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stephen ministry
information meeting

 

Parkview's Stephen Ministry

Information Meeting - Lockport Campus
Sunday, June 14

Learn more about the Stephen Ministry at our information meeting on Sunday, June 14 after every service in the South Conference Room at the Lockport Campus. Questions? Contact Joyce Renik at 815-838-9080.
 


There are times when every one of us experiences difficulties - the loss of a loved one, discouragement, disability, loneliness, job loss, relationship problems, illness, spiritual crisis, and the list goes on.

God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone. That’s why God has brought us together as a congregation, and we have started Stephen Ministry.

Stephen Ministers are members of our church who have received 50 hours of caregiving training to minister to people experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge, or simply going through a rough time. 

A Stephen Minister will meet with you privately and confidentially on a regular basis to listen, encourage, support, and remind you of Christ’s presence in your life.
 


If you’d like to learn more about Stephen Ministry for yourself or a family member (or for a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or someone else you know - inside or outside our church), please contact Stephen Ministry at 708-478-7477, Ext. 611.


what we believe
membership class

What We Believe Class

Wednesday, May 20
6:30 to 8:30 pm | Lockport Campus

The What We Believe class is a great way for you to become familiar with the mission and core values of Parkview Christian Church, and we’d love the opportunity to meet you, too!

Led by Pastor Brian Hunt, some of the topics covered include the basics of the Christian faith, our church history and structure, and what we believe about things like communion and baptism. Since this is also our membership class, we’ll talk about that, as well.

Childcare is available upon request and a light meal will be provided.

 


Questions? Please contact Joyce Renik at 815-838-9080.


after we believe
lockport campus

After We Believe Class

Check back for the next Saturday date.
8:30 to 11:30 am | Lockport Campus

What is a relationship with God? We hear those words but what does it actually LOOK LIKE? More than that, what role do I play in a relationship with God?

This class is one of our core classes that will provide you with the tools you need to start and build on your relationship with God. Learn about who you are, how to pray, and how to get involved with the Bible when it seems so incredibly hard to understand! 

Childcare is NOT available for this class.

 


Questions? Contact Joyce Renik at 815-838-9080.


living our beliefs
lockport campus

Living Our Beliefs Class

Check back for the next Saturday date.
8:30 am to 12:30 pm | Lockport Campus

A light continental breakfast will be provided.

Did you know God wants to use your abilities, passions, and experiences to serve others, both at Parkview and beyond the church walls?

Join us for this core class experience where you will find out how God has designed you to play an active role in transforming the world. Led by Pastor Brian Hunt, this class will give you practical tools, tips, and some real-life opportunities to begin to change the world for Jesus!

No childcare is available.


Questions? Contact Joyce Renik at 815-838-9080.

 


parkview students
jr. high & high school
 

PARKVIEW STUDENTS!

First 3 Wednesdays of the Month
7:00 - 9:00 pm | Lockport Campus

Parkview Students is our community for teens in Jr. High and High School, featuring awesome worship, inspiring teaching, and time to hang out with friends! We meet the first three Wednesdays of the month during the school year.

Join us at PARKVIEW STUDENTS MID-WEEK and don't forget to invite all your friends!!



For info about PARKVIEW STUDENTS, contact Chase Ahlfeld at 815-838-9080, Ext. 105.


bbq night
wednesday, june 17
 

 

Students BBQ Night

Wednesday, June 17 (NEW DATE)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

COST: Free!

Join us for a night of food and fun as we hang out together and celebrate summer! This is the perfect time to bring your friends and introduce them to Parkview Students.


Questions? Contact Jennifer Babec at 815-838-9080.


move 2015
for high school

High School MOVE

Monday, June 22 to Saturday, June 27, 2015
Hope College in Holland, Michigan

A few spots have opened up so registration has been extended!

MOVE is a 5-day high school only event held all over the country, designed to amplify the call of Christ on students' lives to become Kingdom workers. Located on college campuses across the nation, MOVE provides a program for 25,000 high school students every summer.

Students are challenged through intense, interactive worship, dynamic preaching, small group study, and community building. Students not only learn and worship together but also spend quality time with their church youth group, discovering ways that God will use them to be a greater help to the world.

We will depart from the Orland Park Campus on Monday, June 22 at 10:30 am (check-in begins at the West Entrance at 9:45 am). We will return to the Orland Campus on Saturday, June 27 at Noon.

The cost is $370 for students (with $100.00 deposit). Final payment is due on Friday, June 5.

(PARENTS OF INCOMING FRESHMEN: For incoming freshmen, we are offering a special "Welcome to Parkview Students" discount of $100 off the cost of MOVE. Just enter the promo code Freshmen when making your final payment.)

Final payment is due by Friday, June 5.


MOVE 2015 MANDATORY FORMS
(Must be filled out and returned by Friday, June 5.)


OPTIONAL FORM


TRIP INFORMATION PACKET

 


Questions? Contact Chelsea Robbins at 708-478-7477, Ext. 266. 


west virginia
h.s. mission trip

MISSION: WEST VIRGINIA

Friday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Hurricane, West Virginia

COST: $450/student
(plus money for meals and incidental spending)

Mission: West Virginia is an opportunity for Parkview high school students to get out of their comfort zones and serve the people of Hurricane, WV. They will do small construction projects and improvements on their homes and community buildings. Unlike some Parkview Student trips, people who come to West Virginia will sleep on surfaces that aren't very comfortable and be housed in buildings that aren't pretty. If you or your teenager are interested in serving other people and aren't scared of "roughing it," this is trip for you!

All trip participants and their families are invited to the Orland Campus on Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 pm to eat dinner, meet other participants, and load the vans.

Our teens will spend three days working, one day having fun together, and will come back to the Orland Campus on July 14 to worship at HSM with Parkview's high school students. They'll be dismissed to go home around 9:00 pm.

A deposit of $200.00 is due by Wednesday, May 6, and payment in full is due by Monday, June 29.


VOLUNTEER LEADERS

If you are not a regular Parkvie volunteer and you would like to serve as a leader on this trip, please fill out the application and a Student Ministries representative will be in touch. 


MISSION: WEST VIRGINIA MANDATORY FORMS
(Must be filled out and returned by Monday, June 29.)

OPTIONAL FORM

TRIP INFORMATION PACKET

 


Questions? Contact Chelsea Robbins at 708-478-7477, Ext. 266. 


living our beliefs
lockport campus

Living Our Beliefs Class

Check back for the next Saturday date.
8:30 am to 12:30 pm | Lockport Campus

A light continental breakfast will be provided.

Did you know God wants to use your abilities, passions, and experiences to serve others, both at Parkview and beyond the church walls?

Join us for this core class experience where you will find out how God has designed you to play an active role in transforming the world. Led by Pastor Brian Hunt, this class will give you practical tools, tips, and some real-life opportunities to begin to change the world for Jesus!

No childcare is available.


Questions? Contact Joyce Renik at 815-838-9080.

 


sponsor a child

Child Sponsorships

Child Sponsorship

Since 2005, when Christian Missionary Fellowship International (CMFi) first partnered with Missions of Hope International (MOHi), the child sponsorship program in Africa has quickly increased to over 10,000 children living in extreme poverty, and has also expanded into a remote tribal area in northern Kenya called Turkana.

Through our Cannonball initiative and partnership with CMFi and MOHi, Parkview continues to make a difference in the lives of Kenyan children living in Joska, Turkana, and the Mathare Valley. Recently, a 95-member Parkview team brought business, special needs, construction, self-defense, medical, and leadership training to Kenya, and your generosity has helped to build schools in Joska and Turkana. Also, Parkview families are currently sponsoring 683 Kenyan children.

WHY SPONSOR A CHILD? While much has been done, there is so much more to do. Through sponsorship, you can have a direct, profound, and personal impact on the life of a child. Your donations will ensure that your child has nourishing food, clean water, medical care, excellent education, and the opportunity to hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

HERE’S WHAT IT TAKES TO CHANGE A LIFE:

$38/Month:   

Turkana or Mathare Valley (Elementary School)

$70/Month:    
Joska Girls Boarding School or Ndovoini Boys
Boarding School (Jr. High & High School)

Please come prepared to make a commitment to sponsor a child with a check, debit card, or credit card.
 


mission trips
2015 calendar

MISSION TRIP CALENDAR

Following is our current schedule of Parkview Mission Trips. 

For some trips, registration has closed but they are listed so that team members can continue to raise funds, and so the Parkview family can be in prayer for our teams as they serve people and bring the Good News to the ends of the earth.

Questions? Please contact Caitlin McNeil at 708-478-7477, Ext. 222.


 

Oblong Children's Christian Home
Trip 1: May 29-31,, 2015
(New Date)
Trip 2: October 2-4, 2015


Kenya: Pangani
June 11-23, 2015


Czech Republic

July 30-August 10, 2015


Kenya Special Needs
October 23-November 2, 2015


Kenya: Joska
November 27-December 6, 2015


celebrate recovery
fridays @ 7:00 pm
orland park campus
 

Celebrate Recovery

Fridays @ 7:00 pm @ the Orland Park Campus
Lower Level

The purpose of Parkview’s Celebrate Recovery is to become free from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups through an in-depth step study program and God’s healing power in our lives. This occurs through study, action and commitment to Jesus Christ as we understand the eight recovery principles (based on the Beatitudes in Matthew) and the 12 steps with their Biblical comparisons.  As we apply these principles to our lives, we begin to grow spiritually and become free from our addictive, compulsive and dysfunctional behaviors.

During Celebrate Recovery, we enjoy praise and worship, followed by a lesson or testimony from one of our members. The fellowship and trust that develops between attendees is a miracle of God’s Grace.

If you have questions about Celebrate Recovery, please contact us in confidence at CR@parkviewchurch.com or call 708-478-7477, Ext. 240.



Recovery Groups

  • Newcomers Group - for men first timers
  • Newcomers Group - for women first timers
  • Chemical Dependency - for men (AA, NA)
  • Chemical Dependency - women (AA, NA)
  • Codependency - for women (ALANON, ACOA, CODA)
  • Sexual purity issues - for men
  • Mixed Share Group - for men (Anger, gambling, food, etc.)
  • Mixed Share Group - for women (Anger, gambling, food, etc.)
     


Twelve Steps and their Biblical Comparisons

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behavior, that our lives had become unmanageable. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is; in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7:18
     
  2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. For it is God who is at work in you to will and to act according to His good purpose. Philippians 2:13
     
  3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God. Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1
     
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40
     
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs." Therefore, confess your sins to each other, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed. James 5:16a
     
  6. We are entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. James 4:10
     
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
     
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31
     
  9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24
     
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you do not fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12
     
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.  Colossians 3:16a
     
  12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you may also be tempted. Galatians 6:1
     

 

 


senior connections
for 60+ adults

Welcome to the Senior Connections Ministry

The Senior Connections Ministry at Parkview is the conduit for adults ages 60 and above to stay connected with others in a spirit-nurturing environment that fosters each member's God-given purpose.

Through active ministry in the church, bible studies, and service projects, Parkview's 60+ population engages in purposeful ministry and growth through a meaningful relationship with Jesus and with one another. If you are interested in being a part of this fun-loving group and want to share your love for the Lord, we would like to have you join us!!

 


Upcoming Events: 

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY

Thursdays at 9:00 AM at Smith Crossing (on 183rd St., east of Parkview).

LUNCH & LEARN 2015

We meet on the 2nd Friday of the month for lunch and a program ($10/person). We will provide information as it becomes available, and we encourage you to bring a friend to our gatherings. We have some exciting things happening with the Parkview Seniors!
 
Friday, May 8 at 10:45 am | Cotton Patch Gospel/CPC Food Project
 
In May, we will enjoy a full-length, two act, one-man-show musical experience! With music and lyrics by Harry Chapin, Phillip Kaufmann has been doing this entertaining performance based on the book of Matthew for 20 years. 100% of the proceeds from his shows support local food programs. (We will take a love offering to help support the CPC Food Project.) The cost is $10/person for lunch, payable at the door. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 5 at 708-478-7477, Ext. 272.
 
June date TBA | Annual Ice Cream Social – details to be announced


 


For more information about the Senior Connection events, please contact Mary O'Loughlin at 708-687-5111.

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