Parkside runs two different types of small groups: Life Groups and Study Groups.
Open to the public at certain seasons of a group’s journey (8-15 people). Life Groups are designed to develop lifelong community on a much more personal scale. Groups will pray together, worship, share life together, study Sunday’s passage and application together and/or a curriculum. They meet weekly throughout the school year. The following Life Groups have openings for the 2017-2018 school year:
- Tuesday Nights with Greg & Val Pankratz (604-826-8430)
- Thursday Nights with Chuck & Yvonne Watson (604-820-6607)
How to Start Your Own Life Group: Leaders must be a formal member of Parkside Church, have curriculum approved (if applicable) by the Pastor, meet Parkside’s leader requirements*, and may require some training.
Open to the public or a specific demographic (5+ people). Study Groups meet for a specific time (i.e. four weeks to a year) around a unique purpose (i.e. a book of the Bible or topic from the Bible). They usually meet weekly. EXAMPLES: Carpenter’s Sons, Marriage Course, Financial Peace University, etc. Fall 2017 offerings:
- Monday Nights – Carpenter’s Sons (Men’s) with Eugene Dagneau (778-240-2955)
- Tuesday Nights – Freedom Session (In Session; Closed) with E&C Dagneau (778-240-2955)
- Wednesday Nights – Young Adults (www.parksidechurch.ca/ya).
- Wednesday Nights – Women’s Book Club (Oct. 11 – Nov. 8) studying C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity” with Ali F. (604-556-6858).
- Thursday Nights – Care Group at Rob & Donna George’s (starting 7:00pm on Oct. 12th). Call 604-820-2255.
- Friday Afternoons – Seniors (2nd & 4th Friday at 1:30pm) with Vaughan Williams (604-850-7614).
- Friday Nights – Youth [Grades 8-12] (www.parksidechurch.ca/youth)
How to Start Your Own Life Group: Leaders must be a formal member of Parkside Church (ensures doctrinal alignment), have curriculum and schedule approved by the Pastor, meet Parkside’s leader requirements*, and may require some training.
GROUPS OF 3
Same gendered groups of three that often flow out of Life Groups for even greater vulnerability, support and accountability. Frequency of meetings depend on the nature and need of the group (can range from weekly to once every six weeks). Meetings can focus on a specific curriculum, personal devotions, or an area of accountability.
How to Join: These groups are self-initiated and can start anytime of the year. Ask another two people to make up a group of three. How to Start One: Any Christian can start and facilitate a Group of 3. Books, curriculum, etc. to foster spiritual and personal growth can be sourced by contacting the Pastor for recommendations.
*Visit www.parksidechurch.ca/volunteer standards and expectations of volunteers and leaders.