We believe spiritual growth happens best in community. God didn’t design us to live in isolation or to walk in our faith alone, but rather created us to grow through being with others who are also focused on Him. That's why we really value what we call Missional Communities.
Extended family describes the nature of our relationships together. It speaks to the interconnectedness and interdependence of our relationships as God’s people. Rather than simply being in community for community’s sake, our desire is to be in the type of community that fosters spiritual growth and enables us to become more like Christ.
We believe this type of community has three focuses: UP, IN and OUT.
We define a missional community as a COMMITTED GROUP of people living as extended family who love God back, love each other, and love their neighbors.
UP, IN AND OUT
love god back
UP. We love God back through faithful obedience, worship, and prayer.
LOVe each other
IN. We love one another through mutual commitment and care, while growing in our knowledge and practice of His word.
LOVE Your neighbor
OUT. We love our community by going beyond our own community to serve and share the Gospel with those who are near to us yet far from Jesus.
Want to learn more about connecting in community at Bay Area? We invite you to attend Next Step in Annapolis or email Craig in Easton.