Dear Coastal,

If this past weekend/Sunday is any indication of what the Fall holds at Coastal, hold on to your seats! First of all, we had 80 Students show up for their Back to School Bash Lock-In! WAVES Student Ministry starts meeting regularly for 6.2.SIX this coming Wednesday night, 6pm-8:15pm. Get your 6th-12th Grade Student and their friends there! And then on Sunday we had 542 in worship, a bunch of new volunteers for Shadow Day, lots of people already started signing up for LIFE Groups, and one more person gave their life to Christ! This Fall is going to be AWESOME!

And speaking of the Fall, on Sunday, September 17th, we’re kicking off a new series on the life of David called, “After God’s Heart.” It’s going to be a great series to invite your friends. In fact, on the 17th I’ll be preaching from 1 Samuel 16 when David was first annointed to be the new King. But what’s so amazing about this story is that NOBODY, not even his own family considered the possibility of God using him. The key verse from this story and the entire series is found in 1 Samuel 16:7, “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him (refering to Eliab, David’s older brother). The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” Wow! That’ll PREACH! So invite and bring as many people as possible and come prepared for a good heart workout!

To kick the series off we’re also having our Annual Coastal Tailgating Competition! We need at least 10-15 people/groups to volunteer for our Tailgating Competition. And then after each service, in the center of all the Tailgating Tents we’re going to have an outdoor Baptism Service! You can sign up to get Baptized on our website, on your Connect Card, or simply respond to this email. You can sign up to Tailgate on your Connect Card or by simply responding to this email. It’s going to be an awesome day and a great series! I think we can break 700 people in attendance! Other than Easter, that will be our largest attendance ever!

Friday’s 5:

  1. Our second (if you didn’t attend the first) LIFE Group Training (for all Leaders and Assistants) is tomorrow, Saturday morning, August 26th, 10am-12noon. The Fall Semester starts the week of September 10th.
  2. This Sunday is LIFE Group Sunday at Coastal! It’s similar to a Job or College Fair, but for LIFE GROUPS! Not only will you get to sign up for a Group, but you can check out all the different Groups, meet the Group Leaders, enjoy some great snacks, and have a BLAST! By the way, you can go ahead and check out the semester catalog online and sign up today! Once you sign up for a group, your Group Leader will contact you before the semester begins. All Groups begin the week of September 10th.
  3. Our next Membership Class is Saturday, September 9th, 9am-12noon. Childcare and refreshments provided. You can sign up online, on your Connect Card on Sunday, or respond to this email.
  4. On Sunday, September 3rd (Labor Day Weekend) we will only have one Sunday morning Worship Service – our 9:30am service.
  5. WE NEED TAILGATERS for our our Big Day, Sunday, September 17th. Respond to this email or sign up on your Connect Card on Sunday if you’d like to participate.

Better Together!

Pastor Chris

P.S. Again, don’t forget on Sunday, September 3rd (Labor Day Weekend) we will only have one Sunday morning Worship Service – our 9:30am service – no 11:15am service. Let’s pack out the 9:30am service!