

The High School Ministry (9-12th Grade) attends main service on Sunday Mornings. High School – LIFT meets in the Student Center on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:30pm. 

Want to know more? Check out our Bay Life High School Instagram Page

Student Missions Opportunities

“Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done” (Psalm 105:1).  

Our great God has created us to know Him and make Him known among the nations.  Each year Bay Life Church sends out over 100 students and adults on mission trips to proclaim His name, share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and make known His great deeds among the nations for the glory of God. This year we'll be offering our students the opportunity again to bring hope and new life to those in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, New York, Utah, and Costa Rica.

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The effects of Hurricane Florence are still being felt in the Carolinas, and Hurricane Dorian has only added to the damage. The reality for many families left in the wake of a hurricane is that the rebuilding never takes place. This team will be able to offer help and hope to families affected by Hurricanes Dorian and Florence through home repair projects. At the same time, this team will partner with local ministries to bring the hope of the gospel to this place through relational outreach opportunities.

*denotes trip leader

Nikki Weil*
James Weil*
Grace Krantz*
Amelia Arnold
Nate Carpenter
Eli Enriquez
Garrett Eshleman
Luke Hudson
Zane Hydock
Hunter Kosky

Brianna Lattimore
Luke Machristie
Tom Marrs
Cohen Martin
Tyler Norris
Kailey Schronce
Savannah Schwarz
Brooke Ura
Rebekah Varghese


The students will work in the local community in conjunction with the local church. They will see some of the issues in a more cross-cultural, financially-stretched community. While they are there, they will help improve a house/school or community area with their construction skills, as they share Jesus with the people around them.

*denotes trip leader

Courtney Clark*
Brian Pete*
Cathy Del Castillo*
Ronnie Sweeten*
Mackenzie Allison
Kylie Del Castillo
Hayley Jones
Samuel Leu

Messiah Moronta
Alaina Norris
Grace Richardson
Kavan Roy
Paige Swanson
Jaella Sweeten
Wesley Taylor
Joshua Weaver


The Florida Baptist Children’s Home is our mission partner in Lakeland. Service projects can range from landscaping to sorting donated food items that will later be distributed to those in the community. We also help with the day camp that is on campus for the foster children. Another important aspect of this trip is the students spiritual growth. Students will learn how to have a quiet time on their own and then come together to discuss what God is teaching them as a team. 

*denotes trip leader

Kelly Azzarelli*
Jeff Boudreau*
Leeann Mesick*
Shawn Yebba*
Cyndi Smith Young*
Megan Azzarelli
Jenevieve Cheeley
Silas Drury

Parker Eccleston
Isaiah Hench
Amelia Kellam
Leyna Martinez
Mason Roy
Braden Schwarz
Gavin Young


Urban Nations Outreach in New York focuses on meeting the spiritual, physical, and social needs of the Muslims in their target neighborhoods. Our team will engage in hands-on, relational, interaction with New York’s newest Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist refugees while serving at UNO’s South Asian and West African Ministry Centers. Our team will help with their church planting efforts by assisting with immigrant children’s programs, helping teach ESL and conversation classes, accompanying their staff in street evangelism, doing light construction projects, and other opportunities.

*denotes trip leader

Jennifer Groff*
Julian Lugo*
Myriam Lugo*
Jody Sauer*
Nikole Segale*
Stephanie Sperling*
Titus Pea*
Hannah Brown
Emma Crakow
Carmen Fernandez
Emily Hobbs
Trey Hydock

Maya Idiculla
Emma Langston
Isabela Lugo
Sophia Luna
Carter Prince
Alex Richardson
Jack Richardson
Samantha Segale
Veronica Segale
Faith Self 
Michaela Sperling


In Utah, theology is on most people’s minds because the majority of them are Mormons. In Utah, students will have many chances to dialogue with people of the Mormon faith- at the Salt Lake City Temple, BYU, or while serving in the community. Utah will deepen their knowledge of God and His Word like nothing else. That knowledge will deepen their relationship with Christ and give them a love for people who need Christ.

*denotes trip leader

Teaya Brown-Staker*
Zenaida Crakow*
Shane Drury*
Rickey Halbert*
Ryan Harrington*
Brian Pete*
Dan Segale*
Erica Watson*
Jonah Carpenter
Dylan Cheeley
Chase Delgado
Camden Eichem
Rylan Eichem
Emily Eldridge

AJ Elliott
Taryn Harmon
Ricky Harrington
Joel Johnson
Abbie Krantz
Dylan Lane
Tyler Lattimore
Sam Marrs
Mishka Moronta
Jonah Stough
Andrew Ura
Caleb Weaver
AJ Woods
Ayla Yebba

REVOLVE is the weekend away for 6th - 12th graders from February 21-23, 2020!

This year's Revolve will be held at Camp Anderson, Old Town, FL. We are busing students up to Camp Anderson for an epic 3 day event!

Riverboat Trip, Kayaking, Archery, Marksmanship, Paintball, Late Night Games, Team Competitions and much more!

Don't miss out, secure your spot today with a $25 deposit. The trip is only $119 if you register before February 3 (and you'll get a free t-shirt), or $145, if you sign up between February 3 - 16. Registration closes 11:59pm on February 16. 

What To Bring:
Keeping the weather forecast in mind, clothes for the weekend, including tennis shoes for run around games, and swim suits for those who want to brave the cold waters, (girls, please no string tops, or short shorts,) Linens or sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries and towels, Water bottle, Bible (paper kind), and a pen/pencil.

DROP OFF at Bay Life Church: February 21, 2020 between 4:45 – 5pm. Please have your child eat before they come. We will be leaving on charter buses at 5:30pm so don’t be late.

PICK UP at Bay Life Church: February 23, 2020 6:30pm
Bay Life Church, 1017 Kingsway Rd, Brandon, FL 33510              

Register Here 

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