Culinary

Focus Scripture: Acts 2:44-47


Vision
To see the hunger barrier removed to focus on God’s Word

Mission
To Feed the Physical Body to Prepare the Mind for Spiritual Food

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To maintain order of the kitchen equipment and supplies necessary for the preparation of the culinary activities of the church
  • To offer a casual fellowship different from a planned program or a dinner
  • To attract the unchurched and pre-Christians

Objectives
  • Prepare food for eating
  • Prepare the environment for fellowship and dining
  • To serve

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • Shows Pilgrim Rest as a giving Church
  • Increases membership by showing Christian hospitality
Care Counselors

Focus Scripture: Romans 12:5 – “So we who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members’ one of another.” (NASB)


Vision
All new members become an integral part of PRBC and embrace the church vision as their own.

Mission
Our mission is to minister to new members and ensure they are ready to be baptized if needed and to ensure that they understand PRBC’s vision. We are to be their caretakers and partners in the ministry until they attend and complete VIP.

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To ensure that all persons who join are aware that they can become a part of the ministry immediately, that they are part of the body and they feel connected.
  • To ensure that Pilgrim Rest maintains its membership by helping new members find a ministry to work in, embrace the vision of the church, and feel like they are an essential part of it.
  • To ensure all who want to be baptized, fully understand what it is and why they are doing it.

Objectives
  • Discipleship leaders
  • We are to serve those who are new to the Kingdom of God,
  • We are to serve those who want to reconnect and those who have been hurt in the process.
  • We are to serve those who just want to be a part of God’s family.
  • Ensure that we are keeping in contact with new members
  • Address concerns of new members immediately.
  • Encourage new members to seek God for direction on what ministry they should work in.
  • Ensure that all who are eligible attend VIP classes

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • We are to encourage and guide them until they start VIP.
  • We should be a prayer partner and available for any questions and/or concerns they have about being a part of PRBC.
  • We can explain PRBC Vision and purpose and how they can contribute to the church.
  • We should encourage them to Praise God. Explain they will be a part of our vision because as part of the Kingdom of God they can encourage others to change their lives and live for Christ and be part of this ministry.
  • If we are faithful and diligent in our duty as care counselors we will nourish these new members so that they will realize that they can immediately have an impact of being a part of the church’s vision.

Contact Our Care Counselors
Email: theconnectionam@gmail.com
Phone: 517.515.9838
KC3 (Children’s Church)
Serving Youth in Grades K-5

Guiding Scriptures: Proverbs 22:6, Luke 2:52, and Luke 18:16


Vision: Where children connect to Christ and advance the Kingdom of God!

Mission: Empowering generations through the love of God to be transforming agents in the world

Goals
  • To provide relevant, age-appropriate experiences to help children learn about and understand the Word of God
  • To demonstrate Christ’s love and to extend the gift of salvation
  • To strengthen relationships among children and their families
  • To equip children with public speaking skills and opportunities to express themselves clearly and confidently
  • To collaborate with other PRBC ministries to the benefit of children’s spiritual growth

Contact KC3:
Email: prbcyouthlansing@gmail.com
Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 44
Facebook: PRBCChildrenAndYouthMinistry
Christian Education

Focus Scripture(s): Colossians 1:28


Vision: Disciples Living in Obedience to God’s Word, teaching the Bible, reaching the lost, equipping the saints and ministering to one another in Christian love.

Mission: Reaching, Teaching, and Equipping

Reasons for Existence/Purpose:
  • Provide opportunities for saints to become mature in their faith
  • To reach out to those who do not know Christ
  • To teach God’s Word
  • To equip the saints for the work of the ministry Minister to one another in Christian love

Objectives:
  • Use Sunday School and Bible Study to train disciples
  • To assimilate new members into the body at Pilgrim Rest
  • To train individuals who are gifted in teaching

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
  • More mature and obedient members who evangelize, worship, fellowship and grow in the Word
  • More disciples in ministry

Contact Christian Education:
Email: PRBCSOD@gmail.com
Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 40
C.I.A. (Christians In Action) Teen Ministry
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Serving Youth in Jr. High and High School (grades 6-12)

Focus Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:12 (NASB) – Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.


Vision:Where young people experience the joy of a relationship with God and through their actions, are living examples of God’s love for all.

Mission: Empowering and inspiring young people to be agents of change in the world, through the power of love, prayer, and the Holy Spirit.

Goals:
  • To engage and teach the Word of God to teens in a way they can understand.
  • To grow teens in their faith, worship, and praise.
  • To support parents as they rear their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord
  • To encourage teens to move into their purpose and area of giftedness within the Kingdom of God
  • To help teens understand they are an important part of the Church today
  • To develop a teen outreach center where teens can retreat to fellowship, do homework, and more!

Contact C.I.A.
Email: prbcyouthlansing@gmail.com
Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 41
Facebook: PRBCChildrenAndYouthMinistry
Deacons

Focus Scripture(s): I Timothy 3:13 (Servant Model) and I Peter 2:21


Vision: A church assisting the Pastor in Vision Completion

Mission: To assist the Pastor in Vision Completion

Reasons for Existence/Purpose:
  • To support the Pastor in rendering service to the congregation
  • To assist the Pastor in being more effective in his role
  • To be extensions of the Pastor

Objectives:
  • To be model servants to the members of all areas of ministry
  • To assist the Pastor in leading and serving
  • Ministering in order to demonstrate and encourage spiritual growth and mature faith in family living, that is acceptable and pleasing to God

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
  • Allows the Church to continue to grow by freeing up the Pastor to grow the Church and feed the flock The body is strengthened
  • Helps fulfill the mission of the Church
  • Shows a unified leadership

Contact our Deacons:
Email: deacons.prbc@gmail.com
Phone: 517.775.7503
Go Ye

Focus Scripture(s): Matthew 28:18-20


Vision: A Community Living in Obedience To God’s Word

Mission: To do what Christ told us to do until He returns

Reasons for Existence/Purpose:
  • To build relationships with the people in the community in order to lead them to Christ
  • To evangelize using the method of community service
  • To train members to evangelize through service
  • To meet the needs of the community through service

Objectives:
  • Volunteer at various outreach centers across the community
  • To train individuals on volunteerism and Christian education
  • To evangelize by sharing the love of Christ through service to people of all ages
  • To serve the community

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
  • Shows the community that Pilgrim Rest cares about their needs and is doing something to address them
  • More dedicated members evangelizing

Contact:
Email: prbc.goye@gmail.com
Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 43
Greeters / Ushers

Focus Scripture(s): 1 Peter 4:9 Mark 9:35 Philippians 4:21


Vision: Christians Living a Life of Service, Promoting A Loving, Warm, and Hospitable Church

Mission: Showing Christian Hospitality to Everyone at All Times and Committed to Grow God’s Kingdom Through Service

Reasons for Existence/Purpose:
  • To ensure every person feels welcome and comfortable upon entry
  • To show hospitality to every person at all times
  • To show the love of Christ towards one another
  • To serve worshipers before, during and after services
  • To foster an environment conducive to hear from God
  • To ensure worshipers are as comfortable as possible
  • To assist with the logistics of services
  • To be door keepers in God’s House

Objectives:
  • To touch each individual who comes into Pilgrim Rest
  • To show a genuinely sincere loving Church to every person
  • To greet every person that enters
  • To make a positive first impression on guests and members
  • To assist the Pastor with the structure
  • To show Christian hospitality to all worshipers
  • To provide direction and information to worshipers
  • To direct the flow of traffic before, during, and after services
  • To ensure that worshipers’ needs are met

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
  • Provides a warm, friendly, loving, and caring environment
  • Makes all worshipers feel valued and noticed
  • A more friendly, warm, and inviting Church
  • Pastor is helped in ensuring worship services flow decently and in order
  • Guests are made to feel welcome which increases their desire of returning
Jr. Greeters / Ushers

Focus Scripture(s): Mark 9:35


Vision: Young Christians Living a Life of Service

Mission: Young Christians Committed to Grow God’s Kingdom Through Service

Reasons for Existence/Purpose:
  • To serve worshipers before, during and after services
  • To foster an environment conducive to hear from God
  • To ensure worshipers feel as welcome as possible
  • To ensure worshipers feel as comfortable as possible
  • To assist with the logistics of services

Objectives:
  • To assist the Pastor with the structure of the worship experience
  • To show Christian hospitality to all worshipers
  • To provide direction and information to worshipers
  • To direct the flow of traffic before, during, and after services
  • To ensure that worshipers’ needs are met

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
  • A more friendly, warm, and inviting Church
  • Pastor is helped in ensuring worship services flow decently and in order
  • Guests are made to feel welcome which increases their desire of returning
Health

Focus Scripture(s): 3 John 2


Vision: Educate the church and the community to achieve healthier lifestyles, thus improving God’s temple (our body) to better serve Him

Mission: Promoting healthier lifestyles that lead to healthier bodies

Reasons for Existence/Purpose:
  • Serve as a support to all church ministries and the pastor
  • Educate members regarding illness prevention and wellness

Objectives:
  • Provide limited clinical support to the church
  • Present professional educational programs and materials
  • Sponsor health events to increase awareness

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
  • Brings awareness of good health practices to the congregation
  • Individuals can do more for Christ because of healthier bodies

Contact:
Email: ahealthyPRBC@gmail.com
Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 54
Interior and Exterior Design

Focus Scripture(s): Isaiah 66:1 – Thus says the LORD, “Heaven is My throne and earth is MY footstool. Where then is a house you could build for ME? And where is a place that I may rest?


Vision: To enhance the Kingdom of GOD, by enhancing His house of worship.

Mission: To draw all men unto him and enhance the Kingdom of GOD.

Reasons for Existence/Purpose:
  • To have someone solely focus on keeping the house of worship organized and decorated.
  • To show faith in how GOD will lift us.

Objectives:
  • To show pride and honor.
  • To give GOD the glory.

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
  • Allow members and visitors to have a loving experience.
  • Keep modernizing with the time.
  • Allow others to feel welcome to join.

Contact:
Email: msvicky45@att.net
Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 39
Kiddie Corner

Focus Scripture(s): Proverbs 22:6 and Proverbs 16:3


Vision: To See Every Child Exposed to Godly Instructions at an Early Age

Mission: To Instill God’s Word in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Reasons for Existence/Purpose:
  • To meet the need of parents/guardians during Worship Service
  • To provide a safe and loving environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • To share the Gospel at an early age in a fun and exciting way
  • To teach infants, toddlers, and preschoolers the basics of God’s Word
  • To train disciples to serve parents and their children

Objectives:
  • To be open and available to parents/guardians during Worship Service
  • To teach a rotational biblical curriculum during Worship Service
  • To provide snacks to children
  • To provide hands-on, age-appropriate activities
  • To have trained nursery staff who loves children

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church:
  • Provides a safe and loving environment for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Shows Pilgrim Rest as a holistic ministry
  • Takes the burden of childcare off of worshipers so that they can focus on God
  • More children with knowledge of God’s Word at an early age
Marriage

Focus Scripture: Genesis 2:23 / Ephesians 5:22-33


Vision:
Families Living in Obedience to God’s Word

Mission:
Growing Godly Marriages According to God’s Word

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To strengthen marriages in our Church
  • To improve communication within marriages
  • To provide an atmosphere for growth within marriages
  • To increase the success rate of marriages

Objectives
  • To educate married couples about elements of a successful marriage
  • To inspire couples to seek God for directions in their marriages
  • To create a Godly forum where successes and failures can be shared
  • To provide mentors to married couples
  • To connect with newlyweds

Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 43

Resources
Men After God's Heart

Focus Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21


Vision:
A People of Prayer, Purpose, Power, and Praise Advancing the Kingdom of God

Mission:
Empowering Generations Through the Love of God to be Transforming Agents in the World

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To encourage all men to walk (live our lives victoriously) in God's love and know that nothing can separate us from His Love (Rom. 8:37-39)
  • To teach men of God to strive daily to grow in God's grace, love, and the understanding of His holy word

Objectives
  • Help every man of God to understand the importance of knowing who they are as a "Son of the Most High God" and seek to do God's will for his life
  • Teach men that God requires them to be the responsible head of their Household (godly men in your home). A Christian man is expected to obey God's word and also to lead his family to do the same
Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • A continuously growing group of Christian men committed to the advancing of the Kingdom of God, promoting spiritual growth of themselves, their families, and others, that they can influence both locally and globally

Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 46
Mime N Motion

Focus Scripture: Psalms 149:1-3


Vision:
We endeavor to labor in the Kingdom of God by ministering to the nations through illustrative messages of encouragement, salvation, and praise with music and dance that will compel the non Believer to come to Christ, and the Believer to remain in Christ and all to continue to grow in Christ as we advance the Kingdom of God.

Mission:
To magnify the Lord of Host through expressions of praise and music that encompassed the totality of our body, mind, heart, and soul as yielded vessels to the Holy Spirit by which God ministers to all people, through dance (MIME).

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • Minster the word of God through expressive, illustrative movements
  • Use the total body, heart, mind, soul, and spirit to unify as one instrument glorifying God
  • Minister salvation, encouragement, and the good news of Christ with dramatic gestures
  • To draw others to Christ
  • Minister to other youth through dance and music

Objectives
  • To spiritually capture the Word to effectively minister through motion
  • To choreograph gestures, facial expressions, and body language
  • To choose appropriate music and spoken Words that can be translated into motion

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • Changes the atmosphere for the worship experience (especially for youth and children) to be more inclusive
  • Captures and focuses attention on the Word of God through the lyrics and music
  • Draws more people to Christ, nontraditionally
  • Delivers a powerful message of hope, healing, forgiveness, love, and salvation
  • Touches people’s hearts in the innermost chambers/places through dance and passionate expressions

Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 47
Email: prbcmime@gmail.com
Multi-Media

Focus Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20


Vision:
A World Exposed to the Gospel

Mission:
Growing God’s Kingdom Through Media

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To use media to evangelize
  • To support and reinforce the Pastor’s teachings
  • To publicize events to a wider audience
  • To assist worshipers’ participation during worship (projectors and screens)

Objectives
  • To produce and distribute television programs for broadcasting
  • To capture each worship experience
  • To create and project images, messages, and scriptures in the sanctuary

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • Helps Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church’s membership grow
  • Shares the Pilgrim Rest experience to a broader audience
  • Promotes the visibility of the Pastor
  • A more enhanced worship experience
Praise & Worship

Focus Scripture: Ephesians 5:19


Vision:
God’s People in His Presence on Earth

Mission:
To Effectively Lead God’s People into His Presence Through Praise

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To lift up our God and King through the singing of songs that reflect on His goodness.
  • Effectively use the ministry of music to point worshipers to God
  • To create an atmosphere of praise and worship
  • To bring a sense of excitement for Christ during the worship experience

Objectives
  • To intentionally plan to lead God’s people into worship
  • To present a level of musical excellence during worship
  • To support the worship leader during services
  • To encourage the congregation to praise God
  • To be an example to follow in praise to God

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • Creates a more celebrative worship experience
  • Encourages praise to God through leadership
  • Lives changed because of God’s presence
  • Worshipers eager to enter the sanctuary
Seasoned Saints

Focus Scripture: Psalms 37:25


Vision:
To be a shining light that others may see and follow as we seek the Kingdom of God

Mission:
Seeking the wisdom of God to provide wisdom to others

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To include all Seasoned Saints in activities and fellowship (in and outside the church) which uplifts the Kingdom of God.
  • To encourage a more personal relationship with God amongst its members
  • To share knowledge and wisdom with younger saints.

Objectives
  • To be faithful and committed in our service to our Lord and Savior.
  • To be a positive example in our Praise and Worship
  • To expose the Church Body to the more historical gospel music.
  • To promote a loving fellowship within our ministry membership

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • To support the Church in prayer and stewardship
  • To encourage and pray for the youth and young adults in our church, promoting an atmosphere for worship.
  • Include the Seasoned Saints and the youth in Praise and Worship
Seasoned Saints Choir

Focus Scripture: Psalm 33:1-3


Vision:
A Christ-Centered, Unified, Focused, and Skilled Music Ministry

Mission:
Training Seasoned Saints Singers According to God’s Word

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To seek the lost by lifting up the name of Jesus through song
  • To set the tone and mood for Seasoned Saints service
  • To fulfill the spiritual need for an exciting worship experience
  • To prepare hearts to receive the Word of God
  • To reach the unchurched and pre-Christians through music

Objectives
  • To prepare Seasoned Saints singers to effectively minister God’s Word through song
  • To center all minds and hearts on Christ
  • To maintain a consistent flow throughout worship during Seasoned Saints service

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • The Music Ministry draws others to Pilgrim Rest
  • Members are retained and visitors come back
  • Helps to keep the membership encouraged through God’s Word
  • Helps create an atmosphere of joy and peace
  • People are open to receive the Word of God
Transportation

Focus Scripture: Luke 14:23


Vision:
Expanding the reach of God’s word to those in need of transportation to the House of the Lord. Developing innovative ideas that allow for inclusion of all who desire to worship and fellowship with the PRBC family at all church services and functions

Mission:
Guide members and nonmembers of the congregation and community into the House of the Lord for worship and praise

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To provide transportation to individuals who need it to attend Pilgrim Rest’s various services and bible studies
  • To assist the Church when traveling to various events and services away from the Church building
  • To assist ministries in transporting individuals to various locations
  • To help those who do not know Christ to come to know Him by serving them

Objectives
  • Expand the transportation ministry to reach as many people as possible
  • Make certain that those requesting transportation to PRBC arrive safely and on time for worship service and other church functions
  • Maintain church vehicles in good mechanical condition as well as interior and exterior cleanliness
  • All those requesting transportation to PRBC will be accommodated
  • Make certain all drivers are trained and have a current background check on file

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • More individuals who are able to come to various services and studies at Pilgrim Rest
  • Increases visibility of Pilgrim Rest in the community
  • Church growth through transportation services

Phone: 517-775-7504
Trustee

Focus Scripture: Luke 16:10


Vision:
Faithful Stewards Serving the Church

Mission:
To preserve and protect the vision of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church by acting as faithful stewards serving the church

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To take care of the church campus (buildings and grounds) and all physical and financial assets of the church
  • To act as the official representatives for the financial business of the church
  • To assist in the smooth operations of the church
  • To meet the state and federal requirements for the church

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • Allows Pilgrim Rest to concentrate on ministry – the salvation of souls and help for those in need

Trustee Committees
  • Accounting Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
Voices of Unity

Focus Scripture: Psalm 33:1-3


Vision:
A Christ-Centered, Unified, Focused, and Skilled Music Ministry

Mission:
Training Singers According to God’s Word

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To seek the lost by lifting up the name of Jesus through song
  • To set the tone and mood for services
  • To fulfill the spiritual need for an exciting worship experience
  • To prepare hearts to receive the Word of God
  • To reach the unchurched and pre-Christians through music

Objectives
  • To prepare singers to effectively minister God’s Word through song
  • To center all minds and hearts on Christ
  • To maintain a consistent flow throughout worship

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • The Music Ministry draws others to Pilgrim Rest
  • Members are retained and visitors come back
  • Helps to keep the membership encouraged through God’s Word
  • Helps create an atmosphere of joy and peace
  • People are open to receive the Word of God
Women of Excellence

Focus Scripture: Proverbs 29:18


Vision:
To See Godly Women at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

Mission:
To instill God’s Word in Women and Girls

Reasons for Existence/Purpose
  • To encourage women to be involved in the activities of the Church
  • To share the Gospel with women
  • To identify opportunities to meet the needs of women

Objectives
  • To identify and address issues that women face
  • To provide fellowship opportunities on a regular basis to promote community
  • To encourage the women of Pilgrim Rest to become actively involved in ministry
  • To host various events to instill God’s Word on the hearts of women

Impact on Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
  • The women of Pilgrim Rest become more of a community
  • The specific needs of women are being addressed
  • More women come to know Jesus Christ as Lord

Phone: 517.882.8012, ext. 52
Email: prbcwomen@gmail.com
Facebook: Women's Ministry of PRBC
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