Children & Students

Coastal Kids (Birth – 5th Grade)

We get it- your kids are kind of a big deal. Not only do we value their safety just as much as you do, but we also get the fun factor. Coastal Kids is an epic environment designed just for your children! While you’re in service, rest assured that your kids are receiving top-notch, age-appropriate care with a splash of mind-blowing experiences, rooted in the truth of God’s radical grace. Now that’s something worth getting excited about!

The Kids Check In Kiosk opens at 10:10am with bounce houses for the kids!!!

If you have any questions please e-mail our Children’s Pastor:

crystal@churchofthesuncoast.com

Students (Middle & High School)

Student Ministry has been done. Look around our area at other churches and you will see everything from simple home meetings to multimillion dollar, high-energy production driven experiences and everything in between. At the Suncoast, in the last 10 years we have tried small group settings to live production experiences. So, as we begin to discover what student ministry REALLY looks like at the Suncoast, we aren’t interested in having yet another ministry environment, because that is what everyone else is doing. What we want, is to help students who are far from God, take their next steps. That is our goal. That is our motivation. That is our vision. There is no one formula for a revolutionary student ministry. There is however a formula for seeing students changed by the revolutionary love of God.

So, since the vision is solid, but the methods are always fluid, we are not going to spend a lot of sideways energy creating something that works for a small percentage of the students and will only be “cool” for the next year and a half. That means we have wiped out “student specific ministry” to focus our energies into getting students serving and connected with each other in the church, AS THE CHURCH. See, we think students are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today!

The bottom line: We are not a church that has a student ministry; we are church that IS A STUDENT MINISTRY.

Practically speaking, this is what we can offer you as a middle or high school student:

  • A chance to serve on Sunday’s in visible and meaningful roles.
  • A continual focus and attention to student specific issues in the Sunday service.
  • A chance to connect with other students on Sunday mornings and various student events and small groups.
  • A chance to actually know the pastors of the church.