ABOUT US

 

Park Community Church South Loop is located in Chicago’s South Loop Neighborhood. Join us each Sunday and in small groups throughout the week as we seek to know God and make Him known.
 


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 that speak to where you’re living today in your friends, family, career, and relationship with Jesus. If it’s real life and important for today, you can be sure at Park we’re talking about it.

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.

There is free parking in the lot next to our building. 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 each worship gathering. Junior High Park Students (6th to 8th grade) meet in the Youth Room on the first and third Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 PM.


SERMONS

 
 
rchenery@parkcommunitychurch.org

rchenery@parkcommunitychurch.org


RAEF CHENERY
Pastor

"Whether you’re in Chicago for a season or for life, we’d love to be a place you can call home!"

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NEXT STEPS

Wherever you are in your journey of faith with Christ, we want to encourage and equip you to take your next step.

 
 
Small Groups

SMALL GROUPS
At Park our mission is to know God and make Him known! Our small groups are designed to equip people to know God by studying the bible, praying together and building community.  Our small groups are filled with folks in all different places in their walk with God. Small Groups are a place where questions are welcome and meaningful conversation on the real issues of life are worked through in a safe place with good friends.  

+ Join a Small Group
Every week small groups meet in homes across the South Loop and surrounding neighborhoods.  To take the first step in joining a small group, email rchenery@parkcommunitychurch.org.

+ Lead a Small Group
A small group leader disciples and shepherds people in their group to know God and to make Him known. We seek leaders who are mature in their faith, demonstrate integrity compassion and show faithfulness, availability, and teachability. If you are interested in leading a small group your first step is to attend small group leader training. More information coming soon.

Below is a map of all current small groups available in South Loop. To get plugged in, send an email to Raef Chenery at rchenery@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. Register here for our next baptism class.
 

Serve

SERVE
As followers of Christ we are called to serve, and when we serve – we grow! We want to invited you to use your gifts and 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. There are many roles open to serve at Park, and we would love to help you use your talents and experiences to lead, care for, and mobilize the church of God.

• Connections
• Music
• Production
• Loop Kids

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 mission is simple: We exist to know God and to make Him known, and we get to do that together as one body. 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 believe God desires to accomplish great things through Park Community Church. Lives change when they come in contact with the grace of Jesus, and life change is happening all around us 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 Raef Chenery, rchenery@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
Loop Kids is our ministry for children from birth to 5th grade and meets during the Sunday 9:30 AM gathering.

Loop Kids Foundation: Psalm 66

1) Joy in God
2) Glorifying God
3) Studying God's Word
4) Testifying to God's work in our lives

+ 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 Jenny Wassermann at jwassermann@parkcommunitychurch.org.

Child Dedication FAQ
 

 

 
jwassermann@parkcommunitychurch.org

jwassermann@parkcommunitychurch.org


JENNY WASSERMANN
Children's Coordinator

Deacons

DEACONS
Our deacons are equipped to be a first point of contact to find care, prayer, and counsel within God's community.  If you need to speak to someone on any of the following topics for yourself or for someone you love please email SouthLoopDeacons@parkcommunitychurch.org.  Marriage & Divorce Care, Abuse, Grief, Drug Addiction, Hospitalization, Mental Illness, Infertility, Homelessness, or any other need - we are here to walk alongside you. 

You can also meet with a deacon after any Sunday gathering.
 


 
 

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EVENTS

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

 
 

FEATURED EVENTS

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.


CHILD DEDICATION CLASS
  Sun., Oct. 1 | 11 AM-12 PM
  Park South Loop Conference Room 102 (enter through Overflow Coffee)
Parenthood provides a unique calling, gifting, and responsibility from God. We celebrate parents making a commitment to do all they can to help their children know, love, and follow Jesus Christ through Child Dedication. Childcare is available for this event if you register by September 17th.

Register here. For any questions, contact Raef Chenery at rchenery@parkcommunitychurch.org.


SHOULD WE TIE THE KNOT?
  Sat., Sept. 16, 8:30 AM-12 PM
  Park Near North
Join us for this half-day semindar designed to help seriously dating couples discern whether God is leading them to become engaged. Cost is $30 per couple.

Register here.
For any questions, contact Kim Kirkau at kkrikau@parkcomunitychurch.org.

MARRIAGE PREP
  Sundays, Oct. 1-Nov. 12th, 4-5:30 PM
  Park Near North Room 205/206
At Marriage Prep, you and your partner will attend six classes and get paired with a mentor couple to help equip you for life together. Course topics include: The Biblical Basis for Marriage, Communication and Conflict Resolution, Sex and Intimacy, Family of Origin, and Roles & Responsibilities. Early registration costs $85 through September 10th. Regular pricing is $105 through September 17th.

Register here. For any questions, contact Kim Kirkau at kkrikau@parkcomunitychurch.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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PARTNERSHIP CLASS
  Sun., Sept. 17, 11 AM-1 PM
  Park South Loop Conference Room (enter through Overflow Coffee)
Partnership is more than just attending meetings and services at Park. If you are ready to call Park your church home, visit our next class to learn more about our mission, vision, and how you can join our church family. For questions, email Raef Chenery at rchenery@parkcommunitychurch.org.


MEDICAL FELLOWSHIP: 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.

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