Looking to take your next step at Bay Area? Whether you're new or you've been here for years, we'd love to help you get connected.


If you are new to Bay Area, new to faith, or unsure what your next step is, First Step is for you! First Step is a fun, one-hour gathering where we talk about all things Bay Area and help equip you to take your next step in following Jesus. Take your first step at Bay Area by signing up today!

Ready to be baptized?

If you are ready to take your next step of baptism at Bay Area, click the link below to learn more and get connected with our team!


What is a Ministry Partner? Ministry Partnership is Bay Area’s version of membership, and Ministry Partners are committed to making passionate, maturing followers of Jesus from here to the nations with others at Bay Area. 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 or nominate others for the role(s) of elder or deacon
  • Invited to additional discipling/educational events
How do I become a Ministry Partner?

  • Affirm Jesus as LORD and have been baptized
  • Actively serve on a ministry team at Bay Area
  • Attend Ministry Partner Orientation and complete the Ministry Partner Application
  • Meet with a member of the Elder board or team and sign the Ministry Partner commitment
ANNAPOLIS: Sunday, October 22 at 9 a.m.
LOCATION: Room 237, Annapolis Campus
ODENTON: Sunday, October 29 after the gathering
LOCATION: Teacher's Lounge