Who we are
Parkside Church is a family of followers of Jesus Christ. We gather in Waconia every Sunday to praise Jesus together. Throughout the week, we gather in small groups around the Carver County area to walk with each other through life's joys and struggles. We know that attending a church service or a small group can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience, especially if you don't know anyone. Acknowledging the vulnerability that comes with stepping into an unfamiliar place, we invite you to join us for worship at Parkside. Come as you are. Dress in clothes that you're comfortable with, not how you think others might want you to dress. We are absolutely convinced that when we gather in the name of Jesus, great things happen!
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
WHY WE GATHER TOGETHER
The journey of life is unique to each of us, yet we all share common hopes, dreams and aspirations. We desire to be connected in meaningful relationships, to experience a healthy life and to live our lives with deep purpose. As we worship together, we experience the person of Jesus Christ giving us new life. We all have brokenness in our lives in some form. We recognize our need for His transforming work to be done within us. Each day is an incredible opportunity to become more like Him.
We believe the church is a community of people who have been called out by Jesus to be changed so we become more like Him and live in the world the way He lived. The reason we roll out of bed every day is to glorify God by living out His desires for our lives. We want to live extraordinarily deep lives by loving God, loving people, and multiplying fully devoted followers of Jesus everywhere.
All scripture is God-breathed and is profitable For teaching.
1 TIMOTHY 3:16
Maybe you're in a stage of life in which you desire deeper friendships; maybe you want to dig deeper into God's word with others; perhaps you're looking for a community for your children to get involved in. We encourage you to check out the different ways you can engage at Parkside Church.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We ARE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
We believe in one God who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a perfect life, was put to death on a cross, and after three days, resurrected from the dead. He ascended into Heaven where He is now at the right hand of the Father.
We believe that it is only through Jesus' sacrifice that we have a relationship with the Father. Our identity as His sons and daughters gives us unending purpose to worship His name. Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we take joy in encouraging one another, and lifting high His name.