BigStuf is a ministry full of gifted people who love to share their skills, talents and faith to make a difference in the lives of students. Our desire is to create environments that enhance the opportunities to lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We have been blessed with the opportunity to do summer camps for middle and high school students for more than 25 years, and we are more committed then ever before to creating the best camp experience for your students to experience Christ. We are so grateful to all the churches that have trusted us with their students over the years. We value the opportunity to lead them and don’t take lightly the responsibility we have to point them towards God. We come to work each day not to do a job; we come to fulfill a calling to lead students into life changing relationships with Jesus Christ.
Contact Jeff Johnson @ email@example.com for more information.
Register online at https://form.jotform.com/80494883684170.
Are you interested in leading a Community Group next fall? Join us Saturday, June 23rd at our east-end campus (426 Winnie) from 9:00 - 11:00 am for basic training. Sign up at the Next Step table or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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. The next gathering will be hosted by Coastal at Scott Middle School on June 24 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Join us this summer for a fun-filled three days as we take current 1st – 3rd Graders to Camp Jellystone in Waller, Texas. Students will enjoy fun with friends, team building, crafts, games, an opportunity to grow spiritually and much more!
When: July 31st – August 2nd
Where: Camp Jellystone
Register online at https://form.jotform.com/80943805384160.
Contact Joanie Flores, Director of Coastal Kids Ministries, for camp details and fundraising information.
Join us this summer for a fun-filled four days as we take current 4th – 8th Graders to Lake Tomahawk in Livingston, Texas. Students will enjoy fun with friends, great outdoor activities, an opportunity to grow spiritually and much more!
When: August 6th – 9th
Where: Lake Tomahawk Christian Retreat Center, Livingston, TX
Cost: $250 ($50 Early Registration Discount through April 30th)
Register online at https://form.jotform.com/80585901184157.
Contact Holly Sanders, Director of Middle School Ministries, for camp details and fundraising information.
Before we can begin construction on Coastal’s future home, we need to have a massive clean-up day inside the facility. Join us for hard work and good fellowship! Bring your gloves, wheelbarrow, and close-toed shoes to the corner of 23rd St and Ave M from 7:00 — 11:45 am on Saturday, June 9.
Due to the Santa Fe High School shooting, we have cancelled this event. We encourage Coastal families to show their support for those affected by this tragedy by attending area prayer vigils.
Relax with the Coastal family on Sunday, May 20th starting at 5pm at East Beach. We will gather on the beach directly in front of the volleyball courts. We will also host a baptism celebration for anyone who would like to go public with their faith in Jesus Christ. Sign up at the Next Step Table on Sundays or contact Jay Blackburn if you are interested in being baptized.
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 Joanie Flores, Director of Coastal Kids' Ministries, for more information.
A COMMUNITY REVOLUTION THROUGH SERVING
On May 6th, Coastal and more than 15 local churches will partner together for an incredible volunteer experience called Servolution Sunday. Instead of our normal schedule, we will have a short rally at 8:30 am before starting projects at 9:00 am. We'll move from our seats to the streets to engage and serve our community!
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 22 at the Servolution Table. Servolution T-shirts are available for $5. 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 12:00 pm.
Where do my kids go?
Children (birth through 3rd grade) are invited to participate in KidsServe2. Volunteers will be on hand to help them work on fun, age-appropriate projects at Scott Middle School (4116 Avenue N 1/2) from 8:30 am – 12:15 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 29th.
Need some help navigating the ever-changing waters of parenthood? Learn how to apply biblical principals from experienced parents in this free two-day seminar hosted by
Coastal and Galveston Bible Church. For more information or to register, contact email@example.com.
Unreasonable Parenting Conferences combine the lessons learned in full-time residential child/teen rescue with raising our own six children to adulthood. The truth is, it takes raising kids to learn how to raise kids, but by the time the lessons are learned, the kids are grown and gone. An Unreasonable Parent is the one who cares deeply about who their child is becoming. Unreasonable Parenting Conferences will give you shoulders to stand on if you are just beginning your journey as a parent, and it will provide you with a map if you are having trouble navigating your way through the teen or emerging adult years.
Chick Night is a fun way to connect with other women and with God. Ladies of all ages are invited to come together for a night of worship, teaching, and friendship.
Cost is $15 per person and includes dinner and childcare. Register at the Next Step Table on Sundays or online at https://form.jotform.com/80804190684156.
Join us Saturday, March 31st, immediately following the service, at the Scott Middle School Field (43rd and N 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!
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us Saturday, March 31, immediately after the worship service, at the Scott Middle School field (43rd and N 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Morning Worship Services
In addition to our regularly scheduled services (Sunday @ 9:00 and 10:30 am), we will host a service on Saturday night @ 5:00 pm. Children and student ministry will be available as follows:
- Saturday (3/31) @ 5:00 pm: Birth to 4th Grade
- Sunday (4/1) @ 9:00 am: Birth to Kindergarten
- Sunday (4/1) @ 10:30 am: Birth to 8th Grade
Anniversary Missions Offering
Coastal turns six 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 Brazos Pointe Fellowship's new campus in Angleton.
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 email@example.com.
- Sit up front and in the middle of your row.
Coastal will begin worshipping at the old Scott Middle School (4116 Ave N 1/2) across from Ball High on Jan 7, 2018. The change of venue will allow for increased parking and meeting space, some equipment to remain setup, and a significant cost savings. The larger space will also allow us to go down to two worship services — 9:00 am and 10:30 am.
Coastal will finish 2017 and our time at Austin Middle School with a joint worship service with Redline Church. Pastor Robert Lee will preach as we consider what it means to be the Church in our city. Services at 9:45 am & 11:15 am only. The Reef (1st—4th) and The Wave (5th—8th) will not meet, but will return Jan 7th. The Cove (Birth—K) will still be offered.
Note: We need your help! If you are available, please stick around after the 11:15am service to help move equipment to the new location. Lunch provided.
Watch a FREE Live Stream of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Event
Over the last 25 years, millions of lives have been changed through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. This November, Dave will be live streaming his Smart Money event to churches and Financial Peace University classes across the country. We are excited to announce that we will be a host site for this event. The best part? It’s absolutely free for you to attend!
Dave and Rachel Cruze will take the stage on November 7 in Phoenix, and we will stream the event in real time. We’d love for you to join us and learn the steps you and your family can take to live like no one else. Sign up today to be a part of this amazing event.
We look forward to seeing you in November!
Coastal ladies of all ages are invited to Surfside Beach for Chick Night Overnight - a fun and meaningful weekend getaway on Friday, October 6th - Saturday, October 7th. 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 today! Contact Holly Sanders for more information.
This month, we are partnering with Christ Together Galveston.
Coastal’s Middle School and High School students (5th –12th) are going to the new Altitude Trampoline Park in Texas City on Wed, Aug 23rd from 5pm-7pm. Cost is $15 per person and transportation is available upon request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
God has done some amazing things in and through Coastal over the past five years, but we believe the best is yet to come! Join us Sunday night, July 30th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Galveston Yacht Basin (715 Holiday Drive) as we sit around the table to eat, laugh, pray, and dream. Tickets are available for $10 per person at the Next Step Table (childcare provided).
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.
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.
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.