At the core of Providence is a community of people still amazed at God’s kindness shown to us in Jesus Christ. We know we aren’t perfect and don’t pretend to be. We don’t expect our guests to be perfect either! In fact, we are very aware of our weaknesses and brokenness, which makes us even more grateful for the forgiveness and grace we discover in the gospel.
There’s really so much that could be said about us. Each member and family at Providence has a unique story to tell. But the common thread that connects every person, service, ministry, pastor and care group is our desire to celebrate and live in light of God’s generosity to us in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The powerful work of the Spirit in our church is seen in the increasing ways we love Christ, love one another and love our community. You could say “the love of Christ controls us!”
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”