ABOUT

What to Expect

About Jesus

Our style is contemporary, but the unchanging message of Jesus Christ is still the same. We offer love and acceptance to everyone regardless of personal background or current situation. At Coastal, “come as you are” means more than just how you are dressed.

Who We Are

Staff

Coastal Community is a nondenominational church that provides a spiritual foundation you can relate to, where the timeless truths of the Bible are made relevant to your every day life, and where you can grow in your faith.

What We Believe

We believe that you matter to God and that you can get to know Him personally! We want to help people get to know Him through His Son Jesus Christ. We believe life is meant to be enjoyed – an exciting adventure of experiencing God making a positive difference in our lives each day.

 “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10

Our Mission

We believe that the true, abundant, adventure filled life is found in only Christ! People are either dead in their sins or alive in Christ! Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the life!” Join us in the adventure of sharing and experiencing the abundant life!

We exist to share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with Charleston and world!

Our Staff

Even though God has blessed us with a strong pastoral staff, our most valuable assets are our volunteers. It will be the volunteers, actively using their gifts in ministry, who will help us reach our God-given potential as a church. We thank God for each of them! With that said, we’d like for you to get to know the highly passionate staff that God has brought to Coastal.

Lead Pastor

Chris Rollins

pastorchris@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Executive Pastor

Scott Whitaker

scottw@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Student Pastor

Ryan Spell

ryan@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Band Director

Chris Rollins Jr.

chris@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Children’s Director

Janet Rollins

janet@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Office Manager

Ashley Hojnacki

ashley@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Student Ministry Intern

Joey Broach

joey.broach14@gmail.com

Worship Pastor

Brian Hill

brian@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Administrative Assistant

Rachel Speer

rachel@coastalcommunitychurch.org

Director of Missions & Outreach

Kirsten Brown

kbrown@coastalcommunitychurch.org

What We Believe

Anyone familiar with historic Christian doctrine will find that the statements below fall in the center of evangelical theology. We try hard not to be hard-nosed about matters on which Scripture is not clear, and we’re not dogmatic about matters where honest, Bible-based believers have held divergent views. As a church we have no written doctrine or creed except for the Bible itself. However, in order to help people get to know us better, here’s a summary of what we believe.

Church as Community

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We believe in actively loving and caring for one another and, as a church, we seek to channel our time, money, personal resources, and energy into people. Consequently, before programs and facilities, we are interested in a substantial ministry to people. In order to accomplish this, our church life is simple and not highly structured. The Sunday morning meeting is informal with emphasis on worship, prayer, teaching, and fellowship. Small groups meet during the week to promote care, encouragement, and growth among believers (Acts 2:41-474:32-35Rom. 12:5Gal. 6:2Eph. 2:14-224:1-232Col. 3:12-17I Pet. 2:4-12).

Non-Denominational

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Our church did not originate from any particular denomination, does not belong to any conference or denomination, and does not prescribe to any one denomination’s doctrinal statement, covenant, or constitution. Seeking the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, we wish to have association or fellowship with other groups of Christians or churches. We are open to opportunities for expressing our unity with the worldwide Body of Christ and working for His Kingdom (John 13:34-35Eph. 4:1-6).

The Scriptures

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The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. (John 5:39;10:35II Tim. 3:16-17I Pet. 1:23-25II Pet. 1:20-21;Psalm 12:6119:105160Prov. 30:5).

The Trinity

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God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matt. 1:22-23Isaiah 9:6John 1:1-514:10-30;Hebrews 4:14-15I Cor. 15:3-4Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11I Tim. 6:14-15Titus 2:13).
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is the supernatural agent in salvation, baptizing all Christians into the universal church at conversion, indwelling and sealing them until the day of Christ’s return. (John 16:7-1314:16-17Acts 1:8II Cor. 3:6I Cor. 12:12-14Romans 8:9Eph. 1:13-145:18).

Hope of the Second Coming

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We believe in the hope that has always characterized the church of Jesus Christ. All true Christians will be kept by God’s power forever. We look forward to the second coming of Christ, when He will judge all people, and rule and reign with His saints forever. (John 14:1-3Acts 1:11I Cor. 15:51-58I Thess. 4:13-18Tit. 2:13Heb. 9:27-28I Pet.1:3-5I John 2:19).

Church Government

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We believe the government of the local church is carried out by Pastors/Elders who are committed to serving the congregation. Their primary function is the ministry of the Word and prayer. One of Jesus’ favorite metaphors for spiritual leadership, one He often used to describe Himself, was that of a shepherd—a person who tends God’s flock. A shepherd leads, feeds, nurtures, comforts, corrects, and protects—responsibilities that belong to every church leader. In fact, the word pastor means shepherd (Acts 20:28-30Eph. 4:11-13I Tim. 3:1-135:17Tit. 1:5-9Acts 6:1-7Hebrews 13:17I Pet. 5:1-4).

Personal Salvation

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All humans are sinful and in need of salvation. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Salvation is a free gift of God received through repentance from sin and faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This salvation is expressed in a public confession through baptism and participation in the church, the Body of Christ. (John 1:123:16-1810:28Rom. 10:9-13Acts 2:41Eph. 1:13-14I Pet. 1:3-5).

Baptism

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We believe that baptism was initiated by Christ and is intended for our participation in this age. It is, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. We encourage all members to participate regularly at the Lord’s Table (Matt. 26:26-3028:19-20Acts 2:37-4110:47-4820:7I Cor. 11:23-32)

Communion

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We believe the Lord’s Supper was initiated by Christ and is intended for our participation in this age. It is, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. We encourage all members to participate regularly at the Lord’s Table (Matt. 26:26-3028:19-20Acts 2:37-4110:47-4820:7I Cor. 11:23-32)

In essential beliefs, we have unity. In non essential beliefs, we have diversity. In all of our beliefs, we promote love.