Our Story

Walk By Faith Not By Sight

The story of Bayside is a story of walking by faith, not by sight. This theme has resonated in the hearts of those who have come before us, and it is a picture of how Bayside began nearly 50 years ago. As we look into the future, God continues to lead us to walk by faith.

God’s Calling

We believe God is always calling us to somewhere we’ve never been, calling us to more. There is always a next step God is calling each of us towards, and we want to embrace this life of faith. We believe God is at work ahead of us, and we want to join him where He’s at work.

Our vision is to become a movement of God seeing lives changed in Chattanooga and beyond.

Building on the rich history of living by faith we believe God is calling us into the future to impact this city and see lives changed by the power of Jesus!

Our mission is to help people discover a life changing walk with Jesus.

We are called to make disciples-helping people find the hope that’s within us, and guiding people to learn how to live the Christ life. This happens as we really love other people. We’re all a work in progress, but we believe God is helping us reflect the heart of Jesus in what we do.

Our Values

Live the Word: We believe the Word applied brings life change.

Be Intentional: We want to leverage everything we do to have the greatest impact for the Kingdom of God.

Be Authentic: Take off the mask and be you. We believe in the power of authenticity and being real. God loves you right where you are, and we do too!

Live Generously: God has given us all things, and we want to steward our resources, time and talents, in a way that reflects his heart of generosity.

Love Others: How we love other people reflects how deep we know Jesus. You are welcome at Bayside, no matter your story.

Love What We Do: We are excited that we “get” the opportunity to do life together as a faith family, and we want you to join the journey with us!