Connect

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 2aRobert Brown
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 July 2018, 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 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 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

  • January 21-27, 2018 – Mission Team to Vidor, Texas
  • April 29, 2018 – Labor for Your Neighbor
  • June 24-29, 2018 – Mission Team to Vidor, Texas
  • July 27-28, 2018 – Family Mission Team to Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • October 7-12, 2018 – Mission Team to Vidor, Texas
  • October 21, 2018 – Labor for Your Neighbor
  • November 27-29, 2018 – 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 – 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 jason@friendshiponthenet.org.

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.