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Park City Church

a gospel-centered church in Machesney Park, IL

Location Details

10714 N SECOND ST. Machesney Park, IL 61115

“I love the home feel atmosphere here. From the first time coming here it just felt right. I love the close interaction.” -Member

Resources

No One to Comfort Me

Lamentations 1:1-22 1 How deserted lies the city,    once so full of people!How like a widow is she,    who once was great among the nations!She who was queen among the provinces    has now become a slave. 2 Bitterly she weeps at night,    tears are on her cheeks.Among all her lovers    there is no one to comfort her.All her friends have betrayed her;    they have become her enemies. 3 After affliction and harsh labor,    Judah has gone into exile.She dwells among the nations;    she finds no resting place.All who pursue her have overtaken her    in the midst…

A Kingdom of Fish and Bread

Mark 6:30-44 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead…

Grow in Grace

2 Peter 3:14-18 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the…

Posts

20 Quotes | Sticky Church

Sticky Church by Larry Osborne is an excellent book on the role of small groups in the life of the church. While some of the concepts are very specific to Osborne’s church context and leadership convictions, much of what he shares is transferrable. You’ll likely notice the similarities to Park City Church’s groups strategy and emphasis. I hope you enjoy these 20 Quotes from the work. We’ve often become so focused on reaching people that we’ve forgotten the importance of…

20 Quotes | Bonhoeffer’s Life Together

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together is one of my favorite books on Christian community. In Life Together, Bonhoeffer offers a helpful and realistic view of what God has given us in our relationships within the body of Christ. The first chapter gives a captivating and compelling description of Christian community. From there, Bonhoeffer moves into particular applications regarding a day in community, a day in solitude, ministry toward one another, and eating the Lord’s Supper together. I tried to mainly highlight…

How to Recruit People to a Small Group

How to Recruit to Your Small Group Getting a group up and running is a hard thing to do. In this article, I am going to give you three cautions and three suggestions for getting people to attend your small group. I hope you find these helpful. First, here are three cautions when recruiting people into a group. On the positive side, here are three things that you can do to try to recruit to your group: As you can…

20 Quotes | Corporate Worship

Corporate Worship: How the Church Gathers as God’s People by Matt Merker. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Publishing, 2021. Corporate Worship is a part of 9Marks Building Healthy Churches Series and is an excellent primer on the subject. Here are 20 Quotes that I found to be particularly helpful: There’s a connection between how a congregation understands itself to be a church, and the way it worships as a church. (24) Scripture teaches that there is a time “when you come together…

Featured Series

Neighbor-Love

Luke 10:25-37 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” 29 But he…

Life in the Spirit

Galatians 5:13-26 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. 16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to…

A Contrite Community

Isaiah 57:14-21 14 And it will be said: “Build up, build up, prepare the road!    Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.”15 For this is what the high and exalted One says—    he who lives forever, whose name is holy:“I live in a high and holy place,    but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,to revive the spirit of the lowly    and to revive the heart of the contrite.16 I will not accuse them forever,    nor will I always be angry,for then they would faint away…

Outsiders Brought In

Isaiah 56:1-8 56:1 This is what the Lord says: “Maintain justice    and do what is right,for my salvation is close at hand    and my righteousness will soon be revealed.2 Blessed is the one who does this—    the person who holds it fast,who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it,    and keeps their hands from doing any evil.” 3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the Lord say,    “The Lord will surely exclude me from his people.”And let no eunuch complain,    “I am only a dry tree.” 4 For this is what the Lord says: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,    who choose what pleases me    and…

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