LIFE GROUPS

At Bay Life our Life Groups are key to building significant Christian relationships and growing closer to God. Life Groups are a way for you to meet new people running after the same goal – loving God and loving others. Every week, hundreds of people meet in Life Groups in the greater Brandon area. Our groups study a variety of topics, including sermon-based, topical, and books of the Bible. There are also groups targeting specific needs and interest.

Our groups are open and waiting to hear from you. Click "Join a Group" and explore the many possibilities. Have questions? Give us a call at 813.661.3696 x244, stop by the Life Group Center in the Lobby, or email . We love helping people get connected.

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Connect to the Bay Life family...Find some friends, find deeper faith, find community, find a Life Group!

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Sermon Based Study

Dig a little deeper in the text from each sermon. Updated weekly, this helps us study God's word with better understanding.

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Past Sermon Based Studies

Connect with older sermons and topical studies.

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Events

Find out what's going on and coming up! See all Life Group events.

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Leader Resources

Life Group Leader Resources can be found here.

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Life Group Leadership Information Meeting

November 21 or December 5 from 5 - 6pm

At Bay Life, we believe that your relationship with God is best enhanced by relationships with other believers. Life Groups are a great way for you and others to grow. 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 on November 21st or December 5th at 5pm for an informational meeting. No commitment, just information. We will share important information on expectations, and what makes a great Life Group. Come and explore the possibility of Life Group leadership! If you have questions, contact our Life Groups Pastor, Shane Clark,

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FAQ's

Below are some of the frequently asked questions about life groups.

If you have further questions, please contact the Life Groups Ministry at

What is a Life Group?

A life group is a group of 8-16 people that meet on regular basis, typically weekly, to study the Bible, pray for one another, and fellowship together. Outside of the weekly meeting times, groups “do life together,” meaning they do social events, mission/service projects, and other life events together. They become your small church within the big church!

When and where do they meet?

We have groups that meet throughout the week from Sunday through Thursday. Most of our groups meet in the evenings, but some meet at other times during the day. Most of our groups meet in a home, but some meet on campus and/or online. Groups that meet both in person and online, we call "hybrid".

How long do they last?

Our life groups are on-going and do not have an official “start” or “stop” date. However, we do host two Group Links, in January and August, to give people an opportunity to meet the Life Group Leaders and join their group. People are welcome to join any time throughout the year. Any group or class listed on our web page is open to new people joining at that time.

What is the required commitment?

Joining a Life Group requires a commitment to attend weekly meetings and to do homework ahead of time. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacations, work conflicts and other special events, but it is important to be committed to the group and to God. This commitment is the key to a strong Life Group. This is why we ask all Life Groups to discuss and sign a Life Group Covenant when they begin or have new members join.

What will we study?

There are three categories of studies that our Life Groups choose from: Sermon-based Study, Topical Study (i.e. Marriage, parent teenagers, etc.), and books of the Bible. This information can be found for each group in JOIN A GROUP 

What does it cost?

Cost will vary depending on the what the group is studying. Sermon-based groups will typically have no cost. Groups that do topical studies or books of the Bible may have a small cost to cover any materials (books, DVDs, etc.) needed for the study.

What about child care?

Childcare is handled by each group differently. Some groups utilize the childcare provided by the church on campus during certain days of the week. Other groups utilize babysitters or coop type of arrangements in their homes. Childcare provided by Bay Life Church does come with a small cost, typically not exceeding $10 per family. Information is available for each group in JOIN A GROUP.

 How do I choose a group?

Simply click on JOIN A GROUP and browse through the many options we have. You can browse based on type of group, day of the week they meet, childcare, or by zip code.

How do I sign up for a Life Group?

Once you have selected a group of interest, click on the leader’s email link and let them know you are interested in their group. They will reply with an introduction to their group and next steps to join them. You may also contact the Life Groups Ministry at 813.661.3696 ext.244 or  

Are there groups for college students?

Yes, please visit the College and Career page for more information about these groups. COLLEGE and CAREER

Are there groups for High School students?

Yes, please visit the High School Ministry page for more information about these groups. HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY