New for Coast in 2018
How about joining us for an Old Testament flyover?
If you aren't doing so already, we would like you to consider joining us for our Pastor's Class on Sunday mornings. I think you will enjoy and be helped by the resources we will use to discuss our way through the whole Old Testament in 2018. (See below.)
How about joining us for fellowship over the topic of discipleship for struggling people?
I would also like to invite you to consider being a part of a small group experience at our house (the Miles) on Sunday afternoons this Spring. If the day or time is a problem, let us know. If we have an overwhelming response, we will consider other host homes and leaders and meeting times, so let us know if you are interested. (See below.)
NEW PASTOR'S CLASS AT 9:00 AM SUNDAYS
* Beginning January 7
* Book by Book and Theme by Theme Study of the Whole OT in one year
* Use of animated book and theme summaries by The Bible Project
Get a taste by going here.
NEW SMALL GROUP FELLOWSHIP AT THE MILES' HOUSE
* Beginning on Sunday, January 21
* Every Sunday at 4:15 PM except for Potluck Sundays
* Through the end of April or first of May
* Book, The Imperfect Disciple by Jared Wilson
Found on Amazon here.
From the book:
Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows readers how the gospel works in them and in their lives when - they can't get their act together - they think God is giving them the silent treatment - they think church would be better without all the people - they're not happy with the person in the mirror - and much more Wilson frees readers from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.
"Few things steal vitality and life in Christ like forgetting that we are human. Jared does a great job, with his humorous yet serious style, reminding us of God's perfection in the midst of our inconsistencies, fears, and falls. The grace of God found in this book will encourage and remind the saint that there is only One who is perfect--and that perfection is enough for all who believe on the name of Jesus."--Matt Chandler, lead teaching pastor of The Village Church "Jared ties everything he has to say about being and loving disciples to the realities of what Jesus has already done. And that, dear friends, is what sets this wonderful book apart from all the others."--Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, counselor and speaker; author of Because He Loves Me