Churches that have been blessed with growth and resources have their own set of problems. How do hundreds of people come to feel a part of a family? Author, speaker, and pastor, Francis Chan, has said, “We have to face this challenge head on: A church full of isolated individuals feeling defeated by their sin and stripped of their joy was never God’s plan for the church.” For this reason, it is so important that every Dallas Bay member check out one of our SMALL GROUPS for study, prayer and personal connection.
In addition, we also try to provide opportunities for meeting and connecting with others through Men’s and Women’s Ministry events as well as our Sunday LifeGroups and weeknight studies.
It’s not about taking roll or growing classes—it’s about connecting family with family so that we can be the church God wants us to be!
Speaking of family . . . have you ever noticed that older adults have no issue with asking for the “senior discount” at McDonalds, but don’t like to be called “seniors” anywhere else? At Dallas Bay, our Young at Heart fellowships are specifically designed to provide our members who are “around” the age of 60 and above (and possibly in denial) both opportunities for ministry and growth as well as chances to get together for fellowship, encouragement and fun. We get together every month or so to enjoy a great potluck meal and hear an interesting speaker or some great music. These get-togethers are very informal and allow newer “seniors” to make some new friends that might not be possible in our Sunday worship services. Fellowship and fun are just small parts of what the Young At Heart Ministry is all about.
You will find our folks taking a VERY active part in all facets of life at Dallas Bay. You will see our people in the choir and orchestra or in the hallways helping our members and guests alike feel welcome as they come to worship the Lord.
Should you desire to find out more about our adult LifeGroups (40+) or our Young at Heart Ministry, please give Pastor Aaron Goccia a call. He can be reached at the church office at 842-9299 or email at AGoccia@dallasbaychurch.com.