ABOUT US

 
 

Park Community Church Bridgeport is located in Chicago’s Bridgeport Neighborhood. We are a multi-ethnic church seeking to know Jesus and make Him known throughout the city.
 


VISITOR FAQ
 

Each message series is carefully designed with people just like you in mind: real people looking for real answers to issues they face everyday. At Park, we’re teaching God’s timeless truths from the Bible and showing how the good news of Jesus Christ can transform lives and helps us to live with joy and hope!

We believe it’s what’s inside a person that matters, not the outside. At Park, we feel people should be able to come as they are, and not feel judged. If you dress up or dress down, either way, you’ll find yourself fitting right in with people who genuinely care about you.

Free parking is available in our parking lot and on the street. Click here for directions via public transportation.

Yes! Loop Kids is our ministry for children from birth to 5th grade. Loop Kids teaches the Bible in a fun and engaging way and meets during our 10:30 AM worship gathering.

 
 
klam@parkcommunitychurch.org

klam@parkcommunitychurch.org


KENSEN LAM
Pastor

"I love Jesus. I love my family. I love Chicago. I love Taco Bell."

 
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NEXT STEPS

Wherever you are in your journey, we want to encourage and equip you to take a next step in following Jesus.

 
 
Small Groups

SMALL GROUPS
At Park our mission is to know God and make Him known! Our small groups are groups of 8 to 10 people who come together to study God’s word and to obey what he commands.  Small groups are often the source of strong friendships and a place where life transformation can take place, as we help each other grow in Christlikeness through grace and truth.

+ Join a Small Group

Every week small groups meet in homes across our neighborhood, including groups for men, women, and intergenerational (open to all seasons of life). To take the first step in joining a small group, email Kensen Lam at klam@parkcommunitychurch.org or fill out this link.

Starting Point Group

Join us for Starting Point, the first step to getting connected in a small group at Park. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll meet others looking to get connected at Park, discuss biblical community, and learn about our mission and vision for small groups! There will be opportunities to join an ongoing small group at the conclusion of Starting Point Group. Childcare will be provided. For upcoming dates and times, please email Kensen Lam at klam@parkcommunitychurch.org.
 

 
Baptism

BAPTISM
Baptism is our outward expression of our inward faith. It is a way of publicly declaring that you are a follower of Christ. If you’ve never been baptized as a believer, come learn more about what Jesus says on this topic. For upcoming dates and times, please email Sarah Hunt at shunt@parkcommunitychurch.org.

 
Serve

SERVE
In the Bible, the church is described as a body that is made up of many members.  What that means is that as a Christ-Follower, we have a contribution to give to help others grow in Christ. Join one of our growing teams that help create an environment where people can connect with others, hear the Word of God, and worship Jesus. Begin by filling out this form today, and our team will be in touch soon!

 
Give

GIVE
Giving is an act of worship. It recognizes God as the owner and source of all we have. It is our cheerful response to God in praise of His radical generosity towards us.
 

 
Partnership

PARTNERSHIP
“I thank God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus .” – Philippians 1:3-6

Our vision is simple: We exist to be a biblical community where the gospel of Jesus Christ transform lives, renews the city, and impacts the world. We can only accomplish this with through Christ-Followers coming together and linking arms around the gospel. Partnership at Park is more than just attending meetings and gatherings. Partnership (what some churches call Membership) is for those who desire to commit to a spiritual family and the vision here at Park.

We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this work of God, and we are confident that He will complete the work He has begun in, among, and through each of us.

If you are ready to call Park Community Church your church home, we would love to invite you to attend an upcoming Partnership Class to learn more about our mission, vision, and how you can join our church family and partner with us in the Gospel. For upcoming dates and times, please email Sarah Hunt at shunt@parkcommunitychurch.org.
 


 
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MINISTRIES

We believe life transformation happens best in a community of people who love and serve one another. Below are some ways to get connected with ministries at Park.

 
 
Children

+ Loop Kids Vision & Values
We want to see kids love God and worship Jesus through FAITH:

Fun fellowship
At their level
Intentional relationships
Trusting environment
Home partnership

+ Learn More

Visit the Loop Kids website for information about our curriculum, upcoming events, volunteering opportunities and more.

+ Child Dedication

If you’ve been at Park on any given weekend, you’ll hear us share that our mission is to Know God and Make Him Known. We believe that life is a gift that comes from the awesome and mighty God we serve. And so child dedication is about as parents, knowing God and making Him known to our children, and as a church family, partnering with parents and supporting families. The next Child Dedication Orientation will happen in Fall 2017. Check back at the end of summer for details. Questions? Email Christine Boye at cboye@parkcommunitychurch.org.

Child dedication FAQ

 

 

 
 
cboye@parkcommunitychurch.org

cboye@parkcommunitychurch.org


CHRISTINE BOYE
Children's Coordinator

Deacons

DEACONS
Deacons provide confidential prayer, compassionate care, and resourceful connection for the emotional, spiritual, and financial needs of those at Park. No need is too small or too big. Email deacons@parkcommunitychurch.org or call 312-361-0533 anytime. You can also meet with a deacon after any Sunday gathering.

 

Community Engagement

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
At Park we are a church that is IN the neighborhood and FOR the neighborhood. Jesus calls his church to “go” and be salt and light wherever he has placed us to share and live out the good news of Jesus. Some of the ways we do this is by participating in neighborhood events through serving and by being an active presence through our local school by being an encouragement to our students and teachers. Email Noah Chung at nchung@parkcommunitychurch.org for more details or to help out.

nchung@parkcommunitychurch.org

nchung@parkcommunitychurch.org


NOAH CHUNG
Pastoral Resident
 

Prayer

PRAYER
Jesus says, “that my house shall be called a house of prayer.”  One of the most distinctive characteristics of a church that puts God first is a church that prays regularly. At Park we practice this in numerous ways. We host weekly prayer times on Sunday’s before our gathering, we do prayer walks throughout our neighborhood, and we pray monthly with other churches for the renewal of our city.  Email Noah Chung at nchung@parkcommunitychurch.org for more details or to help out.
 

nchung@parkcommunitychurch.org

nchung@parkcommunitychurch.org


NOAH CHUNG
Pastoral Resident
 

 
 

 
 
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EVENTS

To see any of our upcoming events,
click on the ministry name below.

 
 

+ FEATURED EVENT


SERVING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
  Sat., Sept. 30, 9 AM
  Palmisano Park
Invest in our neighborhood by joining our local park district's clean up and planting day. It's an easy way to meet neighbors and be salt and light in our community. For more info, contact Noah Chung at nchung1989@gmail.com.

 


SERVING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
  Sat., Sept. 30, 9 AM
  Palmisano Park
Invest in our neighborhood by joining our local park district's clean up and planting day. It's an easy way to meet neighbors and be salt and light in our community. For more info, contact Noah Chung at nchung1989@gmail.com.

ISRAEL TRIP, APRIL 2018 - INFO SESSION
  Sundays, Sept. 10 & 24, After AM Gatherings and at 5 PM
  Park Near North
Get a glimpse of the history of your faith as we travel and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Hear more at an info session at Park Near North. Questions? Email Donna Crum at dcrum@parkcommunitychurch.org.

MARRIAGE CONFERENCE
"A Lifelong Love: The Glory of God on Display"
  Fri., Oct. 6, 7-9 PM & Sat., Oct. 7, 9 AM-12 PM
  Park Near North Auditorium
It is so easy to diminish our need to understand what biblical love really is, and it's equally a challenge to become a people who excel at it. Don't miss this high-impact weekend with bestselling author and international speaker, Gary Thomas, as we learn how to grow our marriages in intimacy, friendship, and purpose.  Whether your marriage needs a complete makeover, a touch-up, or just a new purpose, A Lifelong Love promises to set your relationship on an entirely new dimension.

Register here before Oct. 1 and receive discounted pricing at $50 per couple! Registration after Oct. 1 will be $60 per couple. Childcare will be provided for a modest cost; please reserve your childcare by Oct. 1. For any questions, contact Kim Kirkau at kkrikau@parkcomunitychurch.org.


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PRAYER AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL
  Fri., Sept. 29, 7:30 PM
  Cold Stone Creamery, 1316 S Halsted St.
Join Circulation, the medical fellowship, as we set out on a prayer walk around medical facilities in Chicago. We will have an ice cream social after the prayer walk. All are welcome! For questions, email Sincer Jacob at sincerjacob@gmail.com.

PLUG INTO RENEW COMMUNITY
With the kick-off of fall, there are many great opportunities to serve in the community - from tutoring, coaching, mentoring, and more! Check out renewchicago.city to learn more about our partner organizations and ways to plug-in.