Vision & Mission

“Our vision of growing a family to reach a community”

We want to be a place where families and friendships thrive. Our church consists of imperfect, ordinary people from all walks of life and backgrounds, yet, what brings us together is our faith in Jesus. We believe that Christ has brought us into a much bigger, spiritual family, where we find common ground, a place to rest, and be ourselves. Our goal is that we might grow together as a church family. As we love God and one another, our intention is to share and embrace our community and world with Jesus. At Providence you are invited to come as you are, rest, and get involved when you are ready. There are a number of opportunities and ways to serve and get to know us and for us to get to know you. Whether you have had a long faith journey or are simply curious and even a bit unsure, we are thankful that you are here.

“Our purpose of loving God, loving one another, and embracing our community and world with Jesus”

We want to be a place where God is desired and treasured and where Jesus is made much of – a place where God is loved well. Similarly, we want to be a church family where love is mutually experienced and friendships flourish (in the “easy” and “hard” times) – a place where people are loved well. The Bible says that we love others because God has first loved us! We believe that as our church family is committed to loving God and one another well, it overflows outside of our “four walls”. We want to be a church family that intentionally moves toward others with the hope and love of Jesus and embraces those in our community and world who may or may not be Christians, may have doubts or even wrestle with faith in God, are lonely, struggling or perhaps hurting. It means that we seek to boldly, gently and respectfully point everyone to Jesus and His love. We want to be a place where people are heard, cared for and enfolded into the Providence family. John 17:3; Mark 12:29-31; 1 Peter 2:9-

“Our ministry values”

We want to be a church family that is committed to living out our vision and purpose in the greater Quakertown community while maintaining five key ministry values. Our ministry values include being missionalrelational, accessible, relevant and transformational

Missional - We are “on mission” every day! The world is not commanded to come to “church”, but the Church is commanded to go into the world. The Church is sent to be Jesus’ eyewitnesses and ambassadors where we live, work, and play. We believe it is essential for every believer to “be real” with the people around them as they share and live out their faith. The world is watching and wants to see why Jesus is worth believing and following. Being “missional” means we will endeavor (as individual believers and in our church ministries) to boldly, gently and respectfully point everyone to Jesus and His love, intentionally engaging them. John 3:16-17; Matthew 28:18-20; I Peter 3:15

Relational - Living in relationship with Jesus and each other is vitally important! Our vision and purpose goals emphasize it well. As Rosaria Butterfield said, “Be who you are in Christ and gather others in!” Being “relational” means that we will endeavor to intentionally seek out people where they are and treat them as human beings created in God’s image and in need of His loving grace – as we are – and not treat them as “projects” to be worked on. We seek to lovingly and tenderly make disciples (followers) of all types of people. We seek to be a church family with ministries that focus on relationships over programming. Ephesians 2:19; Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Peter 4:8-11;

Accessible - In all our ministries, we seek to honor God, and carefully move in the direction of what is most helpful to our church family and community. We believe it is important to regularly evaluate our ministries and remove unnecessary barriers or things that do not build up or gather others into our church family. We aim for doing what is helpful and impactful in encouraging growing relationships with Jesus and others in the church family. We believe that accessibility has physical, mental and cultural dimensions that may need to be considered and addressed. Being “accessible” means that we will endeavor to tailor our ministries to be “within reach”, attainable and beneficial to members, regular attenders and visitors. 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23; 1 Corinthians 10:31-33

Relevant - We seek to give people the Bible’s answers, which they may or may not want to hear, to questions about life that they are asking, in language and forms they can comprehend, to give them the  greatest opportunity to respond to the gospel. Our primary goal is to clearly make much of Jesus and His love! Jesus is the main character of the Bible, our worship, preaching, teaching and living! Our approach is intentionally Jesus-focused and communicated in common, everyday language. Being “relevant” means that we will endeavor to make the Bible and relationship with Jesus as easily and clearly understandable as we can to people of all ages, educations and backgrounds. John 5:39, 40; Colossians 1:21-23; 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23

Transformational – We believe that this Jesus-focused approach to ministry transforms individuals, the Church family, surrounding communities and the world from the inside out because it is the work of God’s grace and Spirit in each person. We seek to develop genuine disciples and followers of Jesus, not just fans. Being “transformational” means we are a church family that is changing and becoming more like Jesus in our love, attitudes, words and behaviors. Our ministries must also endeavor to encourage and reflect change, growth and maturity in becoming more like Jesus. Ephesians 2:19; 1 Corinthians 10:31-33; Revelation 19:7