Providence Bible Church
We believe the local church to be God's established institution in the world for the Glorification of Himself, the Edification of the Saints, and the Evangelization of the unsaved. As we do seek to bring the Gospel to the unsaved, our desire is to enjoy 'conversion growth' though we will always warmly welcome like-minded believers.
We endeavor to be submitted to the authority of Scripture; to be thoroughly biblical in all that we do. We desire to do, as one has rightly said, "Where the Bible speaks, we speak; Where the Bible is silent, we too are silent," neither placing legalistic and unscriptural demands on our fellow brethren nor degenerating into sinful indulgence by ignoring God's clear commands. We hold God's inspired Word to be inerrant, trustworthy, and sufficient. As such, we believe God's Word to be sufficient for counseling, for ministry, for evangelism, and for the knowledge, wisdom, and direction of God. We affirm with the older Confessions that...
The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience … The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelation of the Spirit, or traditions of men.
Regarding salvation, we hold to the doctrines of God's sovereign Grace. We hold to believer's baptism. We hold to the truths expressed in the Solas of the Reformation: Scripture alone is the source of God's revelation; Christ alone is the Savior, Grace alone is the cause of salvation, Faith alone secures the righteousness of Christ, and the Glory of God alone is the great motivating principle of life.
As a local church, we are independent and unaffiliated with any denomination. We do, however, seek and cultivate wholesome relationships with like-minded churches.
We are governed by a body of elders defined as follows:
God-given spiritual leadership1 consists of a multiple number2 of godly3 men4
referred to in Scripture as 'elders,' 'overseers,' and 'pastors' or 'shepherds' 5
who are recognized by the local church
as appointed by God,6
and who jointly and humbly shepherd7
their loving8 and obedient9 flock.
We endeavor to honor God with genuine, Biblical worship (John 4:24). We desire
to be thoroughly God-centered in this regard. We do not want to deteriorate worship into
entertainment, appealing to people's appetites as a strategy for increasing numeric growth. Rather, we desire to focus all of our faculties on Almighty God through our Lord Jesus Christ in the power and direction of the Holy Spirit -- 'taking care of the depth of our ministry -- leaving the breadth to God.' Central to our desire to foster God-centered worship is the yearning to be edified by the preaching of 'the whole counsel of God' by submitting ourselves to the expository preaching of God's Word.
We endeavor to cultivate a true fellowship of God's people. We desire to "pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart." (2Ti. 2:22) In our fellowship we seek to maintain "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph. 4:3; cf. Phil.2:1-11) -- to preserve a Biblical unity by uniting around the truth of God's Word. We thus desire to be obedient to God's command "that you all agree, and there be no divisions among you, but you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment." (1Co. 1:10)
1 1 Pe. 5:1-5
2 Acts 14:23;15; 20:17-18; James 5:14; 1 Ti. 5:17; Titus 1:5; Phil. 1:1; 1 Pe. 1:1; 5:1
3 1 Ti. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9
4 1 Ti. 2:9-3:2; 1 Cor. 14:34-36
5 Acts 20:17-28; 1 Pe. 5:1-5; Titus 1:5-7; Eph. 4:11; 1 Ti. 3:1-2; Phil. 1:1
6 Titus 1:5; Acts 14:23
7 1 Pe. 5:1-5; Acts 20:17-38; 21:17-26; James 5:13-26
8 1 Thes. 5:12-13; 1 Ti. 5:17-25
9 1 Pe. 2:13-14; 5:5; Hebrews 13:17
Worship 9:00 AM
Sept - May
'Building the Body'
Prayer & Ephesians Study
6:30 - 8:00 pm @ PBC
6:30-8:00 pm @ PBC
Ladies Bible Study
1 & 2 Thessalonians
10:00 - 11:30 am
call for location
1516 W. Prospect Rd.
Ft. Collins, Co. 80526
Between Shields and Taft on north side of Prospect
- Glorify God
- Edify one another
- Testify of Christ