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Flat Branch Covenant Presbyterian Church
Posted: 03/17/2022
Bunnlevel, North Carolina

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Flat Branch Covenant Presbyterian Church

130 Darroch Road

Bunnlevel, North Carolina 28323

Who We Are


We were organized October 3, 1873. We are a church made up of loving members who bear one another’s burdens, bear the fruits of the Gospel and bear witness to the world of our faith in Jesus Christ. We voted unanimously to leave the PC(USA) on Sunday, October 4, 2015. We became a member of ECO, a Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians in 2016. We are a rural, agricultural community located in Harnett County, NC, near Fort Bragg, the largest United States Military Installation in the world. Our community and church are made up of farmers, businessmen and women and active and retired military. Many of our covenant partners are employed locally and in neighboring towns. Schools for all ages are located a short distance from our church. We are located 20 miles from Fayetteville, NC and about 40 miles from Raleigh, NC. While we are an older, smaller congregation, we remain eager to worship God and care for others.


Church History


The story of Flat Branch began in the early 1870’s when a Sunday School was conducted in a log schoolhouse where the present church stands today. On Friday, October 3, 1873, a church was organized and called Flat Branch, after the branch that flowed at the foot of the hill. Twenty-three members were received. The current sanctuary was completed in 1965 followed by the educational building and fellowship hall, built in stages and completed in 1984. In recent years, we have added a large picnic shelter to enhance our fellowship space. We are currently planning a handicap accessible restroom addition on the sanctuary level. Many have served. Many have been faithful to the work and ministry of Flat Branch Church. Our 148th anniversary occurred in October 2021.


Church Demographics


We have approximately 116 covenant partners and friends.


0-10 9

11-18 10

19-35 9

36-50 18

51-70 26

71 + 44

Average worship attendance: 50


Annual Budget $140,000


Session: 12 members on a 3-year rotation


Part-time Staff includes a Music Director, Secretary, Bookkeeper, Housekeeper, and Groundskeeper.




We have Sunday school at 10 a.m. for youth and adults, followed by worship at 11a.m. on Sundays.


Our youth meet on Sunday evenings and our JOY Club Children’s program is on Wednesday evening.

Fellowship and Outreach

Fellowship to Go – quarterly night out

Annual Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Annual Chili Cook Off and Souper Bowl Sunday

Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday Services

Easter Egg Hunt and Resurrection Lesson

Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast

Family Fun Day and Fall Festival

Joy Club – Weekly Children’s program

Sunday School for all ages – kids, teens, and adults

Blessing of the backpacks

Monthly ladies’ lunch and circle meetings

C.A.R.E. (Christians Actively Reaching Everyone)

Christmas Musical and Children’s Christmas Program

Adult Choir


Programs We Support


Operation Christmas Child

Buddy Backpacks

Harnett Food Pantry – donations and volunteers

Girl Scouts – provide facility


Part Time Pastor


Our prayers and our humble desires are that the Lord will lead us to find a part-time bi-vocational Pastor who loves the Lord, has a heart for spiritual growth and who will lead the church.


Pastor/Shepherd Qualities


Be devoted to the service of Christ and His church

Preach and teach Biblically based messages

Administer the sacraments to all of God’s people

Assist the Elders in ministering to the sick and shut-ins

Effective communicator

Prepare weekly worship experiences

Pastor and shepherd, the flock at Flat Branch

Inspire and support Bible studies

Prepare the church to become a Flourishing Church

Moderate session meetings in a way that values the wisdom and faith of others

Working with our youth and children, providing confirmation classes, if required

Officiate weddings and funerals

Someone who will challenge and encourage the leadership to lead, teach and be examples

Adult discipleship and youth background

Provide pastoral care for the congregation who seek comfort and guidance through the church

Serve as head of staff

Assist boards and committees in their ministry

Train newly elected officers and assist in preparing persons for membership


Our Vision


Foster strong Christian discipleship by providing spiritual worship, Biblical teaching and opportunities for service to the community and world.


Our Mission


Changing Lives for Christ by: Inviting, Winning, Growing, Equipping, Sending


Flat Branch Pastoral Search Committee Responsibilities Matters such as salary and benefits for the Part Time Pastor will be negotiated within the parameters that ECO provides for the position.


We pledge support from our session.


Alvin McArtan– Committee Chairman

Carolyn Frasier– Contact Person


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