Resources - The Bay Church


Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.


Curious about God, the Bible, and deeper questions of life, but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place. The word “disciple” in biblical languages simply means “student,” which in turn means that the path of faith is also a path of curiosity and asking good questions. Yet there’s so much out there on the internet and in book-land that it can be hard to know what to trust. That’s the problem this page tries to solve: to identify faithful, intellectually credible, wise resources that can help us becoming the people we were meant to be, loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving our neighbor as ourselves.

Four quick caveats: First of all, if you’re not into reading books, that’s okay! There are plenty of resources here like videos, podcasts, websites, classes, software, and flashcards that help different learning styles. Second, the presence of a resource here does not mean we endorse its every jot and tittle. As always, read with discretion. Third, the links aren’t an endorsement of Amazon. We receive no proceeds from Amazon, and include purchasing options simply for convenience. Last, in the interest of full disclosure and integrity, the links under "Current Series" are our primary sources for weekend sermons; while we try to cite sources whenever borrowing directly, the genre called "the sermon" doesn't always allow for academic-style footnoting.

May the Lord richly bless your study!

Old Testament Study
New Testament Study
Theology 101
Theological Deep End
Christian Worldview
Philosophy and Apologetics
Science and Faith
Secular Gems
Devotional Classics
A Baptized Imagination
Marriage, Singleness, and Relationships
Kids and Family Life
Hurts, Habits, Hang-ups
The Holy Land
Ministry and Leadership
Online Resources
Current Series

Wrapping our minds around the scriptures of ancient Israel

Works that probe deeper, more technical issues in theology and faith

Informed engagement with wider cultural themes 

Empirically-informed awe of the Creator

Shedding light on our daily walk with Jesus

Fiction and poetry colored by the Gospel 

A first introduction to God’s love for tiny theologians

Understanding and overcoming life’s challenges

Celebrate Recovery Classes

    • Martinez


    • Creekside Church, 444 Fig Tree Ln, Martinez, CA 94553


    • Phone: (925) 228-8156




    • Pleasant Hill


    • Oak Park Christian Center , 2073 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


    • Phone: (925) 934-3056




    • Oakley


    • Laurel Ridge Church,2459 Laurel Rd, Oakley, CA 94561


    • Phone: (925) 625-9500




    • Locator:




Algunos recursos para hispanohablantes

The reading list for our trips to Israel, the Land of the Book 

Some of the best biblical teaching on the web

Deeper Bible Podcast

Our in-house podcast dovetails with weekend teachings. Deeper is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, and Simplecast. Episodes come out every other week.

My Bay Church

My Bay Church is our tool to support your involvement at church - whether you serve, are in a small group, have kids in Nursery, Elementary, Middle or High School, give financially or are just looking to get more connected. Once logged in you'll be able to interact with your small groups and/or serving teams, discover your passions, skills and spiritual gifts. Securely give online and access and download your giving records. Customize your communication preferences and stay up-to-date with current happenings and much more!