We realize and understand that life here on earth is oftentimes hard and difficult because of sin and suffering. From the complex nature of addictions to the depths of depression, we know life apart from Christ and His Word can be difficult to navigate and understand. As fellow strugglers and pilgrims, we desire to come alongside you in the midst of your troubles and share the good news of Christ with you. We want to listen, love and share our lives with you in a way that brings hope to despair and light to darkness.
For those going through the daily struggles of sin and suffering, we offer individual counseling with a Parkside-trained counselor. We also offer periodic equipping seminars, along with marriage workshops and topic-specific conferences.
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Equipping you for Pre-Marital and Marriage Ministry
Do you ever feel ill-equipped or ill-prepared for the work of pre-marital or marriage counseling? On April 6th, there will be a 1/2 day workshop that will help orient you to the broad and basic principles of biblical marriage counseling, and help equip you with some practical resources for counseling. There will be times of teaching, small group discussion, and question and answer. The event will be held in the Venue at Parkside Church from 9am-2pm.
This workshop is for anyone- pastors, elders, pre-marital couples, marriage mentors, lay counselors -- who work alongside couples in the church.
Each couple (or individual if you attend alone) will receive a copy of Jonathan Holmes' new book, Counsel for Couples: A Biblical and Practical Guide for Marriage Counseling. The cost is $20 per individual or $40 per couple with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. Scholarships are available upon request. Email email@example.com for information.
Join us for two Saturday workshops, How People Change on March 16th and Helping Others Change on April 27th from 9am-3:15pm in The Venue. In the first workshop, we will learn about growing in Christ through the ups and downs of life and in the second workship we will explore walking with others through the ups and downs of life. In-depth biblical discipleship is about relationships, with God and with others.
Please note that in order to participate in the Helping Others Change workshop, participants should have already completed the How People Change workshop.
The cost will be $20 for either workshop or $35 if you register for both workshops. The registration cost includes breakfast, snacks and lunch for both workshops, along with printed materials. Both workshops utilize the information found in the books How People Change and Instrustments in the Redeemer's Hands which can be purchased at Books by the Park.Register
A new six-week session of our Marriage Matters small group will begin on Tuesday February 5th. Facilitators will lead couples through the book "What Did you Expect?" by Paul Tripp. Each session will be held in Room A205 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cost is $45 per couple or $30 per individual. Register online at www.parksidechurch.com/marriagematters by February 4th.Register