Life Groups

You’re Invited

Our NEW semester of Fall Life Groups begins the week of September 19th and most will end no later than Thanksgiving week. That’s 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 a group 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, 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 LIFE Groups will last 8-12 weeks depending on the group and topic. They begin the week of September 19th and most will end no later than Thanksgiving week.

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.

Sign Up to Join a Group

Fall 2021 Life Groups

SUNDAY

Ultimate Frisbee
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Leaders: Aaron Kauffman & Heath & Kristy Cissell

When: Sunday at 3:00-4:30pm at West Ashley Park

Childcare: No Childcare

Fun. Frisbee, Fellowship. Ultimate frisbee is a fun-filled game similar to soccer but with a frisbee. All are welcome. We have all the gear needed you just need to bring shoes to run in, water, and a desire to have fun.

Get Out of Your Head (mothers of teenagers)
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Leaders: Amy Brinson & Brandi Osteen

When: Sunday at 4:00-5:00pm Online

Childcare: No Childcare

Mothers of teenagers often deal with negative thoughts about challenging situations and difficult people in their lives. Join us for an enlightening study in the book of Philippians where we learn to take control of those thoughts that stifle and paralyze us. Together in him, we can allow God to do his work in the messiness of our minds, to get out of our heads, and practice daily presence and rest with him.

Walking Group
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Leaders: Susan Cumbie & Teressa Powers

When: Sunday at 4:00-5:00pm at various locations in Charleston

Childcare: No Childcare but Children are Welcome

Walking with Jesus – Join us as we walk and enjoy friendships and the landscapes of this beautiful city we call home. Each week we will meet at a different location as we share a Bible verse, check-in with each other, ask for prayers and praises, and then pray together before we walk. Meet new friends or join with old friends.

MONDAY

Basketball (MEN ONLY)
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Leaders: Pablo Zuniga & Jeremy Bolton

When: Monday 6:00-8:30pm at Coastal

Childcare: No Childcare

A group of fellas looking to exercise our bodies playing ball and our minds diving into the Word and some good discussion. All levels of ball and spiritual knowledge are welcome. We will have fun practicing the Word and playing ball.

GriefShare
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Leaders: Sue Muoio & Freeda Mullins

When: Monday at 6:30-8:00pm at Coastal

Childcare: No Childcare

Our Griefshare group is a 13-session cycle. Feel free to invite friends and neighbors that may be hurting no matter what their spiritual beliefs are. The teaching and counsel are Bible-based, Christ-centered and amazingly beneficial to all seeking hope and help walking thru their grief journey.

 
Sermon Follow Up
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Leaders: Bobby & Ginny Leavitt

When: Monday at 7:00-8:00pm Online

Childcare: No Childcare

Sermon follow up – Follow up discussion on the weekly sermon message as well as fellowship activities for group.

Celebrate Recovery
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Leaders: Chris & Candy Jones

When: Monday at 6:30-7:30pm at Coastal

Childcare: Childcare Available

Have you ever thought you have a problem with drinking alcohol or using drugs? If so, you may have tried to quit on your own and found that while you can gain some level of sobriety, freedom from the compulsion to use your drug of choice has been elusive. At Celebrate Recovery we know that a relationship with Jesus Christ as our Higher Power can set us free.

TUESDAY

Holy Yoga
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Leader: Ashley Hojnacki

When: Tuesday at 6:00-7:15pm at Coastal

Childcare: No Childcare

Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being, body, mind, and spirit with God: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We will embrace elements of stretching: breathwork, meditation, and physical postures while keeping Jesus as our focus.

 
Sermon Follow Up
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Leaders: Steve & Karen Laughlin & Ken & Suzanne Dobler

When: Tuesday at 6:00-7:30pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

Sermon follow up – Follow up discussion on the weekly sermon message as well as fellowship activities for group.

THIS GROUP IS FULL!!
Winning the War in Your Mind (WOMEN ONLY)
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Leaders: Dawn Judd & Renee Hilton

When: Tuesday at 6:30-8:00 pm on James Island

Childcare: No Childcare

“Winning the War in Your Mind” by Craig Groeschel – We’ve all tried to think our way out of bad habits and unhealthy thought patterns, only to find ourselves stuck with an out-of-control mind and off-track daily life. Discover strategies to change your mind and your life for the long term.

Young Adults (18-30 years old)
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Leaders: Scott & Lori Huff

When: Tuesday at 6:30-8:30pm in Mount Pleasant

Childcare: No Childcare

This Young Adult Group is a community of college students and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 30. Connect together, build community, and deepen your relationship with Christ.

**Dinner provided!

Overcoming Emotions that Destroy
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Leaders: Don & Diane Houle

When: Tuesday at 7:00-8:15pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

“Overcoming Emotions that Destroy” by Chip Ingram: As we deal with our anger, we deal with the primary cause for all emotions that destroy. Learn the difference between good and bad anger, how to gain control of anger, and how to direct it toward constructive ends.

WEDNESDAY

Men’s Group
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Leader: Pastor Chris Rollins

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

Childcare: No Childcare

Join Pastor Chris and other men meeting together to study God’s Word, pray together, and do life alongside one another.

Keeping on the Path (Walking)
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Leaders: Prisca Denton

When: Wednesday at 9:00-10:00am at various locations in Charleston

Childcare: No Childcare

 

“Keeping on the Path” – Walking at a relaxed pace for an increased distance each time. Different locations and weather permitting.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
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Leaders: Morgan Wessel

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
at 9:30-11:30am at Coastal

Childcare: Childcare Available

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

THIS GROUP IS FULL!!
Your Time Starved Marriage (Married or Engaged Couples)
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Leaders: Steve & Tonia Gibbs

When: Wednesday
at 6:30-8:00pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

“Your Time-starved Marriage” by Les and Leslie Parrott – Finding time together is the number one relational need of most couples. Learn to reclaim the time you’ve been missing and how to maximize the moments you have together. Marriage is not about being more productive, but about being more connected.

 
Sermon Follow Up
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Leaders: Freeda Mullins & Joann Hlavac

When: Wednesday
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Childcare: No Childcare

Sermon follow up – Follow up discussion on the weekly sermon message as well as fellowship activities for group.

Praying Women (Women Only)
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Leaders: Kim Jones & Janet Hammond

When: Wednesday
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Childcare: No Childcare

“Praying Women” by Sheila Walsh – Prayer is one of the most powerful, life-changing things we will ever do, and yet we often struggle. Reignite your conversation with God. Join other like-minded women through this group to build new friendships and social connections that last beyond the semester.

THURSDAY

Sewing
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Leaders: Beth Vanderbeck & Evalyn Wallingford

When: Thursday at 6:00-8:00pm at Coastal

Childcare: No Childcare

Sewing in support of Coastal’s outreach ministries and for Ryan’s Smiles. We will sew hygiene bags and pillowcases. New sewers are welcome, as we will teach you to sew. As we fellowship, we will form new friendships and strengthen current ones, praying for one another.

Divorce Care
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Leaders: Tim & Tracy Trunkle

When: Thursday at 6:30-8:30pm at Coastal

Childcare: Childcare Available

DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. This 13-week, video-based program provides helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making.

 
Bod for God
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Leaders: Chris Rollins

When: Thursday at 6:00-8:00pm at Coastal (6:00-6:30pm is weigh-in)

Childcare: Childcare Available

Interested in losing weight and getting healthy? Would you like to get rid of the “Covid-19” that you put on this past year? Join us as we read through the book “Bod4God” by Steve Reynolds and learn about small steps you can take that lead to weight loss and lasting health. You’ll be a part of a Team for a weekly weigh-in and weight loss competition (for accountability and fun)! And most importantly you’ll discover how you can honor God with your body!

THIS GROUP IS FULL!!
Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table
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Leaders: Chris & Kim Jones

When: Thursday at 6:45-8:15pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

Don’t Give The Enemy A Seat At Your Table by Louie Giglio – At times our minds spin seemingly out of control with thoughts that are not only unproductive but potentially destructive and harmful. These thoughts are not of God. No, they’re from an enemy lurking, ready to seize any opportunity to lie his way into your mind and claim control over your life. But God has other plans for you – better plans – where you can experience intimacy, rest, and joy beyond your circumstances. Join us on this 10-week study as we build new friendships and encourage & pray for one another. We’ll do a little reading, have some conversation, do life together, while having a lot of fun in the process.

How to Read the Bible
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Leaders: Dustin & Rachel Speer

When: Thursday at 7:00-8:30pm in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

“How to Read the Bible” – This video series explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible. You’ll be introduced to some of the basic skills necessary for reading the Bible effectively.

SATURDAY

Photography
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Leaders: BG Flanders & Patti DeVries

When: Saturday at 8:30-9:30am at various locations in Charleston

Childcare: No Childcare

Walking photography group – Meet at Coastal and then visit a different Charleston-area site to view or photograph. We will visit parks, gardens, and historical Charleston as we take in the wonder of God’s creation. No need for fancy equipment, a cell phone is fine.

 
Chair Set Up & Sermon Follow Up
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Leaders: Ken Bartlett

When: Saturday at 8:30-10:00am at Coastal

Childcare: No Childcare

Serve by setting up chairs and then Sermon follow up – Follow up discussion on the weekly sermon message as well as fellowship activities for group.