We Make Disciples
The mission of all of the ministries at Providence Church is to Glorify God by knowing, living and proclaiming His truth in the world.
To put this another way, our purpose is to Glorify God. The mission that God has given us is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. The method by which we do this that we do this by preaching the Gospel to people and teaching them to obey His commands.
So, we seek to glorify God by obeying his command to make disciples. The process of disciple-making involves 7 Key Commitments that we try to employ in every ministry.
7 Commitments for Disciple-Making
- Proclaiming the Word of God to Believers and Unbelievers
- Practicing Prayerful Dependence on Christ
- Cultivating Edifying Relationships
- Employing Spiritual Gifts
- Meeting Urgent Needs
- Exemplifying Christ-like Servant-leadership
- Training Future Leaders
The Ministry of the Word
The Sunday Morning Sermon is the cornerstone event of everything we do. Sermons consist primarily of verse-by-verse exposition of a book of scripture.
We believe in the sufficiency of the Scriptures to provide everything we need to know in order to live a life that pleases God.
Our Biblical Counseling training is meant for anyone who desires to grow in Christlikeness and who wants to help other grow as well. Whether you just want to be more like Jesus, help your friends or be a full-fledged counselor, our training is meant for you. If you want to be certified with ACBC (The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors), our training helps you get there, too!
Singing the Word
Martin Luther put it this way “…next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. … the gift of language combined with the gift of song was only given to man to let him know that he should praise God with both word and music, namely, by proclaiming [the Word of God] through music.”
We want singing to be cultivated in every ministry of our Church. We pray that singing God’s Word would be used in our lives to both express our hearts and direct our hearts to God.
Director: Heather Clark
Elder: Ted Guthrie
Our Children’s Ministry seeks to provide a loving and safe environment for kids to learn about God on Sunday Mornings and Wednesday Nights, and Vacation Bible Schools. We also have a Children’s Choir that performs during the Christmas season.
Director: Erin Rouse
Elder: James Rouse
Our Women’s Ministry is here to serve the women of Providence Church in love, by promoting spiritual growth through Bible studies, fellowships, and discipleship.
Elder: Todd Guthrie
Deacon: Denver Clark
Belmont Village is a senior assisted living facility in John’s creek. On most Sunday afternoons at 3:30pm, a group of us gather provide a worship service for the residents. This is to encourage the believers there and reach out to residents who do not know the Lord. Please, join us!
Deacon: Karl Reilmann
Our Prison Ministry is a correspondence outreach to inmates. The inmates write to request a copy of “The Fundamentals of the Faith” workbook which we send to them. Once these are completed, we then send them a Bible. There are also opportunities to minister to them through letters. Mature believers who might be interested should email Karl Reilmann.
Elder: Jack Enter
Home Groups provide the opportunity for members to develop deeper relationships that are centered on Christ and His Word. Home Group formats vary from group to group. All are welcome!
Elder: Ted Guthrie
Music gives voice to worship.
The purpose of our music ministry at Providence Church: to encourage ourselves and others to exalt God by focusing on His person, character and truth through the beauty of music.
We encourage you to use your gifts to glorify God and we welcome the opportunity to give you avenues to do that.
Elder: Charles Walker
Our Men’s Ministry exists to teach men sound doctrine and train them to be Christlike servant-leaders in our homes and workplaces. We have Bible Studies, Small Groups, and Fellowship Events.
Deacon: Kim PittsElder: James Rouse
We also we support eight missionary families in various parts of the world. Most of our missionaries are church planters and all of them are evangelists in their field.
Deacons are also men of irreproachable character who serve the practical needs of the body. Though their roles are different, Elders and Deacons must hold true to the Word of God in faith and conduct and set and example for the flock. They must exemplify what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
Even though there are no longer gifts of prophecy or miraculous signs, the Lord is still gifting His people to bring sinners to repentance and build up others in Christ-likeness. At Providence Duluth, we are actively seeking to equip and encourage every believer in the effective use of their gifts in service to the kingdom of God.
At Providence Church, we seek to love people as he has loved us. True love does not simply stop with a feeling. True love lays itself down to act in the best interests of others. True love gets involved to meet urgent needs.
Matthew 18 is very clear that the goal of church discipline to the restoration of the sinning brother. It is meant to turn him from his sin. It is also meant to protect the church from harmful influences. Though it is not pleasant, it is a necessary responsibility of the Church to confront unrepentant sin so that God would be glorified among us.
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What is the Gospel?
In summary, the Gospel is the Good News that every person has sinned and stands to be judged by the wrath of God. But God sent Jesus Christ to live as the only perfect man and to be crucified in our place for the forgiveness of our sins to be received by faith alone.
What is Expository Preaching?
Richard Mayhue rightly outlines the following 5 Defining Elements of Expository Preaching:
- The message finds its sole source in Scripture.
- The message is extracted from Scripture through careful exegesis.
- The message preparation correctly interprets Scripture in its normal sense and its context.
- The message clearly explains the original God-intended meaning of Scripture.
- The message applies the Scriptural meaning for today.
John F. MacArthur Jr., MacArthur Pastor’s Library on Preaching (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2005), 10.
We offer a Wednesday Night class with singing, teaching, prayer, games, and fellowship. We also take our students to camps in the Winter and Summer.
What is your view of Spiritual Gifts?
Even though the miraculous gifts have ceased (healing, tongues, prophecy, etc), the scriptures are clear that every believer has been gifted by God with some manifestation of His grace to contribute to the building up of other believers into the image of Christ. When believers live and speak the truth in love, their gifts will uniquely be used to help the body grow in Christ-likeness.
What is Biblical Counseling?
Biblical Counseling looks to the Word of God as both necessary and sufficient to live the Christian life. This means that when people have questions or problems, the Scriptures contain all of the information that we need to know in order to live a life pleasing to God.