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Volunteers for Basics 2020

For the past 20 years, Parkside Church has hosted the Basics Conference, a three-day gathering for men who serve as pastors and Christian workers. A mix of Bible teaching, breakout sessions, and meals, our conference aims to encourage and equip pastors to do the basics of Christian ministry well. One of the key components of Basics has been the rich hospitality offered by the people of Parkside who volunteer to serve our guests in many different ways.

This year’s conference is scheduled for May 4-6, 2020, and as we prepare to welcome more than 1,200 guests, we’d like to ask for your help in serving our attendees. Currently, we need volunteers to help with pray for the conference, host pastors, serve food, and help setting up the building. If you can help, or want to learn more, please contact the team leaders below for more information.

Prayer Team: Help pray for the many different aspects and needs of the conference. Volunteers will receive a prayer guide once a week via e-mail. Contact Gail Davis at

Host Families: If you live near Parkside and would be willing to serve as a host home for visiting pastors, please contact Denise Donndelinger at

Food Service Volunteers: Servers help set and clear tables, serve food at the buffet stations, and fill drinks. Older students (Grades 7-12 and College-age) are encouraged to volunteer. Serving opportunities are available in the late afternoons and evenings to accommodate school schedules. If you'd like to join this team, please fill out the registration form at

Set-up Volunteers: We need people who can help move tables, chairs, and more. We will meet after the 11:15am service on May 3. We'll provide lunch; you provide the muscle! Contact Jeff Mackey at to sign up.