Over the last few months, we have been slow to make adjustments to our COVID protocols in hopes of helping everyone feel comfortable. Given the recent changes in CDC regulations, our state orders, local mandates, and the availability of the vaccine to all who desire it, we believe it is time to make several significant changes:

  1. For the last few weeks masks have been recommended for adults and required of staff, Dream Team, and Kidscoast. Masks are now optional for everyone in all of our spaces.

  2. In many of our worship centers social distancing has been enforced by the spacing of seats or roping of rows. Social distancing will now be self-regulated. The ropes have been removed in Mount Pleasant and seating has been adjusted at campuses as desired to allow people to sit where they are comfortable.
  3. Since reopening, we have taken every child’s temperature prior to entering Kidscoast as a filter to help ensure good health. We will continue to look for symptoms and share concerns with parents, however, temperature checks will no longer be required for entry.
  4. As part of our Covid protocols, we have not been serving coffee knowing that it would encourage people to not wear their masks. Campuses are now free to brew and serve coffee as available.

We will continue to clean hard surfaces and mist environments to ensure safety. All our campuses will continue offering worship experiences indoors and online, so you can continue to choose what is most comfortable for you and your family. 

While some in our church will be excited about these changes, others may be concerned. Please make the decision that is best for your family while helping us promote unity among our people moving forward. You will be welcomed and loved whether you show up in a mask or without one.

Update from Pastor Josh Surratt:

Hey friends – update from my world:

First, I’m so thankful for all of your prayers and support. This community is the real deal. I was admitted to MUSC on Saturday with severe Covid Pneumonia. My blood levels were dangerously low. They got worse on Sunday morning to the point where my pulmonologist said they were the lowest he’s seen in a Covid patient. I felt like I was suffocating. On Sunday afternoon my brother Jason Surratt visited me with a coffee and an açaí bowl. He really lifted my spirits and I felt that things were starting to change. Sunday night I got an antibody infusion and it was a game changer. I immediately began to feel improvement.

By this morning all of my indicators had improved dramatically and this afternoon I was released from the hospital to continue my recovery at home. I’m so grateful to Jesus for his resurrection power. I really feel like he moved an immovable object on my behalf. I still have a ways to go and am going to remain in isolation at home. Please continue to pray for my full recovery and especially for Lisa Surratt as she cares for me around the clock. She was so instrumental in me getting the infusion treatment and I owe her my life!

So many people to thank – doctors, nurses, friends who have kept our family fed, Greg Surratt for being an adequate Easter replacement, and all of you for your love and support.

As Pastor Greg mentioned today during our services, last week Pastor Josh Surratt was diagnosed with COVID-19. Over the past several days his symptoms have continued to progress and yesterday morning he was admitted to MUSC, where he is being treated for pneumonia. As of this morning Pastor Josh is improving and has responded well to initial treatments. Please join us in praying for Josh’s swift recovery and for his family while he is in the hospital.

Seacoast Church will be offering in-person and online Christmas Eve services this year. You and your family are invited to a Christmas Eve candlelight service as we celebrate the birth of Jesus with music, a message, and fun.

In order to prioritize safety and health:

  • Please RSVP for the service you will attend to help us plan accordingly. For service times, to RSVP, or to sign up to serve, visit seacoast.org/christmas.
  • Maintain six feet of distance between household units
  • Frequently wash or sanitize your hands
  • Give a wave and a smile instead of a hug or a handshake
  • Wearing a mask is required

To learn more about Seacoast Church’s policies and procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19, check out our FAQs.

Seacoast Church will be reopening for in-person worship the weekend of September 12-13!

We are committed to reopening in a way that prioritizes everyone’s health, safety, and comfort. You can learn about our new policies and procedures in our FAQs.

We know that some of you might not be ready to come back, and that’s okay! You can continue to worship online with us through Seacoast At Home and find ongoing content through Seacoast On The Go.

Campus Service Times

Asheville 
Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am

Columbia 
Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am

Conway
Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am

Greenville
Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am

Irmo 
Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am

James Island 
Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am

Johns Island 
Sunday 10:00am

Manning 
Sunday 10:00am

McClellanville 
Sunday 10:00am

Mount Pleasant 
Saturday 5:30pm • Sunday 9:00am, 11:00am

North Charleston
Sunday 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am

Summerville
Saturday 6:00pm • Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am

West Ashley 
Sunday 9:00am, 10:30am

Church Online 
Saturday 5:30pm • Sunday 9:00am, 11:00am, 6:00pm

Our leadership has established a decision-making matrix that will help guide us as we move toward reopening for in person worship. You can learn more about this process by watching this video from Pastor Josh Surratt.

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During the last several weeks we have closely monitored conditions in our states and specifically the areas where our campuses are located. Out of a desire to prioritize the health of our people and to do our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to delay reopening our buildings. We will NOT be reopening for in-person worship this weekend, July 11/12. At this time, we do not have a new target date for reopening.

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As we approach our reopening target dates of July 11/12, we know many of you have questions. Our FAQ addresses many of the questions we have received and we will continue to update it and this page as needed.

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Over the next several weeks, we will be posting additional information on this page regarding temporary service times and information about our new policies and procedures.  We are committed to reopening in a way that prioritizes the health, safety, and comfort of everyone.

We know that some of you might not be ready to come back, and that’s ok! You can continue to worship with us through Seacoast at Home and find ongoing, daily content through Seacoast On the Go.

We know you may have some questions for us. Over the next several weeks we will be addressing as many of those as possible on this page, so check back for regular updates. For now, we wanted to answer a few that we know are on many of your minds…

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Over the past several weeks, we have been in conversation with state and local officials and have been watching as our country slowly begins to reopen. We are so eager to come back together in person for worship, and we know you are as well. However, we are also committed to the health and safety of all of our people. We do not want to reopen until we are convinced that the time is right.

We will communicate very soon our plan for reopening our facilities, so please watch this page for updates over the next few weeks. We will give everyone plenty of notice so you will have time to make plans, ask questions, and so we can prepare to welcome all of you back.

In the meantime, we hope you’ll continue to join us for Seacoast at Home. To learn more about how you can join us for church, right where you are, check out Seacoast at Home.

We are committed to being ready in any season and in all circumstances to serve our church, communities, and world. There are lots of ways for you the get involved, wherever you are. Please visit Care and Serve to learn more about how you can receive and give help during this time.

A message on weekend services

 

We are still going to have church this weekend, but we will just gather online instead of in person. Based on the advice of medical professionals in our area, we have made the difficult decision to close all of our Seacoast locations beginning this weekend, March 14-15.

While we have not been directed to do so by state or local officials, we believe that this is the best way for us to be responsible and proactive. In the Bible, the first question a person ever asks God is, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” We answer that question with an unequivocal, emphatic “Yes.”

This is not about panic, and we do not believe we are overreacting. This is about doing everything within our power to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our areas. We know that you are committed to helping to do that as well.

Attending Services Online

We still want everyone to join us for weekend worship at live.seacoast.org, and we want everyone to download the Seacoast app. The app is the best way to engage with us online. We made a short video to tell you how to get the app, and share a few features.

Visit seacoast.org/app to learn more and get the Seacoast app.

Watch Parties

We know that some people have started hosting Watch Parties during weekend worship. We love that idea and we want to encourage everyone to consider hosting a Watch Party for weekend services right where you are. It can be your small group, a few neighbors, or just your family. Naturally, we want everyone to exercise extreme caution when choosing to gather with others, and encourage you to limit the size of your group.

In a few days, we will post materials for Watch Parties. It will include everything you need to host a worship experience right where you are, including materials and instructions for hosts. We will also post some instructions for how you can host a Watch Party from your Facebook page.


We know that better days are ahead and even in the midst of this difficult time, Seacoast is committed to helping people wherever we can. Right now, the best way we can do that is to join with people across the world and fight to “flatten the curve.” We love our Seacoast family, and we’ll see you for worship online.

Like the rest of the country, we have been watching the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) with concern. We are monitoring the situation closely and encourage everyone to exercise appropriate caution and to pay attention to any guidance given by state and local officials.

At this point, all weekend services at all of our Seacoast campuses will continue as usual. For the most up-to-date information on our plans and how we are responding, please check this page, which we will update as more information is available.

For information on COVID-19 in South Carolina

Visit scdhec.gov

For information on COVID-19 in North Carolina

Visit ncdhhs.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated August 30, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not comfortable returning to church yet. Will online services continue to be offered?
Yes! We encourage you to join us online until you feel comfortable attending in person. Our Seacoast at Home weekend worship experience is streamed at live.seacoast.org, on Facebook, and YouTube.

Will Seacoast be limiting capacity of their buildings?
We are closely watching local, state and federal guidelines to help us determine safe practices and adhere to social distancing requirements. We will communicate any capacity limitations that may be in place as guidelines are updated.

How will Seacoast be enabling social distancing in its locations?
We encourage attendees to sit where they feel comfortable.

Are service times changing at my campus?
To enable cleaning to take place between services, some Seacoast campuses may temporarily change their service times. Please refer to your campus for current service times.

What time should I arrive for service?
In order to help us properly clean and sanitize the building between services, we ask that you arrive no more than 20 minutes before the start of service.

Will restrooms be open?
Yes, all restrooms will be open and will undergo routine cleaning.

What will response time look like?
All response stations are open. Please follow signage to allow for social distancing and safety.

I’m new, how do I get connected?
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to fill out a connect card by visiting seacoast.org/connect or text CONNECT to 320320, and we’ll be in contact with you.

Will Seacoast be screening those who attend in person?
We ask everyone to use good judgment: if you are feeling ill or have a family member who is feeling ill, please stay home and participate in our Seacoast at Home online experience.

Are masks and/or gloves required?
Masks are optional and will be available upon request at every campus.

How is Seacoast cleaning its facilities? 
We will conduct regular cleanings of our areas between services to ensure proper sanitation. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout all Seacoast campuses.

How can I continue my giving?
1. You can give online at seacoast.org/give
2. Text any amount to 320320
3. Drop your tithes and offerings in the offering boxes at your campus.

Can I come to the church building during the week?
Many of our campuses have resumed midweek operation. For more information, please contact the staff at your campus.

Children and Students

What safety precautions and procedures can I expect for Kidscoast children and Dream Team Members?

  • • Masks are optional for Kidscoast Dream Team and all children in our environments.
  • •Kidscoast Staff and Dream Team Members will look for symptoms and share concerns with parents upon entering any of our environments.
  • • Hand sanitizing will be encouraged before entering Kidscoast environments.
  • • Thorough cleaning will take place between services.
  • • Pre-made baby bottles are allowed, but no other food will be provided or allowed in any environment.

If I choose not to attend in person, will there still be online curriculum for Kidscoast children’s ministry?
Yes. You will still be able to find resources for your child at seacoast.org/kidscoastathome.

Will there be Custom student ministry?
Yes; however due to varied meeting times, please follow up with your campus staff for more information.

What We Are Doing

We want to make sure everyone knows what we are doing as a church.

  • Managing Capacity

    We are closely watching local, state and federal guidelines to help us determine safe practices and adhere to social distancing requirements. We will communicate any capacity limitations that may be in place as guidelines are updated.

  • Facilities & Sanitation

    All restrooms will be open and will undergo routine cleaning. We will conduct regular cleanings of our areas between services to ensure proper sanitation. Additionally, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout all Seacoast campuses.

  • Seacoast at Home

    We encourage you to join us online until you feel comfortable attending in person. Our Seacoast at Home weekend worship experience will continue to be streamed.

How You Can Help

We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to help us keep one another safe and healthy.

  • Use Discretion

    We ask everyone to use good judgment: if you are feeling ill or have a family member who is feeling ill, please stay home and participate in Seacoast at Home.

  • Wash Thoroughly

    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. While we will be offering many hand sanitizing stations, proper hand washing is more effective.

  • Limit The Spread Of Germs

    Cover your sneeze or cough with your arm, or with a tissue that you then immediately dispose of.

  • Avoid Face Contact

    Make an effort to touch your face less.

  • Practice Social Distancing

    Per CDC guidance, do your best to stay 6 feet away from others when possible.

  • Let Us Know

    If you or someone you know tests positive for COVID-19, please let us know so we can find a way to help, pray for everyone involved, and take any necessary precautions here at Seacoast.