from our pastor
If my years in pastoral ministry have taught me anything, it’s that people visit churches for a lot of different reasons.
At Nature Coast, we want to welcome all of our guests warmly and thoroughly. Whatever your background and whatever your motivation for stopping by, we’re ready for you.
Some of our guests are going through a difficult time and desire the warm, loving support that a Christ-centered church provides.
Others are seeking a congregation where the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, where the grace of God is experienced and expressed in community.
Many are seeking a place for their children to establish and grow in the faith.Some have been hurt by the church in the past and are showing up one last time, hoping for something better.
Others are curious about life’s perplexities and how the Christian message speaks to them.
The list goes on and on…
Whatever your reason for being a guest of Nature Coast Church, I want you to know that you are welcome here with us! We are excited to have you join us!
Finally, if you have any questions about Nature Coast Church, please feel free to drop me a note. I’d be more than happy to help you, or point you to someone who can.
We can’t wait to see you!
Pastor Brad Bresson
Our Vision and Core Values
We make a big deal about Jesus
Nature Coast Church is a place for all people, regardless of where you might find yourself on your faith journey. We desire to be a place where you can bring your friends. If you are spiritually skeptical, curious about Christianity, giving the church one last try, or a committed follower of Jesus Christ, we make room for you wherever you are in your process.
Christ’s Grace removes the need to always be right.
Even in our world of uncertainty, we can bring healing into darkness because we are being healed and loved by the perfect Father.
God sees the whole of our story, so we see the whole of each others stories.
Because we are forgiven, we are free to be relational, fearless, and seen.
Who We Are
Discover Nature Coast
Finding your way in a new church family can be difficult. New faces. New places. New gatherings and opportunities. Where should you get started? Great question!
At Nature Coast, the answer is something we call Discover Nature Coast. The class is offered as a two-session format multiple times a year. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the life and heartbeat of Nature Coast Church! A time of informative discussion and Q & A’s with Pastor Brad and other ministry leaders to the ‘Heartbeat’ of NCC.
Session 1 – Our History, Identity, & Vision
Session 2 – Our Core Values / Beliefs
Does Discover Nature Coast equip me for membership at Nature Coast Church?
Yes! Completing the sessions of Discover Nature Coast equips guests to make a decision regarding church membership, but does not obligate them to join. For those led to join Nature Coast Church, we will schedule you a Q&A meeting with individuals from the Nature Coast Team.
If you have questions about Discover Nature Coast please contact the Nature Coast Church office @ 352-628-6222 to get more details.
*The next dates for Discover Nature Coast are TBD.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is worship like?
Worship at Nature Coast Church is God-centered.
Sunday morning services include passionate music, scripture readings, confessions, prayers and relevant, Christ-centered preaching.
Sunday morning worship at Nature Coast is a time for us to gather as one family to bring praise to God and to build up the body of Christ. The songs are led by a modern worship band and include a mixture of new music and hymns. On occasion, soloists and choirs help to lead in song as well, but worship at Nature Coast is always a participation activity.
What about my kids?
We want your children to experience and express the gospel of Jesus Christ through several Sunday morning gatherings specifically for them.
Nursery (From birth to 3-years-old)
We have a safe, fun nursery for children from birth through age 2 during all worship services and Sunday School. Located to your left, when entering the building. A thorough nursery check-in/check-out procedure helps insure security. Please let our nursery volunteers know if your child has any special needs/allergies.
Coasters Children’s Church (Pre-K – Kindergarten)
We offer classes for pre-K children during all worship services and during our Sunday School hour. This group is invited up to the front of the church for a short children’s message, and then dismissed to their classroom. Please come pick-up your children following the service.
Compass Children’s Church (1st – 5th grade)
Although children are always welcome to attend the duration of worship with their parents, we offer children’s worship service for kids (1st -5th grade) during our 10:00AM worship service. Children are dismissed to their classroom following a brief children’s message.
Anchor Youth Group (6th – 12th grade)
Anchor Youth Group meets during Sunday service. The youth is dismissed to gather together and worship after the children’s message. Anchor Youth also meets Sunday evenings at Nature Coast Church from 6:00PM-7:30PM.
What should I wear?
Nature Coast Church strives toward an atmosphere of warm, authentic community anchored in God’s gracious love and acceptance.
As such, we care much more about you than your wardrobe or fashion sense. We have a wide diversity of dress among our members and friends. Some dress very casually. Others dress “business casual.” Still others wear their “Sunday best.” Our pastors mix it up Sunday to Sunday, too. Dress as you feel comfortable. We’re just honored to have you as our guest!
No problem! If you still have questions for us, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so happy to have you join us!
Our Team & Leadership
Finance Coordinator / Soul Care Team
Director of Connections
Our Team & Leadership
Elder / Soul Care Team
Our Team & Leadership
Deacon Team / Soul Care Team
Deacon of Children and Families / Soul Care Team
Deacon Team / Deacon of Compassion
Deacon of Facility & Maintenance
Deacon of Soul Care