Christian Women's Ministry
The Women’s Ministry through Scripture seeks to encourage, nurture and disciple women to become enthusiastic disciples of Jesus Christ, as we each become the woman that God created each of us to be. In addition, we promote spiritual growth, a personal relationship with God, loving relationships with one another and advance the goal of family church and community. We also strive to compliment the existing ministries and support the vision of the church. It is the goal of the Women's Ministry to see each woman build a close, intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, grow to maturity in her faith and reproduce that relationship in the lives of others.
The purpose of the Dance Ministry is to: (1) share the gospel of Jesus Christ through dance and to utilize the gifts that God has given us, so that He can be glorified through us; (2) to make praise glorious by expressing God’s strength and power with expressive movements; (3) to illuminate scriptures, give praise offerings, deliver messages (through dancing) that will save souls, heal wounds, and give God praise; and (4) to set an atmosphere of praise and worship.
The Deacon Ministry demonstrates spiritual leadership by supporting the Pastor and the congregation in all circumstances and matters. The Deacons will have charge of the sick and needy members, and also act as counselors and assistants to the Pastor in advancing the general interests of the body. The Deacons will properly and adequately minister to the physical and spiritual needs of every member of the congregation and their family on a continuous basis. The Deacons will encourage spirituality, promote peace, harmony and a spirit of cooperation and unity among the membership. The Deacons will visit the sick and shut-in, administer communion if required, be responsible for ongoing membership interaction, new member orientation, baptismal arrangements and communion service.
The Pastor and congregation are served and supported by the Deaconess Ministry, which aids the Deacon Ministry in performing its mission. Ministry responsibilities include, but are not limited to serving the congregation’s needs and promoting family unity through joining the Deacon Ministry in visitations, assisting with baptismal ceremonies, communion service and new member activities. The ministry is also actively involved in the programs and events of other church ministries, particularly the Women's Ministry. Deaconesses will advise, guide and counsel young women in spiritual and moral ways of life. The Deaconesses are responsible for preparing the communion table for communion service on First Sunday or when communion is required outside of the normal schedule.
The purpose of the Drama Ministry is to: (1) minister God’s Word through dramatic presentations that will glorify God; (2) to bring life to stories of the Bible; (3) to stimulate an awareness of the importance of having Christ in our lives; (4) to help educate others about God’s love for mankind; (5) to encourage people to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; (6) to utilize the gifts that God has given us, so that He can be glorified through us; (7) to learn unity in Christ by encouraging, supporting, and building one another up; (8) to aim for a lifestyle that will show our faith in Christ in every aspect; and (9) to evangelize and to be a witness.
The H.O.P.E. Ministry
The H.O.P.E. Ministry offers physical, emotional and spiritual solace to members and their families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. It notifies the congregation of bereavements though the Email Ministry and weekly Sunday bulletin. Ministry members offer support through home visitation with the bereaved and assistance planning Homegoing Services.
Additionally this ministry in conjunction with other PBBC ministries and specifically the Missionary Ministry has the assignment of spreading God's love, through His Plan of Salvation, to the community.
The Media Ministry is responsible for recording the message of Jesus Christ and supports the Pastor’s vision by providing the congregation, the community and beyond with audio and video resources of weekly worship services. The Media Ministry is also responsible for providing audio support during scheduled Ministry Events held at the Church. All members will be trained in the operation and maintenance of all church electronic equipment. Additionally, the Media Ministry has been assigned to manage all sources of PBBC media to include printing of all church bulletins, programs as well as management of the PBBC website.
Christian Men's Ministry
The Men’s Ministry seeks to encourage, nurture and disciple the males of PBBC to become enthusiastic disciples of Jesus Christ, as each man seeks to become the man that God created him to be according to the teachings of the Scriptures. In addition, this ministry promotes spiritual growth, a personal relationship with God, loving relationships with one another and advance the goal of family church and community. The ministry strives to compliment the existing ministries and support the vision of the church. It is the goal of the Men’s Ministry to assist each male to build a close, intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ by growing to maturity in his faith and reproduce that relationship in the lives of others so that he might fulfill his promise as Priest, Protector and Provider.
The Mentoring Ministry for young men and ladies serves to help parents in the assignment of training up a child in the way he or she should go. This ministry’s focal point will be to provide the Biblical knowledge, life skills, and Godly guidance to the youth of PBBC that can help them both now and in the future.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Our mission is to worship and serve God and to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
Our purpose is to provide outreach and minister to both the church and to the local community. Assisting those who are in need by:
· Visiting the sick and shut-in (whether in home or in the hospital)
· Ministering at the nursing home
· Providing food and clothing to the shelter and anyone in need
· Fellowship and minister to those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as Savior
· To practice Christian compassion and to use our time, talent, and treasure to the glory of God and any additional duties designated by our Pastor.
Theme: “A Heart for the Harvest” (Matthew 9:35-38) “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.”
The Music Ministry shares the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, provides encouragement to believers in their walk with Christ and leads the congregation in worship and praise. Ministry participants are blessed through the sharing of their musical gift and are an integral part of the worship experience. PBBC’s Music Ministry is comprised of the Senior Choir, United Voices of Praise Youth Choir, Men’s Chorus, Chancel Choir and the Sunday Morning Praise Team and the Mass Choir -- which is a dynamic melding of all the other choirs. Knowing the importance of reaching each soul, PBBC’s Music Ministry provides an eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary music. There’s a place in PBBC’s Music Ministry for anyone who desires to offer praise and testimony of the wonder-working power of the Word of God through song.
The Prison Ministry actively serves God through prayer and by spreading the gospel message of Jesus Christ to adult and juvenile detainees. Focusing on obedience to God’s word, the Ministry disciplines, teaches and addresses the spiritual, personal and social needs of the incarcerated and their families. The ministry assists the Pastor and the church in outreach efforts to: exhort God’s word; equip and restore the lost; convert the sinner; and, convict the saint by encouraging and enlightening the incarcerated and their families.
Sunday School Ministry
The Sunday School believes that Christian education is very important in the growth of any individual. Our main purpose is to nurture and strengthen our faith so that we may be true disciples for Christ in our homes, our churches and our communities. We believe in helping individuals build a more personal relationship with Christ and within the church body as we study God’s Word. We stand by Proverbs 22:6; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Peter 3:18; and Matthew 28:19-20.
The Trustee Ministry manages the material possessions and oversees the financial matters of the church with spiritual sensitivity. The church's physical property, financial obligations and all other assets are the responsibility of the Trustee Ministry. Trustees enable the execution of God’s mission through stewardship and individual spiritual gifts. Acting as one body, the Trustees provide direction, leadership and processes to help further God’s Word.
The Usher Ministry serves as the church doorkeepers to ensure that worshippers feel welcome and they assist the Pastor by maintaining reverence and order so members and visitors may receive the message. Ushers combine a warm welcome with a pleasant smile as they direct and seat worshippers. The Usher Ministry, which is comprised of two groups, including both women and men: Seniors (36 and older) and the combined Young Adults (18 to 35)/Juniors (17 and younger). Ushers attend conferences and participate as committee members and/or officers in district, state and national associations to grow spiritually and remain proficient. The ministry offers fellowship with other sisters and brothers in Christ and an opportunity to serve God in his house. This ministry also supplies Greeters to warmly welcome all who attend our Worship Services, including providing visitors with a variety of information.
The Youth Ministry offers a variety of programs, events and activities to promote Christian living and spiritual strength for youth 18 and under. A holistic program includes weekly Wednesday Night Bible Study for children of all ages, youth fellowship outings, planned recreational activities, youth choir, and an annual revival. These events ensure that there are ongoing Christian programs and events for all youth. The Youth Ministry also participates in assembling and distributing Thanksgiving baskets, making Christmas merry for needy families through the Un-Trim-A-Tree/Angel Tree project.