Friday’s Five – 2-26-16

Dear Coastal,

The Easter Sunday/Grand Opening Countdown continues!  Easter Sunday, March 27th is only 30 days away!  To say that I’m excited is quite the understatement!  I’m asking you to begin praying now that God will show up in a mighty way!  Pray for my message.  On Easter Sunday, I’m beginning a new series called, “Finding Your Way Back to God.”  We want people to know that they can come home!  Who do you know that needs to hear that message?  Start praying for them now.

Beg God to use our church to draw people to himself.  I believe that God uses churches that are not only ready to receive those guests, but are willing to do their part.  What’s your part?  Simple.  Invest and invite.  Live for Jesus where you live, work, and play.  Pray.  Love people.  Invite them to Coastal.  We’re going to do our part to till the soil and help you.  Right now you can use our Invite Cards as a simple tool to invite people.  The Unshakable book is a great way to reach out to someone going through a difficult time.  Soon we’ll have tickets available just for our Easter Services.  In a couple of weeks we’ll have yard signs.  We’re going to put up a billboard on 526 and we’ll be sending out our largest direct mailing we’ve ever done, hitting all of West Ashley, James Island and Johns Island.  Like I said, we’re going to do our part, but you’ve got to do yours.  Invite and bring someone to church!  Remember, never underestimate what God might choose to do through a group of people who choose to walk by faith and trust Him!

By the way, we are still going to have all 3 services when we move into our new building.  We already have the volunteers and systems in place, it gives people and our volunteers options, and it enables us to reach the most people.  That’s one of the reasons I’m trying to get healthy and lose weight (20lbs. so far!) – to keep up with the pace and growth of our ministry.

Friday’s 5:

  1. There is a WAVES (Student Ministry – 6th-12th Grade) Movie Night, Saturday Night (tomorrow) at Citadel Mall Theater.  They are seeing the 7pm showing of the movie, “Risen.”   Meet at the Theater.  Cost – $5.
  2. New to Coastal?  Like to learn more about our church and meet other new people?  Sign up for our next Newcomer’s Lunch, immediately after the 3rd service on Sunday, April 10th.  Go to our website and sign up today!
  3. We are wanting to plan a Baptism Service in our new building.  If you are interested in getting baptized, please let us know on your Connect Card or sign up online.  We will keep you apprised as to the date when we get in the new building.
  4. As our church expands and grows, we want to expand our Coastal Kidz Children’s Ministry.  To do this, we are wanting (and needing) to start a new class.  Each time we expand and start a new class, we typically need a minimum of 12-18 volunteers (teachers & assistants) willing to serve 1-2 services a month.  If you are interested in being a part of this growing and rewarding Ministry, please respond to this email or contact Janet Rollins at 843-442-8299 or janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org.
  5. Special Services & Big Days like Easter Sunday & our Grand Opening mean extra expenses.  I just want to challenge and encourage you to be mindful of that and to be faithful in your consistent and generous giving.  Consider giving above and beyond or making a special sacrificial offering during this month before Easter.  Or maybe consider giving something special toward our new building as we make final preparations to move in.

All In!  Love Can!  Game On!

Pastor Chris – PC

Friday’s Five – 2-19-16

Dear Coastal,

I really can’t say enough good things about our 1st Annual Marriage Retreat last weekend!  That’s right – ANNUAL!  We will definitely do it again next year!  But this years attendees, speakers, venue, and food all worked together to make this a weekend worth remembering!  A huge thank you to Dan Blumenstock and his staff at the Doubletree for all their hard work and extra care in making our weekend so special.  We are also talking with Sharon Thomas about hosting a Women’s Conference this year at Coastal!

Easter Sunday, March 27th is only 37 days away!  Start praying now!  Who will you bring?  Who will you invite?  Right now it looks like we are going to combine Easter Sunday with the Grand Public Opening of our new building!  Woohoo!  We will have a soft opening a week (possibly 2) before Easter to get all the kinks worked out.  Last year we had 774 people on Easter Sunday underneath a huge tent on our property with the threat of bad weather.  I think we can break 1,000 in our new building this year!  What do you think?  Let’s work like it all depends on us, pray like it all depends on God, walk by faith, and trust God with the results!  Are you with me?

Friday’s 5:

  1. There is a WAVES (Student Ministry – 6th-12th Grade) House Party tonight at the church – 6pm-9pm!  There will be a bonfire, food, fun, and games (bring your video games)!
  2. The new semester of LIFE Groups has begun!  Go to our website, check out all the Groups, and sign up today!
  3. There is a Security Team Meeting at Coastal tomorrow morning, Saturday, February 20th at 10am.
  4. We need some 1st service people to volunteer to help pick up the Panera Bread on Sunday mornings at 7:30am and bring it to the church.  Write it on your Connect Card on Sunday or contact Ryan Spell at ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8985.
  5. We are wanting to plan a Baptism Service in our new building.  If you are interested in getting baptized, please let us know on your Connect Card.  We will keep you apprised as to the date when we get in the new building.

All In!  Love Can!  Game On!

Pastor Chris – PC

P.S.  Give TEXT Giving a try!  It’s simple, safe, and secure!  Text any amount, any time, any where to 843-277-8337.

Friday’s Five – 2-12-16

Dear Coastal,

It’s finally here! Our Marriage Retreat starts tonight at 6pm! I can’t tell you how excited I am! I talked to Marvin Thomas (one of our Conference speakers) this week, he and his wife Sharon can’t wait to join us and minister to us this weekend.  They have a lot people praying for our weekend!  We’re praying for this weekend!  God is going to show up and move in miraculous ways!  If you’ve signed up for the Retreat, don’t let anything get in the way of you coming!  Don’t let Satan have that victory!  Right now we have almost 80 people signed up!

Don’t forget a few important details about the weekend: the Conference is located at the Doubletree Hotel off of 526 at the Airport Exit. The Conference begins at 6pm with dinner.  Let me say this – COME HUNGRY!  You will NOT be disappointed with our food this weekend.  They are really taking care of us (thanks Dan Blumenstock)!  We will be done around 9pm on Friday night.  Saturday begins at 8am with breakfast.  Again, don’t miss the meals.  They are an important part of the Retreat.  We get to hang out together, have some fun, and even meet some new people.  The Conference will be over around 11:45am, before lunch on Saturday.  If you haven’t finished paying for the Conference, just bring a check with you this weekend.  Pray for Marvin & Sharon.  Pray for your spouse.  Pray that God will use this weekend in mighty ways!  I love you Coastal and I can’t wait to see you this weekend! And yes, Janet and I will be spending the night Friday night at the Hotel – woohoo!

Friday’s 5:

  1.  The new semester of LIFE Groups has begun!  Check out our Groups and sign up on your Connect Card on Sudnay or onlineGo to our website, check out all the Groups, and sign up today!
  2. There will be a Security Team Meeting at Coastal on Saturday, February 20th at 10am.
  3. We need some 1st service people to volunteer to help pick up the Panera Bread on Sunday mornings at 7:30am and bring it to the church.  Write it on your Connect Card on Sunday or contact Ryan Spell at ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org or 843-442-8985.
  4. We are wanting to plan a Baptism Service in our new building.  If you are interested in getting baptized, please let us know on your Connect Card.  We will keep you apprised as to the date when we get in the new building.
  5. If you haven’t tried it yet, give TEXT Giving a try!  It’s simple, safe, and secure!  Text any amount, any time, any where to 843-277-8337.  After a simple and quick one step sign up process, you can save that number to your phone and use it any time!  It’s a great way to give as God leads and as God blesses.  And it’s a great way to track your giving!

All In!  Love Can!  Game On!

Pastor Chris – PC

P.S.  I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Weekend!  This Sunday, Valentine’s Day, will be mine and Janet’s 29th Wedding Anniversary!

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