Historically, a parish is a district congregation that has a gospel presence in a particular neighborhood. Tenth Church has five parishes, each like a small congregation within the larger Tenth congregation.
Your parish is determined by where you live and provides a natural way for you to connect with Tenth people who live near you. Parishes provide opportunities for you to fellowship and study God’s Word during the week in small groups.
Our parish model is based on three biblical ideas. We desire to:
- Know the sheep (Acts 20:28).
- Build up and encourage the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-14).
- Be ministers of mercy to our brothers and sisters in Christ (Galatians 6:9-10).
Parish Pastoral Care
Each parish is led by one or two Parish Elders. Parish Elders provide prayer support, biblical counsel, and any other help you may need. Besides small groups, parishes build community through fun events and ministering to the needy and sick within the parish. Parish Councils, made up of church officers and leaders, meet monthly to discuss parish matters and to work together to minister to their parish community.