We know that searching for a church home can be a daunting task and a huge time commitment. We’ve created this section to address some of the questions that you may have about Providence Baptist Church. Please feel free to email us if you have any other questions.
1. What are your primary beliefs and doctrinal emphases?
We strive to be Biblical in what we believe and in our doctrine. We emphasize expositional teaching, humble worship, and authentic relationships. We strive to be text driven, grace-based, and cross-centered. For more information, please see the What We Believe section.
2. What is the preaching like?
The preaching at PBC is expositional and exegetical. By that, we mean that we take a literal, historical, grammatical approach to preaching in a verse-by-verse format. We try to take the Scripture and extract or expose its meaning. We do not let an external agenda drive our interpretation of the Text. That being said, good preaching doesn’t stop with accurate interpretation; it must also be cross focused, grace-centered, dynamic, relevant, humble, and exciting. The Scripture has everything that we need for all spiritual matters. (2 Timothy 3:16-17). You will not hear men’s opinions on various topics, but rather a thorough explanation of what God says in his Word with an application to daily living.
3. What’s the best way to get quickly involved at your church and make close friendships?
Make a commitment to become involved! Initially, it is easiest to get to know people through the smaller Sunday morning Bible classes. There are also many church-wide times of fellowship and fun activities, as well as men’s and women’s activities and meetings. We have many opportunities for ministry at PBC where you can give of yourself to minister to others.
4. What kind of music do you have?
Christ said that He is seeking those who would worship Him in spirit and in truth. We strive to be biblical in our musical worship. We seek to have a mixture of traditional and newer hymns and choruses. Our goal is to have music that is biblically correct and God-exalting and that will minister to one another. Our church family actively participates in the singing and instrumental music. We strive to avoid a spirit of entertainment and performance; rather, we focus on a humble spirit of worshiping God and ministering to others.
5. What is the age group breakdown?
Our church family ranges from infants to senior citizens. We have young couples, singles, and families with kids. Our body includes new believers, growing Christians, and many people who have the wisdom of years from walking with the Lord. You will find people in your age-group who love God and will love you!
6. Since you are a Baptist church, does that mean that you are part of a denomination?
No, we are an independent church. Though we praise God for other churches in our area that are faithful to the true gospel, we, as an independent church, can act apart from a denominational or hierarchical structure, knowing that the church is ultimately accountable to God.