Spiritual Formation

At Coastal, Small Groups and Spiritual Formation Classes provide an environment for growth.  The truth of the Bible intersects with real life.  In community, you are supported, encouraged and held accountable to becoming more like Christ.

WINTER Spiritual Formation

 
Spiritual Formation Registration

Winter Spiritual Formation

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ANYONE

Character driven leadership

Tuesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Teacher:  General Dick Abel
This class is open to ages 14+ and space is limited, so preregistration is required.  There is a $20 fee for this class and childcare reimbursement is available.  After an impressive 30-year Air Force career, Gen. Abel founded "Leadership is ALL About People" and currently serves as its president.  He is an internationally known speaker on family values, public affairs, military affairs, and moral leadership.  To learn more about Gen. Abel's incredible biography, visit liaap.com/about.  To register for this class, click here.

Prayer 101

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Teachers:  Marty Ferenc & Jacqueline Jenkins
Every person who attends will learn to pray powerfully and effectively with the use of the Scriptures, learn the theology behind prayer strategy, receive insights on how to be a prayer intercessor, and learn to pray for the lost.  To register for this class, click here.

Having a Clear conscience & the fullness of joy

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Teacher:  Jim Anklam
With 1 John as the basic book of study, we will explore the power of a clear conscience.  Our study will also reinforce the assurance we have of eternal life in the family of God.  And as we see God more clearly, we will be inspired to turn more readily away from sin with an understanding that God not only wants joy in our lives but He wants our joy to be full.  This is an expository study of 1 John based on various commentaries including writings from John MacArthur and Dr. Erin Lutzer.  To register for this class, click here.

introduction to christian apologetics

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Teacher:  Lee Lavoie
1 Peter 3:15-16 tells us to always be "prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that you have that is in you."  This class is an introduction to Christian apologetics - a preparation to defend (greek - 'apologia') for our hope.  We'll work towards a better understanding and application of "conversational apologetics" (using questions as a primary tool for evangelism), define "apologetics" using 1 Peter 3:15-16, and discuss the seven reasons asking questions is a preferable method and crucial part in engaging people in conversational apologetics.  To register for this class, click here.

FOUNDATIONS

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
GLOUCESTER CAMPUS
Teachers:  David Wilson, Nate Weis & Geoff Williams
Foundations is a study for those who are still investigating the faith or would like to establish themselves with a basic overview of Biblical history and theology.  We will spend 5 weeks working through a survey of the New Testament.  To register for this class, click here.

what is baptism?

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Teacher:  Chris Lay
Whether you want to get baptized in the near future or want to know more about what the Bible says about baptism, this class is for you.  You will gain a better understanding of the Gospel, and the impact that has on each person when seen through the lens of baptism.  This class is required for all those who are seeking baptism at Coastal.   To register for this class, click here.

WOMEN ONLY

embracing suffering

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Teacher:  Carol Johnson
No one is exempt from suffering.  What does the Bible say about the purpose of suffering and our response to it?  How do we support others in their suffering?  Can we really find joy in suffering?  How do we prepare ourselves and our children for suffering?  How can I bring glory to God through suffering?  Come join us as we search the Scriptures, find answers to these questions and more, and learn how to truly embrace suffering.  To register for this class, click here.

fruit of the spirit

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Teacher:  Bethany Lay
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control can only grow by cultivating a relationship with Spirit of God.  This class challenges women to pursue the relationship first in order to see the Fruit of the Spirit grow.  To register for this class, click here.

"Cross" fitness

Wednesdays - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Teacher:  Beth East
This spiritual formation class offers strong supportive leadership and a safe environment to help you become as intensely fit as possible, spirit, soul & body.  Requirements:  Wear fitness apparel, bring a Bible and a friend/accountability partner.  This class is serious fun!  To register for this class, click here.