Public assemblies---We meet regularly in order to edify one another and worship God as we sing, pray and teach. Three assemblies, two on Sunday and one on Wednesday are scheduled for these purposes. Each first day of the week we partake of the Lord's Supper and collect the funds needed for our work (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:17-34; 14:1-40; Eph. 5:19; 1 Cor. 16:1-3).
Edification---Early Christians edified one another when they came together (1 Cor. 14:3-5,12, 17,26,31) and this is the purpose of our Bible classes. While the spiritual training of children is the duty of parents in the home, we provide classes for all ages but these are not intended to take the place of private Bible study with children on a daily basis.
Evangelism---In the first century churches provided wages to evangelists in order that they might preach the gospel (Phil. 4:15-16; 1 Cor. 9:1-14; 2 Cor. 11:8-9) and we do this both locally and elsewhere. We frequently ask other evangelists to be with us for a week or week-end to speak on special themes.
In addition to these activities we are concerned with...
Benevolence---First century churches provided material assistance to other saints and churches as needs arose (2 Cor. 8-9; 1 Cor. 16:1-3; Acts 4:32-35). As similar needs arise today we seek to follow the same pattern.
Organization---The Parkway church is not affiliated with any other church or churches of Christ. We are independent and autonomous and are not a part of any denominational structure.
Elders---Part of the structure of first century churches was elders (Phil. 1:1) who were to provide for spiritual leadership (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Tit. 1:5-9; 1 Thess. 5:12- 13). Three men currently serve in this capacity-- Gus Cargile, Rob Perkins, and David Smitherman.