Sunday School classes are provided for preschool age children, with 1 & 2 year olds in one class and 3 & 4 year olds in another. Children in Kindergarten through the 6th grade participate in KidsQuest.
Nursery is provided for children up to age 4 for all services. Also, during the regular school year (Sept. through May), we offer Children's Church (Pre-K & Kindergarten) and Junior Church (1st & 2nd grades) during the morning worship service.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6
We believe that children who attend Sunday School will be better prepared with a good foundation to go into the world with a Biblical worldview. Our goal is to inspire a love for God in the hearts, minds, and souls of our children.
We use curriculum that is Biblically sound and agrees with the doctrine of the Baptist Church. We use sources such as Lifeway, Firm Foundations, and Child Evangelism Fellowship, in addition to the Bible to aid instruction for children.
Sunday School Classes
Each class is developmentally appropriate to the needs and levels of the children in the class. The lessons are taught by Christ-like loving teachers who ultimately desire to see each child come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
- Kindergarten ~ Teresa Couch, Linda Sidden
- 1st-2nd Grade ~ Mary Ashley, Opal Darnell, Brenda Watson
- 3rd-4th Grade Girls ~ Lori Reynolds
- 3rd-4th Grade Boys ~ Ralph Macemore
- 5th-6th Grade Girls ~ Cathy Dodds
- 5th-6th Grade Boys ~ Mike Whitaker
New Believer's Class
Once children have started their walk with Christ, we encourage them to take the New Believer's Class for kids. It is held during the Sunday School hour in the children's department. Children learn the basics of being a new Christian. They learn about baptism and the Lord's Supper, two of the Baptist ordinances we hold at Pleasant Hill. They also learn the workings of the church. The pastor or associate pastor will visit to help with any questions that arise.
We love to have a good time with children and their families. All events held within KidsQuest are kid oriented and all in the family are invited to attend. Children younger than kindergarten must be accompanied by a parent.
Some possible events are as follows:
- Summer Camp
- Ministry opportunities such as bringing in food for Tri-C or making treat bags for our senior citizens
- Fishing, visiting Grandfather Mountain, snow tubing, or biking along the Virginia Creeper trail
- Summer Excursion (3-4 days) for the family
- Mother's and Father's Day breakfasts
- Valentine's Banquet
DVD & CD
The goal of our DVD Ministry is to provide access to our worship services for individuals who are unable to attend church. Each weekly DVD includes a Sunday School class, Morning Worship service, and Evening Worship service. Wednesday Evening services are also included when they are recorded. Audio CDs are also availabe for most Sunday morning services.
The DVDs and CDs are free to the homebound and disabled, provided someone is willing to pick them up in the church office and deliver them. We will mail DVDs to a home address, but this incurs a cost of $1 per week to pay for postage. DVDs and CDs are available to individuals who are not homebound or disabled, but we ask that those individuals cover our production costs. DVDs are $2 each, and CDs are $1 each.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in receiving DVDs or CDs of our services, please call the church office at (336) 835-3401.
Radio & Streaming Video
Sunday morning services are broadcast during the Pleasant Hill Hour on 100.9 WIFM. You can listen to the Pleasant Hill Hour every Sunday evening at 9:00 p.m.
We also provide streaming video of our services. You can watch them on the media page or our YouTube channel. A link to the video is also posted weekly on our Facebook page.
J.O.Y. Group Leaders: Stony & Sara Carter
Our senior adult J.O.Y. Group is open to seniors in the church who are over 60 years of age. We have activities to involve anyone who likes to have Christian fellowship, take short day trips, enjoy meals together, visit interesting places, go to theater events, and shopping.
We have an annual Christmas Party with entertainment and food. We like to stay active and stay concerned for the needs of other seniors in our congregation.
The Men's Ministry Team meets on the third Saturday of each month at 8:00 am. Throughout the year, we strive to serve our church and community. Past projects have included things like building ramps for the disabled, as well as minor home repairs and yard work for the elderly and infirm.
- G.R.O.W. Outreach
- Good News Club
GROW is the main outreach program here at Pleasant Hill. The GROW program has two main goals. The first, and most important, is to reach the lost in our community with the saving knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The second is to bring believers into our church for discipleship and Christian fellowship.
In the GROW program, there is a job for everyone, and our volunteers meet for an hour each month. There is opportunity for visitation, where our volunteers pair up and go out to pay visits to homes in the community. For those who don't feel comfortable going into the homes of strangers, there are letters to be written and phone calls to be made.
If you are interested in participating in this important ministry, please call the church office or see Pastor Steve.
Pleasant Hill partners with the Greater Yadkin Valley Chapter of the Child Evangelism Fellowship to sponsor an after school Good News Club program at our local elementary school.
Good News Club is a ministry in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials. This time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story, and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.
For more information on the Good News Club and other CEF programs, you can visit the Child Evangelism Fellowship website.
Women's Ministry Team (WMT)
Teach missions, lead persons in participating in missions, provide organization and leadership for special mission projects of the church, provide and interpret information regarding the work of the church and denomination.
The Women's Ministry Team of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church meets in the Fellowship Hall on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. All ages meet together in prayer and fellowship to accomplish the Lord's work.
We have several projects as we try to serve the Lord in various ways. Some of these include:
- Recognition of our veterans in May & November
- Sending military boxes to soldiers stationed overseas and cards to those stationed in the USA
- Ministering to college students and shut-ins through cards
- Providing transportation to those in need
- Preparing snack bags for families waiting for surgical procedures
- Providing Welcome Bags for new visitors
- Ministering to our shut-in and home bound members (truly a blessing!)
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.Ephesians 3:14-19
Life is tough at times, but God is stronger than any trial we face. The goal of our student ministry is to share life with our students. As Jesus shared His life with His disciples on a daily basis, our goal is to create a support system for students as they encounter life. Students face many trials through this age, and our desire is to work side-by-side with them in discovering who Jesus is and what His desire is for their life. John 10:10 states that "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." True and fulfilling life can only be obtained through Jesus Christ.
- Our Workers
Sunday School Classes
Our Sunday School classes meet on the third floor of the main church buildling. We start out each Sunday morning in a large group with refreshments and announcements. After that, we break up into our small groups. We use relevant studies based on scripture. God has truly blessed us with amazing teachers who love Christ and love students. Our classes are divided up as follows:
- 7th-12th Grade Ladies ~ Amanda Atkinson, Sandra Chatman
- 7th-12th Grade Gentlemen ~ Brian Jarrard, Derek Carter
Wednesday Night Live
We meet every Wednesday night at the Pleasant Hill Activity Center from 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. The Activity Center is located at our Daycare. The entrance to the gym is on the right side of the building.
Each Wednesday night, we start with worship, which leads into Bible study to dig deeper into God's Word. For Bible Study, we use large group and small group settings. We select relevant Bible studies that cover topics to help students grow in their faith and that cover issues they face every day. We then have a time of refreshments and recreation to close the night out.
Relationships are key in ministry. We look for ways to grow our relationships inside and outside the church building. We plan various trips and activities throughout the year. These activities include the following:
- Summer Camp
- Mission trips
- Christian concerts
- Fall and Winter retreats
- Theme parks
- Movie nights
- Ball games
- And much more!
Our Student Ministry volunteers come from various walks of life. Each one has served multiple years in various capacities of ministry in the church. They have a lifetime of wisdom and experience, and have a deep desire to share it with students. All of our volunteers actively pursue personal growth in their relationship with Christ.
The Awana program has helped churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love, and serve Christ. Awana is founded on the principle of II Timothy 2:15: Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed.
We at PHBC desire above all, to be obedient to the will of God and to always be ready to serve Him. The Awana Ministry Team takes our position very seriously and will strive to do it with our all as unto the Lord.
The Awana program runs from Labor Day through Memorial Day and meets at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
Awana has five main principles:
- Awana is centered on the Gospel
- Scripture memory is key
- Awana is exciting and fun
- Children are trained to serve
- Awana is built on Strong Leadership
- Puggles: Ages 2-3 (age 3 after Aug. 31)
- Cubbies: Ages 3-4 (age 3 before Aug. 31)
- Sparks: Kindergarten - 2nd grade
- Truth & Training: 3rd - 6th grade
Each Awana night begins with all clubbers gathered for the opening ceremony. During this time, we recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American, Christian, and Awana Flags as well as the Bible. Then we have announcements and prayer before we begin our club segments.
For the remainder of the evening, the club groups rotate between our three different activities.
Handbook Time: This is when a clubber recites memory verses they have learned to their leaders. Each section is recited in one sitting. Clubbers are only allowed two helps (a 1 or 2 word hint) per section.
Lesson Time: During this time, the Gospel is presented using the Bible. This is also when the plan of salvation is shared with clubbers and they are encouraged to grow spiritually.
Game Time: Fun time for all! This is when clubbers participate in age appropriate games. This helps to develop good sportsmanship and teamwork.
Awana Ministry Team
- Commander: Elisha Hall
- Secretary: Geri Gilliam
- Puggles Director: Sherri Couch
- Cubbies Director: Cheryl Poindexter
- Sparks Director: Melissa Jarrard
- T&T 3rd-4th Director: Christy Norman
- T&T 5th-6th Director: Teresa Carter
- Please note that this is not a complete list of the Ministry Team. There are many other leaders who help make this program successful.