Those persons who affirm their faith in Jesus and regularly attend Coast Community Church are encouraged to consider becoming 'Partners' of Coast Community Church. Partnership at Coast Community means Church members in accordance with Church membership articulated by Churches of Christ NSW.
Coast Community Partners agree with our basis of faith and are committed to supporting the Vision, Mission, Values & Discipleship Model of Coast Community Church, participate in annual business meeting & partnership events & Team nights.
As a Partner in the gospel, I desire to support and engage with the Values, Vision, Mission and Discipleship Model of Coast Community Church.
Coast Community – Healthy, Growing and Full of Love (Eph 4:16)
Everything comes from and exists for the Triune God
(God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit).
Grace: Embracing God’s unconditional love and offering it to others.
Growth: Partnering with God to become more like Jesus.
Gratitude: Responding with thankfulness to God in all circumstances.
Generosity: Choosing to live generously in all areas of life.
Genuineness: Being authentic with God and one another.
Building Up God's Church by:
Empowering people according to gifting
Equipping people for works of service
Encouraging people to go for it!
Our Discipleship Model- Tree of Life
I desire to grow in my discipleship to Jesus by exploring ways that I can grow in all seven aspects of our discipleship model, so my life will grow to be like a healthy tree which bears much fruit. I understand the discipleship model includes:
Deep Spiritual Life Developing an intimate relationship between you and God. Great strategies for this is SOAP journaling and Retreats. (You+God)
Deep Spiritual Friendships Doing life in community with others. Belonging to a connect group is a great way to grow deep spiritual friendships. (You + others)
Deep Spiritual Accountability Regularly meeting with a mentor or prayer partner whom you can be completely honest and transparent with. (You + one other)
Body of Christ Committed to gathering consistently with your Spiritual Family at one of our Sunday services.
Kingdom Serving Using Spiritual Gifts to serve the Body of Christ and our local community through any of our various ministries.
Kingdom Sowing Seeking to share God’s story with others so people can taste and see that the Lord is Good.
Kingdom Steward Stewarding wisely all the resources God has given me and embracing the ministry of giving with our value of generosity.
BASIS OF FAITH
We affirm our faith in Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour and Lord. We believe that He died for our sake and that only through faith in Him can we obtain salvation from the eternal punishment of sin and be brought into a right relationship with God.
We believe in one God who is almighty, unchanging and eternal, exercising His sovereign power in creation, providence and redemption. He is just and holy, gracious and merciful, existing through all eternity as one God in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, eternally existing and of one Being with the Father.
This same Jesus came down from heaven by the power of the Holy Spirit. He was born of the Virgin Mary and dwelt on the earth as man. He was crucified for the sins of mankind, suffered death and was buried. On the third day, He was raised from the dead by the power of God. He ascended in power and glory to heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father, from whence He will return at the appointed time to judge the living and the dead.
We believe that God, through the Holy Spirit, who is one with the Father and the Son, convicts mankind of sin and draws into His church all who truly repent of their sins and accept the Lordship of Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is given to God's people to equip them with abilities and qualities, which are for the accomplishment of His divine purpose and will in the world.
We acknowledge the authority of the Bible as the inspired word of God for the salvation of mankind and the guidance and edification of His people.