Coast Community Church is a Gospel-Driven Church
Our desire is to faithfully proclaim and live out the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are far from perfect, but we pray and work, by God's grace, to grow in the following vision of life.
Our understanding of everyday life in an assembly of committed believers in Jesus (ie, the Church) is consistent with other statements such as the following:
Be Disciple-Making Disciples
Goal: So what is our mission in life?
Coast exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ who rest in Jesus, hope in God, and pursue love,
by God's grace and for His glory.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
- Matthew 28:18-20
We are ourselves disciples of Jesus Christ.
We are participants in the mission of making disciples.
The fulfillment of our mission is the fruit of a Biblical vision and lifestyle.
Our structure is meant to support and encourage our mission, vision, and lifestyle.
Rest in Jesus, Hope in God, Pursue Love
Priorities: So what is our fundamental vision for life?
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
– 1 Corinthians 13:13
We seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ who …
1. Rest in Jesus (faith): Who rest in Jesus for pardon and perfection. (Romans 5:1-21; Colossians 1:13-14)
2. Hope in God: Who hope in God for help and happiness. (John 3:16; John 17:3; Isaiah 41:10; Psalm 16:11)
3. Pursue Love: Who pursue love according to the Word in order to live a life pleasing to God. (1 Corinthians 13:1-14:1; 2 Corinthians 5:9; Romans 12:1-2)
Devotion to God's Word with God's People
with Good News for the World
Strategies: So what does a Biblical mission and vision look like in everyday life?
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
– John 13:34-35
Disciples of Jesus express their faith, hope, and love through …
1. Devotion to the Word: Who are baptized and devoted to the Word of God with the People of God. (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 John 2:3-6; 1 John 2:19; 1 John 3:10, 23)
2. Devotion to Prayer: Who practice prayer in the closet and home and church for God’s grace and the enabling of God’s Spirit. (Luke 11:1-13; Matthew 6:9-13)
3. Sunday Gathering: Who make the gathering of the Church on Sunday a priority. (Hebrews 10:19-25)
4. Fellowship Networks: Who are meaningfully connected to other believers in small group fellowship networks of various kinds. (Hebrews 3:12-19)
5. Every Member Ministry: Who are using their gifts to build up the body in love, especially through ministry or ministry teams at Coast. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
6. Unity in the Body: Who are committed to maintaining unity through love, acceptance, and forgiveness in the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-6, 25-32; Colossians 3:12-17; Romans 15:1-7)
7. Home: Who play their proper role in the home to the glory of God. (Ephesians 5:15-6:4)
8. Workplace: Who work to please the Lord in their job and honor Christ in the workplace. (Ephesians 6:5-9)
9. World: Who seek to be ambassadors for Christ in service to their neighbors as they seek to impact their community for Christ and to play the role of responsible citizens. (Luke 10:25-37; Romans 13:1-10; 1 Peter 2:12-17; Colossians 4:5-6)
10. Good News: Who make efforts to befriend unbelievers in their families, neighborhoods, workplaces and communities and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in all kinds of ways. (Colossians 4:2-6)
11. Good Works: Who serve others through meeting the practical needs of the poor and suffering, whether of believers in the church or unbelievers in the community. (Galatians 6:10; Titus 2:14; 3:8, 14)
12. Giving: Who give financially, according to their ability, to support the local ministry of the gospel, to support missions endeavors beyond the local body, and to meet the needs of the poor in our church and outside our body. (Galatians 6:6-10; 2 Corinthians 8:12-15; 9:6-15)
Caring for One Another in the Body
Support: So how do we seek to help one another stay on track with this Biblical mission and vision and lifestyle and serve together in this endeavor? In other words, what is the structure that helps us shepherd the hearts of all those who are a part of Coast?
So that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
– 1 Corinthians 12:25
Husbands and Fathers/Parents
Young Adult Ministry
Pursuit of the 'One Another' Commands