Building Up the Body of Christ

We equip people to serve the church and lead others spiritually, so that as each person does his or her part, the whole body grows and builds itself up in love (Ephesians 4:1-16). Equipping opportunities include events, classes, and programs, as well as long-term training. Read below to learn more about each of these and see upcoming opportunities.

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ … so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. -Ephesians 4:11-16


Events are limited to a day or weekend. They are focused on a specific topic or life stage. For example: a marriage retreat, a forum on the gospel and race, a theological seminar, a mini-conference on small groups.

Upcoming Events:

Apr. 28-29 – Men’s Retreat. A 24-hour getaway. Registration coming soon.


Programs run anywhere from 12 weeks to a year. They are focused on relational ministry and long-term development. For example: a mentorship program, an emerging leaders group, recovery sponsorship.

Upcoming Programs:

Starting Febr. 2023 – Emerging Leaders Group. Registration will open back up soon.

Starting Mar. 2023 – Providence Mentorship Program. Registration will open back up soon.

Every ThursdayProvidence Recovery. Weekly meetings and sponsorship opportunities available.


Classes range from 4-12 weeks. They are focused on theological development and the application of truth to specific areas of life. For example: Theological Foundations, Financial Peace University, Men’s and Women’s Bible studies, book groups.

Upcoming Classes:

Jan. 24 – Women’s 1 Cor. Study. Read more and sign up.

Jan. 25 – Men’s 1 Cor. Study. Read more and sign up.

Starting February – Women’s Spring Bible Study. Registration coming soon.


Training is geared toward qualification and preparation for specific roles in our church. For example: Deacons and Elders, Gospel Community Leaders, PK & Youth Teachers.

If you want to learn more about the qualifications or training for a specific role in our church, email Kendal Haug.

Internships & Residencies

Internships and residencies are 1-2 years. They are focused on exploring a call to vocational ministry, gaining practical experience, and/or preparation for a specific role. For example: pastoral intern, youth ministry resident, church-planting resident.

If you are interested in an internship or residency at Providence, email Kendal Haug.