The Athletic Ministry is designed to provide spiritual guidance through recreational activities for members of the Pilgrim Rest family and friends. We also reach out to the community in a way that will allow boys, girls, men and women to fellowship in a Christian environment through basketball and volleyball leagues and tournaments.
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The Crisis Center was established in 1995 to assist members of our church family and the community with the basic necessities of life. This includes rent, mortgage, utilities, food, clothing and medical supplemental aid. It is here to step in, step up and help people step out of a bad situation; because through Christ there is always hope.
Operating hours are Monday - Thursday from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. For an appointment, please call (214) 821-4443.
Facing Addictions and Changing Expectations (F.A.C.E.S.)
Many people have been in a storm, weathered the storm and found their way out of the storm; however, some have a problem in staying away from the next storm even though they see, hear and know that it’s coming. The F.A.C.E.S. ministry is a very important part of the church in that its primary focus is to be a pillar of strength for persons that have been faced with the adversity of dealing with substance and emotional abuse.
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The Greeters eagerly awaits your arrival each Sunday with a warm smile, friendly greeting and a basket of goodies to make your worship experience a little “SWEETER”.
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Health Awareness Team (HAT)
The Health Awareness Team (HAT) works within the church to provide health education and free screenings throughout the year in order to improve congregants overall health and well-being. The Health Awareness Team coordinates Blood Drives, Blood Pressure screenings, Prostate Screenings as well as participates in the annual Breast Cancer Race for the Cure. The Health Awareness Team provides basic first aid during church services as needed. The team is also active in visiting sick and shut in members in their home or in Nursing home facilities. The Health Awareness Team’s goal within the church is to implement health educational programs and referral resources as well as build a network of health professionals who can integrate faith beliefs and health management in order to meet the needs of the congregation.
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Prison Outreach Soul Saving Evangelists (P.O.S.S.E.)
Matthew 25:36 says "I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” The Prison Outreach Soul Saving Evangelists (P.O.S.S.E.) provides spiritual guidance, mentorship, fellowship, counseling, evangelism and a Christian rapport to men, women and families impacted by incarceration.
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Soul Winners Action Team (S.W.A.T.)
The Soul Winners Action Team (S.W.A.T.) is an outreach ministry designed for the sole purpose of evangelism and winning lost souls to Christ. For various reasons, people are afraid to come to church; however, Hebrews 10:25 instructs us: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Fear has to be overcome and overshadowed with confidence and assurance that God cares and if you will allow Him into your life, He will make a way for you. Members of the church have to be properly taught how to go out into the world and win the souls of those without a savior and bring them to Christ. The S.W.A.T. team has the ability to do just that.
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The USHER MINISTRY of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church is here to serve the Lord Christ. Ushers are servants of Christ doing the Will of God from the heart. (Ephesians 6:6)
Ushers are the fourth ministry of the church. 1 Corinthians 14:40 “Let all things be done decently and in order”. Ushers are forerunners for Christ and all other ministries experienced in the sanctuary and under-girths the total program/mission of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church.
It is the desires of the ushers to provide to the worshippers spiritual, emotional and social support during their worship experience.
Through the Usher Ministry, our goals and objectives are to develop a greater evangelistic outreach to win souls for Christ by engaging in weekly Bible Study, Sunday School and become a tithe paying member.
Therefore, we give reverence to God and promote a spiritual environment for worshippers to receive the word of God.
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