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Giving

Members of PBC contribute to the life and work of the church in many different ways. Christians believe that everything we have comes from God. We want to do what he wants with all areas of our lives, including our money, time, relationships, sex, etc. Our money and how we use it is inextricably linked to who we are

We want to grow up to be content with what we have in a culture that encourages us always to want more. We want to learn to have giving at the centre of who we are, including giving money. The Church has historically taught that it's good to give away 10% of income on the basis of the Old Testament concept of a 'tithe', but we live under grace not law - we believe Christians should give generously, extravagantly, and in response to what the Holy Spirit is saying.

It's normal to give to the church that you're part of, to the needs of the poor, and maybe to other Christian organisations. We've found that for most people the easiest way of making sure they do give is to set up regular standing orders, and then to give on top of that from time to time. 

Whilst the information below relates to financial giving, other pages on this site explain the variety of ways you can get involved and contribute to PBC's many ministries. Over 10% of PBC's annual budget is given away to particular Mission organisations around the world (see our Missions page) but we believe all of PBC's budget is invested in the growth of God's Kingdom.

How can I give to the work of PBC?

There are two ways to do this:
  1. By setting up a standing order or direct debit with your bank - giving forms are available from the church to set up a standing order but you are also able to set up a direct debit easily, especially if you use internet banking. If you would like details on how to set this up, please contact the Elders (one of whom will hold the office of Treasurer) on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.
  2. Through your employers payroll giving scheme (this only applies if your employer runs such a scheme - your Human Resources department can provide details on this)
Other ways to give:
  1. A regular collection is taken at all Sunday services.
  2. If you would like to send us a cheque, please make it payable to Pembury Baptist Church and send it to the Finance Team at Pembury Baptist Church (Finance, Pembury Baptist Church, Romford Road, Pembury, Kent, TN2 4HT)
  3. You may also like to consider making a donation to PBC in your will. Please ask your solicitor when you make or change your will, or ask us for more information.
Tax Efficient Giving:

If you pay UK tax (Income or Capital Gains Tax) and would like us to be able to claim back the basic rate tax, you will need to fill in, sign and return to us an ongoing Gift Aid declaration if you have not done so already. The benefit to PBC is that it can recover the basic rate of income tax, currently 25p for each pound given. (If you pay higher rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return.)

If you have any questions on these or other ways of giving, please contact the Finance Team; Di Harris on 01892 822793 or the Elders on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.

Why give to Pembury Baptist Church? Four reasons to inspire you: 

1 There is so much potential in God's church that can be released when we all determine to give sacrificially to God with tithes, offerings and donations to specific projects.

2 PBC is committed to be a blessing to our world; to orphans, aids victims, street children, widows, the persecuted, and those overseas who do not yet know Jesus. We want to give of ourselves in ways that help them to come to know Him and follow Him.

3 There is life-changing potential locally in Outreach, Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Site development and improvements, Mission, Community Projects impacting Pembury, Staff Team. The list goes on...

4 This potential can be realised when resources are present. The potential remains just a dream if the resources are absent.

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'.