We are so thankful for you and grateful for your interest in Friendship Baptist Church! There are many great opportunities to be active and engaged in growth at Friendship – for people of all ages. It is in small groups that people can get close enough to know each other, to care and share, to challenge and support, to confide and confess, to forgive and be forgiven, to laugh and weep together, to be accountable to each other, to watch over each other and to grow together. Personal growth does not happen in isolation. It is the result of interactive relationships. Small groups are God’s gift to foster changes in character and spiritual growth. We hope you will allow us to assist you in your spiritual growth and worship. These Bible study groups meet each week on Sunday mornings at 9:00.
Adults 40-60 years of age
Ladies of all ages
|Room 304||Donna Schmidt|
Adults 30-50 years of age
|Modular Unit 2a||Robert Brown|
Adults 20-40 years of age
|Modular Unit 2b||Larry Davis|
Adults 20-30 years of age
|Room 306||Craig & Lee Ann Brown|
|College & Career
Adults 18-25 years of age
|Room 303||Kelly Hudspeth|
|Bed Babies||Room C201||Judy Grounds & Leah Hobbs|
|Toddlers||Room C200||Bridget Browning|
|2 & 3 Year Olds||Room C202||Billie Stuber & Tammy Barclay|
|4 Year Olds & Kindergarten||Room C204||Monica Brown & Lynda Wilkins|
|1st & 2nd Grade||Room C206||Patty Bickerstaff|
||Room C203||Heather & Madison Reid|
|4th & 5th Grade||Room C205||Frank & Sherry Queen|
|Middle School Girls||Modular Unit 1||Rachel Diefenbach|
|Middle School Boys||Modular Unit 1||Andrew Halligan|
|High School Girls
||Modular Unit 1||Melissa Hawkins|
|High School Boys||Modular Unit 1||Josh Hawkins|
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus told His disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you…” In our effort to follow the Great Commission, Friendship uses the strategy exemplified in Acts 1:8 to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world by being “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The possibilities are endless as we build bridges in our community, throughout our country, and around the world.
In June, Friendship will send its third mission team to Vidor, Texas. This small community is still reeling from damage caused from Hurricane Harvey. The team from Friendship will assist local residence by hanging dry-wall, finishing dry-wall, and painting. We have partnered with Nehemiah’s Vision, a local ministry committed to helping people rebuild their homes.
Labor For Your Neighbor is a community outreach ministry coordinated through our Sunday morning small groups at Friendship. Each small group seeks to make a positive impact on our community by going beyond the four-walls of the church building and demonstrating Christ’s love to others. In past months, our small groups have renovated a home for a single mother, organized a community water-play-day for a local housing project, and performed needed yard work for widows in our area. There is still much to do! Lots need cleaning, yards need mowing, homes need to be repaired, but, even more importantly, people need to see the love of Christ in action. Friendship is committed to seeking ways to move the church into the community so that others may believe.
Upcoming Mission Opportunities:
- April 29, 2018 – Labor For Your Neighbor.
- June 24-29, 2018 – Mission Team to Vidor, Texas.
- October 21, 2018 – Labor For Your Neighbor.
Psalm 150 instructs us to “Praise the Lord. Praise Him in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens…. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” This instruction forms the basis for our choral ministry at Friendship Baptist Church: to joyfully come into God’s presence with thanksgiving and joyful praise. Our choir assists in leading worship during our 10:15 a.m. service and presents powerful special presentations to honor our Risen Savior. The music and worship ministry at Friendship has a three-fold objective:
- To reach the lost and disciple believers through the message of the music;
- To create an atmosphere of Christ-centered worship; and
- To prepare the hearts of the people to respond to the message from God’s Word.
“Let the Word of God dwell in your richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16
Small Group Studies
Small groups exist as a way for people to engage in Biblical community that helps them become more like Jesus in every area of their lives. We live in an increasingly fragmented and disconnected world. Though social media and other technology have made our world seemingly more connected, people have fewer genuine friends than ever before. It feels scary and threatening to allow ourselves to be known or to invest in knowing someone else at a deep level. It is much easier and more convenient to stay on the surface. Yet when we take the risk of being authentic with a small group of people, we can experience God’s grace and love coming through others, which leads to freedom and transformation. Like iron sharpening iron, the relationships we form within our small communities can become a tool for God to use in our character transformation.
Friendship provides a spring and fall semester of small group Bible studies for adults that meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00.