Dear Coastal Friends & Family,

I’ve got great news to announce!  Our new building project has officially STARTED!!  They pulled up on our property and started on the site work today!

I’ll be honest with you – it really affected me.  All I can say is that it’s been 25 years coming – portable (setting up and breaking down every Sunday) for 14 years, moving here 10 years ago, all the growth over the last 5 years (more than quadrupled in size – 457 on Sunday), and all the hoops over the last year just trying to get started.  When I walked outside, my heart started racing and I got emotional just watching them put up the fencing!  I told Janet I was going to put out some beach lawn chairs, an umbrella, and a fire pit and just sit, watch, and thank the Lord!

Well, I won’t do that, but I am thanking the Lord and I do want to thank YOU!  You are the reason we’re doing this!  Each one of you matters to God and has a story!  Jesus has changed your life and together we get to change the world – one life at a time!  I said it Sunday and I’ll say it again today, the new building is just a tool.  But it’s an important tool that we will leverage for God’s glory to keep reaching more and more people for Jesus!  We will fill it, fill it again, fill it again, and keep filling it until we have to figure out what to do next!  God is not finished with you or with Coastal.  In fact, He’s just getting started!

I also want to thank all of you who keep faithfully giving to Coastal and specifically to this project (“All In”).  You have been giving by faith.  Today your faith begins to become sight!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  We could not be doing this without your faithful, generous, consistent giving – period!  In fact, I want to encourage you to keep it up!  Together, let’s see what we can really give by faith.  Let’s see what God can accomplish through us.

I also want to challenge those of you who are new or who haven’t yet started giving to Coastal or this project.  Join us!  Join in with what God is doing here!  We’ve said it all along – we can’t all give the same amount, but we can all sacrifice together!  Every amount matters – large or small!  I’m believing that we can pay for this building and pay it off in record time!

In fact, just to show your support or excitement or to start giving for the first time, why not give right now through our website or through TEXTing.  Stop what you’re doing and give a gift of Thanksgiving!  After a 1 step sign up, you can give any amount, any time, any where to 843-277-8337.  In fact, add the word “building” or “allin” and it is designated for the new building.

I love you Coastal!  And I love what we get to do together!  I’ll try not to drive you crazy with pictures or updates, but I felt this was an important one.  I’ve said it all along, when I know, you’ll know!  Now you know!  Invite and bring someone with you Sunday – if you do, we’ll let you park down the first entrance!  Haha!

Loving You, Loving Jesus, & Loving Our Community!

Pastor Chris