Seacoast Stories: Grow Your Faith

10 Books to Read This Summer

#Summer Reading
If you had to sum up your life in books, what would be on your bookshelf? Probably some books from when you were little—Berenstain Bears, [...]

3 Tips for Understanding What Jesus Said

#Grow Your Faith #Jesus Said
You look down, read the text message your significant other sent, and thought to yourself, “What does THAT mean?”

A Place For Us

#Grow Your Faith #At The Movies #The Greatest Showman
Movies reveal a lot about our culture’s fears, hopes, and values. During our summer At The Movies series, we’re talking about what moves us and [...]

A Woman’s Great Adventure

#Grow Your Faith #Small Group #At The Movies #Wonder Woman
Joining my first small group this summer has been my best experience yet at Seacoast. We are reading a book together called Captivating by John [...]

Angry Like Jesus

#Grow Your Faith #Where's The Love #Anger
One of the most important things we learn to do as we grow up is distinguish between good and bad anger. Some anger is unreasonable, [...]

Can You Really Trust God?

#Grow Your Faith #Trust God #Can You Trust God
When you get right down to it, we don’t really think God knows us, and we aren’t sure he knows what’s best for us.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help

#Grow Your Faith #Single Moms #Griefshare #Care Care Ministry
“But in the darkest of situations, in the darkest corners, God shines through in a way you would never experience otherwise.”

Family is Messy, and That’s OK. Here’s why:

#Grow Your Faith #This Is Us #Family
I remember very clearly the day my illusions about my family were shattered forever.

Financial Peace University

#Financial Peace University
What a Snapshot Tells Us Snapshots capture more than we’d like sometimes. They catch unflattering moments, our mouths open, or our eyes mid-blink. Yet some [...]

Finding Purpose

#Discover Your Purpose #Chosen Women's Conference #Dangerous
Adapted from an interview with Jess Reger Her first round of chemo was called Red Devil. The nurses wore HAZMAT suits to administer it to [...]

For Those We Haven’t Met Yet

#Grow Your Faith #Imagine
What did your life look like 20 years ago? Were you about to get a driver’s license? Still in college? Starting a family? Chances are [...]

Forgiving the Unforgivable

#battles to breakthrough #find god
Forgiveness is one of the hardest things God asks us to do. Why is it so important to forgive someone who has hurt us?

Game Night Creates “Ohana”

#Grow Your Faith #small groups
Shaun and Jessica Key’s small group started from a casual, summer game night at their house. Forming a group for married couples wasn’t our intention,” [...]

How Do We Make The Supernatural Become Natural?

#Grow Your Faith #Ghost Stories
When we read stories or see art from the ancient world or the middle ages, it often looks fantastical. Mythical beasts, demons, and angels are [...]

I’ll Send You an Army

#Depression #Counseling #Physical Trauma #Healing #Grow Your Faith
“You are asking for one person to share your life, but I am not going to send just one to help carry your burden, I [...]

Kidscoast Worship and Seacoast Music Release Fun and Energetic EP

#Kidscoast Worship #Seacoast Music
Whoever said “children should be seen, not heard” obviously never heard kids like ours. With the release of our brand new Kidscoast EP, we’re putting [...]

Resurfacing

#Grow Your Faith #find god #Global Missions #Haiti
Guest post by Maggie Robinson I have gone on three mission trips to Morency, Haiti since last summer. Every time I’ve traveled there, I returned [...]

Returning Home

#Grow Your Faith
At Seacoast, part of our mission is to help people find God. Our attendees continue to imagine a future where we can offer as many [...]

The Importance of Connection

#Grow Your Faith #Small Group #Columbia Campus
Sometimes it seems like no one could possibly understand what you’re going through—but then you join a small group. God is a pro at bringing [...]

The Miraculous Blessings of Prayerful Healing

#Healing #Grow Your Faith #prayer #Ghost Stories
Adapted from an interview with Micah Nichols Believing in God is to believe in the supernatural. So why do we often doubt God’s intervention in [...]

The Power Of Camp

#summer camp #Custom Students
Power of Camp Four days. What if that’s all it takes for something to happen that you’ve been praying for, maybe for a long time? [...]

The Promise At The End of A Christmas Song

I hear Christmas songs playing in the coffee shop, retail store, brewery, and tire shop. Everywhere I go. I’m not complaining—I love hearing them. But [...]

The Unrecognized Sides of Prejudice

#Grow Your Faith #Where's The Love #Unity #biracial
Sometimes we don’t realize the assumptions we make, the stereotypes we blindly accept, the divisions we create. In our Where’s the Love? series, we are [...]

Time to Renovate

#Grow Your Faith #Prayer and Fasting
I’m having a hard time concentrating. My husband is cutting out the fiberglass tub surround in the downstairs bathroom as I write (well, try to [...]

VBS Amped 2018 Recap

VBS 2018 was an amazing week! We saw God do big things in the hearts of your children and we’re grateful you allowed us to [...]

What I Didn’t Expect as a Mom

#Grow Your Faith #Mother's Day
Happy Mother’s Day! We would like to honor all the moms out there by sharing a few of their voices, their hearts…and their experiences—the small [...]

What To Do When You Face Divine Delays

#Grow Your Faith #Josh Surratt #Delays
Lead Pastor Josh Surratt shares a little history on Paul’s time in Caesarea and some perspective on tackling the divine delays in your own life.

When We Want to Ask Why

#Grow Your Faith
Yes, I was praying for God to save him, but the thought that kept going through my mind was ‘Please don’t let this cause me [...]

Worship Center Construction to Begin

#Grow Your Faith #Josh Surratt #new building