Hi Parkside Family.
Please continue to prayer for those in our church family who are struggling with health issues, along with those who are working on the frontlines of COVID-19. One of our specific goals for 2020 is to be a church that prays!
Also, next Tuesday, May 5th, Pastor Roger will be hosting a zoom class titled, PNW Evangelism: Past, Present and Future. With this 4 week study, Pastor Roger will help each of us discover our own unique "voice" in sharing the Good News about Jesus. How do we naturally and winsomely talk about matters of faith with our family, friends, neighbors, or others? Come learn how a coffee conversation can lead to a dinner conversation. We all need an intentional game plan. This class format will be relaxed and relational.
You'll gain skills in:
*Intro apologetics (really, very basic!)
Don't miss out on this opportunity to join with others from Parkside, as we seek to engage our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Again, this 4 week class begins next Tuesday, May 5th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on zoom.
Simply click on the link below approximately 5 minutes prior to the meeting and follow the prompts to join the class. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83543361527?pwd=dWN2aUFOYktnblpsQW1YdjdXaUJjUT09
After clicking on the link, you may be prompted to type in a Meeting ID and Password. Here is that information.
Meeting ID: 835 4336 1527
I hope to "See" on Tuesday.
Oftentimes, we struggle to form a cohesive understanding of the purpose of the church. Do we place our efforts and resources towards fulfilling The Great Commission solely? Do we send every member on an overseas mission trip? Do we knock on doors of our neighborhood to proclaim salvation through Christ? The following is an excerpt from John Piper’s book, “Let the Nations be Glad!”:
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exist because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever. Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions. It’s the goal of missions because in missions we simply aim to bring the nations into the white hot enjoyment of God’s glory. The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God.”
When we get worship right, missions, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, family, etc. come into right perspective. Take time today to offer a moment of private worship adoring Him because He is worthy of our worship.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor