Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will life a live of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. North Park church is here for you. It is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you!

 

Sunday morning worship time is 9:30 a.m. 

Sunday School follows at 11:00 a.m.

 


Our Mission & Vision

To ensure that we follow God’s path with every step, it is important for us to pray, to remain true to His Word, and to articulate the tenor in which we will move and minister as a church.  That tenor is summarized in five words:  Building A Community Of Faith.

What do these words mean to us from a Christian perspective?

Building – North Park will be a church that is continually looking forward to the call of God, always striving to be active, dynamic, open and deliberate in growing spiritually, emotionally and physically.  Essential to this building is a mindset of outreach, a foundation in Christ, the direction of the Holy Spirit, the instruction of the Holy Bible and the communication of prayer.  We are committed to building, not just standing still!  (Matthew 28:19-20; I Peter 2:4-5; Psalm 127:1)

Community – North Park will strive to be a caring, supportive, open and reaching church family.  We seek to be a community/family of God that is filled with a diversity of God’s children.  Essential to fostering this community is true corporate worship, a ministry of care and encouragement, an atmosphere of prayer and concern for each other, and a common goal of being Christ-like in our love for all.  We are committed to a true Biblical image of community.  (Matthew 22:37-40; Ephesians 4:29, 32; I Thessalonians 5:11)

Faith – North Park is a community of faith – faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.  It is on this faith that we build our community.  Essential to our faith experience is meaningful worship in which we experience the presence of God, an active and affirming prayer life, Biblical teaching and preaching for all ages, and an awareness of the presence, power and leading of the Holy Spirit.  We are committed to a Biblically based faith experience in Jesus Christ.  (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 2:6-7; Matthew 7:24-25)

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayer.  Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.  All the believers were together and had everything in common.  Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all people.  And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.  Acts 2:42-47

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 

Pastor Paul Fazio

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Paul has a passion for unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at  North Park Reformed  Church for twelve years. He and his wife have two children.

 

Consistory

The Consistory comprises elected and ordained officers responsible for overall administration of the ministry of North Park.  The Consistory oversees and collaborates with Ministry Teams to enable the church to praise and honor God, demonstrate Christ’s love and do His work.

The Consistory is composed of five Elders and five Deacons.  These individuals are chosen by God, empowered through spiritual gifts and abilities, and affirmed through nomination and election by the congregation.  Ordained staff (i.e., Senior Pastor) also serves on Consistory; the Senior Pastor usually moderates Consistory meetings.


Ministry Teams

Overseen by Consistory and guided by charters, Ministry Teams encourage and pursue the work of Christ within the church, the community and the world.

Ministry Teams identify, design and carry out ministry activities in the following areas:

Administration:  Responsible for financial business and planning, including developing the annual budget in cooperation with the Deacons; insurance, taxation and government issues; physical plant needs, including planning, development and maintenance of church properties; annual performance review of paid (non-ordained) staff; and related business issues.

Caring & Fellowship:  Responsible for facilitating regular visitation of shut-ins, care and support for the ill; encouragement for those in emotional and spiritual need; small groups ministry; and regular activities and events that bring the family of North Park together to build fellowship and unity. This work is done in partnership with the Caring Elder and Caring Deacon.

Education & Youth:  Responsible for educational and discipleship programs, events and staffing, including Sunday School (all ages), youth programming and related activities.

Mission & Outreach:  Responsible for planning and implementing outreach activities; mission projects; activities that welcome and engage visitors; missionary communications; and related efforts to share Christ’s love and the Gospel message beyond the walls of North Park.

Worship:  Responsible for planning and implementing worship- and music-related ministries and support systems that seek to glorify God and allow worshipers to experience Him.  This team works closely with the Senior Pastor.


Affiliation:

We are a congregation of the Reformed Church in America (www.rca.org) and a church in the Southwest Michigan Classis. (http://www.swmiclassis.org)
 




Directions

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9am to 3pm.

Church Location & Address: 1316 Barney Rd., Kalamazoo, MI  49004. (map)

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (269) 345-6718 | Fax: (269) 345-8820

Email: northparkoffice@tds.net

 

 

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Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of North Park Reformed Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. North Park members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as bringing a meal to a family in need, to building a sedation suite at the local hospital.


Music

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Several church members get involved in the music ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the children’s choir. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of North Park Church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.


 

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of North Park Church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in an audio format. We also maintain an active Facebook feed for additional church communication.


 

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. North Park Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, a team of volunteers is praying for the community of believers and for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.


Children’s SonShine Church

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, North Park holds a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. SonShine church is  a special place where children can come to encounter God; to be still with God and to listen to God.  And it is a place where they can respond to God’s story.


 



Share The Gospel!

North Park Reformed Church has links to our weekly sermons. You can browse the selection below to keep up with the teaching ministry.


Audio Sermon Archive

 

Jul 27, 2014
Bread of Heaven
Series: No Series
Exodus 16
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Jul 27, 2014Bread of Heaven
    Jul 27, 2014
    Bread of Heaven
    Series: No Series
    Exodus 16
  • Jul 20, 2014Rainbow Warriors
    Jul 20, 2014
    Rainbow Warriors
    Series: No Series
    Genesis 9:12-17; John 3:16-17
  • Jul 13, 2014Auto Pilate?
    Jul 13, 2014
    Auto Pilate?
    Series: No Series
    Matthew 27:11-26
  • Jul 6, 2014“For the People, By the People”… That’s All?
    Jul 6, 2014
    “For the People, By the People”… That’s All?
    Series: No Series
    Ephesians 3:14-19
  • Jun 29, 2014A Unique Experience?
    Jun 29, 2014
    A Unique Experience?
    Series: No Series
    Acts 8:26-39
  • Jun 22, 2014Yawho, Yawhat, Yahweh?
    Jun 22, 2014
    Yawho, Yawhat, Yahweh?
    Series: No Series
    Exodus 3:1-14
  • Jun 15, 2014Holding Them Changes Everything!
    Jun 15, 2014
    Holding Them Changes Everything!
    Series: No Series
    Luke 2:22-35
  • Jun 8, 2014The Koheleth Equation!
    Jun 8, 2014
    The Koheleth Equation!
    Series: No Series
    Ecclesiastes
  • Jun 1, 2014Moe, Larry, Curly, ME?
    Jun 1, 2014
    Moe, Larry, Curly, ME?
    Series: No Series
    Daniel 3
  • May 25, 2014If Church Is a Verb, So Is Memorial
    May 25, 2014
    If Church Is a Verb, So Is Memorial
    Series: No Series
    Judges 8:22-28

 

 

 

 



One of Those Days, Weeks, Months, Years?

2 Corinthians 4:7-18

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

It’s been one of those perplexing weeks.  Troubles both large and small test and prove the truth of this Scripture passage.  The challenges keep pressing in, and the reality is, we are clay jars that are fragile and prone to chipping, cracking and breaking.  Physically, emotionally, relationally, fiscally, environmentally – we are broken! 

But it also says very clearly that the death of Christ is carried around in our body so that the life of Christ may also be revealed in our body.  Therefore we should not lose heart because even though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly we are being renewed!  Is this evident in our lives?  Do we hold on to this spirit of faith? 

The reason we may not see this renewal is because of the zombie syndrome.  Our society is obsessed with the undead – those things that live forever.  We like plastic pots, not clay pots.  However, we need to come back to scripture that tells us that our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory.  We need to fix our eyes on what is unseen and eternal, not on what is seen and temporary.  The things of this world are what we can see and are temporary.  But they will not work to fill the clay pots.  Most of our experience is of this world, but the real treasure is unseen and eternal.  This world cannot take it away.  Are we really aware of what brings peace and hope in our lives?  Do we live into the plastic pot/zombie syndrome or are we living as clay pots, maybe cracked and broken, but filling ourselves with the eternal things of God?  The hope, love and salvation offered by Christ Jesus are what gives true life.



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