News & Updates

Our Response to Social Issues and COVID-19
A Message From Our Pastors

I’m sure you’ve already heard the statement given by our Provincial Health Officer, Dr Bonnie Henry and our Health Minster, Adrian Dix with regards to suspending in person worship services until midnight, December 7th. What does this mean for us at Coastal Church? 

Our weekend Worship Services will once again continue online only. This change affects all in-person watch parties, including Coastal Kids services.

These LIVE services will continue each weekend at 5:00 pm on Saturday evenings, and 9:00 am & 11:00 am on Sunday (PST).

Click Here to learn how to watch our weekend services.

How can we prepare for our worship time in our home?

  1. Let’s decide which weekend service we and our family will attend (Saturday at 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am or 11:00 am PST or a Spanish service at 5:00 pm PST).
  2. Let’s pray to receive from the Lord prior to tuning in.
  3. Let’s pray for family or friends that may also need to be encouraged during this time and ask them to ‘join’ us, with a follow up call following the service.
  4. Let’s give God our best in how we posture ourselves, as it is an act of worship to the King of Kings! If possible, stand during worship and keep distractions to a minimum.

As we journey through a pandemic together, we purpose to continue to speak faith into the darkness, and choose to walk as we are reminded in Nehemiah 8:10, ‘Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength’.

Love, Pastors Dave and Cheryl Koop & our Coastal Church Team

As per Dr. Henry’s update on November 7, 2020, regarding indoor social gatherings, churches are not considered a social gathering. As churches are exempt from this new order, we will continue to practice safety guidelines set out by the BC Center for Disease Control, which includes attendance pre-registration, mandatory face masks and temperature check upon arrival. Coastal Church also has limited seating to not exceed 50 individuals. Obviously, we are all ready to gather at church as we once did, and thank you for continuing to purpose to minister to the Lord and allow Him to minister to you through His Word and worship whether it be online or in person. He is still able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond what we ask or think according to the power that works within you. 
(Ephesians 3:20) 

In His Grace, 
Pastors Dave and Cheryl

We’re Here Because You’re Here!

This fall has seen the expansion of continued strength on our online community while also re-opening in person services! We too are finding a new rhythm during this season. Firstly, it’s been great to connect with in person again and hope to see as many of you as possible on a regular basis!

Our Pitt Meadows campus has re-opened at our PMEC location. What’s PMEC? A number of years ago Coastal Church purchased property in a newly constructed Pitt Meadows office tower and in 2016 we designed it as an office/education centre which is used for Life Groups, Alpha, Prayer meetings, Freedom Sessions, Connect Course, Kids Fall Fiesta to name a few. Now on Sundays, there are groups at 9am and 11am that gather to watch the services online as a Watch Party.

Our Crosstown campus has joined our Commercial location and gather together at 11am. Richmond has watch party gatherings at both 9am and 11am, with all of the above locations welcoming kids to attend. Each watch party does require pre-registration with a limit of 50 per gathering, but what a joy to come together in person.

There’s also a fresh excitement at our Alberni office location with Children’s ministry ready for kids at 11am on Sundays! Parents are able to meet on the same floor for their own gathering in our chapel, simply called ‘205’. This has been a great way to expand into another group of 50 for our church.

Regen (young adults/professionals between the ages of 18-30) have been meeting in person as a watch party for some time and they too meet in ‘205’ to join the live stream Saturday evening service together.

And downtown? Yes, it’s the production center that allows us to stream into your homes but it’s also the hub for authentic worship and God’s Word to be spoken. We pray that through our building at 1160 W Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, your lives are touched by the power of the Holy Spirit. The in-person worship experience includes cameras, lighting and a production crew, and opportunity for some participation for all 3 weekend services, Saturday at 5pm, and Sundays at 9am and 11am.

There’s a place for you. Online has become an unexpected delight to connect in a fresh way. Whether you are able to join through live.coastalchurch.org or Facebook or YouTube, we purpose to bring a fresh and relatable message each week as we continue to grow in faith in our Lord Jesus Christ – together!

‘I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the House of the Lord’ Psalm 122:1

Coastal Church App

The official app of Coastal Church. Access audio & video streams of the weekend services, articles by our Pastors, message notes, kids & youth videos and much more!
Church Services

LIVE Broadcast:

The Bible tells us how important it is to gather together, and while we can’t meet at full capacity right now, we’re grateful to have Church Online every weekend. This is a great opportunity to invite others to church who may have never considered it before. There are no walls, no barriers and people can watch from the comfort of home. If you know someone who needs to hear the message of God’s love in a time of crisis, please share the links below. One invite could change their life forever! 

Saturday @ 5:00 PM
Sunday @ 9:00 AM
Sunday @ 11:00 AM

You can head to live.coastalchurch.org to experience worship, the message, and the community of your church family through live chat and prayer.

This same LIVE stream is also broadcasting on Facebook and YouTube

facebook.com/CoastalChurch
youtube.com/coastalchurchvancouver

Attend In-Person:

Coastal Church is committed to creating an environment that meets government recommendations for safety. To make that possible, our weekend services have been redesigned to accommodate new safety procedures and physical distancing. This includes significantly reduced capacity and adjusted service times.

At this time, all event organizers are ordered by BC Health Authorities to limit all public gatherings to less than 50 people. We’re open at the following locations to pre-registered audiences:

Downtown Campus (Saturday @ 5:00 PM or Sunday @ 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM)
Commercial Campus (Sunday @ 11:00 AM)
Pitt Meadows Education Center (Sunday @ 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM)
Richmond (Sunday @ 9:00 AM or 11:00 AM)

If you would like to register or learn more, please visit: coastalchurch.org/attend

Try Alpha Online:

Joining Alpha has never been easier! You can get started by visiting our Alpha Page, and learn how to participate with other guests in a simulated live environment. 

Each week will start with an Alpha video, which will be live-streamed for everyone with an option to participate in real-time chat with other viewers. Our Alpha hosts will also help viewers join breakout groups (via video chat) for discussion immediately after the video is finished.

Date & Time: Tuesday & Wednesday @ 7:00 PM

Life Groups:

Whether you’re meeting online or 6 feet apart, Life Groups are how we build community and lasting relationships. You’ll find it helps you engage with God’s Word and grow in spiritual maturity through discipleship.

In-Person groups gather face-to-face in homes, coffee shops, office buildings, parks and other local spots! Whether you’re looking for a Men’s, Women’s, Couples, Singles or Workplace group, there is one that is just right for you!

E-Life Groups allow you to have face-to-face communication with your small group, from any location in the world! All you need is a computer or mobile device to get started.

Get Started with Life Groups

Join or lead a small group

Coastal Kids:

Our kids team is working on creating resources for parents to help during this season of self-isolation. This includes weekly videos from our Children’s Pastor as well as recommended resources hand-picked from our team! The best way to get updates is by downloading the Coastal Church app or by visiting the Coastal Kids webpage. 

Coastal Youth:

Our youth leaders want to stay connected during this time and send out some free resources to watch or download. Just like Coastal Kids, the best way to get updates is by downloading the Coastal Church app or by visiting the Coastal Youth webpage. 

Free Resources:

We’re excited to share church-wide access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want — on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

As a church, we’re looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith during this time of crisis. We believe that RightNow Media will be a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood.

To get unlimited free access, simply click the link below, sign up for an account, and you’re all set to explore more than 20,000 videos. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family! 

Get Access to RightNow Media

RightNow Media Access

We’re excited to share church-wide access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access during this season of social distancing — on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.
Stay Healthy & Informed

In a crisis like this, it’s common for misinformation to spread, and it can be difficult to figure out who and what to trust. Here are some reliable resources that can connect you with accurate and helpful info.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Get the most recent updates from public health authorities at all levels of government across the country.

BC Centre for Disease Control
Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

Help reduce your risk of infection: 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection.
  • If a sink is not available, alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can be used to clean your hands as long as they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, use a wipe and then ABHR to effectively clean them.
  • Do not touch your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Do not share food, drinks, utensils, etc.
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