Waves Student Ministry exists to connect students to each other and grow deeper in their faith.
Our goal is to build real, lasting relationships with God and each other.

Waves Wednesdays

Wednesdays 6pm-8:15pm
Grades 6-12

Every Wednesday Night during the school year, students and leaders come together for a time of Food, Fellowship, Worship, Message and Small Groups. Waves Wednesday is a time to strengthen our relationship with Christ and each other.

Waves Takeover

One Friday a Month
Grades 6-12

Waves Student Ministry takes over Charleston! One Friday Night a month we go outside of the church for a time of Fun and Fellowship. It’s a time to invite friends and grow closer as a community. This month’s is a trip to the Carolina Ice Palace. Meet at the church at 6pm on Friday, April 12.

Winter Retreat 2020

January 17 – 20, 2020
Grades 6-12

This coming January we are heading back up to Pigeon Forge, TN for the Strength to Stand Conference. It will be an amazing weekend of faith and fellowship led by speakers such as Scott Dawson, Wade Morris, Jonathon Evans and Algernon Tennyson and artists like Rush of Fools, FRVR Free and Hillsong Young & Free. There was also be a special night of comedy with Christian Comedian John Crist. Outside of the conference, we will be staying at one of the largest cabins in TN, enjoying some awesome meals and even going indoor snow tubing. It’s a weekend you won’t want to miss. Fill out the medical release below to reserve a spot!

“For I am the LORD your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar — the LORD Almighty is his name.” Isaiah 51:15


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend Waves?

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WSM is a place for all students in 6th – 12th grade.

When Do Waves Events Occur?

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During the school year, WSM meets every Wednesday Night from 6:00 – 8:00pm and one Friday Night a month. We also have a Winter Retreat and Summer Camp each year. Our summer schedule is put out every year with awesome events during the summer break.

What Can My Child Expect?

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Students will hear the message of Christ while growing closer to a community of students and leaders all seeking the same thing. Every event will be packed with fun and fellowship for all students whether they are in middle or high school.

Who Leads Waves?

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WSM is led by our Youth Pastor, Ryan Spell and an amazing group of volunteers that love building relationships with and encouraging students in life. Each volunteer has passed a background check and understands the goal and mission of the group.

What Does Waves Believe?

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As a ministry of Coastal Community Church, WSM follows the same beliefs as the church. This can be found here.

Do you have to be a christian?

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Everyone is welcome at WSM. Whether you are solid in your faith or just starting to check things out, you will have a great time hearing the message of Christ.

Medical Release Form

  • Medical and Insurance Information

  • Permission

  • I give my student permission to travel with Coastal Community Church.


Coastal Community Church has a thriving, vibrant Student Ministry (6th-12th Grade)!  The Student Ministry at Coastal is appropriately called “WAVES.”  The connection is obvious with the name of our church being Coastal.  However, the meaning of WAVES is deeper than that.  Ever been to a sporting event, a concert, or an arena with huge crowd of people and someone starts the WAVE?  Where does that movement typically start?  As the saying goes, “The WAVE starts in the Student section!”  We believe that the WAVE of change starts with this generation!  Students are not the church of tomorrow.  They are the church of today!

Isaiah 51:15, “For I am the LORD your God, who churns up the sea so that its WAVES roar — the LORD Almighty is his name.”

WAVES Schedule

Summer Camp, June 19th-23rd in Myrtle Beach, SC. Cost: $250. (Includes housing, meals, & an amazing experience) We will depart from Coastal on Monday, June 19 @ 10am. Returning to Coastal on Friday, June 23 @ 3pm.

WAVES Summer Schedule

During the school year, WAVES has two main events so to speak – WAVES 6.2.SIX and WAVES HouseParty.


6.2.SIX is the weekly gathering of Coastal Students for a time of Fellowship, Fun, Worship, Teaching, and Small Groups.  6.2.SIX meets every Wednesday night @ Coastal 6-8:15pm. Snacks and occasionally dinner is provided!

You can keep up with all things WAVES online by following us on:

-instagram: @wavesstudentministry
-facebook: WAVES Student Ministry