What became The Parks Church started in a living room in early 2012 with a small group of Christ followers gathering regularly for fellowship, a meal, and the study of God’s word. As this group began to grow in size and our hearts were broken for the city, God began to give a vision for a new church in Melissa. A desire and vision was placed in our hearts to be a Gospel-centered church “For The City”.
In late 2013 this small group began to share the vision for The Parks Church. God faithfully provided the needed resources and on March 30th, 2014 The Parks Church launched. Our church was planted to see those people who are far off from God brought into the family of God as they experience the richness of His grace and mercy in Christ. This remains our greatest hope. We are a community of people loving our city because of the person Jesus Christ.
What To Expect
If you have children in 5th grade or below you will want to arrive around 10:15a so that you can get them checked into The Parks Kids Ministry. We take our responsibility of helping you point your little ones towards Christ very seriously and our team will have a fun and engaging environment prepared for your child each Sunday. To learn more, visit our Kids Ministry page via the button below.
If you have a student in 6th grade or above, they’ll come to worship with you. We believe it is vital for students to be engaged and contributing members of the body of Christ. You will see our students participating, worshipping and serving alongside adults, as they prepare to lead in the church later in their own lives. The Parks Students have a great mid-week ministry on Wednesday evenings. To learn more, visit our Students Ministry page via the button below.