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 live 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 life everlasting. Amen.
What To Expect
When are services?
9am and 10:45am. The 9am service is traditional in style and the 10:45am is a modern service with a praise band.
What are the COVID precautions?
While masks are no longer required, per CDC guidelines, we are still doing our best to clean and sanitize with EPA-approved cleaners.
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 people to wear shorts and t-shirts. Of course, you can wear your “Sunday Best” if you so choose to.
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?
We believe that children learn to worship by attending worship, and so at BPC kids are always welcome to join you in the worship services! We have children’s activity bags available with crayons, coloring sheets, picture books, and other activities if you wish to pick one up by the front door.
Of course, we understand that every family’s needs are different, so if you would prefer we have a staffed nursery for children ages 5 and under available during both services.
During the school year we offer Sunday school for kids ages preK-5th grade during the 10am hour (between services).
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 or staff 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. We don’t hold a formal “pass the plates” offering, but rather have boxes available near the sanctuary doors for you 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. For more info, check out our “Give” section.
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 on the first Sunday of each month.
We strive to have passionate engagement and provide a meaningful worship experience at BPC.
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 honor tradition by using hymns, organ and other traditional methods of worship at the 9am services and we embrace modern worship, style and music at the 10:45am service.
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
Meet our staff here: https://www.bettpres.org/about-us/staff/