Reaching our community and the world with the good news of Jesus is an important part of our mission at Parkview.
Sometimes that mission is accomplished in our own neighborhood, and sometimes it takes us around the world. Here are some of the ways Parkview is involved in being the hands and feet of Jesus in our world.
English as a Second Language
ESL (English as a Second Language) has two classes: beginner and intermediate. The classes are mostly conversational with a skill focus of grammar or parts of speech.
ESL Classes meet Thursdays 7:45-8:45pm and Saturdays 10-11am at our East Campus location – 1030 Cross Park Ave, Iowa City.
We are currently in need of permanent teachers and substitute teachers.
For more information, contact Craig Welt.
God has given a gift of love to the world in the person of Jesus Christ, and there is no greater privilege than sharing this love with other people.
We can do this where we work, play, and live BUT we can also do this in places where it’s harder for people to encounter the message of God’s love AND in the ‘going’ we receive blessings of hospitality, new foods, new friends, new sites… in short, our view of God’s creation and heart for this world can be radically expanded!
God’s heart to bless people of all nations is clear throughout the Bible. Parkview Church is blessed with every opportunity we have to serve and connect globally. You can be involved by helping provide the money needed to support these connections, you can ‘go’, you can pray for God to guide and bless these efforts, or you can do all three!
OUTREACH AT HOME
Parkview Church can offer our international guests what they desire from us: true friendship. An international, living in Iowa City needs someone who will listen to their lives, someone they can trust, someone who knows where to find things in Iowa City, a ride to Walmart, or someone to share exciting news with. A recent visitor from China said about her 80-year-old American friend: “She listens to me and she prays for me… I think she’s a real Christian.”
Be a friend to an International Student!
Each year international students fill out an application hoping to match with an American friend. Meeting for a cup of coffee or a trip to Walmart can be a HUGE blessing. Give your fears to God and take this step of faith to be a blessing! You can apply online by clicking the button below.
Global Workers Prayer Requests
Global workers not only need monetary support but spiritual support. Consider interceding for them in prayer. Here are some common concerns.
- Flexibility and trust in God’s sovereignty: (Phil 4:6) worry about nothing, pray about everything.
- True friends in the host culture: friends are the best protection against feeling alone.
- Humility, servant attitude: (Phil. 2:5-8)
- Safety in travel and health.
- Children: for them to know the joy of having ‘two-cultures’.
Global Workers Around the World
Parkview partners in countries from the following continents to serve and be a blessing: Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
We are involved in providing medical care, English language instruction/conversation, athletic training, travel/cultural exchange, orphan/family care, business/community development, counseling, peace-making, local education development, opportunities to learn the Bible, collegiate instruction, and many other ways God has opened doors for us to love others and serve the world.
For more information, request a hard copy of Parkview’s ‘Global Outreach Partnership Booklet’, available in the Resource Center or Parkview front office.