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Our goal is to serve by sharing Christ's love
with adults in our church family and community by building authentic and caring
relationships with Christ and peers through activities planned for service,
outreach, discipleship and fellowship.
Our small groups exist to create space to
experience Christian growth and authentic community. Each small group is
unique; we have groups for men, women, and couples.
Interested in joining a group? Click HereInterested in leading a group? Click Here
Interested in more information? Connect with
of Connections and Young Adultslaura@southparkchurch.org(847) 825-5507 x142
Since 1975, men, women, teens, and children
across the United States and around the world have studied the Bible in
Community Bible Study (CBS).
CBS class at South Park Church meets weekly
during the school year on Tuesday mornings from 9:15-11:15 a.m. This class is
open to both women and men with ministries for children, youth and teens. Each
class member receives a course book with home study questions and each week,
you’ll participate in small group discussions and a large group teaching. From
time to time, fellowship meals will provide special times of sharing and
relationship building within the class.
For more information, please email Suzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for CBS
Iron Men is designed to bring men of all ages
together in a safe, comfortable setting where they can learn the true, Biblical
meaning of manhood and honestly share their challenges and concerns. We are
developing committed disciples of men with a passion to grow, serve and love
people in Jesus' name. Teaching is conducted in a large group setting while
discussion and application take place in smaller groups.
We hope you join us for online Iron Men during
this season. If you would like to get connected to Iron Men during this time or
have any questions please reach out to Pastor Kevin at email@example.com
Iron Men meets every Saturday morning from
7-8:30 a.m. in the MPR (lower level). Breakfast is provided.
Interested in more information? Connect with
Pastor Kevin firstname.lastname@example.org (847) 825-5507 x147
THRIVE Women’s Ministry exists to help women
become rooted and built up in Christ, established in the faith, and thrive in
the abundant life available through Christ (Colossians 2:6-7, John 10:10).
The Vine, our weekly Bible study, meets
throughout the year on Thursdays from 7 - 9 p.m. and Fridays from 9:15 - 11:15
a.m. Childcare is available on Friday mornings for a small fee.
Interested in more information? Connect with
Ministry Director email@example.com(847)825-5507 x140
Pierced & EmbracedThursday, June 25, 7-9 PM with Kelli Worrall then:Thursday, July 2 - August 6, 9:15 - 11:15 AM or 7-9 PMWe hope you'll be able to participate in the THRIVE Women's Ministry Summer Series: Pierced & Embraced. The series will meet virtually using Zoom video conferencing. We'll explore how Jesus uniquely pursued women in the Gospels, and how He still does today – often tenderly, sometimes painfully, but always powerfully. Author Kelli Worrall casts fresh light on the love of Christ as she examines 7 life-changing encounters with the love of Christ.
Cost: $15 (includes the study guide)No childcare provided
Young Adulthood can be hard, but it doesn't
have to be hard alone. South Park Church Young Adults is a safe place for
emerging adults (18-30) to grow in your
relationship with Christ in the context of a discipleship community. It is also
a safe place to bring your questions and/or doubts about faith, career,
relationships and general life.
There are opportunities to connect with our
community and study Scripture together weekly via Thursday evening Zoom
hangouts at 7:30 pm. Currently we are reading through the Psalms.
We also have an opportunity specifically for
college students to connect on Monday evenings at 8 p.m.
Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the
Café for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer.
3rd Quarter is a ministry created for those around
the ages of 50–75 to foster community and social enjoyment through age- and
Previous events include comedians, trivia
nights, game nights, themed events, and more.
Interested in more information? Connect with
Director of Care and Senior Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org(847)825-5507 x125
From September-May, Discovery Senior Ministry
has weekly programs for adults age 50 and over to enjoy on the first four
Fridays of the month including entertainment, worship, games and meals!
We hold various special events during the
summer months from June-August.
Discovery Faith & FitnessM/W/F, 9-10 a.m., 3rd Floor
Join us for fitness, devotions, and prayer. A
great way to keep body and soul in tune! The level of exercise can be adjusted
by the individual from low impact to a good sweaty workout. "I can do all
things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Discovery Crochet and Knitting GroupEvery 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month, 9:30
a.m., Aquarium Room
Bring your supplies and patterns and hang out
with other yarners (or bring any craft you like) for a couple of hours to share
your stories and passion for creating.
Director of Care and Senior Ministriesjesse@southparkchurch.org(847) 825-5507 x125
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is designed to
give mothers a break from the normal routine of life and provides an
opportunity to celebrate the joys of motherhood with other moms who are in a
similar season of life and to realize her potential as a woman, mother and
leader in the name of Jesus Christ.
Meetings are held alternate Wednesday
mornings, 9:15-11:15 a.m., September through May. Please e-mail MOPS@southparkchurch.org for availability before registering or visiting a meeting.
We would like to invite you to join us for our
27th year of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) this fall beginning on September
16, 2020 at South Park Church. The cost is $150 ($11 per meeting), which
includes a $32 MOPS international fee, childcare, speakers, and craft supplies.
If you do not need childcare, your fee is $100.
To register children, please also fill out the
MOPPETS registration. Thank you!
Registration form for MOPS:CLICK HERE
Registration form for MOPPETS:CLICK HERE
Q. What is MOPS?
A. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. All moms of children from birth through Kindergarten are welcome. MOPS is a community of moms who share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be.
Q. Why MOPS?
A. MOPS gives you a break from the normal routine of life and provides an opportunity to celebrate the joys of motherhood with other moms who are in a similar season of life. In this busy, often hectic time in our lives, MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere with fellow moms. You are not alone!
Q. What do we do?
A. You’ll have an opportunity to glean from an array of speakers on topics relevant to every area of a mom’s life. Around your table you’ll enjoy a hot breakfast and relate to each other in a way that only young mothers of children can.
Q. What about my kids?
A. MOPPETS is a quality children’s program where your birth through kindergarten-aged children experience a caring, safe, pre-school-like setting. Your child will enjoy making friends while playing, singing, creating, and learning with our experienced caregivers.
In 1991 Saddleback Church launched Celebrate
Recovery with 43 people. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 35,000 churches
worldwide. To date over 5 million individuals have completed a Step Study.
This support group and recovery program is
designed for individuals (and their families) who are dealing with a hurt,
habit or addiction, including drugs, alcohol, codependency, overeating, stress,
worrying, sex, obsessive compulsiveness, anger, depression, and more.
Meetings are held on Mondays from 6:30–9 p.m.
in Room 318 on the 3rd Floor. Each week a teaching or testimony is followed by
6:30-7:15 p.m. – Dinner (optional)Celebrate Recovery Café, 2nd Floor
7:15-8:30 p.m. – Large Group MeetingRoom 318, 3rd Floor
8:30-9:15 p.m. – Open Share Groups
Celebrate Recovery involves 8 principles from
the beatitudes of the New Testament, and the 12 steps and their biblical
comparisons. This program is distinctly Christian, uncompromisingly biblical,
and proven to work. It has brought people together to discover a new level of
care, acceptance, trust and grace, and for those who seek to mature
spiritually, making better decisions that will help them become more
Christ-like in character.
Be a part of this proven program that takes a
Biblical approach to overcoming your hurts, habits and hang-ups!
"Welcome to the 'Road to Recovery.' You
are in for an exciting and amazing journey as you take the hand of the true and
only Higher Power, Jesus Christ, and walk with Him toward healing and
serenity."— Pastor John Baker founder of Celebrate Recovery
A. Celebrate Recovery is a 12 step Christ-centered recovery program that is based on God’s Word, the Bible. When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, He began by stating eight ways to be happy. Today we call them the beatitudes. From a secular standpoint, these statements don’t make sense but when you realize what Jesus is saying, you’ll realize that these eight principles are God’s road to recovery,wholeness, growth and spiritual maturity.
Celebrate Recovery is a program adopted from a church in California called Saddleback Valley Church. John Baker, a believer who struggles with alcoholism found help through Alcoholics Anonymous and began healing. He found emptiness at AA because he could not refer to his personal Higher Power, Jesus Christ. He presented a plan to start a Christian 12 Step Recovery program to his pastor, Rick Warren.Pastor Rick said, “Do it!” John did and Celebrate Recovery was born.
A. We meet on Monday nights from 7:15-9 p.m. with an optional dinner at 6:30 pm. The main session consists of worship, teaching and testimonies from 7:15-8:15 p.m. and gender specific open issue groups that provide a format for open sharing meet from 8:15-9 p.m.
A. In physical health, recovery refers to the process of moving from illness to wellness. Our hurts, habits and hang-ups are like an illness and using the tools of Celebrate Recovery we begin to move toward wholeness. Some might say from bondage to freedom in Christ. Others might say from self-reliance to faith in Christ.
A. Celebrate Recovery offers a person the opportunity to participate in a group where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives. Ask yourself:
If you answered “yes” to any of these statements, then we urge you to attend a Celebrate Recovery meeting to see if it is for you.
A. Celebrate Recovery is forward looking. Rather than wallowing in the past or rehashing and rehearsing painful memories over and over, Celebrate Recovery focuses on the future. Regardless of what has already happened, the solution is to start making wise choices now and depend on Christ’s power to help make those changes.
A. Celebrate Recovery addresses all types of habits, hurts, and hang-ups. Some recovery programs deal only with alcohol or drugs or another single problem. A wide variety of hurts, hang-ups and harmful behaviors are represented at Celebrate Recovery. Examples include dependency on alcohol or drugs, pornography, low self-esteem, need to control, depression, fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, perfectionism, broken relationships and abuse.
A. The principle difference between AA (and other twelve step programs) and Celebrate Recovery is that Celebrate Recovery focuses on Jesus Christ as the true Higher Power and uses God’s Word as the authority in relation to the twelve steps. The twelve steps have a Christian heritage as they were modeled after the Oxford Society. In order to reach people who would be offended by Jesus or the Church, AA focused on a Higher Power. But Celebrate Recovery’s 8 Principals to the Road to Recovery tie the twelve steps to Jesus Christ’s teaching known as the Beatitudes given on the Sermon on the Mount.
A. Celebrate Recovery uses the twelve steps and its related scripture as the biblical model for living your life. A step study is a personal journey through each of these steps in a confidential group led by a facilitator who has completed the steps. We use Celebrate Recovery’s four participant books. A step study is a long term commitment to the members of the group. It will typically take 12 months to complete the study. After completing the step study, we hope you will join with us as we help others dealing with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. We do have guidelines for the groups. All step study meetings are gender specific.
A. The open share groups are designed as a confidential safe place to start sharing the hurts, habit and hang-ups that are surfacing in your life both before and after completing step studies. The share time is open to what you are processing and feeling at that moment in time. In contrast, the step studies are a guided journey through the twelve steps and the sharing is more specific to what you are experiencing on that journey.
A. Yes, Celebrate Recovery maintains strict confidentiality. This promotes an atmosphere of trust and enables recovery. We are diligent about confidentiality and anonymity. The guidelines and rules protect all of us from judgment and being “fixed”. In a “safe place” you take of your mask and be real and honest without fear. You are 100% in control of when and how much you participate.
A. In the groups, absolutely not... until you are ready. You can pass anytime you wish and for as long as it takes for you to become comfortable.
A. Celebrate Recovery does not charge for this ministry. Celebrate Recovery is self-supporting so if you choose to attend the optional dinner there is a free will offering to cover the cost of the food. Workbooks used in the step studies as well as Celebrate Recovery journals and Bibles are available for purchase.
A. Just show up!
A. No, Celebrate Recovery is open to anyone who is interested in a Christ centered recovery program that will enable them to recover from life’s hurts, habits or hang-ups. There are attendees who are not members and/or do not attend South Park Church. We do encourage you to attend a loving supportive church on Sundays. If you are not a part of a Church you are invited to attend South Park Church's services on Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.
A. The leaders of Celebrate Recovery are men and women who have gone through similar addictions,hurts, hang-ups and harmful behaviors and have been through this or a similar recovery program. The leaders are not counselors and do not offer any professional clinical advice.
A. Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday evening. The meetings are designed so that a person may begin on the road to recovery at any time; you need not to wait for a start date in your recovery.
A. You are welcome to come when you can on Monday evenings. However if you join a step study, you are expected to come each week until you complete it. As with any endeavor, the more effort you put into Celebrate Recovery, the more benefit you will gain.
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