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Bible Study

Worship is a core value for Friendship because we believe that when our worship honors God, all of our other core values are strengthened. Evangelism and ministry flow out of a life that has learned to worship. Christ-likeness and servant-mindedness are cultivated in the environment of genuine worship. Worship impacts all that we are and all that we do. Worship at Friendship is a rich experience as we long for the moving of God’s Holy Spirit in worship.  Sometimes our services are filled with joyful celebration. At other times we are more contemplative and reflective. Every member of Friendship is encouraged to practice regular times of private worship throughout the week and to be present when the congregation gathers for worship as the body of Christ.

ClassLocationTeacher

Adults

  
King’s Messengers
Senior Adults
SanctuaryHutch Hutcheson
Abundant Life
Adults 40-60 years of age
Room 305Morris Alvey
Grace Ladies
Ladies of all ages
Room 304Donna Schmidt
Adult 2
Adults 30-50 years of age
Modular Unit 2aMark Bond
Adult 1
Adults 20-40 years of age
Modular Unit 2bAnthony Copeland
Young Adults
Adults 20-30 years of age
Room 306Jeff & Traci Lawrence
College & Career
Adults 18-25 years of age
Room 303Kelly Hudspeth

Preschool

  
Bed BabiesRoom C201Judy Grounds & Jeanette King
ToddlersRoom C200Pat Trice
2 & 3 Year OldsRoom C202Tammy Barclay
4 Year Olds & KindergartenRoom C204Lynda Wilkins

Children

  
1st  & 2nd GradeRoom C206Patty Bickerstaff
3rd & 4th Grade
Room C203Bridget Browning
5th GradeRoom C205Sherry Queen

Students

  
Middle School & High School GirlsModular Unit 1Billie Stuber
Middle School BoysModular Unit 1Andrew Halligan
 High School BoysModular Unit 1Josh Hawkins

Missions

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.

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.

In June, Friendship will send a mission team to Central Cuba. The church is currently supporting three Cuban pastors in this region. We will be assisting all three churches with Vacation Bible School in an effort to share the Gospel with children and their families.  

In December, Friendship will take its fourth team to Atlanta, Georgia to assist with Operation Christmas Child. Friendship volunteers will work in the processing center preparing shoe boxes for shipment.

Upcoming Mission Opportunities

Music

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:

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

Adult Small Group Bible Studies – Spring 2020

February 9 – March 29

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. 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. The following classes will meet at Friendship February 9 through March 29, from 6:00-7:00 pm. If you would like more information about a particular study, please email [email protected].

Jesus Among Other Gods


In a world with so many religions, why Jesus?

We are living in a time when you can believe anything, as long as you do not claim it to be true. In the name of “tolerance,” our postmodern culture embraces everything from Eastern mysticism to New Age spirituality. But as Ravi Zacharias points out, such unquestioning acceptance of all things spiritual is absurd. All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true.

Jesus Among Other Gods provides the answers to the most fundamental claims about Christianity, such as:

  • Aren’t all religions fundamentally the same?
  • Was Jesus who He claimed to be?
  • Can one study the life of Christ and demonstrate conclusively that He was and is the way, the truth, and the life?

Class meets in Modular Unit 1B.
No cost.

Old Testament Survey 1

Step by Step Through the Old Testament provides a framework for understanding and interpreting the Old Testament, and teaches biblical background material. 

Class meets in Modular Unit 1 A.
No cost.

Like No Other

Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith. That statement may seem obvious, but even Christians need a constant reminder that everything in our faith is built upon the person and work of Jesus Christ. Every aspect of Jesus’ life – from His birth to His current exalted state – is unique from any other person. His uniqueness means His life and character merit our fullest attention, and because He is uniquely God, His life and character greatly impact our lives.

Session titles:

  1. Promised Like No Other (Isaiah 53:2-12)
  2. A Birth Like No Other (Luke 1:26-35)
  3. Power Like No Other (Mark 4:35-41)
  4. Teachings Like No Other (Mark 1:21-22; 10:17-22)
  5. Death Like No Other (Matthew 27:28-31, 45-50,54)
  6. Resurrected Like No Other (Matthew 28:1-10)
  7. Ascended Like No Other (Acts 1:3-11)
  8. Exalted Like No Other (Ephesians 1:7-10, 18-23) 

Class meets in the Worship Center.
No cost.