Ministries Overview

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

We believe in the inspiration, inerrancy  authority, and sufficiency of the Scriptures to lead us to eternal life in Christ and to grant all that we need to live a life that pleases Him.  Therefore, we are committed to the public and private ministry of the Word of God.  

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.

Biblical Counseling

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

The Scriptures call us repeatedly to sing to the Lord and to sing to one another. 

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.

Children

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.

Women's

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.

College & Career

Elder: Todd Guthrie
The College & Career Ministry (CCF) at Providence is an opportunity for students and singles to gather together in Bible Study and other social events throughout the year.

Belmont Village Senior Outreach

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!

Prison Outreach

Deacon: Karl Reilmann 

Elder: Jess Arnds

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.

Home Groups

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!

Music

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. 

Men's

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.

Students

Deacon: Kim Pitts
Elder: James Rouse
It is our desire to come alongside parents to disciple their teenage children while encouraging them to develop Christ-centered peer relationships. Join us on Wednesday Nights at 6:30.

Missions and Outreach

Elder: Jess Arnds

We are seeking to do this locally and around the world.  We have 2 outreach ministries to our local area (Belmont Village Senior Ministry and Prison Ministry).

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.

Biblical Leadership

The Lord has called men who are above reproach to shepherd His sheep by feeding them, caring for them, and protecting them.  They are to do this willingly, not out of greed, and not dominating over the flock. Pastor/Elders will give an account to God for how they rule.  We take this responsibility very seriously.

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.

Spiritual Gifts

Every believer has been gifted by God in order to build up the body 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.

Active Love

Love is the clearest indicator of true discipleship.  To Love as Christ loved is our goal.  Without love, we are nothing.

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.

Church Discipline

Disciples of Christ, by definition, are followers of Christ. Stubborn refusal to follow Christ must be met by loving discipline from the Church body.   

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.

Membership

It is very important that believers carefully select a church body that they will commit to. Membership involves submitting to the Church's Teaching and Leadership and committing to serve the well-being of the body both financially and by using your spiritual gifts.

FAQ

Do you have any questions? 

We would love to serve you and answer any questions you may have. Click below to send us a quick message.

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:

1. The message finds its sole source in Scripture.28

2. The message is extracted from Scripture through careful exegesis.

3. The message preparation correctly interprets Scripture in its normal sense and its context.

4. The message clearly explains the original God-intended meaning of Scripture.

5. 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.

How can I serve?

There are many ways to serve.  We always have needs for nursery workers, help with kitchen clean up, hosting a Home Group.

Take a look at the list of Service Teams to volunteer for specific areas. 

What do you have for youth?

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?

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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.  

Recommended Books

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Helpful Websites

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