BELIEFS

GOD

 God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14

MAN

Man is made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.

Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2

ETERNITY

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, I John 2:25 & 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15

JESUS

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

SALVATION

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6 & 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1

ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.

John 10:29, II Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25 & 10:10-14, I Peter 1:3-5

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160 & 12:6, Proverbs 30:5

 

 

OUR PURPOSE

Our vision for Coastal Fellowship Church is simple. We exist to Reach UpReach Out, and Reach In. These three are the biblical mandates of the local church.

REACH UP

WHEN WE WORSHIP GOD, WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE AND DEVOTION TO HIM. WHAT AN HONOR IT IS TO HUMBLY COME BEFORE THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE. ALL OF US ARE WIRED FOR WORSHIP, AND THE ONLY WAY WE CAN EXPRESS TRUE LOVE TO GOD AND WORSHIP HIM IS THROUGH A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.

REACH OUT

ANOTHER KEY PURPOSE OF COASTAL FELLOWSHIP IS TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IN NEED BOTH SPIRITUALLY AND PRACTICALLY. EVERY DAY, WE RUB SHOULDERS WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST AN ACT OF LOVE OR AN INVITE AWAY FROM A LIFE-CHANGING ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS AND CO-WORKERS TO ATTEND AND PARTNER WITH COASTAL FELLOWSHIP. COASTAL FELLOWSHIP PARTNERS WITH DIFFERENT LOCAL AND GLOBAL CHARITIES TO REACH OUT AND MEET THE NEEDS WHEREVER WE CAN.

REACH IN

WE ALSO EXIST TO HELP YOU, AS A CHRIST-FOLLOWER, GROW IN YOUR SPIRITUAL MATURITY. BECAUSE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS ONE OF CONSTANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, WE ARE FOCUSED ON PROVIDING BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO EVERY DAY LIFE. WE WANT TO HELP YOU MOVE FROM A SPECTATOR IN THE STANDS TO THE GAME OF ACTIVE SERVICE.