Parkway Christian Church and Schools: Won’t You Journey With Us?
My friend…here you will find the story of a church and its associated schools that has a burden, born from an understanding of a divine call, to grow into the future. But this call isn’t new. Parkway Christian Church and Schools has a proven half century of providing worship, mission and service opportunities, along with a well-rounded Christian Education for young people and their families. Today we are poised to grow into the future…and I am excited to be the lead minister at such a time as this.
In the sixth chapter of the book of Isaiah, the prophet paints a vivid and awesome portrait of heaven. Overwhelmed by the power of God that emanated from His holy temple, the prophet fell to his knees in wonder. And the sound he heard was a repeating mantra straight from the mouth of God, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” To that question the prophet humbly offered “Here I am, Lord, send me.” (Isaiah 6:8) Parkway Christian Church has considered the same question and has answered as Isaiah did long ago.
Every day at Parkway, throngs of children and those who care for them gather to learn more about their relationship with God, God’s world, and our place in it. These young people are exposed to a rigorous academic program, presented in a loving family atmosphere that unmistakably speaks to the witness of Christ. The same is true for the congregation that worships here. Life lessons, which challenge and inspire all to go into the world and make it a better place, form the foundation of the church’s entire ministry. Parkway has truly answered the call to send forth into the world those who want to make it a better place.
But today Parkway faces challenges to fulfilling its ministry. Our church’s chapel is too small to accommodate the congregations that fill it on Chapel days, during special events and on holidays. Our Middle School program continues to grow and recent classroom additions have accommodated that growth. However, we need land for further expansion. It is our dream to have a dedicated building for our Upper School and fields for our growing athletic program. Of course, our younger ones aren’t to be left out. Improvements are needed to our existing Preschool building which will make it a more comfortable and versatile space. And finally, because we want to impact the world around us, we also envision establishing an endowed scholarship fund which will provide a college scholarship for deserving low income students from Broward County. Since its founding, Parkway believes that education, combined with the love of Jesus, is the way to improve the world. The Disciples Scholarship Fund will do just that.
Yes friend, I agree…our goals are lofty. But as you explore this website, it is my hope that you too will catch a glimpse of our vision and become as excited as I am. After all, God has not stopped calling his faithful ones into service. If we all listen carefully, the voice of the Lord still calls, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Parkway Christian Church and Schools has answered the call and we are poised to start our journey of faithfulness. I ask you now, “won’t you journey with us?”
God Bless You!
Rev. Dr. David Walton, Senior Minister
Parkway Christian Church and Schools