The Missions Committee of Providence Church is dedicated to enabling the church, through individuals and organizations, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ locally and throughout the world. It is our desire that each member of the congregation has an opportunity to serve and fulfill the “GO” portion of our “Know, Grow, Go” discipleship statement in our local community of Haywood County.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
– Matthew 25:35-36 –
THE OPEN DOOR
The vision of the Open Door Ministries is to feed the hungry, provide a safe Christian environment that offers Christian centered educational programs and assistance to everyone. Our desire is to see those who enter our doors encounter the love and delivering power of God. Providence Church members participate in this ministry by cooking and serving meals on a regular basis and through their tithes and offerings.
HAYWOOD CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
HCM’s purpose is to provide care in the name of Christ to persons in crisis: to be a clearing house for outreach concerns that are shared by the Christian Churches of Haywood County; and to offer spiritual and material assistance to the extent that resources are available through the cooperating churches and volunteers. Providence Church has a collection bin outside the sanctuary where we donate non-perishable food that goes to Haywood Christian Ministries. We have also supported their heating fund through tithes and offerings.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Providence Church participates in the program by combining resources and efforts to create the boxes, and also help in the distribution centers.
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
We have all heard the ringing of Salvation Army bells during the Christmas season. It serves as a reminder for the great needs that so many people face during this time of the year and the work that the Salvation Army does to comfort those who find themselves in difficult situations. Providence Church helps to spread joy by dedicating one day each season to ringing the bell outside a local retailer.
An after-school Bible Club in two of our local elementary schools.
HAYWOOD COUNTY YOUTH FOR CHRIST
Providence Church also supports members and friends who are called to various short-term missions in addition to other opportunities for ministry and evangelism as they arise.