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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 Breakast - Saturday 30th June 2018

Ladies, we continue the tradition of the Pembury Ladies Breakfast with an event on Saturday 30th June 2018 being held at the Black Horse pub, High Street, Pembury and starting at 8.30am.  Tickets are £8 per person which includes a full English breakfast with tea and coffee.  Tina Pyne, a Porchlight Outreach worker will be sharing her story of addiction and rescue which now helps her in her work with the homeless.  Don't miss this, some tickets still available! Contact jfroberts1958@gmail.com or call 01892 825590 to book.


Induction of Rev. Dan Foster as Pastor - 14th July 2018 at 2pm

Following the call of our former Pastor, Rev. Dave Baxter, to move on to another church at the end of 2016, we have been seeking God for his successor.  We are therefore delighted to confirm that Rev. Dan Foster will be coming to Pembury Baptist Church as our new Pastor, with his induction service taking place at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 14th July.  Dan will be joining us from his current position as Pastor at Howlands Baptist Church in Welwyn Garden City, where he has served for the past 10 years.  We are looking forward to welcoming Dan, his wife Tanya and their children Erine and Aidan as they join our fellowship.


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 7th July

The next full Pembury Messy Church will be at Pembury Baptist Church from 11am-1pm on Saturday 7th July with the usual mixture of themed craft, activities, talk, song and food.  Please do book in and letting us know any allergies by calling 01892 825590 or by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  You can also book through St Peter's Church Office on 824761 or emailing office@pemburychurch.net.


Kingdom Cafe - Saturday 21st July

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 21st July 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'.