Parkview Care Ministries

Parkview’s Care Ministries walk alongside you as you navigate the celebrations of life, including weddings, baptisms, and baby dedications. We also provide prayer and loving care through the hard times, such as funerals and hospital/nursing home stays.

We look forward to being a part of your journey!

Weddings at Parkview
To have and to hold

Weddings at Parkview

A God-honoring marriage goes well beyond the wedding day, and we want to equip you for lifetime success!

Couples who desire to be married at Parkview Christian Church, or by one of our pastors, will receive the Parkview Wedding Handbook and will have an initial consultation with a member of our pastoral staff. Some topics to be discussed during this session may include prior marriages, current living arrangements, spiritual maturity, and wedding day logistics.

Weddings are booked for Parkview attendees only.

If you are interested in getting married by one of our pastors, and/or would like to get married at Parkview Christian Church, please take a moment to read our Orland Park Campus FAQs or Homer Glen Campus FAQs.


Funerals at Parkview
A celebration of life

Funerals at Parkview

The Funeral Ministry handles all preparation and hospitality details related to Parkview wakes and funerals.

If you would like to arrange to have a funeral at Parkview, please contact:

Orland Park Campus: Jackie Burner at 708-478-7477, Ext. 213

Homer Glen Campus: Joyce Renik at 815-838-9080

New Lenox Campus: Melanie Ipema at 815-735-3921


Parkview Visitation Team
Bringing comfort and love

Parkview Visitation Team

The Parkview Visitation Team is a group of people who, along with you and your family members, help lift the spirits of those who are in the hospital or shut-in. They also bring much comfort to family members, reminding them that they are not alone. Knowing that the Parkview family is genuinely praying is a blessing to patients, family members, and those visiting. What we do is simply visit with those who are shut-in. We talk, pray, and provide caring that is good for the soul.

If you have loved ones who would enjoy a visit from a member of the Parkview Visitation Team, or if you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact visitation@parkviewchurch.com.


Prayer Ministry
You are not alone.

Prayer Ministry

The Parkview Prayer Ministry encourages prayer for the pastors, elders, ministries, and members of Parkview, along with our national leaders, missionaries, and issues of concern.

We also have prayer teams members available after all weekend services at both campuses for anyone who is struggling and would like to pray with someone.

If you would like more information concerning how you can pray for our church and our staff on a regular basis, how to join our weekend service prayer teams, or any other questions about our prayer ministry, please feel free to contact:

Orland Park Campus: 708-478-7477, Ext. 900

Homer Glen Campus: 815-838-9080

New Lenox Campus: 815-717-6008

Judy Redican: 815-274-2220 

Billy Hollems: 708-987-6547


Telecare Ministry
Reaching out in love

Telecare Ministry

Telecare is a prayer ministry that reaches out to Parkview families and individuals through telephone contact. Volunteers in this ministry make calls to pray with someone from each Parkview household, and they also ask for specific prayer requests at that time.

Those serving in the Telecare Ministry gather together at the Orland Park Campus two Thursday evenings per month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm to make calls. Volunteers also occasionally make daytime calls from their own homes.

If you are interested in learning more about serving in the Telecare Ministry,‚Äč please contact:

Patti Oswald at 708-478-7477, Ext. 235


Baby Dedication Class
Why dedication?

Baby Dedication Class

Christian parents who dedicate a child are making a promise to the Lord to do everything within their power to raise the child in a godly way, praying for the day when he or she makes a personal decision to follow God.

If you are interested in having your child dedicated at Parkview, we would like to invite you to one of our next baby dedication classes!

At this mandatory class led by some of our pastors, we’ll outline what baby dedication means and help you find ways to raise your child in a healthy and spiritually powerful way! Both parents are encouraged to attend this class.

 

 


Baptism at Parkview
Why Baptism?

Baptism at Parkview

At Parkview, we practice baptism of the repentant believer by immersion in water. We do immersion baptism because that's the way Jesus did it, the New Testament church did it, and we are commanded to do it.

Jesus told us in the Great Commission to, "go and teach and make disciples and immerse." (Matthew 28:19 - literal Greek translation)

During immersion baptism, there is nothing magical in the water, and the act of baptism doesn’t save you. However, we do believe it is such an important first act of obedience that we require it for membership.

Just as baby dedications are a way for parents to show their commitment to raising their children according to God’s Word, baptism is an outward symbol of the internal commitment made by every believer. It is but a symbol of our new life in Jesus Christ.

Do we believe that you will only get into heaven if you are baptized by immersion? Certainly not!! We just really want to do it the way that Jesus did!

For more information, you can also read "BAPTISM - WHY IMMERSION?" by Pastor Tim Harlow.


If God is leading you to be baptized, we would be happy to help you take that step.

Please consider the following options:

Baptism During a Worship Service:

This is such a blessing for everyone! Baptisms are scheduled during all of the weekend worship services upon request.

Baptism Following a Worship Service:

If you prefer to have a more intimate baptism experience, you can be baptized after one of the weekend services.

Weeknight Baptism:

Occasionally we schedule baptisms during the week if this better fits your schedule.