Weekday Groups

Looking for an opportunity to grow in faith during the week? PCTR offers a variety of study group options during the day and evening. The following is some information on our current opportunities. If you have questions or would like more information, email [email protected].

Starting September 9, 2019  (Meets September through May)
Monday Nights. 7:00 p.m. starting in the Haven for Opening of Study


Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus Editor: Randy Frazee

Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe, NIV is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes us on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus.  As we journey through this Bible as a small group, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: what we believe drives everything.

Everyone is welcome!

Join us on Monday evenings for a time that includes large group time, Bible study, discovery questions, and small group discussion. This is a great time for learning more about living out our faith.

Meets on Mondays for 6 weeks starting September 9, 2019
7:00 – 8:15 p.m. in the Mission Room

In this 6-session video Bible study, pastor Andy Stanley examines the ways in which we tend to define happiness and explains how that definition influences the way we pursue it. He reveals that happiness is about who, not what, and that happy people are at peace with God, with others, and with themselves. He also shows how sin undermines peace because it separates us from God, others, and ourselves by substituting pleasure for fulfillment, things for people, images for intimacy, and self-expression for self-control.

We are often tempted to believe that happiness comes from acquiring things, but happiness is actually an outcome of what we sow in our lives. We can’t acquire, consume, or exercise our way to happiness, but we may be able to serve and volunteer our way there. In the end, we find that if we live as if it’s all about us, we will never be happy.

Every other Tuesday Morning at 6:30 a.m.

The Women’s Prayer Group is a diverse group of women who meet bi-weekly for a time of Spirit-led prayer, study and fellowship. New to the group? Feel free to contact us at the church office for the date of the next meeting!

For more info contact Maria Swedberg at [email protected], Cell: 732-691-3252

September 10, 2019 – October 29, 2019
Eight Sessions  on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Mission Room

Gospel in Life ‘Grace Changes Everything’ by Timothy Keller

Join us as together we study author and pastor Timothy Keller’s eight-week small group Bible study, Gospel in Life, to explore how the gospel can change your heart, community, and how you live out the Gospel in our world. The short video sermons by Tim Keller will break the ice & spark conversation on the scripture & thoughts around the weekly subjects.

Everyone is welcome to join us!

Meeting every Wednesday Morning 6:30 a.m.

The Men’s Prayer Group is a diverse group of men who meet @ 6:30 am on Wednesdays for a time of Spirit-led prayer, Bible study and fellowship. Often our friendships lead to other social activities such as golf, dining, ball games, etc.

Please join us or contact Jule Raichle @ 732-341-5828/[email protected] for more information.

Meets THURSDAYS Starting September 12, 2019
9:30 a.m. in the Mission Room

I Corinthians & II Corinthians

The cosmopolitan city of Corinth was the site of one of the apostle Paul’s greatest evangelistic successes. However, the church he founded was full of contention, ranging from questions about leadership to incest. Some Christians were taking fellow believers to court. There were issues concerning marriage, celibacy, food offered to idols, public worship, and spiritual gifts. In response, Paul offered some of his most profound thinking on the body of Christ, love, and Jesus’ cross and resurrection.

Everyone is welcomed to join us as we take a deeper look at these two letters from Paul.

Starting on September 12, 2019.
Meeting every other Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Mission Room

Using What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa Terkeurst, we will spend time in discussion and prayer.  If you have ever wondered… what is God’s plan for my life? Or Can He really use me? You’re not alone. Through the author’s struggles and doubts, she sets out to equip us to: discover the incredible opportunities God’s already placed in front of us and the courage to say yes;  learn practical ways to listen for God’s voice; and see that our Christian life is about perfect surrender, not perfect performance.

This Women’s group will focus on keeping each other in prayer.  It is a Bible study support group with an emphasis on praying for each other.

All women are welcome!

Starting September 28th and 30th, 2019
Saturday Mornings at 8:30 AM & Monday evenings at 6:30 PM

We’re starting our next set of Financial Peace classes and here’s why YOU will want to attend: our previous participants collectively reduced their debut by nearly $70,000!  Are you in?  You’ll attend 9 classes on either Saturday mornings at 8:30 am or Monday evenings at 6:30 pm starting September 28th & 30th.  (Yes! You can mix and match your days. If you begin to attend on Saturdays but can’t make it one weekend, you’re welcome to jump into the corresponding Monday class.) Call or email us at 732-349-1331 or [email protected] with questions or for information on how to register.

Starting October 18, 2019
The Third Friday of the month (October through May) meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Come and meet other Christian couples as together we spend a great night of studying and learning, of visiting, sharing, and snacking!  This year we’ll be studying, “Eternity Is Now in Session: A Radical Rediscovery of What Jesus Really Taught about Salvation, Eternity, and Getting to the Good Place” by John Ortberg

This is a journey to discover what it really means to be “saved.” For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we’re waiting for is found in the phrase “eternal life.” But what is eternal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it?

What would it mean to consider the Ten Commandments not as a harsh list of what not to do but, instead, as a “love letter” from a loving God? Our Presbyterian Women (PW) Circles will be exploring that question through-out the year as part of this year’s study: “Love Carved In Stone.”  All women of the church are members of the Presbyterian Women Association and are heartily welcome to attend all events. We invite you to join one of our nine Circles for study and prayer.

Contact the church office for more information or to join a PE Circle. [email protected], 732-349-1331 –call to join us anytime!

Abigail – Second Wednesday of each month, 9:15 am – Harrogate

Esther – Second Tuesday of each month, 10:00 am – Homes in Waretown Area

Eve – Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm – Church Library and/or homes in Toms River

Joy – Third Monday of each month, 10:00 am – The Haven (PCTR)

Lydia – Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm – at PCTR

Mary –  Fourth Tuesday of each month, 12:00 pm – at PCTR

Rebecca – Second Tuesday of each month, 10:00 am – The Haven (PCTR)

Contact the church office for more information or to join a PE Circle. [email protected], 732-349-1331 –call to join us anytime!

“4P” Men’s Discipleship Training seeks to develop Christian leaders and to build lasting friendships among 3-4 other men who commit to personal growth and Christian discipleship. Each group will examine what it means to have a personal progressive commitment

  • to Jesus Christ
  • to Yourself
  • to Relationships
  • to the work of Christ in the world.

The 4P Discipleship Training is intended to respond to the Great Commission: “Make disciples of all men.”

For information and/or questions please contact Bill Pabst at (732) 270-5878 or by email to  [email protected]

For more information about our Adult Discipleship Programs contact Pat Grill, Director of Adult Discipleship, at [email protected] or 732-349-1331 x245.