3:12 is a group of young professionals, formerly known as Singles@Park, living to know God and make Him known.
+ Who We Are
In the summer of 2018, a few partners got together and recognized an opportunity for twenty and thirty-somethings to connect and grow in their love for God, and to encourage each other in pursuing a life rooted in Christ.
+ How We Do It
- Worshipping and getting to know God
We gather to learn about and discuss topics relevant to our community and engage the issues the church is facing. We think it's also incredibly important to worship the One who has created and loved us, and pursue a saving relationship with him communally.
It's easy to silo yourself with like-minded individuals in the industry you work in. What's amazing about God's church—let alone 3:12—is the diversity in the backgrounds and professions of its people. Paul talks about this body of believers in 1 Corinthians 12. You never know what growth in knowledge, skills, and opportunities you'll acquire with other Christians by connecting in community.
- Having Fun
We love to have fun as a group! Some events we've done in the past are our Fall Festival, Friendsgiving, trivia and game nights, ski trips, and our annual Christmas Party. The sky's the limit! If you have a suggestion about what you'd like to see us do as a group, please feel free to drop us a line in the form below!
+ Get Involved
The best ways to stay in touch with what's happening with 3:12 are our newsletter and Facebook group.
Don't believe in God? Given up on church? Just curious? Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to ask the tough questions about life and God, in a safe setting. Alpha has ten sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. Each week is centered around dinner, a short talk, and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts and ask questions. No question is too basic or too big. Try ALPHA without committing to the course by signing up for the next Launch Party, if it looks interesting to you, keep coming.
Throughout life we all face challenging circumstances, relational pain, transitional seasons and financial burdens. How we respond during these times is important to God. If you are struggling, the Care Ministry at Park has people you can turn to during your time of need through different groups, helpful resources, deacons and counselor referrals.
Deacons provide confidential prayer, compassionate care, one-on-one support, and resourceful connections for the emotional, spiritual, and financial needs of those at Park. No need is too small or too big. Email email@example.com or call 312-361-0533 anytime. You can also meet with a deacon after one of Park’s gatherings.
For confidential prayer, click here
+ Counseling Referrals
Do you feel the need to seek counseling for an issue you are dealing with? Each counselor or therapist we recommend has been carefully screened by Park Community Church for his or her professional expertise, quality of care and genuine Christian values. Please email Heather Goodall, Care Ministries Director for a list of referrals.
+ Ongoing Care Groups
A 12-step recovery program that helps people overcome our hurts, habits, and hang-ups, including addictions, behaviors, and codependency.
Tuesday’s | 6:00-8:30 pm
No registration needed
*Meets at Park Forest Glen Location
A support group for men seeking freedom from sexual addiction or pornography use.
Friday’s | 6:30 - 7:30 am
Tuesday’s | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Near North Location | Prayer Room
No registration needed
Survivors of Sexual Assault
A group for women seeking hope and healing if sexual assault is part of your story
Third Tuesday of every month | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Near North Location | Room 205 | Cost $20
Please contact Heather Goodalll, firstname.lastname@example.org for location information.
Click here to register.
+ Upcoming Care Groups
For more information about upcoming Care Groups, click here!
Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids
Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.
If you have children, we would love to have them join us for our separate DivorceCare for Kids programming. DivorceCare for Kids is designed to help minimize the short- and long-term effects of divorce on your children’s schoolwork, emotional health and spiritual life.
Thursdays, March 7 - May 30 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | Near North Location Room 203
Cost: Adult $20 | Child (attending Divorce Care for Kids) $20
Click here to register.
Care Ministries Director
Care Ministry Assistant
Welcome to Loop Kids, Park’s ministry to children from birth through 5th grade. At Loop Kids, we have one mission: to see every child come to know God and make Him known.
During the summer months (June 23rd - September 8th), Elementary Loop Kids (1st-5th Grades) will meet only during the 9am service. There will still be Loop Kids provided in the 11am service for kids in Kindergarten and younger. Elementary kids - please join us in the 9am service each week this summer!
Is this your first time visiting? Check out our FAQ:
When your child comes to Loop Kids, it is our hope that they have fun, are engaged with age-appropriate and Christ-centered curriculum and worship, and leave feeling known and loved. And as a parent, you can rest easy knowing that your child is safe because we take safety seriously at Loop Kids. Every volunteer that interacts with your child has been interviewed and screened, including personal reference checks, a criminal background check and safety training. We are excited to serve your family and hope that you will join us at our Saturday or Sunday morning services. Visit our website for information about our ministry.
+ Child Dedication
Parenthood is a unique calling from God, and parents have more influence over a child’s spiritual development than anyone else. We believe that your commitment to helping your child follow Jesus is something to celebrate and announce to your church family.
Our mission is to know God and make Him known, and we believe that life is a gift that comes from the awesome God we serve. Child dedication is about you as a parent knowing God and making Him know to your children. It is also an opportunity for our church family to declare our partnership with you and support for your family in your journey to raise a child who loves and follows Jesus one day.
+ Volunteer with Loop Kids
We are always looking for awesome people to add to our volunteer teams! Click here to learn more.
+ Join a Moms Group
Interested in joining a moms group? Email email@example.com for more details.
Children’s Ministries Director
Preschool Children's Coordinator
Children's Ministry Assistant
At Park, we are committed to impacting the World through the transforming power of the Gospel. Park offers several ways to be involved cross-culturally including helping refugees locally, building friendships with international students, going on Cross-Cultural Ministry Trips, taking the Perspectives class, regularly praying for unreached people groups and the nations, supporting Global Partners, and more.
Do you have a heart for the Nations? Do you want to be part of making the Gospel known throughout the world? Do you desire to see the Global church grow? We want to be a part of your journey toward taking the next step in being global-minded followers of Jesus.
Click the button below to email Dave for more information on how to be involved globally.
Marriage Ministry at Park focuses on three things:
• Helping couples who are seriously dating and considering engagement.
• Helping couples who are engaged and preparing for marriage.
• Helping couples who are married to be strengthened in their relationships.
+ Should We Tie the Knot?
Should We Tie the Knot? is our one-day pre-engagement seminar for seriously dating couples considering marriage. You will learn biblical principles that you can apply to serious Christian dating and address critical questions that couples must work through before deciding to get engaged. This seminar includes discussion time with your significant other and gender-specific Q&A sessions to help you discern the answer to the question “Is this the one?”
+ Marriage Prep
Wedding ceremonies are wonderful celebrations and it is important to plan for them. But it is far more important to prepare for a lifetime of marriage. The seven-week Marriage Prep course is designed to help couples get off to a great start in marriage with a Christ-centered foundation.
The course meets Sunday afternoons from 3-4:30 PM
at Park Near North Room 205/206.
Cost is $90.
+ Fall Marriage Conference
The Fall Marriage Conference is held each year for married, engaged, and seriously dating couples. It typically falls in late September/early October each year. We invite an outside speaker and host the event here at our Near North location. The conference is open to the general public. It is a two-day (Friday night, Saturday morning) event, and childcare is provided in hopes that many couples have the option to attend.
+ Winter Marriage Retreat
The Winter Marriage Retreat, held in March at an off-site resort in Lake Geneva, is for married couples in the Park community. It is a great time of focused marriage enrichment away from distraction and serves as a time for couples to connect with other couples in our community.
Marriage & Family Ministry Pastor
Marriage Ministry Assistant
Men need a clear vision of manhood to live with purpose. Yet the majority of men are drifting through life. Being part of this group changes that. Get connected with a group of men to walk with you along the journey. You'll learn the definition of manhood and discover your passion and purpose. You'll put a plan into action and become the man you were designed to be. You won't be the same. Meets on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. beginning on April 10th, 2019. $40 covers workbook, coffee, and breakfast for 7 weeks.
Marriage & Family Ministry Pastor
Park Student Ministry exists to help students develop an authentic relationship with Jesus and pursue the mission for which they were created. We meet weekly and throughout the year host retreats, local and international mission trips, and fun events, including lock-ins, movie nights, and more.
Student Ministries Director
Women@Park exists to equip women to pursue God and to grow in their faith in Jesus. We gather to build relationships and gracefully live in authentic community with one another. We are committed to creating a safe place to learn and grow. To bravely share our stories and share in each other’s struggles, hopes, desires, disappointments, failures, and victories. Together, we encourage one another to become more like Christ, draw our strength and identity from Him, and share the love of Jesus in all of our areas of influence.
Women's Ministry Director