Providence Bible Church started officially in September 2005 with a core group of seven families. Our original plan was to plant somewhere be-tween Lincoln and Rocklin in an area known as the 65 corridor. After two failed attempts to attain a building in this area, God directed us to down-town Rocklin. That is church planting in a nut shell – God leads, you move. The best part, we loved the building and oddly enough it even looked like an established church – go figure! After three and a half years we moved to our current location, The Rocklin Community Center, which gives us room to grow and lots of space for kids to play!
Providence is a daughter church of Valley Springs Presbyterian Church located in Roseville, California. The crazy part is that we are not Presbyterian. The cool part is that it doesn’t really matter in the end. What matters most is that we glorify God, follow Jesus, and work together to make disciples. Pastor David George understands this and that’s why we are considered a daughter church. All of us at Providence are grateful to body of believers at Valley Springs for their love, support, sacrifice, and partnership in the gospel.
PBC is an independent Bible church that is unashamedly committed to the Word of God. We base our beliefs, practices and ministry on the Bible. We hold to the doctrines of the historic, orthodox Christian faith including:
- Trinity –God exists eternally in three persons: Father Son and Holy Spirit. All are fully God and share equally in the attributes of deity, power and glory.
- God’s Sovereignty — God’s is totally in control of our universe and nothing in all creation happens apart from His will. There is no power equal to Him. He does what he pleases.
- Incarnation — Jesus is God in the flesh. He is fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life, yet willingly died for the sins of mankind according to the Scriptures. He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven where he rules and reigns as our great King.The full inspiration, infallibility and authority of Scripture
- Sanctification — The Holy Spirit is the active agent in our sanctification and seeks to produce His fruit in us as our minds are renewed and we are conformed to the image of Christ.Scripture — The Bible is God’s holy, inerrant and infallible Word. It is our source of authority for the Christian life and practice and is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness.
- Salvation — Man was created in the image of God but rebelled against God resulting in physical and spiritual death. Our only hope to be rescued from our sinful state is God’s grace.
- Gospel — Jesus Christ is the gospel. There is no other name by which mankind can be saved. By repenting from sin and believing in Jesus life, death, resurrection and accession, God declares a sinner righteous and is reconciled into a right standing with God. This is a gift from God and once accepted it can never be lost.
- Mission — Once saved, we are commanded by Jesus and empowered by his Spirit to make disciples that worship God, walk in love and witness to the world. It is our high calling and great responsibility to be ambassadors for Christ proclaiming the gospel of reconciliation to a lost and broken world.
- Church — The church is not a religious institution or a denomination. Rather it is made up of those who have become genuine followers of Jesus Christ. The church exists to worship and glorify God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is accomplished as we display our love for God by serving others in obedience to God’s Word.
- Ordinances — Jesus gave the church two clear commands that we are to obey and observe, Baptism and Communion. Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in his death and resurrection. The Lord’s Supper symbolizes the breaking of Christ body and the shedding of His blood on our behalf and is to be observed regularly throughout the believer’s life until he returns.
- Stewardship — All that we have and are comes from God. Therefore, we strive to use our resources and abilities in a way that honors God and builds His kingdom. We are called to give generously and cheerfully in response to God’s grace in our lives.
- Consummation — Jesus will return bodily to judge the living and the dead. The righteous will be spared God’s wrath and brought into his eternal presence. The wicked will suffer mightily, separated from God, enduring eternal punishment. Jesus will reign visibly over his creation and make all things new.