What to Expect

Getting Started at Coastal Church

Common Questions

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.

Where are you located?

Coastal Church has 4 campuses located in the Greater Vancouver Area, and an Online Campus. For more information click on the specific campus page located under the Locations tab.

What do I wear to a service?

You’ll find that church visitors wear everything from casual clothes to business suits at our Weekend Services. We encourage our guests to wear something that’s comfortable, without fear of judgement from others.

What about my children?
At Coastal Church your children are a top priority. Coastal Kids is designed for all children from ages 6 months to 10 years old (Grade 5). In all of our services, we want every child to feel safe, have fun, make friends, learn God’s Word, grow in their personal relationship with Jesus and share His love with others.
What kind of church are you?
Coastal is a non-denominational, and multi-site church meeting in the heart of urban city centers. Greater Vancouver has become a mosaic of various cultures and the life of the church reflects that with more than one hundred nationalities represented on any weekend. You can learn more by visiting our Vision & Values page.
Why do you have life groups?

Life groups are the perfect place for you to build meaningful relationships and grow your faith in an intimate and supportive environment. You’ll find it helps you engage with God’s Word and grow in spiritual maturity through discipleship. You’ll also have the opportunity to serve alongside each other in ministry, and share the love of Christ both locally and abroad.

How can I join a life group?
You can get started by opening our Life Group directory, and begin looking for a group near you. Choose from a variety of options from location, interest, and schedule to find the group that’s just right for you.
How can I be discipled and grow?
Coastal Church offers a number of courses throughout the year that are designed to equip, train or support you on your spiritual journey. If you’re new to Christianity we recommend starting with The Alpha Course, to learn more about the foundations of faith.
How can I begin volunteering?
Take the next step in joining the HNL Team by getting started on the Connect Course. The course is designed to equip you to live out your calling as you fully devote yourself to follow Christ. You will learn the essentials to following Jesus, connecting to our community, discovering your purpose, and serving with your God-given gifts.

Campus FAQ

We want to help make your first visit a great one! Please refer to the frequently asked questions below for information specific to each Coastal Church campus.

Downtown Campus

Coastal Church provides parking at a discounted rate for anyone attending one of our weekend services. Cost is $2.50 for 2 hours. One of our parking attendants will be waiting to greet you and provide you with further instructions.

  • Underground parking is located under 1128-1166 Alberni Street.
  • Impark Parkade – lot 1662
  • If entering from Thurlow Street (one way), turn into back alley, just before Joe Fortes’ restaurant.
  • If entering from Bute Street, turn into back alley, just before Damso restaurant.
  • Parking is available at a discounted rate of $2.50 for 2 hours (in limited Coastal designated stalls #98 and up)
  • Pay stations are located on levels P1 and P2. Please enter your stall number (accepts credit card and coins only).
  • Coastal Volunteers will be ready to help you at Pay Station with a discount code.
  • Pay-by-phone is unavailable at this location.

Discounted Rates valid during these times:

  • Saturdays, 3:30pm-7:30pm
  • Sundays, 8:00am-3:30pm

We encourage you to come to church few minutes early if you’re using the parkade.

SkyTrain is one of the most convenient ways of getting to our downtown services. The Expo and Millennium SkyTrain Lines connect downtown Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey. The Canada Line connects downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the city of Richmond.

The Burrard Station is a 5 minute walk from the Coastal Church downtown campus building.

Vancouver has a vast network of buses, trolleys and community shuttles link to various hubs, exchanges, SkyTrain stations and tourist destinations throughout Metro Vancouver. Common buses that run down Georgia Street, and past our building are: 240, 246 & 250.

To find your bus schedule please visit the Translink website.

Cycling can be the fastest way of getting around, especially in more urban areas of Metro Vancouver. TransLink has made cycling a realistic travel option by providing funding for municipal bike routes and making it easy to connect with our transit services by bicycle.

View the Cycling Map for routes you can take to church!

Commercial Campus

Commercial Drive has a small parking lot located beside the church building and accessible street parking nearby. We encourage visitors to take advantage of the free parking available when attending a weekend service.

SkyTrain is one of the most convenient ways of getting to our downtown services. The Expo and Millennium SkyTrain Lines connect Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey. The Canada Line connects downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the city of Richmond.The Commercial & Broadway Station is a 5 minute walk from the Commercial campus building.

Crosstown Campus

We meet at the Cineplex International Village in Crosstown, every Sunday @ 10:00 AM.

Coastal Church provides FREE underground parking for anyone attending one of our weekend services at the International Village. One of our parking attendants will be waiting to greet you and provide you with further instructions.

  • Underground parking is located under 88 West Pender Street
  • View Map
  • Enter underground parking East off Abbott Between Keefer And West Pender
  • Exit underground parking East Onto Taylor Street.

Coastal Church guest parking is valid during these times:

  • Sundays, 9:00am-12:00pm

We encourage you to come to church few minutes early if you’re using the parkade.

SkyTrain is one of the most convenient ways of getting to our downtown services. The Expo and Millennium SkyTrain Lines connect downtown Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey. The Canada Line connects downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and the city of Richmond.

The Stadium – Chinatown Station is a 5 minute walk from the Crosstown campus building.

Pitt Meadows Campus

We meet at the Cineplex Meadowtown Cinemas in Pitt Meadows, every Sunday @ 9:30 AM. Please note that all other events during the week will take place at our Pitt Meadows Education Center (see information below).

Pitt Meadows has a large parking lot conveniently located just outside the Meadowtown Cinemas. We encourage visitors to take advantage of the free parking available when attending a weekend service.

Coastal Church owns and operates the Pitt Meadows Education Center. Not only does it provide necessary office space, but also meeting rooms used for Life Groups, Connect Course, Freedom Session and the Alpha Course.

The building is located at: #102 – 105, 12099 Harris Road

Attend a service

Plan a Visit

Let us know you’re coming and we’ll roll out the red carpet. You’ll be greeted by one of our service hosts, who can help answer any questions and make your first experience at Coastal Church a memorable one!