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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The Art & Science of Interpretation

July 15 - July 29 9:20 a.m. in Dock B. This class is a seminary level class dedicated to the art and science of Interpretation of the scriptures. Hermeneutics affects so many things when it comes to getting the most out of the Bible. Pastor Ed Kelley and bible expert Horacio Tablada will team teach this short (three weeks) July forum. Meeting in the Docks July 15, 22, and 29, this class will change the way you look at every passage of the Bible. Each class will be self-contained so come along and attend any class that you can.


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