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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

Women2Women Garden Party - Wednesday 9th May 2018

Ladies, you are invited to the next Women2Women event, a Garden Party being held on Wednesday 9th May 2018 from 7.30pm.  Tickets are £5 per person which includes Pimms, BBQ, nibbles and other refreshments, not to mention good company and conversation.  There are only 30 tickets available so please book as soon as possible on 01892 825590 or by email to jfroberts1958@gmail.com.  If the weather is unsuitable, we will be at the Church with games, food and drink but please be praying for good weather!


PBC Quiz Night - Saturday 28th April

Saturday 28th April is Pembury Baptist Church Quiz Night starting at 7pm.  There will be eight people to a team and tickets are £5 per person with a Ploughmans Platter included in the price.  You are invited to bring your own drinks.  Book now or contact for more information on 01892 825590 or office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  Alternatively sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church.


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 12th May

Pembury Messy Church is being held at St Peters Upper Church on Saturday 12th May from 3pm-5pm, providing a fun free themed activities and craft for the whole family, a talk, singing and there's tea to round it all off!  Please sign up if you can by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org or office@pemburychurch.net or calling 01892 825590, and let us know if you or any of your family have any dietary requirements.  If you don't sign up, you can still attend so if you forget to let us know, see you there!


Men's Ministry Breakfast - Saturday 12th May 2018

Pembury Men's next breakfast is on Saturday 12th May 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 19th May

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 19th May 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!