Life Groups

You’re Invited

Our Spring 2018 Life Groups begin the week of February 11 and will end no later than May 13. 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 February 11 and will end no later than May 13.

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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2018 Spring Groups


Art of Marriage

Leaders: Robert & Rebekah Harvey and John & Lauren Gregory

When: Sundays at 6:30pm
in West Ashley

Childcare: Childcare provided

The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of God’s Design is a small-group Bible study for adults that helps participants blend their personalities and their life’s circumstances to create a divinely-inspired work of art — marriage. Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form — challenging to master but definitely worth the effort. Get ready to make a masterpiece of your marriage through this video-driven study.

Counterfeit Gods

Leader: Dan & KC Head

When: Sundays, 6:30-8:30pm
in West Ashley

Childcare: No Childcare provided

Money, true love, and power. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness. But did they deliver? There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings. Join us and meet Him again, or for the first time!

Ultimate Frisbee & Bible Study

Leader: Aaron Kaufman
and Joey Broach

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

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.  


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.

Sew Fun

Leader: Janet Rollins and Jordan Lyons

When: Mondays, 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.

“The Wellness Revelation”

Leader: Laura Kier

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

Childcare: No Childcare

A Life Group for those who long for a healthier relationship to food, their body, and God. Through Wholehearted living, “we begin to believe and act upon this truth: God loves me, accepts me, and tells me I am right with Him.” We will end each night with a short, low-impact HIIT workout and stretching. Exercise at your own pace – with no judgement – or just watch!


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!

Embrace Grace

Leader: Morgan Wessel

When: Tuesdays at 6:30pm
at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: Childcare Provided

Embrace Grace is a support group for single and pregnant young women. The group is for girls that are in similar situations, and did we mention you will receive an awesome baby shower?! Choosing adoption? This group is for you too! Let us walk with you as you make the brave and courageous choice to
parent through adoption.

Boundaries in Marriage

Leader: Ed & Ashley Hojnacki
and Tyler & Jesse DeRosier

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

Childcare: No Childcare

Boundaries in Marriage: Only when a husband and wife know and respect each other’s needs, choices, and freedom can they give themselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the “property lines” that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved.

Taste and See

Leader: Ginny Leavitt

When: Every other Tuesday,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
at Coastal Community Church

Childcare: Childcare Provided

You will experience hands-on cooking techniques combined with healthy choices for you and your family!  Eating healthy and cooking can be a challenge, but to live abundantly whole, nourishing our bodies is a large part!  Join us as we learn how to choose, cook, and eat healthy & deliciously simple!


Men’s Group

Leader: Pastor Chris Rollins

When: Wednesdays
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.

Grace under Pressure: Studies from the Book of Luke

Leader: Jennifer Johnson

When: Wednesdays
at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
in James Island

Childcare: No Childcare Provided

Dinner and a group study of Luke’s meticulous historical account of the life of Jesus Christ. Study focuses on finding “Grace Under Pressure” in our lives today with topics like “Prescription for Peace,” “Overcoming Loneliness,” “Preventing Burnout,” and “Being Ready for Life’s Challenges.”

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.


Ladies Only: Coffee and Conversation

Leader: Julie Kelly

When: Thursday,
10:00am – 11:00am
in James Island

Childcare: No Childcare

Ladies Only:  Instead of surviving your days, you savor each moment. Every hour you feel dazzlingly aware of God’s love and presence.
Join other women for coffee and conversation that’s like reading a treasured letter from a longtime friend. You’ll discover deep encouragement and reflect on Scripture.


Leader: Galen & Perry Moyer

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

Childcare: No Childcare

This is the perfect group for those looking to grow in their faith.  You will study what it means to have a relationship with God, grow through prayer and discover God’s purpose and guidance for your life.

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.

Crazy Love

Leader: Chris & Kim Jones

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

Childcare: No Childcare

Humanity is in a continual search to fill what seems to be an unfillable, spiritual void. Believers often times attempt to fill that void with literally every conceivable thing on earth leaving our relationship with Christ lukewarm at best. The Creator of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. This challenging and thought-provoking 12-week study is designed to help move us beyond the status quo and the lukewarm to pursue the crazy, relentless, all-powerful love of God.

Following the Footsteps of Jesus: A Virtual Tour of the Holy Land

Leaders: Scott Whitaker
and Billy Burnett

When: Thursday, 7:00pm at Coastal Kidz Building

Childcare: No Childcare

Take a virtual tour of the Holy Land.  Follow in the footsteps of Jesus and see the modern-day places where Jesus was born, preached, convicted, crucified and raised from the dead. 
We’ll study and take a virtual tour of the locations as they are today.  Plus, we’ll discover why these locations are important in today’s political climate.


Communication in Marriage

Leader: Phil & Christa Votaw

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

Childcare:  Childcare Provided

Communication problems are as old as Adam and Eve. In this 6-session Bible study, we will explore what the Bible has to say about the obstacles and solutions to communication, how to communicate love to our spouses, how to avoid miscommunication, how to stop hurtful words, the importance of compromise, and finally how grace toward one another is the key to getting along.


Exploring the Majesty of God through Photography

Leader: BG Flanders

When: Saturday, 9:00am in various locations

Childcare: No Childcare

Explore the majesty of God through photography (without having to be a photographer!)  This Life Group will study the majesty of God “on location” and take pictures of some of the most beautiful scenes in the Charleston area.  You can do it right from the camera on your cell phone.  Or, if you’re an expert photographer, you can bring your camera and capture the photos with others who are looking to do the same!  This group is for both experts and those desiring to capture some great pics!

God as a Gardener: Exploring Plants in Bible Parables

Leader: Ken Bartlett

When: Saturday, 11:00am
in Hanahan

Childcare: No Childcare

Are you interested in gardening?  We will discover God as a Gardner and also learn more about gardening in the low country.
Everything we harvest will be provided to the Tricounty Family Ministries for use in their soup kitchen.