We are so grateful that you are considering visiting us in the near future. We believe that God is sovereign (all powerful, supreme, in charge of everything), and that it is not simply happenstance that you are thinking about joining us on a Sunday for our Weekend Service (Ps. 139:13-16). Whether you've never visited a church before, or you were born in the middle of the Sanctuary, we want you to know that we are excited to meet you, we are not offended by your doubts or questions, we do not have it all together (nor do we think it's very life-giving to pretend we do (Ps. 32:1-5)), and we are a people imperfectly aiming to make disciples of Jesus for the glory of God in the city of McKinney, and beyond.
When visiting a new place, a few questions often come to mind: How long will the service be? Will there be childcare? Are they going to make all the visitors stand up and shout their favorite ice cream flavor? (Easy, introverts...that last one's a joke. Fear not.)
Hopefully we can answer your questions, and give you some good resources below:
How long will the service be?
You can plan on an hour and a half, beginning at 10:30a and ending at 12:00p.
What about my children?
On Sundays, we offer age-appropriate teaching for children age birth through high school:
At 9:00 a.m., during the Theological Equipping classes (TEC), our Preschool Ministry cares for and teaches the truth of the scriptures to children from birth up to Kindergarten, and our Elementary Ministry conducts our Children’s Equipping Classes where we dig a little deeper into the word with our Kindergarten through 5th graders, working on scripture memorization and a more robust understanding of what the Bible teaches.
At 10:30 a.m., during the Worship Service, our Elementary children go to service with their parents, and the Preschool Ministry continues to care for and teach the littlest ones.
At 5:30 p.m., our Youth Ministry (6th - 12 grade) meets at the church for worship, theological study, and fellowship under the leadership of our staff and elders.
Here’s a visual chart of how ministry to children looks most weeks at Parkway:
5600 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, Texas 75071
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