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. Join one of our many Bible study groups, or find a ministry that works for you! Here are ways you can learn, serve, and grow at TCN.

Volunteers Needed!

Can you help with…

Sunday School
Bible Study
Children’s Church
Youth Department
Tech Team
Food Pantry
Military Ministries
Women’s Ministry

Do you love to make a difference?!

If you are interested in assisting with our 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 – 6th 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 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 Beth Stacey 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
Sunday afternoons: Hispanic Bible Study (2pm)
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.

Youth Ministry

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


TCN Student Ministries in the Teen Room: Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Our teens enjoy a time of fun, praise, worship, and scripture Sunday and Wednesday nights. 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

Tidewater Central Women’s Ministry gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction. We have various events through the year including free crafting weekends, paint nights, women’s tea in May, Christmas ornament exchange, and more! During the school year, our ladies also have a weekly Bible study on Thursday mornings. These events provide a refreshing fellowship opportunity for the women in the church.


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!

TCN Military Ministries

Our community has a substantial amount of military families, and we want to encourage fellowship and support among them. We host an annual Summer BBQ in July, Cookie Exchange in December, and various other group gatherings during the year, as we continue to grow in our ministry. We also welcome former and retired military as well, knowing that you are a wealth of knowledge that we can’t do without. If you are/were in the military, we invite you and your family to attend and meet other local military families to build friendships and support that will last a lifetime! 


JOY Club

Luncheon: 3rd Tuesday of each month

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

Sunday evening events include:

  • Hispanic Bible Study 2pm

Wednesday evening activities begin at 7pm:

  • TCN Student Ministries in the Teen Room (6:30pm)
  • Activities in the Children’s Wing (7pm)
  • Bible Study in the Carpenter’s Cafe (7pm)
  • Hispanic Bible Study in Room 6 (7pm)

Thursday events include:

  • Ladies’ Bible Study at 9:15am
Other events and a variety of Bible Studies happen at other times throughout the week.