The Church exists to know God and to delight in him – and from this place, make him known to the watching world. Scripture is clear that Jesus has chosen to build his kingdom through his Church. We believe the local church, with Christ as its head, is the hope of the world. It is our joyful aim to plant local autonomous churches. Many of the churches we plant will share The Parks Church name. All Parks Church Plants will have several main things in common:
A FAMILY OF CHURCHES
- Shared Traits– The DNA of our churches is found in our Family Traits: GOSPEL, COMMUNITY, SERVING, DISCIPLESHIP, MISSIONAL. Each of our churches carries these traits within the context of their local community.
- Shared Vision– Each Parks Church maintains the vision to be a gospel-centered, community-focused church with the heart to start new churches. We believe that each church should be a size where people can know each other and be known. Our goal is that every person plays a role in the work of the church. Each church prayerfully strives to bring gospel renewal to its city one neighborhood at a time.
- Shared Relationships – All leadership teams participate in weekly meetings and regular communication with the other Parks Church leadership teams. This provides healthy accountability and encouragement as each staff leads the local church. We believe the healthiest leaders are those who are part of a strong team, and the healthiest churches are those who are part of something bigger than themselves. The Parks Church partners with Acts 29— a diverse, global network of church-planting churches– to assist us in providing structure, relationship, and accountability to the work at hand.