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Serving at PBC

Why should I serve?
God gives us interests and skills that, when put to use, enable us to make a real difference in our church, community, and world. And when we place a serving towel over our arm, we find community, an opportunity to be with others, and joy in following Christ's example. Whether you are just beginning or continuing your journey you have a role in God's great adventure. You can participate in the journey by: 

• Exploring ministry opportunities that align with your passion
• Discovering your spiritual gifts and specific role
• Experiencing God working through you to impact the lives of others

Does PBC really need me to volunteer?
ABSOLUTELY! While we understand that many people may think their serving won't make a difference, the truth is that dozens and dozens of needs exist and we need your help. If our church is to thrive, each of us needs to step up and join what God is doing in and through people.

How do I find out what volunteer opportunities are available?
The best place to start is by speaking to one of the Elders.  Call 01892825590 or email on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  Our Spiritual gift tool will also indicate to you the kind of area where you will most feel alive and make an impact. We are looking at developing ways to better communicate online our serving needs.

How do I begin serving?
Once you decide you want to explore a specific serving opportunity, we can arrange an initial 'try out' experience. We'd rather you try a few opportunities and feel happy than go to the first place you notice. Any additional information you need will be provided through conversation with the appropriate Team Leader/Staff Member.

What is expected of me?
Expectations vary from role to role. PBC does its best to ensure you are appropriately equipped and trained. The most important two things you can do is to stay close to Jesus and show up at the appointed time! Should you ever have any questions about what is expected of you, be sure to talk with your team leader. Open communication is the best method to be sure the serving opportunity is a good fit for both you and the ministry.

What is the time commitment?
The great news is that you can tailor your serving to fit your schedule and your season of life. There are serving opportunities available around the weekend services as well as throughout the week.

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'.