There is a rhythm of life at Providence. It’s a rhythm that includes a large corporate Sunday gathering where we celebrate God and the gospel. And then we meet together in smaller gatherings (what we call Community Groups) to pursue biblical fellowship in a more intimate setting. That’s our rhythm: large gathering, small gatherings; transcendence, intimacy; truth declared, truth applied. And it’s our rhythm because we believe it’s the biblical way to live life together. It’s a rhythm of glory to God and joy for the saints.
This smaller, more intimate form of life together involves the following:
- Biblically-informed care, counsel, and prayer;
- Biblical application, encouragement, accountability, and pursuit of sanctification;
- The fight of faith, service and the use of spiritual gifts for the edification of the body;
- Attractional communities that provide contexts for mission and evangelism
Though our traditional practice has been to meet in homes, this year our Community Groups are being held at the church on Wednesdays at 7pm and one additional group is held on Sundays immediately following the worship service.