What time does it start?
We have 2 identical worship services to choose from. Both last a little over an hour. They start at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. A variety of adult & children’s classes meet at the same times.
Which door should I go in?
Our parking extends around the entire building, so it depends on where you park. There are parking spots reserved for guests near the canopy entrance (Door 3) off of Salem Rd. Otherwise, parking attendants will help you find the best spots and even offer to drop you at the door with a golf cart. For those with disabilities, we recommend the canopy entrance (Door 3) out front. No matter which door you enter, a host will be there to greet you and answer any questions.
Does it matter what I wear?
Not at all. Come as you feel comfortable. There are people of all styles and ages at Parkside who just enjoy being together.
What should I expect when I get there?
Parkside has a warm, casual atmosphere. Come early enough to grab a free cup of coffee or to get your kids settled in the childrens ministry area downstairs. Don’t hesitate to ask for help at the Information Center located in the main lobby. New guests come every Sunday. We will welcome you, but we won’t spotlight you. You will feel welcomed without feeling any pressure or obligation.
What happens with my kids?
Parkside offers fully graded children’s classes during 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. adult worship. Parents are always welcome to have their children with them in worship, but most kids can’t wait to worship and learn in their own age-appropriate ways. The entire lower level of our facility is dedicated to children’s ministry. We have a detailed security policy to screen every volunteer and to ensure the protection of every child. We also promise to love your children the way Jesus would. For more about our children’s ministry… click HERE!
What will the worship service be like?
The music is upbeat and led by a band. Each week is uniquely designed around a theme, and you can expect similar creative elements like music, prayer, video images, drama, object lessons, – we like to keep it fresh. The teaching is always Bible-based, relevant, and encouraging.
What if I can't sing or don't know the songs?
We sing songs that contain Scripture or expressions of respect to God. Most people catch on quickly and enjoy the energy of the music whether they are good singers or not. If you don’t care to sing, just tap your feet and listen to the lyrics.
Anything I should prepare for?
We offer a special time in every worship service known as communion. We can explain that more fully, but any and every follower of Jesus is invited to participate in that. We give careful instruction so you won’t feel awkward. If you do not care to participate, you can simply observe.
Will I be asked to give money?
We take up a weekly offering because it honors God and sustains Parkside’s ministry. There is never any pressure to give and we don’t expect our guests to give. God has always provided for Parkside through the generosity of grateful people. Have more questions about giving? Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office (513.231.9482) to speak with one of the ministers.