Life Groups

You’re Invited

Our next semester of Life Groups begins the week of September 16th and will end no later than December 7th. 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 LIFE Groups typically last 10-12 weeks. They begin the week of September 16th and will end no later than December 7th.

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 Life Groups


James 1:27

Leader: Emily Zirpola

When: Sunday at 12:30pm
at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: Children Welcome

Pure religion, undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27 Let’s live the Gospel that is passing us by every day! Each Sunday, after second service, we will be going out into the community to spend time with widows, elderly and orphans. Let’s challenge Coastal to set 4 extra seats at their Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner tables – our group will find people to fill those spots!

Ultimate Frisbee & Bible Study

Leader: Aaron Kauffman

When: Sunday at 12:30pm at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: No Childcare

Come get to know other young adults with some Ultimate Frisbee and Bible Study.  This group is for anyone who wants to meet new people, build friendships and grow in their relationship with God.  

Sunday Funday

Leaders: Kevin & Brittany Strickland

When: Sunday, 12:30pm Various Locations

Childcare: Children Welcome

Everyone is welcomed with or without kids. It will be different activities on Sunday afternoon for people who are interested in getting to know more people and families in the church and fellowship with one another. All are welcome!

Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples

Leader: Ken Bartlett

When: Sunday, 1:00pm
at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: No Childcare

Got a “green thumb?” This group will  study “Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples” by Robby Gallaty. You will also have the opportunity to work the landscaping around Coastal Community Church and study how the work relates to our lives as disciples of Jesus.

Everybody Always

Leaders: Dustin & Rachel Speer and Chris & Kim Jones

When: Sunday, 6:30-8:00pm
in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare provided

“Everybody, Always” reveals the lessons Bob learned–often the hard way–about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, “Everybody, Always” points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible.

Dinner and Conversations

Leader: Kiersten Brown

When: Sunday, 6:30pm in James Island

Childcare: No Childcare

For young adults (20’s – 30’s) Enjoy a dinner party each Sunday night while you get to know other young adults within the church. Grow together spiritually, while having fun together!

1 Peter: Walk the Talk

Leaders: Troy & Roxanne Pettry

When: Sunday, 6:00pm
in Summerville

Childcare: No Childcare

As we take on Apostle Peter’s words to early believers we learn… How we can begin to think differently, how to be obedient to God, how to create a radical change in our relationships, and how to prepare for suffering that inevitably comes to everyone.


“EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches”

Leaders: Scott Whitaker and Justin Fouse

When: Monday 7:00am-8:00am
at Coastal Community Kidz Auditorium

Childcare: No Childcare

Are you a business owner, entrepreneur, CEO or executive? Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand. EntreLeadership provides the practical, step-by-step guidance to grow your business where you want it to go. Join other business owners as we talk business and faith.

Sew Fun

Leaders: Janet Rollins,  Evalyn Wallingford and Beth Vanderbeck

When: Monday, 6:30-8:30pm
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.

“Be Active!”

Leaders: Laura Kier and Cathy Leber

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

Childcare: Children Welcome

Each week, we will do a different physical activity such as: Beach workouts, fitness games, Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run/Walk, HIIT, Kickboxing, Circuits, etc. We will also get to know one another with a time of devotion, sharing, and prayer. ALL ages, sizes and abilities welcome!

Men’s Basketball

Leaders: 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.


Co-ed Adult Volleyball

Leaders: Chris & Heather Ranew and April Logan

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!

Love and Respect

Leaders: Pastor Chris & Janet Rollins
and Ryan & Gracie Spell

When: Tuesday at 6:30pm
in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare

A wife has one driving need—to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need—to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.

Healing the Wounded Heart

Leader: Kathy Beam

When: Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm
at the Coastal Cafe

**Women Only
No Childcare

You’re invited to attend a brand-new Group just for women – “Healing the Wounded Heart: The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation.” Your pain will never be minimized and you won’t find any pat spiritual answers that don’t truly address the problem, instead you’ll find truth, healing and the pathway to renewed joy. *Women only

History of Charleston

Leader: Neal Van Scoyc

When: Tuesday, 7:00pm
at the Coastal Kidz Building

Childcare: No Childcare

We will discover together the rich stories behind 6-8 of Charleston’s most prominent historical sites, events, & people. It will be supplemented by a discussion on “The Greatness Principle“ by Nelson Searcy. Our historical review will start with the founding of Charles Towne, continue through the colonial and revolutionary times … then examine the Antebellum city before looking at confederate Charleston through the conclusion of the Civil War. We will mix group discussions with group experiences – visiting local sites that bring our city’s rich heritage to life.


Men’s Group

Leader: Pastor Chris Rollins

When: Wednesday
at 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)

Leaders: Sarah Yates and Carol Wessel

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.


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.

Soul Detox

Leaders: Galen & Perry Moyer

When: Thursday, 6:30pm
at the Coastal Kidz Building

Childcare: Childcare Provided

This study sheds light on relationships, thoughts, and behaviors that quietly compromise our well-being. You will learn tools for a faith-filled lifestyle that will keep you free of spiritual toxins. Topics covered will include:  The Power of Our Words, Overcoming Fear, Toxic Relationships, False Beliefs, and Cultural Toxins.  Join us for this study, make new friends and hear real life stories of people who have experienced these freedoms in their lives.


Coffee & Conversations

Leader: Rachel Speer

When: Friday, 8:30am – 10:00am
at the Coastal Kidz Building

**Women Only
  Childcare Provided

Join a lovely group of other women for coffee and conversation. We will work through different devotionals throughout the semester. It will be a time to come as you are, take a deep breath, and enjoy fellowship with other women.

Cornhole Challenge

Leaders: Ricky Spell and Shealy Pendarvis

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

**Men Only (30 years+)
  No Childcare

Join other men 30 years and older for some “guys only” fun as we have a weekly Cornhole Challenge. You’ll meet other guys from Coastal and enjoy a time of cornhole, friendly competition and prayer.