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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

Harvest Frugal Lunch - Sunday 24th September

All are welcome to attend a Frugal Lunch on Sunday 24th September, taking place after the Harvest morning service at Pembury Baptis Church.  The Harvest service will be very suitable for families, led by Tracy Gregory and entitled 'The Fruitful Gardener' - it will include a short drama amongst other worship. 
The Frugal Lunch will be free but we hope that you will donate the cost that you would have spent 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 (note any food intolerance please).


The Alpha Course - Invitation Supper Saturday 23rd September

PBC is running the Alpha Course this autumn. The Alpha introductory supper is being held on Saturday 23rd September starting at 7.30pm.  There's a meal for you to enjoy and an introduction to the Alpha Course.  The Alpha Course itself takes place over 10 Thursdays from 28th September starting at 7pm, including a meal.  There is a Day Away on Saturday 11th November.  More information will be available at the introductory supper.  Do book in now, bring your friends, for the Supper Night through the Church Office on 01892 825590 or office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.


Women2Women Italian Meal - Wednesday 13th September

Ladies, Women2Women invite you to an Italian meal on Wednesday 13th September at 7.30pm.  We are very pleased to have Hennie Nijman sharing something of her inspiring story on the night.  Tickets are £10 per person.  For more information and tickets, please contact Jennifer on jfroberts1958@gmail.com or 07830367382.  Alternatively speak to the Church Office on 01892 825590.


Kingdom Cafe - monthly every 3rd Saturday

The Kingdom Cafe will be open every third Saturday of the month throughout the year between 11am and 3pm.  Cake, coffee and conversation are free.  There are books 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 in 2017 will be 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'.