Life is meant to be shared. God intends for us to experience life together – the Bible calls this fellowship. Real fellowship is much more than just showing up at services. It is experiencing life together, including unselfish loving, honest sharing, practical serving, sacrificial giving, and sympathetic comforting. When it comes to fellowship, size matters – smaller is better.
That’s why at Bay Pointe, we encourage you to get into a small group. We offer various affinity small groups – couples’, singles’, workplace, men’s, women’s, etc. No matter where you are in life, there’s something for everybody! Check out the group listings below, the Small Group table in the lobby or contact the Bay Pointe offices for more information, 231.922.9882.
“For where two or three have gathered together in my name, I am there in their midst.” – Matthew 18:20 NIV
Men are not just here to survive – we are here to thrive! Equipping and empowering men to pursue God’s larger adventure. Our ministry to men is designed to meet men where they live – work, marriage, parenting, and faith.
The battle for the spiritual life is too difficult to attempt on your own. We all need a few men in our lives to fight beside us and watch our backs. A Men’s Small Group is a tremendous place to get the tools, resources, and support you need to grow as a Christ-follower. Be a part of a group of Godly men who will be there to encourage and empower you in your journey with Christ, your relationships, and your work life.
God’s role for men is a unique one and statistics will tell you that for the most part, from a spiritual perspective, as the man goes so goes the family. When 100 husbands show up to church, 97 families follow! Whereas if 100 wives or kids show up to church, only 20-25 families follow. The call to be the spiritual leaders of our homes is not to be taken lightly so as a church, we want to do everything we can to come alongside men in their journey because we can’t do it alone!
33 The Series, Volume 3 – A Man and His Traps • Six-Week Series
• July 12 – August 16
• Friday mornings, 6:30 – 8:00 am
• Meets in Studio One
This six week series will provide practical teaching, powerful testimonies, interviews and creative elements to help men avoid or escape the destruction that falling into the common manhood traps such as money, sex and power can bring. This class will be held in Studio 1 at Bay Pointe from 6:30 – 8:00 am on Friday mornings beginning July 12 and running through August 16. Cost is $15.90 for the workbook.
The soon-to-be-released Volume 3 of “33 The Series,” A Man and His Traps”(July 1, 2013), covers brand new ground and introduces some new tools that every guy needs in his arsenal as he pursues Authentic Manhood. For a sneak peek, follow this link!
Men’s Softball Team
Did you know that there is a men’s softball team representing Bay Pointe in the area church league? Click here for the current schedule. They would love your support at a game or two. Play ball!
There are countless ways for men to step up and serve the church and people in need around our community and around the world. There are numerous opportunities to serve our partner organizations through our Compassion Ministry. In addition, we all have unique gifts and passions that are just waiting to be unleashed so serving right here within the walls of Bay Pointe is another great opportunity to serve God by serving others. This also builds community and helps you grow spiritually! See how to get involved »
Women’s Ministry… becoming beautiful women of God inside and out. Women’s Ministry offers a variety of small group opportunities to connect with other women, discover how the Bible applies to your life, and share your daily trials and victories. As we grow together, Women’s Ministry gives you the resources and experiences to grow in your faith.
Women’s Summer Bible Study, Liz Curtis Higgs Monday Nights | June 3, 10, 17 and 24
6:30 – 8:00 pm On Monday evenings in June, women in the Bible will be presented via DVD with Liz Curtis Higgs. Join this free, no homework study that starts with Bad Girls of the Bible, followed by Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible and then Really Bad Girls of the Bible. The last Monday will be Unveiling Mary Magdalene. Come for one or come for all four at 6:30 pm and learn how God’s grace transforms the lives of women.
Daytime Book Study, Ann Spangler
**This study will be meeting off-site (call office for details: 922-9882)
Tuesday mornings, beginning June 18 9:30 -11:30 am
Women are invited to join in a book study on the Names of God, by Ann Spangler, on Tuesday mornings (off-site) from 9:30 – 11:30 am starting June 18. Books are available for $14 at Ripples in the lobby.
Women’s Summer Bible Study, Joyce Meyer Monday Nights | July 8, 15, 22 and 29
6:30 – 8:00 pm On Monday evenings in July, women in the Bible will be presented via DVD with Joyce Meyer. No cost! No homework! Come for one study or come for all four from 6:30 -8:00 pm Learn how God’s grace transforms the lives of women.
Women’s Summer Bible Study, Beth Moore Monday Nights | August 5, 12, 19 and 26 6:30 – 8:00 pm
On Monday evenings in August, women in the Bible will be presented via DVD with Beth Moore. No cost! No homework! Come for one study or come for all four from 6:30 -8:00 pm Learn how God’s grace transforms the lives of women.
Lil’ Summer Souls
A group of moms and kids (up to 6 years old) will be gathering for summer fun in the community, including trips to the beach and special field trips geared for young children. If you are interested in participating, please sign an “interest sheet” located at The HUB.
Want to be a part of Women’s Ministry? Please contact Pat Fouch,Bay Pointe Office Manager.
Single Adults Ministry. Single in life, Together in Christ. It is our mission to provide a biblical foundation from which the Single Adults within the Bay Pointe Community can build life long, God honoring relationships with followers of Jesus and those seeking Jesus.
This ministry is not just an event you attend or a program you go to… it’s a community. We’re a community of single men and single women who are actively chasing after a relationship with Jesus by pursuing God’s purposes for our life! If you’ve never married, are divorced or widowed, or if you’re a single parent… this is the community for you!
At Bay Pointe, we understand the needs of those living the single life. We also understand God’s design for men and women living the single life. In Genesis 2:18, God sees everything He created as good except for people being alone, “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone…” If you’re feeling lonely, take a look at three remedies God gives us to relieve loneliness:
His PLAN to live for
God never creates without a purpose. As it is with everybody else, you are God’s creation. In Psalm 138:8 the psalmist recognizes that, “The Lord will work out his plans for my life.” God has a plan for your life!
His PEOPLE to live with
God doesn’t want you to live in isolation. In Psalm 68:8 tells us, “God places the lonely in families …” The church is the family of God. That’s us! Bay Pointe is a family where you can know others and be known.
His PRESENCE to live in
God will never leave you. In Hebrews 13:5, He promises “… I will never abandon you.” Others may abandon you, but God never will. He is always there for you and connecting daily with Him is an essential part of life.
Single Adults Quarterly Breakfast
Saturday, June 22 / 9-11:00 am in Studio One.
If you are single and over 30, join us for a connecting event to meet others. We will discuss the topic: Single and Sex: The World vs. God’s Freedom.
Many of the Single Adult events are impromptu so you need to join our email list! Simply call the Bay Pointe office at 231.922.9882 or email Chris Bornschein with your contact info so you stay well informed!
Want to join the Single Adults Ministry at Bay Pointe? Please contact Chris Bornschein, Pastoral Care Coordinator.
If you’ve just graduated from high school or fall any where in the “19-20 somethings” category, then there is a place at Bay Pointe just for you! The Mix Young Adult Ministry provides a unique experience that combines worship, teaching, discussion and fellowship for your generation.
Thursday nights at The Mix!
June Schedule – (subject to change) We meet at 7:00 pm in Studio One (unless otherwise stated)
• Thursday, June 6: Worship/Special Guest Teacher, Chris McCrumb
• Thursday, June 13: Worship Leaders Matt & Vickie Hughes, Teacher Drew Hale
• Thursday, June 20: Meet at Jacob’s Well Coffee House | 7 pm Open Mic Night and Special Guest Speaker, Ram Lee 1121 E Front St. Traverse City (Cash donation coffee house; no debit or credit cards accepted.)
AA, AL-ANON and AL-ATEEN Sundays, 6:30 pm
Did you know that there are AA, AL-ANON and AL-ATEEN meetings held at Bay Pointe on Sundays at 6:30 pm? For information, call 231-946-8823 for AA and 231-938-7399 for Al-Anon and Al-Ateen. The meetings are not associated with Bay Pointe.
Need more information regarding these Support/Recovery Groups? Please contact Chris Bornschein, Pastoral Care Coordinator.
Adult Ministries News and Opportunities
Sunday Services, 9:15 and 11:15 am
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