To proclaim God's Word in our contemporary world
To grow with commitment, faith, and understanding
To welcome all to our community and fellowship
To extend comfort and grace to those in need
To work actively for justice and peace in the world
To actively nurture our relationship with all of creation
To be generous, responsible stewards of God's gifts
- Adopted by the Session 2014
As people of the Living God, and disciples of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, we strive
- To magnify the glory of God and proclaim the gospel through worship that challenges the mind, nourishes the spirit, honors our Reformed tradition, inspires through liturgy, music and arts, and speaks to the contemporary needs of individuals, families, our community and the world.
- To grow in grace, forgiveness, reconciliation, and mutual support, including and involving children, youth, and people of differing ages and points of view, valuing and affirming members and welcoming and involving newcomers. It is important to us as a congregation to affirm all persons as having been created in the image of God. We, therefore, welcome and invite all who would join us in seeking to live as the Body of Christ in the world including those of diverse race, ethnic background, nationality, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation and those who are physically or mentally challenged.
- To nurture the whole person - mind, heart, and soul - providing continuing opportunities for the development of faith, character, and intellect of all our members throughout their lives, and encouraging that continual growth in our Reformed heritage which keeps us open to the new world God is always creating.
- To be a church in the world, believing that wholeness comes from reaching beyond ourselves and serving the common good, by boldly addressing human need through social action, working to make God's mercy, justice, peace, and love a living reality in our own lives, in this university community, and in the world.
- To give gratefully and generously of ourselves, our abilities, and our financial resources in offering our best to God, so that we might love God with our whole being and love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
- Adopted by the Session 2000
What We Believe
The words of a brief Statement of Faith affirm the following:
- In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one Triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve. With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.
We at BPC seek to ive out these words with our worship, our care and nurture of one another, our ongoing educational efforts for all ages, and our outreach and service in the world.