By God's Grace, there is a lot of ministry happening at Park Hill Baptist Church. Below is a quick overview of some main groups. If you would like more information on anything at all, please contact the office. We would love to connect you to a ministry.
In God's Grace,
- Pastor Seth
Safety and Training
We take our responsibility as protectors of children in our care very seriously.
Each PHBC volunteer who works with minors in any way must meet eligibility requirements spelled out in our Child Abuse Prevention policy, fill out a detailed application, submit to a background check and complete Child Abuse Prevention Training. Currently, we use the MinistrySafe program to administer our background checks and training.
Children's Ministry on Sunday morning
We have children’s classes during both the Sunday School hour (9:15-10:15 a.m.) and during the worship service. Below is a quick outline of how we work to show the love of Christ and teach the deep truths of God to each age:
Ages 0-3: These children are directed either to our “bed babies” or “toddlers” rooms where trained volunteers care for them. In the toddlers room, a general schedule is in place that allows opportunities for unstructured play time and times of instruction where children practice sitting and listening. Childcare for these ages is provided for the entirety of the Sunday School hour and during the worship service.
Ages 4 -Third Grade: These children meet for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., these children join the church body in the worship center to experience the first part of the service with their families. After the children’s message, these children are dismissed to Children’s Worship, where they have fellowship, prayer, singing and a lesson from the New City Catechism curriculum.
Fourth Grade and up: These children meet for Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. After Sunday School, they join the church body in the worship center for the entire service. Fourth- and fifth-grade students have the opportunity to serve as junior helpers once a month in Children’s Worship.
Awana, Trail Life and American Heritage Girls!
AWANA is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, AWANA gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.
Our Awana clubs meet on Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 p.m. during the school year. Our program serves ages Preschool-5th grade, and 7th-12th grade students have opportunities to join a class and be encouraged by older men & women (Titus 2) or to serve as Junior Helpers (after training) with our Awana Team!
For more about how to get involved in AWANA at PHBC click here!
Click here to read more information about the AWANA distinctives.
Click here for more information on the AWANA curriculum we use.
Trail Life USA / American Heritage Girls
In 2018, Park Hill Baptist Church chartered Troop MO-1955 of Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls troops, and is registering new members. We meet the first and third Sundays of the month from 3-4:30 p.m during the school year with some special events occurring over the summer months.
For more information on the national programs, click the logos below. Or, see additional information about joining Troop MO-1955.
Calling all young men!
Trail Life USA Troop MO-1955 invites you to Join the Trail!
What: Trail Life USA is a Christian Outdoor Adventure, Character, and Leadership Program for boys and young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers.
When: PHBC’s Trail Life troop meets the first and third Sundays each month from 3-4:30 p.m. during the school year. We also have a few special events during the summer! Our 2019-2020 year kicks off on Sunday, August 11.
How and who: To register, contact the office. Dues of $48 per boy help offset program costs. Trail Life USA is for males in grades K-12.
Calling all Young Women!
American Heritage Girls Troop MO-1955 invites you to join the fun!
What: American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for girls ages 5 to 18 that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.
When: PHBC’s American Heritage Girls troop meets the first and third Sundays each month from 3-4:30 p.m. during the school year. We also have a few special events during the summer! Our 2019-2020 year kicks off on Sunday, August 11.
How and who: To register contact the office. Dues of $51 per girl help offset program costs. American Heritage Girls is for females ages 5-18.
Youth Ministry (6TH-12TH GRADE)
Park Hill Baptist Church (PHBC) Youth meets 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday Evening, during the school year. Our youth room is located on the second floor. During that time we play games, eat food, sing worship songs and learn about who God is, what He has done for us, and how we are to respond in our own lives. Throughout the year different events are available that focus on fellowship and encouraging one another in Christ. These events may include local concerts, conferences, lock-ins, bowling, laser tag, etc.
We also meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15am in the youth room. On Sunday mornings we spend time in prayer and studying God’s Word so that we might live in a way that would honor God in all of our different areas of life, whether that be at home, at school, at our jobs, etc. We pray that the PHBC Youth would seek to have their heads, hearts, and hands transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
On Wednesday evenings we encourage the students to serve the local Church on our Awana Teams or to join with older Men & Women in our Bible Studies.
Adult Fellowship & Discipleship
Sunday morning we have several coed classes for various ages of adulthood, including a college/career class focusing on those who are going through some of the greatest times of transition in their lives. We also have a ladies & men's Sunday school class that study God's Word each Sunday morning. All five of these Sunday schools would love to have you join them for our Sunday school hour at 9:15AM.
Adult classes also are offered 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year.
We are dedicated to encouraging women to grow in the grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and seek to do that in a variety of ways, including:
Events and fellowship: Whether it is a ladies tea, a game night or the biennial ladies retreat—we seek to provide opportunities for fun and fellowship on a regular basis.
Women on Mission: Women on Mission meets at 6 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at a variety of homes. Each evening’s agenda includes an update or presentation from a missionary or a missions-focused organization, an activity that supports or contributes toward missions and, of course, fellowship and food!
Summer Book Clubs: Summer book clubs are an opportunity to get together with other women to read and discuss a book that will explain how God’s word addresses a variety of important topics, including quiet time, hospitality, spiritual disciplines, communication and biblical priorities. Book clubs generally run from June to August each year and take place in a variety of homes.
Events and fellowship: We are planning and pursuing new ways to fellowship and encourage one another. Check with Pastor Seth for details, input or information on how you can be a part of this quickly developing ministry!
Park Hill Baptist Church seeks to demonstrate the love of Christ to others through both word and deed. Some of the more formal ways we do this are listed below.
We support the Clay/Platte Baptist Association, an organization dedicated to planting new churches in our area and strengthening existing congregations.
Our various ministry teams plan events that both encourage our body, but also serve as an opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to participate, and often, to hear the message of the gospel. In the past we also have distributed New Testaments at nearby colleges, manned evangelism booths at the Parkville Days festival, and distributed gospel-themed flyers door-to-door.
Tremont Ministry: Park Hill helps low-income senior citizens in our neighborhood in the form of food-assistance. Volunteers visit monthly with supplies of food, and also put together “socials” in which the seniors may participate.
We support the Missouri Baptist Convention, and through that partnership we support missions throughout the state – from disaster relief to Christian higher education to the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home. To learn more about what PHBC supports through our partnership with the Missouri Baptist Convention (and how to pray for those programs) click here.
By virtue of our membership with the Southern Baptist Convention, Park Hill Baptist Church sponsors thousands of missionaries operating in both the United States and abroad through the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board respectively. We also support graduate education in theology and ministry at six theological seminaries (including Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary here in Kansas City), and underwrites the work of the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.