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.
Adults 40-60 years of age
|Room 305||Gary Roberts|
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|
|3rd Grade||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 July, a team from Friendship assisted Crosspoint Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky with a 1-day “Game On VBS” for children in the community. This mission opportunity is for families of all ages.
In October, Friendship will send its fourth 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.
In November, Friendship will take its second 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
Adult Small Group Bible Studies – Fall 2018
August 12 – September 30
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 August 19 through September 30, from 6:00-7:00 pm. If you would like more information about a particular study, please email email@example.com.
Growing Through Crisis
Crisis. All of us are either going into a crisis, coming out of one, or in the midst of it right now. And we know lots of other people in the same boat. So what do we do? How do we handle those “life-changing” times? And just as important, how do we help others in crisis? Together we will explore 10 basic strategies to navigate those troubled and stormy times in our lives. We will discover that times of crisis can be faith building. We can be victorious and give praise to the One that has delivered us! We invite you to join in a conversation to learn how to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, who continually stepped into crisis with words of hope, peace, joy and love. We can do the same. Watch the seas part as you begin this adventure.
Growing through Crisis will be taught by Frank Queen. Frank has served as a pastor, a Hospice chaplain, and is currently involved in Encouragement 214, a ministry designed specifically to help people as they walk through times of crisis in their lives.
Victory in Spiritual Warfare
“Spiritual warfare” is defined as “the cosmic conflict waged in the invisible, spiritual realm which is simultaneously fleshed out in the context of the visible, physical realm.” Our study will center around Ephesians 6:10-18, providing application so that believers can implement the truths of God’s Word in the very real battle at hand.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Ephesians 6:10–13 (NASB95)
Jesus on Leadership
Jesus on Leadership will lead members of the body of Christ to apply Biblical principles of servant leadership to all areas of their ministries. By following the pattern of Jesus’ ministry of training people to do kingdom work, this study helps develop church members into servant leaders.