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Membership

PBC is a group of people committed to live out the way of Jesus together in order to bring hope and justice to our neighbours and our world. Membership at PBC is a covenant commitment to partner with God in what He is doing in us and through us.

Membership is not essentially about what we can get, but about what we can give.

"Covenant is a biblical concept. In the Ancient Near East, covenant was a binding agreement in which covenant members had certain obligations to keep and expected certain benefits in return. What makes a covenant different from a simple business agreement is that a covenant is based on a meaningful relationship between the two parties. Examples of covenant include the covenants God made with all creation in the time of Noah, with Abram and his descendants, and eventually with the people of Israel at Mt. Sinai. To the prophets of the Bible, this covenant was a marriage between Yahweh and his people. Another example of covenant is the commitment between Jesus and people everywhere to follow him. We believe that to commit our lives to God, one another and the world in meaningful relationship is what it means to be the church." - Rob Bell

 

Membership in summary

o PBC is committed to serving and giving - it requires people of commitment and partnership.
o 'Membership', however, has lost some of its usefulness in our culture. One can be a member of the YMCA, the gym and a fan club, etc. Membership is often about discounts or priority bookings, not about a declaration of commitment
o Covenant - covenant is based on a meaningful relationship between the two parties.
o Membersip requires a personal faith in Jesus
o Membership requires you have the values and vision of PBC in your DNA and heart
o Membership means you are committing to regular attendance at corporate church on Sundays, in Small Groups, church meetings
o Membership means you are committing to giving time, talents and treasure to what God is doing in us and through in order to bring hope and justice to our neighbours and our world.

The Membership Course runs twice or three times yearly, usually over three two hour sessions. An interview with one of the leadership team follows the course. We ask you to be present at each of the three sessions.   Your proposed membership is then put forward at the next available Church Meeting.  For more information, or to book your place, please call Jennifer initially in the Church Office on 01892825590.  Alternatively email elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.

News & Announcements

HOPE Walk A Mile with Jesus - 23rd September 2018

HOPE Pembury Churches Together will be walking a Pembury mile on Sunday 23rd September 2018 praying for the village.  We will begin at Hospice in the Weald at 2pm for a short celebration then walk to each of the Pembury churches for a short time of prayer in each, finishing at St Peters Upper Church for prayer, followed by refreshments.  The route is from the Hospice to Pembury Baptist Church to St Anselms finishing at St Peters - a Pembury prayer mile!  Do join us or for more information contact us 01892 825590 or by email at office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.


Harvest Service and Frugal Lunch - Sunday 30th September

All are welcome to attend a Frugal Lunch on Sunday 24th September, following the Harvest Celebration service at Pembury Baptist Church.  The Harvest service will be very suitable for families, led by Pastor Dan Foster.
The Frugal Lunch will be free but we hope that you will donate the cost that you might spend on a full roast dinner, to be given to a Harvest cause.  The actual charity will be announced nearer the time.  Please do book yourselves in either by signing up in the Church Foyer or by email to office@pemburybaptistchurch.org (note any food intolerance please).


Men's Ministry Breakfast - Saturday 8th September 2018

Pembury Men's next breakfast is on Saturday 8th September 2018 at the Black Horse, Pembury, starting at 8am. Tickets include an 'all you can eat' buffet breakfast. Tickets are £10 per person.  There are only 40 available so please book as soon as possible by emailing men@pemburybaptistchurch.org or contacting the Church Office on 01892 825590. 


Kingdom Cafe - Saturday 18th August

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 18th August opening between 10am and 2pm.  Kingdom Cafe opens every third Saturday of the month (except September 2018) throughout the year for free cake, refreshments and conversation.  Books are available to borrow and browse.  Children have their own table for colouring. Do come along, bring a friend or come alone, be quiet or enjoy the company - just relax!


PBC Prayer Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  Do come along and worship our living God through prayer and word. For more information on prayer at PBC, click on the heading, then on 'here'.