What Do We Believe?
We believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.
We believe that through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection He demonstrates how it is we are to live: Loving others, sharing in community, seeking justice, and honoring God, the Father. In this act of sacrificial love we recognize the gift of grace and forgiveness we have been given. We are given a secure hope in the grace of God in Jesus Christ, a hope that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, empowers us to lives lives of gratitude and thanksgiving.
We believe the words of the Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
What To Expect
When are services?
9:00AM- Traditional service. This is a service with organ, hymnal and choir (during the school year). There are times where we have special music either from guests or from some of our talented church members.
11:00AM- Contemporary service. This is a relatively informal worship service with modern music led by our praise band teams with lyrics projected on a screen.
What Should I Wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. We are just happy that you are joining us for worship! We want you to be able to focus on worship rather than what you are wearing. During the summertime, it is common for parishioners to wear shorts and t-shirts. Of course, you can wear your “Sunday Best” if you so choose to.
If you’re curious, our 9am traditional service tends to be more formal and our 11am Contemporary service more casual.
Where Are We Located?
We’re located at 1200 Middle Rd. in Bettendorf, IA. We’re on the Northeast corner of I-74 and Middle Rd. Here’s a map: link
Where Do My Children Go?
Children are always welcome to participate in the worship service. In fact, we always have a Children’s Message time in both our 9:00AM and 11:00AM services. We also have children’s activity bags available, which have different activities for your children (these are located next to the main sanctuary doors). We understand that little ones can get bored or antsy during services, so we do offer child care during both services if you would like to use it. The nursery is located downstairs- if you need help, just ask one of the ushers and someone will gladly show you the way!
We offer Sunday school for kids ages preK-12th grade during the 10am hour.
I Have Hearing Problems. Is There Hearing Assistance?
Yes! For those that need assistance due to impaired hearing, we have special hearing devices that you can pick up. Just let an usher know you would like one.
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
We’re more concerned about your heart than your checkbook. It’s totally up to you if you wish to give. At the 9am service we do “pass the plates”, and if you would rather not give simply pass the plate on. During the 11am service we do not collect a formal offering, but rather have a brass bucket in the sanctuary available to place your offering if you wish to do so.
Should you choose to become a member of BPC we would love for you to prayerfully consider giving to the church to further our ministry and mission.
What is a BPC Service Like?
Each week we’ll share in singing songs of praise, pray together, read scripture together and listen to a great sermon. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month.
We strive to have passionate engagement and provide a meaningful worship experience at BPC. We value…
Jesus: It is through Christ that we come to know God. We have our hope and our salvation in Him. Everything we do in worship and in mission is focused on honoring and serving our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Relevance: We actively seek to reach and meet needs across generations.
We’re located at 1200 Middle Rd., Bettendorf on the NE corner of I-74 and Middle Rd. Here’s a map: Link
You may reach out to us with questions at 563-355-6494
Some of Our Staff Members…
Pastor Troy attended the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary receiving his Masters of Divinity degree in 1988, and has served Bettendorf Presbyterian Church since November 2000. He and his wife Marie have two children: Jenn and Matthew, and two grandchildren. Troy is an avid Packers fan and enjoys spending time
Chris Werner has been the director of music ministries at BPC since the summer of 2005. He loves to worship Jesus and has a passion for leading people in worship, hoping to draw them deeper into a relationship with Christ. Chris also organizes the church’s small group ministries. Chris has
Jake loves to help kids of all ages personalize their faith through Bible studies, service projects and community building events. Jake’s enthusiasm and personality push children and youth to build relationships with each other and with Jesus. Jake grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from the University of Iowa