Have you ever wondered WHERE God may call you? What the future may hold? Well, we may not all be called to serve God in other countries but one thing is for sure: we CAN support those who serve in foreign lands.

Yesterday was MISSIONS SUNDAY at Coast Church Ventura and it was an absolute honor to have the Sponsler Family who is currently serving in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The lead an effort to train, lead, and serve the ministers and families of a growing organization of Pentecostal ministers in Argentina.

The miraculous things they’re seeing in Argentina brought tears to our eyes, joy to our heart, and made us feel elated to be partnering with the Sponslers to help reach the beautiful people of Argentina. Stories of miracles of healing, divine protection (a pastor who was held at gunpoint and simply prayed for God’s protection and then heard the gun fire yet the bullet simply bounce off of his skin, a young lady who’s hand was severely maimed while working in a commercial kitchen but was restored 100% to working use, a young toddler whose lungs were filled with fluid and went into a coma but was healed miraculously within 24 hours), and the Gospel being spread into many places in Argentina. It was truly an awesome day!

A photo of the skin where a bullet bounced off of a young pastor after being robbed and then shot at point blank range. The bullet is held in his hand. He cried out to God to protect him and the assailants ran away!

A photo of the skin where a bullet bounced off of a young pastor after being robbed and then shot at point blank range. The bullet is held in his hand. He cried out to God to protect him and the assailants ran away!

Truly we are seeing awakening and world wide revival. You may not be able to “give by going” but you can certainly “go by giving.” We’re thankful that Coast Church has been positioned into a place of generosity to support brave families like the Sponslers who are leading revival around the world.

Current Youth Nights

November marked another one of our monthly Current Youth Nights at Coast Church in Ventura, CA.  We had some first time guests, some friends from other local churches, food, fun, and an inspiring word from our friend Dave Ceja from Angeles Church in Glendale, CA.  

God is moving in the lives of young people and a movement is being born in Ventura County that wants to put Jesus first in their lives.  We love seeing young people excited about Christ, actively engaging in their communities and schools.  If you know any middle or high school students in Ventura County that are looking for a great place to gather for monthly youth services, we know a place...Current Youth Nights.  

Next Current Youth Night is Friday night, December 2nd at 7:00pm at our Ventura church location: 2734 Johnson Dr. Suite A.  805-215-3558 for more information.  This upcoming Youth Night will be a movie night where we will view the film, "Woodlawn" and have a special discussion on racism, prejudice, and how we can overcome it in our generation.  You don't want to miss it!  

Impact Your Community

We need your help as we raise funds to purchase a van for Current Youth and Coast Kids.  Thank you for taking the time to consider partnering with us to reach our goal of $15,000 to purchase a safe, reliable van and insurance to continue reaching students in our communities.  Every gift helps! 

The quickest and easiest way to give is via PayPal, but we do accept checks and cash. All donations are tax-deductible as we are a recognized 501c3 charity organization. Please share.

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We are also seeking local (and national) businesses and brands that would like to partner with us as sponsors.  Each sponsor will have a vinyl decal as advertisement on the van for one year.  Contact Coast Church if you'd like to partner with us as a business partner coastchurchventura@gmail.com or 805-215-3558.  

STORIES from the Coast

Juan H. teaching the Current Youth Movement in Oxnard, CA. 

Juan H. teaching the Current Youth Movement in Oxnard, CA. 

As a new church in Ventura, CA (a church plant started in early 2015) we have intentionally focused on STORIES.  In particular, we are focusing on seeing Jesus write incredible stories for people who may not have been writing the best chapters previously.  

Juan is one such story (you can see him teaching our Current Youth in the photo above).  We started teaching Juan our Starting Point Bible studies before we even had our first Sunday gathering.  Without going into all of the details, Juan had been through some tough pages of life and he was wanting to rebound in a big way.  He was at a place of going "ALL IN" for Christ.  I'll never forget the afternoon when we baptized Juan in the Pacific Ocean in Ventura.  I'll never forget the night he received the Holy Spirit.  It's been so cool to see the pages unfold in a life when the pen is handed over to the Author. 

In the fall of 2015 Juan felt to start a Bible study at his apartment complex in north Oxnard so we discussed some ways of going about this.  We had an open house, meet and greet night and a bunch of young people showed up.  It was pretty obvious that there was an open door to reach the youth in the area so we started having a weekly Bible study there in Oxnard, CA.  The STORY is still unfolding but we've seen these young people touched by the Scripture, we've seen them learn how to pray, how to read their Bibles, and even how to share their faith with others.  

What started with one man wanting to turn his life around has turned into a group of 15-20 young people meeting every Wednesday evening to learn about Jesus Christ and now they are turning their lives around.  The STORY is where it counts and we value every STORY that God is working in.  


P.S.  If you feel moved to partner with us financially, we are currently raising funds to purchase a van to transport youth and the disabled to Sunday gatherings, special events, etc.  You can read more information just a few blogposts down and you can always click the "GIVE" option up top.  Thank you and God bless you, Pastor Scott