Before His ascension Jesus commanded His followers to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19) and to be His witnesses, empowered by the Holy Spirit, “in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8, ESV). At Coastline our desire is to actively participate in the advance of the gospel through word and deed in our own “Jerusalem” (local community), our “Judea and Samaria” (region/nation), and worldwide. As a church, we dedicate ten percent of our annual income to partnering financially with gospel-centered ministries and missionaries around the globe. Coastline members also engage with the Great Commission through a variety of service opportunities, from right here in Ventura to the “end of the earth.”
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The following local missionaries and mission organizations are supported in part by Coastline’s missions budget.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Good News Clubs meet every week in 9 Ventura Schools. The purpose of the Good News Clubs is to to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.
The City Center is a transitional housing center based on Christ-centered values for homeless individuals and families in Ventura.
David Afman | Young Life
Dave serves with Young Life in Ventura through friendship evangelism and leading Christian clubs in homes.
Family to Family
Family to Family is a ministry that provides free, hot meals to the less fortunate in Ventura. Coastline sponsors a meal the first Wednesday of every month.
My Baby’s First Teacher
My Baby’s First Teacher is a program for young moms and moms-to-be from Tender Life Maternity Home and The City Center. Coastline hosts parenting classes and a graduation baby shower once a year for moms-to-be.
The following national missionaries and mission organizations are supported in part by Coastline’s missions budget.
Jason & Justine Martinez | Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
Jason & Justine serve at YWAM’s San Francisco Training Center.
Ruben Viveros | Bible Baptist Prison Ministries
Bible Baptist Prison Ministries has operated out of Tehachapi, CA for over 30 years. They provide church and chaplain services to prisoners.
The following international missionaries are supported in part by Coastline’s mission budget.
Nick & Maia Mikhaluk, Yuri & Aloyna Krocha | International Partnerships
Nick & Maia serve with International Partnerships (IP) in Ukraine. Yuri & Aloyna serve with IP in Crimea. They facilitate Bible discussion groups, seminars, camps, teach English as a second language and plant churches.
Henri Claude Robert | The Haitian Fund
Henri Claude Robert operates a school, church and medical clinic in Cap Hatien, Haiti. One way that Coastline supports Haiti is by collecting used eyeglasses on an on-going basis for the Cap Haitien Eye Clinic. You may deposit your used eyeglasses in the Eyeglasses for Haiti basket located at the Information Counter in the lobby.
Family to Family
The first Wednesday of every month is Family to Family, Coastline’s ministry to the less fortunate, and volunteers are always needed and welcome! We will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at the Catholic Charities Building, 303 N. Ventura Ave. Contact Chad Cockerell for more information or just show up to help out!
Remaining 2018 Family to Family Dates:
Project Understanding Food Pantry
Coastline collects food on an ongoing basis for the Project Understanding Food Pantry. Each month we have a collection emphasis.
January: All items
March: Peanut Butter
April: Dry Cereal
May: Canned Beans
August: Dry Cereal
September: Peanut Butter
November: Canned Beans
December: Food Bars
Donations may be taken to the church office during the week or to the basket in the Worship Center lobby on Sundays.