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Pastor’s Update

Important Announcement from Pastor Brian

Dear Church,

It’s great to be back! This Sunday I am excited to preach from Matthew 7:12. You may want to read the entire Sermon on the Mount again understanding Matthew 7:12 as our Lord’s summary of the entire sermon. Come expecting to worship God and hear from Him this weekend.

Important Announcement:
We are blessed to make excellent use of our existing space to disciple the next generation by renovating an area just adjacent to the worship center for the Champions Club (designed for special needs children) and now to renovate the unused area in the Student Center for children’s ministry worship space. Completion of the project will provide an excellent space designed to help our children grow in their faith through worship and discipleship. We have already completed the demolition and basic re-construction of this important Children’s ministry space using budget cash. Completion of the project will require approximately $100,000.  We (the stewardship committee, Elders, and leadership team of the staff) recommend and would like you to affirm our use of $100,000 of our debt reserve to cover the balance needed to complete the project. Debt reserve cash is not money given to the Forward Initiative but is budgeted cash we paid ourselves during the construction phase of the new buildings. In our opinion, the expense is affordable due to the fact we have been blessed with the ability to contribute approximately $300k toward principal payments as of July above and beyond our monthly payment, which is greater than anticipated. Currently, we are ahead of schedule in our plan to pay the debt off in 10.5 years. As you know our goal is to remain excellent stewards of God’s provision and to respond to His call to ministry by ensuring we provide the best facilities in which our children can grow in their faith. We believe the proposed expenditures associated with the project is a faithful demonstration of our goal. This Sunday at the end of both worship services we will have a vote of the membership to approve the direction of the leadership.  You will also have a chance to tour the new children’s ministry space in its current form so that you will understand its importance. This is an exciting step in our ability to reach young families and the next generation here in the 4B area.

See you Sunday. I honestly can’t wait!

Pastor Brian


Current Opportunities

Associate Tech Arts Director

We are looking for a qualified full-time Associate Tech Arts Director for our Worship and Tech Arts team. The position will serve and assist with the technical execution of worship services, productions and special events held at Bay Area Church and Bay Area Christian School. Membership at Bay Area Church is a requirement for this position.  Interested candidates must complete an employment application. Please submit completed application with resume to

Job Description

PT Maintenance Technician

Bay Area Church currently has an immediate opening for a part-time Maintenance Technician.  The Maintenance Technician, under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, will assist with performing routine and emergency repairs, as well as upkeep of the facilities and grounds. This is a part-time 24-hour per week position.  Previous painting experience is highly desirable.


CDL-Licensed Bus Drivers

Bay Area Church seeks to employ part-time CDL-licensed bus drivers to work approximately 5-20 hours per week. Interested parties must be willing to complete an employment application, criminal history and MVR background check, and provide current CDL information. Please submit completed applications with CDL information to Human Resources at

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a completed application and resume to Human Resources at

additional opportunities

For information on positions available at Bay Area Christian School (BACS)


The Week of 8/12/18


Midweek Fall 2018: We are excited about the Fall Midweek! Register for Midweek in the Commons and on our website at  Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 12 and are from 6:30-8pm. Check out all the awesome classes we are offering!

  • Men: 33 the Series – Keith Kennedy; Cost $15
  • Women: Just Open the Door – Jenny Rampy; Cost $13
  • Financial Peace University – Dave Weaver; Cost $109
  • Grief Share – Chris Boykin; Cost $20
  • Living Water 201 – Gennie Westbrook; Cost $10
  • How People Change: Men – Walter Watson; Cost $15
  • How People Change: Women – Stephanie Alban; Cost $15


First Monday Prayer Meeting: Monday Prayer meeting will not meet in September due to the Labor Day Holiday. Monday Prayer meeting will resume in October.

Night of Worship: Church-wide Night of Worship, Wednesday, September 5 in the Worship Center at 7:00pm.

ServeLink:  Check out the TOP FOUR ways we’re asking you to serve on Sunday mornings: Kids, Student, Connections, and Tech Arts. To find out more about how you can serve in one of these areas you can go to, or download the Bay Area Church app and click serve.


Senior Connection: August 16, 10:30am in the Student Center Café. Potluck luncheon for our Senior Adults who are 55 yrs. and older. Senior Connection meets every first and third Thursday of the month for devotionals, fellowship, and activities.


Seventh Grade Welcome:  Saturday, August 18, 5:00pm in the Student Center. Parents, plan to stay from 5:00-5:30 and students will stay from 5:00-7:00. Please register by Monday at

Fall Midweek Kickoff:  Wednesday, August 22, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Student Center parking lot. It’s going to be awesome!!


Promotion Sunday (August 19) is 1 week away!!  Would you join us by investing in a small group of kids – OR – shepherding them in a worship setting, helping them to develop an authentic faith, to last a lifetime? You will be trained and supported by the KidMin staff and resourced weekly. You may connect with us at (Select- Serve in KidMin) or email  Here are specific opportunities for your consideration:

9:30am Preschool

  • Young Preschool Desk Attendants
  • 2 B – Team Needed!!!
  • 3 A – Assistants (2 weeks on/2 weeks off)
  • 3 B – Need Team (Teacher/Assistant) Every other Week
  • 4 A – Need Team Every other Month
  • 4 B – Buddy
  • Kinder B – Teacher and Buddy

9:30am 1st – 4th:  252 Kids (Worship); Director is Pastor Eric Davis

  • Opportunities are available for Worship, Drama, Tech and Kid Connectors

11am Preschool

  • Older Toddlers – Assistant every other week
  • Kinder B – Buddy

11am School Age, 1st – 6th grade

  • 1st A – Assistant (every other month)
  • 5th Boys – Assistant

ADULT WORKERS NEEDED SUNDAY MORNINGS – SERVING WITH KIDS HAVING SPECIAL NEEDS: Bay Area Church KidMin desires to minister to all children and their families. We are looking for willing hearts to serve children with special needs on Sunday Mornings. Currently, we partner a buddy to accompany the child in a classroom. In the near future, we will have 2 specially equipped “Champion’s Club” classrooms, to minister more effectively to kids through 6th Grade. You don’t have to be professionally educated as a special needs teacher to be a buddy (or serve in Champion’s Club), but those of you with this training would be extremely helpful to our ministry. Otherwise, if you are interested and passionate to serve with these kids, please email for more information.


Interested in Leading from the Platform? Our next Worship Platform Interest Meeting is scheduled for October 14, 2018 in the Green Room @ 12:30pm. This is a required meeting and we only hold these twice a year, so be sure to come!!  Register Online at

Bay Area Worship Live – “Great I Am” CD is available for purchase at the Legacy Resource Center. Digital copies available online at iTunes and other online distributors.

For more information: Visit us at or like us on Facebook -Bay Area Worship Ministry.


Deacons of the Week for August 12 – August 18 Please call the deacon of the week if you have a ministry need. This week please contact Steve Tennis at 281-316-9425, Walter Watson at 409-218-9260, or Dwayne Zatopek at 713-269-1004.