Discover Parkwood is an optional and dedicated time for guests who are just beginning to visit Parkwood or those who have been attending for some time to meet the staff, begin to understand the purpose of Parkwood, and learn about the membership process. Discover Parkwood is typically held on the first Sunday of the month. Light refreshments are served and childcare is provided.
2017 Dates for Discover Parkwood on Sundays at 12:15pm: April 2, May 7, July 9, August 6, September 3, October 1, October 30
Step One: New Member Equip - New Member Equip is a required three-week class that explains the purpose, core beliefs, and church membership at Parkwood. These classes are typically offered in a set on the second, third, and fourth Sundays of each month. Attendees will be equipped to be effective disciple-making members.
New Member Equip Classes on Sundays at 11am in Room 110 as follows:
- Class 1: March 19, April 9, May 14, July 16, August 13
- Class 2: March 26, April 23, May 21, July 23, August 20
- Class 3: April 2, April 30, May 28, July 29, August 27
Step Two: Pastoral Conversation - After completing New Member Equip, those ready for membership will have a formal conversation with one of Parkwood’s pastors. During this conversation, the potential new member will share his/her story, explore areas of service and engagement at Parkwood with the pastor. Membership expectations and core beliefs must also be affirmed.
Step Three: Membership Affirmation & Commitment - Once the three New Member Equip classes and the pastoral conversation are completed, those desiring to join Parkwood fill out and submit a signed card to one of Parkwood’s pastors. This card signifies that the new member unites with Parkwood in purpose, affirms our core beliefs, and commits to the expectations of church membership. Once this card is submitted, the membership process is completed.
Step Four: New Member Celebration & Commissioning - Once per quarter, new members are invited to gather for lunch with the pastoral staff for a time of fellowship and commissioning to serve in the life of Parkwood.