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.
|King’s Messengers Senior Adults||Sanctuary||Hutch Hutcheson|
|Abundant Life Adults 40-60 years of age||Room 305|
|Grace Ladies Ladies of all ages||Room 304||Donna Schmidt|
|Adult 2 Adults 30-50 years of age||Modular Unit 2a||Robert Brown|
|Adult 1 Adults 20-40 years of age||Modular Unit 2b||Larry Davis|
|Young Adults 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 June, Friendship will send its third 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.
In July, a team from Friendship will assist 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.
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
Small Group Studies
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. We live in an increasingly fragmented and disconnected world. Though social media and other technology have made our world seemingly more connected, people have fewer genuine friends than ever before. It feels scary and threatening to allow ourselves to be known or to invest in knowing someone else at a deep level. It is much easier and more convenient to stay on the surface. Yet 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.
Friendship provides a spring and fall semester of small group Bible studies for adults that meet on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00.