Nothing is more important than developing a child’s relationship with God. ShoreKids builds that relationship by strengthening the partnership between families and the church.
Our youth (grades 6-12) make up a Christ-centered, welcoming community we call LOFT!
We believe the spiritual life is best experienced in community with others. Bayshore offers a host of small groups and Bible studies open to adults of all ages. You’ll find groups that meet on Sunday mornings and others that meet throughout the week. By committing to a group, you’ll more easily connect with others and get into the rhythms of church life.
At Bayshore, we believe in loving and serving God by loving and serving others. Join us as we make a difference in our community!
Preschool: Birth – PK4
Elementary: Kindergarten – 5th grade
Beginning on Sunday mornings and continuing through Wednesday evenings, the children are divided by age and learn a weekly Bible message through small and large group Bible study, hands-on missions, music, recreation, and fellowship.
9:30-10:15 Sunday School for all ages
10:30-11:30 Children’s Church for Kindergarten-5th grade; Nursery for birth-PK4
During the School Year
6:30-7:30 Preschool and Elementary small groups, hands-on missions, & recreation
6:00-6:30 Monthly Family Experience (1st Wednesday of the month), kids and their parents are together for high energy music and fun activities
Our children’s ministry at Bayshore embraces the Orange philosophy & curriculum.
At Bayshore, our youth (grades 6-12) make up a Christ-centered, welcoming community we call LOFT (Living Our Faith Together). We have been blessed with an incredible youth room (The LOFT) where we come together to worship, learn, serve, pray, and have a blast! Please know that all students are invited to join us as we seek to experience God’s love, share that love with others, and grow as a family of authentic followers of Jesus!
Sunday School: Sundays 9:30 – 10:15 am (year-round) – Breakfast is provided in The LOFT & students join in both large group Bible study and small group discussion.
The Middle: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm (during the school year) – A worship service in The LOFT crafted especially for youth with music, games, and teaching!
LOFTernoons: Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 pm (during the summer) – In the summer, “The Middle” goes on break, and our students meet on Wednesday afternoons for various activities of fun and fellowship!
Sundays at 9:30 am
We offer Sunday School classes for various interests and ages. Some classes go verse-by-verse through the Bible while others read guided studies or contemporary Christian literature.
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Our pastor, Alex Gallimore, leads a conversational Bible study for adults every Wednesday focused on the scripture for Sunday’s sermon.
Bill Scarle, a retired minister, leads an in-depth weekly study on different books of the Bible. His studies can be found here.
We gather for a community meal on the first Wednesday of each month. Food and inter-generational fellowship is shared beginning at 5:15 pm.
Bayshore Book Club
1st Thursday of the month at 7 pm. Light refreshments and discussion on books from a variety of genres.
Bible Study Fellowship
Bayshore hosts the Tampa chapter of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), a weekly in-depth Bible study for women. Classes meet Wednesday mornings from September to May.
Make a Difference
Bayshore serves alongside various partners to make a difference in our community. For more information or questions about how you can get involved, please contact email@example.com.
Blessed by Bayshore
Every quarter, Bayshore blesses a member of the greater Tampa community by providing hands-on service around their homes. Past projects include landscaping, home repairs, and junk removal.
Hyde Park ALF
In addition to pastoral care and a monthly worship service, Bayshore operates a clothing closet and salon for the low-income seniors and special needs residents of the Hyde Park Assisted Living Facility. We also offer a Bible study at 11 am on Fridays.
Hillsborough House of Hope
First Nesters was founded by Bayshore members to serve children aging out of the foster care system. First Nesters works to provide young people with everything they need for their first home from furniture to silverware.
Dress for Success
Bayshore is a drop-off site for Dress for Success, which provides gently used business attire to women re-entering the workforce.
Bayshore is a founding congregation of Faith Café, a food and clothing ministry serving the Tampa area homeless. Bayshore serves food at Faith Café on the 4th Sunday evening of each month. Bayshore is also a drop-off location for non-professional clothing.
Judeo Christian Health Clinic
Karen is Bayshore’s own missionary! Through a partnership between the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Medical Teams International (MTI), Karen helps to meet the medical needs of incoming refugees in Mbarara, Uganda.
Bayshore is a founding member of Love INC which mobilizes local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ. Love INC addresses social services gaps by connecting trained Christian servants offering validated, appropriate resources for qualified neighbors in need.
Metropolitan Ministries serves poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties with compassion, practical help, and a willingness to make a huge difference.