At Bedford Presbyterian Church, we believe that...

God is personal and loving

  • We seek to know and love God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • We make time for reflection and go to God in prayer
  • We seek to learn and understand more about God's instruction and discern God's guidance through worship, Bible study and Christian education
  • We support and encourage each other, no matter where we are on our faith journey

Jesus is Savior and Lord

  • We find our hope and salvation through Jesus Christ
  • We acknowledge that we are saved by God's grace, not by our works. Our works are a response to God's grace, not a means by which to earn it
  • We embrace the life and teachings of Jesus and strive to live by His example

Worship is the center of our life together

  • We seek to experience God's presence and Word in worship
  • We practice intergenerational worship to include and inspire all ages
  • We are refreshed by worship, which prepares our hearts and minds for the week to come

The church is the Body of Christ on earth

  • We are called to be a faithful, loving community
  • We actively encourage and invite others to find a faith home at BPC
  • We gratefully respond to the distinctive gifts of time, talent and treasure that God has given each one of us by offering a portion of these gifts in service as Christian disciples
  • We recognize the worth of every individual, affirming that everyone has something to offer and we try to help all find ways to share
  • We are proud of our Presbyterian heritage and support the work of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

We love our neighbors as ourselves

  • We follow Jesus by practicing compassion, generosity and forgiveness
  • We endeavor to do God's work in the world
  • We reach out in love to one another and the broader community, making a difference in people's lives by sharing, caring and being active in the mission field
 

BPC is now a Matthew 25 church

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies (2016 and 2018) exhorted the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor. Bedford Presbyterian Church voted to adopt this initiative in March 2020. In the coming weeks, months, and years we'll be on a journey of service and ministry as we recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious. And we rejoice how our re-energized faith can unite all Presbyterians for a common and holy purpose: our common identity to do mission.

Read more about Matthew 25 initiative here.