Our Church

This Season

In this season, our vision at Coastline is to be a church that learns to Practice The Way of Jesus

Rule of Life

What is a Rule of Life? Let's not over complicate this, a Rule of Life is an invitation to be guided by a set of habits and practices based on the life of Jesus himself. 

At Coastline we are unapologetically going to challenge you to make intentional choices with your life; and in community, we have written a Rule of Life for our church that we believe reflects a set of habits and practices based on the life of Jesus himself that we are all called to live. 

May our Rule of Life serve as your guide to Practice The Way of Jesus in this season.

We are seeking to be a community of rest in a culture of hurry and exhaustion, through the practice of Sabbath.
We are seeking to be a community of communion with God in a culture of distraction and escapism, through the practice of Prayer.
We are seeking to be a community of courageous fidelity to orthodoxy in a culture of theological compromise, through the practice of Scripture.
We are seeking to be a community of contentment in a culture of consumerism, through the practice of Generosity.
We are seeking to be a community of hospitality in a culture of hostility, through the practice of Witness.
We are seeking to be a community of adoration, devotion, and praise to God in a culture of selfishness, through the practice of Worship.
We are seeking to be a community of peace and quiet in a culture of anxiety and noise, through the practice of Solitude.
We are seeking to be a community of love and depth in a culture of individualism and superficiality, through the practice of Community.
We are seeking to be a community of holiness in a culture of indulgence and immorality, through the practice of Fasting.
We are seeking to be a community of justice, mercy, and reconciliation in a culture of injustice and division, through the practice of Service.

Rule of Faith

What is a Rule of Faith? Similar to a Rule of Life, a Rule of Faith is an invitation to be guided by a set of beliefs based on the Christian scriptures, or the Bible. 

At Coastline we believe the Bible is God's Word to us. As we learn to live like Jesus, we lean into a set of beliefs intended to guide us as we make intentional choices in our lives. 

May our Rule of Faith serve as your guide to Practice The Way of Jesus in this season.

God the Father
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-15; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. This immersion into Spirit-led living provides the Christian with the power to live a fruitful, victorious life, understanding of spiritual truth, and boldness in sharing the good news with others. He also gives us spiritual gifts. As Christians, we seek to live under His daily control. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25

The Bible
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5

Human Beings
People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59; Romans 3:23

Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by accepting Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

We believe in sanctification, the on-going process of yielding to God’s Word and the Holy Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; Hebrews 2:11

We believe the church is the world-wide body of Christ. It is comprised of all believers who have been united through the sacrifice of Jesus. God has also called these believers to be part of a local church family. Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in relationship with Him is eternal life. John 3:16; 12:25; 14:2-3; 17:3; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15

Sexual Formation
The way of Jesus calls us to key distinctives in how we relate to our sexual formation. We believe that living in the way of Jesus means embracing His vision of faithfulness in sexuality.  This practically looks like abstaining from all sexual relationships outside of the historic vision of Christian marriage expressed in whole life covenant union between a man and woman, avoiding pornography, inappropriate relationships that compromise our witness, and pursuing life giving holiness by the grace of God.

We are committed to seek to understand and address the deep heart issues of identity and experience which draw some people into the LGBTQI+ practice; to reach out with love, compassion, and justice of Christ, and to reject and condemn all forms of hatred, verbal or physical abuse, and victimization of LGBTQI+ people.

Recommended Reading in this Season

The Relational Soul by Rich Plass and James Cofeild
Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster 
The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
Sacred Fire by Ronald Rolheiser
Invitation to a Journey by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
Strange New World by Carl R. Truman
The Way of the Heart by Henri J.M. Nouwen
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship by Peter Scazzero
Water from a Deep Well by Gerald Sittser
God in My Everything by Ken Shigematsu
The Deeply Formed Life by Rich Villodas
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools by Tyler Staton
Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton
Soul Care in African American Practice by Barbara L. Peacock
The Critical Journey by Janet O. Hagberg and Robert A. Guelich
Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke, M.D.
The Body Keeps the Score by Bassel van der Kolk, M.D
The Power of Silence by Robert Cardinal Sarah