It's a win-win! The ECG program hires those who have been and/or are currently homeless to build skills and contribute to the community. ECG's serve as a community ambassador to our homeless three hours a week doing things like, reporting suspected break-ins, picking-up needles, directing folks to resources, administering first-aid, and more. We're grateful to partner with other churches and local businesses in funding the Engaged Community Guide program so it can continue in Mission in 2019! This is a tangible example of our vision! We are working towards building a good world and the $1,000 given to this program came from two of our Storehouse funds (1st Stage Local Outreach & 2nd Stage Local Outreach). Thank you! If you'd like to know more about the ECG program and/or donate directly to Mission Community Services, please visit their [...]
Date: June 23, 2019 Text: 1 Timothy 2:8-10 Speaker: Clint Nelson We don’t like it when God touches a part of our life that we don’t want to surrender. We tend to run to the truths that we like and tip toe around the ones we don't. There were lots of areas in a church in Ephesus that God wanted to touch – right down to moments of anger and the clothes they wore. The same inconvenient truths face us. How will we respond?
Date: June 16, 2019 Text: Philippians 2:25-30 Speaker: Clint Nelson Ever heard of Epaphroditus? He was a man who was held in high regard by the Apostle Paul and honored by the church in Philippi. An everyday guy who modeled manhood. New! Nominate an Epaphroditus among us at www.parksidechurch.ca/honor.
Date: June 9, 2019 Text: 1 Cor. 2:1-5; James 5:16 Speaker: Tom Brooks
Purpose: to partner with God in discipling emerging church leaders through development of character, knowledge and skill. Schedule: Weekly Bible College Class (TBD): Example: Wednesday’s 6-9pm Weekly Abide & Character Lessons: Example: Friday’s at 7:00am Mentor Meeting: Subject to mentor’s availability. Devo’s, Exercise and Homework: On your own time/schedule Mentoring: Pre-approved mentor (i.e. pastor, Elder, mature Christian leader) of the same gender. Bible College Classes: Participate in a 12 week video lecture mixed with class discussion. Reading and homework assignments (3 hours/week extra) required for credit students. Credit students must comply with academic and student poli Fall 2019 Course: Survey of Christian Beliefs. Spring 2020 Course: Understanding the Bible. Parkside Leadership Classes: Before and after the 12 weeks of a Bible college class, interns will meet with Parkside pastors for orientation, debriefing, extra topics of study, and some [...]
Date: June 2, 2019 Text: Luke 22:14-23 Speaker: Clint Nelson When going through a difficult assignment, we rarely remember to offer praise and thanksgiving for the assignment. Jesus modeled praise and thanksgiving in the midst of a difficult assignment.
Date: May 26, 2019 Text: Matthew 25:21, 6:3-4; Luke 5:15b-16 Speaker: Clint Nelson Times of intimacy with God refuel our joy and give strength to do His will.
Date: May 19, 2019 Text: Luke 17:11-19 (ESV) Speaker: Clint Nelson Caring can exhaust us quickly. Jesus offered incredible care and didn’t get burnt out. How come?
Date: May 12, 2019 Text: Luke 17:11-19 (ESV) Speaker: Clint Nelson The call to caregiving is easy to dismiss and easy to take for granted. The account of Jesus and the ten lepers models some of the realities of being a caregiver in this world and can encourage the caregivers among us.
Date: April 28, 2019 Text: Galatians 6:9, Isaiah 40:29-31, Hebrews 12:1-2 Speaker: Clint Nelson Pastor Clint shares our vision for our church, updates on our first steps in 2019 and encourages us to continue in taking our next steps.