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 greater 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

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 Breakthrough. 

Check back often for the most current listings. 

Life Group Leader Interest Meeting

Sunday, May 31, 2020 & Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 5 - 6:30pm | Bay Life Church, 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

As Bay Life grows there is a need for new Life Groups. New Life Groups need new leaders! Are you that leader? You may be sensing God calling you into a leadership role or have led before and are ready to jump back in. Whichever the case, come join us for an informational meeting. No commitment, just information. We will share important information about expectations and what makes a great Life Group. Come and explore the possibility of Life Group leadership! 

Date: May 31 & June 7
Time: 5pm
Location: Room 603 (Bay Life Portables behind the Student Center)

Winter 2020 

Adult Ministry Leader's Meeting

Sunday, January 12 @ 5pm - 7pm | Student Worship Center

We would love for you to join us on Sunday, January 12 @ 5 pm in the Student Worship Center for the Winter 2020 Adult Ministry Leader Meeting!

It will be a great time of celebration for what God has done and a time of looking forward to what is next. Light refreshments will be served. We would love to know you are coming and if you are bringing any potential leaders with you. Please RSVP by January 5.

We are looking forward to being together with you. See you then!

Free childcare is available at the church during this event. Children ages 3 months - 5th grade are welcome. If you have requested childcare on your registration form, your child will be registered for this event. If you need to make or change a childcare reservation, please email  no later than Thursday, January 9.

Register Here

If you have any questions, contact our Life Groups Pastor, Shane Clark, at

Already a leader, click here to go to the leader page.

Childcare is available if we have received a minimum of five childcare reservations. In the past we have been able to offer childcare on Tuesday night, Wednesday morning, Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. The cost for childcare is $5 per child with a $10 maximum per family.

To make a reservation or for more information, email

Below you will see 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. During the holidays, most groups are on break. They will be back online in time for Group Link.

Group Link will happen on January 11, 12, 18 & 19. At Bay Life, "We Belong" is one of our four core values. After each weekend service, for two weeks, you'll be able to find a group where you can plug in and feel like you belong. During Group Link, group, class and Breakthrough leaders are available to chat with you about joining them. 

Not sure? Contact  or visit us in the Lobby and we will be happy to help you find your place to connect.


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Aaron and Susan Sudra

Every Wednesday, from 01/08/2020 to 05/20/2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Lithia, FL US 33547

We have been members of Bay Life Church since 2012. We started this new group for people to have the opportunity to meet and grow in their Christian faith through Bible study, discipleship and fellowship with other Christians. Nothing to...

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Every Thursday, from 02/27/2020 to 05/28/2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

EVERYONE HAS QUESTIONS We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith...

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Angela Reeder

Every Thursday, from 01/09/2020 to 05/21/2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

We are a group of women of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Join us on campus as we look into our Bible. Childcare is available with advanced reservation by emailing                     ...

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Baptism 101

Saturday, March 07, 2020, 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 08, 2020, 12:00 PM | 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

Baptism is a significant step in an individual’s spiritual growth, and we are honored to be able to help you both understand and experience all the joy of this special occasion. Our next baptisms will be held on Saturday, March 28, and...

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Baptism 101

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 29, 2020, 12:00 PM | 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

Baptism is a significant step in a believer's journey with Christ. Baptism 101 is our prerequisite class in which we share important information about baptism, schedule the specific time for your baptism, and explain how the process will work...

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Bill and Susan McLeod

Every Monday, from 01/27/2020 to 05/18/2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Plant City, FL US 33566

We are a group in Plant City. We, as the leaders are a couple in our 50s with 3 almost grown children. But we are open to couples and single adults of all ages. Want to talk about what you heard on Sunday? Come join us as we take a look into...

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Every Thursday, from 02/06/2020 to 04/30/2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

Do people take advantage of you? Do you have trouble saying no? Or perhaps you have trouble ‘hearing’ when someone tells you ‘no’. In this group you will learn about a simple concept that can change your life: healthy...

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Brian and Leah Shaffer

Every Wednesday, from 02/05/2020 to 05/20/2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Riverview, FL US 33578

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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Connect To Serve

Every Sunday, from 03/22/2020 to 05/17/2020, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

Come one, come all as we learn to serve in God’s kingdom. We want to help you grow as you serve according to His plan for your life. Find out how God uniquely wired you as you take personality, spiritual gifts, and abilities...

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Cultivating Joy

Every other Thursday, from 01/23/2020 to 05/21/2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

This group meets to encourage care-givers of anyone with special needs. It will meet every other Thursday. We are meeting at the same time as the Joy Life Group so that parents of those individuals can attend. Childcare is available with advance...

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