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tornado relief
washington, illinois

Illinois Tornado Relief

On Sunday, November 17, 2013 a tornado ripped through Washington, IL and other surrounding communities causing devastating damage.

By God's grace, Bethany Community Church has been working since that time to provide relief to the community by sending in hundreds of volunteer work teams/clean-up crews and arranging housing for the displaced.

Parkview is seeking to put together volunteer teams for the following day trips:

  • Saturday, August 9

Volunteers must be 14+ years old (14-17 year olds will need a parental waiver), must have an up-to-date tetanus shot, and will need to complete a background check.

Teams will carpool from Parkview's Orland Park Campus at 5:30 AM each day. Please bring $15.00 for gas and extra money for one meal on the way home (lunch will be provided).

For those who wish to make a monetary donation, mail your check to:

  • Washington Community Bank
    Attention: Washington Tornado Relief Fund
    1895 Washington Road
    Washington, IL 61571

Please make checks payable to Washington Community Bank. 


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


mission class

Short-Term Mission Trips 101

Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm
Lockport Campus | 1463 S. Farrell Road, Lockport

The Short-Term Mission Trips 101 class will introduce you to Parkview mission trips - local, domestic, and international. 

During the class, we will walk through the basic guidelines, philosophies, and biblical principles of all Parkview mission trips.

You will learn why Parkview does missions, the different types of sponsored trips, and also specific details about what it takes to be a participant or leader of a Parkview mission trip.

This is a mandatory class for everyone who plans to participate in any Parkview-sponsored mission trip.

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

jr. high & high school

Student Ministries...ELEVATE!

ELEVATE is on break for the summer.
Check back in the fall!

ELEVATE is Parkview’s community for teens in Jr. High and High School, featuring awesome worship, inspiring teaching, and time to hang out with friends!

Join us at ELEVATE and don't forget to invite all your friends!!

For information about ELEVATE, please contact Chase Ahlfeld at 815-838-9080, Ext. 105.

jr. high stand
august 5 & 6, 2014


Tuesday, August 5 & Wednesday, August 6
6:30 to 9:30 pm at Parkview's Orland Campus

STAND is an awesome 2-evening event for Jr. High students combining amazing worship, meaningful teaching focused on this year's theme "#BeAwesome," significant outreach, life-long friendships, and CRAZY, CRAZY FUN!!

The cost is $15 for both nights in advance or $10 for walk-ins each night.

T-shirts are also available for $10 each with your registration, or at STAND while supplies last!

Questions? Contact Crystal Boehm at 708-478-7477, Ext. 211.

mission: possible
vacation bible school

Kidz Vacation Bible School

For Kindergarten thru 5th Grade!

Sunday, July 27 to Wednesday, July 30
6:00 to 8:45 pm | Lockport Campus

This summer at MISSION: POSSIBLE we will learn to become special agents. We will be going on a mission to uncover clues that will lead us to the One True God!

Doors open at 5:30 pm. All kids must be checked in by an adult, and children will be welcomed into the Worship Center at 5:45 pm.

THE COST IS $10 (includes t-shirt, snacks, games, and more)!

Wednesday, July 30
VBS from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

All are welcome at 7:30 pm - family, grandparents, friends, and more!

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Babec (VBS Coordinator).


vbs volunteers!
volunteer for vbs!

Welcome VBS Volunteers!

Thank you for volunteering for Vacation Bible School!

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Babec (VBS Coordinator).


tim hawkins
september 28, 2014


Tim HawkinsSunday, September 28
7:00 pm at the Orland Park Campus
(Doors open at 6:15 pm)

General Admission:
in advance ($20 for 10+) | $25 at the door

Premium Admission:
in advance ($30 for 10+) | $35 at the door

Want clean comedy with an edge? Returning to Parkview for one show only, Tim Hawkins brings the funny! Hawkins has become one of the most in-demand comics in the country. His arsenal is unique: high energy stand-up, physical comedy, slick guitar skills, and a thousand faces and voices. It all combines to create an insane comedy experience.

And yes, the guy can really sing! 

Questions? Contact Karyn Purvis at 708-478-7477, Ext. 212.

financial peace
lockport campus

Financial Peace University
Lockport Campus

Tuesdays, September 16 thru November 11
7:00 to 8:30 pm in the South Conference Room

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a 9-week life-changing program that teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before. The goal of Financial Peace University is not just information, but also transformation. Nearly 800,000 families have completed FPU with amazing results.

The cost for the 9-week program is $120 for individuals or married couples.
(Childcare is not available for this class.)


If you would like more information before you sign up, join us for the FPU PREVIEW NIGHT on Tuesday, September 9 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm to review the materials and get your questions answered.

More About Financial Peace University

Powerful. Enlightening. Fun.

Class members meet with their class each week to watch a video lesson from world-renowned financial expert Dave Ramsey, and then participate in discussion groups. Dave's style is simple and easy to understand. He will change the way you think about money. You'll actually have fun as you learn!

The registration fee includes the course materials and a lifetime FPU membership, which allows you to attend a FPU class anytime, anywhere, at no extra charge.

Questions? Please contact John DeMarco at 708-655-1913.

what we believe
membership class

What We Believe Class

Wednesday, August 13
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.

living our beliefs
lockport campus

Living Our Beliefs Class

Next Class TBA.

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!


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


after we believe
lockport campus

After We Believe Class

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.

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
2014 calendar


Following is our current schedule of Parkview Mission Trips. 

For some trips, registration has closed but they are listed so that 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.


Czech Republic
for incoming sophomores thru college-age

TRIP DATES: July 31-August 11, 2014


Visit CZECH REPUBLIC 2014 for details!

Dominican Republic
Geared toward Veritas (Parkview's 20s & 30s)

TRIP DATES: August 11-19, 2014


Visit DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2014 for details!

Joska 2014 High School Camp

TRIP DATES: November 28 - December 8, 2014

Visit JOSKA 2014 for details!


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



Triple A
for 60+ adults

Welcome to the Triple A Ministry
(Active Adults in Action)

The Triple A Ministry (Active Adults in Action) 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-plus 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:

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Friday, June 13 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm  | Orland Park Campus Cafe

Nothing's better than ice cream sundaes, banana splits, and good friends!

The cost is FREE so feel free to bring your friends! Please call to RSVP at 708-478-7477, Ext. 272 so we know how many bananas to buy!

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

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