Our statement of faith, the very foundation upon which Coastal Church is built. As a full-gospel ministry we preach and teach the following principles.
1. We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
2. We believe the Old and New Testament are God’s divinely inspired words. (Hebrews 4:12; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13)
3. We believe all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation. (Genesis 1:26-31,3:1-7; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Psalm 51:5; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; I Corinthians 2:14)
4. We believe salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people. (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35; John 3:16; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21)
5. We believe that by confessing their sins to God, every believer will be forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9
6. We believe it is the will of God that every believer be filled with the Holy Spirit and to have the power to be a witness. This includes the opportunity for all to speak with new tongues (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:4, 8:14-19).
7. We believe healing is provided in the redemption work of Christ and is available to every believer. (Exodus 15:26; Psalm 107:20; James 5:14-15; Acts 10:38; I Peter 2:24)
8. We believe every believer is to grow up in the Lord through study of the Word, prayer, and renewing of the mind. (Romans 12:1-2; II Corinthians 10:4-5)
9. We believe that there shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. (Matthew 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; Revelation 22:11)
10. We believe in the personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
11. We believe in water baptism, and the observance of the Lord’s supper. (Mark 16:16; I Corinthians 11:23-29)
12. We believe that all mankind is subject to the death of the body as a result of original sin. The soul and spirit do not die, but immediately after death enter into a conscious state of joy or misery depending on if they have accepted or rejected the redemption for their sins which God has provided for us through Jesus Christ. (Ecclesiastes 12:7; Luke 8:55, 23:43; Romans 5:12; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23)
Having received Christ as my Lord and Savior and being in agreement with the values and ideas presented in the Church 101 and 201 class, I now feel led by the Holy Spirit to unite with the Coastal Church family. In doing so, I commit myself to God and to the other members to do the following:
By acting in love toward other members.
“So let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony, and on the growth of our fellowship together.” Romans 14:19
By refusing to gossip.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs.” Ephesians 4:29
By following the leaders.
“Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.” Hebrews 13:17
By praying for its growth.
“To the church…we always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.” 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2
By inviting the unchurched to attend.
“Go out into the country…and urge anyone you find to come in, so that the house will be full.” Luke 14:23
By warmly welcoming those who visit.
“So, warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified.” Romans 15:7
By discovering my gifts and talents.
“Serve one another with the particular gifts God has given each of you.” 1 Peter 4:10
By being equipped to serve by my pastors.
“God gave…some to be pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of ministry, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4:11-12
By developing a servant’s heart.
“Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…by taking on the very nature of a servant.” Philippians 2:4-5,7
By attending church and small groups faithfully.
“Let us not give up meeting together…but let us encourage one another.” Hebrews 10:25
By living a godly life.
“But whatever happens, make sure that your everyday life is worthy of the Gospel of Christ.” Philippians 1:27
By giving regularly.
“Each one of you, on the first day of each week, should set aside a specific sum of money in proportion to what you have earned and use it for the offering.” 1 Corinthians 16:2