Teenagers from across Texas will be in Galveston for Beach Blast 2017, a youth conference being held at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Coastal Youth has been invited to attend the Wednesday night (6/28) service from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Contact Alex Richardson, Youth Pastor, for more info.
Who: Middle School Students (Current 4th – 8th Grades)
When: June 30th – July 3rd
Where: Rocksprings, TX
Cost: $300 ($270 Early Registration by March 30th)
We are happy to announce Coastal Middle School Ministries will be taking students to Camp Eagle! Camp Eagle is nestled in a beautiful and rugged environment that is a perfect place to enjoy adventure and connect with friends and leaders while being inspired to live towards a deeper relationship with Christ.
Students typically only remember 10 % of what they hear, but up to 90% of what they experience. This camp specializes in fun and adventure with intentional activities and interactive teachings. We strive to prepare each heart with God’s truth in such a way that others will know the power and grace of Jesus while making lasting memories and building relationships.
Contact Sandy Coker at email@example.com for more information or to register.
PLEASE NOTE - space is limited. Registration will be closed once beds are full and your student will be put on a waiting list.
Sponsored by Christ Together Galveston, a network of churches committed to communicating and demonstrating the gospel of Jesus to every man, woman, and child on the island, United Worship is an opportunity for Christ-followers from different backgrounds to gather for a time of worship and prayer. This United Worship will be hosted by Vineyard (4720 Ave O 1/2) from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
This summer we’ll take current 1st – 5th Graders to Camp Jellystone in Waller, Texas. Students will enjoy three days full of fun with friends, team building, crafts, games, an opportunity to grow spiritually and much more. Let the memories begin!
When: August 1st – 3rd
Where: Camp Jellystone
Registration begins May 15th! Find registration form here.
Contact Joanie Flores, Director of Coastal Kids Ministries, for more information.
Join us for YoungLife Camp in North Carolina!
June 17th – 25th for High School Students (current 9th-12th grades)
Join us to build new friendships and experience God in powerful, life-altering ways! At Windy Gap, you can also expect a week full of fun and high adventure. Windy Gap provides an incredible program of recreation, music, entertainment, competitions, awesome Club gatherings and lots of things you have never done before!
Total cost of the camp is $300. $150 deposit is due in order to reserve your spot. The final payment of $150 is due by May 31st.
What is Promotion Sunday on June 11th for incoming 5th Graders?
OVER THE MOON excitement! We are so excited for this next phase in your student's life! We invite YOU (the parents & your middle schooler) to join us on Sunday Morning @ 9:45. This will be an open house for you to see what we do on a Sunday morning in The Wave. This will also be a time to meet your student’s leaders and find out ways we are here to partner with you. We encourage you to stay the entire service! We will also have a break-out session for parents who will be sending their kids to Camp Eagle! Please mark your calendars – THIS IS A BIG DAY!!!
How do I check in my student on June 11th?
You will go past The Coastal Kids Check-In area and go towards the MSM Surf Table. From there, you will be directed to Room 133.
What if my student will be an incoming 9th Grader?
Your student will stay in The Wave until July 9th. This is a great opportunity for your student to help lead by example and set the tone for incoming students. Our High School Pastor Alex Richardson will be in The Wave to transition them to High School Ministry. Feel free to contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
What if my student is an incoming 6th – 8th Grader?
Your student remains part of MSM @ Coastal and will continue to join us in The Wave. We are planning on seeing you June 11th @ 9:45 in The Wave!
What is Sneak Peak on June 4th for Incoming 5th Graders? This will be a day your incoming Middle School student will be celebrated. After their farewell recognition in The Reef, our current students and Middle School Ministry leaders will invite them for a warm and welcoming “Sneak Peak” tour of The Wave. The check-in and check-out process for your student on this day will not change.
Parent/Child Dedication is special time in our worship services for parents to commit themselves to raising their kids to know and follow Jesus. It’s also an opportunity for the church to affirm our commitment to the next generation. Parents of kids age 3 and under can sign up at the Coastal Kids Check-in Table or contact our Children's Minister, Joanie Flores, for more information.
A COMMUNITY REVOLUTION THROUGH SERVING
On May 7th, Coastal and 13 local churches will partner together for an incredible volunteer experience called Servolution Sunday. Instead of our normal schedule, the entire church will disperse to their assigned locations starting at 9:30 am to participate in a local service project.
How do I sign up?
Everyone involved in a Youth, College, or Adult C-Group will be registered automatically for a project through their group. C-Group participants DO NOT need to register separately. If you are not in a C-Group, you can register individually or as a family beginning Sunday, April 30 at the Servolution Table. Servolution T-shirts are available for $10. Contact Jay Blackburn for more information.
What type of projects are available?
Most projects involve light construction, landscaping, or cleaning. They are designed to be completed by 12:30 pm.
Where do my kids go?
Children (birth through 3rd grade) are invited to participate in Kids Serve 2. Volunteers will be on hand to help them work on fun, age-appropriate projects at Coastal Village Middle School from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Older kids and teenagers are encouraged to serve alongside their parents. Kids 1st – 3rd grade also have the option of serving with their parents. Register your child at the Coastal Kids check-in area by April 30th.
Join Young Life for a fundraising gala at the Sea Star Base on Friday night, April 21st. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available for purchase at the Next Step Table.
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us Saturday, April 15th at 6:15 pm at the Austin Middle School field (16th and M 1/2) for a community wide Easter Egg Hunt and tons of other family fun. Kids (12 and under) are invited to hunt for eggs, play games, and enjoy fun in the park.
Sunrise Beach Baptism
Join us at 6:45 am for an Easter Sunrise Beach Baptism. Meet at 22nd and Seawall near Murdoch’s. Sign up at the Next Step Table or contact Amy Wheeler at email@example.com.
Sunday Morning Worship Services
In addition to our regularly scheduled services (Sunday @ 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 am), we will host a service on Saturday night @ 5:00 pm. Coastal Kids will be offered during the Saturday service and at normal times on Sunday (9:45 & 11:15 am). The Wave (5th-8th grade) will not be offered.
Anniversary Missions Offering
Coastal turns five-years-old this Easter and to celebrate we’re giving 100% of our Easter offering to help start new churches. Beneficiaries include The International Mission Board, The North American Mission Board, The Galveston Baptist Association, and Galveston Bay Christian Ministry.
How Can You Help?
If you are a regular attender of Coastal, please consider supporting our Easter guests and ministry by:
- PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
- Personally invite someone to attend with you.
- Share publicity on social media.
- Volunteer – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attend the Saturday @ 5:00 pm or Sunday @ 8:30 am service.
- Sit up front and in the middle of your row.
- Park at 12th and Ave N. Ride the golf cart shuttle to church.
Join us Saturday, April 15th at 6:315 pm at the Austin Middle School Field (16th and M 1/2) for a community wide Easter Egg Hunt and tons of family fun! Kids (12 and under) are invited to hunt for eggs, play games, and enjoy fun in the park with music, snacks, crafts and pictures with the Easter Bunny!
Attention High School Students (9th-12th grades)! Release your inner beast at “bubble soccer” on Sunday, March 26th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at Lindale Park near Fish Village. Stop by the Coastal Youth Surfboard Table in the foyer or contact Alex Richardson, Youth Pastor, at email@example.com.
Please note the following changes to our service times for the 2016 Christmas season:
12/22/16 — Christmas at Coastal (6:00 pm & 7:30 pm)
Children’s Programming for Birth—PreK only
12/25/16 — Christmas Day (No Services)
1/1/17 — New Year’s Day (9:45 am & 11:15 am only)
Children’s Programming for Birth—PreK only
Coastal ladies of all ages are invited to Surfside Beach for Chick Night Overnight - a fun and meaningful weekend getaway on Friday, October 21st - Saturday, October 22nd. The cost is $75 ($60 for college students) and includes materials, lodging and meals. It's a great way to relax, connect with other women, and grow spiritually. Sign up begins September 18th.
Guest Colin Millar from Igniting Prayer Action Ministries will present a life-changing workshop designed to equip aspiring and veteran prayer warriors alike. Join us Saturday, Sept 24th from 9 :00 am — 2:00 pm at 426 Winnie. Lunch and childcare provided. Contact Jay Blackburn to sign up or for more information.
Hang out with the guys at Mario's Ristorante (2202 61st St) on Sep 22nd at 7:30 pm to watch the Texans vs Patriots Game.
Attention TAMUG and Galveston College first-year students! Start off the school year with free lunch! Coastal will provide lunch for you on Sept 4th following the 11:15 am service at our East End Campus (426 Winnie). Join us to learn more about the ways Coastal can help you take your next step with God.
New to UTMB? UTMB Connect is a three-week experience (8/28, 9/4, & 9/11) designed to give students an introduction to C-Group life at Coastal. It will meet on Sunday nights from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the East End Campus (426 Winnie). New UTMB C-Groups will form out of this experience beginning in mid-September.
Starting August 21, we are shifting our third service time to 11:15 am to ease parking congestion. Our new service times will be 8:30, 9:45 and 11:15 am.
WHO: Coastal Middle School Ministry - 5th thru 8th Grade
WHEN: Weekend Message – Sunday’s @ 9:45
WHERE: The Wave (Room 133)
WHAT TO EXPECT: 5th thru 8th graders are invited to join us each Sunday at 9:45 in The Wave. This is a place your student can feel comfortable, have fun, grow spiritually and make connections through relevant discussions, worship, games and fellowship. Our goal is to equip and help students learn what it means to live a life for Christ in the world today.
We care about the next generations and we have a team that cares about this particular age group. We understand that it can be intimidating to enter an unfamiliar environment. If you are new and know in advance you’re going to join us – feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coastal Kids & Coastal Youth are getting ready for promotion SUNDAY! Kids will move up to their new grade on Sunday, August 21st.
The Oasis Conference is designed to give single moms and their kids a refreshing “daycation.” Hosted by Houston’s First Baptist Church, the cost is $25 per family. Activities include speakers, breakouts, pampering sessions, and fun. Stop by the Next Step Table or contact Amy Wheeler, for more information.
“Bridges Out of Poverty” will help you understand what it takes to overcome poverty through real-world solutions. Hosted by Galveston Urban Ministries, the seminar trains people with an interest in poverty alleviation and provides on-ramps for future service opportunities. Register to attend on July 5th (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) or July 6th (4:30 - 8:30 pm) by contacting Josh Dorrell at email@example.com.
Are you interested in leading or hosting a small group Bible study, but not sure if you're ready or have the time? C-Groups (Community Groups) are the heartbeat of Coastal. Attend new leader training on Sunday, June 26th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at our East End Campus (426 Winnie). Lunch and childcare are provided.
Contact Amy Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in serving with college students or adults .
Contact Alex Richardson (email@example.com) if you are interested in serving with teenagers.
Secret Church is an intense 6-hour Bible study and prayer event designed to simulate the experience of persecuted Christians around the globe. Author David Platt will explore the differences between Christianity and several major world religions. Join us Friday night, April 29th from 6:00 - midnight at our East End Campus (426 Winnie). Cost is $10 and includes materials and snacks. Childcare is not provided.
A Global Gospel in a World of Religions
Friday, April 29, 2016
A multiplicity of religions exists in the world, all claiming to hold the truth (or at least some truth) about who we are, how we got here, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. Billions of people believe in Christianity, while others embrace Islam. Some are Hindu and others are Buddhist. Amidst it all, many are atheist, or at the very least agnostic.
- So how are we to think and what are we to do in this massive marketplace of religious ideas?
- Is there one right way to believe or are there many right ways to believe?
- Is there one right way to live or are there many right ways to live?
- Specifically, how does the gospel of Christ compare and contrast with other world religions?
- And if we believe this gospel, then how should we share it specifically with people of other faiths?
- For that matter, why would we share it specifically with people of other faiths?
During this Secret Church, we will explore the claims of Christ in the gospel and consider how these claims inform the way we understand religions in the world and impact the way we live when surrounded by varied believers with diverse belief systems.
Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University! The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months!
Financial Peace University is designed to help you get out of debt and effectively manage the resources God has given you. This 9-week class will meet on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm at Coastal's East End Campus (426 Winnie).
The course cost is $100, which covers the FPU membership kit that includes workbooks, audio CDs of the nine lessons, and other tools to help you manage your finances. Scholarships are available. Registration is required. Snacks and childcare are provided.
For more information:
- What is FPU?
- Class Info & Registration