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Parkview Events!

easter fun!
family event march 22

Easter Family Evening

Sunday, March 22
5:00 - 7:00 pm | Lockport Campus

Join us for a night of food, family, and Easter fun!

The cost is $10 per family and a light dinner will be served.


Questions? Contact Jennifer at 815-838-9080.

parkview students
jr. high & high school


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.

jr. high believe
march 27 & 28

Jr. High Believe

Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28, 2015
Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, IL

Jr. High Believe is a high-energy weekend, packed with powerful worship, intense drama, teaching from God’s Word, and interactive experiences to get to know other students. This year’s Believe tour will explore the life of David. As David shows us, being AFTER God is a lifestyle – it takes commitment every moment of every day. David was prepared for the bigger tasks in God’s Kingdom because he had faithfully been after God in the small tasks of his every-day life. And we are no different.

The cost is $125 for students ($150 after Monday, February 23) and $75 for leaders. (Students will need extra money for one fast food meal on the way home, as well as money for snacks and merchandise at Believe, if desired.)  The deadline to register is Friday, March 6.

We'll leave from Parkview's Orland Campus on Friday, March 27 at 1:00 pm, and return to Parkview on Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 pm.


All forms must be completed and returned by Wednesday, March 11.



TRIP INFORMATION (for every family)

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

move 2015
for high school

High School MOVE

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

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 due by Tuesday, April 21). Final payment is due on Tuesday, June 2. Leader cost is $160.00.

Final payment is due by Monday, June 2.


If you are not a regular Parkview Students 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. 

(Must be filled out and returned by Tuesday, June 2.)




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

west virginia
h.s. mission trip


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.


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. 

(Must be filled out and returned by Monday, June 29.)




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

tackling despair
thursday, april 16

Girls Night Out

Thursday, April 16 | Orland Campus
7:00 to 8:30 pm
(Doors open at 6:00 pm)

$15.00 in advance | $20.00 at the door | Come early for dessert!

Do you feel like life is one hard hit after another?  Do you wish you could hear from a woman who has tackled despair?

Then join us for an evening of giveaways, sweet treats, live music, and a powerful message from Jill Kelly, author, speaker, and wife of Jim Kelly, retired Buffalo Bills Quarterback and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Her story of hope and healing in the face of tragedy will inspire you to tackle your own losses with faith and courage.

Don't forget to invite a friend…everything is more fun with a girlfriend!

Questions? Please contact Jordan Ilg at 708-478-7477, Ext. 284.

women's study

by Christine Caine

Christine Caine is no superhero.  She is just like you and she is changing the world.  

Using her own dramatic life story, Christine shows how God rescued her from a life in which she was unnamed, unwanted and unqualified.  She overcame abuse, abandonment, fears and other challenges to go on a mission of adventure fueled by faith.

This compelling Bible study offers life transforming insights about how to not only overcome the challenges and often painful circumstances we all experience, but to actually grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered to help others.

The cost for the women’s study is $10.00 ($5.00 if you already have the Undaunted workbook by Christine Caine)

Wednesday mornings through March 18
9:30 to 11:00 am | Orland Park Campus

Thursday evenings through March 19
7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Park Campus
(Childcare is now full.)

Questions? Please contact Leslie Piscia at 708-478-7477, Ext. 269.

And don’t forget to bring a friend because everything is more fun with a girlfriend!!

what we believe
membership class

What We Believe Class

Monday, April 13
6:30 to 8:30 pm | Lockport Campus

(Note: The Wednesday, March 18 class has been cancelled.)

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.


  • Wednesday, May 20 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm


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

after we believe
lockport campus

After We Believe Class

Saturday, April 25
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

Saturday, May 2
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.



Turkana or Mathare Valley (Elementary School)

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


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.

Dominican Republic

April 14-21, 2015

Indonesia Medical Trip
April 18-30, 2015

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

Kenya: Turkana
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 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: 


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


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, March 13 at 10:45 am | Ides of March with Pastor Lonnie!
At this Lunch & Learn, we will welcome our beloved Pastor Lonnie to join us. He will speak to us and encourage us in a way that only he can do. We are sure to come away uplifted and feeling the LOVE! We will also welcome Irish singer Brian Leo, and will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish fare. The cost is $10/person for lunch, payable at the door. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 10 at 708-478-7477, Ext. 272 and don’t forget to wear GREEN!
Tuesday, April 7 at 9:30 am | SPECIAL TUESDAY EVENT
We are organizing a day trip for a guided tour of the private residences at the Sanfillippo Estate in Barrington Hills, IL. We will board a luxury motor coach in the morning and stop at a restaurant for a pre-arranged lunch. The tour starts at 1:30 pm and lasts for 3 hours. Final details, including cost, TBA.
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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