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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, April 26

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.


jen hatmaker
thursday, may 15

Girls Night Out

Thursday, May 15, 2014
7:00 to 8:30 PM | Orland Park Campus
(Doors open at 6:00 PM)

COST: $15.00  | SEND AN E-VITE

Do you ever wonder how to live out your faith? Do you wish someone would tell you how to live a life that would make a difference? Want your daily living to impact the lives of others?
If so, then join us for an evening of giveaways, sweet and savory treats, worship, and a powerful message on how to Walk the Talk: Practical Habits of an Authentic Faith with author and speaker Jen Hatmaker!
Jen and her husband, Brandon, live in Austin, TX where they lead Austin New Church and raise their brood. She is the author of nine books and Bible studies, including Interrupted and 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. You will be able to watch Jen, Brandon, and their five children on their new HGTV show “Family Under Construction” airing in July. 
Invite a friend…everything is more fun with a girlfriend! 

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

lego movie
friday, may 16

LEGO Family Movie Experience

Friday, May 16
Check-in at 6:30 PM
Movie starts at 7:00 PM

COST: $10.00 / family

Join us for this fun movie night with interactive activities for the whole family! Please bring a blanket or lawn chair - we will be sitting on the floor in the Worship Center. Snacks will be served and fun will be had by all!

Questions?  Contact Beth Bellone at 815-838-9080.

elevate banquet
wednesday, april 23

Elevate Banquet

Wednesday, April 23
7:00 to 9:00 PM

All ELEVATE Jr. High and High School students and their families are invited to join us for a fun celebration at our Elevate Banquet. Help us honor our students and recognize our leaders. We look forward to seeing you there!

The cost is $5.00/person (children 8 and under are free!)

Questions? Contact Joyce at 815-838-9080.


jr. high & high school

Student Ministries...ELEVATE!

First three Wednesdays during the school year
7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Lockport Campus

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!!

2014 Elevate Curriculum
May 2014 Let It Go STUDY GUIDE

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

move 2014
for high school

High School MOVE 2014

Monday, June 23 to Saturday, June 28
Hope College in Holland, Michigan

Cost: $360 / student
(plus extra money for three meals and souvenir money, if desired)

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 at Move 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 23 at 11:30 AM. (Check-in begins at 11:00 AM at the West Entrance.) We will return to the Orland Campus on Saturday, June 28 at Noon.

A $50 deposit is due by Wednesday, April 30 with the balance due by Monday, June 2.


If you are not a regular RELEVANT or ELEVATE 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 2.)




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

h.s. mission trip


Sunday, June 8 - Friday, June 13, 2014
With TEAMeffort in Copperhill, Tennessee

COST: $489/student
(plus money for seven meals and incidental spending)

Parkview High School students will experience an unforgettable week of hands-on mission projects, exciting music and programs, and group-building high adventure activities. The Copperhill camp is located in Tennessee, just miles from Georgia and North Carolina, allowing for service projects in all three states. Parkview students will have the opportunity to reach out and minister in these areas where closed businesses and industries have left people with little means to provide for their families. Mission trip work focuses on home repair and renovation; however, it is the relationships formed with those served that will be remembered forever.

We will be staying at Whitewater Camp, a place with a beautiful mountain setting with bunk houses, chapel, sports fields, dining hall, and high adventure facilities. The cost of this trip also includes a whitewater rafting trip down the Ocoee River!
We will depart from the Orland Park Campus at 6:00 AM on Sunday, June 8, with check-in beginning at 5:30 AM at the West entrance. We will return to Parkview around 8:00 PM on Friday, June 13.

A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due by Monday, May 5, with payment in full due by Tuesday, May 27.


If you are not a regular Student Ministries 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, May 27.)

Download the MISSION: COPPERHILL Info Packet

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


jr. high mission trip

Jr. High Engage

Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25, 2014
St. Louis, Missouri

Cost: $400 / student
Payment in full is due by Monday, July 7.

The goal of ENGAGE:SERVICE is to teach students how to put Kingdom work into action. Students use their hands, minds, and hearts to encourage others through service. Young people who participate come away from the service experiences equipped to be Kingdom workers in their own communities. The work they do this week will leave them equipped to serve their schools, neighbors, and families.

We'll depart from Parkview's Orland Park Campus on Monday, July 21 at 10:00 AM (check-in begins at 9:00 AM), and we'll return to Parkview at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 25.

Students will need extra money for souvenirs and food on the trip there and back. We will potentially stop three times for food.

A $100 non-refundable deposit must be paid by Friday, May 30, 2014.


The leader cost for this mission trip is $150. If you would like to join us, please fill out the Leader Application and someone from Student Ministries will be in touch.

(Must be filled out and returned by Monday, July 7.)




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

kidz camp
2nd to 5th graders

KIDZ CAMP 2014 at Camp Manitoqua

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 10 through Saturday, June 14

WHO: Kids currently in 2nd through 5th grade

COST: $290 (includes t-shirt)

WHERE: Camp Manitoqua: 8122 W Sauk Trail, Frankfort IL

This June, Parkview’s Kidz Connection is partnering with Camp Manitoqua, a Christian summer camp located in Frankfort, Illinois, to offer a 5-day experience exclusively for Parkview children!

Our own small group leaders will be teaming up with the Camp Manitoqua staff to make this a high-energy, life-impacting encounter for our kids where they will grow in their faith and in their relationships with other Parkview friends.


You will be registering on the Camp Manitoqua website using the "Register" link below.

When you register, please select YES when you are prompted for a Group Registration ID and then put in the following code:

  • GIRLS ID:  Park1421F
  • BOYS ID:   Park1421M

For registration questions, call Camp Manitoqua at 815-469-2319 (M-F: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM).

Parkview Contact:  Gabby Dabaco at 708-478-7477, Ext. 239.

A Typical Day at Camp


Gives campers opportunities to enjoy activities such as hikes, polar plunges, devotions by the campfire, or some extra sleep.


Campers engage in a high energy celebration of God through songs, skits, dramas, dynamic messages and small group discussions, and they explore interests in one of the following: art, drama, outdoor camping, or sports.



During lunch and cabin time, campers have the opportunity to finish activities or begin new ones such as Frisbee golf, and to build community with team challenges at the Adventure Zone, tree climbing, paintballing, and dirtboarding.  20 minutes are also set aside every day for devotions, prayer, reading, or journaling.


Campers choose from activities such as basketball, card games, hanging out, swimming at the Aquatic Center, or visiting the Activity Center, Pickle Shack, or Camp Store.



Cabins build community through arts and crafts, team building exercises, games, or trying other team challenges such as rafting or the giant slip-n-slide.


Chapel is followed by evening celebrations that include campus-wide games, campfires, pool parties, skits, limbo, karaoke, dancing, hanging out, and, of course, sweet and salty snacks!


Devotions before lights out gives the cabin time to debrief their day and continue discussions about the chapel messages.



nacc in indy
july 8-11, 2014

North American Christian Convention
July 8-11, 2014 | Indianapolis

Each year, the North American Christian Convention provides fellowship, encouragement, support, and new ideas to thousands of Christians from around the country. With workshops, worship, exhibits, and fellowship, our focus is building up churches and their members.

This year, our own Pastor Tim Harlow is the president of NACC 2014 in Indianapolis, and we would love to have you join us!

Discounted rates are available for Parkview families by filling out the registration form below. (For discount registration, please email, mail or fax the form to the NACC on or before June 15, 2014.)

Parkview also has a block of rooms reserved at the WESTIN INDIANAPOLIS at a discounted rate of $127.00/night and $20.00 for parking when you use the link below to make your reservations.

Please check the NACC website for information about the convention schedule and programming.


In Acts 1:8, Jesus said, " will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." That mission can seem very overwhelming, like something someone else should do. But Jesus gives us a strategy - start close and move out from there.

It’s time to reclaim this strategy. Not to slow down on world evangelism, but to “ReMISSION” the local effort. Like never before in our country’s history, the mission field is right in front of us. There are more than 100 million unchurched Americans living all around us. The U.S. is one of the largest mission fields in the world. And we don’t have to get in a car to go find them.

That's what ReMISSION is all about. It's time for a renewed sense of purpose and urgency, compelled by Christ's love, to bring God's message of hope to the people in our own backyards...or to die trying.

what we believe
membership class

What We Believe Class

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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.

20s & 30s

veritas: truth in the underground

For 20s & 30s who want more...
more community, more purpose, more impact

Veritas (which means "truth") is a monthly opportunity to connect with each other, look at serious issues that impact our world, and figure out how we can make a difference.

Swine Roast!
Saturday, May 31 after the 5:00 PM service


Questions? Contact Jordan Carroll at 708-478-7477, Ext. 284.


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.


Oblong Children's Christian Home

TRIP DATES: May 16-18, 2014

Visit OBLONG 2014 for details.

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

TRIP DATES: August 11-19, 2014

Visit DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 2014 for details!

Kenya 2014

  • KENYA Special Needs Team
    TRIP DATES: May 1-12, 2014


    Visit KENYA SPECIAL NEEDS TEAM 2014 for details!

  • KENYA Turkana Teacher Training/Vacation Bible School
    TRIP DATES: June 12-23, 2014


    Visit TURKANA, KENYA 2014 for details!

  • KENYA Construction/Vacation Bible School
    TRIP DATES: June 26 - July 7, 2014


    Visit KENYA CONSTRUCTION 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:

LUNCH & LEARN: Friday, May 9 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Orland Park Campus

Come on out and be ready to laugh and sing along with Larry Levin. Lunch by Polonia will be grilled Polish sausage and Italian beef. The cost is $10/person payable at the door. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 6 at 708-478-7477, Ext. 272.

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.