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Welcome to the Official Coastline Covenant Podcast! We'll post weekly conversations, devotions, and interviews that are all meant to grow and help shape you into a joyful, courageous follower of Jesus Christ
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Repent and Renew: Rejoicing in New Paths

Coastline Covenant PodcastMar 28, 2023

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Repent and Renew: Rejoicing in New Paths

Repent and Renew: Rejoicing in New Paths

Hunter and Garrick talk about his sermon from this past week, ways in which we can implement the lessons we learned in Lent throughout the rest of our weeks, and the freedom we have in Christ. If you missed Garrick's sermon, or any sermon from our Lent series, you can check them out right here.
Mar 28, 202334:16
Bonus Episode: Talking About Fasting... With You!

Bonus Episode: Talking About Fasting... With You!

I sat in the Fellowship Hall this past Sunday and asked people to share about their experience with their fast. Enjoy these conversations and be blessed knowing that God is on the move at Coastline!
Mar 24, 202321:48
Repent and Renew: Prayer

Repent and Renew: Prayer

Hunter, Shawn, and Michael talk about Shawn's sermon about Jonah, their prayer lives, and how prayer can be as easy and frequent as breathing! To catch up on all our Lent sermons, click here.
Mar 21, 202333:38
Repent and Renew: Fasting

Repent and Renew: Fasting

Hunter, Garrick, Michael, and special guest Melinda Hurley talk about fasting! Throughout a lot of jokes and personal stories, they isolate some important spiritual truths that fasting helps to bring out in our lives. As a church, we want to encourage you to jump in this week and fast in a way that feels appropriate for you in your journey!  To listen to all of the sermons from the Lent series at Coastline, click here.
Mar 14, 202335:17
Repent and Renew: Mourning and Confessing

Repent and Renew: Mourning and Confessing

Shawn, Nikki, and Hunter talk about confessing, Psalm 51, the role of mourning in the Christian life, and Shawn's very unique Lent journey.  To catch up on all the sermons from the Lent series at Coastline, click here.
Mar 07, 202333:09
Repent and Renew: Rend and Turn

Repent and Renew: Rend and Turn

Garrick, Nikki, and Hunter talk about Garrick's sermon from this past Sunday and the devotional content for this week. They get into repentance, community, and the way that Lent is better together than it is alone.  Click here if you want to listen to Garrick's sermon from 2/26, and make sure to download the Coastline App to get a copy of our Lent Devotional!
Feb 28, 202334:23
Repent and Renew: Ash Wednesday

Repent and Renew: Ash Wednesday

Happy Lent, everyone! To prepare us for all that Coastline is doing during this season, Garrick, Michael, and Hunter sit down to discuss Lent and its origins, Ash Wednesday, and what we're all "giving up" for Lent. Join us tomorrow night at 6:30pm for our first ever Ash Wednesday service, and we hope that you dive deep into what God has for you over the next 40 days. Here's the link to the 40 Day New Testament Challenge that the guys were talking about. 
Feb 21, 202340:17
Reflections, Lessons, and Takeaways from the Book of Esther

Reflections, Lessons, and Takeaways from the Book of Esther

Shawn and Garrick join Hunter to talk about the things they've enjoyed about preaching the book of Esther, the lessons they've learned, and the significance of Purim for our Coastline Family. Thanks for joining us for the past several weeks as we've taken a deep dive into Esther, we have loved it! Stay tuned until the end of the episode for some exciting news about the Coastline Covenant Podcast during the Lent season!
Feb 16, 202334:40
"Can an Asparagus Moonwalk?": Hunter and Richelle Review VeggieTales

"Can an Asparagus Moonwalk?": Hunter and Richelle Review VeggieTales

Hunter and Richelle have watched the VeggieTales episode about the book of Esther so you don't have to! Join them as they discuss the merits of the episode, the drawbacks, and some of the things that just don't quite make sense (how do they hold things? what is Esther?). The conversation transitions from a review of VeggieTales to a discussion about the intentionality Richelle brings to Children's Ministry as she picks lessons and teaches our children about the Lord from Scripture. This is a fun, silly episode and we hope you enjoy!
Feb 09, 202342:17
Unpacking Esther Today with Suzie Lind

Unpacking Esther Today with Suzie Lind

We're SO lucky to be joined today by Suzie Lind. Suzie is the Executive Pastor at Journey in Franklin, Tennessee. Beyond that, Suzie uses her platform on social media to highlight the current political climate in Iran. We ask Suzie to walk us through what's happening there and how it connects to the book of Esther today. Suzie closes us in a time of prayer that we hope encourages you to seek ways to engage with Christians all around the world. Again, huge thanks to Suzie!
Feb 02, 202344:46
"Esther is a Long Journey": Reading Esther Devotionally

"Esther is a Long Journey": Reading Esther Devotionally

Hunter, Michael, and Garrick sit down and discuss the ways we can move Esther from our head to our hearts. As we've said, this is a complex historical book, so it stands to reason that some of us might not see the value of reading Esther "devotionally." This episode seeks to provide help in that area as well as answering questions such as, "What does it mean to pray through a passage?" and "What should Hunter's new catch phrase be?"
Jan 26, 202353:43
"God Wants The Garden With You": A Conversation about Sovereignty

"God Wants The Garden With You": A Conversation about Sovereignty

Join Hunter, Shawn, and theo nerd Andrew Faris as they discuss God's sovereignty. This is a big topic and the guys spend time asking questions and processing in real time what it means to live our lives as if God is real and active. We hope you enjoy it! Also, if you're looking for Coastline Covenant sermons, they're now uploaded here each week (beginning with the Esther series).
Jan 19, 202348:48
"Esther is Not a Problem": An Interview with Dr. Charlie Trimm

"Esther is Not a Problem": An Interview with Dr. Charlie Trimm

Hunter and Shawn have an in-depth conversation with professor and author Dr. Charlie Trimm about the book of Esther. The three discuss the ways Esther is confusing and challenging, how it fits within our modern understanding, and how to ultimately find Christ within its pages. It was an honor to have Dr. Trimm join us and we hope that you not only enjoy this episode but check out his book The Destruction of the Canaanites: God, Genocide, and Biblical Interpretation. 
Jan 12, 202334:54
Esther: A Podcast Primer

Esther: A Podcast Primer

Happy New Year! There's no better way to kick off 2023 than by discussing all things the book of Esther! Hunter, Shawn, and Nikki talk about the upcoming series at Coastline, the ways in which the church has avoided Esther historically, and how God moves in the big and the small of our lives. We can't wait to see you at church this Sunday and every Sunday after that!
Jan 05, 202344:10
2022: A Reflection

2022: A Reflection

For the last episode of the year, all 6 Coastline Staff sit at the table and reflect on all that God has done in 2022. We've been so thankful for the journey so far and are so eager to see what God has in store for Coastline in 2023. Thanks for listening and we'll see you next year!
Dec 29, 202255:22
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (aka: Hymn of Joy)

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee (aka: Hymn of Joy)

Welcome to the final episode of the Advent Christmas series! Hunter and Michael go deep on Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee but only after they talk about one hit wonders and the song The Final Countdown. But seriously: this is a GREAT episode with so much wisdom and depth. We hope you enjoy it and have enjoyed our deep dives into your favorite Christmas songs!
Dec 22, 202201:02:27
Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels We Have Heard on High

Hunter and Michael sit down with Dr. Jeannine Hanger to talk about Christmas traditions, Christmas advice, and "Angels We Have Heard on High"! They talk about theological richness (or lack thereof!) in contemporary Christmas songs, and the ways in which the Gospel of Luke invites us to look at the juxtapositions all around us. Hope you enjoy it!
Dec 15, 202259:11
O Holy Night

O Holy Night

Hunter, Michael, and special guest Rachel Gonzales talk contemporary Christmas songs, a capella music, Christmas movies that Rachel may or may not have starred in, and the complicated Christmas classic, "O Holy Night."  Stream Rachel's album Lesson Learned right here on Spotify or wherever you listen to music!
Dec 08, 202201:00:28
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

We're back with not only our first episode in a while, but also the first episode of our annual Christmas series! Join us each week as we take an in-depth look at some of the most popular Christmas hymns. On this episode Hunter and Michael welcome special returning guest Andrew Faris to talk about Charles Wesley's hymn, "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus." Enjoy!
Dec 01, 202255:37
We're Off Until November 3rd!

We're Off Until November 3rd!

We're taking a break! Listen to some old favorite episodes, find a new podcast, or start your own! See you in November!
Sep 29, 202200:55
Uncommon Life with Ed Lassiter

Uncommon Life with Ed Lassiter

Coastline Family, we're excited to share this conversation that Shawn had with Ed Lassiter about the Uncommon Life Ed has led. No words can really do what Ed shares justice, so listen and enjoy!
Sep 22, 202236:28
Let's Talk About a (Potential) Merge!

Let's Talk About a (Potential) Merge!

We interrupt our Uncommon Life series to bring you a conversation with Hunter, Peter, Garrick, and Shawn about the potential church merger between St. Andrew's and Coastline. We talk about the story of our partnership, share our excitement towards the future, and even spend time praying for God's wisdom in all of this. If you have questions about what's to come, this is a great place to start.
Sep 15, 202253:42
The Uncommon Life: Peter Dunn

The Uncommon Life: Peter Dunn

We're really excited for you to get to know Peter Dunn, the Senior Pastor of St. Andrew's. Peter talks about his story, how he got into ministry, and a little bit about how Coastline Youth and St. Andrew's Youth are forming one new, super youth group!
Sep 08, 202238:27
The Uncommon Life

The Uncommon Life

Hunter and Shawn talk about the next teaching series at Coastline Covenant, The Uncommon Life. We're excited to bring you interviews and conversations with different believers about the ways in which they choose to follow Christ, even when it feels like they're going against the norm. 
Sep 01, 202233:28
Nikki Can't Sleep at Night... but We're Moving to 11:30AM!

Nikki Can't Sleep at Night... but We're Moving to 11:30AM!

All 6 Coastline staff sit around the table and talk mornings, evenings, and doing church somewhere in between. We are SO excited to see what God has for us in this next season at Coastline!
Aug 25, 202239:13
"It Changed My Life": Listener Submissions

"It Changed My Life": Listener Submissions

Hunter shares some of the incredible ways that God's word has shaped YOUR life!
Aug 19, 202211:21
"It Changed My Life:" Michael Barker

"It Changed My Life:" Michael Barker

Enjoy this conversation with Michael about Psalm 139, parenting, and songwriting. Michael also talks about prayer, which... come on. That's about as good as it gets! ALSO, we want to know: What passage changed YOUR life? Email Hunter (hbabcock@coastline.family) with your passage and a few sentences, a paragraph, a voice memo... anything that can communicate how that particular passage changed your life!
Aug 11, 202235:21
"It Changed My Life": Richelle Bergley

"It Changed My Life": Richelle Bergley

Hunter sits down with Richelle to discuss Joshua 1:9, a passage that's changed her life. Enjoy a conversation about streaming services, courage, moving, and grief!
Aug 04, 202223:22
"It Changed My Life": Nikki Hernandez

"It Changed My Life": Nikki Hernandez

We're back from a break with a new series on the podcast: It Changed My Life. We're talking to some other folks about some parts of Scripture that impacted them in major ways. Today, Hunter sits down with Nikki Hernandez to talk about Psalm 126, her journey through some dark parts of life, and the television program Friends. We hope you enjoy!
Jul 28, 202223:19
VBS is for the Whole Church

VBS is for the Whole Church

In this week's episode, Hunter, Richelle, and special guest Sue MacKenzie talk all things VBS! Memorable themes, the way that the songs get stuck in your head, what makes a good VBS, advice for parents, and how the whole entire church can get involved. Even if you don't have kids or aren't volunteering, this episode is for you! 
Jul 07, 202238:08
The "B" Team Goes off the Rails

The "B" Team Goes off the Rails

BUCKLE UP! Hunter, Richelle, Michael, and Nikki are in charge this week and decided to record a podcast about (but not limited to): Finding Dory, dad jokes, bees, a Mazda 626, what we each bring to the team, our individual hopes for Coastline, and how Nikki doesn't know the podcast catchphrase. Does this sound like an episode for you? Maybe! 
Jun 30, 202253:01
Catch Up With Through the Valley!

Catch Up With Through the Valley!

No new episode this week... we want you to re-listen to the past few Through the Valley episodes! There's so much wisdom in these interviews, so we want you to go back and listen again!  We'll see you next week for an all new episode.
Jun 23, 202201:57
"God Has Unlimited Capacity for Redemption": A Conversation with Jean Cheng Gorman

"God Has Unlimited Capacity for Redemption": A Conversation with Jean Cheng Gorman

In the final episode of our Through the Valley companion series, Hunter and Nikki talk with Jean Cheng Gorman, the Director of Ministerial Health in the Evangelical Covenant denomination. Jean was instrumental in the Through the Valley teaching series, and she dispenses an incredible amount of wisdom as she talks about what makes us healthy, the difference between spiritual direction and therapy, and how we can grow after trauma. This is a MUST LISTEN!
Jun 17, 202240:59
"We're All Walking Around With Stories": A Conversation with Jeremy Gordon

"We're All Walking Around With Stories": A Conversation with Jeremy Gordon

Shawn and Hunter are excited to be joined this week by Jeremy Gordon, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist here in the South Bay. Jeremy has an incredible amount of both clinical and spiritual knowledge, and he takes us deep as we discuss trauma, spiritual hurt, and practical ways we can experience freedom with God. This is a great conversation and we hope you enjoy it!
Jun 09, 202239:53
"It's a God Story": Happy Birthday, Coastline!

"It's a God Story": Happy Birthday, Coastline!

We interrupt our conversations about Through the Valley to celebrate our first birthday! All 6 of the Coastline team reflect on the past year, God's faithfulness, our excitement about Coastline, and the future. Thanks to our listeners, congregants, and friends who have helped make this experience unforgettable. The best is yet to come!
Jun 02, 202252:04
"Listen to What Your Body is Telling You": A Conversation with Meghan Lawson

"Listen to What Your Body is Telling You": A Conversation with Meghan Lawson

We're so excited to bring you a conversation that Shawn and Hunter had with Meghan Lawson. Meghan is a mom, proud-Texan transplant, and an incredibly wise and generous therapist who talks with us about trauma, our bodies, how we can cope with triggers, and the place of therapy in the church. This is such a great episode... we really can't thank Meghan enough for her time and wisdom. If you want to connect with Meghan, you can find her website right here: https://www.lawsoncounselingcenter.com/ Here are some of the resources discussed on the episode: Being Known Podcast with Dr. Curt Thompson - Trauma and the Church The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen Try Softer by Aundi Kolber Redeeming Heartache - Dr. Dan B. Allender and Cathy Loerzal  Healing the Wounded Heart - Dr. Dan B. Allender
May 26, 202247:36
"There is Still Always Something to Glean from the Lord": Talking about Through the Valley

"There is Still Always Something to Glean from the Lord": Talking about Through the Valley

We're excited about the new teaching series at Coastline, Through the Valley.  This episode is all about the process behind and the hopes for this new series. Shawn, Nikki, and Hunter discuss the reasons that this series is important now, and what we're pushing people to do throughout the week. Make sure you download the Coastline App in order to access previous sermons and the weekly journal prompts. --  Here are some of the resources that were mentioned on the podcast today, if you're interested: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero The Thing Beneath the Thing by Steve Carter Life Without Lack by Dallas Willard The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk What Happened to You by Bruce Perry
May 19, 202236:53
"Dry Your Tears, You're Starting a Freedom Movement"

"Dry Your Tears, You're Starting a Freedom Movement"

We have an incredibly special guest this week on the Coastline Covenant Podcast! Shawn and Melinda Hurley had the chance to have a conversation with Karrie Garcia, who is a pastor, life-coach, and CEO. Karrie is the brains behind OWN THE LIGHT, an event that Coastline is hosting on May 20th!  This is an incredible conversation: Karrie tells us a bit of her story, the story behind Own the Light and the Freedom Academy, our addiction to performance, honesty, and what it means to Own the Light! For more information and tickets for the event, go to OwnTheLightTour.com.
May 12, 202238:43
Looking Back on the Book of Acts

Looking Back on the Book of Acts

If you've been at Coastline at all over the past nine (!!) months, you've likely heard a sermon out of the book of Acts. Well, Hunter, Shawn, and Garrick debrief the experience of preaching this long of a teaching series. What was surprising about Acts? What are people (hopefully) walking away, saying? These questions and more are all discussed. Finally, we look ahead to the next teaching series at Coastline; we're calling it "Through the Valley." If you want to know more, make sure you listen. Thanks!
May 05, 202240:22
Holy Week Hangover

Holy Week Hangover

All 6 of the Coastline Staff discuss Holy Week, the beauty of Easter Sunday, and how much we love our church. Come for the fun stories about the behind-the-scenes of the past week, stay for all the special guests that join us live from Easter!
Apr 21, 202201:00:22
"My Goal is to Party": Reflections on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday

"My Goal is to Party": Reflections on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday

*Some strange hissing noises appear throughout this episode. Sorry!* Hunter, Shawn, and Michael discuss Maundy Thursday and its theological background, the pain of Good Friday, and the joy of Easter. This is a fun episode with a lot of depth, so listen and get ready to come to St. Andrew's on Thursday and Friday, Veteran's Park on Saturday, and Peninsula High School on Easter Sunday!
Apr 14, 202252:54
Now That's What I Call Easter!

Now That's What I Call Easter!

Hunter, Garrick, Nikki, Michael, and Richelle look back on Easter's past to talk about traditions, memories, and what makes this day so special. Also, there's a lot of talk about what's to come and what YOU can expect from Coastline this Easter! We're excited to talk about the theological significance behind why we do certain things for Easter (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc.), so if you have questions you'd like for us to answer, email hbabcock@coastline.family 
Apr 07, 202240:52
Goodbye to the 6PM, Hello to Holy Week: A Coastline Update

Goodbye to the 6PM, Hello to Holy Week: A Coastline Update

We're back with a special episode! All SIX Coastline staff sit around the table to discuss major changes (the end of the 6pm!) and exciting things we have on the horizon here at Coastline (Holy Week, Own the Light, VBS, and more)!  We want you to be in the loop, so get your calendar out and plan on being at EVERYTHING!!!!
Mar 31, 202245:17
The State of the Podcast Address - March 2022

The State of the Podcast Address - March 2022

An announcement (we're taking the whole month of March off) and an explanation (Hunter is injured, new series coming April) regarding the Coastline Covenant Podcast. We'll see you all in a few weeks!
Mar 03, 202203:58
"Humility is Slow": A Reflection on "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill"

"Humility is Slow": A Reflection on "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill"

Hunter, Nikki, and Garrick talk about their own personal reflections after listening to the Christianity Today podcast, "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill." This is neither a recap nor rehash of the content of that podcast: what you have here is three Christian leaders talking about the reflections from this popular podcast series.  If I were to summarize this week's episode, I'd say it is about humility, love, and embracing a slow way of life. We hope you enjoy!
Feb 10, 202248:31
Missional Living vs. Evangelism with David Krall

Missional Living vs. Evangelism with David Krall

Hunter and Nikki sit down with our friend David Krall to talk church transitions, small group models, and the difference between missional living and traditional evangelism. If you're at Coastline, chances are you've caught the vision that we're trying to cast: as believers, we're constantly on mission. David gives us some really helpful language and some infectious enthusiasm as we think about how we can better reach "not yet believers!" 
Feb 03, 202245:40
Fully Family at the Bean: Dispatches from Chicago

Fully Family at the Bean: Dispatches from Chicago

The Coastline Staff are in Chicago at Midwinter, the Evangelical Covenant's annual conference. It's been quite an illuminating experience, and we've been having an absolute blast learning, growing, and getting exposed to the Covenant denomination. This episode contains two interviews: the first is with Michael and Nikki about worship, women in the Covenant, and the cold weather, while the second conversation is Garrick and I reflecting on a great conversation we had with the Covenant's president, John Wenrich. Thanks for listening and we'll see you at the Bean!
Jan 27, 202239:29
Coastline Covenant Book Club - Episode 1

Coastline Covenant Book Club - Episode 1

We're so excited about our new BOOK CLUB podcast that we've decided to upload this first episode on our main podcast feed. If you like what you hear, please subscribe! If you don't... no worries! Next Thursday there will be a brand new episode of the Coastline Covenant Podcast! To subscribe, go here: Coastline Book Club To buy the book: Where Prayer Becomes Real -- Welcome to episode 1 of our Book Club Podcast! Hunter and Michael discuss the introduction, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2 of Where Prayer Becomes Real. The conversation ranges in topics from prayer, our favorite books, and the ways in which our Christian life is truly on display as we come before God's presence. Stick around until the end for a prayer exercise right out of the book! Remember, if you have ANYTHING you'd like to share from this chunk of chapters or the next (Chapters 3 & 4), please email a voice memo to hbabcock@coastline.family. We'll play it on the podcast! Thanks!
Jan 21, 202201:05:52
"Live Deeply With Jesus": Resolutions, Transformation, and Real Growth

"Live Deeply With Jesus": Resolutions, Transformation, and Real Growth

Happy New Year! Hunter and Shawn discuss COVID, youth ministry, and have a long discussion about New Year's Resolutions. Are they wise? Are they helpful? Are they achievable? They talk about all that, but ultimately land on the deep spiritual truth that God is always inviting us to partner with Him as we change. Thanks for listening!
Jan 13, 202238:44
Joy to the World: The Totality of Creation in Worship

Joy to the World: The Totality of Creation in Worship

Welcome to the final episode of 2021 AND the final episode of our Christmas Hymn series! Hunter, Michael, and VERY special guest Mary Beth Eroen discuss "Joy to the World", in addition to the role of children's choir in Christmas, what makes Christmas joyful, and everything in between. Make sure you listen closely as we have a special guest drop in and apologize to Mary Beth over things said in the past (about "Mary Did You Know?").  Thanks SO much for listening this year, and we're excited to keep bringing you the Coastline Covenant Podcast in 2022!
Dec 23, 202154:41
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: God Has Given You a 2nd Birth

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing: God Has Given You a 2nd Birth

OUR LONGEST EPISODE YET! In the third week of our Advent song series, Hunter, Michael, and special guest Andrew Faris discuss Christmas traditions through the eyes of children, musicians like Vulfpeck and Warren Zevon, and "Mary, Did You Know?" Then they discuss "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", Charles Wesley, and the beauty of hymns. Nothing says Christmas spirit like... welkin? Listen and find out!
Dec 16, 202101:03:04
O Come, O Come Emmanuel: You Have a God that Took on Limitations

O Come, O Come Emmanuel: You Have a God that Took on Limitations

Welcome to week 2 of our Advent series! Hunter, Nikki, and Michael go DEEP on "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." The trio discuss Christmas in Minnesota, Christmas trees, and the etiquette of returning Christmas gifts. After listening to Future of Forestry's incredible version of the song (we love it, please don't sue us!), they discuss the minor keys of life, its unique structure, and Psalms of disorientation. This conversation is long... but it ROCKS. Merry Christmas!
Dec 09, 202151:31
O Come All Ye Faithful: This is Our Song

O Come All Ye Faithful: This is Our Song

Welcome to Advent on the Coastline Covenant Podcast! Each week this December, Hunter, Michael, and some specials guests are taking a deep dive into Christmas hymns that you know and love. There's a depth to Christmas that these songs help us enter into, and we can't wait to reflect on, respond to, and remind ourselves of the true reality of this season.  This week, Hunter, Michael, and Shawn talk about "O Come All Ye Faithful". We talk about the theological background of the song, the history of the song, and the incredibly profound truth that this song invites us into. Come for the Honda Days talk, but stay for Michael's incredible reflections.  Thanks for listening and Merry Christmas!
Dec 02, 202145:23
Mercy and Truth Have Met Together: A Special Thanksgiving Devotional

Mercy and Truth Have Met Together: A Special Thanksgiving Devotional

Join Hunter for a quick Thanksgiving devotional about grace, food, and one of his favorite movies.  This is a very different episode: it's meant to be listened to as you would a devotional or a quiet time guide. Put it on when you have some space today or any day! We hope you enjoy it, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Nov 25, 202117:04
Celebration is the Outpouring of Thanksgiving

Celebration is the Outpouring of Thanksgiving

All SIX of the Coastline Staff sit down and discuss the biblical concept of thanksgiving, as well as the holiday of Thanksgiving! We talk traditions, memories, theology, and what we're thankful for. This episode was a BLAST to record and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Happy Thanksgiving from Coastline Covenant!
Nov 18, 202144:57
The Worst Thing Satan Can Do is Lie to You

The Worst Thing Satan Can Do is Lie to You

Shawn and Hunter discuss Shawn's sermon on Halloween at Coastline: a sermon about fear, Jesus' triumph on the Cross, and the way that Satan lies to us. There's depth, humor, and a lot of nerdiness! Hope you enjoy, and we'll see you next week and every week after that!
Nov 11, 202133:31
Don't Send Your Avatar to Pray!

Don't Send Your Avatar to Pray!

Join Hunter and Michael as they discuss their reflections from their conversation with Dr. Strobel, honesty before God in prayer, and a recap of the prayer trainings that Michael has been leading for members of our Coastline Family. Stay through to the end for more information on our NEW PODCAST: Coastline Covenant Book Club, where we're reading Where Prayer Becomes Real by Kyle Strobel and John Coe together in the beginning of 2022! More information on that to come! 
Nov 04, 202143:22
We *Really* Want You To Listen to the Past Two Episodes...

We *Really* Want You To Listen to the Past Two Episodes...

Hunter here with a request: GO BACK AND LISTEN TO THE PAST TWO WEEKS. If you've already listened, listen again! We have a lot of stuff coming soon that launches out of our conversation with Dr. Strobel, so we want everyone to have listened. And if you think this might be a helpful resource for some, send it their way! We want as many people as possible to hear Dr. Strobel's wisdom surrounding growth as a Christian. Be on the lookout for some fun stuff next week... and every week after that!
Oct 28, 202101:49
"Someone Greater than Moses has Ascended the Mountain": A Conversation about Spiritual Formation and the Church with Dr. Kyle Strobel (Part 2)

"Someone Greater than Moses has Ascended the Mountain": A Conversation about Spiritual Formation and the Church with Dr. Kyle Strobel (Part 2)

Here's the conclusion of Hunter and Michael's conversation with Dr. Kyle Strobel. In this episode, the conversation takes on a communal focus, as we discuss how we can abide in Christ in community. Kyle also talks about prayer, along with his impetus for his new book Where Prayer Becomes Real, which you can get here.  We are so thankful for Dr. Strobel for his wisdom and his time. This is a valuable conversation that Michael and Hunter will continue next week!
Oct 21, 202139:46
"Most Christians are Canals": A Conversation about Spiritual Formation with Dr. Kyle Strobel (Part 1)

"Most Christians are Canals": A Conversation about Spiritual Formation with Dr. Kyle Strobel (Part 1)

We at Coastline are EXCITED to share this one with you: Hunter and Michael sit down with Dr. Kyle Strobel. Dr. Strobel is a speaker, author, theologian, and professor at Talbot Theological Seminary. In this week's conversation, we discuss Kyle's journey towards his position at Talbot, some misconceptions about spiritual formation, and plenty more! Make sure you listen to this episode before next week's conclusion. BIG THANKS to Dr. Strobel. You can find his new book here, we really recommend it!
Oct 14, 202130:44
Under the Hood: Youth Ministry and the 6PM Service

Under the Hood: Youth Ministry and the 6PM Service

Happy (belated!) Birthday, Shawn! In this episode, Hunter, Garrick, and Shawn discuss youth ministry post-COVID and the 6PM service. Both of these things have been extended conversations among staff at Coastline, and we're REALLY excited to give you a peek under the hood as to how we're thinking through these things.  We want to hear from you! Did we do the right thing? Did we do the wrong thing? Let us know!
Oct 07, 202139:48
Even When it's Clunky... it's Communion

Even When it's Clunky... it's Communion

Hunter, Michael, and Shawn discuss all things communion: the theology, the history, and the way that it’s been done in our previous church contexts. Then, Shawn and Michael discuss how they’ve been thinking through communion at coastline and what we can expect this Sunday as we take communion. We'll see you this Sunday at 4 or 6 to enjoy this sacrament (ordinance?) together! Also, here's the picture of the baby getting baptized with a squirt gun: https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/coronavirus/priest-baptising-baby-water-pistol-photo/
Sep 30, 202138:04
Coastline Community Groups

Coastline Community Groups

Welcome back! In this episode, Hunter and Garrick discuss Coastline Community Groups, small group ministry, and the importance of table fellowship. This is pure Garrick nerd-fest, so if that sounds like something you'd like to listen to... you're welcome!
Sep 23, 202144:04
We're Taking a Break!

We're Taking a Break!

We're taking the next two weeks off to focus on launching the next chapter of Coastline. We'll see you back here on September 23rd with brand new episodes!
Sep 09, 202101:11
"God is on the Journey"

"God is on the Journey"

In this episode all FIVE of the Coastline Staff answer one question: How do you connect with God?  Well, there are more questions after that, but that's our jumping off point. Enjoy this episode as we talk about spiritual formation, spiritual discipline, ways to connect with God, and more! 
Sep 02, 202148:00
"We Have to Love Them Anyway": How to Navigate the Cultural Shifts

"We Have to Love Them Anyway": How to Navigate the Cultural Shifts

Hunter, Shawn, and family theologian Andrew Faris discuss Michael Graham's article, "The Six Way Fracturing of Evangelicalism." In this long conversation, the guys talk about the things that divide us, how to navigate those divides, and the ultimate importance of church unity. If you haven't read the article, you can read it here. Otherwise, sit back, grab a notebook, and get ready!
Aug 26, 202157:11
Podcast Primer: The Book of Acts

Podcast Primer: The Book of Acts

Join Hunter, Garrick, and Shawn as they discuss the book of Acts! We're spending the next several months preaching it, so we decided to have a brief conversation about the book's context, main themes, and why it is extremely relevant for us today. Don't miss it!
Aug 19, 202138:10
Q + A: Part 2

Q + A: Part 2

Hunter, Richelle, Garrick, and Shawn finish answering your questions. Topics discussed: ministry, seminary, Chuck E. Cheese, being an adolescent, and the Covenant denomination. Congrats to the winner of the books, Michelle Stout! Thanks for all the questions and stay tuned for more fun on the way!
Aug 12, 202142:06
Q + A: Part 1

Q + A: Part 1

Join Hunter, Richelle, Garrick, and Shawn as they answer YOUR questions. The team discusses art, music, podcasts, and food! Stay tuned for the second installment next week where we discuss more theological things, the Covenant denomination, and reveal WHO WINS THE BOOKS!
Aug 05, 202141:29
Family Theologians with Andrew Faris and Dr. Jeannine Hanger

Family Theologians with Andrew Faris and Dr. Jeannine Hanger

Hunter talks to the "Family Theologians" (or nerds) at Coastline Covenant, Andrew Faris and Dr. Jeannine Hanger about answering big questions, how theology is family business, and what to expect from their team-taught message THIS Sunday at Coastline. ALSO, this is the last week we're accepting questions for our Q+A Podcast! Remember, to submit questions to hbabcock@coastline.family with the subject line, "I Have A Question for the Podcast!" By doing so, you're entered to win not only one but FOUR BOOKS that we've talked about on the podcast. Thanks!
Jul 29, 202144:26
Creating a Teaching Series

Creating a Teaching Series

Shawn and Hunter discuss the philosophy behind creating a teaching series: How are they successful? When are they too long? What do you keep in mind when planning them out? They discuss these questions and more, ending with a conversation about Coastline's UPCOMING teaching series. Don't miss this episode and don't forget to send in questions to hbabcock@coastline.family!
Jul 22, 202136:29
"This is an Opportunity to be Face-to-Face": A Camp Conversation

"This is an Opportunity to be Face-to-Face": A Camp Conversation

Hunter, Garrick, and Shawn discuss all things camp: our experiences, how they've shaped our faith as adults, and ways that our Coastline Family can help rally around our students as they go to camp this week! I hope this week's episode transports you back in time to some of those wonderful camp memories! Don't forget to send a question in for the Q+A Podcast! Send an email with subject line "I Have A Question for the Podcast" to hbabcock@coastline.family for a chance to win Tim Morey's book! 
Jul 15, 202134:11
Behind the Sermon - Waiting Upon the Lord

Behind the Sermon - Waiting Upon the Lord

I thought Garrick's sermon on Sunday was incredible, so I invited him to talk about his sermon prep process and how this particular Psalm entered his life. And then, for your listening pleasure, I added the sermon audio from Garrick's sermon on 7/4! Enjoy this and don't forget to send in questions for our Q+A podcast!
Jul 08, 202151:03
Planting a Church Without Losing Your Soul: Interview with Tim Morey

Planting a Church Without Losing Your Soul: Interview with Tim Morey

Hunter sits down with fellow church planter Tim Morey to discuss his INCREDIBLE book, "Planting a Church Without Losing Your Soul." Tim is brilliant and this was a great conversation!  REMINDER: If you want to win a copy of Tim's book, submit a question for upcoming Q+A Episode by July 19th! Email hbabcock@coastline.family with the subject line, "I Have a Question for the Podcast" to be entered. No question is too deep! No question is too silly! 
Jul 01, 202134:54
You Are Your Own Pharaoh: Rest, Sabbath, and Summer

You Are Your Own Pharaoh: Rest, Sabbath, and Summer

Hunter, Michael, Richelle, and Shawn talk about the Biblical mandate to rest. They discuss their own rhythms, the difficulties of establishing a rhythm of rest in our busy lives, and the value of Sabbath, especially in Summer. There will definitely have to be another episode about this... we barely scratched the surface!
Jun 24, 202140:37
The Process of Planting: Interview with Jon MacDonald

The Process of Planting: Interview with Jon MacDonald

Hunter sits down with fellow pastor and church planter Jon MacDonald to discuss his history with church planting, wisdom for both staff and volunteers, and the most important lessons he's learned. Jon is incredibly generous with his time and advice, so take some notes and enjoy this GREAT episode!
Jun 17, 202141:16
Hot Dogs Now: Processing Coastline's First Service

Hot Dogs Now: Processing Coastline's First Service

Hunter, Michael, Garrick, and Richelle process all things Coastline's Launch Service: worship, teaching, the family environment, and the great hot dogs on the patio! Even if you didn't make it to the service, there's a lot of wisdom in this episode! Also, thanks for all the kind words and listens thus far! We have so much more to come.
Jun 15, 202141:07
Let's Launch - Part 2

Let's Launch - Part 2

In our second first episode, Shawn, Garrick, and Hunter discuss the story of Coastline, all of the surprises of planting a church, and the rejected names for Coastline. We loved these look backs as they get us even more excited to launch forward to weekly meetings! See you all on Sunday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at 4 and 6pm!
Jun 03, 202139:57
Let's Launch - Part 1

Let's Launch - Part 1

It's the FIRST EPISODE OF THE COASTLINE PODCAST!  As we head towards our launch, we wanted to look back on this "pre-launch" season and discuss where we've seen God move. In part one of two, Richelle, Michael, and Hunter discuss the journey they took to get to Coastline, how they hope God moves, and deodorant. We are so excited to launch - see everyone on Sunday!
Jun 03, 202141:31
We're Launching a Podcast!

We're Launching a Podcast!

We are SO excited to announce that we are launching a weekly podcast! Join us each Thursday as we have conversations about how to be boldly biblical, wholly worshipping, Spirit seeking, and fully family. 
Jun 02, 202101:17