At Parkway our mission begins with LOVING GOD. We follow what Christ called “The Greatest Commandment”.
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. Matthew 22:37-38
At Parkway we want to be known as people who love God. Loving God is the most important thing we do. Everything else flows out of this love. We want to be known as people who are living out our love for God in obedience. We want to be people of worship who are different from the world. We want to show the love of Christ in such a way that people will be drawn to His will and power.
At Parkway our mission continues with NURTURING PEOPLE. We want to be known as people who love people and show that love through investing our time and lives in others.. Jesus also said:
And the second [greatest commandment] is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:39
At Parkway nurturing means investing in, loving, caring for and encouraging people. We strive to positively affect the lives of the people with whom God as entrusted us. We want people to feel the love of Christ through we His people, whenever they have contact with Parkway. We believe this takes time and effort. We strive to give both to those around us as we represent Christ.
Our mission also includes SHARING CHRIST GLOBALLY. Sharing Christ is deeply embedded in the DNA of Parkway Baptist Church. We take seriously Christ’s charge in Acts 1:8 which says:
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
At Parkway we want to be known as people who love to share Christ. We believe with our whole hearts that every Christ follower is a missionary. Whether it is in our Jerusalem (West St. Louis County), our Judea (Missouri and Illinois) our Samaria (North America) or the Ends of the Earth (all nations) Parkway is committed to share the Good News of Christ with those who are hurting. We are committed to share His love with all those with whom God brings into our paths.