Life Groups at Parkside Church

VISION: Life Groups are small groups of friends “DOING LIFE TOGETHER” and encouraging each other to grow in understanding and living out God’s Word.

Participating in A life Group

GATHER
We make a priority of meeting together regularly

PARTICIPATE
Each person is important to the group, and has something to contribute by taking part

PRAY
A great privilege and opportunity as a group, a tangible way to include God in group experiences

STUDY
Time in God’s Word, to discover His love and purposes

SHARE
Listen to, and talk with each other about what God is doing in and through our lives

CARE
As love and encouragement are expressed, the compassion of Christ is experienced

SERVE
A great way to follow Jesus is to spend time serving as a group or individual

Message from Pastor Michele

I have missed seeing you all very much! I pray that you are staying healthy during this COVID-19 season. Please know that if you have a prayer request, would like to chat and process, or need something else, you are welcome to reach out to me on my cell phone at (619) 885-0531.

In light of this COVID season, we have had to adjust the way we do ministry.

Sunday Mornings: We are back on Sunday mornings in our English & Spanish adult Worship services. We are providing children with a “Busy Bags” with fun activities & snack to keep them engaged to God’s Word at their level.

FX (Family eXperience) Wednesday Nights: We open our mid-week Children’s Ministry program effective Wednesday July 1st! It will be our first step to opening Children’s Ministry on campus. All Wednesday night ministry will enter through the Welcome Center! We are so excited!

Children’s Ministry on COVID-19 Mode:

  • Mask are optional but will be available.
  • Kids will use hand sanitizer upon entering classroom & exiting classrooms.
  • Teachers will wear smocks/aprons for extra coverage.
  • If you child has any symptoms of illness, please stay home!
  • Wednesday Night program will be in 4&5’s classroom so that the children have direct bathroom accessibility to use the restroom & wash hands.
  • Parents need to drop children off at the door but please do NOT enter the classroom.
  • Reminder please bring diaper bags with supplies needed to care for your children.
  • Our Friday night R2R is opening this Friday, July 3rd, but are not opening up R2R kids at this time. Praying it will be soon!

Please continue to be in prayer for our Children’s Ministry as the leaders continue to pray, plan, organize, and serve in new ways to reach your kiddos in this new “normal” time as we enter into Phase 1 for Children’s ministry.

We will keep you posted as we venture to open R2R Kids on Friday nights & Sunday kids worship service, Littles, and Life groups. Continue to be in prayer for the next Parkside Kids Children’s Director as we continue to seek what God has in store for Parkside Kids.

I miss seeing all of your smiling faces & getting hugs. Hopefully I will see you on Sunday.

Experiencing God
During January through March the Experiencing God class will explore Parkside’s theme for 2020: Servanthood. Using Charles Swindoll’s book “Improving Your Serve” as a reference, we will see what Scripture says about being a servant in our personal, professional and spiritual lives. Roll up your sleeves, lace up your work boots and prepare to be humbled and challenged.

Lamplighters
Welcome to the Lamplighters Life Group. We are serving saints of God who tend to range from ages 40-90. For the weeks of December 2, 2019 through April 12, 2020 t we are studying the Bible as it relates to “The practical Life of Faith. Our emphasis is an investigation into the book of Hebrews, Chapters 11-13 using a study Guide by Charles Swindoll. Our approach is a group guided discussion, taught by Pastor Dan Elliott, with Belva Durell helping in his absence. You are invited to become a regular part of our caring community in room 226 after the Sunday Morning English Service.

Seekers
Welcome to the Seekers, a group of Christ followers 40 years plus, seeking to become all that God intends for us to be. Ken Johnson is our teacher. Ken is leading us through a study exploring the book of Proverbs: “Why and How Choices Effect our Lives..” Tom Huff is our leader. We have a hospitality table with coffee and snacks and all are invited to be a part of our group in room 230 on Sundays after the English morning service.

Relevant (Young Adults–College and young career ages),
Tim Hanson is our teacher with Jennifer Lee assisting. We meeting room 312 on Sundays after the English service. In January, 2020, we will be discussing the “Miracles of Jesus.” We also meet on Thursdays at 7 pm for fun and fellowship. For information contact Jen Lee at (530) 368-4815.