|Discipleship is God's corporate plan for making unbelievers into family members of Christ who know and trust in His Gospel, mature in Him, and lead others into this same relationship until He returns. To that end, our mission at Bay Life Church is to bring glory to God by being disciples who make disciples. We fulfill this mission by being worshipers of God, in community with other believers, serving both the church and our community, and sharing the love of God with all those we encounter. Our Core Classes are a great place to focus on something specific for a short time while our Spiritual Growth groups focus on total spiritual growth over a life time.|
The Bible presents baptism as an outward sign of faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Christian baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Jesus, declaring the believer’s faith in, and identification with, their crucified, buried, and risen Savior. Baptism is a visible sermon of the gospel of Jesus Christ, identifying the Christian with his death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19–20; Rom. 6:1–11; 1 Cor. 12:13; Col. 2:12).
Christians are part of a universal church, joined together by faith with believers around the world. But Scripture also commands us to be part of a local church.
At Bay Life, membership is important because it is our pathway to unity. Becoming a church member means you're done "kicking the tires" and you're taking ownership. Our desire is that you would be engaged, inspired, and equipped as we partner together in ministry, and membership propels us into discipleship and unites us in doctrine, values, and mission.
The first step in our membership process is Membership Class...
Paul tells us in Romans 12, "For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them."
In Wired: Discovering Gods' Gifts in You, join us as we discover how God has uniquely wired us to be a part of the body of Christ. We will walk through a personality assessment, a spiritual gifts assessment, and multiple passages of Scripture on this journey of discovery. Come see how you can be used by God for His eternal purposes.
A Life of Spiritual Growth:
Life Groups are for every Bay Lifer. At Bay Life, no other program we have replaces the Life Group. This is because Life Groups help us build lifelong friendships that challenge us to grow, and a strong support system that helps make Bay Life a place that feels like home.
In Matthew 28, Jesus commands us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them, and teaching them to follow His commands. In one word, this is discipleship. Discipleship is the process of intentionally equipping believers with the Word of God through accountability relationships empowered by the Holy Spirit in order to replicate faithful followers of Christ. Join us for Multiply: Discipleship Basics as we embark on a 5-week discipleship journey in which you will be equipped to be the disciple-maker that God has called each of us to be.
This grouping of classes and seminars is designed to help Christians become more grounded in faith and rooted in the Bible. Believers are encouraged to dive deeper into their faith, understand complex topics within the Scripture, and develop knowledge and compassion regarding how to engage the world in difficult issues.