But it doesn't stop there. Inside the family of people that is the church, we honor Jesus by serving each other, but that is on the beginning.
Our generosity must extend beyond the worship gathering and into our community. Our Life Groups, Students, Kids and church as a whole, through our Love the Bay initiative, actively serve our community with the purpose of loving God, bringing honor to His name, and ultimately, to make disciples.
Delivering Hope is a effort to reach out to the homeless in our area. Weekly, we take MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) to the homeless camps in our city.
The mission of Bay West Church is to "make disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God." While we bring food to meet physical needs, our primary mission is to establish relationships with the people in our community and deliver the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through that hope, we want to help the problem of homelessness in our community by attacking the root...a lack of hope.
If you'd like to be a part of our Delivering Hope ministry, feel free to contact us at email@example.com. and we will put you in contact with our Delivering Hope leader, Bill Harris.
If you see the red "Love the Bay" shirts, those are Bay West volunteers who are probably helping people or our city. Whether it's showing appreciation for "first responders," picking up trash at a city property, or cleaning a public bus stop to make things better for those who ride every day, we are about loving God by loving others.
As in everything we do at Bay West, Love the Bay isn't just about feeding people or creating a better city. Jesus fed the 5000, but he didn't feed everyone; and Jesus healed many, but not all. Jesus was on mission to reconnect people to the Father or make disciples. While caring for others is a part of it, the goal is making disciples, because that is where real healing starts.
It's about loving God by loving others to help make disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God.
If you'd like to know more about our Love the Bay efforts in Palm Bay, please email us as firstname.lastname@example.org
LOVE THE BAY
7 And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”
Jeremiah 29:7 (NLT)
LOVE the BAY is an effort by our church to reach out to our community and serve them with the love of Jesus. No agenda, just trying to lift up the name of Jesus through service. We are sharing the Gospel of Christ by our actions, attitudes and our words to fulfill the mission of "making disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God."
We believe that loving God by serving others is as much a part of your life with Christ as a Bible study or a worship song.
We expect everyone to serve each other within the church. One of those ways is at our worship gatherings, life groups, and events, with the talents that God has given you.