Pendleton Street Baptist Church – Ministry Plan
Beyond the Walls
Making A Difference
To help people exchange ordinary lives for EXTRAORDINARY Living through Jesus.
We do this by:
1) Connecting people with God by sharing the gospel and through worship
2) Connecting people with the congregation through small groups, ministry, and fellowship opportunities
3) Connecting people with our community through evangelistic and service opportunities
Worship | Evangelism | Ministry | Fellowship | Teaching
We value truth as revealed in the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ. We hold this Truth to be life’s foundation, the source of all meaning, and the absolute standard of right and wrong. We stand as a witness to this Truth and its power to change lives and set people free. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
People matter to us because people matter to God. We seek to be a fellowship of believers where people of all races, stages of life, and circumstances can worship God, serve Him, and share Him with others. 2 Peter 3:9
We desire to know and obey God which results in spiritual fruit and fruit of good works. The spiritual fruit are love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faith, meekness, and self control. Obeying Him, we go forth to those in our community, and through acts of service and good works we will reveal God’s love for all people. John 15, Galatians 5
Authenticity and Integrity
As followers of Christ we desire to live and relate to each other with the character and nature of Christ. We seek to be real, honest, and transparent in all our relationships and all we are and do. Romans 9:29, Romans 12:2
Ministry belongs to all of God’s people. We seek to be a congregation that prepares people to discover their gifts and calling, connects people to the church and community to live out their calling, and equips people for growth so that the body is built up. Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 4:12, 1 Peter 4:10
Flexibility and Innovation
Because we live in a diverse and rapidly changing culture, we are open to change and adaptable to evolving circumstances. While we will use proven techniques, we will also continually evaluate our forms and methods to look for creative initiatives that advance our purposes of glorifying God, meeting the needs of others, and winning people to Jesus. Isaiah 43:19
Pursuit of Excellence
As believers we have surrendered our all to Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to quality, seeking to do all things “as unto the Lord.” We seek to provide an environment where all individuals will fully surrender to God and pursue high standards to the glory of God. Excellence honors God and inspires people. Malachi 1:8, 1 Corinthians 3:13
In all of our interactions and relationships, we strive to be kind, warm, pleasant, and courteous in our manner and attitude. We come to know God through His grace and we want to be witnesses of His love. Colossians 4:5-6
We desire for our church to have an organizational structure that is as simple, non-cumbersome, relational, and non-bureaucratic as possible. We desire to free people to live and serve the Lord through the congregation and in their neighborhoods, workplaces, and homes.
The value that encompasses everything we do is Spiritual Vitality. In every relationship, program, ministry, activity, and expenditure of resources and energy we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ and foster vital spiritual life in those God entrusts to us.
A Healthy Church
We are blessed to be a vital church in a growing area. The population growth rate for the city of Greenville and the areas of the county served by Pendleton Street Baptist Church has been strong and is projected to remain strong in the future. Signs of the revitalization and growth of the The Downtown Business and Residential community are evident. 22,000 people come to work downtown every day, and approximately 60,000 people live in the city limits. Many new residences are under construction today. Our mission field is in great need of a consistent, loving witness. God has placed us here, and kept us here to be that witness.
When churches find themselves in plateau or decline in a growing area, they must choose between two mutually exclusive strategic paths:
(1) The path of preservation and protectionism, with a bias toward trying to maintain the sameness and security of the past.
(2) The path of transition, change, and discovery, with a bias toward discerning the emerging possibilities and promise of the future that connect with the past.
As we at PSBC face the future, we affirm that faithfulness to our Mission, Purpose and Values calls us to cast a vision on the latter path.