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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 305Larry Davis
Grace Ladies
Ladies of all ages
Room 304Donna Schmidt
Adult 2
Adults 30-50 years of age
Modular Unit 2a 
Adult 1
Adults 20-40 years of age
Modular Unit 2bAnthony Copeland
Young Adults
Adults 20-30 years of age
Room 306Craig & Lee Ann Brown
College & Career
Adults 18-25 years of age
Room 303Kelly Hudspeth

Preschool

  
Bed BabiesRoom C201Judy Grounds & Leah Hobbs
ToddlersRoom C200Bridget Browning & Pat Trice
2 & 3 Year OldsRoom C202Billie Stuber & Tammy Barclay
4 Year Olds & KindergartenRoom C204Monica Brown & Amy Wright

Children

  
1st  & 2nd GradeRoom C206Patty Bickerstaff
3rd Grade
Room C203Lynda Wilkins & Adrianne Hadler
4th & 5th GradeRoom C205Frank & Sherry Queen

Students

  
Middle School GirlsModular Unit 1 
Middle School BoysModular Unit 1Steven Loosier
High School Girls
Modular Unit 1Melissa Hawkins
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.

In 2018, a team from Friendship assisted Crosspoint Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky with a 1-day “Game On VBS” for children in the community. We are still attempting to identify a family mission trip opportunity for 2019.

In February 2019, Friendship will send its fifth 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 May, Friendship will take a disaster relief team to Port St. Joe, Florida to assist local homeowners with repairs from Hurricane Michael. Friendship is partnering with Beach Baptist Chapel in Port St. Joe. 

In September, Friendship will send a vision team to Central Cuba. The church is currently supporting two Cuban pastors in this region and will be considering how we can best assist with their ministry in the future. 

In November, Friendship will take its third 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

  • February 10-15, 2019 – Mission Team to Vidor, Texas
  • April 28, 2019 – Labor for Your Neighbor
  • May 5-10, 2019 – Mission Team to Port St. Joe, Florida
  • September 20-27, 2019 – Mission Team to Central Cuba
  • October 27, 2019 – Labor for Your Neighbor
  • December 2-5, 2019 – Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Altanta, Georgia

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:
  • 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

Adult Small Group Bible Studies – Spring 2019

February 3 – March 24

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 3 through March 24, from 6:00-7:00 pm. If you would like more information about a particular study, please email jason@friendshiponthenet.org.

Family 101: Back to the Basics

Family 101 addresses the incredible need to strengthen and support the family unit. This study will help us unravel the mystery of the “One Another” principles in the most challenging of places: the home. Our culture puts tremendous pressure on the family. The pull of media, music, movies and TV often cause doubt and confusion on how to live out God’s commands to love and serve one another. In this study, we will discover how these principles are God’s blueprint for day-to-day living. Learn what it really means to love, serve, encourage and honor those closest to you.
Class meets in modular unit 1A.

Creation

The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil – all through the power of His Word. How did the world begin? Was the world a cosmological mistake or an intentional creation? What existed before the universe as we know it? What does the Bible say about dinosaurs? Questions like these have generated tons of discussion and arguments in the historical, scientific, and religious communities. The goal of this Creation study is to provide answers to these challenging questions.
Class meets in modular unit 1B.
No Cost.

Phlippians: The Secret to Joy

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is a well-crafted expression of gratitude and joy. So, what exactly is joy? How does joy differ from happiness? Happiness is a fleeting emotion based on external circumstances. But true joy is different – it is something that comes from within – it is a deep abiding peace and sense of contentment and strength that is due to something internal. Are you hungry for joy in your life? Find out how this special letter encourages all who read it to know Jesus and to know joy!
Class meets in worship center.
No Cost.