Please join us indoors again beginning Sunday, September 27, 2020. We will hold three identical services at 9:45am, 11:15am, and 6pm. The 9:45am service will be livestreamed, and will be available on the Parkside website, Facebook, and Youtube channels for viewing live, and anytime after. Learn more about our reopening guidelines here >
Alistair Begg reminds us that during a time when diverse and polarizing opinions abound about meeting again as a church, we must remember that the gospel is what grounds us and unites us, and should be our continued focus. He encourages us to use this time to be gospel men and women who will not allow anything, even important things, cloud the mission of spreading the Good News where we are placed.
For local documentary filmmaker Brandon Kimber, growing up in a church environment didn’t mean that he was hearing the gospel. In the church of his childhood, he heard that everyone deserves health and wealth, or that man is on par with God, and these distorted views of Christianity left him confused and questioning. Was Christianity Jesus plus the American Dream? Or Jesus plus wealth? Or was it different than that?
After listening to a sermon in college, Brandon started to see the true gospel come into focus. As he began to understand the gospel in a way that people around him were not, Brandon felt he needed a tool that would not only help him, but also help others communicate this truth.
We invite you on to watch a thanksgiving video on the life and legacy of Derek Prime.
Derek Prime was a pastor at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh for many years, was a mentor and dear friend to Alistair Begg, and went home to be with Lord this past March. "He was constantly reminding us that, along with him, we were stewards of the gospel," said Alistair, in his written reflection on Derek for Banner of Truth magazine.
If you haven't had the opportunity to get to know Derek through his teaching or writing, we encourage you to watch this video of a man who faithfully taught the Scriptures and reminded each one to "love what is good," according to the encouragement found in Titus 1:8.
Basics Volunteers NeededThis year’s conference is scheduled for May 4-6 and as we prepare to welcome more than 1,200 men, we’d like to again ask for your help in serving our attendees. Currently, volunteers are needed to pray for the conference, host pastors, serve food, and help set up the building. If you would like to volunteer, please click here.
Please check here for a complete listing of cancellations or postponements due to the Coronavirus.
During this hectic holiday season, we would like to recommend three books to help you pause, reflect, and focus on the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Fast Facts About the Steeple:
Our steeple includes four sections: a base, a clock tower featuring three clocks, a cupola, and spire.
Total height: 54 feet
Total weight: 3,400 pounds
Parkside Church’s Pastoral Resident Class of 2019-2020
“They keep asking me about games to play,” said Hunter. “What else is there other than Dodge Ball?” Robby and Kolby laughed knowing that they all have to take a turn with one of the most challenging demographics in all of church life - Middle Schoolers.
For Parkside’s pastoral residents, Hunter Hanson, Robby Lacey, and Kolby Thomas, no detail is too small to consider when discerning the call to pastoral ministry.
All kidding aside, these three men have embarked on a year-long exploration to learn the day-to-day complexities of life as a pastor. Each resident will spend time shadowing members of Parkside’s pastoral team and will get hands-on experience such as teaching large groups, observing one-on-one counseling sessions, assisting with hospital and benevolence visits, and attending youth events and retreats. Throughout the year, they will get an up close and personal look at church life from the point of view of the pastor.
On October 6, please join us during our evening service for our annual meeting. Reports for the 2018 year are available in all the info racks as well as for download at parksidechurch.com/annualreport2018.