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Ministry Strategy: Serve

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Preschool & Children's Choir

Every Wednesday, from 08/29/2018 to 05/01/2019, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
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Ministry Strategy: Serve

Throughout our lives, human beings develop important rhythms and habits based on what we truly value. A church is no different! Our strategy is simply a blueprint for practically living out what matters to us as a church. It is a model, not a mandate; a charter, not a checklist. By participating consistently in these liturgies as a church family, we believe God will bring us closer together in faith and purpose. Here, we’ll focus on just one aspect of our ministry strategy: Serve.  

What do we mean by Serve?

Jesus told his disciples that the greatest among them would be the “servant of all”. From his life and ministry, we see a compassionate advocate of the marginalized, a healer of the sick, an open embrace for the stranger—a servant king ushering in his heavenly Kingdom here on earth. The more we seek servanthood, the more we come to understand the Father’s deep love for us through the revolutionary message of the Gospel. Serving is a privilege. A joy. An opportunity to know God intimately as we see his image in the faces of our brothers and sisters.

Why is serving important?

God is already working in incredible ways in our families, our church, our city, and around the world . . . and we want to join Him. PCBC believes that every single member of our church family has something uniquely valuable to offer in the service of others. Your skills, personality, experience, gifts, and time are vital to this remarkable journey we’re on together. Through taking part in missions and volunteer opportunities, you have the chance to actively participate in healing and restoring the world through the Gospel.

How do I make serving a part of my life now?

When it comes to deciding where to serve, it's important to think about your gifts and your passions. 

What do you love doing? What knowledge or experience do you have that would benefit others? What kind of environments do you find energizing/draining? Is your schedule flexible or do you enjoy routine? 

Answering these kinds of questions will help you narrow down what volunteer opportunities work best for you. 

Next, explore the huge variety of serving options we offer within the church, with partnering organizations in Dallas, and through missions outreach abroad. 

At PCBC, we are always looking for help in our children’s ministries, sports outreach activities, parking and greeting, technical production, library services, and more! 

In the Dallas community and overseas, we partner with trusted ministries who regularly need our help to thrive. We minister to the homeless, refugees, single mothers, immigrants, prisoners, and at-risk youth, among other needy populations. Globally, our focus is to equip and empower local churches to thrive independently as they share the Gospel in their own communities. Mission and outreach trips are available to select countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America throughout the year.

Want to get plugged into a ministry or volunteer opportunity? Learn more here.

What serving means to our members

“I know now that generosity isn’t just about money, it’s about giving your time, your talent, and your gifts.”

–Ashley Filkins, 1st-grade AWANA volunteer at PCBC 

“The people we serve don’t feel loved or important. We get to be the hands and feet of Jesus to them. I’ve been blessed beyond my wildest dreams working here. These people have nothing, but they love the Lord. It’s amazing.”

–Nancy Rockwell, Cornerstone’s ministry for the homeless in Dallas 

“One of the biggest areas of need is here in Dallas. Hard working people can’t pay their rent. They struggle to feed and clothe their children. That burdened my heart. We are going to make a difference here [at Vickery House]. We want people to accept Christ, but we also want to change their lives. We want to build stronger families."

–Bob Herrera, volunteer leader of PCBC’s alms ministry and Vickery House outreach to refugee and immigrant families

"I love serving in the Caribbean. We do a youth camp for 12-20-year-olds each summer there. God always uses specific people I encounter to teach and remind me of how to follow Him, how to find joy no matter what my circumstances, and to dedicate my life to serving Him."

–Anna Berry, Caribbean mission trip volunteer

Meet the Staff

Dr. Jeff Warren

Senior Pastor

office: 214.860.3972

Michael Adams

Director of Safety & Security

office: 214-860-3957

Christina Andrews

Administrative Assistant & Membership Specialist

office: 214-860-1508

Steve Audish

Sr. Digital Media Specialist

office: 214-860-1577

Nickie Bartlett

Day School Director

office: 214.860.1520

Valerie Bergstrom

Wedding and Funeral Coordinator (Part-Time)

office: 214-860-1531

Damon Berry

Missions Minister

office: 214-860-1571

Brandon Boyd

Business Administrator

office: 214-860-1556

Dr. Nat Burns

Minister to Adults (60s+)

office: 214-860-1535

Stephen T. Carrell

Associate Pastor of Worship & Music

office: 214-860-1547

Ann Chacko

Financial Analyst

office: 214-860-1544

Lisa Chamness

Childhood Associate to Babies, Ones and Twos

office: 214.860.3910

Derrick Chhay

Sr. Graphic Designer

office: 214-860-1561

Jan Cleveland

Administrative Assistant for Worship & Music

office: 214-860-1549

Judy Collins

Boomer/Sr. Adult Assistant

office: 214-860-1533

Travis Cook

Associate Pastor of Teaching and Single Adults

office: 214-860-1690

Laurie Elkins

Receptionist/Switchboard Operator

office: 214-860-1500

Cindy Farmer

Childhood Education Associate - Threes – Kindergarten (Part-Time)

office: 214-860-1519

Dr. Kelly Hamilton

Minister to Adults (30s - 50s)

office: 214-860-1565

Drew Herndon

High School Minister

office: 214-860-1574

Bob Herrera

Minister of Community Care

office: 214-860-1562

Tanner Holman

Production Director

office: 214-860-1598

David Huey

Minister to Families

office: 214-860-1578

Elizabeth Knight

Ministry Assistant to Adults (30s - 50s)

office: 214-860-1542

Neva Knight

Childhood Education Associate - Grades 1-4 (Part-Time)

office: 214-860-1523

Jessica Lamberth

Mission Volunteer Coordinator

office: 214-860-3916

Nora LaPrade

Assistant to Sr. Pastor

office: 214-860-3972

Marty Lewis

Minister to Preschool

office: 214-860-1585

Barbara Loest

Boomer/Senior Adult and Prayer Associate

office: 214-860-1551

Anthony Lopez

Director of Property and Services

office: 214-860-1553

T.J. Marrow

Junior High and Preteen Minister

office: 214-860-1576

Dr. Jack Martin

Minister of Pastoral Care

office: 214-860-3901

Emily Martin

Librarian

office: 214-860-3993

Lamar Meaders

Finance Director

office: 214-860-1512

Keith Meek

Worship & Music Associate - Orchestra

office: 214-860-1557

Joan Melton

Foodservice Volunteer Coordinator

office: 214-860-1501

Jay Miller

Minister to Children

office: 214-860-3917

Hector Morales

Housekeeping Supervisor

office: 214-860-1604

Melinda Moran

Student Ministry Operations Manager

office: 214-860-1575

Dr. Debi Newman

Minister of Congregational Care

office: 214-860-1560

Carol Nick

Financial Assistant

office: 214-860-1510

Brenda Palmer

Childhood Ministry Assistant

office: 214-860-1584

Stacey Rauscher

Administrative Assistant

office: 214-860-1540

Sal Rivas

Sports and Recreation Associate

Ann Roberts

Assistant to Missions Minister

office: 214.860.3949

Denny Robinson

PCBC en Español Worship Leader

Rodney Schell

Executive Pastor

office: 214.860.1559

Christian Scott

Special Events Coordinator

office: 214-860-3945

Kim Senteney

Childhood Ministry Assistant

office: 214-860-1583

Kathie Smith

Assistant to Executive Pastor

office: 214-860-1559

Karri Stackhouse

Senior Financial Analyst

office: 214-860-1506

Lori Swarner

Communications Director

office: 214-860-1526

Sarah Tew

Administrative Assistant for Communications & Production

office: 214-860-1546

Laurie Tharp

Sports & Recreation Program Director

office: 214-860-1570

Cory Thurman

Pastor of Ministries

office: 214.860.1582

Linda Wachel

Librarian

office: 214-860-1517

Wendy Waggoner

Director of Human Resources

office: 214-860-1511

Tasia Wilson

Administrative Assistant/Ministry Assistant

office: 214.860.1521

Alex Wolfe

Minister to College Students

office: 214-860-1694

Meg York

Missions Ministry Assistant

office: 214-860-1537

Karen Zukoski

Children's Choir Coordinator

office: 214-860-1552