“GO, THEREFORE, AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.” MATTHEW 28:19
Parkside partners with Gospel-believing and sharing ministries in order to 1) spread Christ's love locally, nationally, and internationally, 2) build a missional culture in our congregation, and 3) increase the participation of members and partnerships to make a significant difference for the glory of Christ.
When you give to missions at Parkside, a percentage of your giving will support the variety of local and statewide ministries, as well as missionaries serving around the world. Every year, we dedicate November as our Missions Month where we encourage generous giving to support missions in our town, state, and around the world.
God has placed Parkside here in Grayson County to be a light to our local communities. There are many opportunities to serve our local partners and spread the Gospel. Below is a list of our local partners.
Texoma Family Shelter - Local shelter for families
Denison Ministerial Alliance - Collaboration of churches to assist those in need.
True Options - Pregnancy Center
Denison Helping Hands - Local Food Pantry
Center Cross/H.E.A.T. - Homeless Ministry
Living Hope Fellowship - Local church
Parkside also works and gives to organizations that share the Gospel with people across our nation. Our church takes a family mission trip to various places to work with Builders for Christ. We also support the North American Mission Board in their effort to plant churches and send missionaries all over North America. Below is our list of National Partners.
North American Mission Board - Church Plants
Builders for Christ - Building Churches
Southern Baptists of Texas - Texas Missions
Habitat for Humanity - Affordable housing
God has called us to also be ambassadors for Him all over the world. We seek to reach those in other cultures and nations and share the light of Christ. We have seen God call several people to leave their life in the States behind and become missionaries full-time. Below are some of our international partners.
Smaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child
International Mission's Board - Foreign Missionaries
Women on Mission - Praying Group for Missionaries
Parkside Missionaries on the Field
Ben & Meagan Stith
Ben and Meagan Stith are one of Parkside's young adult couples who are following the call to the mission field, through the organization Beyond. They will be heading to Southeast Asia at the end of July 2023. Their first 18 months there will be focused on learning the language, acclimating to the culture, and learning from other Beyond workers in the field. Then, they plan on joining other workers as "Movement Servants", working alongside other believers, as they see the Lord move in Disciple Making Movements. CLICK HERE to sign up for updates from Ben & Meagan.
Ben and Meagan are able to go and share the Gospel because of financial support from their friends, family, church, and others who have heard their story and want to help. If you would like to support Ben and Meagan with a monthly gift or a one-time gift, CLICK HERE!
The Hanks Family
The Hanks family, Chuck, Tiffany, Emma, and Ben, moved to Lima, Peru in 2021 as a self-funded missionary for the Internation Mission Board. They work alongside Peruvian pastors to reach Lima and the surrounding areas with the message of the Gospel. Along with hosting Bible studies in their home and street evangelism, Chuck also works alongside other missionaries to provide video and graphic support to aid in spreading the Gospel. If you would like to partner with the Hanks family financially with a one-time gift or a reoccurring gift, CLICK HERE!
Rode Hao started to fill the call to missions in 2020. Through much prayer and talking to friends and family, Rode decided to begin the process of applying to be a missionary with the International Mission Board. Over several months Rode met with advisors, participated in extensive training, and quit her local job to follow the call God placed upon her life. She was sent to Lima, Peru to work alongside the missionaries to spread the light of the Gospel. Rode is fully supported by the International Mission Board through the Cooperative Program. Continue to pray for Rode as she is in language training to be able to effectively communicate in Peru.