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.


Small Groups - Couples

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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Steve and Laura Matayoshi

Every Tuesday, from 01/21/2020 to 05/19/2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, FL US 33510

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 other.  Learn different social dances (line dances, Swing, Latin...

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Steve and Sheri Pfaffman

Every Tuesday, from 01/14/2020 to 05/19/2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Seffner, FL US 33584

We are mature couples who are seeking to serve God and learn more about His Word. Our group also meets for fellowship and service projects.                              

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Wes and Bethany Lamneck

Every Thursday, from 02/06/2020 to 05/21/2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Seffner, FL US 33584

We're a younger couple hoping to encourage other young married couples and families grow a community within the church. We will be taking a deeper look into each week's sermon. Bring a Bible if you have one. If not, we would be happy to help...

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Zach and Rebecca Zacok

Every Wednesday, from 02/05/2020 to 05/20/2020, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Online from, Brandon, FL US 00000

Come study with us online and have no commute! Due to the hectic nature of life with toddlers, we are an online community that unpacks the sermons and studies God’s Word. We are a group of married couples with young families. We meet weekly...

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