Learning communities are intended to strengthen your biblical knowledge, character and/or practical ministry skills. They are also an opportunity to get to know others at Bay Area on Sunday mornings in an environment of learning and interaction.


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Sundays 2/4-3/4, 9:20 a.m. in Dock B. Jumpstart your prayer life! This five-week Learning Community focuses on the practice and power of prayer. Participants will receive Biblically-based teaching and practical steps for weaving prayer into your daily lives. Experience the power of prayer through daily prayer prompts. 

The Line: Every Man's Battle

Wednesdays 2/7-3/24, 7 p.m. in Dock B. From movies and television, to print media and the internet, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations but thankfully, not impossible to confront them and gain victory over them! Join the men of The Line as we tackle “Every Man's Battle”. 


Sundays, 3/11-3/25, 9:30 a.m. in Dock B. This is a prayer workshop for couples. Our desire is for you to pray with your spouse, regularly. If you do not pray with him or her, or if you did and stopped, or if you do so intermittently or only before meals, this Learning Community is for you. This three-week LC is designed to create space and time for communicating with the Lord in your marriage, as husbands and wives, and joined as one before our Heavenly Father.


Sundays, 3/4-3/25, 11:20 a.m. in Dock B. Retired? Feeling the downslide of life? Take heart! God didn’t get Moses up to speed until he was 80, so chances are that He’s probably far from done with you. A purposeful life flows from knowing God personally and letting him unleash your full potential. Do you see yourself as fearlessly and wonderfully made as God has declared? Want to know your spiritual gift? Are you applying it to His glory? You are invited to attend a Learning Community on Using Your Spiritual Gifts in Retirement, led by Bill Plenge. This general class is specially adapted for retirees or near-retirees but all are welcome to attend.

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If you are like me, Jesus is not just the way we start a Sunday morning, but the way that we start every day – and live every day. He is the Author, Creator and Sustainer of life. He is alive and well, seated in power, and involved in our everyday lives. The closer we live connected with Jesus, the closer our lives are aligned with our purpose and filled with joy.

One of the primary ways we get to know Jesus better is to know the Bible better. The Bible is not just an old religious book of rules. Rather it is God’s inspired Word about Jesus that guides us to true and eternal life. I believe that time spent learning and applying the Bible in a community of people trying to do the same ultimately will lead to spiritual growth.

That's why, on Sunday mornings, in smaller groups of people, we offer many different Learning Communities to help us learn, apply and live out the Bible. These courses make up three main emphasis of learning: Head, Heart and Hands.

- Pat Linnell, Teaching Pastor