Growing Closer to God and Others
The Adult Ministry at Providence Church happens in Small Groups that meet both in person and online. A Small Group is a gathering of around 12–16 people of a similar age and stage of life. There may be those just beginning to explore God, while others might have a rich history in the Christian faith. In-person small groups meet at least twice a month, usually in a home or a coffee shop, for food, fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. Or if you’re not in the local area or prefer to gather remotely, online small groups are also available. And don’t worry, when you’re part of a small group you will not be put on the spot or expected to speak, lead, or pray aloud. Volunteers who feel comfortable doing so will lead the discussion or host the gathering.
Small Groups are great for adults and families alike. Several Small Groups provide childcare with trained childcare workers from Providence Church who provide a safe, fun environment onsite.
A Discipleship Group is an even smaller group of individuals intent on becoming deeply connected followers of Jesus. These groups typically start on their own.
Providence Bible Academy
In this weekly class, led by Larry Helyer, former Professor of Biblical Studies at Taylor University, you will enter imaginatively into the Bible and take hold of the message. The full class takes place over the course of three years, but you can join at any time. With spring and fall semesters, each semester studies a different section of the Bible in detail. At the end of the three years, you will have completed the entire Bible and realized how God revealed Himself and His will to His people.
Launch events are held twice a year for both Small Groups and Discipleship Groups. If you are interested in joining a Small Group or Discipleship Group, please email Joy Dodge for next steps or other opportunities to get connected. If you have questions before committing to the Providence Bible Academy, please email Pastor Mark.