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Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

5514 Parliament Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

757-497-8703

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wesleyan-Holiness tradition

About TCN

We are:

Pastor Bill Dillon

William Dillon, II – Senior Pastor

revdillon2@verizon.net

Pastor Bill served 4 churches in Northeast Ohio before moving to Virginia Beach to pastor here at Tidewater Central 12 ½ years ago. He has served continuously as a senior pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for 37 years. Pastor Bill met and married his high school sweetheart, Jean, in Lisbon, OH, after his dad became the pastor of the Nazarene church where she and her family attended. Bill graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1975 and received a Masters degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1994. Jean is a registered nurse and works for Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Pastor Bill and Jean have three daughters & sons-in-law: Kris and Matt Steele of Virginia Beach, Courtney and Zach Olah of Blacklick, OH, and Cassie and Michael Self of Spring Hill, TN. He enjoys being “Papa” to his 3 grandsons and 3 granddaughters, golfing, hunting, fishing on the Bay, and a good steak from the Outback Steakhouse. Pastor Bill is passionate about seeing people develop into true disciples of Jesus Christ. He says, “I am amazed at how God is using ordinary people to share His love with our world. I want to encourage people of any age to be used by Him. God is still writing our story here at TCN and I’m glad to be part of it.”

 

Pastor David

David Kriner – Associate Pastor

Pastor David comes to us from Hampton with his wife Theresa and seven children. It is a joy to have the Kriner family be part of our church family, as Pastor David ministers to the young adults of the College and Career age group, and transitions to position of Associate Pastor.
 
 

13413568_10207903810045498_6049871958910224877_n Kay Lynn Perry – Discipleship Pastor

Kay Lynn Perry comes on board to fill the newly-vacant position of TCN Connections Pastor. Come back soon to read more!

 

14068022_10105540351698262_9021464491502356120_o Madison Freeman – Youth Pastor

Pastor Madi was practically born a Nazarene. She grew up in Northern Virginia in a little rural town, where she learned to appreciate God’s creation, and fell in love with nature. She grew up attending the two local Nazarene churches, Leesburg and Loudoun Valley, where she ended up being called to be their youth pastor/director (Leesburg 7 years, Valley 1.5 years). Pastor Madi was called into ministry at the age of 12 at the district church camp. Growing up, she was an eccentric girl, and didn’t really fit in with any groups, including her own youth groups. When she was 16, she explored different churches and denominations, but discovered that the Church of the Nazarene was the most biblically sound and had ultimately had her heart. When she turned 22, her ministry and calling in life became clear, and she was baptized and sanctified. Her ministry has developed into teaching students that God created them uniquely for His purpose. She married her husband Stuart, September 10, 2011. They live here in Virginia Beach with their 3 fur babies, and are mildly obsessed with their little family.

 

Pastor Heather

Heather Wells – Children’s Pastor

Heather was raised in the Nazarene church from the time she was born. She attended Kent Church of the Nazarene until she went off to Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1991. Heather graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. After graduation, Heather’s husband Ken, was accepted into Regent University so they moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in the summer of 1995. While teaching in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Heather completed her Master’s degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University.Although being a teacher was always something she knew God had called her to, Heather began to feel a new calling. God has given her a special love for children, and she felt God calling her into children’s ministry. Heather became the children’s pastor at Tidewater Central and began her ministry course work through Nazarene Bible College online classes. Heather is currently working on her ordination requirements and is seeking God’s continued direction in her life as to how He would have her serve Him in ministry.

 

Pastor Walt

Walt Kriner – Shepherding Pastor

Pastor Walt has been on staff at Tidewater Central since September 2013 and he currently serves as our Shepherding Pastor, serving the senior adults and retired pastors in our congregation.

 

Rhona

Rhona Hands – Worship Director

Rhona Hands has been on staff serving as Worship Director at Tidewater Central since April 2010. She has served in numerous ministries over the years, but her concentration has been on the music programs in the Church of the Nazarene since graduating from Mid-America Nazarene College (now University) with a BA degree in Church Music and Religious Education. Her passion for playing Christian music on the piano was developed in her teen years and she enjoys giving praise & worship to God through her music. Originally from Kansas, she grew up on a farm there, and then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana after graduating from college and began her ministry in a small Nazarene church there. She had gone to New Orleans on a 6 week college work and witness trip and was led to move there and continue working in that church after graduating. In Dec of 2001, she moved to the Tidewater area where one of her sisters lives, and began attending & being involved at TCN. Her outside interests include mowing grass, running, cruising vacations, and visiting family.

 

Directions

Church Location & Address:
5514 Parliament Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Telephone & Fax:

Tel: (757) 497-8703 | Fax: (757) 497-9269

Email:  (Also see Contact Us form)

 

When & How?

Office Hours:

 Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

Worship Times:

10am Sundays

Sunday School

starts at 9am!
  • Adult/Connection Sunday School
    • SHARE in Carpenter’s Cafe
    • Sunday Morning Dialog in Room 12
    • Senior Adults in Room 6
    • College & Career in the Library
  • Teen Sunday School
    • Jr. High in Room 19 with Mr. Mike
    • Sr. High in the Youth Room with Mr. Dale
  • Children’s Sunday School
    • Nursery (through age 2 or not potty trained) in Room 4
    • Preschool-Kindergarten
    • 1st – 3rd Grade 
    • 4th – 5th Grade 

Sunday evening

events include:
  • Teen Bible Quizzing 5-7pm
  • Children’s Bible Quizzing 5-7pm
  • The Gathering@5:05
  • Hispanic Bible Study 7pm

Wednesday

evening activities begin at 7pm:
  • L.O.U.D. in the Teen Room (6:45pm)
  • Activities in the Children’s Wing (7pm)
  • Bible Study in the Carpenter’s Cafe (7pm)
  • Adult Bible Study in Room 6 (7pm)

Thursday

 activities include:
  • Ladies’ Bible Study (9:15am)
  • Men’s Bible Study (6:30pm)
  • Hispanic Bible Study (7:30pm)

 

Other events and a variety of Bible Studies happen at other times throughout the week.
 

If you’d like to request prayer…

…or receive our church prayer list and weekly news and announcements, send your information to

TCNNetwork@NazCentral.com

 

Please email us or fill out the form below, if you are unable to reach us by phone.  We’d love to hear from you!!

 

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Podcasts – Worship & Sermons

Listen online… and enjoy the sermon notes, too.

A Child is Born #2 – Mighty God

Pastor Bill Dillon


MP3 Download

Sermon Notes


Isaiah 9:6
Jeremiah 32:17
Philippians 2:13
Isaiah 40:29-31
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Acts 1:8
2 Corinthians 2:4-5



A Child is Born #1 – Wonderful Counselor

Pastor Bill Dillon


MP3 Download

Sermon Notes


Isaiah 9:6-7
Luke 5:31-32
John 4:16-17
Psalm 55:22
John 10:37
Mark 10:20-21



Daily Bread #4 – Ready to Take the Land

Pastor Bill Dillon


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Sermon Notes


Joshua 1:1-7a



Daily Bread #3 – The Sweetness of God’s Provision

Pastor Bill Dillon


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Sermon Notes


Matthew 6:33-34
Exodus 16:21-22, 31



Daily Bread #2 – Is Enough For Today Enough For Me?

Pastor Bill Dillon


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Sermon Notes


Matthew 6:9,11



Daily Bread – #1 The Call To Daily Dependence

Pastor Bill Dillon


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Sermon Notes


Matthew 6:9,11



Build Your Kingdom Here, We Pray – #5 Whatever The Cost

Pastor Bill Dillon


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Sermon Notes


Luke 14:28-33



Cross Culturally

Combined Spanish/English Service

Pastor Yeliz Mairena


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Build Your Kingdom Here We Pray – #3 Build It In Me

Pastor Bill Dillon


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Sermon Notes


1 Corinthians 3:9b-16



Build Your Kingdom Here We Pray – #2 Is the Church Still Relevant?

Pastor Kay Lynn Perry


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Sermon Notes


Ephesians 5:21-32




 

Hispanic Bible Study

Renacer con Cristo

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

The Hispanic Church at TCN invites all who would like to join them for a Bible study Wednesday evenings.
 
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Wednesday Nights

7pm

Children: WILD Wednesdays
Teens:  IGNITE (6:30pm)
Adults: 
– Race Training: Based on “A Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster, designed to build your faith and draw you closer to Christ.  Meets in Room 12 with Pastor Kay Lynn Perry.
– “The Sermon on the Mount”: Equips you to understand and apply Jesus’ most famous section of teaching on life in the kingdom of heaven.  Meets in Carpenter’s Cafe with Pastor David Kriner
– “Battlefield of the Mind”: Bible study in Room 11 with Theresa Kriner
– Renacer con Cristo: Bible study lead by our Hispanic church
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Men’s Bible Study

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene Men’s Ministries

Thursdays 6:30pm – TCN

Men of all ages are invited to join us for Bible study and fellowship.
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Ladies’ Bible Study

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene Women’s Ministries

During the School Year – Thursdays, 9:15am – Carpenter’s Café

Women of all ages are invited to join us at 9am each Thursday morning.  Childcare is provided.
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The Gathering @ 5:05

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

Sundays during school year, September – May, 5:05-7pm – Carpenter’s Café 

Sharing in finger foods first, this group enjoys Bible study together with varying topics throughout the months of September through May.
 
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Weekly Call To Prayer

Every Sunday – 6:30am

Everyone is welcome to dial in to the weekly prayer time to join in with praying or listen in silence.
Dial number:
… Meeting ID: 430-086-537
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Blood Pressure Checks

1st and 3rd Sundays

We offer free blood pressure readings on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in the Faith Community Nursing office in Room 9A, between Sunday School and morning worship service.  See Barb Mace for details.
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Bible Quizzing
Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

Sundays, September to April – 5-7pm

Children and Teen Quizzing programs practice Sundays, 5-7pm.  See Wendy Kinne and Lauren Matos for more information.

Kid’s Quizzing 

Information linked on the District website click here

Teen Quizzing

Click Here For Schedule

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Teens:

Join us for IGNITE

A time of praise, worship, and Bible study…

Wednesday Nights 6:30 – 8pm

 

NYI Council

Nazarene Youth International
Our church’s teen council meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of every month, right after the morning worship
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Click Here for the Virginia District Calendar

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Nazarene Compassionate Ministries:  www.ncm.org
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The TCN Children’s Department is Growing!

WILD Kingdom Kids

Sunday School – Children’s Wing

We are in need of children’s workers at TCN. I am looking for some individuals who would be willing to be on a rotation schedule for teaching Sunday School either grades 1-3 or grades 4-6 and people who would be willing to teach preschool children’s church on a rotating schedule beginning in June. Please let me know if you would be able to help in this very important ministry at TCN! 
– Pastor Heather
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Call to Prayer

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene

From The Pastor

Church, I am excited about what God is doing in our church and for the start of not one, but three, new ministries
in the coming days.
 
1. Faith Community Nursing – Headed by Barb Mace is focused on helping us become a healthier and more informed
church about health issues.

2. True Bread, TCN – Headed by Terry Brothers is focused on reaching the hungry and hurting of our community that need to know Jesus – the True Bread of Life.

3. A new-start Hispanic work – Guided by Revs. Randolf & Nirky Paulino on Sunday nights at TCN is focused on planting
a G-12 (group of 12) ministry that we hope will blossom into a new start church for our Hispanic brothers
and sisters Please join me in praying for these ministries, their leaders, and all of those who will
become a part of these ministries. Pray especially for those who will be touched for Jesus. Pray for
those who will become followers of Christ through these efforts and for the increase of God’s Kingdom.
The success of these new ministry efforts depends, in large part, on our willingness to support them
with our hands, feet, finances, and knees. Blessed beyond measure, Pastor Dillon

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Events Calendar

L.O.U.D.

IGNITE

Wednesdays – 6:30-8pm

Enjoy a time of worship and fellowship each Wednesday night.

Bible Quizzing

Sundays – 5-7pm

Compete with other teens with your knowledge of Scripture.  Weekly practices and scheduled competitions.

 

Virginia District NYI Winter Retreat

January 20-22

Enjoy Winter Retreat in Harrisonburg, VA!  Register at VirginiaNYI.com

 winter-retreat-2017

 
   

Festival of Life
November 18-19

Click Here for more info

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WILD Kingdom Kids!

 

What’s happening in the Children’s Department:

We are in need of children’s workers at TCN. I am looking for some individuals who would be willing to be on a rotation schedule for teaching Sunday School either grades 1-3 or grades 4-6 and people who would be willing to teach preschool children’s church on a rotating schedule beginning in June. Please let me know if you would be able to help in this very important ministry at TCN!

Pastor Heather

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WILD Wednesdays

Through the school year, kids ages 4 years through 6th grade join in WILD Wednesdays!  We meet together in the large Children’s Church room for praise and worship songs.  Then preschoolers/kindergarteners and grades 1-6 split into groups for interactive Bible stories, games, and snacks.  The older kids receive a quiz book and little Bible, which they should bring back each Wednesday.  They earn points for completing a little “homework” from the book each week.  This “homework” is voluntary, but is definitely recommended for those kids interested in quizzing at the district competitions.
Participation in these quizzes is voluntary.  We want kids to participate in WILD Wednesdays, even if they don’t want to go to quizzing competitions!  The most important thing is that they have fun learning God’s Word, which is what we will be doing each Wednesday.  Other points are earned for Scripture memory, Christ-like behavior, attendance, etc.  We will have a “store” once each month, where kids can spend their points to “shop.”
We hope to see your kiddos on Wednesdays, as we journey through the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth with Dr. Digalot and his camel Canteen!
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Club 56

Hey, 5th & 6th graders!  This is YOUR club… so if you have ideas for activities to do in the upcoming months, let Mr. Jay and Mrs. Mickey know about them.

You can call us or email us with questions and ideas for more ways to have fun.

Club 56 is also having their own worship time, on the 1st Sunday morning of each month, when children are dismissed for Children’s Church.

Here is a quick overview of some the newest discipleship opportunities available at TCN.

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Bible Study – Wednesday nights at 7pm

Location: TCN Carpenter’s Cafe, Room 12, various

Leader: Pastors David & Theresa Kriner, Kay Lynn Perry, various

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Ladies Bible Study – Thursday mornings at 9am 

Location: TCN Carpenter’s Cafe

Leader: Diane Nelson

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The SHARE Class – Sunday mornings at 9am

Location: TCN Carpenter’s Cafe

Leader: Rotating

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The Senior Adult Class – Sunday mornings at 9am

Location: TCN Room 6

Leader: Roxanne Perryman

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Sunday Morning Dialog – Sunday mornings at 9am

Location: TCN Room 12

Leader: Tracy Beatty & Nathan Kinne

 

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Online – Anytime

If the hectic pace of life is keeping you from regular discipleship, then maybe online discipleship is the answer for you. In this first series of online forums, we will focus on five central themes of your relationship with Christ: covenant, law, grace, incarnation, and forgiveness.

This new format for personal discipleship is being offered online at www.discipleshipplace.org. The message board for this class will only be open to group members here at TCN. Send Pastor David an e-mail at pastordavidkriner@gmail.com for more information on this new discipleship format.

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As we continue toward our goal of being disciples who make disciples, I hope that you consider getting involved in one of these small group discipleship opportunities. We have been called by God to live in community with one another, share one another’s burdens, and grow together in Christ. I wholeheartedly believe that small group discipleship opportunities like this are the key to achieving our mission.

In HIS Grip,
Pastor David

 

How Do I Meet People?

Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene is not a place for spectators. It is a place for disciples to build disciples. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at TCN.

Volunteers Needed!

Can you help with…

Communion
Sunday School
Children’s Church
Nursery
Senior Transportation

Do you love to make a difference?!

If you are interested in assisting with our children’s scouting program Caravan, or in the Pre-school Children’s Church or Nursery, we have a special place for you, during the school year and the upcoming summer! Come and be blessed by our children!

Children’s Ministry

Sunday School classes (9am):
Nursery (through age 3)
Preschool-Kindergarten-1st Grade
2nd – 3rd Grade 
4th – 5th Grade 
Wednesdays in the Children’s Wing (7pm)

Each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers are carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction.  Sunday evening is the time for children to practice quizzing for Bible quizzes scheduled throughout the school year for our Virginia Nazarene District. The children’s wing of Tidewater Central is an exciting place to be, with Pastor Heather Wells and her helpers!

… But that’s not all!  There are many more opportunities to meet people!

Discipleship Groups & Sunday School

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene has small Bible studies held on Sunday mornings, as well as a variety of times and days throughout the week.

Young Adults

Sunday morning groups (9am):
SHARE in Carpenter’s Cafe
Sunday Morning Dialog in Room 12
College & Career Class in the Library
Sunday evenings: Hispanic Bible Study (7pm)
Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions, bigger stakes, serious relationships, and a whole lot more decisions.  Find your niche in one of the styles of groups at TCN.
 
The College & Career class ministers to the young adults at Tidewater Central, where we provide a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people, through a variety of Bible studies, as well as other events throughout the year.

Youth Ministry

Sunday morning groups (9am):
Jr. High in Room 19 with Mr. Mike
Sr. High in the Youth Room with Mr. Dale

Quizzing: Sundays at 5pm
L.O.U.D. in the Teen Room: Wednesdays at 6:45pm

L.O.U.D. teens in our church stand for something: Loving, Outreaching, Unifying, and Discipling. Pastor Steve Raney leads the teens in praise and worship and scripture every Wednesday night, and on Sunday evenings, Mrs. Lauren leads the teens in Bible Quizzing. The teens share a lot of laughs, tears, struggles, and successes, as they study together, pray together, and plan special events together.

Women’s Ministries

Thursdays at 9:15am

Tidewater Central Women’s Groups gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. Our women’s Bible study meets Thursday mornings, and there are monthly Scrapbooking retreats held at the church, and Single Ladies’ Luncheon held once Sunday each month at local restaurants. These groups provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.

Men’s Accountability Group

Men of Faith Bible Study: Thursdays at 6:30pm

Accountability among men is an act of integrity. Accountability is designed to protect, encourage, and develop men of all ages. Tidewater Central’s men’s Bible study meets Thursday evenings, including planning activities for serving through S.O.S. (Serving Our Siblings), a group designed to give assistance to church family in a variety of ways, from fixing a car, to mowing a lawn.

Married Couples

Even though marriage is one of the most important institutions, it is the one which is under the most attack–internally and externally. Tidewater Central encourages married couples to attend the twice-annual Weekend to Remember events in our area.  TCN has a group rate to financially help out attendees. Lives are being changed, and relationships are being strengthened!

JOY Club

Luncheon: 3rd Tuesday of each month

Sunday morning groups (9am):
SHARE in Carpenter’s Cafe
Senior Adults in Room 6

Wednesdays (7pm):
Bible Study in Room 6

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begun. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the JOY Club (Just Older Youth) of Tidewater Central provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. They enjoy a monthly luncheon and occasional outings.

 

Worship Times: 10am Sundays

Sunday School starts at 9am!

  • Adult/Connection Sunday School
    • SHARE in Carpenter’s Cafe
    • Sunday Morning Dialog in Room 12
    • Senior Adults in Room 6
  • Teen Sunday School
    • Jr. High in Room 19 with Mr. Mike
    • Sr. High in the Youth Room with Mr. Dale
  • Children’s Sunday School
    • Nursery (through age 3)
    • Preschool-Kindergarten-1st Grade
    • 2nd – 3rd Grade 
    • 4th – 5th Grade 

Sunday evening events include:

  • The Gathering@5:05
  • Teen Bible Quizzing 5-7pm
  • Children’s Bible Quizzing 5-7pm
  • Hispanic Bible Study 7pm

Wednesday evening activities begin at 7pm:

  • L.O.U.D. in the Teen Room (6:45pm)
  • Activities in the Children’s Wing (7pm)
  • Bible Study in the Carpenter’s Cafe (7pm)
  • Adult Bible Study in Room 6 (7pm)

Thursday events include:

  • Ladies’ Bible Study at 9:15am
  • Men’s Bible Study at 6:30pm
  • Hispanic Bible Study at 7:30pm
Other events and a variety of Bible Studies happen at other times throughout the week.

TechTeam

Meets the last Sunday of each month

Do phrases like website editing, podcast uploads, slides & media production, email campaign, pulling cable, WiFi access points, server admin, system updates, sound checks, sound board, or IT sound familiar to you?  Do they spark your interest?  Is that your kind of Kingdom work?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then come find your place on the TechTeam? Contact us to find out how!

Get Plugged into Worship

How do you make people worship?

The short answer is, you can’t. It is humanly impossible to make people worship. Regardless of the talent of the musician, the mood of the worship service, the expertise of the worship media, or the volume of the music, nobody can make another person truly worship. That being said, a worship leader and worship team should strive to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to worship. A better issue to consider is that of helping people worship, and providing an atmosphere that is not distracting, but instead allows the Holy Spirit to move in the service.

Do you have a gift to use in this area?

Tidewater Central’s worship music provides a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary songs to set the tone for Sunday morning worship. Pastor Madi, adult helpers, and the L.O.U.D. teens provide music for their Wednesday evening worship.

If you want to share your gift by joining the Worship Team or providing Special Music for Sunday morning, or if you’re a teen wanting to join in the teen line-up, we will get you in contact with Rhona Hands, Pastor David, or Pastor Madi. There is always room for vocal and instrumental talent at TCN!

Worship Team Practice