Dear Seacoast,


WHEN WE READ THROUGH THE PAGES OF THIS ANNUAL REPORT, TWO WORDS CAME TO MIND: celebration and inspiration. What you have in your hands is a celebration of what we have accomplished across our ministries and campuses over the past year. Inside these pages you will find letters from our Campus Pastors, stories of life change from our ministries, updates to our Imagine campaign, and much more. We even got excited reading over the financial summary, because it is a powerful testimony to your generosity. We love seeing what God has done in our campuses, our communities, and around the world – we can’t wait for you to find out everything that’s happened over the past year.

This report is also about inspiration, because we know the best is still ahead. In 2018, Seacoast Church will celebrate its 30th anniversary. And we don’t just want to take this opportunity to look back, though we’ll certainly do that as well. We want Seacoast always to be a church that looks ahead so that we can see where God is leading us.

When we think about the future of Seacoast Church, we think about King David and the Temple he didn’t get to build. God had put a dream into David’s heart, but Solomon would be the one to live out that dream. In our 30 years, we have seen God do amazing things – but the best is yet to come. Seacoast began with a dream, and we believe the next generation will be the ones to see our dream come fully to life.

In 2018 Seacoast Church will continue to be a place where people find God, grow their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference. We are committed to living out this mission ourselves, every day. We are going to get to know God better and pursue him with all our heart. We are going to grow in our love for each other as we serve one another. Seacoast has come a long way, and we are just getting started. Let’s get to work!

We love being your pastors,


Greg Surratt

Founding Pastor

Josh Surratt

Lead Pastor

Our Values


Seacoast Church exists to help people find God, grow their faith, discover their purpose and make a difference.


 

Find God

GOD HAS UNIQUE WAYS OF REACHING EACH OF US.
Sometimes it’s the smallest things that lead a person to take a life-changing step.


 

The Smallest Things


Sometimes it’s the smallest things that lead a person to take a life-changing step. Jennie agreed to come to Chosen, but remained wary of church because she’d been hurt in the past. At the Sisterhood café, she saw they were giving away mugs to anyone who memorized the Chosen verse. Jennie loved coffee mugs. It was the first piece of Scripture she ever learned by heart.

 

Grow Your Faith

We learned that no matter where people are…
THEY WANT TO FIND COMMUNITY.


 

Small
Groups


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Over the past 5 years, the level of engagement in small groups has grown from 30% to over 70% at most of our campuses.



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students

We had 786 students attend Summer Camp — THE MOST EVER


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in 2012
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From our first Chosen conference attended by 600 women in 2012, we have grown to over 2,400 in 2016.

“We’ve learned that no matter where people are, or what they’ve been through, they want to find community. Our job is to make it easy for people to connect in authentic, life-giving relationships.”


ADAM MARTIN
Pastor of Small Group and Counseling Ministries

 

Discover Your Purpose

“When someone tells me they’re feeling distant from God, I tell them to
FIND A PLACE TO SERVE.”


 

Seacoast
Worship


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musicians & vocalists

Across our campuses, more than 250 gifted volunteers and staff lead us in worship, helping remind us who deserves all the praise.



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adult leaders
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student leaders

The Kidscoast Dream Team of volunteers includes 887 adults and 321 students as part of Dream Team NEXT across all campuses.


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Students Enrolled
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degree options

This fall semester, we have 21 SEU Seacoast students representing 4 Seacoast campuses and several other churches.

Where We Belong


DANIEL AND HIS WIFE THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE HARD TO FIND A NEW CHURCH WHEN THEY MOVED FROM Indianapolis to Summerville, but it wasn’t long before they found Seacoast. As a bass player, Daniel wondered if they’d have a place for him on the worship team. Soon after the Summerville musicians invited him to a jam night, they asked him to become part of the team. But it’s not just a team—it’s a family. Now Daniel serves on the worship team at both our Summerville and Manning campuses.

 

Make a Difference

“With your help we are living out our values
AROUND THE WORLD.”


 

Global Missions


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teams
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countries

We have sent 34 teams consisting of more than 375 members to serve in our 10 partner countries.


Student Impact


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students and leaders
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summer missions trips

Over 152 students and leaders traveled out of state or out of the country on one of our 8 missions trips this summer.


Around the World


In 2017 we were also able to financially bless our global partners in the following ways:

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Respond to the devastation in Haiti created by Hurricane Matthew.

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Provide funding to construct a new diabetic clinic in Sarenga, India.

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Provide a new vehicle for our partner, Pioneers Togo for visits with their missionaries in remote villages.

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Partner with One World Health to continue their work of providing sustainable healthcare.

“Seacoast Missions is all about seeing life-giving churches in every community. We strive to help our partners go further, faster by providing resources without creating dependency. With your help we are living out our values around the world.”


JODI MCCALL
Missions Pastor

 

Annual Report

2016/2017

We have so many more great stories to tell and accomplishments to celebrate. Learn more about our values, current campaigns, campus updates and financial statements within the Annual Report.

View Full Annual Report

TO 30 YEARS

OF GOD’S WORK


Seacoast Church is turning 30 and we are getting ready to celebrate. Most anniversaries are about looking back and celebrating how far you’ve come. We’ll definitely be doing some of that, but we’d much rather look ahead of us. We cannot wait to see the next generation rise up and take this church further than we could have ever asked or imagined.