Student Events at Parkview

Intro to Students
Wednesday, June 7

Intro to Parkview Students

Wednesday, June 7 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
All campuses meet at the Orland Park Campus

If you and your teenager are new to Parkview, or are entering a new phase (5th graders moving to JHM or 8th graders moving to HSM), we would love to have you join us at Intro to Parkview Students! During the evening, parents and students from the Homer Glen, New Lenox, and Orland Park campuses will be able to ask questions of the staff and volunteers, meet new friends, and enjoy yummy dessert!

Hope to see you all there – we look forward to meeting you!



VBX for 6th Graders
June 19 - 22

VBX Off the Grid

Monday, June 19 thru Thursday, June 22
9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Orland Park Campus

VBX is an adventure for incoming 6th graders only! This year, Jesus takes us OFF THE GRID to learn how to follow Him when we don’t know where we’re going! Think VBS meets X-Games. This is going to be epic!

VBX Night Shift
Wednesday, June 21

VBX Night Shift

Wednesday June 21 at 7:00 pm 
All Campuses

All Jr. High students are invited to VBX Night Shift, an evening of games, music, fun, and snacks! We'll be welcoming our incoming 6th graders and showing them the JHM ropes.

CIY Move 2017
High School Retreat

CIY Move 2017

Monday, June 26 thru Saturday, July 1
Holland, Michigan

MOVE is a five day, high school only event, designed to help students catch a vision for the work of Christ in and around them! We believe that God has called every single person to use their gifts, abilities and sphere of influence to impact His Kingdom. You may be on the cusp of hearing God in a fresh, new way - or maybe even for the first time ever. This summer could change everything! MOVE could be a week you'll remember forever.

Every summer has a story - yours starts at Parkview! Register for MOVE today!

Check in at the Orland Park Campus on Monday, June 26 at 1:00 pm! We'll return to the Orland Park Campus at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 1. The cost for this trip is $450.


If you would like to be added to the wait list, please fill out the form below.


JHM Quad Cities
Jr. High Mission Trip

JHM Serves: Quad Cities

Sunday, July 23 thru Friday, July 28
Jr. High Students | Davenport, Iowa

WHAT: A 5-day Jr. High mission trip in the Quad Cities area that includes working with local children's programs, serving the homeless through food pantries and thrift stores, and engaging with adults with disabilities.

WHERE: Our team will be staying at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.

EVENING FUN: Evening activities include swimming at a local water park, watching a famous water ski show on the beautiful Mississippi River, enjoying a cookout with friends from the community, and more.

COST: The cost for this trip is $465.


If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please fill out the form below.



  • Saturday, July 22:
    Luggage Drop-Off/Pizza Party
    5:00 to 6:30 pm | Orland Park Campus
  • Sunday, July 23:
    Check-in for departure
    2:00 pm | Orland Park Campus
  • Friday, July 28:
    Return to Orland Park Campus
    12:00 pm


Malawi 2017
High School Trip

Malawi High School Trip

Malawi 2017 - High School Mission Trip
July 22 - August 1, 2017


Our Parkview high school students will be assisting E3 Worldwide (an organization that Parkview knows well) in the villages in which they work and provide farming education. They will assist in the villages with an array of activities ranging from VBS with the children, leading in youth and adult Bible studies, assisting with medical clinics, and working alongside E3 with their borehole maintenance of wells.

They will have the opportunity to do evangelistic outreach in a village in the evening with a showing of "The Jesus Film". At the end of the ministry time, participants will go on a safari to enjoy the beauty of Africa and Malawi.



  • Must have completed your freshman year of high school.
  • Must have valid U.S. Passport.
  • Must have completed Parkview's Missions 101 Class.
  • Must be a regular attendee or member of Parkview Christian Church.
  • You must be able to carry own luggage, and function on 6-7 hours of sleep per night.
  • You should understand that the meals prepared for you will include rice, pasta, fresh fruits and vegetables, and chicken, beef or fish. Bottled water will be provided. Please include any special dietary needs on the trip application.
  • You will be part of a team and will be expected to participate in all activities and assignments.
  • You must be able to follow the instructions of our hosts and leaders without question.
  • Flexibility is a must. Plans are subject to change for a variety of reasons.
  • You will be working in a different and highly sensitive culture. You must be comfortable with their culture and respectful of their ways, even when you don't agree with them.
  • You are required to cover the entire cost of the trip (approximately $2,815), which includes airfare, ground transportation (on mission field), lodging, and food (except enroute to/from destination). Upon approval, a non-refundable deposit of $150 is required.
  • You are required to cover any personal costs during the trip. This includes snacks or meals enroute, drinks, souvenirs, etc.
  • You are required to cover additional expenses you may incur such as passport costs and immunizations.
  • The cost of the trip is approximately $2,815. (Please note that the cost is subject to change due fluctuating prices of travel.)
  • Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION.
  • Upon completion of your application, you will be contacted for an interview by one of the trip leaders or Missions Department staff.
  • Upon approval, your non-refundable deposit of $150 will be due.
  • You will not be considered a participant of the trip until your deposit is received. If the trip fills up before the deposit is received, then you are not guaranteed a spot.  


Questions? Please contact Caitlin Courtney at 708-478-7477.

6th thru 8th graders

Jr. High Ministry

Jr. High Ministry at Parkview pulls together 6th – 8th grade students from all over Chicagoland to explore God and faith and ask questions. We incorporate peer-led worship, friendship-forming small groups, interactive large groups and teaching, and tons of fun to help jr. highers know God and experience Jesus.



  • Wednesday, May 17
    F2 (Fearless Freshmen)
    For all incoming Freshmen!
    6:30 to 8:30 pm
    Willowview Park in Mokena
  • Sunday, May 21
    Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
    12:00 to 3:00 pm
    Mokena Main Park Pavilion
  • Wednesday, June 7
    Intro to Parkview Students
    7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Campus
  • Monday June 19-Thursday, June 22
    VBX for incoming 6th graders
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Orland Campus
  • Wednesday, June 21
    VBX Night Shift for all Jr. Highers!
    7:00 to 9:00 pm | Homer Glen Campus
  • Wednesdays, July 5, 12 & 19
    JHM Groups: Grow You!
    7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Campus
  • Sunday, July 16
    JHM Groups: Leader Training
    5:00 to 7:00 pm | Orland Campus
  • Saturday, July 22
    JHM Serves: Mission Trip Launch Party
    5:00 to 6:30 pm | Orland Campus
  • July 23 to July 28
    JHM Serves: Quad Cities
    Check-in at Orland Campus at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 16
    JHM Groups: VIP Night Kick-Off
    7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Campus
  • Wednesday, August 23
    JHM Resumes!
    7:00 to 8:30 pm | Homer Glen Campus


High School Students

High School Ministry

High School Ministry at Parkview is ministry by high schoolers for high schoolers. Whether a freshman or a senior, high schoolers from the region find friendship and faith development at Parkview.

With weekly discussion groups in homes (thoroughly screened and background checked), our Bible studies feel more like discussion with friends over coffee or Cokes. Our regular large group nights focus on growing faith through worship, serving, and outreach. And our high schoolers are involved in designing every aspect of what we do.

High School Small Groups

HSM Small Groups are a place where all high school students are welcomed and wanted! Sign ups for small groups will begin mid-summer. Groups will launch in September 2017!



  • Sunday, May 21
    Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
    12:00 to 3:00 pm
    Mokena Main Park Pavilion
  • Sunday, May 21
    HSM Cafe
    7:00 to 9:00 pm | Orland Campus
  • Wednesday, June 7
    Intro to Parkview Students
    7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Campus
  • Sunday, June 25
    Check-In Party for Students Attending MOVE
    5:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Campus
  • June 26 to July 1
    MOVE 2017 in Holland, Michigan
    Check-in at Orland Campus at 1:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, July 5, 12 & 19
    HSM Groups: Grow You!
    7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Campus
  • Sunday, July 9
    HSM Invites: Summer Sizzles
    7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Campus
  • July 22 to July 30
    HSM Serves: Malawi
    Please pray for our students and leaders
  • Sundays, August 6 to August 20
    HSM Worships: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
    New Lenox Campus: August 6
    Homer Glen Campus: August 13
    Orland Park Campus: August 20
  • Sunday, August 13
    HSM Groups: Leader Training
    1:00 to 3:30 pm | Homer Glen Campus
  • Sunday, August 27
    HSM Invites: Represent Night
    7:00 to 8:30 pm | Orland Campus