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||Larry Davis|
Ladies of all ages
|Room 304||Donna Schmidt|
Adults 30-50 years of age
|Modular Unit 2a|
Adults 20-40 years of age
|Modular Unit 2b||Anthony Copeland|
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 & Pat Trice|
|2 & 3 Year Olds||Room C202||Billie Stuber & Tammy Barclay|
|4 Year Olds & Kindergarten||Room C204||Monica Brown & Amy Wright|
|1st & 2nd Grade||Room C206||Patty Bickerstaff|
|3rd Grade||Room C203||Lynda Wilkins & Adrianne Hadler|
|4th & 5th Grade||Room C205||Frank & Sherry Queen|
|Middle School Girls||Modular Unit 1|
|Middle School Boys||Modular Unit 1||Steven Loosier|
|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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.