Bay Area Urban Network
The Bay Area Urban Network (BAUN), is a non-profit organization that is made up of two ministries. Points of Light, a Youth Ministry for ages 12-20 and Mighty Blaze, a Children's ministry for ages 3-11. Together, Points of Light and Mighty Blaze are leading the city of Oakland, California to God! The program consist of six pillars which are outreaches, campus clubs, dynamic services, visitations, fellowship groups, and leadership camps. Each week the Youth Directors reach over 600 teenagers through the various programs.
Our Mission is Simple: To Lead a City to God.
Points of Light
Points of Light (POL) is a Youth Ministry that inspires the youth of Oakland and mentors the students in their relationships with God. Every week the POL pastors engage in evangelistic and discipleship endeavors. Whether it's visiting the youth at their homes or preaching on the streets, the POL pastors are constantly giving to the youth of Oakland.
When a child comes to Mighty Blaze (MB) they will find a fun and safe atmosphere, free breakfast, amazing games, powerful lessons, pastors that believe in them, and friends that will last forever. At Mighty Blaze we believe that the answer to problems that children in Oakland face everyday is found in serving Jesus with everything! MB pastors also visit the kids in their homes, mentor them, and teach them leadership skills.
Saving Lives in Campuses Everywhere (SLICE) is a 30-minute lunchtime program that the POL Directors hold weekly in junior high and in high schools in Oakland, offering young people a “slice of pizza” and a “slice of life.” Youth Directors discuss relevant issues such as: depression, purity, drugs, gang violence, academic excellence, family matters, etc. which empower the youth of Oakland to a renewed hope and healing in their lives.