What is the philosophy of the singles ministry?
- Reach Singles with the Good News of Jesus – Outreach
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
- Equip Christians for the work of service – Training
Ephesians 4:11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
- Allow leaders to lead – Delegation
Exodus 18:22 Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you.
- Praise each person for faithful ministry – Encouragement
Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
What is your age focus?
Our primary focus is single adults over the age of 35.
I notice you offer dances at your First Friday event and your New Year’s Eve, can you tell me your policy on this?
We have people from a wide range of theological backgrounds – from conservative to liberal, attending each First Friday event. We try to present an event that is Christ centered in how we worship and what we teach, one that is safe for all, and one that is entertaining.
Regarding the sensual nature of some dancing, there may be potential for sin. However, the reality is that there is potential for sin with every activity we engage in… eating, talking, the use of phones, etc. It really depends on each individual’s heart, attitude and behavior. Our dances during our First Friday after venues may not be for everyone. That’s OK, many people come to enjoy the worship, teaching and dessert and skip the dancing when it is on the schedule.
Do you offer childcare?
Our Thursday night Growth Groups and Saturday 4 Singles Service offers childcare, all other events and Growth Groups are responsible to arrange it themselves. Note: First Friday does not offer childcare.
Are you open to separated adults?
Anyone who is legally divorced, widowed or never married is welcome to participate in our ministry. Feel free to call Pastor Terry with any questions at (760) 724-6700 x264.
What is your protocol regarding dating at North Coast Church?
While we know that most singles adults would like to be married one day and we encourage they date someone you meet at church, we do ask respectfully that you pursue friendships first. We simply do not know everyone that comes through the doors, nor their backgrounds and situations. This is why its important to get to know them as a friend first.
Do your events cost?
It varies depending on the event. Check event details for more info.
I notice you sometimes post pictures, what if I do not want my picture taken?
Although we want to respect everyone’s privacy and security concerns, we are not able to always accommodate everyone’s request to not be photographed. Because we are a public church and one form of communication is by Facebook and our website, we may post pictures of events occasionally. When one of our photographers are taking pictures, we suggest that you try and turn away from pictures and/or ask the person not to include you, etc. If you do see a photo of yourself that you want t0 be removed from Facebook or the website, email Pastor Terry with the request and we will do our best to honor your request as soon as possible.