About our North County Campus

Thanks for stopping by. We hope you'll come worship with us at our North County Campus, serving the North County area. We are one church that meets on more than one campus. While each campus is unique we share a single vision . . . to help people find and follow Jesus. We invite you to join us.  

Getting Here & Parking 

Our campus is located just off El Camino Real in South Atascadero at 9325 El Bordo Ave near Heilman Park. Check out the map below for directions. There is plenty of parking in the campus lot or on the street. 

Look for the directional banners to guide you to the worship service and GraceKids classes. If you need help, ask one of our greeters and they would love to get you to where you need to go!

Come as You Are

When you come to worship with us, you'll see some wearing shorts, some wearing suits and everything in between. Please wear what you are most comfortable wearing. Most people who worship with us dress pretty casually.  

What to Expect . . . 

A warm friendly welcome. You are our guest and our desire is that you feel our welcome.

A diverse, intergenerational church family. Grace is a place where college students, families and adults of all ages and life stages worship together. We welcome children in our worship services and encourage 'Family Worship.' 

Relevant systematic teaching from the Bible. We believe that the Bible is not a book of rules or a book of good advice, but a life-transforming and God-glorifying story of redemption that climaxes in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. 

Eclectic, Gospel-centered worship. Our music is varied and diverse, including a range of styles and instrumentation. While we value and sing classic hymns we also sing new contemporary songs and are always pursuing a balance of old and new.


Grace Central Coast is built upon a foundation of small groups called Growth Groups.  Growth Groups are families of servant missionaries who meet weekly to study God's Word and serve their communities. Jumping into a Growth Group is the very best way to connect and get to know others at Grace and our highest priority beyond the worship service. 


9:30 & 11 am

Worship Service
Sunday School for infants-6th grade
(see GraceKids info below)

Campus Location

9325 El Bordo Ave.
Atascadero, CA 93422
(see map below)


Campus Staff

Campus Pastor  |  Miles Nelson

Campus Kids Coordinator  |  Emily Head

Campus Worship Leader | Thomas Zaldivar


Come Serve With Us

Because Jesus served us, it is our great joy to serve one another.  There are lots of places to serve at Grace Central Coast, but here are a few of our most urgent needs:

  • Welcome Team
  • Music Team
  • Tech Team
  • Kids Team 
  • Prayer Team

If you're interested in serving on one of these teams or somewhere else, let us know!  



We consider it a privilege and a joy to care for your kids. We take this responsibility seriously. We desire to provide your child with a safe, secure and loving environment where they can grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. We aim to partner with you in the joys and challenges of Biblical parenting and instruction. 

At Grace, we're committed to both 'age-integrated' and 'age-segregated' learning. What does that mean? 

On the one hand, we're committed to encouraging parents and children to worship and learn together by attending our worship services together. We call this 'Family Worship.' So bring your kids to worship with you at North County. You will not be alone when you do.   

At the same time, we're committed to an excellent and multi-faceted Children's Ministry where children learn, grow and have fun in settings that are geared for them.

Sunday School Classes
9:30 & 11 am | Infants – 6th Grade 

We offer a Gospel-Centered Sunday School program during both our services at 9:30 & 11 am for Birth through 6th Grade.  As you arrive on campus, follow the directional signs to locate the appropriate classrooms for your kids.   

The Pre-School & Nursery can be found to the left of the Worship Center in the Early Childhood Center
The Elementary age classes meet in the building closest to the back parking lot in the GraceKids Center.

  • Nursery: Birth - 2 years

  • Preschool: 2-4 years

  • Elementary: K-3rd grade

  • Elementary: 4th-6th grade



Safety is our highest priority.  

We know if you're worried, you won't be able to worship. We take the safety of all kids extremely seriously. All of our classes are staffed by loving and caring teachers who have gone through our extensive screening and fingerprinting process. No child is ever left alone with a single adult. Parents can worship worry-free knowing we will text or page them if their little one needs them.


Child Wellness Policy

If your child is ill, we ask that you please keep them at home out of consideration of other children and their families. Please do not bring your baby to Sunday School, the nursery, or the Mom's Room if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Runny Nose
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Any other contagious childhood ailment


As we launch this new campus we are focusing on two main areas, Sunday Mornings and mid-week Growth Groups. As our campus develops and we approach our Fall launch, we will look to officially begin other ministries such as GraceYouth.

If you are a family looking for a place for your student to connect, please let us know! We have several young adults and married couples who would LOVE to connect with your student and help them follow Jesus.

You can email our campus pastor Miles for more info: miles@gracecentralcoast.org.

What is a Growth Group?

Simply put, it's the best way to get involved and grow in your faith here at Grace.

They let us know and be known by others as we experience living the Gospel together. We truly believe that Gospel transformation happens in the context of small groups where real relationships can be experienced and deepened.

So how do they work and what are they for?

Growth Groups are the primary place for discipleship in the life of our church. They are small groups of people who meet weekly and focus on 3 identities as we help people find and follow Jesus together.

1. Family.  Because we are a part of God's family and adopted by God our Father, we seek to be the family of God together. Being a family means growing in our faith together, praying with and for one another, and caring for each other like a family. Sometimes that means sharing a meal or watching someone's kids or celebrating a birthday. 

2. Servant.  Because we were served by Jesus to the point of his death on the cross for us, we seek to serve others in our group and our larger community. We encourage each of our groups to find a place in our community that they can adopt and begin to show the love of Jesus through service. 

3. Missionary.  Because we are given the same Holy Spirit as the early disciples and Jesus himself, we too are God's missionaries and witnesses in the world. We believe that mission is most effective when done by a family of servants. We don't want to send lonely missionaries into our communities and workplaces, but rather groups of committed people who love one another and show that to the world around them.

Ready to get plugged in? Click the link below to check out all our groups.


Is it worth it? Here is what people at Grace are saying about
Growth Groups.

“When I first came to Grace in 2008 I knew one person, my sister. After a number of months, my wife and I joined a Growth Group of complete strangers. We were in that group for 5 years and now those people are some of our best friends. It literally changed our lives. We then led a young marrieds group at our home in SLO where we got to live life together and help couples navigate the early years of marriage. We're now looking forward to finding a new community in the North County. Growth Groups are a must. You can't afford not to join one!” - Pastor Miles Nelson

“​I'm at home most of the time with 4 little ones and it can be hard to get out and fellowship. by having a weekly meeting I am forced to be in community with others and no matter how difficult it is to prepare for, it is always worth it and I always feel blessed at the end of the night. Growth groups have given me friends in a season of life when meeting new people and developing relationships can be challenging.” - Jenny Nanninga, former Young Marrieds Growth Group Leader

“​Growth Groups are a great way to divert my thinking from all the tasks at hand, slow down and grow in my knowledge and love of God. It's also a great way to build relationships with the other believers involved.” - Dayton Muxlow, recent Cal Poly grad, and former College Co-Ed Growth Group Leader

Adult Ministries

As we launch this new campus we are focusing on two main areas, Sunday Mornings and mid-week Growth Groups. As our campus develops and we approach our Fall launch, we will look to officially begin other ministries such as GraceMen, GraceWomen, and GraceSeniors.

You can email our campus pastor Miles for more info: miles@gracenoco.org.

Care & Community

As we launch this new campus we are focusing on two main areas, Sunday Mornings and mid-week Growth Groups. As our campus develops and we approach our Fall launch, we will look to officially begin other ministries such as those that focus on reaching out and serving our community.

You can email our campus pastor Miles for more info: miles@gracenoco.org.

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