Shoreline Church meets every Sunday at 10am at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
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WHAT IS SHORELINE?
Shoreline Church is a new church plant in the Bradenton/Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch area of Southwest Florida.
Our Vision is to be a church that intersects the Gospel and grace of Jesus with a lost and needy world.
Our Mission is to Win, Disciple, and Send people.
Ardent Worship | excellence and exuberance.
Dynamic Teaching | simply teach the Word simply.
Spirit-Led | we submit to the work of the Holy Spirit.
Extraordinary Families | God’s design is our desire.
Servant Leadership | leaders are bondservants.
Love, Demonstrated | to love is to serve.
Vibrant Community | we belong to one another.
Diverse Gatherings | every tribe, nation, and tongue.
Aggressively Missional | we are sent like Jesus was sent.
WHAT IS SHORELINE LIKE?
We are a local community of people who follow Jesus. We worship Jesus in a corporate gathering where we sing songs and study through the Bible verse-by-verse. We also meet in Community Groups to grow together in God's grace. We also help people follow Jesus in groups we call Discipleship Collectives.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF I ATTEND?
We start our Sunday services promptly at 10am. You'll find a friendly and warm environment with coffee and music playing. We don't dress too formally so wear what you are comfortable in! We have safe and age-appropriate classes for kids and students up to high school. We generally read from the Bible and sing songs about who Christ is and what He has done. Then we learn about the needs in our community and we pray for other churches in Bradenton, Sarasota, Florida, and abroad. We read a short section in the Bible and begin to study and learn what it says and means. Then we end with a time of singing and prayer and a call to action as a community.
HOW IS SHORELINE DIFFERENT?
We believe, follow, and teach through the Bible, more than just getting good insights FROM the Bible. Our worship service is very informal yet spiritual. Our leadership is focused on equipping the saints for the work of the ministry and preparing people for mission. Our environments are designed to remove the hype and excess and focus our attention solely on Jesus.
We strive for simplicity, authenticity, excellence, godliness, adventure and passion in all that we do.
We are real people who desire real relationships. We are a variety of ages and from a wealth of different backgrounds, with the same aim: to know and follow Jesus Christ.
WHY DO WE NEED ANOTHER CHURCH?
Because people need Jesus.
Because Manatee and Sarasota County collectively have about 700,000 people.
Because the Bible commands us to go, preach the Gospel.
Because Jesus is with us.
Because the hour is bleak:
- For every new church that opens, four close.
- 19.4 % decline in church attendance in the past decade alone
- Only 28% of people ages 23-37 attend church, as opposed to 43%-52% for older generations.
- Only one county in America has a greater church population than it did ten years ago.
- 15,000 people per month convert to Islam in the U.S.
- 290 million people in the US. 65% or 188 million have no vital church connection.
- If we were to start new churches of 1000 people each, we would need almost 200,000 new churches in the United States to win all these people.
And finally, because "the single most effective evangelistic methodology under heaven is planting new churches". (Wagner, “Church Planting For a Greater Harvest,” Page 7.)
Shoreline Church is located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. As a new young church plant, we are a Bible-teaching church that has expository preaching, great worship, and a diverse community. We have a strong missions focus and are reaching Manatee County and Sarasota County. We love being a Sarasota church, a Bradenton church, a Lakewood Ranch church that is all about discipleship and evangelism!