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2018 HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS AND BLESSING IN THE MIDST OF TRANSITION! Our Easton campus continues to welcome new people, with 400 or more in attendance on Christmas Eve and Easter. In Annapolis, we have transitioned to a campus, with Brian Hopper serving as campus pastor. Throughout 2018 we continued to elevate God’s heart for the nations, with more than 150 serving on short term missions teams and new global partnerships in the works. We are now in nine regions around the world, with a vision to be a part of God’s global cause in 17 regions. God is truly at work in each of our mission teams! I was encouraged by the story of a Polish woman who reluctantly attended the English camp where our teams serve, wrestling with good, tough questions about God and faith. She nearly had to leave halfway through the camp to care for an ailing family member, but was persuaded to stay and was one of many who responded to our team’s gospel presentation and accepted Christ! At home, I was fired up to hear about a teenage boy who came with a friend to our Student Ministry’s Super Bowl party. He had never been to church before, but came back for our student gatherings. After a few weeks, he trusted in Christ when his friend shared about Jesus with him! This is the heart of why we are expanding our children’s and student facilities - we want to reach the next generations for Christ! I could share many more stories of God’s faithfulness within our church family, but I will let the pages that follow be a celebration of what He has done over the last 12 months. Grateful to be on this journey with you,
Greg St. Cyr Lead Pastor
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35 6 new Ministry Partners
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234 average Sunday attendance
in attendance on Christmas Eve
in attendance on Easter Sunday
2018 WAS A YEAR OF GROWTH FOR OUR EASTON CAMPUS. Bay Area Easton grew not only in attendance, but also in its student and childrenâ€™s ministries. They sent a short term missions team of 25 to serve in El Salvador, and secured and renovated a new office and meeting space. In 2018, the Easton church family stretched in generosity, giving over $108,000 more than the fiscal year giving goal.
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WEEKEND GATHERIN GS
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CHRISTMAS EVE CROWNING JESUS AS THE KING OF OUR HEARTS
people in total attended Bay Area Annapolis’ nine Christmas Eve gatherings, a 17.2 percent increase over 2016
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This Christmas, we crowned Jesus the king of our hearts over the main competitors, ourselves and the world. Bay Area’s worship team wrote an original song, KING, and recorded a Christmas album with the same title.
celebrated Jesusâ€™ resurrection on Easter, 7.4 percent more than Easter 2017
REACHING NEW NEIGHBORS WITH EASTER AT BROADNECK HIGH SCHOOL
of those attended at Broadneck High School
To reach more people and create room for continued growth at the Annapolis Campus, Bay Area held two Easter Sunday gatherings at Broadneck High School in addition to the four gatherings at 884 Chesterfield Road. Nearly 700 people attended each gathering.
1,376 EASTER S U N DAY
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professions of faith through baptism
450 376 146
CONNECTING AT B AY A R E A
new families visited Bay Area
people attended First Step
HELPING PEOPLE GET PLUGGED IN. In September 2017, Bay Area launched an event designed to help people learn about the church and get connected. First Step took place every other month, and many participants took their next step at Bay Area by becoming Ministry Partners.
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GLOBAL MISSIONS NEW GLOBAL PARTNERS This year, Bay Area sent two short term missions teams to serve alongside our new global missions partners in Belize. In the small town of Roaring Creek, our partners Korie and Alicia lead Hearts of Christ Childrenâ€™s Ministry, which provides scholarships for education and nutritious lunches to hundreds of Belizean children each year.
served on 13 short term mission trips in eight countries
kids received an education in South Sudan through the Mission Gardens of Christ, global partners we support
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We felt like God was nudging us to finally take that leap of faith and go on a short term missions trip, and He completely showed up in so many ways while we were in Belize. One area we saw Him working was through the great connection we made with one of the Belizean construction workers while there. He had previously been in prison for a while, and was struggling to figure out the direction and purpose for his life. We invited him to come to church with us while we were there, and in turn, were able to encourage him and pray with him. It was absolutely amazing to see God work in his life in only a few short days, and we have committed to continue to pray for him as well as keep in touch in order to encourage him.â€?
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We had been attending Bay Area for almost a year, volunteering and attending events, but it wasn’t until we joined a Missional Community that we really began to feel like we were part of the church family. The UP-IN-OUT dynamic of Missional Communities resonated with us. It offers the chance to discuss how to apply the Sunday teachings, go deeper with other believers, and gives us a group to invite friends to join. A year ago we began coleading a Missional Community that was starting in the Eastport area. Again, we are building friendships and reaching out to people who are looking for connection, both within Bay Area and outside of the church family.”
MISSIONAL COMMUNITY LEADERS
Missional Communities met regularly throughout Anne Arundel County
people were trained to become new Missional Community leaders
RAISING UP NEW LEADERS FOR MULTIPLICATION In 2018, a record 37 new leaders were trained and equipped to lead Missional Communities, helping fulfill Bay Areaâ€™s vision to see people connected in community. Nearly 90 existing leaders also received ongoing training at an annual workshop. S E P T E M B E R GO&MAKE 15
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751 290 people served across Bay Areaâ€™s Sunday and weekday ministries
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people indicated new interest in serving like Jesus at Bay Area
SERVE LIKE JESUS
About 10 years ago I was encouraged by a close friend, who at the time was leading worship at Bay Area, to join the tech team. Though I am not blessed with the gift of being able to play an instrument or carry a tune to sing, I feel I have been able to use my administrative gifts to serve behind the scenes in the tech booth. In this role I am responsible for advancing the lyrics, slides and videos on the screens with the purpose of creating an inviting environment for those who come to Bay Area. Over the years, I have been able to encourage and train others within the tech ministry. Serving within the worship ministry has allowed me to be part of a community of believers, many of whom have become close friends, who all seek to provide a worship experience for everyone to encounter our incredible God through music and His living word. I am at home behind the computer in the tech booth, and love to volunteer on Sunday mornings and be part of such an amazing team and ministry.â€?
TECH TEAM VOLUNTEER
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kids placed their faith in Jesus at Christmas and Summer Blitz
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COMMITTED TO REACHING THE NEXT GENERATIONS. Following a groundbreaking in August 2017, construction on our expanded childrenâ€™s wing continued throughout 2018. The new rooms will provide needed space to disciple the many children God is bringing to Bay Area for generations to come. The expansion is slated to open in winter 2019.
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CREATING A SPACE TO IMPACT MORE STUDENTS. Each week hundreds of teens come to Bay Area to participate in Student Ministry, yet there are thousands more to reach in Anne Arundel County. Bay Area’s new student center will provide space to reach many more students both on weekends and through exciting events throughout the week.
middle- and high-schoolers attended Student Ministry’s Game Day event and their Costume Party
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In the summer of 2018, Women’s Ministry launched a series of events for women to build community and have fun. 100 women participated in activities including paddleboarding and cake decorating.
participants and leaders in women’s Bible studies
attended the inaugural Men’s Barbecue
This year Bay Area’s Men’s Fellowship hosted its inaugural barbecue to build community, introduce men to the ministry and reach the greater community.
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attended the annual Quiet Retreat and women’s conference
Throughout 2018, Bay Area’s newly launched community outreach team intersected with and served the 440,000 people in Anne Arundel County who don’t know Jesus in creative ways, ranging from forming a church rec softball team, to giving out free temporary tattoos at events, to welcoming nearly 6,000 people at Trunk or Treat.
COMMUNITY OUTREAC H
games won by Bay Area’s softball team
CARE NET WORK
were ministered to through the Care Network
couples participated in Bay Area’s Marriage Ministry
In 2018, the Care Network launched three new support groups: GriefShare, DivorceCare and the Dementia Caregivers Group.
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LEAD PASTOR, REDEMPTION CITY CHURCH
After months of preparation and prayer, we launched Redemption City Church the Sunday before Easter 2018. The response in the community has been incredible! Each Sunday God brings around 70 people to our service, many of whom have indicated they want to learn about following Jesus. We’ve been blessed to minister to single parents, the elderly and the poor in our community, and God has opened doors for fruitful partnerships in our city of Baltimore with public schools and community organizations. We’re so excited to watch our ministry multiply through equipping 10 emerging leaders in our leadership development program. There’s much to praise God for as He is working through Redemption City Church!”
THE SENT NETWORK IS CONTINUING ITS EXPANSION ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC. Launched in 2012, the SENT Network Bay Area’s church planting organization - has equipped pastors to plant 17 churches in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. In the next year, SENT anticipates launching four more church plants.
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THROUGH BAY AREA’S RESIDENCY PROGRAM, THREE NEW PASTORS WERE ORDAINED IN 2018.
I joined the residency program to be equipped to return to India for the purpose of preaching the Gospel to unreached tribal people groups. While in the residency, God showed me my desire for the Scripture and passion to live out the Gospel, as well as that He was shaping my character to minister to adults and families. I saw in new ways that God’s grace is enough at all times, in all places, and in all seasons. The most helpful things about being in the residency were learning the Bible forwards and backwards and spending time practically ministering to others. This winter my family and I plan to return to India to spread the Gospel to the unreached people groups of India and plant urban and tribal churches.”
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BAY AREA’S NEW SCHOOL OF BIBLICAL LEADERSHIP EQUIPPED 11 GRADUATES IN ITS FIRST YEAR. Launched in September 2017, Bay Area’s School of Biblical Leadership exists to develop and equip members of our church family for leadership roles in missions, worship, Children’s Ministry, staff and other areas. The school provides nine months of focused growth in character, knowledge and skill.
I was invited to apply for the Bay Area School of Biblical Leadership after having a spiritual awakening, of sorts, while on a short term mission trip in Ghana with Brian Hopper. I wanted to dig deeper into my own spiritual discipline, as well as hone leadership skills to become a short term missions team leader in the summer of 2018. The introspection required during the first modules of BASBL set the tone for the personal investment required of this course. It was not merely a place to learn more skills and information, but rather a place of personal transformation. As a result of the growth I experienced through BASBL, I am ready to be a leader of leaders, disciple those who are teachable, and serve the Lord to the ends of the earth if He so asks.”
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$5,185,000 $5,654,887 giving in Fiscal Year 2018
$469,887 9.1 percent ahead of giving goal
STRETCHING IN OUR STEWARDSHIP. Having launched our Unrivaled initiative nine months into Fiscal Year 2018, giving increased 42 percent in the final three months of the year, driving total giving past the annual goal by nearly 10 percent. These resources will be used to pay for our children’s and student expansions and to expand God’s work from here to the nations.
2018 budget allocations by percent
giving goal in Fiscal Year 2018
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GOD CONTINUES TO BLESS FOLKS AT BAY AREA! 2018 saw the launch of Unrivaled, a new way of thinking about generosity. At the end of this year, giving is nearly $500,000 over our goal. This money will go to reduce debt on our new expansion and provide funds for a few Kingdom-expanding projects that are on our minds to get started quite soon. I’d like to thank every one of you on behalf of Bay Area for your generous hearts and willingness to be stretched in your giving. We can’t do what we’re all called to without a faithful church family to serve and give of our talent and treasure. Bay Area is blessed in many ways through its people! As I reflect on the response to Unrivaled, two things stand out: • 156 households who had no giving record stepped out in faith and made a commitment, and • of the rest who made a commitment, the average increase from what they had previously given to what they committed was a staggering 44 percent! THAT’S GOOD. REAL GOOD. It’s pretty incredible to think that your gifts and my gifts are making a difference in people’s lives around the world as well as right here in Maryland. Thank you so much for your faithful stewardship of what God owns and provides. Yours,
Ed Kelley Executive Pastor
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RESPONDING TO THE PREEMINENCE OF THE UNRIVALED ONE In June 2018, we launched a two-year generosity initiative called Unrivaled. Centered on the preeminence of Jesus, we are seeking to make Him first in our lives and finances through greater surrender, faith and generosity. Through June 2020, all giving at Bay Area will go toward the vision God has given us to multiply our ongoing ministries, continue the expansion of our childrenâ€™s and student ministries, and reach more people from here to the nations through new campuses, global partnerships and more.
giving goal for Bay Areaâ€™s Unrivaled initiative, June 2018 - June 2020
total committed and expected giving for June 2018 - June 2020
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B AY A R E A C O M M U N I T Y C H U R C H
W E E K E N D G AT H E R I N G S NEW! S AT U R DAY E V E N I N G
5:20 PM Introducing Saturday night gatherings! Starting September 15.
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 5 7-9 p.m. Join us Friday, October 5 from 7-9 p.m. for our next fourth and fifth grade event. Secure your spot to play laser tag at Bay Area. The cost is $5 per child, and inviting fourth and fifth grade friends is encouraged. Snacks will be available for purchase.
Register today at bayareacc.org/register.
MARRIAGE COURSE 7 SESSIONS STARTING SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 6:45 - 9 PM AT BACC
For more information visit bayareacc.org/register
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HAPPENINGS OUR MISSION Making passionate, maturing followers of Jesus from here to the nations
OUR VISION There are five things we desire for every follower of Jesus who calls Bay Area home to do:
CONNECT IN COMMUNITY SERVE LIKE JESUS GO ON A MISSION TRIP SHARE THE GOSPEL WORSHIP TOGETHER
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 are to get plugged into community and serving at Bay Area. Coffee, snacks and KidCare are provided. Take your first step at Bay Area by signing up today to attend one of the gatherings: Sunday, September 9 at 9:20 a.m., Sunday, September 9 at 11:20 a.m., or Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the Bay Café classroom. Register: bayareacc.org/firststep For those who have already completed First Step, our next Second Step gathering is Sunday, October 14, from 12:30-4 p.m. Register: bayareacc.org/ membership
Sometimes life hands us struggles: loss of a loved one, serious illness, parenting difficulties, divorce, addiction and other challenges. These difficult circumstances can cause us to isolate, yet Jesus never intended that we walk through them alone. The Care Network is a free, confidential, Jesus-centered ministry for those seeking assistance. We provide hope and healing through a variety of resources both inside and outside the walls of Bay Area. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIVORCECARE SUPPORT GROUP Mondays through 9/17, 6:45-9 p.m. Are you separated, in the process of divorce or already divorced? 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. Each week the group features practical information, biblical teaching and encouragement to help you move forward. Register: bayareacc.org/register Info: email@example.com
DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT Second Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing for our loved ones and those who are caregivers. The Dementia Caregivers Support Group provides a place to connect with others who understand what you are going through. This will be a place to talk through challenges and learn about resources. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
GRIEFSHARE SUPPORT GROUP Thursdays starting 9/13, 6:45-9 p.m. GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly for those who have lost a spouse, child, friend or family member. You’ll find it to be a warm and caring place led by trained facilitators who have experienced their own time of loss. They will walk with you along your journey through grief toward healing and hope for the future. Register: bayareacc.org/register
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BAPTIZED?
REFOCCUS MARRIAGE GROUP Thursdays starting 9/27, 6:45-9 p.m.
For more information, contact: K-5th: email@example.com 6-12th: firstname.lastname@example.org Adults: email@example.com
This group is for married couples who desire to spend time on their relationship and receive direction and skill-building help. Facilitated by two
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trained couples, this group time will include an intro plus seven sections: Marriage as a Process, Compatibility, Communication, Intimacy, Commitment, Ministry Marriages and Empty Nesters. If you are interested in being trained as a facilitator couple email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register: bayareacc.org/register
MARRIAGE MINISTRY SERVING OPPORTUNITIES Have you been married 10 years or more and have a desire to Serve Like Jesus in our Marriage Ministry? We are looking for couples to serve on the REFOCCUS team as facilitators as you come alongside couples who desire to grow closer in their marriages. The Marriage Enrichment Team is also looking for couples to assist in a variety of events this year. Info: email@example.com
TEMPORARY HOUSING FOR PREMARITAL COUPLES We believe strongly that the best way to honor God before marriage is to remain pure and live separately. We’re looking for folks who have temporary space in their homes that could be used in order to fulfill this desire. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGAGED? We want to partner with you as you establish a strong, Jesus-centered life. 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
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIVE 45 LASER TAG Friday, 10/5, 7-9 p.m. Join us for our next fourth- and fifthgrade event as we play laser tag at Bay Area. The cost is $5 per child, and inviting fourth- and fifth-grade friends is encouraged. Snacks will be available for purchase. Register: bayareacc.org/register
PARENT DEDICATION Sunday, 11/4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Have you committed as parents to raise your children for Jesus? Unlike a child dedication, this special ceremony marks your dedication as parents to instilling godly character
in your children as you pursue Jesus together as a family. You have been entrusted with the precious gift of your child’s life, and our Children’s Ministry is here to partner with you as you embark on this discipleship journey as parents. Register: bayareacc.org/register
COLLEGE MINISTRY YOUNG ADULT MISSIONAL COMMUNITY (AGES 18-25) Tuesdays, 7-9 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: email@example.com
COMMUNITY OUTREACH WALK AND RUN FOR LIFE Saturday, 9/22 Register today for the Walk and Run for Life. This annual event raises funds for the Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic to save women and babies from abortion. Join us for the 5K Trail Run, the family friendly one-mile Life Walk, and fun kids activities. You can be a voice for life. Register: walkandrun.org
EMPLOYMENT DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR 24 hours per week. The Digital Communications Coordinator will serve on the Communications Team with the Communications Director. Their primary responsibilities will include managing and updating Bay Area’s website and social media accounts, as well as assisting with digital marketing and other communications projects.
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. Currently, we have an urgent need for KC workers on Wednesday mornings during the women’s Well Bible studies. Want to join our team of paid workers? Email KidCare Coordinator Dianna at dianna. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSOCIATE WORSHIP LEADER 40 hours per week. The role of the Associate Worship Leader is to contribute to building a worship culture at Bay Area by leading worship at multiple venues, assisting the leadership of a campus, ensuring all worship experiences are executed with excellence, developing leaders and recruiting volunteers.
PRESCHOOL SMALL GROUP COORDINATOR 29 hours per week. The Preschool Small Group Coordinator oversees the Children’s Ministry strategy for small groups of children ages 3-5, not yet in kindergarten. The coordinator is responsible for training, equipping and supporting our small group leaders and parents.
NURSERY SMALL GROUP COORDINATOR 29 hours per week. The Nursery Small Group Coordinator oversees the Children’s Ministry strategy for small groups of children ages birth – 2. The coordinator is responsible for training, equipping and supporting our small group leaders and parents.
SPECIAL EVENTS TEAM MEMBERS Our Special Events team has a need for adults to work periodically for wedding and funeral events at Bay Area. Individuals will serve as liaison for the family, vendors and church staff working the events; assist with set up and take down, trash removal, and clean up; as well as opening and securing the building after the event. For more info and to apply: bayareacc.org/jobs
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 - ALL CAMPUSES Giving in July 2017: $440,094 Giving in July 2018: $626,917 Giving participation in July 2017:
825 families/individuals Giving participation in July 2018: 907 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
GLOBAL MISSIONS GO Take the next step in your walk with Jesus and share God’s love in one of 10 locations worldwide. Fill out the GO Form: bayareacc.org/stm
SEND 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. Give: bayareacc.org/stmgive
PRAY We’re looking for committed people to pray for our missionaries and global partners. This team meets second and fourth Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Prayer Room. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org Pray for short term missionaries: email@example.com
LEARNING COMMUNITIES CHURCH HISTORY: THE BIG EVENTS 9/9-10/7, 9:20 a.m. in Dock B Executive Pastor Ed Kelley and recent seminary grad Colleen Forsythe team up to bring you the fascinating and impactful events of world church history. This course will discuss the development of theology through the early Church, the emergence of the Roman Catholic Church, the key S E P T E M B E R GO&MAKE 33
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BAY AREA? For the most up-to-date calendar of events, or to register for any of the events listed throughout GO&MAKE, go to bayareacc.org/register.
MEN’S EVENING BIBLE STUDIES Sundays, 6-8 p.m. in room 235 This study is geared toward helping men draw closer to Jesus while discussing and discovering God’s answers for the challenges men face at home, work and in society. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. in room 235 Join Bay Area men to spend time in the Word and prayer, for fellowship and discussion, and for discipleship. Info: email@example.com
MISSIONAL COMMUNITY SERVE LIKE JESUS INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT SERVING AT BAY AREA? Below, you’ll see a list of some of our most immediate serving needs. For a complete list of serving opportunities, and to sign up, go to bayareacc.org/serve. AMBASSADOR TEAM GREETER TEAM AUDIO/VIDEO TEAM CHAIR MINISTRY ESPRESSO BAR TEAM CHILDREN’S WELCOME TEAM CHILDREN’S SET DESIGN TEAM PARKING TEAM PRESCHOOL TEAM SAFETY TEAM WOMEN’S MINISTRY USHER TEAM figures in the Middle Ages, and the issues of the Reformation (among many other topics). This Learning Community will closely mirror what you might find in an undergraduate Bible college course, so sign up and expect to really dive into this fun and sometimes crazy history of the Church. Register for Learning Communities at bayareacc.org/ learningcommunities.
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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 at bayareacc.org/ missionalcommunities.
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
STUDENT MINISTRY AMPLIFY Wednesdays beginning 9/12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Amplify is a mid-week student gathering. Each Wednesday will begin with an optional $5 dinner and hangout time at 6 p.m. The teaching portion of the evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Each week will feature our Student Ministry worship team, Biblical teaching on a relevant student series, and grade/gender-specific breakout community groups with adult leaders. Info: email@example.com
MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB678 Friday, 10/12, 7-9 p.m. Club678 is our monthly middle school hangout night. It’s a free, high-energy evening full of themed activities, games, prizes and more. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR Monday, 10/1, 7-9 p.m. High school students are invited
to attend a Christian College Fair. Representatives from more than 20 Christian colleges and universities will be in attendance, and a financial aid seminar will be offered by a Financial Aid representative. This event is free and is open to the community. Additional information, including a list of represented colleges, can be found online at christiancollegefairs.com. Info: email@example.com
STUDENT MINISTRY FALL RETREATS Middle School: 9/14-9/16 High School: 11/2-11/4 (registration opens late September) Student Ministry fall retreats are approaching! These 3-day, 2-night all-inclusive retreats will include worship, Biblical teaching, activities and the opportunity to go away for a weekend with friends and leaders. Register: bayareacc.org/register Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN’S MINISTRY Register for studies and events at bayareacc.org/annapolis/women.
THE WELL “ENTRUSTED” BY BETH MOORE Tuesdays, 9/11-12/11, 7-9 p.m. We were never meant to walk alone. Join others in small groups and get God’s heart for discipleship in Paul’s final letter of 2 Timothy. You will be encouraged to guard the gospel that has been entrusted to you and pass it on to the next generation through Beth’s teaching videos. Cost $15.
“SEAMLESS” BY ANGIE SMITH Wednesdays, 9/12-12/12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. “Seamless” provides an overview of the story of the Bible. It covers the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. Study it as a whole to gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. We meet for videos and small groups to discuss our homework. Cost $15. Info: email@example.com
KidCare is available for ages birth preschoolers for Wednesday morning Well participants with advance registration. Cost $60/1 child, $80/2+ children. Space is limited. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN OF LEGACY (55+)
Join this group of senior women who support one another, love Jesus, and grow in their discipleship. They meet on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.
9/10, 10:30 - noon We will share highlights from our summer when we have experienced God’s presence as we B.L.E.S.S. others.
9/24, 10:30 - noon Annapolis Campus Pastor Brian Hopper will share his insights on receiving and responding to God’s Word and explain using the Kairos Circle as a means to becoming more like Jesus.
QUILTS FOR KIDS Saturday, 9/15, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in The Docks Join us as we make quilts for kids together. Bring your sewing machine and we will provide the quilting fabrics. Bring your lunch to eat together. Info: email@example.com
ENCORE SERVANTS MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE DAY TRIP Wednesday, 10/3, 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sponsored by Bay Area’s Encore Servants retirees group, this one-day bus trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is open to all. Explore the history, narrative and impact of the world’s most published book. The museum includes six floors of exhibits and artifacts that span 3,500 years. Registration price includes bus transportation, museum admission and a group tour. The bus will depart Bay Area at 7:45 a.m. and return at approximately 4 p.m. Register by 9/16: bayareacc.org/register
COMMUNITY OUTREACH TUTORS NEEDED
STAIR Inc. (Start The Adventure In Reading) is in need of tutors for underprivileged children in Annapolis who struggle with illiteracy. The commitment is a few hours a week. Anyone is welcome and would be adequately trained. There is a need for a male tutors, but all inquiries are welcomed. For more info on how you can bless a child email alex.williams@ bayareacc.org.
EASTON CAMPUS HAPPENINGS
MINISTRY PARTNER ORIENTATION Saturday, 10/6, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Are you interested in officially becoming part of the church family? Join us for Ministry Partner Orientation. Ministry Partnership is a commitment to live out our faith together under the mission of “making passionate, maturing followers of Jesus from here to the nations.” It is an invitation to pursue Christ personally, for our community, and for the nations. If you consider Bay Area Easton your home church, we would love to have you join us for this orientation at the Bay Area Easton Office (29000 Information Lane, Suite 304). We will provide lunch and offer KidCare in most cases upon request. Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 22 Register today to run the 5k Trail Run, or walk the family-friendly Life Trail. For details go to www.walkandrun.org S E P T E M B E R GO&MAKE 35
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