At Bay Leaf, our mission is to “Help every generation find genuine fulfillment through life anchored in Christ.” Our method is simple:
Become a disciple; Make a disciple
But what does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus? “To believe, think, and act as Jesus would.” However, many people today say they believe in Jesus, and even attend worship every week. But this is not enough. There’s more! Our five-step strategy helps us to know the next step, and sets the expectation for involvement in the church. At Bay Leaf, we want to help you become a disciple through some focused activities:
Worship together. Enjoy spending time with other believers as you worship God and experience Him together through song, prayer and by studying the Bible. We will find genuine fulfillment when we realize we were created to worship God and be in a personal relationship with Jesus.
Discover life. Discover what it means to grow in a relationship with Jesus and with other believers. Learn who you are, how God can change your life, and also use you to be a part of changing someone else's life. The Discover Life at Bay Leaf class is a great way to learn about God and his mission for us to make a difference in this world.
Grow in groups. Growing together is important. God created us for relationships, and through them we encourage one another to seek God. We want to grow deeper in our understanding of the Bible and God's plan for us, our families and our community. Whether it is a weekly small group or Sunday School class, there is a place for you to grow.
Serve each other. Jesus came to serve and not be served. His example for us is one of love, giving and sacrifice. In that giving of ourselves we find contentment and fulfillment that is found nowhere else. God has gifted you through the Holy Spirit and wants to encourage you as you serve others.
Go and make disciples! God's call and mission for all believers is to go and make disciples. Being on mission with God is the most fulfilling life you can live. It is exciting to see people come to a saving relationship with Jesus and then to walk with them as they become a disciple who will go and make more disciples.