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We're so glad you're considering a visit to Providence Reformed Church. We are a place where the people in our community can be welcomed in, encouraged, and supported as they seek after God's will for their life. We strive to bring the Gospel of Jesus to our neighbors, making a lasting impact on our city as we serve and love our people in Jesus' name. By the grace of God, we look forward to growing as a church and seeing our community transformed by the power of Christ.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our Sunday morning services soon. Join us to meet new friends, be challenged by Biblical teaching, and find a place where you can truly belong. We can't wait to meet you!
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WHAT IS THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA?
The Presbyterian Church in America has a strong commitment to evangelism, missionary work at home and abroad, and to Christian education. From its inception, the church has determined its purpose to be “faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.”
Organized at a constitutional assembly in December 1973, this church was first known as the National Presbyterian Church but changed its name in 1974 to Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). It separated from the Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern) in opposition to the long-developing theological liberalism which denied the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy and authority of Scripture.
The PCA has made a firm commitment on the doctrinal standards which had been significant in Presbyterianism since 1645, namely the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. These doctrinal standards express the distinctives of the Calvinistic or Reformed tradition.
Among the distinctive doctrines of the Westminster Standards and of Reformed tradition is the unique authority of the Bible. The reformers based all of their claims on “sola scriptura,” the Scriptures alone. This included the doctrine of their inspiration which is a special act of the Holy Spirit by which He guided the writers of the books of Scriptures (in their original autographs) so that their words should convey the thoughts He wished conveyed, bear a proper relation to the thoughts of other inspired books, and be kept free from error of fact, of doctrine, and of judgment — all of which were to be an infallible rule of faith and life. Historically, the concept of infallibility has included the idea of inerrancy.