"Train yourself for a holy life! While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life to come." - 1 Timothy 4:7b-8

Discipling Ministries

From childhood until old age, the disciple of Jesus is always growing into the likeness of Christ. The word “disciple” means “learner,” and we are all life-long learners!

As we feel in our hearts what God has done for us, it creates in us a yearning to learn more. We long to understand, and we seek the gifts to serve.

Below are just some of the ways we are learning to be like Jesus:

Sunday School

Our Sunday School meets during worship every Sunday from September to June.  Ages 3 through grade 12 are welcome to participate.

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Confirmation Class

Our confirmation class prepares teenagers to accept responsibility for their own discipleship.

7th graders begin their journey with bi-weekly classes that provide an overview of the Bible.

8th graders continue that journey with thirteen sessions with an adult mentor.

Confirmands who feel ready to commit to the Christian journey are confirmed in the autumn of their 9th grade school year.

Confirmands are also expected to participate in worship, youth group (“The Crew”), and trips to houses of worship of various faiths.

Vacation Bible School

Join Armorer, Sparky the Dragon, and the Knights of North Castle players to search for and learn about the King’s armor – “God’s Armor!”  (Ephesians 6:10-20)

The VBS program is open to all children ages 4 – 5th grade.  You do not have to be a member of the church to participate.

Due to restrictions imposed by the New York State and the New York Annual Conference resulting from the pandemic, we are offering a virtual VBS experience this year.

This program is free, but registration is required in order to obtain the link to access this 5-day virtual program.  Once we have received your registration, we will prepare a package of materials for your child(ren) to participate in and enjoy this unique program.

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Participants must REGISTER ONLINE, or download and submit the Registration Form and mail it to the church at 482 Middle Road, Bayport, NY 11705.

Adult Study Groups

Because disciples of every age need to continue in their spiritual growth, we encourage every adult to engage in spiritual study.  We can learn so much from each other!  Throughout the year, there are also short-term studies, training opportunities, and stand-alone events.  In addition, adults are welcome to participate in Bible Study on Thursday evenings at 7pm, and Women’s Study Groups on the first Friday evenings of the month and some Saturdays.

If you are interested in learning more about any of our Discipling ministries,
please contact the church office (631-472-0770 or secretary@bayportumc.org).

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