Bayside Church (Sacramento region)
Bayside Church, formally known as Bayside Covenant Church, is a family of churches and venues centered around its primary campus in Roseville, California, which is referred to as the Granite Bay campus. The Church is lead by Senior Pastor Ray Johnston, and Worship Pastor Lincoln Brewster. John Jackson, the former executive pastor at Bayside, became the president of William Jessup University on March 23, 2011. Bayside is one of the largest churches in the Sacramento metropolitan area. It is affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church.
On January 1, 2005, Bayside Church planted Bayside of South Sacramento (BOSS) on the southern side of Sacramento. Sherwood Carthen, the chaplain of the Sacramento Kings, was chosen to head the church. The church's membership grew to 330 people within a month, meeting initially at Luther Burbank High School. BOSS was the first of several church plants planned by the Granite Bay campus.
The offices of Bayside were burglarized on the night and morning of October 26–27, 2007, and approximately $27,500 in computers, monitors, and other items was estimated as loss.
In an event called CPR Saturday, American Red Cross volunteers gave cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) lessons for free at Bayside, where completion of the program granted an American Red Cross CPR year-long certification. Nearly 500 people were expected to attend.
Between April and May 2010, Bayside hosted an exhibit including portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls that were obtained by Azusa Pacific University in 2009, as well as historical Bibles and other Christian works.
Bayside hosted over one thousand worship leaders, musicians, songwriters, pastors, technicians, and artists at the Thriving Musician Summit in mid-September 2010. The church featured artists Matt Redman, Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster, and Phil Keaggy.
Bayside hosts an annual Thrive Leadership Conference every year where 3,000+ pastors & church leaders from many cities come to worship, hear from great speakers & to be inspired by caring, loving Bayside volunteers.
As of spring 2012, Bayside Church attendance has grown to over 11,500, with 8 church services every weekend in the Granite Bay campus, & a Sunday service in the Folsom campus.
Bayside has a comprehensive ministry that caters to special-needs children.
Every year, Bayside hosts a week-long festival for children called Breakaway. The day camp's activities, which include water games and arts and crafts, attracts more than 3,000 children annually.
At the Granite Bay campus, Bayside's junior high youth group is called Riptide; Riptide meets on Saturday evenings and twice on Sunday mornings.
Bayside's senior high youth group is called The Bridge at the Granite Bay campus, which meets on Wednesday nights and on Sunday mornings, where it is called "The AM". Bayside's Outreach organizes trip to impoverished areas of the Mexicali region of Baja California every year during Spring Break on a mission trip. On the 2012 trip, over 800 teenagers and adults were involved. The team have also recorded a YouTube video of this trip called "Bayside Mexico Rock Anthem". The escalation of the Mexican Drug War led to concerns about safety and the formation of security teams to accompany the missionary group.
Every month, Bayside sends more than twenty volunteers to have a picnic at the Serna Village, an apartment complex that supports dozens of otherwise-homeless families. Bayside Church has a "Career Coaching" ministry which has successfully helped over 400 people find great jobs in Roseville & Sacramento areas. Bayside also has "Adventure Sports" Ministry - an opportunity for active church members to connect & participate in many sports, from biking & hiking to camping, fishing & hunting. Bayside hosts many local Compassion projects on a regular basis, including World's Largest Garage Sale, held few years ago: all church members collected their clothes & furniture to church grounds and it was sold to thousands of local buyers. All proceeds from that garage sale were donated to a dozen local ministries. Bayside will host another church wide garage sale on October 2012. Bayside's Global Outreach Ministries sends a 100+ church members every year to Cambodia, Colombia, India, Kenya and Nigeria to serve the children & seniors, feed the hungry, fight to stop sex-trafficking of teen girls in Cambodia & provide education to end HIV/AIDS in Kenya – and they do it all with love, care and humility. These modern day missionaries share the love of Jesus, meet the needs of the poor & disadvantaged people and make a difference.
For more information on Bayside Church, please see their website - www.BaysideOnline.com
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