A Letter from Aaron

It's overwhelming to think about all the things God has accomplished since we started on January 1, 2012. We launched with a vision to create a "church for the unchurched" and in many ways that dream has become a reality. Take one look at the crowd on Sunday morning and you'll see a diverse, multi-generational congregation engaged in a worship service that is authentic, relevant, and Christ-centered. Look closer and you'll see kids, teenagers, and college students growing spiritually through thriving age-level ministries, volunteers using their gifts to serve others, and friends doing life together as a result of their participation in Community Groups. God has also used Coastal to start new community ministries, lead disaster relief efforts, and send missionaries around the globe. We've gathered with other churches for United Worship and even started an island-wide Servolution!

Although I'm extremely grateful for God's blessing in and through Coastal, I'm convinced our task is only beginning. The large percentage of unchurched people on the island and in Galveston County is heartbreaking. We cannot rest on yesterday's success. It's time to begin a new and exciting chapter in Coastal's story. It's time to take our vision and Kingdom impact to the next level. It's time to go BEYOND.

The BEYOND INITIATIVE is a 36-month, church-wide emphasis designed to help us take a big, collective step forward. As you read over the following information, you'll learn more about this God-sized vision and discover practical ways you can be part of it.

Project Goals