At Our Core
Jesus is the focus.
We refuse to be distracted by anything that takes our eyes off of Jesus. As a result, small issues are small here. Arguments over issues that do not help us accomplish the mission are not welcome in this family. When we disagree on the small, we will extend grace and keep moving forward.
Hebrews 12: 1-2
Imperfect people are welcome.
Anyone with a nasty past can belong here. In authentic community, God does transformational things. Every environment is an opportunity to reach a person that is precious to God
We believe big.
We refuse to dishonor God by praying small, leading safe, and living risk free. Our fallback position will not be on past wins, but on future possibilities.
Matthew 17:20; 19:26
Disciples are made, not born.
An authentic life worth imitating is not automatic, rather it is the result of the passionate pursuit of discipleship and spiritual formation. The power of the Spirit, the truth of the Scriptures, and dependence on God through prayer will drive us to daily, deepening growth in Christ. We will be changed at this church.
It's the beginning of the end if we don't reach young people.
Young people are ready to serve God passionately, follow God faithfully, and change the world radically, NOW! The day we prefer making church about keeping the caught rather than reaching a generation will be the day we close our doors.
Compassion > Consumption.
We will be more focused on how we love than what we consume. Buildings & possessions will be tools to pursue the glory of Christ, not idols that distract us from the mission.
1 John 3:16-18
we fight for joy.
Even on our worst day, Jesus is enough for a heart full of gladness. Sounds of laughter, childlike fun, overflowing praise, and a spirit of thanksgiving will emanate from the Providence Community.
Psalm 34:1; 51:12; James 1:2
challenge fuels change.
Hard conversations, consistent calls to action, honest feedback, and feet to our faith intentionality will be the atmosphere at Providence. We will not be afraid to change and always be inclined to innovate.