Park Community Church Welcomes Lupton and Fuder to Speak on Missional Living in the City

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Park Community Church, a non-denominational contemporary church on the northsdie of Chicago, is in the middle of a message series entitled: "Missional Living in the City" and is excited to welcome Robert Lupton and Dr. John Fuder to address issues of gentrification and mercy ministry in the city on April 29 (Lupton) and May 6 (Fuder). Park Community Church meets at Francis Parker School at 2233 N Clark Street at Webster. More information can be found at our website at http://www.parkcommunitychurch.org.

Park Community Church, a non-denominational contemporary church on the northsdie of Chicago, is in the middle of a message series entitled: "Missional Living in the City" and is excited to welcome Robert Lupton and Dr. John Fuder to address issues of gentrification and mercy ministry in the city on April 29 (Lupton) and May 6 (Fuder). Park Community Church meets at Francis Parker School at 2233 N Clark Street at Webster. More information can be found at our website at http://www.parkcommunitychurch.org.

ROBERT LUPTON - GENTRIFICATION IN THE CITY - APRIL 29

Park Community Church is excited to announce that Bob Lupton will be speaking at all three church services on Sunday, April 29, 2007 on the issue of our response to gentrification in the city. Park Community Church meets at Francis Parker School, 2233 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614 at 9 am, 11 am and 5:30 pm.

Bob Lupton is a Christian community developer and an entrepreneur who brings together communities of resource with communities of need. He has invested more than 34 years of his life in inner-city Atlanta. Through Family Consultation Service Urban Ministries, which he directs, he has developed three mixed-income subdivisions, organized two multiracial congregations, started many businesses, created housing for hundreds of families, and initiated a wide variety of human services.

Bob Lupton is the author of several books - Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor, Theirs is the Kingdom: Celebrating the Gospel in Urban America, and Renewing the City: Reflections on Community Development and Urban Renewal. Lupton earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Georgia, and he speaks at conferences and churches across the nation.

You can read more about Lupton and Family Consultation Service at http://www.fcsministries.org. To find out more about Park Community Church in Chicago, visit http://www.parkcommunitychurch.org.

DR. JOHN FUDER - SERVING THE CITY - MAY 6

Park Community Church is excited to announce that Dr. John Fuder will be speaking at all three church services on Sunday, May 6, 2007 on the issue of serving the city through mercy ministries. Park Community Church meets at Francis Parker School, 2233 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614 at 9 am, 11 am and 5:30 pm.

John Fuder is a professor at Moody Bible Institute's Graduate School in the heart of Chicago. He spent twelve years with City Team Ministries in San Jose and two years with Impact Ministries in Chicago.
He is a graduate of Prairie Bible College, Pepperdine University, and Biola University. He served with various urban ministries in California and Chicago prior to joining the staff of Moody. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Missiological Society. He is the editor of A Heart for the City, (Moody Press), and author of Training Students for Urban Ministry:
An Experiential Approach, (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2001).

ABOUT PARK COMMUNITY CHURCH

Park Community Church is a non-denominational, contemporary Christian church with a heart for the city of Chicago. Park's presence in the city began 19 years ago, when a group of individuals in their 20's and 30's envisioned a vibrant church where the truth of the Gospel could be clearly and creatively communicated to the surrounding community. A place for people to connect, to grow and to serve.

Park's lakefront location in the midst of several dynamic North Side neighborhoods is a result of our belief that God has called us to play a role in the spiritual renewal of Chicago. To that end, we are partnering with other churches and organizations to be part of a movement to live out our vision: to be a biblical community where the Gospel of Jesus Christ transforms lives, renews the city and impacts the world.

To find out more about Park Community Church in Chicago, visit http://www.parkcommunitychurch.org.

Contact: Steve Lavey 312.404.0006

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