Toms River Church of the Nazarene
Following His Spirit for Our Times
Service times are 8:30am and 11am. COVID Policy is detailed on above tab. On-line opportunities will continue as follows: Video of 8:30am, worship services will be livestreamed on YouTube. The 11am Service will be livestreamed on Facebook. Any past service is available to be viewed on YouTube and Facebook at anytime. - Check the Sermons Tab for a link. Printed transcripts of the sermon will be available as well. Also, a short Vespers devotional will be posted at 6 PM every Sunday. Scroll down to bottom of page for contact info. Remember, tithes and offerings can be mailed to: Church of the Nazarene, 188 Highway 37 West. Toms River, NJ 07855 or give online on the “donate” tab.
188 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
Just one mile west of exit 82 on the Garden State Parkway.
Service times on Sundays are 8:30am and 11am
Spanish Service - Sunday at 3pm
8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Service
Coffee Hour and Fellowship takes place between AM Sunday Services
Spanish Language Service at 3 PM
Children Services - After "God's Word for Children" (11 am Service)
K- 6th Grade
Children's Quizzing: 9:45 -10:50 AM
JrNYI (kids youth group ages 7-12) meets every 3 weeks on Sunday 6:30pm. See Calendar for specific times.
Prime Time (Seniors): every third week at noon
Bible Study with Pastor Del : 7 PM Every Other week - call office for details.
Wednesday (All Wednesday activities are on pause for the summer)
Teens (NYI): 6:30 PM
"A Closer Look" for kids four years old to Sixth Grade - 6:30 PM
Adults discuss Sunday Sermon: 6:30 PM
Ladies Bible Study: 10:30 AM at Nylda Aponte's House - Every other week
Spanish Language Bible Study: 6:00 PM
(Rev. Hernandez' Home Call (732)244-8360 for details
Women's Ministry: Meeting date and time will vary each month and will be announced in the Special Events Tab
Jr NYI (kids ages 7-12): Meeting dates vary from month to month but will always be on a Sunday evening from 6:30-7:30pm. See Special Events tab for specific dates.
We believe in one God—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
About Our Church
In 1960 a small group of believers gathered for a weekly Bible Study and ended up joining together to form the Toms River First Church of the Nazarene. These 16 charter members began reaching out to the community with the Love of Jesus, seeking to make disciples and glorify the Name of Christ. This is still our goal today. By reaching out to our neighbors with the love of Christ and by the powerful preaching of the Word of God, we hope to follow His Spirit for our times. Singles, families with children, Senior citizens- all gather together as one in the Love of God. We invite you to join us, knowing together we can grow as followers of Jesus.
Outreach & Discipleship
The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the denomination is now home to about 2.5 million members worshipping in more than 30,000 local congregations in 162 world areas.
The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.
This experience is marked by entire consecration of the believer to do God's will and is followed by a life of seeking to serve God through service to others. Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of God's grace, not of works. Our pursuant service to God is an act of love whereby we show our appreciation for the grace that has been extended to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.