Adult Sunday School

The strength of any church is the Sunday School department. It is so vitally important that each person in the church learns to study the Word of God in a structured, systematic way. This is achieved through the Sunday School.

We offer several adult Sunday School Classes. They are as follows:

ABC's - Room 308 - Pastor & Nanci de Juana - This class is designed for the new believer and takes the student from "A to Z" on topics concerning the Christian life.

College & Career - Room 314 - Rob Nolan & Jimmy Powderley - This class is designed for the singles in our church and features an indepth systematic study of the Bible.

Common Ground - Room 304 - Bev Jodice - This class is for women who walk alone spiritually. If you are single or have an unsaved husband, this class will be an
encouragement to you.

F.O.G. (Followers of God) Sanctuary - Bill Brower - Includes ages between 51-64 years old.

Middle of the Road - 41-50 years - meeting Room 305 - Jim and Tami Kennedy

Truth Seekers - 65 + years - Room 105 - Dave and Iva Ventura

Deaf class - Room 301 - Mrs. Nancy Yarosh - a class devoted just for the deaf.

In addition to the time spent in the Sunday School classroom, the Sunday School classes also plan activities and fellowship to help encourage one another in the Lord.

Our Youth Ministry provides an atmosphere of real Christian commitment.

In Sunday School, teens enjoy a systematic study in God's word. We offer Sunday School classes for both the Junior and Senior High age levels.

On Wednesday evenings the teens are challenged through the preaching of God's Word in a format designed just for them. They also enjoy fellowship with their peers through the various planned activities, and learn about ministry through witnessing, working in Vacation Bible School, and going on Teen Mission Trips.

Today's teens need to know that God is real and that God cares for them. Our Youth Ministry will strengthen your teen's walk with God.
For the Youth Ministry website: click here

Retreats & Conferences

Each year our church members attend several retreats, camps and conferences through the year.

A yearly highlight for many men and women in our church is the opportunity to attend either the Men's or the Ladies' Prayer Advance. These truly are times of spiritual refreshment and revival and are always a blessing to those who attend.

Every summer our children and teens head off to summer camp. In addition to summer camp, the teens also have annual ski retreats and white water rafting trips.

Each fall, many couples in our church attend our annual Couples Retreat. The Couples Retreat is a great get away for couples to refocus on their relationship with each other and the Lord. There is always time for fellowship with other couples as well as free time to allow one-on-one time for each couple.

Ladies Ministry Opportunities

Because it is good for the ladies of the church to get together and study God's Word, the first Tuesday of each month is "S.O.S.". (Seeking Our Savior) This ladies Bible study meets at the Weigel's home at 6:30 p.m. Just bring your Bible and notebook. It is a time of spiritual refreshment for the ladies, and a time of fellowship.

Women have such an influence on their children, their church, and their country. "...A woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised." Proverbs 31.30.

Children's Sunday School

The strength of any church is the Sunday School department. It is so vitally important that each person in the church learns to study the Word of God in a structured systematic way. This is achieved through the Sunday School.

In the Children's department there are graded Sunday School classes for each age group. Our children's classes are an exciting place to discover and learn about God and His Word. Children's classes are offered for the following age divisions:

Nursery, Twos and Threes, Fours and Fives, First and Second, Third and Fourth, Fifth and Sixth.

Masters Clubs

Masters Clubs is for boys and girls from three years old through the eighth grade. Handbook time consists of interaction between clubbers and their leaders, as clubbers recite Bible verses from memory and demonstrate comprehension of Bible reading assignments.

There will be a counsel time including singing and Bible based instruction, covering a variety of topics relevant in growing up in, and coping with the pressure of today's society as a Christian.

In addition to the class time, there is also a game time, which offers clubbers the opportunity to participate as team members in activities that develop team spirit, good sportsmanship, coordination skills, and self confidence. Your children will not want to miss out on the exciting opportunities that await them in Masters Clubs!

Nursery

Our nursery is a special place for your little ones and is an environment that is conducive to help your nursery age children learn about Jesus. Only those of the highest integrity are considered for ministry in this department. Each worker has a love for children and a desire to teach them about Jesus Christ.

Our Nursery is thoroughly cleaned each week to ensure that the room and all equipment is germ free. There are strict guidelines for the workers in regards to the care of the children. We also have established policy concerning infectious diseases.

We are confident that any parent will feel assured that their child will be properly cared for in our well-staffed nursery.

Discipleship

One of the areas of church ministry that is so greatly neglected is Discipleship.

We offer the opportunity for individuals to be discipled in a one on one setting. New converts are paired with spiritually mature Christians who help them learn doctrine (what the Bible teaches) and the keys to living the victorious consistent Christian life.

If you are a babe in Christ or have never had the opportunity to be part of a discipleship ministry this is an exciting way for you to "...grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ". II Peter 3:18.

Children's Church

Children's Church is provided each Sunday during the 11:00 AM Worship Hour for Children ages two through sixth grade. We use an assortment of excellent materials with a fine Biblical standard so that the children are being fed as well as their parents.

Children's Church is an exciting time for youngsters and consists of a variety of activities which include singing, praying, a craft, or game, and of course solid, Biblical teaching.

The Value of One Ministry is a ministry of Ocean County Baptist Church that was started in January 2012 to address the growing crime of sex trafficking of children throughout the U.S.A. The Lord has laid a burden on our hearts to pray for the deliverance and salvation of all victims of this modern day slavery, and to provide a safe, permanent Christ-centered shelter where these children can learn there is a God who loves them and died for them in spite of what society may have labeled them. We are committed to prevention by making people aware. We are also committed to daily prayer as we know that “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.” (2 Cor. 10:4)

In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: Incline thine ear unto me and save me. Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. (Ps. 71: 1-4)

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Deaf Ministry

During the 8:30 a.m. Worship Service, 6 p.m. Service and our Wednesday evening service (7 p.m.), we provide an interpreter for the deaf. Every person that comes to church should have the opportunity to clearly hear and understand the preaching of God's Word. This certainly is true for the hearing impaired.

We also offer Sign Language classes for those who desire to communicate with the deaf and possibly be involved in this ministry.