Church life is never static or predictable. We firmly believe in 'the priesthood of all believers' which means that everyone in the church is a minister and needs to be involved in Kingdom and church activity. Our corporate life together is outward-facing, this involves working alongside Christian believers from other churches and traditions as we express the love and grace of God in practical ways.
WORSHIP is an important part of our life together. It is our desire and privilege to seek & experience the presence of God. When we come together as a body our hearts cry out for a deeper encounter with the one true God.
ORDER OF ST LEONARD Rev Alan and Pastor Paul belong to the Order of Saint Leonard, which has the objective to bring all Christians of differing denominations and streams, without leaving their distinctive groupings, into fellowship for prayer, mission and to help the disadvantaged.
THE BAY FOODBANK was birthed from The Bay Church. From small beginnings in 2012 it is now a separate charity which to date has distributed over 17,000 emergency food parcels to families and individuals in need.
WHITLEY BAY STREET PASTOR'S first patrol was on December 3rd 2011 in Whitley Bay. It now also covers Tynemouth. It involves Christian volunteers who are out in the community Helping, Caring and Listening. Their main role is to watch out for and care for vulnerable people.
SPEAKERS OF LIFE is a Christian prophetic network involving 130+ churches in NE England. SOL serves to sharpen a person's prophetic gifting for the benefit of their local churches and to encourage, train and equip others to serve as a prophetic voice to the church, the city, the region, the nation and beyond.
AsOne North East is a relational network that connects and encourages revival leaders across the North East of England. It expands God's Kingdom by helping to build relationships between leaders, ministries and organisations, and to equip them to bring transfornation within their spheres of influence.
BURN TYNESIDE is part of Burn 24/7, a movement of burning hearts all across the globe returning back to their first love and then taking that love to nations. Our core is communities unifying around the Presence of God for "burns" consisting of 12 to 100 hours of nonstop worship and prayer at least once a month. Burn 24/7 also facilitate missions around the world.
LEADERSHIP @ THE BAY is across three groupings. A Core Leadership Team led by Senior Leader Rev Alan Dickinson (pictured) is primarily concerned with the spiritual health and direction of the church body. A Wider Leadership Team overseen by Pastor Paul Asbury covers all of the nitty gritty of serving people within church life. The Trustee Group with Mark Simpson as Chair, handles finance, employment considerations and compliance with overall responsiblity for ensuring the church observes charity law.