Archive for August, 2008


August 26, 2008

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. (Gandhi)

Do you believe???

I believe that as a church, Coastal Community Church can alter the course of history by seeking and relying on God like never before to reach the uncommitted, undecided, and unchurched and helping them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


5 Leadership Lessons on the journey #1

August 26, 2008

I think that the first thing you need to have if you are going to plant a church is DESIRE. Psalms 37:3-6 says “Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the DESIRES of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and justice as the noonday.”

God gives us desires. They are a good thing and he wants us to fulfill them. As we trust in Him, He puts those things inside of us and as we commit ourselves to Him he brings them to pass. I believe that if we want to get past the ordinary we have to desire the extraordinary. God wants us to have a desire to go deeper with Him and to take others with us on the journey as well.

I have a passion and a desire to plant a life giving church in the Ft. Lauderdale area that will cause others to see the greatness of my God. That they would experience life in the fullness of what it was meant to be, and that is in relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe that God is going to bring it forth like the light of noonday as it says in this verse.

I am Consumed by the Call,

Pastor T.J.

2 Families Committed

August 19, 2008

I talked with two different families over the last couple of days who committed to being apart of Coastal Community Church. It is such an exciting thing to see how God can put people together who have like-minded vision for the community and want to reach out and see others find Christ. I am so pumped about what God is going to do through us as a church to turn the unconvinced, undecided, and uncommitted into fully devoted followers of Christ.

Website options

August 18, 2008

I have just had the opportunity to purchase quite a few domain names in the last couple of days for the new church. I am not sure which one will be the main one but I am open to any suggestions out of the sites I have or possibly you have another idea I don’t know of. Here are the addresses I own:

Just incorporated

August 18, 2008

I just got done finishing incorporating our new church, Coastal Community Church of Ft. Lauderdale. Shayla and I are so excited and scared about this new adventure in our lives. It has been such an exciting journey up to this point in our lives and we are looking forward towards moving to the purpose that God has for our lives. We will be moving to Ft. Lauderdale in June of 2009 to get the church started with our projected first service in September. I can’t wait to see what God does in us and through us in this experience of following Him to a place where we really know no one. Please pray for us on this new adventure in life.

Consumed by the Call,
T.J. and Shayla