"So that a people yet to be born may praise the Lord."
We want everything about our campus to be in alignment with our values of hospitality, welcome, and outreach to the community so that when guests come to our church, their first impression of Providence is an accurate impression of Providence. We want to welcome them with facilities that are beautiful, clean, safe, and accessible. From the first time they step on our campus, we want them to know that we are prepared for them, and eager to introduce them to Providence, our missions, our ministries—and, most importantly, to a life-changing relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Check out this short video to learn about the Restore & Renew campaign.
A Letter from the Pastor
Providence cares about people, and Providence people are good at building relationships, extending hospitality, and welcoming newcomers into our church family and onto our church campus. We know this because we’ve experienced it. Whenever I talk with guests and potential members about their experience at Providence, they also consistently highlight these qualities.
But what about those people we don’t know—who have yet to set foot on our campus, or even have yet to be born?
As you review the Gift Chart to consider your contribution to Restore & Renew, we ask that you keep this in mind: all of these gifts are important, as all givers are equally important, and we will need all of these gifts to reach our goals. We are inviting every household to pray about giving a “major gift," which can include but are not limited to any of the following:
- A gift that is likely not the first number that popped into your head. Allow the gift chart to function as a ladder, inviting you to take one or more steps up the chart from your first thought.
- A gift that requires a journey of prayer and discernment to reach the number that you believe is God’s hope and plan for you, with the abundance He entrusted to you.
- A gift that moves the heart from fear to joy as you pray and seek the Lord’s will.
- A gift that requires shifting of spending or saving priorities for a season (what can we "Delay, Delete, or Donate" from our spending plan or our stored resources, to release a gift we were going to spend in another way).
- A gift that is over and above our annual stewardship gifts to God to support the annual ministry and mission budget of Providence Baptist.
- A gift that could be fulfilled over a three to five year period.
Please take a moment to view this chart to learn how Providence will be using the funds raised to Restore & Renew not only our church campus, but our community as well. The affected areas include:
- The Sanctuary
- The Missions Center and Chapel
- Faith Formation Classrooms
- The Fellowship Hall, Randolph Hall, and Kitchen
- The Music Wing
- The Child Development Center (CDC)
- The Activities Center
- Grounds Maintenance
In addition, Providence will be giving a portion of the Restore & Renew funds to Families Forward, a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing for homeless and at-risk families in Charlotte.
Restore & Renew Stories
During each week of the campaign, we will hear stories from Providence members about the Restore & Renew campaign, their perspectives on it, and how they believe this season of generosity will benefit not only Providence, but the community as well. Each new story will be featured here over the coming weeks.
Week 1 (10/22) - This week, we heard from Abby Hendrix, Sydney Query, and Andrew Blackwell about the value of intergenerational relationships, the importance of a faith community, and the significance of generosity.
Week 2 (10/29) - This week, we heard from Malinda Gray about the role that generosity has played in her life, how God has worked through her, and how Restore & Renew is an opportunity for miracles.
Week 3 (11/5) - This week, we heard from Bobby Jones, Andrew Blackwell, and Sydney Query about the impact of the Activity Center, the importance of outreach, and how Providence is bringing the community together.
Week 4 (11/12) - This week, we heard from Bob Zweier and Carrie Christian (Families Forward Director), about the legacy of giving, opportunities to serve the community through Families Forward, and how Providence can bring positive change to Charlotte.