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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Serving: with Young Life Ventura
Ministry Activities: friendship evangelism and leading Christian clubs in homes Learn more…
Serving: for over 15 years in Ventura, CA with Go Ye Fellowship
Ministry Activities: distribute Bibles and Christian literature on college campuses in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
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.
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.
Teen Challenge has operated in Ventura for over 50 years evangelizing and providing a free Christian rehab program for drug and alcohol addicts.
Tender Life Maternity Home
Tender Life has operated out of Ventura for over 30 years providing resources and housing for less fortunate mothers and their children.
The City Center
The City Center is a transitional housing center based on Christ-centered values for homeless individuals and families in Ventura.
Ventura County Pregnancy Center
VCPC has operated out of Ventura for over 20 years providing free pregnancy tests, Christian and pro-life counseling, and resources to women.
The following national missionaries and mission organizations are supported in part by Coastline’s missions budget.
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.
Serving: with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) for over 20 years in the San Fernando Valley
Ministry Activities: Noel and his wife, Vaughna, work to bring the good news of Jesus to international college students by inviting them to dinner and providing them with Bibles and media about the life of Christ. They are also working with children in Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Clubs as well as being active in the Emmanuel Persian Church.
Jason & Justine Martinez
Serving: with Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
Ministry Activities: Jason & Justine serve at YWAM’s San Francisco Training Center.
The following international missionaries are supported in part by Coastline’s mission budget.
Carey & Holly Holmquist
Serving: with Proclaim International
Nick & Maia Mikhaluk
Serving: in Ukraine with International Partnerships
Ministry Activities: Facilitating Bible discussion groups, seminars, camps, teaching English as a second language, and church planting.
Bob & Becky Otten
Serving: in Central Asia with Cru
Ministry Activities: house church planting, humanitarium projects, assist orphanages, discipleship and leadership development of local peoples, outreach to professional community. Email the Ottens
Henri Claude Robert
Serving: in Cap Hatien, Haiti
Ministry Activities: Operating a school, church and medical clinic
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.
Walt & Jeanine White
Serving: with Global Services of International Ministries
Ministry Activities: Assisting missionaries
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.