Count Your Blessings

Several weeks ago, we sang one of my favorite hymns in worship.  It’s what many might refer to as an “oldie, but goodie.”  Lately, I find myself captivated with the lyrics; indeed, they are timely. When upon...

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The Next Vital Step

Abide in me as I abide in you.  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.  John 15:4 Everything that we do at Providence Baptist Church is faith formation...

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D.S. al Coda

Formal music notation is full of many wonderful terms and symbols.  In short, they help us navigate the musical score, giving specific instruction to the singer or instrumentalist.  Many of the terms we use come from the Italian...

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Nights to Remember

During the week of July 5-9, our Student Ministry hosted a week of “Night Camp” for students who have completed 6th-12th grades. This was in response to cancelling both Passport camp and the annual high school mission trip due to...

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The Next Vital Step

Since the early weeks of March, we have been slowly regathering at Providence—first for worship together, then for indoor group meetings, Vacation Bible School, a church conference, and other opportunities for people to get reacquainted...

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To the Class of 2021

"God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike 'What’s next, Papa?'" ...

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Technically Speaking

Over the last year and a half, the audio and visual needs of most churches—not just in worship, but in almost every area of church life—increased exponentially.  For many of them, especially smaller congregations, there was a...

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Why Do We Sing?

It has been said that “the one who sings prays twice.” The power of music to touch our spirits is undeniable—both in joy and in sorrow. Often, when we cannot find the right words to say, a hummed melody or a familiar hymn can...

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My List of Joyful Things

The author of Ecclesiastes is famously jaded. He’s been there, done that, lived to tell about it, and is awfully hard to impress. Life is brief, he writes—and when it’s over, nobody knows f or sure what happens next. And so, as...

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