Bethpage Presbyterian Church

Traditional worship, real, relevant, contemporary, service-oriented, spirit Kannapolis, NC
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
Bethpage Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

BPC has a long-established presence in the Kannapolis community, but we don't spend our time looking back. Instead, we seek to know God's will for our church's life in today's world; ways to do God's work among those who need us. We are a praying congregation, looking for ways to reach out to our community, both nearby and in a wider sense. We encourage our members to find God's call to service in their own world, through worship at church and home, missions at work, play and family, through learning and study; growing and being transformed by God's Spirit. We believe in the fellowship of all believers, in finding strength for our daily lives through contact and interaction in a fellowship of faith.

Over the 125 years since our church was founded, hundreds of members of our community have found a stronger relationship with God through involvement in the ministries of Bethpage Presbyterian Church. Perhaps we can be a part of your spiritual journey. We are large enough to offer specialized programs for every age and yet small enough to offer a spirit of love and fellowship that will become your "second family." Members of our congregation come from many places with many different vocational backgrounds, but we all come with the same need: to honor, worship, and follow the Lord calling in our lives.

We maintain a Sunday School program for all ages, as we take seriously our Presbyterian tradition of learning and study.

BPC is in partnership with a growing Latino ministry in Cristo Salvador. That congregation uses our facilities for their ministry, and often joins together with the BPC congregation to celebrate and worship God. We always enjoy these services, and the chance to experience Christian fellowship with a Spanish flavor.

Bethpage also partners with a local elementary school, Fred L. Wilson. Throughout the year we collect school supplies, teacher supplies, school uniforms for students in need, and at Christmas we wrap and give special Christmas gifts to many of the students who otherwise might have a very poor Christmas indeed. Recently, we built and installed cubbies in several of the younger students' classrooms, to allow them a personal space to store their belongings.

Our congregation supports our college students with "Care Packages" during exam times, and sends cards of encouragement to them as they navigate the sometimes tricky world of higher education. We want them to always feel the love and support of their church family at their backs, cheering them on.

When we have members in the armed services, we prepare and send "Care Packages" to them, as well. Far from home and family, we know that the most frightening thing they might face is the feeling of being alone.

We invite you to join us! You may e-mail the church directly at [email protected] with any questions or for more information. Also, see our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/BethpageChurch

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Down to Earth, Friendly, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational, Casual, Creative, Spirit-filled

Programs
Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Seniors Ministry

Music
Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, A capella, Gospel Choir

Denomination
Presbyterian (PCUSA)

Networks

Size
Small

Language
English, Spanish

Founded
1794

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
6020 Mooresville Rd
Kannapolis, NC 28081-6419

Phone
704-933-2209

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Morning worship services follow what would be considered a traditional Presbyterian format. Every month which has 5 Sundays, however, on the 5th Sunday we hold morning worship in our Fellowship Hall, following a more "contemporary" format, using multimedia and having a more informal feel to the service. Our music varies, and we sing hymns from many musical traditions, including early American, international influence, Celtic influence, gospel, traditional historic composers, and straight out of the Presbyterian Hymnal. We have a children's sermon every morning, after which the younger members are invited to go to a children's church, led by volunteers from our congregation. The service follows the structure of traditional worship, with praise, prayer, singing, sermon, giving opportunities, and sending into the world. In recent weeks, we began a study of Scripture using The Story, a chronological translation/paraphrase of The Bible. Pastor Ellen preaches sermons from this work, and every member of the congregation has a copy of The Story, which we read and study together on Wednesday nights from 6:20-7:15, Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and worship at 9:55 AM.

What is the community like?
Our congregation is composed of all ages, different vocations and levels of faith. We are united in a common desire to answer God’s call, growing in our discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ through prayer, study and a willingness to follow the Spirit’s call to serve the world around us. There are many different gifts offered by the members of this congregation. We identify and strengthen these gifts as an offering, to be used for God’s purpose and glory. What are some of the ways we serve those around us with Christ’s love? Well of course through worship, Bible study, and fellowship, yet we also have an active life of mission which includes food-packing projects and mobile food pantry sponsorship , establishment of a community garden project, strong support of CVAN and CCM and partnerships with a local elementary school and Christ Savior, a new Latino worshiping community. Christ Savior uses our facilities for worship, study and service. Occasionally we are honored to worship together with them, particularly the community Thanksgiving Service and World Day Of Prayer. In partnering with Fred. L. Wilson Elementary School, the congregation has the opportunity to serve the families and children of our community. We collect school supplies, teacher supplies, and uniforms. We recently implemented a "Suds Of Love" ministry, to help families wash clothing for their children at a local laundromat. It is in these moments of service and cooperation that we truly have the chance to experience the Church Universal.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Bethpage Presbyterian Church welcomes all who seek to know Jesus Christ as Lord. If your spiritual journey is not yet begun but you are interested in knowing more about Jesus Christ, then we offer a place you can feel safe and loved while you explore Christ’s message of grace and salvation. We are a church family! We understand the challenges of searching, surrendering and serving God in Jesus Christ. Perhaps you need us. We know we need you! Your search reminds us that the Holy Spirit is still calling those who will believe…. reminding us of the precious gift of eternal life, steadfast presence (Emmanual-God with us!) and transformation promised us by God through his Son. We invite you to come and worship with us! You may find what you are looking for as a part of this praying, caring, loving, very human family of God- the congregation of Bethpage Presbyterian Church.

Leadership View all

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Reverend Ellen Campbell Gardner

Pastor Ellen has been a part of the work and worship of BPC since 2012. She is a dynamic preacher and a tireless worker for God.

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