Visiting a church for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience.
Hey, we know! No worries. That's why we want to give you an idea of what to expect. Hopefully that'll reduce some of the anxiety and help you plan your visit to Bay Life!
First, here's a quick 60-second overview of our weekend experience... Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
When Are Weekend Worship Services?
We offer three worship services: Saturday at 6pm (in person only) and Sunday morning at 9 & 10:45am (in person and online). Our services are also available via online streaming. Join us at baylife.org/live.
What’s Worship Like?
Worship is filled with contemporary music and biblical teaching. Sermons are usually taught by our Lead Pastor, Mark Saunders. Check out our Worship Arts page for more information!
How Should I Dress?
Dress comfortably! Most people will be wearing casual and comfortable clothes.
What About My Kids?
Bay Life’s Family Ministries offer fantastic opportunities for your children and students. Our Student Center is filled with fun, learning environments designed just for them. It’s free, totally secure, and open during all services. Want more information? Email Betsy Lowe at , our Children's Pastor.
Anything else I should know before my first visit?
New Here Desk
When you get here, swing by our New Here desk in the Worship Center Lobby. One of our volunteers there would love to show you around, give you some more information, and answer any questions you might have!
Whether you’re new or a regular, we want to hear from you! Text "WELCOME" to 813-710-4441 to fill out an electronic connect card. Or, Connect Cards will be all over the Worship Center and available online at baylife.org/connect. You can use the card to tell us a little about yourself, send a message to our staff and elders, update your contact information, or request information about various ministries and events.
In our efforts to actively worship God together, we’ve placed worship stations in multiple areas of our Worship Center. The prayer cross, communion, and Names In The Wall stations are available to you during services for worship, reflection, and prayer.
If you need prayer before, during, or after a weekend service, we have people ready to pray with you and for you. Just look for the Prayer Room sign at the back of the Worship Center.
If you’re visiting during a weekend service, we’d love to meet you! Stop by The Corner in the front-left of the Worship Center after the service and meet our pastor, Mark Saunders.
Deaf interpretation (American Sign Language) is offered during the 9am service. Reserved seats are available in the front of the Worship Center on the right side.
Spanish-language translation is offered during the 9am service. Pick up a translation device at the Guest Services desk in the Worship Center Lobby.
Maps + Directions
The church campus is located at 1017 Kingsway Road in Brandon, Florida.