Orthodox Presbyterian Church
To Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever
Providence OPC is a Christian, Protestant, confessional, Presbyterian church located in Bradenton, FL. Our mission is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.
As a reformed church, we are committed to expository preaching and teaching the Bible verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter.
We exist to worship God and to exalt Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are a Reform Church, holding to the Westminster Confession of Faith as our statement of faith.
We believe that all truth is God’s truth. Therefore, we seek to apply the whole counsel of God to every area of life. Whether it is the family, the government, education, or business, we want to see Christ glorified.
Come and join us as we worship the one true, triune God and enjoy Him forever!
Join Us This Sunday
If you’re looking for a Reformed church in the Bradenton area, you’re welcome to join us this Sunday! Our services are 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
Like many other Reformed Churches, we preach the whole counsel of God through the exposition of Holy Scripture verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter.
Christian, Protestant, Confessional, Presbyterian
We are a Christian, Protestant, confessional, church of the Orthodox Presbyterian denomination. Each of these descriptions shapes our particular doctrinal statements. We believe that doctrine is important both for the church and the individual.
As a Protestant Church, we believe that the scriptures alone are the rule of faith and practice. We further confess that Jesus Christ is the only head of his church. Further, we believe the Bible clearly teaches that man is justified by faith alone through grace alone in Jesus Christ alone. This is contrary to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.
As a member of the OPC denomination, we subscribe to the Orthodox Presbyterian’s Book of Church Order which includes the Form of Government, the Book of Discipline, and the Directory for the Public Worship of God.
What is a Reformed Church?
Reformed Churches share and follow the teachings of the early reformers, including John Calvin and Martin Luther.
The five main points that the Protestant Reformers disagreed with the Roman Catholic Church on are: Scripture is the only guide for Christian belief (sola scriptura), Christ is the only source of salvation (solus Christus), we are saved through faith alone (sola fide), God’s grace is the only reason we’re saved (sola gratia), and God receives all glory from our salvation (soli Deo gloria).
These Reformers argued that the Bible teaches these things very clearly. As a result, they sought to recover what they believed to be the true teachings of Christianity and to reform the Church accordingly.
Thus, Reformed churches share a common heritage with other Protestant churches, but we emphasize certain doctrines more than others. These “Reformed distinctive” include:
- The sovereignty of God
- The doctrines of grace (i.e. that we’re saved by God’s grace alone)
- The importance of the Church being faithfully governed according to biblical principles
- The centrality of preaching in worship
If you want to learn more about what it means to be a reformed church, we suggest reading the Westminster Confession of Faith or setting up a time to meet with one of our elders.