Life is not meant to be lived alone. We all have an innate desire to be understood, to be cared for, to connect with others, to matter to other people, to find our tribe, crew, squad, group, friends, to go through life with, being loved and loving.
Parkway Family Small Groups are open and inviting groups that help people know and love God and lovingly connect with one another as we unite and build on the foundation of Jesus and center our lives together on Scripture to impact the culture and world in word and actions.
Jesus helps us understand how to live these priorities through His teaching and in what He modeled. Jesus gathered a small group and he gathered large groups to help them love God and love people. He walked, traveled, ate, lived, cried, laughed, loved and shared His very self with His disciples and others. His final command to His followers before ascending to heaven was for them, now us, to go to all the people of the world, loving God and loving people, and help them become disciples, as He made disciples. In our small groups, we aim to love and live like Jesus and to apply God’s Word in all areas of our lives.
If you are not currently in a Small Group, our groups are always open and new groups are starting each semester. Contact our Small Group Connect Team or fill out the form below for more information on how to start or join a group!
New Group! THE UPPER ROOM - Led by Bart Gammons. Our group is very eclectic. There are families with elementary age schoolchildren all the way to grandchildren. We deeply care about each other and have thoughtful discussions.
WHEN: Sunday Evenings, 5:30pm
WHERE: Parkway Campus, Upstairs in the FLC
KINGDOM SEEKERS - Led by Kenny Hood. For anyone from age 40 and up: families in the midst of parenting, singles, and empty nesters are all welcome to join us in studying God’s word and seeking His Kingdom together.
WHEN: Sunday mornings at 8:00a.
WHERE: Virtually, via Zoom. Contact Kenny for link.
BASIC - Led by Chris Basic. Our group is for absolutely anybody!
WHEN: Sunday mornings
WHERE: Rotating either at 9:30am on Parkway grounds, or 9:00am at one of our houses.
EMBRACE - Led by David Grollimund and Jason Swoap. Our group consists of married couples in their 30s and up. Those with kids range from newborns to Elementary School age. We also have couples with young grandchildren. All are welcome and we look forward to studying God's Word and fellowshipping together.
WHEN: Sunday at 11:00am
WHERE: Both in person and via Zoom at a members house.
CATAPULT - Led by Mike Young. Young married couples, and parents of young children. This group has an emphasis on launching new leaders from within.
WHEN: Sundays 11:00am
WHERE: Parkway Pavilion
YOUNG COUPLES - Led by Nathan Taylor & Drew Stewart. The group consists of young newly married and engaged couples seeking to follow hard after Jesus Christ and learn how to grow strong Christian families! Also, we love food!
WHEN: Sundays at 6:30pm
New Group! TANNER - Led by Joe Tanner. Intentionally, our small group is diverse in age and position of life. We have a mix of single, married, young and “older.” Adults, kids, teens, and toddlers are all in this together doing life on life. We are normal people. We’d love to have you come check us out.
WHEN: Sunday nights 6:30-8:00pm, starting Octobet 4th
WHERE: Winterpock/Riverway Area
WHERE: Locations Vary. Email for more info.
AGAPE - Led by Tony Sendaydiego. Agape is geared for adults 55 years and older, although younger adults are welcome.
WHEN: Sundays, 11am
WHERE: Virtually, via Google Meet
COLLEGE AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (CYP) - Led by George Siler. The college and young professionals ministry of Parkway Baptist Church exists to reach, train, equip, and disciple college students to be reproducible Christ-followers who challenge culture and fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).
WHEN: Tuesdays at 7:00pm
WHERE: Locations Vary
ECKERD - Led by Paul Eckerd. We have 6 couples that range in age from late 40s to 70s. We have older to adult children.
WHEN: Every other Tuesday 7:00pm
WHERE: Varying members' home.
TRUTH SEEKERS - Led by Jim Ingle. We are currently a small group of thirty somethings to retirees with a wide range of families with children of all ages as well as a few with no children. We support one another as Real people walking with Christ, inviting others, and serving together to reach our neighbors and the nations.
WHEN: Wednesday Evenings, 6:30p
WHERE: Parkway Campus (contact Jim for more details)
HOBSON - Led by Ron Hobson. The group seeks to promote and strengthen Christ-centered marriages. We believe that these marriages will provide a safe and authentic platform for their children to explore a relationship with the Lord. Like the Apostle John stated, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." (I John 1:4). We pray for our children and prioritize their spiritual development. Ages late 30s to mid 50s. Parents have children from late elementary school to early college. We're looking to expand the group with others that want to make an impact for His kingdom. A puppy named “Phyllis” is the group mascot. Careers range from doctor to master swim instructor. All members need the forgiveness offered by Jesus Christ – some way more than others. Christ-centered marriages and the blessing of rebellious children are common. We gather to consume the Word of God and drink from the living water. Basically, the group consists of a bunch of weird people that wish to know the living God in a deeper and more meaningful way.
WHEN: Wednesdays at 6:30pm
WHERE: Varies (Virtually, and in-person at different locations)
BARTON - Led by Jay Barton. We fellowship together, do Bible study together, and pray for each other together at our meetings. We are going to meet virtually as we start back but typically we met in our home in Midlothian. Most of us are parents of adult children but we welcome anyone (although we cannot provide child care once we are meeting in person again).
WHEN: Every other Wednesday at 7:00pm (Starting 9/30)
WHERE: Virtually for now. Contact Jay for more info.
New Group! AUTRY - Led by Brian Autry. The small group focuses on building fellowship with a biblical focus, offering an opportunity to focus life in the Bible, application of the Bible along with connection to current sermon series being taught at Parkway. The group seeks to offer encouragement adults in their walk with Christ as we serve Him. The group meets in person every other week, utilizes technology to stay connected off weeks, and also offers additional opportunities for the group and our families to connect, fellowship, and serve. Starts October 2020
WHEN: Every other Thursday at 6:30pm
WHERE: Fox Club Lane, Midlothian (Near Cosby High School)
New Group! ODEN - Led by Travis Oden. For families of school-aged children. Starts October 2020
WHEN: Thursday nights, starting October 8th, 6:30pm
WHERE: Fox Club Area, Midlothian
WOLFGANG - Led by John Wolfgang. Our group consists predominantly of families with school-aged children. Generally, the kids play while the parents meet.
WHEN: Thursdays at 6:30pm
WHERE: Parkway Pavilion
New Group! MARTIN - Led by Corey Martin.