“There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ.”
~ Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter 25
Providence BIble Presbyterian Church is served by elders elected by the congregation. The word presbyterian means, “governed by elders”. The elders serve on a board called, “the Session” which is responsible for the government of the congregation, matters of public worship, promoting the spiritual growth of its members and exercising church discipline. Pastors are called, “teaching elders” because they are specially called to the preaching of the Word and administration of the sacraments.
The other office prescribed by Scripture is that of the deacon. The board of deacons, or Diaconate, oversee the ministry of mercy to help those within and outside the congregation by collecting and disbursing funds or organizing care for the relief of those in need or distress.
All officers are to be men of obvious and proven Christian character, elected by the congregation and meeting the qualifications found in 1 Timothy and Titus.
Providence Bible Presbyterian Church is a member of the Bible Presbyterian Church, General Synod. Twice a year elders from Providence BPC gather with elders from BPC churches across the Pacific Northwest to discuss matters pertaining to the regional church or Presbytery. Representative elders and ministers gather from across the country for fellowship and to address matters pertaining to the entire Church in a meeting called a Synod.