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WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR?

6-WEEK CHURCH-WIDE SUMMER SMALL GROUP


The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose? We believe the starting place must be with God and his eternal purposes for each life. Real meaning and significance comes from understanding and fulfilling God's purposes for putting us on earth. Join us this summer for a 6-week church-wide small group as we will journey together to discover our purpose here on Earth!


Learn More about our 6-week Summer Small Group!


WANT TO HOST THIS SMALL GROUP?


Fantastic. Hosting a small group isn’t about being perfect; it’s simply about serving others by giving them a place to connect. We believe that real growth happens in small groups and people’s lives are changed one semester at a time as we grow closer to Jesus. As a host you get to play an important role in that process! Click the link below to Host a small group.



Host A Group

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Who can be a host?

Anyone that is a member or regular attendee of Coastline and over the age of 16 can host a group.


What is this study about?

Throughout this six-session video-based study, you are going to discover the answer to life’s most fundamental question: “What on earth am I hear for?” And here’s a clue to the answer: It’s not about you. You were created by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny. The weekly topics include: You Matter to God, Worship – You Were Planned for God’s Pleasure, Fellowship – You Were Formed for God’s Family, Discipleship – You Were Created to Become Like Christ, Ministry – You Were Shaped for Serving God, Evangelism – You Were Made for a Mission.


What is required as a host?

Create a welcoming environment where fellowship can occur. Together, you’ll watch a 30-minute video, fill in the blanks in your workbook, and discuss collectively what was learned. There is no homework required.


How much do the study guides and videos cost?

We will provide the study guides for you and your group, and the weekly videos will be streamed online at no cost.


How do I get started?

First, register your group below, attend one of our Host Trainings (dates below), make sure you have a laptop to stream the weekly videos with your group, pick up a copy of “What on Earth Am I Here For?” book if you’d like to read it on your own, and get ready for an awesome semester!


Where can my group meet?

The choice is yours. Nowhere is off limits! Many groups meet at the beach, a park, a restaurant, a coffee shop, or in homes. We will not be hosting any groups on the Coastline campus as we want to take this 6-week season to be in our homes and communities.


How often should my group meet?

Your group begins the week of June 18 and will end the week of July 23. We recommend meeting for 1-2 hours every week. This gives your group members ample time to discuss the reading material, but also gives them an opportunity to open up and share what’s really going on in their lives - giving you the time to pray and encourage each other.


Who can come to my group?

Anyone can join your group! You do not have to attend Coastline to be a part.


How do I invite others to my group?

A personal invitation is encouraged, but a personal email or text is always better than a group email.


What if we have children?

There is no childcare provided by church, but you can always have the kids play in the backyard while the parents meet inside!


Who can attend my group?

Anyone is invited, but feel free to make your group your own! Some ideas: college students, co-workers, neighbors, women, men, or married couples.


What happens if I need to miss a week?

You can find someone else in your group to take the lead while you’re gone.


For additional questions, email info@coastlinechurch.org


Host Training Dates:

Thursday, June 1st or 8th, 7-8pm in Freestyle Room

Saturday, June 3rd or 10th, 10-11am in Freestyle Room

Sunday, June 4th, 12:30-1:30pm in Freestyle Room (with childcare)

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Join a SMALL GROUP

What are Small Groups?

A Small Group is an intentional gathering of people where you can connect with others on a regular basis who share your interests, who are at a similar stage in life, or who have experience in an area where you would like coaching.


Why do Small Groups exist?

Small groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why small groups exist- to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.


Why should I join a Small Group?

It is through doing life together that our problems become smaller and God uses others to bring healing, support and encouragement to our lives- whether we realize we need it or not. Your Small Group will quickly become a place where others don’t just know your name, but care about what is happening in your life.


How often do Small Groups meet?

Life flows in seasons, and we want to make it easy for you to be in the right Small Group for you in each season. This is why we have new groups that start and stop three times a year in what we refer to as “semesters.” Our semesters are winter/spring, summer, and fall.

ready to lead a small group?

Leading a small group isn’t about being perfect; it’s simply about serving others by giving them a place to connect. At Coastline Church, we believe that real growth happens in small groups and people’s lives are changed one semester at a time as we grow closer to Jesus. As a small group leader you get to play an important role in that process. Hosting a group is super simple. Choose a topic that interests you, then select a time and location to meet with others to share it. We also make this process easy by providing essential tools, leadership training and a directory where you can register your group so others can find it easily!



Start a New Group!


small group curriculum

Leading a small group starts with choosing an activity that interests you. That activity can be anything from basketball, homemaking, weight-lifting or surfing to baking, photography, skating, or mechanics. Once you've decided on your activity, you then choose the curriculum you'd like to share with your group. Great news, we already have tons of pre-approved curriculum for your to choose from. Ideally, each session would include prayer, a brief message from your study book or dvd, then onto catching waves, pumping iron, or baking delicious treats!


Recommended Curriculum


*All activities and curriculum must be approved by Coastline Church.

parenting on purpose

We all know that children don’t come with instruction manuals, and with today’s barrage of seemingly opposing information and uncharted societal issues, parenting can seem overwhelming. That's why we highly recommend the Parenting On Purpose curriculum taught by Pastor Chris Hodges of Church of the Highlands. The goal of Parenting on Purpose is to help you learn practical, God-centered steps to parenting.


To access th Parenting On Purpose DVD curriculum, please email info@coastlinechurch.org