Who We Are

How We Do Church

If this is your first time checking Bayside Life Church out, we would love for you to take a little time and watch this great sermon from Pastor Donny Burleson. In this short presentation, we lay out our mission and how we "Do Church".

Purpose Statement:

We exist to see the world Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference!

Vision Statement

At Bayside Life Church we accomplish our purpose by asking you to Visit our Church, Engage in a Group, Experience Growth, and Join the Team.

Mission Statement

By creating a fun, and inviting atmosphere at our weekend services we make Bayside Life Church the “best hour of the week” for new visitors, allowing them to have an encounter with Jesus and the opportunity to Know God. Realizing that all people come with hurts, habits, and hangups and that people change better in circles than in rows, we encourage everyone to engage with a group of fellow believers so that they can Find Freedom from those hurts, habits, and hangups. We believe that the two greatest days in a person’s life are the day they are born and the day they discover why, and by experiencing Growth they can Discover their Purpose, by inviting them to join our team we partner with them to Make a Difference in the world.

Core Values

Creativity with Excellence

We do not strive for perfection, but seek to be creative as we pursue doing things with excellence.

Diversity

The Kingdom of God is diverse and we seek to emulate that by embracing and encouraging diversity!

Flexibility

We seek to be flexible and agile in our approach to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. 

Authenticity

We are not a "fake" Church. At Bayside Life we keep it real. We talk about real issues, have real community, and real good preaching!

Empowerment

We believe you were created by God for a specific purpose, and we seek to partner with you and empower you to live it out!

Love

Love is the basis of everything we do at Bayside Life Church, we strive to be a physical manifestation of Christ's love toward us!

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Bayside Life Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

ABOUT GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sings of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.
He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18

ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1,2

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture or error.

2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20, 20, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6, Proverbs 30:5

ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8, 9, John 14:6, 1-2 Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1

ABOUT ETERNITY

People were create to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal Life. Heaven and Hell are
real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, John 14:17, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:17-18, Revelation 20:15, 2 Corinthians 2:7-9

ABOUT BAPTISM

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

Colossians 2:12, Acts 2:41, Ephesians 2:8-9, Matthew 28:19-20

ABOUT COMMUNION

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance give to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather ,it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

Matthew 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-26, Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29