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In Annapolis, an average of people came to worship and grow in their faith each week during our new Saturday and regular Sunday gatherings. Many placed their trust in Jesus for the first time, with
62 declaring their
decision through baptism!
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4,882 came to nine Christmas Eve gatherings as we celebrated the birth of Jesus, the greatest Grace Bomb ever.
1,031 reflected on the sacrifice Jesus made for us on Good Friday, and 3,476 celebrated His resurrection on Easter Sunday.
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anticipated grand opening of In April we celebrated the muchnâ€™s wing expansion! our new student center and childre only be a place of discipleship These spaces are designed to not nds of children and students for our current kids, but for thousa for generations to come.
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We saw God at work in our Childrenâ€™s Ministry
341 kids gathered every week to learn about Jesus and 60 trusted Him for the first as
time at Kids Blitz.
Our kidsâ€™ faith journeys continued in Student Ministry,
where gathered weekly to worship and learn in their new spaces. Hundreds participated in fun, gospeldriven student events throughout the year. 2019 ANNUAL REPORT 7
We elevated personal discipleship and spiritual growth this year.
a spiritual assessment to determine what spiritual life stage they were in, with
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161 piloting our newest learning environments, Growth Groups.
Over of us committed to daily Bible reading using our Chapter Over of us committed to daily Bible reading using a Day guide, and connected our Chapter a Day guide, and connected in Missional in Missional Communities to grow in Communities to grow in their faith together.their faith together.
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In 2019, God was on the move on Marylandâ€™s Eastern Shore through our Easton Campus. An average of
223 gathered to worship every weekend, with 19 professing their faith through baptism.
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Student Ministry grew rapidly over the year,
from to . And God raised up two elders from within the Easton family to help provide oversight and leadership as the campus looks toward an independent future. 2019 ANNUAL REPORT 11
At Bay Area, we have a vision to reach the in Anne Arundel County who donâ€™t know Jesus. One of the ways we do this is through launching new campuses. This year, God led us to Odenton as our newest location!
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On Easter Sunday, people from the Odenton community came to worship with us at Arundel High School during our
124 who served with us during two gatherings, and the 22 people who campus pre-launch. We were so grateful for the
professed their faith through baptism that morning!
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Reaching people is a big vision, and it will take more than campuses of Bay Area for every person to hear the good news of Jesus! Thatâ€™s one of many reasons weâ€™re committed to church planting as well. This year a group from within our church family set out to plant a new, multiethnic church in Annapolis: Axis Church. We continued to generously support our church planting
partner, the SENT Network, committing to the work of planting gospel-centered churches throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
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Through the faithful giving of our church family, we committed a total of
$472,752 to our global partners and missions in 11 countries this year. These resources were used for ministry spanning the raising up of 1,700 student leaders in Ghana to bringing the gospel to three unreached tribal groups in India.
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God is a global God, and we share His heart for all nations to know Him. Thatâ€™s why, this past year
174 of us joined 15 short term missions teams to serve
and share the gospel in nine countries around the world.
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Two of those teams traveled to Lebanon, a first-time destination for Bay Area missions, as we met and got to know potential new global partners who are spreading the love of Jesus among Syrian refugees. 2019 ANNUAL REPORT 17
God did all of these incredible things and so much more through our church family in 2019, and we are grateful to serve a global God who has called us to be a part of building His Kingdom from here to the nations. We look forward to all He is calling us to in 2020, expectant that He will continue to use Bay Area to make passionate, maturing followers of Jesus!
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FISCAL YEAR 2019 OPERATING EXPENSES
$7,261,385 Total giving in Fiscal Year 2019
UNRIVALED In June of 2018 Bay Area launched Unrivaled, a two-year generosity initiative centered on responding to the preeminence of Jesus through greater investment in our ministries, future generations and Kingdom impact. Our giving not only funds Bay Areaâ€™s ministries through our regular operating budget, but also impacts children and students through supporting our facility expansions and broadens our Kingdom impact through greater investment in local and global partnerships.
2019 operating expenses by percent
Unrivaled giving goal in Fiscal Year 2019
Other Ministries Debt Service
Local Outreach & Benevolence Church Planting
3.8 New Campus Initiatives 0.9 Childrenâ€™s Ministry 6.7 Missional Communities
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2019 HIGHLIGHTS 85 attended the Men’s Ministry Barbecue 541 women participated in The Well Bible studies 496 women connected in Women’s Ministry retreats and events 6,000 people attended Trunk or Treat 450 backpacks full of school supplies were packed for children in need 535 people were impacted by the ministries of the Care Network 221 couples invested in their relationships through the Marriage Ministry 16 students graduated from the Bay Area School of Biblical Leadership 95,803 unique visitors checked out Bay Area’s website 189 attended the SOULS World Missions Conference
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HAPPENINGS OUR MISSION Making passionate, maturing followers of Jesus from here to the nations
YOUR FIRST STEP New to Bay Area or want to get involved? Join us at First Step, where you’ll learn about who we are, what we believe, and what your next steps might be in order to grow in your spiritual journey. Take your first step at Bay Area by signing up today to attend the gathering on September 15.
YOUR NEXT STEP If you are a part of Bay Area and are wanting to take your next step in your spiritual journey, Next Step is for you! Next Step is a onehour gathering designed to help you grow as a disciple through community and/or serving. Join us on September 22.
BECOME A MEMBER Are you interested in joining our church family? Here at Bay Area, we call our members Ministry Partners because we are committed to partnering together to make passionate, maturing followers of Jesus from here to the nations. For those who would like to learn more about becoming a Ministry Partner, the next Ministry Partner Orientation is October 6 from 12:30-4 p.m. To register go to bayareacc.org/ nextsteps. 22 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BAPTIZED? For more information, contact: K-5th: firstname.lastname@example.org 6-12th: email@example.com Adults: firstname.lastname@example.org
CARE NETWORK There are times when every one of us experiences challenging circumstances, losses, relational pain and difficult transitions in our lives. God never intended that we go through these experiences alone. The Care Network provides a variety of resources, trained volunteers and referrals to professional counselors that can help you to move forward. We desire to provide hope and healing through a variety of resources both inside and outside the walls of Bay Area. Info: email@example.com
DIVORCECARE SUPPORT GROUP FALL SESSION Mondays, 9/23–12/16, 6:45-9 p.m., Room 237
Separated or in the midst of a divorce? Don’t walk through this difficult time alone. DivorceCare is a support group led by trained facilitators who have experienced divorce and rebuilt their lives through the help of this group. Each week features practical information, biblical teaching and encouragement to help you move forward. Register: bayareacc.org/register
REFOCCUS MARRIAGE WORKSHOP Thursdays, 10/3–11/21, 7-9 p.m., Student Ministry Wing Interested in hitting the “refresh” button for your marriage? Join us for REFOCCUS. Led by trained facilitators, each session includes refreshments, games and godly, purposeful conversations with other married couples. Register: bayareacc.org/register
We want to partner with you as you establish a strong, Jesus-centered life together. Through premarital mentoring you’ll be paired with trained marriage mentors who will equip you with the tools and resources you’ll need to succeed in marriage. Info: premarital.ministry@ bayareacc.org
CARE NETWORK SERVING OPPORTUNITIES CARE COACHES
Are you a man with the gifts of compassion and mercy who desires to help others in a coaching role? Care Coaches are maturing followers of Jesus who are compelled by God’s work in them to walk alongside hurting people as they discover the joy of a deepening relationship with the Lord. Training is provided.
Have you experienced divorce and have a heart to help walk with others through this life change?
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT TEAM This team is looking for couples to assist with a variety of events throughout the year.
Have you participated in a GriefShare Support Group and benefited from this ministry now have a heart to serve others? Training is provided. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY OUTREACH CAPTAIN FOR PREGNANCY CLINIC 5K WALK & RUN
We are looking for a captain to lead the Bay Area team during the Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic 5K Walk & Run on Saturday, September 21. This could be a family or individual. Info: email@example.com
MISSIONAL COMMUNITY Being connected with others helps us grow in our love for God, for each other, and for our neighbor. You can find out more about Missional Communities online at bayareacc.org/ missionalcommunities.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY WAVE RIDERS Are you a parent of nursery- or preschool-age children looking to be in community? We invite your family to be a part of our Wave Riders play group that meets twice a month from 10 a.m. to noon. 9/10: Pack snacks for firefighters and enjoy ride-ons in the auditorium 9/24: Taylor Avenue Fire Station Tour
DIVE 45 COSTUME SKATING Friday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fourth- and fifth-graders are invited to come skate with us at Wheels Skating Center in Odenton. Wear your favorite costume to skate in (no masks please)! The cost is $10 per child. Inviting fourth- and fifth-grade friends is encouraged. Register: bayareacc.org/register
EMPLOYMENT VISUAL ARTIST, STUDENT MINISTRY Full-time. The Visual Artist is responsible for conceptualizing and creating meaningful art, primarily in the areas of photography, videography and graphic design, to help Bay Area and Bay Area Student Ministry reach people for Jesus.
DIRECTOR, WOMEN’S MINISTRY Part-time, 25 hours/week. The Director will implement strategic vision for all areas of Women’s Ministry through overseeing volunteers/leaders with strong communication and
problem-solving, along with fruitful discipleship and leadership of women.
ASSOCIATE WORSHIP LEADER Full-time, 40+ hours/week. The role of the Associate Worship Leader is to contribute to building a worship culture by leading worship at multiple Bay Area campuses, writing songs, developing worship leaders and musicians, recruiting volunteers, assisting the leadership of all campuses, and ensuring all worship experiences are executed with excellence.
KIDCARE TEAM MEMBERS
Our KidCare team has a need for adults who have a heart for kids. We provide KidCare for all ministries and various events year-round. Want to join our team of paid workers? Email KidCare Coordinator Ellyn at ellyn. firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info and to apply: bayareacc.org/jobs
GLOBAL MISSIONS GO
Take the next step in your walk with Jesus and share God’s love in one of 10 locations worldwide. Learn about our locations and partners: bayareacc. org/missions. Join a short term missions team: bayareacc.org/stm.
Whether you can travel on mission this year or not, there’s still a way for you to be a part of what God is doing among the nations through Bay Area by financially supporting others. Give: bayareacc.org/stmgive
Join with others to be encouraged and pray for our missionaries and global partners. This team meets second and fourth Sundays at 9:20 a.m. in the Prayer Room. Info: email@example.com
COLLEGE MINISTRY YOUNG ADULT MISSIONAL COMMUNITY (AGES 18-25) Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Missional Communities are a great opportunity for people to connect in community where they are loving God, serving others and growing spiritually together. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIALS On June 1, 2018, Bay Area began a two-year generosity initiative called Unrivaled that will fund our ongoing ministry at all campuses, construction of our new student center and children’s addition, and expansion of Christ’s reach from here to the nations. Our two-year giving goal is $16,500,000.
FINANCIALS Giving in July 2018: $626,917 Giving in July 2019: $518,005 Giving participation in July 2018: 841 families/individuals Giving participation in July 2019: 757 families/individuals
MAKE A COMMITMENT
Our primary goal in Unrivaled is 100 percent engagement - that every person at Bay Area would ask what it means to put God first in their finances. To make a commitment, pick up a commitment card at an information counter or go to baccunrivaled.org/commitment.
You can give toward your Unrivaled commitment through the offering during the gatherings, online at bayareacc.org/give, or by texting BACC + amount to 30131 (ex: “BACC 50” to give $50). Info: baccunrivaled.org Questions: email@example.com 2019 ANNUAL REPORT 23
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY Tuesdays, 6-7:30 a.m. in room 236 Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEN’S EVENING BIBLE STUDIES Sundays, 6-8 p.m. in room 235 This study is geared toward helping men draw closer to Jesus, discussing and discovering God’s answers for the challenges men face at home, work and in society. Info: email@example.com
Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. in room 235 Study the gospel of Mark. Come ready to be challenged to grow as a follower of Jesus. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEN’S BREAKFAST Saturday, 9/21, 8-9:30 a.m. Join us for The Line: God ‘N Grits, a men’s monthly breakfast in the auditorium. The Line is an opportunity for men of Bay Area to gather around good food and maybe walk out with more than just a full stomach and a few laughs. Register: bayareacc.org/register
STUDENT MINISTRY AMPLIFY Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Amplify resumes on Wednesday, 9/11 for middle and high school students. Students are invited to join us each Wednesday for a time to hang out and to participate in their community groups, specific by grade and gender, and led by our adult leaders. The Warehouse Cafe has optional dinner available for purchase each week. Info: email@example.com
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join us for our annual middle school fall retreat! The retreat is held at Camp Wabanna in Edgewater, and is a weekend designed intentionally for middle school students to engage in exciting activities and encounter Jesus. Info: bayareacc.org/register
HIGH SCHOOL FALL RETREAT (ALL CAMPUSES) Friday-Sunday, 11/1-11/3 High school students are invited to join us for our annual fall retreat! The retreat is held at Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville, PA, and is an engaging weekend designed for high school students to spend time together and to grow in their relationship with Christ. Registration opens 9/22. Info: bayareacc.org/register
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR (ALL CAMPUSES) Monday, 10/7, 7-9 p.m. High school students and their parents can join us at Bay Area for a Christian College Fair. This event will feature representatives from 25+ Christian colleges and universities from around the U.S., and will also include a financial aid seminar, led by a financial aid representative. This event is free and no registration is required. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN’S MINISTRY Register for studies and events at bayareacc.org/annapolis/women.
Like the woman at the well in John 4, women meet Jesus in His Word in community with others at Bay Area. Register at the Annapolis Campus
JOSHUA: WINNING THE WORRY BATTLE Wednesdays, 9/11-12/4, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Rather than just applying cliches to our worry battles, we will learn
through the life of Joshua how to fight our worries by faith in God’s promises. Video teaching, small group discussions, and weekly homework will equip us for walking in peace and victory. Book cost: $15. Info: email@example.com
BRIDGES ON THE JOURNEY: CHOOSING AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS Wednesdays, 9/11-11/13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Beginners will benefit from this small group study that introduces the basic disciplines of growing in Christ, making decisions using Scripture, coming to know your place in God’s family and so much more. Cost: $15 Info: firstname.lastname@example.org KIDCARE Kidcare is available for babiespreschoolers during Well a.m. Cost $65/ 1 child, $85/ 2+ children Info: email@example.com
FINDING I AM Tuesdays, 9/10 – 12/3, 6:45-8:30 p.m. We will explore seven I AM statements made by Jesus in the gospel of John. Each will teach us about the life-giving provision of God to us through Christ that applies to our daily lives. The video teaching set in the Holy Land will make the Bible come alive for us. Book cost: $15. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S BREAKFAST (SPONSORED BY MEN’S MINISTRY) Saturday, 9/14, 8-9:30 a.m. The Bay Area Men’s Ministry would like to invite you to a special crossover breakfast where we can serve you and share our plan about how we want to help your men grow in their faith. Want your man to learn more about working out? Home repairs? How to lead you in family Bible study? These are all parts of an experience-based program we have designed to help lead each man in Men’s Ministry into a life of biblical servant leadership.
KidCare is not available. Register for this free event at bayareacc.org/ register. Info: email@example.com
WOMEN OF LEGACY (55+)
Join this group of senior women who support one another through encouragement and prayer on the second and fourth Mondays of the month 10:30 a.m. - noon. 9/9 We will share testimonies of ways we have seen God’s grace this summer as we follow the charge to “Look, Focus and Pay Attention.” 9/23 Special guest Barbara Carneiro will share with us about God’s Heart for our becoming praying women.
QUILTS FOR KIDS Saturday, 9/21 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. The Annapolis Chapter of QKF meets for the purpose of making quilts for children in hospitals. Bring your sewing machine and a lunch. Quilting fabrics will be provided. We will meet in The Docks in the west parking lot. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYER MINISTRY Our Prayer Ministry comprises individuals dedicated to praying for all aspects of Bay Area: gatherings, pastors, missions and more. Individuals are also available to pray after each gathering (front-right of Chapel stage). Info: bayareacc.org/prayer
STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH BAY AREA ODENTON! FOLLOW US AT FACEBOOK. COM/BAYAREAODENTON AND ON INSTAGRAM @BAYAREAODENTON
SERVE LIKE JESUS Below is a list of some of our current serving opportunities. For more information, and to sign up, go to bayareacc.org/serve. AMBASSADOR TEAM GREETER TEAM AUDIO/VIDEO TEAM CHAIR MINISTRY CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ESPRESSO BAR TEAM CHILDREN’S SET DESIGN TEAM PARKING TEAM PRESCHOOL TEAM SAFETY TEAM WOMEN’S MINISTRY USHER TEAM OPERATIONS TEAM
SIGN UP FOR WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATES FROM OUR ODENTON CAMPUS BAYAREACC.ORG HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT BAY AREA ODENTON? CONNECT WITH CAMPUS COORDINATOR AMY FRENCH AT AMY.FRENCH@ BAYAREACC.ORG
ODENTON CAMPUS HAPPENINGS
YOUR FIRST STEP New to Bay Area or want to get involved? Join us at First Step, a fun, one-hour gathering where you’ll learn about who we are, what we believe, and what your next steps might be in order to grow in your spiritual journey. Snacks are provided. Take your first step at Bay Area by signing up today to attend the gathering on October 6. bayareacc.org/nextsteps
YOUR NEXT STEP If you are a part of Bay Area and are wanting to take your next step in your spiritual journey, Next Step is for you! Next Step is a one-hour gathering designed to help you grow as a disciple through community and/or serving. Join us on October 13 to connect in community and to check out our serving opportunities. bayareacc.org/nextsteps
GET CONNECTED IN ODENTON Want to serve in Odenton or get plugged into community? Email Campus Pastor Jason at jason. email@example.com.
BASM GO-KARTING Friday, 10/4, 6-8 p.m. Feel the need for speed? Middle and high school students are invited to join us at the Go Kart Raceway in Crofton. Info: daniel.maxham@ bayareacc.org 2019 ANNUAL REPORT 25
Join us for a special Saturday night gathering and stick around for food trucks, outdoor games and more!
7 SESSIONS STARTING OCTOBER 3 FROM 7 - 10 PM AT BAY AREA For more information visit bayareacc.org/register
GROWTH GROUPS Wednesdays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 16 Growth Groups are six-week learning environments that teach, train and equip us in our next faith steps. No matter where you are in your faith, we have a Growth Group for you.
Learn more and sign up online today at bayareacc.org/growthgroups.
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