Our Mission. As the Park is to the City, so the Word is to Life. This is what we believe about the Bible – that we can rest, play and run in the Word. We exist to promote Bible engagement in the urban church on a daily basis by creating short and smart materials – for individuals and small groups.
Our Unique Small Group Curriculum. Subway Series. The Subway Series is our unique small group curriculum that provides regular quiet times of 750 words or less – the same word limitation as op-eds in the New York Times. For more information, see here.
Our Daily Urban Devotional. 843 Acres. In 400 words or less, 843 Acres provides a reflection on one of two daily readings taken from the M’Cheyne Reading Plan. For more information, see here.
Our Founder: Bethany Jenkins. As a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Bethany has served as a leader of small groups and a leader-coach of other leaders for the past eight years and is mentored by Kathy Keller. Currently, she serves as President of The Park Forum. Prior to its founding, Bethany worked at the New York Stock Exchange, at the U.S. Department of State, and on Capitol Hill for Jennifer Dunn and Joe Scarborough. Bethany received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Stone Scholar and served as the Executive Writing and Research Editor on The Journal of Law and Social Problems. She received her M.A. from George Washington University and her B.A. from Baylor University. Bethany makes her home on the UWS of Manhattan.
- Adair Webb, Chair
- Rodney Gibson
- Logan Hennessey, Esq.
Legal Status. The Park Forum (TPF) is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to TPF are deductible under section 170 of the Code and TPF is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. TPF is incorporated under the laws of the State of New York.