Religion, Spiritual Development

Bedford Presbyterian Church

A Biblically Guided Christian Community

Bedford, VA   |  http://www.bedfordpresbyva.org
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Mission

Bedford Presbyterian seeks to be a Biblically guided Christian community loving God, loving others, serving the world & growing Disciples.

Founding Year info

N/A

Pastor

Rev. John T. Salley

Main address

105 W Main St

Bedford, VA 24523 USA

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EIN

54-0797356

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Protestant (X21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We strive to recognize and nurture Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. BPC has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We invite you to join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sunday Worship

Worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10:00am

Population(s) Served
Christians

Where we work

Charting impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

We strive to recognize and nurture Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. BPC has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We invite you to join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

Worship -- through weekly services Education - through Sunday school, "Something More", Middle School after school programs and others Fellowship - regular chances to get together and nurture each other and the community through community wide events such as Abendmusik Charity - tithing our income to other worthy charities locally and abroad

Our 175 year presence in this community speaks to our organizations continuing capability to help our community. From a low of 39 members after the Civil War to a peak of over 400 in the 1980's our membership has had its ups and downs. But our resolve is steadfast, and with God's help we will continue to thrive in the community for many years to come.

Hard metrics are always key to a business -- dollars in, members, programs, etc. And we measure them all of course to ensure that we are stewards of the resources we are given. But salvation comes one soul at a time. God will be the ultimate measure of our progress and he will keep us at our mission at his sole discretion.

Since 1947, the start of our current church register, we have served over 1650 members, with a current active membership of 122. In addition, our support of the community is well recognized as seen by donations and bequests from non-members. 2019 was a celebration year for us recognizing 175 years in the community. We had over a dozen individual events with most focused on the community. This included "the Bedford Awakening: a Community Renewal Event" which we led and was supported by 18 other local churches. This event has seeded other ecumenical follow-ons, such as walking prayers around Bedford, and a follow-on the the Awakening scheduled for this April. Our pastor has focused his sermons this year on "All the stories of the Bible" an adult look at stories we all learned in Sunday school starting with Creation.

Financials

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Keywords

Loving God, Loving Others, Serving the World, Growing Disciples