Seacoast Stories: Story

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, [...]

A Fresh Start

#find god #Small Group #Giving
Sometimes you just need someone to give you a little push. If the leader of Will and Meredith Huggin’s married small group hadn’t encouraged the [...]

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 Veteran’s Story Of Service and Sacrifice

#Make a Difference #Columbia Campus #Veterans Day #Military
For most of the 5,000+ sailors on-board, it was a normal day on the USS Nimitz—but not for me. For months, my wife Stephanie 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 [...]

An Open Letter To My White Friends

#Make a Difference #Where's The Love #Unity #Race
As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “…we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny.” We are all part of God’s family. But [...]

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, [...]

Becoming a Holy City

#Make a Difference #Where's The Love #Unity #West Ashley Campus
Charleston, South Carolina has experienced significant trials in the last several years. Horrors such as the 2015 shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church threatened to [...]

Camp Changed My Life

#find god #summer camp #Camp
"Attending Summer Camp was the best decision I’ve ever made. And my relationship with God transformed."

Defying a Legacy

#care #Griefshare #find god #Sisterhood #addiction #recovery #Encouragers #Dream Center
We will all leave a legacy—and our choices will determine what kind. Yvonne hadn’t been to church since age 11—and she hadn’t even liked it [...]

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.”

Eyes to See

#Discover Your Purpose #togo #africa #battles to breakthrough #care ministry #missions
by Christie Michaud TOGO, West Africa – The heat was intense. In a foreign land, I sat under the few trees I could find for [...]

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 [...]

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?

God’s Power Revealed Through Stories at Chosen Conference

#Discover Your Purpose #Sisterhood #Chosen
Too often, inspiring stories of women living dangerously for God are shared only with a few friends and family. At the 2018 Chosen Women’s Conference [...]

Have You Heard of the Holy Spirit?

#find god #Ghost Stories
My senior year of high school, everything seemed to move at light speed. Playing high school football, planning for college, faithfully attending youth group on [...]

Hope Can Spring From Your Darkest Moments

#Make a Difference #Depression #Inside Track #serving in church #small groups #Sisterhood #Summerville campus #SEU
For several months, Josefina endured watching her tiny son breathe through a respirator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Initially his heart calmed when [...]

How to Spend Your Spring Break

#Make a Difference #togo #Global Missions #wells #water #medical clinics #South Africa #sustainable projects
For anyone considering missions, you don’t need a particular skillset to go. There is always something for you to do.

I’m Singing

#School of Worship #Japan #Discover Your Purpose #Make a Difference
Guest post by Marabeth Duncan A storm brewed on the horizon as I sat at the top of the stairs that led down to the [...]

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 [...]

Leaving a Financial Legacy

#Make a Difference #estate planning #financial planning
Making a plan for your finances means peace of mind for you and your family and it’s a chance to determine part of your legacy, [...]

Make A Difference

Seacoast Church exists to make a difference and we do so in many different ways. Through your generous donations, we are able to provide funding for [...]

Moving on Faith: Trusting God’s Next Step

#find god #Serving #Inside Track #Dream Team #ARC
It is scary to move into the unknown on faith; that’s why it is so hard.

No Matter Where in the World

#Make a Difference
We believe every community in the world needs a life-giving church to thrive. In cooperation with our global partners in ten countries, we are dedicated [...]

Redefining Greatness

#Discover Your Purpose #G.O.A.T
Here’s the root of our problem: We have the wrong definition of “greatness.” Jesus was a master at subverting the culture around him and forcing [...]

Relief Efforts Continue

#Make a Difference #Giving
Irma is long gone but her effects will be felt for weeks and months to come. We are committed to helping those who have been [...]

Relief In The Midst Of A Storm

#Make a Difference #Hurricane Florence #Seacoast Conway
This past September, Hurricane Florence took its time crossing the Carolinas, dropping record levels of rain. In the hurricane’s wake, rivers continued to rise for [...]

Replacing What You’ve Lost

#Make a Difference #Make A Difference In The Community
She thought she’d lost everything, but God replaced it with so much more.

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 [...]

Reversing A Relapse

#custom #find god #summer camp #SEU #Celebrate Recovery
As soon as her dad dropped her off at church and his car turned the corner, Kayla, then in middle school, would leave to go [...]

Saving a Life

#Discover Your Purpose #Make a Difference #custom #manning
It was called Dead Man’s Curve—a sharp bend in the road on the outskirts of Sumter, South Carolina. Nichole had driven it countless times. She [...]

Seacoast Stories: A Recipe for Family

#Make a Difference #Single Moms #Christmas #Serving
As we get to know each other,” says MaryChris, “we see every woman’s individual personality—who she is beyond the title, ‘mom’.

Seacoast Worship Releases “Greater”

#Seacoast Worship #Greater #Ephesians 3:20
Since the early days of Seacoast, Ephesians 3:20 has been the closing benediction for every service. “Now to him who is able to do immesaurably [...]

Surviving The Holidays After Loss

#Make a Difference #Grow Your Faith #Griefshare
Repost from 2017 - Last year I was facing the holidays as a widow, and “survival” help was what I desperately needed.

The Audition That Changed A Life

#find god #The Thorn #Chosen #Ballet
We can all be dangerous—in a good way. We are all called to fight for what we believe in. What that looks like for each [...]

The Best Job You’ve Ever Had

#Discover Your Purpose #ReStart Conference #Career
What is the best job you’ve ever had? If it’s the one you have now, congratulations—that sounds amazing! For the rest of us, the best [...]

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 Missing Piece to Changing Hearts

#Make a Difference #Where's The Love
Where’s the Love? When love is missing, we know it. We see the results—the pain, anger, and fear that lead to loneliness, depression, and division. [...]

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 Risk of Community

#Discover Your Purpose #Small Group #Community
We weren’t created to go through life alone and being a part of God’s family means that we never have to.

The Unexpected Joys of Fatherhood

#find god #Father's Day #Grace #Love
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Being a dad comes with a lot of surprises and we wanted to share some thoughts [...]

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 [...]

Weathering the Storm in Puerto Rico

#Make a Difference #Global Missions #Puerto Rico #disaster relief
The camera crews have left, but recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria will take years. Ali Morales tells us what it’s like having family [...]

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 Teens Read

#Summer Reading #teen reading #books #Christian novels
Many mainstream books for teens today center on extraordinarily gifted characters. The thing is, these characters usually defeat the villain by finding strength inside themselves, [...]

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 [...]

Why I Came Back to Church

#find god #Kidscoast #Serve
If you didn’t count the mandatory masses at my Catholic school, I hadn’t gone to church in over a year. My friend Taylor had tried [...]

You Make Me Brave

#Discover Your Purpose #Make a Difference #breast cancer #cancer #care
I told them not to call me. I didn’t want to hear the news on my birthday—alone in a hotel room in Boston. Instead I [...]