Important Update: Welcome back Coastal family. Come join us In-person for Sunday worship at any of our campuses. Face coverings and/or masks are strongly encouraged..

Coastal exists to develop authentic followers of Jesus Christ. The core vision for accomplishing our mission is laid out in our Connect, Grow, Serve model. It’s our belief that people who call Coastal home develop most as a disciple of Jesus Christ when they are connecting to God through corporate worship, growing spiritually in community through Small Groups and Spiritual Formation Classes, and serving in a ministry and mission of Coastal.

Sixteen weeks of each year are set aside in our global calendar for Spiritual Formation classes. Many of our year–round small groups will break for these weeks and attend a class together. Our classes cover a variety of topics including Bible study, book study, and topical study. We offer both gender specific classes and coed classes each Spiritual Formation season.

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Class: The Church of Small Things

The million little pieces that make a life aren’t necessarily glamorous or far reaching. But God uses some of the smallest, most ordinary acts of faithfulness and sometimes it looks a lot like packing a lunch, cooking dinner, or running errands for a loved one.  This study helps us to embrace our simple yet incredibly meaningful lives to find beauty and joy in all of it. 

Schedule: Meets every Monday from January 4 – February 8, 2021, 6:30-8:00 PM.
Format: This is a video/workbook series for women of all ages.
Location: Gloucester Campus

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ClassPrinciples of Bible Study

Principles of Bible Study will be a 4 week class on how to study the Bible for yourself. We will explore the nature of Scripture and it’s sufficiency for us, and then delve into a 3 step process to take any passage of Scripture and learn to draw out truth as well as application.

This class is valuable for those who teach, lead Bible studies or small groups, or for anyone who wishes to increase their ability and confidence in understanding the Bible for themselves. The book “How to Study Your Bible” by Kay and David Arthur is recommended reading, but not required for the class.

Schedule: Meets every Wednesday from January 6 – January 27, 2021, 6:30-8:00 PM.
Format: in-person; Open to everyone
Location: Gloucester Campus

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ClassPrinciples of Bible Study (ONLINE ONLY)

Principles of Bible Study will be a 4 week class on how to study the Bible for yourself. We will explore the nature of Scripture and it’s sufficiency for us, and then delve into a 3 step process to take any passage of Scripture and learn to draw out truth as well as application.

This class is valuable for those who teach, lead Bible studies or small groups, or for anyone who wishes to increase their ability and confidence in understanding the Bible for themselves. The book “How to Study Your Bible” by Kay and David Arthur is recommended reading, but not required for the class.

Schedule: Meets every Wednesday from January 6 – January 27, 2021, 6:30-8:00 PM.
Format: Online; Open to everyone
Location: Gloucester Campus

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ClassThe Essential Ingredients of a Godly Marriage

In this four week class you will learn the fundamentals of having a healthy, functional, Christ centered marriage. Whether you are or just looking to enrich your marriage, newlyweds, single and preparing for marriage one day or your marriage needs tune up, this class is for you. 

Schedule: Meets every Wednesday from January 6 to January 27, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8pm.
Format: Open to everyone
Location: Yorktown Campus

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Class: Authentic Together—Women of Coastal

Join us as we talk about what Women of Coastal does and how you can be a part of it.  Hear from our Leadership Team and find out specifically how you can participate and/or serve.

Schedule: Meets every Wednesday beginning January 6 to January 27, 20201 from 6:30p to 8pm.
Format: Women of all ages
Location: Yorktown Campus

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Class: How to Study the Old Testament

This class has two objectives: First, participants will learn to identify 3 different kinds of literature in the Old Testament (historical narrative, poetry, and prophecy). Second, they will learn distinct study tools for each type of OT text. This will add depth to personal Bible study and promote proper interpretation of scripture. 

Schedule: Meets every Wednesday from January 6 to January 27, 2021, 6:30PM to 8PM.
Format: in-person; Open to everyone
Location: Deer Park Campus

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Class: How to Study the Old Testament (ONLINE ONLY)

This class has two objectives: First, participants will learn to identify 3 different kinds of literature in the Old Testament (historical narrative, poetry, and prophecy). Second, they will learn distinct study tools for each type of OT text. This will add depth to personal Bible study and promote proper interpretation of scripture. 

Schedule: Meets every Wednesday from January 6 to January 27, 2021, 6:30PM to 8PM.
Format: Online; Open to everyone
Location: Deer Park Campus

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Class: Survey of the Book of Ecclesiastes

Please join Lee Lavoie for a survey of the Book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is an inspired book which records an intense search by the Preacher (traditionally understood to be David’s son King Solomon) for meaning and satisfaction in life—in spite of the inequities, inconsistencies, and seeming absurdities of life on earth.

Schedule: Meets every Wednesday from January 6 to January 27, 2021, 6:30pm to 8pm.
Format: Open to everyone
Location: Deer Park Campus

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Class: Reading: In Hot Pursuit of Knowing God

Join Chris Mouring and explore how to love God and His truth, goodness and beauty through the written word.

Schedule: Meets every Wednesday from January 6 to January 27, 2021, 6:30pm to 8pm.
Format: Open to everyone
Location: Deer Park Campus

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