Many of the folks that have joined Providence over the last few years didn't have a Presbyterian background and weren't looking for a Presbyterian church as such. Some of them were unsure about a couple of our beliefs, like infant baptism or predestination. But they stayed because they had already found that we offer the serious emphases on Scripture and its teachings that they had once been taught are essential but which are now missing in their denominations or congregations. For us at Providence, serious Christianity consists of commitments like those below. Click here for eight signs of serious Christianity in a church.
God-centered Worship – Providence exists for God. We center our worship around the Triune God. Our worship is intended more to please Him than to please the worshipers, and to be reverent without being stuffy.
Sound Doctrine – Providence is part of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, a Bible-believing Presbyterian denomination. We believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice, and that it is summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, a historic doctrinal statement from the mid-1600s.
Practical Godliness – At Providence, we intend to promote living by Biblical standards of behavior every day of the week, not just Sundays. The preaching and teaching here show us how.
Christian Nurture – Providence nurtures not only individuals, but families as well. We help families nurture children by providing strong Sunday School, youth, and children’s ministries that teach Biblical doctrine and living that reflects Christian belief.
Meaningful Fellowship – At Providence, fellowship means that our union with Christ gives focus and meaning to our time together and our mutual love.