Global Events

Traveling with Intention
  Mon., Feb. 4, 7-8:30 PM
   Park Near North

Join us for a discussion with Erin Arnheim, a former partner who is mission-minded as she travels overseas regularly for work.

Questions? Contact Corey Bright at coreyrbright@gmail.com.

The Underground Church in North Korea
  Wed., Feb. 27, 7-8:30 PM
   Park Near North Room 205/6

North Korea is regularly recognized as one of the most repressive authoritarian regimes in the world, which bears the dubious distinction of being the worst state-sponsor of Christian persecution for the past 17 years. Many thousands of Christians and their families are imprisoned for their faith. And yet, God is at work there! Join us on Wednesday, February 27th at Near North for a conversation with Tim Peters, the founder and director of Helping Hands Korea, as he shares about his work with the "underground railroad" aiding North Korean refugees in flight, as well as assisting the underground believers who are called to remain inside the DPRK. You will be encouraged and challenged as you hear about ways that Helping Hands Korea is providing direct aid to those in crisis and helping them find safety and as you hear of ways that you can be involved in what God is doing there.

Perspectives
  Thursdays starting, Jan. 24, 6:30-9 PM
   Park Near North Room 205/206

Vision to live a life of purpose is a primary concern for many people. Discovering that vision makes the Perspectives course valuable, and perhaps crucial, for any Christian.

Join thousands of believers this spring on an epic journey into God's story. Perspectives is a 15 week class that brings fresh knowledge and understanding of God's unchanging purposes and why they are relevant to your life. The first class is free! Check out perspectives.org for more information.

The cost for the course is $230. To get $20 off your registration, register by Jan. 4. Register here. For questions, please email Lindsey Rice at lindseynrice@gmail.com.

Phase 1
  Early February through Mid-April
   Various Locations

Come join a team of like-minded believers who make it their goal to become disciple makers. For 10 weeks, the group commits to a weekly "3-2-1" lifestyle: 3 hours abiding in Jesus, 2 hours together intentionally with those who don't know God, and 1 hour in prayer as a team. To supplement the training, we'll read Spiritual Multiplication in the Real World and go through the accompanying study guide. Participants will grow in having spiritual conversations and sharing the gospel cross-culturally. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate as well! Apply here!



Interested in becoming a disciple-maker?

Come join a Phase 1 Group!

What is Phase 1?
A team of like-minded believers who make it their goal to become disciple makers. For 10 weeks, the group commits to a weekly "3-2-1" lifestyle: 3 hours abiding in Jesus, 2 hours together intentionally with those who don't know God, and 1 hour in prayer as a team. To supplement the training, we'll read Spiritual Multiplication in the Real World and go through the accompanying study guide. Participants will grow in having spiritual conversations and sharing the gospel cross-culturally. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate as well!

Who Should Be In Phase 1?
Though a part of the process for the Park 100, this team is not just for people who want to move overseas. It is for anyone that wants to learn how to multiply their life and share the gospel!

Our next Phase 1 groups will begin early February 2019. Apply here.



Interested in taking your profession overseas?

God has given each of us unique talents and gifts, and at Park Community Church we want to see his followers using their skills to make disciples of all nations. It is for this reason that we are seeking to equip and mobilize individuals to take their current profession overseas to help spread the gospel to the unreached people of the world that may be unwilling to open their doors to missionaries. Below are a few resources for you to explore what taking your profession overseas might look like.

Resources
  • We believe that missions work is best when it is not done in isolation. For this reason, we are partnering with Scatter Global as we seek to mobilize professionals to move overseas.

  • For helpful information and insider tips from those who have already taken their professions overseas, check out Go. Serve. Love.

  • Are you interested, but feel like your current job is preventing you from pursuing this next step? Check out former Park Partner, Reed Rawhouser’s, blog on how he found remote work that could be done anywhere in the world.

Perspectives
Perspectives is another great resource and class hosted here at Park! Click here for more info.

Istanbul City Guide
For many years, Park has had a heart to see more churches planted in Turkey, and especially in the city of Istanbul. Several Park professional writers recently collaborated to produce a guide for business professionals to learn more about how they can use their skills to make a gospel impact there.

This guide gives an overview of what a move to Istanbul would entail. It’s broken into eight sections, designed to give you a feel for life, work, and ministry in Istanbul. We encourage you to read it and then pray, asking God if he may be leading you overseas. We also urge you to talk with your pastor and close friends and family about this possibility as well.


Want to talk with one of our Global Mobilizers about any questions or to get coaching on your next step?