Sunday School / Bible Study
Parkland provides Bible study classes for every age group and life need which people experience. We realize that to truly experience the abundant life in Christ it is important to be involved in Bible study with others seeking a closer relationship with God. As a church, we believe our Sunday School meets the need for all who are seeking direction in life.
Missions Emphasis for All Ages
Parkland has a rich history and tradition of being mission oriented. It began in 1889 in a street shelter on Catalpa Avenue. From that humble beginning Parkland (the people) have inspired many other young people and adults to enter Christian service. It just seems so natural to pass on that legacy of “being and doing Missions” to every age group person that enters into the Parkland fellowship. Our ongoing goal is to educate members about missions, involve everyone in mission efforts, and send out those called by God to serve on mission.
Focus Groups for All Ages
Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) – is Parkland’s premier organization that offers missions-related experiences and opportunities for all age-level groups from preschoolers through adults. WMU is fellowship, Bible study, witnessing, discussing local or world issues, doing ministry projects, growing spiritually, learning about God’s love, becoming aware of needs, and supporting missions nationally and internationally. Women do great things for God as they personally get involved. . WMU can mean new opportunities, new friends, or even new ways to give and to receive God’s message of salvation.
Baptist Men on Mission / Brotherhood – promotes fellowship, missions education, inspiration, and opportunities to be personally involved in taking the love of Jesus to our community and world. This is a healthy way for Baptist men to get active in living out their God given mission each day. As a church we are encouraging men to deliberately mentor younger men and boys to develop an “on Mission” lifestyle. In addition, intentional projects and trips are planned to give each man at Parkland a chance to see God at work in our world by joining Him. Our men meet monthly for a Men’s Breakfast to fellowship, encourage each other, and learn how to live out their call.
*For Focus Groups for children or youth click on that age group tab.
Women’s Ministry at Parkland
Parkland is blessed to have this ministry which allows women to live out their call to be Christian Women. The focus of this group is providing opportunities for unique fellowship, discipleship, ministry, worship, and outreach to occur. The gathering of Godly women enhances every aspect of ministry at Parkland. Meeting the special needs that women have is a continuing outcome of this fun ministry.
For the Parkland family, discipleship is not defined as a “class” but it encompasses all we do as a church to build followers of Christ. We desire each member to understand their place in the body of Christ (Parkland), their call to minister, their world, and the ways to impact all we do for Christ. Discipleship can be viewed as the lifelong journey of obedience to Christ that transforms a person’s values and behavior and results in ministry in one’s home, church, and the world. We desire effective discipleship that is intentional, ongoing, and comprehensive in church practice. We encourage members to take advantage of offered classes to help them personally at whatever point they are in their Christian development. Maturing disciples making a difference is our goal so we can continue to be a church that is “Reaching and Making Disciples for Christ”.