next steps

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ACCEPT CHRIST

Taking the step of faith to follow Jesus Christ is the greatest step you will ever take. It’s the one action that will allow you to experience new opportunities and gain a new perspective on life and what God has in store for you.
 
In John 10:10 Jesus said, “...I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
 
That abundant life began the moment you stepped over the line of faith. But that is just the beginning. You’ve taken the first step; now what? The Next Steps page will give you an idea of what’s next.

You may still have questions about your decision. You may even have doubts. That’s okay. But don’t let those questions or doubts stop you from moving forward. Use those things to fuel your walk and continue to experience the abundant life one step at a time.

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PRAYER

Prayer is your direct line of communication with God. Prayer is a powerful tool that allows us to communicate directly with the creator of the universe! Jesus set the example by praying often in order to align himself with His Heavenly Fathers will.
 
“Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
Philippians 4:6

Recommended Read
Prayer by Timothy Keller
Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful.

BAPTISM & CHILD DEDICATION

Baptism was a Christ-Followers next step in the Bible. Baptism is a simple celebration that symbolizes being dead to an old way of life and alive to new life in Jesus. We hold baptism celebrations several times a year.

At the Suncoast we dedicate children instead of baptizing them. We want each person to be able to make a decision on their own once they are old enough to understand about faith in Jesus. Dedication is a simple celebration where we dedicate ourselves as parents and as a church to raise this child in a Christ-Following environment.

START SERVING

When you serve at the Suncoast you’ll experience what it means to get outside of yourself and be a part of something bigger than you. Your contribution matters as we continue to grow this church and reach out to others. You can make a difference with your one and only life and as you do you’ll notice a difference within your own heart and life. Serving is also a great way to meet people.

READING YOUR BIBLE

Reading God's inspired words is one of the best ways to understand who God is and what his plan is for your life. Simply by reading the Bible 10 minutes a day, God can speak into your own life in ways you have never experienced.
 
“All Scripture is God-breathed, providing hope, direction and meaning to life.”
2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT)

Don't know where to Start? The Bible App has tons of Bible Reading Plans to choose from.

GATHERINGS

MEN'S & WOMEN'S
We want to grow together as we upgrade our character and become mature followers of  Jesus. We will do this by engaging our full brain. For years spiritual formation has neglected the right brain, which is where character is actually formed. So, our monthly gatherings are designed for joy, connection, and healthy correction. We'd love to have you join us on the journey!

LIVE FOR OTHERS

There is no doubt that small things done with great love can change the world. An intentional act of kindness with no strings attached is a great way to show the love of Jesus to those around us. With each act, leave one of our FOR YOU (FOR Pasco) cards. Kindness builds the bridge for the person to receive a touch of love from God. It’s simple, practical, effective, inexpensive and fun!

IDEAS TO LIVE FOR PASCO

Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.
Bring flowers to someone.
Pay for someone’s Starbucks behind you in the drive-through.
Pay for someone’s fast food meal behind you in the drive-through.
Send a note to someone with a gift card inside.
Give a treat to the postman or delivery person.
Leave a big tip for a waiter or waitress.
Pay for someone’s movie that is behind you in line.
Slip a $20 bill to someone who you know is struggling financially.
Pay for someone’s meal or dessert at a restaurant.
Bake goodies and take them to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
Take a box of doughnuts to a school, office, etc.
Cook a meal for a neighbor or co-worker.

FOOD DONATIONS

This food helps to feed those in need within our local community. Please take a moment to view our list below and consider donating some of these items on Sunday. We have bins located in our lobby.

Canned fruits and vegetables.
Canned or dry-packed tuna.
Spaghetti sauce.
Soup.
Beans.
Kid friendly (spaghetti-O’s, beanie/wienie, etc.)
Peanut butter.
Jelly.
Cereal.
Macaroni & cheese.

INVEST & INVITE

Many people don’t feel comfortable sharing their faith journey with others. So, at the Suncoast we are not asking you to do that. We are asking you to care about the people around you. Intentionally, curiously, and genuinely invest in those people and then when the time is right, invite them to this place where they will discover they matter to God. Grab some invite cards as a tool to do this with on Sundays.

SHARE YOUR STORY

Our purpose here at the Suncoast is to help people take their next steps with God. We will always be the kind of church where people can find hope, forgiveness, and purpose in Jesus. And we love to hear about it! We never get tired of hearing how God is working in your life as you take next steps. If you have encouragement or story of life change please tell us.

COUNSELING

We all need a neutral, third party to talk to sometimes. From pre-marital counseling to marital counseling, from past hurts to current habits, we work with some amazing Christian counselors here in the Bay Area.

weekly prayer

Sunday Morning at 9:45 am

If you would like to pray for our service, our teams, and that God would change lives we gather every Sunday before church in the Coastal Kids "Lagoon" room.