WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT WILL A TYPICAL WEEKLY SERVICE BE LIKE?
Each weekend at Coastal City Church you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with exciting, contemporary worship music and a practical, relevant message. You’ll also receive a printed outline for notes that will help equip you to make the most of each week’s teaching.
WHAT WILL KIDS EXPERIENCE?
Our Family Life environments have safe spaces with qualified volunteers who have completed a background check caring for children from birth through 5th grade. We have the following environments:
- Coastal City Babies: These are children from birth through age 2. At some point during the service, each child will have one of our adult caregivers hold them while they pray for your child and sing one song to them. We don’t want to miss a single opportunity to plant a seed of God’s truths into the life of a child.
- Coastal City Littles: These toddlers are age 3 to pre-K. Each child is invited and encouraged to participate in at least one craft that connects to a Bible story being shared that day. Each family also receives a ParentCue to equip the adults in that child’s life to explore the truth even further.
- Coastal City Kids: Here we bring K-5th graders together to start the service with a large group experience that includes high energy singing, a talented storyteller sharing a Biblical story, and movie that retells the story with a modern scenario. Then the kids wrap up their service with small group time while they explore the truth that was just revealed in the Bible story for the day. Each family also receives a ParentCue to equip the adults in that child’s life to explore the truth even further.
WHAT WILL OLDER KIDS AND YOUTH EXPERIENCE
We refer to kids in the 6th grade and older as students. We believe students are in a time of life they are practicing to become adults. So we ask students to participate in church the same exact way we ask adults. We have designed our church experience and message with the understanding and expectation that students will be in the Big Room with adults. We offer small groups for students and we encourage students to serve on every team. If a message is going to include a focus on “Adult Content”, we will let families know well in advance.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I VISIT FOR THE FIRST TIME?
If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” for awhile—and that’s fine with us! Come in, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and see if this is the church for you.
I DON’T WANT TO “STAND OUT” AND LOOK OR FEEL FOOLISH ANY ADVICE?
Arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the service starts so you can grab a coffee from the cafe, check kids into Coastal City Kids if you have them, and find a seat before the service begins.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR?
You’ll find everything from casual clothes to business suits at a Weekly Service. Come in what is comfortable for you, because Coastal City Church is not about what you look like or what you wear.