Providence Community Church
Church Covenant

Since we have been brought by God to repent of our sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation through His death and resurrection, we now offer ourselves completely to Him, and we joyfully and whole-heartedly make this covenant with each other as one body in Christ whose joint purpose is to proclaim Christ as a caring community of God-exalting disciple-makers.

Proclaiming Christ and Making Disciples

We will be workers in God’s harvest, using our spiritual gifts and talents, material resources, and time to accomplish God’s purpose as one body.

We will commit to regular service, financial giving, and participation in our community that is sacrificial, cheerful, and voluntary.

We will share the gospel of God and our very selves with our neighbors and co-workers.  We will proclaim the gospel in word and embody the gospel in deed, so that people might give glory to God when they see our servant-hearted actions.

We will strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ in Lexington, our surrounding cities, our nation, and around the world.

Being A Caring Community

We will join together regularly to worship, to grow, to partake in communion, to participate in a community group, and to build each other up.  We will look to God’s written word first to guide our corporate and individual lives, viewing the Bible as the final authority on all matters of faith and practice.

We will pray for each other, encourage each other, provide material assistance to each other, and hold each other accountable to godly living.  We will overcome judgment by grace, conflict by forgiveness, interpersonal and intercultural differences by respect, and selfish control by generosity.  We will not allow gossip or backbiting any place in our midst.

We will lovingly and boldly confront sin in our body with a genuine pursuit of repentance and restoration.  We will do this to protect the name of Christ, the purity of the church, and the perseverance of the saints.

We will submit to the oversight of the leaders God has placed in authority in our church, and willingly accept the spiritual discipline of the elders as outlined in the Scripture when required.

 Giving Glory to God

We will glorify God above all else by keeping His commandments, by allowing God to work through us, by living in harmony with one another, by keeping ourselves pure, and by displaying our good deeds.

We will worship God continually through our thoughts and emotions, our spoken words, our righteous acts, and our sacrificial lifestyle.  Should we fail to glorify God in those ways, we agree to confess our sins to each other and pray for each other so we can be healed.