Welcome

Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.

We exist to connect people to full life in Jesus.
What does full life look like?

Full life means thriving. It means every facet of our lives is flourishing. Our relationship with God, our relationships with one another, with our neighbors, even how we see ourselves — everything is transformed radically. A full life is overflowing with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and yes, even self-control. It’s a life of belonging. It’s a life of meaning. It’s the life we long for, and it’s the life that God wants to give us as a gift through Jesus Christ.

Check out our Full Life playlist on YouTube. 

How can you get connected to full life in Jesus?

Cultivating the sort of relationship with Jesus that yields full life is rooted in community – more specifically, a community that is striving to know Jesus. For us, this journey means we gather to worship we grow in groups, and we go and serve together.

You can find an up-to-date list of opportunities to get connected at What’s Happening Now. [link to pctr.org/now]

Listen to more on this topic here: Finding Full Life playlist

What matters most to us?

The Gospel. Everything we do is grounded in the good news that Jesus paid the price of our sin so that we could be forgiven. We are saved by the grace of God through Jesus and that message of hope, of redemption, of belonging, of purpose, of pure love, is at the core of everything we do.

We value family. God has brought us together as an intergenerational family of believers and seekers. As a growing family, we care for one another. We strive to create opportunities to foster friendship and connections. We provide support for one another in times of grief and struggle. We celebrate together. We learn together. We worship together. We serve together. We have fun together.

We value learning. You need to get to know someone to build a strong relationship with them, and that includes Jesus. The message shared each week in worship, the small groups that gather, and other opportunities in the life of the church are built to help us learn more about Jesus and the plan God has for us.

We value service. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. In following his example, we seek opportunities to use our skills and abilities and our resources to serve our community. We go and serve together locally in Toms River and the surrounding area, as well as out in the broader world community.

We value the next generation. Everyone needs to know Jesus. We support and encourage families, children (0-5th grade) and students (grade 6-12) as they seek full life in Jesus together.  

Get to know more about what matters most to us here: God’s Fingerprint – Our Values

Still have questions?

Fantastic! We love questions. We ask a lot of them. You’ll find some of the most commonly asked questions about faith that we encounter here: Faith Questions.

If you have you have specific questions about Jesus, check out this page: Start with Jesus