About Coastside

Coastside Community Church is a family of Christians, united by our common belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and our desire to know Him and live out His purposes in our lives. We are located in Pacifica, California about 20 minutes south of San Francisco on the coast. Coastside shares a beautiful campus with Alma Heights Christian Academy nestled in Linda Mar Valley, about a mile from the beach. We welcome all and value your spiritual journey. Our classes are on Sunday mornings at 9:30am and our worship service is at 10:45am.

Our Purpose

To be a community of people who commit themselves to glorifying God by: seeking and enjoying His life-changing presence; engaging in His process of making disciples; and genuinely loving each other and those who don’t yet know Him, on the Coastside and beyond.

Our Core Beliefs

Our Statement Of Faith:

In essential beliefs — we have unity. “There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…”

Eph. 4:4-6

• In non-essential beliefs — we have liberty. “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.”

Romans 14:1,4,12,22

• In all our beliefs — we show charity. “…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.”

1 Cor. 13:2 (Ph)


The Essentials We Believe:

1. About God38

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19;1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

2. About Jesus Christ39

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30;Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4;Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:1

3. About the Holy Spirit40

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for godly living, power (spiritual gifts) for serving, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He give every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8;1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 12:4-7; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

4. About the Bible41

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error (in the original manuscripts). 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13;Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

5. About Human Beings42

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in nature and character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by disobedience toward God called “sin”. Sin separates people from God for time and eternity, and causes many problems in life. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

6. About Salvation43

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

7. About Sanctification44

It is God’s will that each of us should be filled with the Holy Spirit and completely sanctified—set apart by God, separated from sin and worldliness, and fully dedicated to the will of God. Sanctification is both a crisis and a progressive experience. It does not mean that we will experience sinless perfection (in the sense of being free from mistakes and weaknesses). It means a purity of heart and life—a life characterized by love of God and others and growth in conforming to the image of Jesus. John 14:15-23; Romans 8:29; Romans 12:1-2; Phil. 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 5:23-24; Hebrews 12:1-2

8. About Eternity45

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness, salvation, and sanctification. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18;Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9