The 312 Project: the Process

The 312 Project: the Process

As you've heard over the last year or so, we have exciting plans in store for 312 Hance, the amazing property and building which was formerly the home of our new MCC brothers and sisters. We want to provide our community with an overview of those plans and describe the way that we're approaching the 312 Project.

November Update

November Update

While we are all waiting for another important November update (a little election humor!), we wanted to give you some important Park Church updates to fill you in on what we've been up to in October, as well as what we're looking forward to in November and beyond.

312 at 312

312 at 312

Join us every Thursday at 3:12PM - from wherever you are - to pray for God’s Kingdom to come here in Monmouth County at 312 Hance as it is in heaven! Just don’t close your eyes if you’re driving!

Counterintuitive Solidarity, Part 2

Counterintuitive Solidarity, Part 2

About five years ago I came across a book called The Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. God used this book (and many others since then) to begin transforming my understanding of racism in America.
One of the most helpful ideas came in a chapter titled, “Don’t Go with Your Gut,” where author, theologian, and Jesus-follower, Drew Hart, calls Christians to adopt a posture he calls counterintuitive solidarity. To help explain, Hart makes a big claim: “most white Americans (Christian included) have been blind to the racism and oppression that has been so prevalent on this soil for the first 350 years, ever since Jamestown was formed.”

Counterintuitive Solidarity, Part 1

Counterintuitive Solidarity, Part 1

A faint memory from my college days recently came back to me. I was walking down the hall in our library when I overheard a conversation among a group of black students. The young woman speaking was hurt and upset. In fact, she was livid. I didn’t hear enough to understand the total context, but I knew it had to do with race on campus and a recent experience of hers...

Talking About Race with Our Kids

Talking About Race with Our Kids

Hello parents. As we all know, the last week has been a tumultuous week in our nation - circling around the issues of race and injustice. Issues that we cannot and should not ignore, because of how very important they are. They're important for our nation, for the church, for our church, for our families, for our kids, for you, and for me. Your kids might be wondering what's going on out there, and you might not be completely confident with how to talk to them about it.