The Key To Miracles

Daring Faith Starting September 22nd 2019!

Letter From Pastor Chris
Guide to Discerning God's Will
Creative Ways to Increase my Cash Gift
Your Questions Answered
Commitment card

Letter From Pastor Chris

It’s Time

Next year, 2020, Coastal Community Church will be 30 years old!  Let that sink in for a moment.  We are no longer a “new” church plant.  We are no longer a small start-up church struggling to survive.  We are a growing, thriving church here in the faith landscape of Charleston, SC.  But it’s time.  The Pastors, Elders, Staff, and I all believe that our church is at a crossroads, a turning point if you will. 

The purpose of our church has always been clear from day one: “To share and experience the LIFE and LOVE of Jesus with Charleston and the world.”   In other words, by God’s power and for His glory, we are called to reach our world for Christ.  True LIFE and LOVE are only found in Him.  We don’t just go to church – we are the church!  We are on a mission to beat down the gates of Hell and rescue people one life at a time.  We will do anything short of sin to see people come to know Jesus and grow in Him.  We are committed to stepping out in faith and taking risks by attempting things for God that only He can accomplish through us by His power.  It’s time to put that into practice once again.  We say we believe it.  Let’s do it!  Let’s do something so big for God that the world around us will say, not, “What a great church!” but, “What a great God!  Let’s check that God out!  I want Him in my life!”

The Goal

So, it’s time.  Time for what you ask?  Time to ask those of you who consider Coastal Community Church your church home to step out in “Daring Faith” and help us build the next Phase on our campus to reach more people for Jesus. 

I don’t think anyone could accuse Coastal of being all about buildings.  We were a portable church for 14 straight years – setting up and breaking down every Sunday.  We moved into our old facility over 15 years ago and over the course of time added three services.  Then 6 years ago, we went “All In” and built the current multi-purpose building that we meet in now.  We moved into that facility a little over 3 years ago, and in that time our facility and campus have become a true community center – being used by somebody almost every day of the week. During that time we have grown from a church of around 100 to a church of almost 700. 

But here’s the reality.  Even if we never build a larger auditorium/sanctuary we have to expand and upgrade our current Coastal Kidz space. Our current Coastal Kidz facility was never built for 600 people and beyond.  It was built for a church of about 200 people.  We are simply to the point where our current facility is hurting our growth and growth potential.

So what are our options?  We can pat ourselves on the back and say, “Good job.  It’s time to relax and focus on ourselves,” all the while telling the rest of the world to go to Hell.  Or we can pull together as a church, step out in “Daring Faith” and do something about it.  I think you know which camp I’m in.  The first option is not an option.  It never has been, and it never will be.

We  don’t just go to church – we are the church!

Instead, we are going to expand and completely renovate our Coastal Kidz Building to become a true centerpiece in our community – a place that children and families will WANT to come and experience the LIFE & LOVE of Jesus.  We are also going to build a large foyer/atrium space that will connect our current facility with our new and improved Coastal Kidz building and will prepare us for a future auditorium/sanctuary space.  This project will add approximately 12,000 square feet and will renovate 7,000 square feet (see pictures).  This important next step prepares us for the future.  We can not build a larger sanctuary/auditorium without first addressing our Children’s space.

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Big goals?  Yes, but we serve a big God!  Too fast/too soon?  Talk to the families who have been here from the very beginning.  Talk to the families who went “All In” six years ago.  Talk to our parents and Coastal Kidz leaders and volunteers.  Talk to our Staff.  I think we all know – it’s time.  It’s not too much too soon.  It’s another one of those times to simply live out what we say.  You see, the real issue is not money, it’s not timing, it’s not numbers.  It’s FAITH – DARING FAITH – believing God, trusting Him, and then obeying.  I believe God has spoken.  He’s leading us to accomplish this to His glory to further His kingdom.  When God speaks, that’s the time to obey. 

What really pumps me up is the thought of our entire church family stepping out in faith together, accomplishing something great for God, witnessing the many miracles in people’s lives when they put their faith in action, rejoicing in the countless souls that will be saved in the process because God draws people to Himself at a church that walks by faith, and enjoying the unity we will experience as everyone dares to trust God. Those are the real results, not simply a building. That’s what the adventure of the Christian life and what this church is all about.

It Will Take All Of Us Sacrificing Together

The financial cost of reaching these goals for our church family is too great for only a few to carry.  This new building project will cost approximately
3 million dollars.  We must each give our share and do our part.  Your church needs your commitment now like never before.  It’s time to give something back and begin to leave a legacy.

Walking, living, and giving by faith is a lifestyle, not a one time gift.

Why the phrase, “Daring Faith”?

“Daring Faith” is all about taking bold risks.  It requires unshakable courage to STEP UP and face your giants as you STEP OUT into the unknown.  Cultivating a “Daring Faith” goes hand in hand with trusting God’s will.  Where God guides, God provides.  This will be an opportunity for all of us to leave our comfort zones and bravely move to where God is calling.  Every great move of God requires faith.

What Is The Process? What are we asking you to do?

Beginning on Sunday, September 22nd, I will begin a series of messages leading up to our Commitment Sunday, November 10th. Don’t worry. I’m not going to beg for money. I’ve never done that, and I never will. I am going to teach and preach and challenge all of us to walk by faith. You will receive a Family Devotional Guide that will follow along with my messages to help prepare and involve the entire family. All of our LIFE Groups for the Fall Semester will go through a study from our Sunday morning messages. We are asking the entire church to participate in a 40 Day Fast. We will even distribute offering banks and coloring books for the younger children to involve them. In fact, our kids will be studying the same lessons in Coastal Kidz.

All of this is leading up to your “Daring Faith” Commitment. Enclosed you will find a Commitment Card that we are asking you to pray over with your family, fill out, and then turn in with your “First Fruits Sacrificial Offering” on Sunday, November 10th. In other words, we are asking you to ask God to increase your faith and come up with as much money as you can between now and November 10th AND make a 3 year financial sacrifice toward this campaign. Your First Fruits Sacrificial Offering PLUS your 3 year commitment equals what you will give by faith. That total is your Daring Faith Commitment.

Why a 3 year commitment?

Because we can give more than we think we can over a 3 year period. It will better enable the church to meet and maintain our new financial obligation. We are convinced that as we step out in faith, God is going to bless so much and move in such a powerful way that, as always, He will, “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” (Ephesians 3:20) Walking, living, and giving by faith is a lifestyle, not a one time gift. A 3 year commitment will better teach us that lesson.

Why not just another fundraiser?

Because fundraisers are not Biblical. They neither bless the individual nor give glory to our God. They are based on what we do, not what God does through us. This is a giving campaign, not a fundraising campaign. What’s the difference? In a giving campaign, we are each focused on what we individually will give in faith. In a fundraising campaign, you collect money from other people mainly outside of the church by selling candy, and raffles, and bingo, and stuff like that. Fundraising raises money, but only giving makes us like God, and that, as always, is our focus – that we grow as we consider what God wants to do in our lives. Giving not only makes me like God, but also draws me closer to God.

What Is My Part?

Something you will hear over and over again during this Campaign is “EQUAL SACRIFICE, NOT EQUAL GIFTS.” To “sacrifice” means to willingly give the best I have for a greater purpose.

While we all can not give the same amount, we all can sacrifice somehow. This way everyone can have a part. For some, a “sacrificial” gift given over 3 years may be $1,000. For others, a “sacrifice” may be closer to $50,000 or $150,000. God will impress a specific amount on your heart if you sincerely ask him to speak to you. Please see the page entitled, “A Guide To Discerning God’s Will In Deciding Your Giving Commitment.”

Giving By Faith Is Giving That Pleases God

Giving by Faith happens when we decide to give an amount that will require God’s help to fulfill. Instead of worrying, “How can we afford this?” think, “We can’t wait to see how God miraculously provides what we’ve committed to give in faith!”

There’s no greater investment than to invest in God’s Kingdom in the task of telling people how Jesus can change their lives.
It deserves our best. We believe it’s a rare privilege to be part of what God is doing through Coastal Community Church.

Our congregation is impacting lives and families for Christ everyday. Now we have the opportunity to be the pioneers again – to lay the foundation for the future. This new facility will not only continue to bless us and our children, but our community and future generations.

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For the next 36 months, we’re asking you to make this special commitment above and beyond your regular giving so that together we can accomplish this goal. The Elders, Pastors, Staff, and my family are all making a sacrifice. We urge you to do the same.

As you pray about what you’ll give, consider these questions and scriptures:

Has God blessed me through Coastal Community Church, and does this amount represent my level of gratitude?

“I will give thanks by sacrificing a freewill offering to you O Lord.” Psalm 54:6 (RSV)

Does my giving indicate I’m growing to spiritual maturity and demonstrate how much I love Christ and His church family?

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“Just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in earnestness, and in your love – see that you also excel in this grace of giving. . . It tests the sincerity of your love.”
2 Corinthians 8:7-8 (NIV)

Am I willing to give generously and then trust God to care for my needs?

“God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more, so there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others.”
2 Corinthians 9:8 (LB)

Does this amount represent a genuine sacrifice?

“I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.”
2 Samuel 24:24 (NIV)

 
This Is Your Opportunity
  • To make a difference with your money.
  • To do something significant that will outlast your life.
  • To leave a legacy for our children and future generations.
  • To be a part of a miracle.
“I will give thanks by sacrificing a freewill offering to you O Lord.” Psalm 54:6 (RSV)

A Guide To Discerning God’s Will

 

In Deciding Your Giving Commitment

The most important decision you or your family will make during our “Daring Faith” Campaign will be the decision about your own giving commitment. This sheet gives suggestions on how to decide what your commitment will be.

As you begin praying about your commitment, keep in mind that our theme is “EQUAL SACRIFICE, NOT EQUAL GlFTS.” Obviously, God has not given everyone the ability to give the same amount in dollars. However, God does call us to make the same quality of commitment.

Remember, your “Daring Faith” Commitment should include BOTH a cash gift AND a 36 month giving commitment. Most of us can give far more than we initially think by giving it over a 3 year period. You will help your church most by making BOTH gifts.

 

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The most important decision you or your family will make during our “Daring Faith” Campaign will be the decision about your own giving commitment. This sheet gives suggestions on how to decide what your commitment will be.

As you begin praying about your commitment, keep in mind that our theme is “EQUAL SACRIFICE, NOT EQUAL GlFTS.” Obviously, God has not given everyone the ability to give the same amount in dollars. However, God does call us to make the same quality of commitment.

Remember, your “Daring Faith” Commitment should include BOTH a cash gift AND a 36 month giving commitment. Most of us can give far more than we initially think by giving it over a 3 year period. You will help your church most by making BOTH gifts.

Suggested
Steps For Determining God’s Will

Father, this is a big step for us. We’re asking you to strengthen our faith and help us grow spiritually through giving.

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Begin by praying every day, “Lord, I want to give sacrificially. Now please show me how to give a gift that will stretch my faith.” If you’re married, pray together with your spouse.

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Give yourself time!  Don’t rush your decision.  You’ll find that the longer you genuinely pray, “Show me how,” the more ways God will show you, and you’ll be able to give more than the first amount that popped into your head.

3.

Plan a family conference to discuss ways to give.  Ask your family members to be thinking of ideas in advance.  Be sure to involve your children, no matter how young they are.  This is a great opportunity to teach giving and faith.

4.

At your family conference, read the following Bible promises and instructions and make a list of what you learn: 

Proverbs 3:9-10;  Proverbs 11:24-25;  Luke 6:38; 
1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 8:1-2;  2 Corinthians 9:6-11;  Matthew 6:19-20.

5.

In your family conference, ask yourselves aloud these questions:

Regarding our cash gift:

  • How much cash could we gather by November 10th?
  • Is there anything we could sell or convert to cash?

Ask God for creative ways to increase your gift. You might consider income from savings, tax refunds, garage sales, an extra part time job, reducing expenses, deferring a major purchase, etc. Involve your whole family in raising a specific amount.

Regarding our 36 month commitment:

  • Are there ways we could decrease our expenses in order to make a larger commitment?
  • Are there ways we could increase our income in order to make a larger commitment?

You can give far more when it’s spread out over time.

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Decide as a family the total amount you’ll give, hold hands and have a prayer of commitment similar to this:

“Father, this is a big step for us.  We’re asking you to strengthen our faith and help us grow spiritually through giving.  We thank you for all you have given us.  We know we wouldn’t have anything if it weren’t for you. We want to be cheerful givers.  We’re claiming the promises you’ve said in your Word that you’ll take care of our needs if we trust you.  Thank you for this opportunity to grow.  Thank you for our church.  Help us to reach our goals. ln Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Discovering
Creative Ways To Increase
My Cash Gift

The “Daring Faith” Offering we give on November 10th will be both a cash offering and a commitment to give over the next 36 months.  Obviously, the more we are able to give in cash up front, the sooner we will be able to meet our financial obligations and start the building process.

At first thought, most people do not think they have much cash laying around to give.  But with a little creativity, and by taking advantage of the 8 weeks we have until the offering, each of us can probably come up with a sizable cash gift.  And together it will all add up.

TOP NINE

Ways to increase your cash gift

Here are some creative ways that people in our church family are already using and suggest you try:

1. Eliminate all eating out.
Eliminate (fast food, Starbucks, sodas, cigarettes, etc.) for the next 2 months.
Save that cash to be added to your offering.

2. Hold a garage sale.
You probably have a garage or closet full
of unused items that could be converted
into cash.

3. Take a part-time job.
A number of people will be moonlighting in order to be able to give more on November 10th.

4. Spare Change
Have everyone in your family locate the spare change in your house and begin collecting it all in one giant bank.

5. Postpone a major purchase.
Wait a few more months to buy that big item in order to give more.

6. Make crafts and sell them.
Use your talents to raise additional cash for the offering.

7. Sell stocks, funds, or bonds.

8. Involve your children.
Ask them how they could be involved, what they could do – lemonade stands, babysitting, etc. 

9. Sell items online.
Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay, etc.

Basically, there are two approaches to finding more cash to give:

  • Look for ways to reduce your expenses.
  • Look for ways to increase your income.

By using a combination of these two during the next eight weeks, you’ll be able to give far more cash than you thought.  Be creative and share your ideas in your Groups! 

GOD’S PROMISES  TO YOU!

There are more promises in the Bible about giving than about any other subject.

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” 
(Proverbs 11:25 NIV)

“Remember this: The person who plants a little will have a small harvest, but the person who plants a lot will have a big harvest.”  (2 Corinthians 9:6 NCV)

“For if you give, if will be given back to you…Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure…Whatever measure you use to give–large or small–will be used to measure what is given back to you.”
(Luke 6:38 LB)

“Good will come to him who is generous…” 
(Psalm 112:5 NIV)

“Bring to the house of worship a full tenth of what you earn… Test me in this,’ says the Lord. ‘I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out all the blessings you need.’” 
(Malachi 3:10 NCV)

“Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your income, and he will fill your barns to overflow…”  (Proverbs 3:9  LB)

“Use your money to do good… always being ready to share with others whatever God has given you.  By doing this you will be storing up real treasure for yourselves in heaven–it is the only safe investment for eternity!  And you will be living a fruitful Christian life down here as well.”  (1 Timothy 6:18-19 LB)

“Everyone must make up his own mind as to how much he should give.  Don’t force anyone to give more than he really wants to, for cheerful givers are the ones God prizes. God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others.” 
(2 Corinthians 9:7-8 LB)

More Of Your Questions Answered

Q: Why are we having this Giving Campaign? Why not just announce that we need funds to build a building?

A: We will not just come up with the kind of money necessary to build a building by simply announcing the need.  It takes time and effort to fully communicate the need, the purpose, the goals, and the vision to everyone in our church.  And our goals are much more than just raising funds.

Q: What kind of reactions should we expect from people?

  A: We are beginning this campaign knowing there will be three different reactions:  First, there are those who are already committed to giving.  They don’t need this campaign.  They are spiritually mature, they understand all the reasons why we must step out in faith, and they give sacrificially whenever  they are asked to.  Second, there are those who are not going to give no matter what we do.  They will come up with all kinds of objections, excuses, and criticisms about this campaign. 

But the real issue is they simply don’t want to give.  We’re not doing this campaign for this group either.  And we won’t let the objections of a few rob the rest of us of the joy of giving.  Third, there are those who will want to give when they catch the vision of what we’re attempting and how giving will help them grow spiritually.   These people are the reason for this emphasis.

Q:  How will the money we raise be used?

A:  The funds will go directly toward building the next Phase of our Master Plan – expanding and renovating our Coastal Kidz space, connecting the two buildings in order to expand our atrium/fellowship space, and prepare us for the final Phase.  It is important to remember that our “Daring Faith” gifts are to be in addition to our regular giving for the on-going operation of the church.  Otherwise our day-to-day ministries would suffer.


Q:  I’ve attended Coastal for some time now and have appreciated the fact that our church does not do constant “fundraising.”   Instead, you’ve just clearly taught us what the Bible says about giving.  What is the difference between a “fundraising” campaign and a “giving” campaign like “Daring Faith”?

A: A BIG difference!  The purpose of a “giving” campaign is to challenge each of us to give out of our OWN resources.  In a “fundraising” campaign, you collect money from someone else by selling them a product or service.  A giving campaign always results in personal spiritual growth – a fundraising campaign just raises money.   The “Daring Faith” campaign is designed to (1) Stretch your faith,  (2) Build your hope in God’s promises, (3) Deepen your love for Christ & his church, and (4) Teach you Christlike generosity.  By learning to sacrifice personally for the cause of Christ you will grow toward spiritual maturity.

Q: I am a single parent with several kids and almost no income, but I want to be a part of our giving campaign.  How can I give?

A:  First, let me commend you for your heart’s desire to give.  It reminds me of the poor widow Jesus honored for her faith in giving in Mark 12:41-44, “Jesus sat near the Temple Offering Box and watched the people put in their money. Many rich people gave large sums of money.  Then a poor widow came and put in two copper pennies.  Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth, this poor widow gave more than all those rich people together! They gave only what they did not need.  This woman is very poor, but she gave all she had; she gave all she had to live on.”

From this moving example of sacrifice, Jesus taught 3 important truths:

  • Your attitude is more important than your amount in giving.
  • It is always possible to give something IF we really trust God.
  • God measures our faith by comparing what we’ve given with what we have left over after we’ve given.

This is why our theme is “Equal sacrifice, not equal gifts.” As you pray about what a genuine sacrifice will mean to you, I urge you to read the Bible story of the miracle that happened when another single parent gave away what little she had (1 Kings 17:8-16).  God took care of her the rest of her life.  And God is still doing miracles today in the lives of those who dare to trust him!

Q:  Will I be able to change my 36 month commitment if I need or want to?

A:  Of course!  Unforeseen circumstances may cause you to want to increase or decrease your giving commitment in the future.  At any time during the 36 months all you’ll need to do is ask for another commitment card and turn it in with your revised commitment!

Q:  WHEN and HOW do I make my commitment?

A:  Together we will all turn in our First Fruits Sacrificial Offering & our Commitment Card on Commitment Sunday, November 10th!  First you need to decide how much of a cash offering you’ll give.  Then decide the amount you pledge to give in addition to your cash gift over the next 36 months.  Then write both of those amounts on your Commitment Card, add them together for a total, (cash + pledge) and sign your Commitment Card.  Give both in the offering on November 10th.  If you can’t attend, mail it in advance so your gift can be included in the Miracle total.

Q:  When will we begin fulfilling our “Daring Faith” commitments?

A:  Giving toward our pledges will begin November 10th with your gift and will end 36 months later.

Q:  How will I designate my “Daring Faith” commitment each week?

A:  Whether you’re giving through a check, one of our Giving Kiosks, TEXTing, our App, or our website, simply use the words, “Daring Faith.”

Q:  Can each member of our family make a separate commitment?

A:  Yes!  Even young children can learn the values of commitment, generosity, faith, and sacrifice by signing their own commitment card.  Extra cards will be available.

Q:  Will my commitment be kept confidential?  

A:  Absolutely.

Q:  Is it OK to make a commitment to give an amount that I don’t have right now? 

A:  Yes!  That is called FAITH!  It pleases God (Hebrews 11:6).

Q:  May I give a gift in memory of someone?

A:  Yes. Simply write “In memory of…” on your Commitment Card.

Q:  When will we begin building?

A:  We hope to break ground sometime in the beginning of 2020.  

Q:  Do we have a contractor?

A:  Yes, we have asked Hill Construction to be our General Contractor for this project.

We are sure many other questions will arise during our Giving Campaign.  Please feel free to bring any questions or concerns to the attention of Pastor Chris.

TESTIMONIALS

Corey & Renee Hilton

“Corey and I have been coming to Coastal for about fours years. Coastal is where we learned to put God at the center of our marriage at the first marriage retreat. During Coastal LIFE Groups we found our 3 am friends. God has chosen to grow our family and Coastal Kidz is where our son will grow his faith. Coastal has challenged us to step out in faith, serve others, and put Him first in our lives  and we are excited for this new chapter that will begin with the Daring Faith Campaign.”

Emily Monsch

“Growing up, I went through all the stages of Catholicism and even was an altar server, and yet I can honestly say I never knew Jesus.  I got frustrated with the hypocrisy of religion and quite frankly gave up until I moved to Charleston in 2009 when I randomly had the urge to try church again. .I googled churches and Coastal was the one that stood out to me for no particular reason, but man am I glad it did. That first day, I was moved to tears by Pastor Chris’s message and felt it was directed straight to me.  Everyone was so welcoming. I finally found my church home and Jesus! And now I can’t wait to have my daughter Madison (and future children) come to know him here too.”

Jeff & Prisca Denton

“Jeff and I have called Coastal family since 1991 or 1992. We have been supported in the best and worst events of our lives.  No person or church or anything is absolutely perfect, (we certainly aren’t) and we fit here; where our lives matter, and we are always offered opportunities to help bring others into the imperfect and growing family of God.”

Dale & Evalyn Wallingford

“When we first moved to Charleston, we started looking for a new church home, similar to the one we left in Arizona. The other churches we visited weren’t invested in the community like Coastal. It’s so easy to become involved and connected…small groups, so many volunteer opportunities. Coastal has become our new home.”

Jessica Boyce

“Before Coastal, I was alone in my walk with Jesus, praying for a church home and a church family. I visited several other churches before stepping through Coastal’s doors. I was welcomed with warm smiles and loving hearts. Immediately, I knew God had answered my prayers.”

Scott & Lori Huff

“Coastal truly has been a second family to us. We have experienced many life changing events (birth of first baby, job changes, moves, death of a parent) while being members at Coastal and have been so blessed to have this family walk beside us during all the ups and downs. We love knowing that when we walk through the doors, the worship will be authentic and the message God inspired. What more could you ask for?! We love Coastal!” 

Phil & Christa Votaw

”Phil and I visited a bunch a churches early in our relationship but were not able to find anything that we felt connected to. Once we visited Coastal Community Church, we knew that we found a home. Since that first visit, we make it a point to attend every Sunday. Not only has our personal faith grown, but we are stronger as a couple, as parents and as a family. Our two daughters love coming to Coastal, and we love that they want to be there.  LIFE Groups have impacted our lives, and we have created true life-long friendships.”

Chris & Heather Ranew

“We joined Coastal after church hopping about 8 years ago. Since joining Coastal I have not only strengthened my walk with Christ, but my wife Heather was baptized by immersion, and both my boys accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior followed by Baptism as well. As a husband and father that is what I consider truly winning in life! We quickly began fully tithing and God has continued to bless us more than ever expected, just as He promises.” 

“Personally I cannot wait to see how God uses our extra giving during the campaign. We were fortunate enough to be a part of the All-In Campaign, and I truly believe that’s when we became closer in our spiritual walk as a family. I can proudly say Coastal Community Church has made an eternal difference in my family’s future. I love Coastal!”

Brian & Terra Burke

Coastal provides our family with a sense of community. We learn about how much Jesus loves us, get concrete lessons and information from scripture, and learn how to apply these lessons in our everyday lives. Life groups allow us to get to know people on a closer level. We still hang out with several couples we met in the very first life group we attended. My 8 year old (Sydney) says church is fun and you meet new people. My 6 year old (Kendall) says she learns a good lesson and it’s fun. My 3 year old (Cameron) says she likes getting doughnuts at church! 

Chris Crosby

“Divorce, “bad” past church experiences, crashed relationships, poor decisions, and just plain life pain gave us enough “reasons” to make excuses not to connect with God!  Or His people! But in 2017 that changed! We became members in Dec ‘17, and decided to go All In and join a life-group immediately!  The healing, hope, and restoration that we’ve experienced in connecting with others fills us with amazing gratitude!  We just got married in June ‘19 and are so excited about what God has for our future, and a huge part of that is our community at Coastal! Matt 7:7 for Life!”

Richard Vance

“I came to Coastal on a recommendation from my brother. I wanted to grow more spiritually. Never really been to church. Coastal has welcomed me and been an amazing experience so far! I’m still learning and growing, but I have no doubt Coastal, Pastor Chris and everyone involved will help me along the way.”

Charlie & Carol Wessel

Coastal has meant so much to me and my family over the past 10 years.  This is the only church my 3 children have ever known, and I have full confidence in our kids ministry that they are being taught the word of God every Sunday.  The church family atmosphere that exists at Coastal is like no other church I’ve been to.  I have seen this church grow over the years from around a hundred to the awesome community outreach church that it is now and am blessed that our family has had a part in that growth and that God has chosen Coastal as our church.  The Wessel Family is ALL IN for what the Lord has instore for Coastal.

Patrick & Jennifer Schroder

“My husband and I were invited by a neighbor to Coastal over 15 years ago. We were welcomed with our suitcase of secrets and sins with open arms. What we love best about Coastal is that we can always come as we are. We were encouraged to grow in our faith by attending church regularly, tithing, volunteering and joining life groups. We were slow learners, and Coastal is exactly where we needed to be to work through many demons that we were not entirely willing to give up. As the years passed and we heard the Bible explained to us on a level that we could understand,  slowly our lives changed for the better, and we were more willing to surrender. We have given up many vices that robbed us of the joy of living, and we managed to raise 3 children in the mix. We have had many ups and downs with our walk, and many times even went missing from Sunday services, but whenever we came back we were welcomed with open arms. Today we are regular attenders that are “all in” and have learned that a quiet time and growing on our own as a couple and as a family is crucial for us to remain joyful and grow stronger in our faith. We enjoy serving at Coastal and are hopeful we can encourage another couple or person that is seeking to know and understand God more to let their guard down and allow our great church to love on them as they did us.”

joey & Carla Marchione

”Joey and I saw a sign for Coastal five years ago on the way to another church for Easter Sunday. The next week we attended Coastal for the first time. We immediately felt welcomed and comfortable. We have grown so much in our faith and marriage since we have joined the Coastal family. I wholeheartedly believe in this Church and what Coastal is doing in our community. Our kids love the church just as much as we do. There is always something fun happening for them. I am so happy to know my kids are not only hearing the Word from loving, amazing volunteers but also having a great time. Coastal is our church home, and we are so blessed to be a part of it.”

Travis & Rachel Ebaugh

”We loved the feeling when we walked into Coastal Community Church the first day and every day since! It is an amazing mix of backgrounds and ages that makes it truly a unique community. There is such a focus on making sure everyone is involved and growing, regardless of where you are in your Journey with the Lord. AND the children’s worship is so fun and exciting for the kids, I have to make sure my kids don’t knock anyone down as they sprint to their classrooms! We are so lucky to have found Coastal as our church home.”

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Each of us can give far more than we think by giving it over a three year period. You can make your “Daring Faith Commitment” using this form.

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Contact us

SUNDAYS 9:30am or 11:15am
460 Arlington Drive, Charleston, SC 29414
info@coastalcommunitychurch.org
843-571-1777