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THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS TO GET CONNECTED!

One of the best ways to get connected is by attending a Discover PBC class, joining a Life Group, and by actively serving in a ministry to make an eternal difference. Pray and ask God if He would have you join the PBC family. What Life Group is He leading you to? How is He calling you to serve?

If you need one-on-one help finding God’s place for you to serve in a PBC ministry or you want to get connected, please contact Pam Janney at dpjanney@verizon.net.

Life Groups

Life Groups at PBC are made up of small groups of people doing life together. Jesus came that we might have life. Life is all about Living In Faith Every day, Living In Fellowship Every day, and Living In Freedom Every day. The way we grow together as a church family is through these groups.

Life Groups consist of these four functions:

Find or start a Life Group! Life Groups at PBC help you do life with other people and grow in your walk with God. Life Groups meet at different times in multiple locations. We have Life Groups that meet every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM, along with many groups that meet during the week i.e., young couples, singles, men’s, women’s etc. Life Groups help you experience the abundance of life together and connect with other people! If you are interested in joining a group, please fill out the response card on Sunday morning, and place it in one of the black boxes as you leave.

Life Group Leadership: We believe that real-life change takes place in the context of relationships. As a Life Group Leader, you have the greatest opportunity to connect with others, fulfill your passions, develop your gifts, and live out the Great Commission. You must be a member of PBC to lead a Life Group. If you are interested in becoming a member or if you are not sure if you are a member, please come to Discover PBC or contact the church office for more information.
  1. Bible – We discuss and apply God’s Word.
  2. Prayer – We pray for one another.
  3. Service – We look for ways to bless others.
  4. Fun – We enjoy life together.
Life Groups at PBC - are offered for all ages and all types of interests. Different groups meet various days of the week, at all different times, and in multiple locations. They gather weekly on a seasonal basis from January – May and September – December.

Sunday Morning Life Groups - There are five different adult groups that meet Sundays from 9:30-10:30am. Childcare is provided for your children in Sunday School. Contact cbays4vt@aol.com for more information.

Young Adult Life Group (ages 18-29) - Young adults gather on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm. They start with great food, then a Bible study, and end the night with fun games. Contact david@pbc-sml.com for more information.

Men’s Morning Life Group - A group of men gather each week at Delightful J’s Diner next to Glenwood Oil Gas on Tuesdays from 6:45am to 7:45am to study one chapter of the Bible, open up about our struggles, and enjoy a delicious breakfast. If interested, contact david@pbc-sml.com for more information.

New Life Groups - If you’d like to start a new Life Group, let us help you make it happen. Your first step is to come to Discover PBC (link). As a member of our church family, you are ready to start leading a group. Where three or more are gathered, you have a Life Group!

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Teams

Interested in joining the team at PBC?

Looking for a team to join? We have many ways for you to get connected and join a team! From the worship team to the tech team, being a deacon to being on a ministry team, you can find something for you! Here is a short list of teams you can join:

- Welcome Team
- Events/Decorating Team
- Kids Ministry
- Worship Team
- Tech Team
- Missions Team
- And More!

We are creating more teams and ministries as our church grows! If you want to join a team but aren’t sure where to get involved or have an idea of how to help, contact dpjanney@verizon.net.

Ministries

Discovery Bay Children’s Ministry - Discovery Bay team members create an environment where children are consistently shown and taught to the real love of Jesus. They intentionally invest in the lives of our children through worship, videos, skits, small groups, greetings, games, and more!

The Wake Student Ministry - This team is building the next generation of middle and high school aged students, one dynamic worship experience, relevant small group, impactful retreat, and life-changing mission trip at a time!

Connecting Ministry – The connecting ministry offers opportunities to serve others and use your gift of hospitality through hosting the welcome table, greeting, and being part of the coffee team. This friendly team loves people and makes them feel at home here at PBC.

Worship Ministry - The Deacon ministry has both active and assisting deacons along with the opportunity to apprentice as a deacon. Active deacons shepherd families in the congregation through relationships, praying over their families, and setting an example of Christ-like servanthood for the entire body. Assisting deacons support the active deacons by providing tangible care to families in need such as delivering food, making repairs, or providing transportation. The apprentice deacon is simply a deacon-in-training.

Events/Decorating - Church-wide events are creatively planned and energetically hosted by this team who places priority on valuing people, serving with excellence, and pursing evangelism.

CarePortal - This team works with social services to extend tangible care to children in our community who are in need. They provide items such as beds, appliances, vehicles, repairs, etc., so that children can stay with their regular caregivers.

Outreach/Missions - This team is involved in both community and world outreach- doing everything from serving the Stanton River Schools Ministry and the local AGAPE ministry to joining God’s mission oversees. There are many different opportunities, so come find something that you can be a part of!

Jobs/Internships

Interested in joining the team at PBC?

We currently have a full time position open for a Worship/Discipleship Pastor. If you are interested, please submit your resume to palestinechurchva@gmail.com


Internships: We have internships available both during the summer and semester year designed to give hands-on experience by working as part of our ministry teams i.e., youth, music, and audio-visual ministries. Personal mentoring and leadership training will equip these upcoming leaders in future ministry. If you are interested in an internship, please contact our senior pastor at david@pbc-sml.com.

Daily Dive

Our Daily Dive is a daily devotional that is emailed out Monday through Friday. Scroll through below to check it out and sign up to subscribe!
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Our Daily Dive is a daily devotional emailed out each morning to help get your day started off right!
  • Day 6 - Christmas Prayer

    Guard. 

    Guard your heart from the worldliness of gifting and decorating that might steal away from Christ being your center. Guard against letting the pressures and stresses of the season rob you of love, joy, peace and patience. In the middle of the hustle and bustle (and often selfishness and rudeness accompanied with long lines, busy shoppers, traffic, etc.) ask that the Holy Spirit’s love, joy, peace and patience in your life testify of Christ to those around you.

    Read:

    Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it  Proverbs 4:23

    “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.  Matthew 6:24

    Pray: 

    Pray for the Lord to reveal where you’re letting the stresses and pressures of the season stumble you. Pray for forgiveness for any ways you’ve revealed covetousness, greed, or jealousy. Pray a repentant prayer for any idols you’ve made out of material or superficial things. Ask God to boldly come into your life and guard you against all temptation to selfishness. Ask God to give you a true Christmas spirit- one full of joy, peace and hope. 

  • Day 7

    Adopt. 

    Pray about “adopting” a Compassion child or sponsoring a gift for a child through a charitable organization. If you and your children select a child together, begin praying over him or her and make sacrifices together to minister to that little one. It just might be the best Christmas gift (after salvation, of course) you could give or receive!

    Read:

    He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8

    Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.  James 1:27

    Pray: 

    Pray for God to grow your heart for the most needy and vulnerable among us. Pray you would have eyes to see and ears to hear the neediness around you, and to have courage to respond to that neediness with love and compassion.

  • Day 8

    Serve. 

    Look for ways to serve your family above and beyond what’s “expected.” Especially if you visit family members who don’t know Jesus, pray for God to show you opportunities to serve them.

    Read:

    Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.  Matthew 20:28

    Serve one another humbly in love.  For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself.  Galatians 5:13-14

    Now that I, your LORD and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.  John 13:14-15

    Pray: 

    Pray for God to reveal how you can serve others more cheerfully, wholeheartedly and compassionately this holiday season. Pray for eyes to see and ears to hear the need around you. Pray that God would open up opportunities where you can practice selflessness.

  • Day 9

    Listen. 

    If you read through the gospels, you’ll notice how Jesus listened to people. Sometimes listening is a great act of service to someone. And as you listen, you will hear heart needs that are open doors to share the Answer to all our heart needs. Without listening we might miss those doors. Today, make a pledge to speak less and listen more.

    Read:

    To answer before listening—
        that is folly and shame.  Proverbs 18:13

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding
        but delight in airing their own opinions.  Proverbs 18:2

    My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.  James 1:19

    Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.  James 1:26

    Pray: 

    Pray for God to remind you throughout the day of your need to listen. Pray that you can be slow to speak and slow to become angry. Pray to be abounding in love and have the words you say only be loving words today.

  • Day 10   

    Care. 

    Take care packages to your local women’s crisis center, a homeless center or to assist a sex-trafficking care center.

    Some of us might have a personal relationship with someone who is a mom in need, a woman reeling from the unthinkable darkness of sex trafficking, or someone who is homeless or really struggling. Some of us might not currently know anyone in those kinds of circumstances, but we can come alongside the wonderful ministries and people who are serving them. If you know of a ministry that does great work - take the time to thank them, encourage them and if you can, bless them in some way. It's the least we can do!

    Read:

    He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.  He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.  Psalms 72:13-14 

    “It was good of you to share in my troubles…not one shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only…And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches.”  Philippians 4:14-15,19

    Pray: 

    Pray for those who have dedicated their lives to helping the suffering and needy. Thank God for their witness and their compassionate hearts. Pray for God to grow your heart for those who are suffering. Pray for His hand to move in your life so that you have more and more opportunities to love on the people who need love most.

  • Day 11

    Create. 

    God is the Ultimate Creator who created us to be creative! So tap into that today- create something beautiful that points to the beauty of Christ. Here are just a few ideas: a paper snowflake with your favorite Bible verse, a batch of sugar cookies to decorate, a poem, a handwritten note to a friend. Think about what you love to do and do that thing today!

    Read:

    For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.  Colossians 3:23-24

    Pray: 

    Thank God for his beautiful creativity – how He displays that throughout the world in nature, how He shows us that in the uniqueness of every face of every person. Thank Him for the gifts and talents He’s given you to be a creative person in His image. Ask Him to reveal how you might display His beauty for the world to see.

  • Day 12

    Invite. 

    Invite a friend, coworker, neighbor to church - our church makes special invites for the Christmas season and also has email, Facebook and Twitter links to pass along church event info. You can't get much easier than just Facebook posting an invite to a church event! Statistics show it takes about 8 times for a person to be invited before they say "yes" to attending church. Keep inviting... without badgering, of course!

    Read:

    “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come…without money and without cost.”  Isaiah 55:1

    “The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon…and he brought him to Jesus.”  John 1:41-42

    Philip found Nathaniel and told him, “We have found the Messiah…Come and see.”  John 1:45-46

    Pray: 

    Pray for God to open up opportunities for you to invite others to church with you. You probably already have people in mind—pray that God would be readying them to hear your invitation and accept it.

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