Refuge Church - formerly Church of the Good Shepherd
We have come to understand over the years that no matter what our church background or denominational experience, the two most important aspects of our Christian lives are being faithful disciples of Jesus Christ and making new disciples for Jesus Christ.
In accomplishing these two vital tasks, our philosophy of ministry is simple: we come together as family, we preach and teach what the Bible preaches and teaches, and we try to live our lives as effective, fruitful followers of Jesus Christ.
In a nutshell, our work at Providence Family Baptist Church is to raise up godly generations of believers, ambassadors for the Lord Jesus Christ.
A Little About Us...
We are in agreement with the Reformers' basic theological principles: - "Sola Fide" by faith alone; - "Sola Scriptura" through Scripture alone; - "Solus Christus" in Christ alone; - "Sola Gratia" by grace alone; and, - "Soli Deo Gloria" to the glory of God alone.
We believe that God, as the Creator of all things, is sovereign in all things, including salvation.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9
What a great God we serve!
We feel that the 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 is a good summary of our beliefs.
We're conservative, but we work hard at trying to live out the time-honored principles of Christian liberty.
"...with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:2-3
We use the New American Standard Bible - 1995 Update (NASB) in our services, but believe that the King James Version continues to have great value in the life of the modern Christian.
We have freedom in the choices we have of how we praise God in our music, but we especially value the great hymns of the Christian faith - which are all but lost in our modern culture.