What is a Ministry Partner? Ministry Partners are committed to making passionate, maturing followers of Jesus from here to the nations. They are actively involved in our worship gatherings, serving opportunities, global and local missions, and being in community with one another. They've chosen to partner with Bay Area as we live out our call to be disciples and make disciples together. 

Benefits & Responsibilities of a Ministry Partner:

  • Expected to exemplify our definition of a Ministry Partner
  • Invited to our Behind the Scenes events
  • Eligible to serve in a leadership or teaching position, or be considered for the role(s) of elder or deacon
  • Invited to additional discipling/educational events

How do I become a Ministry Partner? 

  1. Complete First Step
  2. Attend Second Step
  3. Complete our Ministry Partner Application & have a dialogue with an elder to sign the Ministry Partner Commitment

Done! You're a Ministry Partner!


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New to Bay Area or want to get involved? Join us at First Step, a fun, one-hour gathering where you’ll learn about who we are, what we believe, and what your next steps are to get plugged into community and serving at Bay Area! Coffee, snacks, and KidCare are provided. Take your first step at Bay Area by signing up today.


  • Sunday, September 9 at 9:20 a.m.
  • Sunday, September 9 at 11:20 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11 at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Bay Café Classroom (Annapolis Campus)

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2018 DATES:
August 26
October 14
December 2

Once you've completed First Step, we'd love for you to join us at Second Step! At Second Step, we'll go more in depth into Bay Area's history, ministries, leadership, and what it means to be a Ministry Partner (our church's version of membership). You'll hear from some of our pastors and ministry leaders and enjoy lunch during the gathering. Upon completion of Second Step, you will have the opportunity to choose if you'd like to officially partner with the church and become a Ministry Partner.

Sunday, August 26 | 12:30-4 p.m. | Lunch & KidCare provided

LOCATION: Bay Café Classroom (Annapolis Campus)

If you've already attended First Step, click below to register for Second Step.