Marriage & Family

All Ages

Bayside's Marriage & Family Ministry exists to strengthen marriages, and encourage and equip parents with the tools to become intentional Christ-centered families. Our ministry offers parenting classes for expectant parents, MOPS, studies for parents through the teen years, and community groups/family resources.

Premarital / Family Counseling

Bayside Marriage Coaching connects seasoned married couples (coaches) that have weathered the storms of marriage with younger couples (recipient couples) that are seeking encouragement in their marriage.
Through thought-provoking questions and conversations (not counseling), the marriage coach couple lovingly guides the recipient couple toward their goals in marriage and helps equip them with tools for building a thriving relationship.

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Click Here to apply for a Marriage Coach

Click Here to Be a Marriage Coach

Have you adopted a child, recently or years ago? Are you thinking about it? Could you use a little more info or encouragement throughout the process? The Bayside Adoption Network is here for anyone who has adopted, is in the process of adopting or is interested in adopting in the future. Connect with others going through similar life events and support and encourage each another!

Get Connected

We believe every mother should know that what she does matters and that she isn’t alone.
At MOPS (mothers of babies and preschoolers) we come together as a community of moms and moms- to -be who seek authentic connections; bringing women together to share in the joys and challenges that this season of motherhood brings.

MOPS meets every Monday Morning (Starting Sept. 11 for Fall Semester)  from 9:15-11:15 am.

Registration Opens before the Fall/Spring Semesters.

Questions?  Email:

Meets Alternate Thursdays |  9:00-11:00 am  |  Adventure Campus A-101

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, but we’ve expanded our vision to moms with young kids too! We are a group of moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world. Register for MOPS and find support, friendships, and resources to encourage you on the journey of motherhood.

Children’s ministry is provided.

Register Here

Questions? Email:

Are you newly married, soon-to-be married, or still feeling new to the whole married thing?
Join with other couples in their 20s and 30s every week as we hang out, have fun, and take a look at the God’s plan for our marriage, our lives, and more.

Small Groups Staring Jan/Feb 2018!

Email TC at if you are interested in joining a Group!

Every Sunday
9:45 – 11:00am
Student Center – Studio 440

Are you an older married couple (45-65) looking to connect with other couples discovering this stage in life?
*Join us weekly on Sunday mornings during the second service!

We are couples who have older teens, college students, or grown adult children, and also a few grandchildren! We are also couples who have no children but want to grow in our marriage. Most of all, we are a marriage community that loves spending time together and growing in our relationship with our spouse and with Jesus. Come experience a large and small group setting at the same time. Pastor Mark Godshall and team will teach in the larger group while you have a chance to connect with others at your table in small group discussions. You can expect relevant topics, real life discussion, and a few laughs with others in a similar place in life. We also have many different social activities outside of our marriage community.

Current Teaching & Discussion Series – “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” with Pastor Mark Gungor

*Group will not meet the following dates: June 18, November 26, December 24 & 31.


Every other month (see below)
6:30 – 8:45pm
8205 Conference Room

Bringing Baby Home presents the work of Dr. John Gottman. This material gives parents research-based and research-tested information for constructively addressing the relationship changes 9:15 am transition to parenthood. The goal of this program is to strengthen families by helping couples learn effective communication techniques, skills for conflict resolution, and information designed to encourage parenting techniques that optimize baby’s quality of life.

We love babies, so please bring your baby with you if you deliver before the class starts. There is no fee for this class however, the workbook is $30 (1 book per family).

This 4-week series reoccurs every other month on Monday evenings (July 2017, September 2017, November 2017) on our Granite Bay campus.

Please send an email to if you are interested in attending or to hold your spot in the next class!

We are a community of parents giving hope and encouragement to parents of teenagers.

Connect with parents at the same stage endeavoring to navigate wisely through the ‘teenage years’ of your children. Learn how to follow a parental roadmap that provides a trajectory that will reward you and be an encouragement to others.

Join us for a 7-week series taught by Rick Hoppe, as we have fun, dialogue and discuss “HOT button issues for parents and teenagers.”

Wednesdays | September 6 – October 18
7:00 – 8:30pm
Granite Bay Campus | Building B – Room 120

Questions? Email

Perfection is the enemy of parenting. While it’s admirable for parents to strive to be the very best moms and dads they can be for their children, they sometimes leave grace behind – both for themselves and their children. Author Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, does not promise that his book will be a catalyst for a perfect family, but it can help point the way toward encouraging moms to embrace the messiness of parenthood and show grace to their own less-than-ideal children.

This study is for moms of young children.

September 21 – November 30
9:15am – 11:30am
Granite Bay Campus – B121 (video cafe)

First time users: You will need to create an account for you and your child.

Thrive Kids available.
First time users: You will need to create an account for you and your child.

Questions? Email

Upcoming Events

Women’s Spring Study | Thursday AM | Parenting – Are My Kids on Track? by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, Melissa Trevathan

Jan 18, 2018 9:15 - 11:30am B-121 20

For moms of young children. From birth to adulthood, our children’s physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? Are My Kids on Track? helps you... Read More