Life Groups

You’re Invited

Our Fall 2017 Life Groups begin the week of September 17 and will end no later than December 10. Just enough time to learn something new and make new friends without feeling like you’re signing your life away. We’re sure there’s one just right for you.

There are four reasons to join a Life Group:
  • You will grow in your faith.
  • Prayer from others will help you through tough times and enjoy life.
  • You’ll meet new friends.
  • You’ll have fun with other people going through the same things you are.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Life Groups:

Why should I join a Life Group?

Everyone wants to CONNECT! Here at Coastal we believe as the church grows larger we must grow smaller and more intimate through LIFE Groups. Jump in, make some new friends, and learn more about Jesus while you’re doing it!

What happens at a Life Group?

Every group is different but there are some common threads. Most groups have a time for hanging out, talking about the week and what’s going on in life. The central component is a study of something relevant to the members of the group. It may be the study of a book of the Bible, a topical book, or Learning from Jesus which incorporates Scripture, or following the sermon from Pastor Chris. Our groups are designed to facilitate friendship, encourage discussion, help us to pray and serve in community and engage each person in the process!

How long will my Life Group last?

Our Fall LIFE Groups typically last 10-12 weeks. They begin the week of September 10th and will end no later than the week of December 10th.

What if I want to attend more than one group?

You can join as many groups as you want. What’s most important is that you commit to attend that group for the semester.

See a list of our groups below.

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2017 Fall Groups



Leaders: Taber Bernados and David Watts

When: Sunday, immediately following the 11:15am service

Childcare: No childcare provided

Got a motorcycle? Love to ride? Immediately following the 11:15am worship service, we’ll ride to a destination and discuss Sunday’s message. This is a great time for riding, volunteering, enjoying the outdoors and fellowship.

Caring for Caregivers

Leader: Prisca Denton

When: Sunday, 2:00-3:00pm Coastal Community Church Auditorium

Childcare: No childcare provided

For active, previously active caregivers and/or those who want to care for them, this is a two fold group. Part One is: Stress Relieving Exercise-Revive. We will pray for each other and then pick up assignments. Part Two is Stress Relief Ministry-Refresh. Take a meal, send prayer and encouragement, volunteer to spend time caring so the caregiver may nap, shower, etc.

James 1:17

Leader: Emily Zirpola

When: Sundays, 1:27pm Location will vary

Childcare: No Childcare, Children Welcome

Let’s live the Gospel that is passing us by every day! We will be going out into the community to spend time with widows, elderly and orphans.


Leader: Samantha Baird, Ana Smith, Stephanie Ross

When: Sunday, 6:00pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

“WEIRD: Because Normal Isn’t Working” a twelve week study written by Craig Groeschel. Together, we are going to tackle the topic of real life Christian struggles. We’re going to break away from the normal and talk about the WEIRD way to live in God’s grace and truth. For young adults (20-30).

Financial Peace University

Leader: Toby and Morgan Wessel, Dustin and Rachel Speer

When: Sunday, 6:00-8:00pm at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: Childcare provided

A nine-week course and study guide to learn Dave Ramsey’s seven easy-to-follow baby steps to get out of debt and make a plan for your money. Financial Expert Dave Ramsey will show you how to dump debt, budget, build wealth and give like never before!

James: The Fruitful Life

Leader: Galen and Perry Moyer

When: Sunday, 6:30-8:00pm at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: Childcare provided

The book of James speaks of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that produces fruit. James writes to believers who know suffering, who’ve faced trials, and who desire a deep relationship with God. Francis Chan unpacks the truth contained in the book of James, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every inch of life.


Men’s Basketball

Leader: Ed Hojnacki and Joe Valencic

When: Monday 6:00pm-9:00pm at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: No Childcare

This group will focus on physical activity coupled with time for spiritual growth. Members can expect approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes of team-type play with a 40 minute study halfway through.

Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore

Leader: Teresa Spell and Pam Gross

When: Monday 6:00pm-8:00pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever, James (Jesus’ own brother), into a disciple. Topics in the study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.

“Where 2 or 3..” Group Personal Training

Leader: Laura Kier

When: Monday 6:30pm-8:00pm Coastal Community Kidz Auditorium

Childcare: No Childcare

“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:20 Gather with us to move our bodies for the Lord, to honor His creation. Use a variety of exercises – many you can easily do at home – to strengthen your body. Have fun working out together and relying on Him to give us renewed strength, physically and spiritually.

Coastal Women’s After-Supper Club

Leader: Janet Hammond

When: Monday 7:00pm-8:30pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

Ladies of Coastal will gather together to fellowship and share how to completely surrender our whole selves to God. We will talk about celebrating friendships, listening to our longings, savoring our sexuality, interviewing our anger, enriching relationships, embracing beauty and changing our world.


Co-ed Adult Volleyball

Leader: Chris and Heather Ranew

When: Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: Childcare Provided

Come and join us for a fun night of volleyball and a time for prayer!

Sew Fun

Leader: Janet Rollins and Jordan Lyons

When: Tuesday 6:30-8pm at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: No Childcare

Whether you are beginning or experienced, own a sewing machine or not, come enjoy a time of prayer, learning, growing, and fellowship as we share Life together. Learn some basic sewing skills and work on whatever sewing project you are interested in.

The Apostles’ Creed by Matt Chandler

Leader: Ryan and Gracie Spell and David and Juliann Sadler

When: Tuesday 6:30-8pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

We will take our group through an in-depth examination of the primary tenets of Christianity. The Apostles’ Creed was born from the apostles’ teachings. It contains essential doctrines and beliefs that summarize the gospel and the foundation of our faith. The scriptural truths contained in the creed enable us to build our Christian lives on good theology, with the knowledge that our faith is rooted in truth and a rich history.

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Leader: Troy and Roxanne Pettry

When: Tuesday 7:00pm in Summerville

Childcare: Childcare Provided

We will be discussing devotionals, read during the week, based on Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling. The focus will be learning to seek God’s face, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Accepting God’s invitation to lay down our cares and seek His presence.

Charleston History

Leader: Neal and Joan Van Scyoc

When: Tuesday 7:00pm-8:30pm in various locations

Childcare: No Childcare

We will discover together the rich stories behind 6-8 of Charleston’s most prominent historical sites, events, & people. Also, each week, we will discuss a topic from “The Greatness Principle: Finding Significance and Joy by Serving Others” by Nelson Searcy.


Men’s Group

Leader: Pastor Chris Rollins

When: Wednesday 7:00am-8:00am at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: No Childcare

Join Pastor Chris and other men meeting together to study God’s Word, pray together and share life.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs)

Leader: Sarah Yates

When: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: Childcare Provided

Meet new friends, encourage and pray for one another, dive deeper into God’s word and enjoy some adult time.

Serving with Eyes Wide Open by David Livermore

Leader: Kiersten Brown

When: Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm in James Island

Childcare: No Childcare

This group will cover the basics on how to live a life “On Mission” every day. From local opportunities to international needs, we will use God’s word and study materials to find out how to best support those in need. We will focus on leading a life with purpose and using God given gifts to show His love to others.


Lord Change My Attitude Before It’s Too Late by Dr. James MacDonald

Leader: Chris and Kim Jones

When: Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:15pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

Have you ever considered what Christ thinks of our attitudes? Well, he cares deeply about our attitudes and if we give it any thought, in most cases, we can all use an “attitude adjustment.” There in lies the problem. Even in the best of circumstances, a good attitude doesn’t come naturally. Join us on this ten-week study as we explore the Israelite journey out of Egypt and discuss how our attitudes are significant factors in determining whether we stay in the wilderness or enjoy the blessings of the promised land.

A Singles Group: Fellowship and Fun After 50!

Leader: Lauren Stasko and Lois Bohlen

When: Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

Building friendships by digging deeper into the weekly sermon, game nights, touring our town, and other fun adventures.

Holy Yoga

Leader: Ashley Hojnacki

When: Thursday, 6:30pm at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: No Childcare

Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being, body, mind and spirit with God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. With complete reliance on God’s Word and prayer, Holy Yoga invites us to surrender and introduces us to Grace. Holy Yoga will embrace elements of yoga: breath work, meditation and physical postures while keeping Jesus as our focus.