We've designed our Small Groups to have two, simple purposes: to help us grow closer to God and the Bible, and to help us do life together, better. Sharing life through a community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. That’s why small groups exist- to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible.
We believe leading a group is simple because we all have something to offer others. Whether it’s something you are passionate about, an experience you’ve had that can help others, or an area in which you are looking to grow, leading a group is a great way to bring people together in meaningful community.To learn more about becoming a Small Group leader, attend Small Group Leadership Training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you’re not sure you’re ready to lead a group, we invite you to come to training and see how simple and rewarding it really is. Go for it!
Our hope is for every person at Coastline to be connected in a meaningful community through a Small Group. With so many groups to choose from, we are confident there is a group that is a great fit for you. You can search for groups by topic, location, day, and time in our online Small Groups directory. Once you find a few groups that interest you, contact the leaders to learn more and make plans to check them out in person. You got this!
You're not going to believe how simple this is! You start by signing up for a group online. We suggest joining a group based on your current station-in-life. For example, if you're married with kids, join a group with others who are also married with kids. Once you've signed up for a group, expect a formal welcome call or email from the host or co-host within 24-48 hours. Once you've joined the group by attending your first meeting, expect to spend the next 12 weeks doing life with your group, growing closer to God and one another. That's it!
As a church we recognize we have a responsibility to develop and help each person who is a part of our family grow spiritually and mature. Understanding that responsibility we believe there are five key groups to help people become well-rounded in their faith and build a strong foundation in Christianity for their journey. We ask everyone in our church family to attend each group that applies to them at least one time in their journey with our church. Our Foundation Series Groups are:
Freedom Groups (For Everyone)
Financial Peace University Groups (For Everyone)
Relate (For Everyone)
We've designed our Small Groups to have two, simple purposes: to help us grow closer to God and the Bible, and to help us do life together, better. Our sermon-based Small Groups are designed for those who want to dive deeper into the weekend message. There's no extra books or required reading material other than the Small Group notes you receive at the weekend service and your Bible.
The goal of small groups is relationship. We recognize that there are many passions, felt-needs, and hobbies that people love to bond over and develop deep and meaningful relationships with. We encourage people to take what they are passionate about and in most cases already do on a regular basis and get intentional with it for Christ by turning it into a group. Here are a few examples:
Exercise • Surfing • Addiction • Mental Health • Book Studies
At Coastline, we are dedicated to being the hands and feet of Jesus and showing God’s love in tangible ways through our service to the community. Simply browse our list of opportunities and select a project to do with the your small group, let us know the project you chose along with the date and time, and you're on your way to making a difference in our community!