God’s calling upon Parkview Church is to be “Rooted to the Scriptures!” We desire to establish the people of God in the Word of God, the Bible, until Jesus Christ is reflected to everyone … everywhere!
Parkview’s Approach to Ministry
We believe that the greatness of our God through Jesus Christ is made visible in what we call the “4-Fold” life. This “4-Fold” life represents the core values of what we do in ministry and how we go about doing ministry.
The “4-Fold” life is ……….
A “God-centered” life! (worship)
A “Gospel-oriented” life! (evangelism)
A “Church-connected” life! (committed involvement)
A “Character-transformed” life! (discipleship)
The “Bad News”
We are separated from God by our sin (Romans 3:23). The inclination of every human heart is to rebel against God. This rebellion is evident in the violation of God’s moral will (Romans 3:10). There is nothing we can offer up to God from ourselves or our own efforts that can bring us back into a right and restored relationship with God.
The Gospel is the message of God’s plan revealed in the Bible. It is God’s plan to bring us back into a right relationship with Himself through the work of His Son, Jesus Christ. Since God created all people, we are all ultimately accountable to Him for our sin. The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus willingly give His life for us. In His crucifixion, Jesus paid the penalty for our sins so that we might be reconciled to God (Matthew 20:28; Colossians 1:21 – 22). When we place our personal trust in Jesus Christ and His payment of our sins’ debt before God, we are saved from God’s wrath and reconciled to God (Romans 8:1; II Corinthians 5:19 – 20). We are given new life in Christ (Romans 6:11).
In order for a person to receive salvation, they must repent of their sin and believe the Gospel message (Acts 2:37 0 38; Romans 10:9 – 10). Repentance is a turning toward God and a turning away from sin through God’s gracious power (Acts 3:19; 20:20 – 21).
This decision of trusting faith means a person embraces the fact that they indeed have sinned against the God of Heaven. It is an act of trusting reliance in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as sufficient payment for one’s sins and a reception of His moral perfection necessary to make us right with God (II Corinthians 5:21). It is only through Jesus that we can be made right with God.
In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Have you made such a conscious decision in your life? If you are seeking God and His salvation offered through the Gospel, the following is a prayer to assist you in sharing your response to His Gospel:
“God, I have sinned against You and deserve the consequence of my sin. I need the forgiveness you offer through Your son, Jesus Christ. Jesus I believe You died on the cross to bear the penalty for my sins and that you rose from the dead to make me right with God. I accept what you have done for me to bring me into a right relationship with God. Thank you for forgiving me and coming to live your life in me right now. Amen”
If you have prayed to seek God’s salvation today or if you have more questions, please join us in one of our worship services at Parkview Church. We would love to meet you and celebrate your new life in the Lord Jesus!
The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1,250 autonomous churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God. We are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission which Christ has entrusted to His Church. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 40 countries of the world.
The term “Evangelical” refers to our commitment to the proclamation of the Gospel and to the authority of Scriptures as being inerrant in the original autographs and the only safe and sufficient guide to faith and practice.
The term “Free” refers to our form of church government as being congregational. Evangelical Free Churches depend upon the active participation of lay people in the decisions and directions of the local church.