Welcome to Bayside Small Group’s Web page!

 Let me first thank you for your interest in exploring the many sites of why we as a Church exist in our community. Everything we strive to accomplish is to get our folks and our guests to do three things. This will show you how small groups fit into our process of maturing believers.

First of all is to “LOVE GOD”. Everything we do is to encourage everyone to have a relationship with Jesus. God places a tremendous emphasis in His Word on relationships. The Ten Commandments that He gave us are entirely focused on relationships: how we relate to God and how we relate to others. The most important relationship is a personal relationship with our heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ.

Second “LIVE TRUTH”. As our church continues to grow larger, it must also grow smaller, ensuring that no one is “lost in the crowd” and everyone is ministered to during the peaks and valleys of life. Small Groups provide our church members with a way to connect with others who want to grow as Christians during times of sharing, caring, Bible study and fun.

Third. “SERVE OTHERS”. Groups provide an outstanding opportunity for people of all walks of life to discover Jesus in a new and exciting way while learning how to “live the difference” He has made in our lives.
We strongly encourage you to become a part of a Small Group, joining with others in a mission to grow closer to our Lord and helping others enjoy having a wonderful relationship with our Savior. Take a moment now to pray for God’s direction in which Small Group He wants you to serve in.

There is a Small Group that fits your schedule and lifestyle. For information of small groups, contact Vicki Pearcy at 344-8327


Single Vision – 9:05 a.m. in SC 101-103
Do you have a calling… a passion… a purpose? The singles class has a passion to reach other singles in our community. The singles class is led by Kirk and Melanie Lewis. This is a multi-age group. This class is located in room E-209 and begins at 9:05 a.m.

“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin” 1 John 1:7

 Being single at Bayside is a rewarding experience like no other. If you are recently divorced (with or without children) or have always been single, there’s a place for you in our community.

* Single Vision Bible Study…..Sundays at 9:05 am in Room SC – 101-103
* Single Focus Support Group…Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in SC-101-103

Young Married Division Newly Married Class

Home Builders Class 9:05 in Room SC-100
Have you been married for one Year? Or are you so close to being married that your hands are beginning to sweat? If so we have a Bible Study class that will offer you support in your new endeavors. One of the greatest benefits of a Bible Study group is close-knit friendships and relationships where we can share our concerns and offer support as we go through changes in life. Pat and Martha Payne and Mike and Sharon Eidson have chosen to lead you through one of the most exciting times in your life. Come and check it out. You will love this team. They meet each Sunday morning at 9:05 in Room MS-104

Young Adult Emphasis

We are seeking to support young adults as they cope with the excitement, demands and challenges of an ever changing life.

Career Group 2…Amy & Rick Milliken MS-101

This class is designed for the young career person who is out of college and beginning their field of service. Rick & Amy Milliken are our career leaders because they know the pressing spiritual needs of this energetic group of adults. You will love this group of adults because they enjoy life and fellowship of just hanging out together. Give them a try.

Walks in Life – 9:05 a.m. MS-102

This is a new class taught by Mike and Jennifer Owen and Dale and Debbie Reynolds and their class location is the first floor of the new Middle School Building. This class is for engaged and newly married couples.

New Beginnings Class- 9:05 a.m. in Room E-207
The New Beginnings is a great class for young couples who are wanting to experience growth in their spiritual lives, as well as develop close-knit friendships. A group on the smaller side, that is in depth in Bible study, fast paced, and good humored. Class led by Daniel Isennock. The class has an age range of 20 to 40’s with or without children. We have the best room in the whole church, please come and see us. Prayer time and fellowship begins 9:05 a.m. in Room E-207.

Christ in Action led by Jeremy and Crystal Griggs – 9:05 a.m. SC-200

A community of believers striving to learn from and live more like Christ. Sharing bonds of friendship and fellowship while modeling Christ’s love toward each other and to a hurting world.

Sojourners Small Group leb by Wes and Krisy Hales – 9:05 a.m. E-112

We are a small group dedicated to learning, understanding and applying God’s word in our lives in order to encourage others. Our class is open to anyone wanting to strengthen their walk with Christ while practicing Proverbs 27:17; (As) iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Adult Emphasis

Christ Is Alive Group… Joel Capetz Room E-107
A continuing Bible study that explores the relevance of the Bible to our daily lives as we seek to follow Jesus in today’s world.

Middle Age Adult Emphasis

 Middle Age Adults Division Clements Connection – 9:05 a.m. Room SC-104-105
The purpose and calling of this class is to connect with other believers in worship, Bible Study, and fellowship. Buddy Lasater and Jay Clements are the teachers in this coed class. Its age range is 30 to 40. We begin our fellowship time at 9:05 a.m.
Come get connected.

The YACS Group… Mike Gilley Room E-212
This group is an exciting continuing Bible study that seeks to encourage spiritual growth and to challenge our mind with open discussion.

Couples for Christ – 9:05 a.m. in Room – Choir Suite
This class is a group of middle aged adults (40-45) who love coming together. Every week you’ll find opportunities to make new friends, to fellowship together, to dig into the Bible and find out how to apply its teachings today, and to belong to a group sharing your needs and concerns, and ready to be there for you through the good times and the bad. Dan Woughter invites you to come experience a special time in the Lord.

Wesson Class – 9:05 a.m. in Room E-211
When you journey down life’s unpredictable road, it’s great to know that you’ve got friends who love you and support you. In Mark Wesson’s class, you’ll build quality relationships that will last a lifetime. Mark is a teacher who will dig deep into the Bible and draw from that dig some great nuggets of precious truths. Our group of young adults range from the age of 30 to 45, with a desire to know Jesus. We meet in room E-211 every Sunday morning at 9:05 a.m. Come explore with us.

Adult Division

 Holmes Coed Class 9:05 a.m. in Room E-209
This class is age 45 to 50 that love teaching God’s Word in a way that is intriguing and applicable to your life. Your fellow class members want to personally care for and minister to you and one another. We love spending time together and fellowshipping as we study God’s word together. Come be a part of our class. We are located in Room E-209 and we start with coffee and prayer requests at 9:05. Steve Holmes is the teacher.

Senior Adults Division

The Faith/Jubilee Group….Ron Grant, Ken McElhaney and Mel Mathis Room E-111
The words used to describe the Faith Group would be open, diverse, conversational, fun and inclusive. Members are interested in applying Scripture to daily life and are looking for ways to effectively serve our community.

Emmanuel – 9:05 a.m. in Room E-113
The Emmanuel class has at the heart two primary elements. One is solid teaching from the Bible. Our Bible study is designed to help you learn from God’s Word. The other element is small groups. In Sunday School you’ll find a small group of folks just like you. You’ll meet in a setting where you can really get to know others from between the age range of 60 to 75. You will also be able to share experiences and problems together. We arrive at our class about 9:05 a.m. and share our prayer concerns and study God’s word. We can be found in room E-113. Come meet Glenn Ferguson our teacher.

Joy Class – 9:05 a.m. in Room E-109

When you visit our Senior Adult Bible study class, you’ll find instant friendships, great fellowship and solid teaching from the Bible. We’re just getting started in life – 65 to 75, and we want everyone to join us and feel right at home. LeRoy Holder invites you to be an active part of this class. We will be looking for you at 8:15 a.m. every Sunday morning in room E-109.

Men’s Class – 9:05 a.m. in Room B-10
We would love for you to be a part of the goings on of our men’s class. The Bible teaching time is precious and to the point. Our goal is to be able to minister to men of all ages. Mike Randolph knows what men need to hear from the Bible, and a good teacher he is. This 50’s and above men’s class is located in Room B-10 and begins around 9:05 a.m. They have been known to talk a little football too.

Fellowship Class
(Room B-15. Located on the lower level by the Church Offices)

Fellowship class members are primarily empty-nesters in the 50-70+ age range. Some members are active retirees and many are still pursuing first or second careers. Members have been blessed with wonderful life experiences and lessons, and still have the desire and energy for spiritual growth and ministry. Couples and singles are welcome.

Please join us as we strive to walk closer with God through Bible study and service. In the process, we will grow closer to each other as we share the trials and joys of the Christian experience.

Son Worshippers – 9:05 a.m. in the Multipurpose Building
Our Son Worshippers Class does just that. We come together to worship God’s Son Jesus Christ. Most of our members are from age 50 to 80. Because we are a rather large class we are organized into four care groups. These smaller groups allow members to get to know one another better and effectively minister to each others needs in Christian love. After the care groups meet, members assemble together to study a lesson from God’s word. The class is fortunate to have two teachers, David Deal and Deanna Dalton, who use a team teaching approach. These two teachers apply the ancient truth of God’s word to the times in which we live with a diversity of presentation styles. Guests and new members are always welcome! Join us in the Multipurpose Building this Sunday!

Kingdom Seekers – The Kingdom Seekers meet in Room 102 of the Student Center.

This group is comprised of various ages from college age young adults to senior adults. We feel that we can all learn from each other and support each other no matter where we are in life. We are blessed with excellent teaching from Jack Rinks and Brenda Urice. Jack has been in the ministry for many, many years pastoring churches in Tennessee and other states as well. Brenda Urice is also an excellent teacher and has led many Bible studies over the years.

If you are not participating in a small group, you are more than welcome to come and be a part of a group of people who love the Lord and love each other. We are seeking to grow in our Christian walk as we study the Bible one verse at a time.

Ladies Division

Daughters of the King – Ladies 25+ 9:05 in Room B-14
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Led by Sha Bratcher.

Ruth Class for Ladie’s 50 and up – 9:05 a.m. in Room N-1
(this is new door just across from the library in the nursery area)
Come join our family of 50 and up ladies. We are a group of ladies that support each other, pray for each other, and have fun together. We are an active, integral part of the church. Our teacher Juanita Hall leads us in intense teaching of God’s word. We can be found at 9:05 a.m. in Room N-1. We look forward to this special time of study each week.

Ladie’s 80 and under- 9:05 a.m. in Room B-5
Ourladie’s 80 and under believe that Sunday school is a place where you can study the Word of God on an informal basis. Jackie Jolley is a qualified teacher who has a heart for ladies – married or not, and who wants to provide an effective and rich study of the Scriptures. Come visit our class each Sunday morning at 9:05 in room B-5 You will be blessed.

Patty Milliken Ladies Class – 9:05 a.m. in Room B-5

A personalized Bible study for ladies of all ages who pray and care about each other.

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