Our Life Groups

 

The theme song of the old tv show Cheers tells us that "sometimes you wanna' go where everybody knows your name."

It's so true. Human beings are wired for relationships, so we naturally seek to belong somewhere, to belong to something where everybody knows our name.

That's what our life groups are about. They are the primary way we live out our vision of being an authentic community. Each life group consists of anywhere from 5-20 people who gather together on a regular basis to grow in their understanding of God, to care for each other, to serve together, and to have fun.

"They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes, and shared their meals together.....And the Lord added to their number day by
day those who were being saved" (Acts 2:46-47). 

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SUMMER GROUPS: CLICK HERE TO TEST DRIVE ONE

 

Our Summer season of groups officially starts the week of June 20th.

 

 

BIBLE & BOOK STUDY GROUPS

 

NEW: Kristen Nemcek & Jess Francis (for Women)

Mondays @ 6:30pm in Toms River

A journey through the book of Mark

 

NEW: Amanda Allen & Lizzy Tapper (for Women)

Tuesdays @ 9am in person (Freehold)

For women who are navigating marriage and young kids (childcare provided) 

 

Becky Livingston & Barbara Hale (for Women)

Thursdays @ 7pm in person / zoom hybrid (Jackson)

Studying "Living Beyond Yourself" by Beth Moore

 

Chantell Mendez (for Women)

Mondays @ 7pm over zoom

Studying "Seamless"

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY ON A BREAK FOR THE SUMMER

 

Jane Neuman (for Women)

Saturdayas @ 10am in Neptune

Studying "Soul Care"

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL

 

Bob McDonough (for Men)

Wednesdays @ 7pm over zoom

THIS GROUP IS ON A BREAK FOR THE SUMMER

 

Josh Berry & Tom Sargent (for Men)

Mondays @ 7pm in person & zoom hybrid 

A Study of the Spirit-Filled Life

 

Frank Martinez and Chris Francis (for Dads of Young Kids)

Tuesdays @ 5:30pm in person (starts April 27th)

What does it mean to shepherd our families in a strong but non-religious way?

 

Frank & Lisa Martinez (for everyone)

Tuesdays @ 7:30pm over zoom

Discussions based on Sunday sermons

 

Rigo & Mandy Mercado (for everyone)

Fridays @ 7pm in person

Discussions based on Sunday sermons

 

Caroline McCarthy and Justin Garden (for young adults)

Wednesdays @ 7pm in Brick

A new focus on dating and sexual purity for the summer season

*This group is for 18-32 year olds who are single or married, going to college or starting their careers. Also, this is an age range that we plan on revisiting over the next year as the group hopefully grows. Down the line, we would like to lower the max age).

 

Justin Garden and Youth Team (for teens and their parents)

Mondays @ 6:30pm in person in Brick

A new focus on dating and sexual purity for the summer season

This youth group is for our 6th graders up to 12th grade, as well as their parents. The teens break up into one side and parents have discussions on the other side.   

 

SUMMER GROUPS: CLICK HERE TO TEST DRIVE ONE

       

Justice & Outreach Groups

 

Delanne & Ivany Serrano (The Hispanic Community)

Fridays @ 7pm in person

*This group is committed to reaching out to and serving the larger Hispanic community in our area. 

 

Nanci Schiavo (serving the elderly)

Every Other Wednesdays @ 10am in Brick

This group is dedicated to serving the residents of the Chelsea Assisted Living Home in Brick. Due to Covid restrictions, the team is limited in what they can do, but if you are interested in helping to be creative, join us! 

 

Lori Miskin (Homework Club)

Wendesdays @ 2:45pm

*This group serves a group of teenagers once per week by providing tutoring for homework and a safe place to go after school. 

 

Support & Recovery Groups

  

Rob Allen (Sexual Purity for Men)

Tuesdays @ 7pm in person (Freehold) and over zoom

*Contact Rob directly (allendrobert@gmail.com) for this confidential group

   

SUMMER GROUPS: CLICK HERE TO TEST DRIVE ONE

        

Prayer-Focused Groups

These groups meet with the focus of praying for the needs in our community, the vision of our church, and the brokenness of our world. While they may start off with a short teaching, discussion or song, the majority of the time is spent in prayer. 

 

Chris Francis & Nicole Riconda 

Thursdays @ 9am in person (church office)

 

Justin Garden & Shea Oakley

Thursdays @ 12pm over zoom 

 

Barbara Hale & Donna Hack

Wednesdays @ 7pm over zoom

 

Robin Maselli & Lara Rivera (for Moms Only)

Thursdays @ 9am in person

*This Group is focused on praying for our kids. 

SORRY, THIS GROUP IS CURRENLTY FULL

 

Mentoring / Accountability Groups

Then there are various groups that are more "organic." They tend to be smaller, form based on already-formed relationships, and are more confidential.