What We Believe

 

ARTICLES OF FAITH

We subscribe to eighteen Articles of Faith as assimilated under the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.  Such articles are derived from a belief that the Word of God, inspired by an omnipotent, omnicient, and omnipresent God, is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.  To review these articles, click here.

THE CHURCH COVENANT

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrine; and to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; and to be zealous in our effort to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; and to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.


  • Church Info

    Providence Missionary Baptist Church

    8401 South Ashland
    Chicago, IL 60620
    (773) 238-5831

    pmbc@providencechicago.org
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    Sunday Services
    9:30 am Sunday School for All
    9:30 am New Members Class
    11:00 am Morning Worship Service

    Weekly Bible Study
    Thursday Mornings at 09:30 am
    Thursday Evenings at 7:00 pm

    Communion
    1st Sunday

    Pastor

    William H Foster Jr.