Newsletter: March 2018: Life Groups

Making Disciples

Making disciples is one of our key values here at Coastlands Community Church.  We do this in a variety of ways such as Life on Life, EHS and EHR (Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and Emotionally Healthy Relationships) and small group ministry  better known as LIFE Groups.

What does LIFE stand for?

  • Love
  • Instruction
  • Fellowship
  • Evangelism

It’s hard to get to know people on a Sunday morning and it’s difficult to work out our salvation with fear and trembling if we are isolated from people.  People are one of God’s primary ways in teaching us how to love and to test us in becoming Christ-like.  I think it’s proverbs that encourages us to be like “iron sharpening iron” when we hang out.  We may not always believe it, we may not always make time for it, but the truth is, we are better together!

There is  something about being known and being loved which is very empowering and freeing.

Therefore, I want to invite you to be part of the journey here at Coastlands and be part of something small so you can be known and grow as a disciple of Jesus who loves God well AND loves others well.

Here is what is on the LIFE group menu for this Spring…



These groups meet weekly and focused on growing disciples of Jesus Christ

 Financial Peace University: FPU

  1. Led by Teri and Von Diloy
  2. Meets on Wednesday’s from 6:30 – 8:30 in the sanctuary
  3. Begins March 14th
  4. Must sign up on-line
  5. Cost is $109.00 (through the link)
  6. 9 week class

The Emotionally Healthy Woman

  1. Led by Cassi Wright
  2. Meets on Thursday’s from 3:00 – 5:00 PM upstairs
  3. Begins March 15th
  4. encouraged to purchase the book and workbook
  5. 8 week class

Men’s Ministry

  1. Led by Antonio Jackson
  2. Meets on Tuesday Night’s from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the fellowship hall
  3. Begins March 6th
  4. Anyone can join this group at any time

Donuts with Pastor Durant –  Devotional Group

  1. Led by Durant Kreider
  2. Meets on Tuesday mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 AM at Krispy Kreme Donuts on Battlefield Blvd.
  3. Begins March 6th
  4. Anyone can join this group at anytime

Hardees Devotional Group

  1. Led by John Myers and Buster Blanchard
  2. Meets on Tuesday mornings from 6:00 – 7:00 AM at Hardees off of Providence Rd, Virginia Beach
  3. Begins March 6th
  4. Anyone can join this group at anytime


Affinity Groups

These groups meet once a month and are based on common interests

 Between the Lines Book Club

  1. Led by Cheri Dunnigan
  2. March 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM / A Man Called Ove
  3. May 24th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM / Beneath a Scarlet Sky
  4. 1004 Stillmeadows Court, Chesapeake VA
  5. For Ladies

Young Adults Gathering

  1. Led by Kristin and Jonny Berry
  2. March 30th at 9m (following the Good Friday service)
  3. April 27th at 7pm
  4. Ages 18-25

Let’s Sew

  1. Led by Vicki Wickstrom
  2. First Friday’s from 3-9 PM in the Fellowship Hall at Coastlands
  3. Bring your own dinner
  4. April 6
  5. May 4
  6. June 1

Undivided Conversations

  1. Led by Durant Kreider
  2. April 28 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM
  3. Donuts and Coffee will be provided
  4. Open to anyone who desires to have honest conversations, to explore different cultural perspectives, while honoring the image of God in every person.