What is Providence Road Academy?
We exist to make the gospel unignorable in our city. This vision will only be accomplished through the
process of making, maturing, and mobilizing disciples who are committed to the good of their neighbor and the glory of God.
Providence Road Academy is an equipping ministry devoted to maturing disciples of Jesus Christ. The road to spiritual maturity comes through the conformation of mind, heart, and will to the Lordship of Jesus. Therefore, knowing and experiencing God as he reveals himself through the Scriptures must be the priority of every Christian who desires to grow in maturity. We aim to help disciples discover the glory of God in the Scriptures through providing transformative teaching/learning environments grounded in the gospel.
Our classes are held on Sunday evenings during every trimester from 4:00p - 5:30p in our Multipurpose Room. We do have childcare available for those that need it.
The Bible is a story about God. The Christian understanding of the Scripture has always been that from Genesis to Revelation God is unfolding for us the history of his redemptive purposes in the earth culminating in two events: (1) the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and (2) the promised return of Christ and restoration of all things. As God unfolds this revelation, he not only unpacks for us the story of redemption, but he unveils our eyes to see him for who he truly is. Understanding the Bible as a story about God will shape your perspective, challenge your understanding, and form your affections for the Lord.
Christians have a bad reputation for rarely agreeing on things. Although not exactly true, we have done a fair amount over the course of history to earn this stereotype. Interestingly, Jesus told his disciples that the unity of his followers would cause his message to flourish and his kingdom to expand all over the globe - and so it has. So, despite our various disagreements, Christians have been unified about major theological issues for a long time. Exploring the essentials of Christian belief will help any disciple dive more deeply into the fundamental truths that the Scriptures teach, and provide clarity in a time when many fundamental truths are being debated.
Although the spiritual growth of the Christian occurs from the same course as the new birth of the Christian - God’s grace alone - the formation of disciples into the image of Christ includes human effort in a way that is unlike our salvation. We grow in Christ as we walk in the Spirit and live out the implications of our faith trusting in God’s ability to shape and mold us daily. Developing healthy rhythms of spiritual formation help to imbed the Christian in the truth of Scripture, safeguard them from isolation, and mobilize them to good works that were providentially prepared by God for them to walk in.