Beliefs

As a church body we have adopted as a statement of our beliefs the following document:

1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith
This ancient document is the most excellent epitome of the things most surely believed among us. It is not issued as an authoritative rule or code of faith, whereby you may be fettered, but as a means of edification in righteousness. It is an excellent, though not inspired, expression of the teaching of those Holy Scriptures by which all confessions are to be measured. We hold to the humbling truths of God's sovereign grace in the salvation of lost sinners. Salvation is through Christ alone and by faith alone." - CH Spurgeon

Follow this link to read the Confession: http://www.creeds.net/baptists/1689/kerkham/1689.htm

As a church body we have adopted the following church covenant as a summary of our life together:

Providence Baptist Church Covenant


”Having been brought by the Spirit of God through divine grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit upon our profession of our faith, we, the members of Providence Baptist Church, do now in the presence of God and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

By the aid of the Holy Spirit, we will endeavor to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to give this church a place in our affections, prayers and services; to promote its unity and peace; and to sustain its worship, ordinances, doctrine and discipline.  We will strive not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but will contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, toward the church’s expenses for the support of a faithful ministry, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world.

We will endeavor to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and to stir up each other unto every good word and work; to guard each other’s reputation, not needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other’s joys and to bear one another’s burdens and sorrows with tender sympathy; to cultivate Christian courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being mindful of the rules of the Saviour in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, and to secure it without delay; and through life, amid evil report and good report, to seek to live to the glory of God, who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.

By the aid of the Holy Spirit, we will endeavor to maintain family and secret devotions; to study diligently the Word of God; to bring up our children in the instruction and discipline of the Lord; to love our husband or wife as the Bible directs; to seek the salvation of our family and acquaintances; to walk carefully in the world denying ungodliness and every worldly lust; to be just in our dealings with all people, faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our conduct, endeavoring in the purity of heart and good will towards all people to exemplify and commend our holy faith.

We hereby commit ourselves to the ultimate authority, God’s Holy Word, the Bible, in every area of faith and practice.  We will also uphold the constitution of Providence Baptist Church.

When we remove from this place, we will seek as soon as possible to unite with some other church of like faith and practice where we can carry out the principles of God’s Holy Word and the spirit of this covenant.”

Hebrews 13:20, 21 “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”