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New to Bayside Church?

It doesn’t matter if you have had a church upbringing or never stepped foot inside a church, we welcome you to experience God and the Christian faith with us at Bayside Church.

COVID-19 has required everyone to pivot and therefore in 2020 we haven’t been meeting in-person but bringing our services online. With restrictions easing, we are now looking at a return to services and therefore welcome you to check us out.

If you have any questions about us, check out our FAQs.

FAQs

  • How long will the church service go for?

    The entire service is usually concluded within an hour and a half.
    The service order can vary slightly, but we usually begin with the band and singers leading the congregation in three or four praise and worship songs. This is followed by a welcome, announcements and the Bayside News video of what’s coming up at church. We then receive an offering and teach a message that is relevant to everyday life.

  • Why do people raise their hands whilst singing songs?

    Raising hands is part of an outward expression of worshipping God. Much like if you were to go to a concert or a sports arena, you will see people raising their hands as an act of joy, excitement and surrender. Raising hands is not obligatory; it just comes naturally as part of an outward expression of worship.

  • What should I wear?

    Feel free to wear whatever you are most comfortable in. Most Baysiders wear smart casual attire to services.

  • Where do I park?

    Although Bayside Church has a dedicated car park, the spots are few. We ask that those spots are reserved for the elderly and families with prams. There is plenty of on-street parking in the neighbouring streets which are unrestricted on weekends. Please ask a car park attendant if you are in doubt.

  • Where should I sit?

    You are welcome to sit wherever you like in the auditorium. There are designated wider rows for parents with prams at the back of the auditorium. If you are unsure where to go, just ask one of our friendly ushers and they will help find you a seat.

  • Do I need to give money?

    We do not expect guests to give in the offering. At no time are members of Bayside Church under any compulsion to give, however we do teach Biblical principles of generosity.

  • What about children?

    At all Bayside Church services we have children’s ministry available so that parents can enjoy the service. We have Buddies (walking – pre-school aged) and Kidz Rock (primary school aged) programs. Your children can expect to have fun and learn about God and Jesus and how Christian faith can make the world a better place.

  • What if I don’t want my children to go into children’s ministry?

    That is totally fine. You are more than welcome to have your children with you in the service.

  • What about teenagers?

    At Bayside we encourage all generations to worship God together at one of our weekend services. In addition we also have the Bayside Youth program that takes place on Friday nights.

  • Does your church encourage speaking in tongues?

    You may have heard about speaking in tongues. It’s nothing to be fearful of. In the Book of Acts, when people were filled with the Holy Spirit they began to speak in another language, a language they did not understand. We believe this was an outward sign that still continues today. So you may hear people in their prayer time during the service praying in a strange language. This language is a gift from God. If you would like more information about this and would like to speak to someone feel free to ask any of our pastoral staff.

Who We Are

We invite you to join a thriving church that believes in being relevant, passionate and making a difference locally in Melbourne’s bayside, and beyond.

Bayside Church is a Pentecostal Church which is affiliated with Crosslink Christian Network, an Australian based group of Churches and Christian Ministries.

Who We Are

We invite you to join a thriving church that believes in being relevant, passionate and making a difference locally in Melbourne’s bayside, and beyond.

Bayside Church is a Pentecostal Church which is affiliated with Crosslink Christian Network, an Australian based group of Churches and Christian Ministries.

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Church Online

You are welcome to check us out on Church Online every week Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10am.

Church Online

You are welcome to check us out on Church Online every week Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10am.

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Locations

We invite you to connect with our in-person and online gatherings.

Locations

We invite you to connect with our in-person and online gatherings.

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Questions?

Our team would love to help! Please feel free to contact us if you need further information about any of our services, groups or facilities.

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