Mission, Vision, Core Values

Walk, Connect, Love

South Park Church exists to help people walk with God, connect as family & love people in Jesus name. 

We Are One

  • Being ONE with God means living in the awareness of the Holy Spirit’s presence & promptings in our lives. There are many competing voices/influences in our world today -  friends, family, the culture, media, the enemy, our desires, etc. Being ONE with God, means we recognize & obey His voice above all the others. 
  • Being ONE Body is about creating loving relationships within the church. God created the Body of Christ to be a diverse group of believers - from every nation, tribe, language and people. It is important to maintain our unity IN that diversity as a part of our witness to this world. The key to that unity comes when we make our Identity as God’s children our most important identity.
  • Being ONE Kingdom is about creating loving relationships outside of the church…relationships with other kingdom minded churches/ministries. We recognize that South Park Church is one small part of the global Christian Church and we desire to serve the Kingdom in partnership with those who share our belief in Jesus Christ.  


We don't want to serve out of our own power or for our own purposes;  we want to serve out of the fullness of life and power that comes from God (Ephesians 3:19).  Staying connected to God is how we learn to yield our will to His.  

ACCEPT THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE OF UNSURPASSABLE WORTH TO GOD -  Scripture teaches us that Christ died for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8).  Therefore that is the example of love we will follow.  We will love and welcome people who are sinners... just like us.  

We don't want to respond to the sin & hate of this world with more sin and hate.  We want to respond the way Jesus taught us to in His Sermon on the Mount - by  lifting our enemies up in prayer (Matthew 5:44)

We want to use all that we are and all that we've been given to give glory to God and grow His Kingdom (Matthew 25:14-30).  

South Park Church
1330 S. Courtland Avenue | Park Ridge, IL 60068
info@southparkchurch.org | 847.825.5507