About Us

What We Believe

The Old Testament prophets wrote, “Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29) and “To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.” (Isaiah 18:20).

God’s word is powerful. From Genesis through Revelation, God has revealed who He is, how He works, and what He desires. He has also revealed how all women and men, girls and boys, nations and cultures can receive His gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and his substitutionary death and victorious resurrection.

But something has changed. God’s word promises change, hope, and purpose. But many Christ followers in today’s culture feel deflated, defeated and depleted.

When we formed Bayside we thought about the problems and struggles that many of us face today. And we decided that we wanted to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. And we decided that we wanted to ignite in God’s people a passion for the Son of God, the word of God and the Spirit of God. We want you to Worship Christ (salvation), Walk with Christ (discipleship), Work for Christ (serving), and Witness for Christ (sharing your faith).

And here’s the Why, the How, and the What that we are passionate about:

Why: Because the Christianity many people are exposed to today is not working in their lives. Many of us feel deflated, defeated and depleted.

How: We need to learn how to become “intentional” in our living instead of “reactive” to our circumstances.

What: By establishing spiritual priorities that allow God to work through you and in you instead of in spite of you. (Matthew 6:33)

We believe that people seek out a church for one of three reasons: to be healed, to be loved, or to be part of a church where their vision for ministry and their desire to serve God can be expressed and encouraged; to be part of something bigger than themselves.

What do we believe? At the bottom of the page is our Statement of Faith.  But we believe that our core philosophies are what make us unique as a church:

1. We believe that genuine Christianity is more than church attendance: it’s a lifestyle of commitment and consistency. It’s about Jesus at the center of your faith, your life, your everything. It’s about Jesus as Savior, Redeemer, Healer, and Coming King. It’s salvation through Jesus only; new life through Jesus always.

2. We believe that “Integrity proves Authenticity. Authenticity leads to Trust. Trust leads to Leadership. Leaders Serve.”

Therefore we believe that church leaders are to be godly people of integrity. Our church is a refuge, a place to be challenged and refueled. Church is to be enjoyed, not endured.

3.  We believe that parents need to capture the hearts of their children. Until you have their hearts, you cannot influence their souls. Proverbs 23:26 – “My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.” Until they give you their heart (through love and trust) you cannot influence their life decisions.

4. We believe that church is for families, not just adults. While we have bible classes for all age groups, we want children age Kindergarten and up to sit with their parents and learn how to worship, pray and listen and to see their parents worshiping. We then have classes for children during the sermon.

5. We believe that godly people need to be in positions of influence.  Younger men and older men having breakfast and bible study together. Younger women learning from older women.  Godly teens and college age students showing younger students that you don’t have to drink or do drugs to be accepted by their peers.  We are amazed by parents who do not want their children influenced by older peers and adults who love them for who they are.  We believe that one of the main reasons youth leave the church in their teens and twenties is because of a lack of relationships with adults other than their parents. (For safety, every leader in our church has had a full multi-state background check).

6.  We believe that true fellowship produces love. People who attend our church demonstrate the love of God in their life by loving others.  This quality of love and acceptance produces a friendly atmosphere where people can come and see that people are open and willing to connect.

7.  We believe in SIMPLE church.  Our intent is that you are not so busy doing “church” that you are unable to live out what God intends for your life or your family and the impact you can have within our community as we impact the world together.  In other words, we don’t offer programs, we offer relationships.

8.  We believe that many people are failing in their relationships, families and spiritual lives because they have become “reactive to the circumstances of life” instead of being “intentional” and seeking the prosperity and good success that God would like us to have (Joshua 1:8,9). Accountability is the key and must be developed within an atmosphere of openness and trust.

Why should you come to Bayside?

Because at Bayside you can meet God’s desire for your life through the teaching and relationships that we intentionally offer for the purpose of creating followers of Christ who are healed, loved and empowered.

Our Statement of Faith

There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(3)

Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person,(12) sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.(14)

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(15)

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)

It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.(28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(29)

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(31)

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)

[1] Deuteronomy 6:4, [2] Matthew 5:48, [3] Matthew 28:19, [4] Philippians 2:6–11, [5] Luke 1:34–38, [6] 1 Peter 3:18, [7] Hebrews 2:9, [8] Romans 5:9, [9] Acts 2:23–24, [10] Hebrews 8:1, [11] Matthew 26:64, [12] John 14:15–18, [13] John 16:13Acts 1:8, [14] John 16:7–11, [15] 2 Peter 1:20–212 Timothy 3:15–16[16] Genesis 1:27[17] Romans 3:23[18] 1 Corinthians15:20–23, [19] Revelation 21:8, [20] Revelation 21:1–4, [21]Titus 3:4–7, [22] 1 Thessalonians 5:23, [23] Acts 1:8, [24] Romans 6:1–14, [25] Matthew 8:16–17, [26] James 5:13–16, [27] Ephesians 1:22–23,[28] Matthew 28:19–20, [29] Acts 2:41–47, [30] 1 Corinthians 15:20–23, [31] John 5:28–29, [32] Hebrews 10:37, [33] Luke 21:27, [34] Titus 2:11–14

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