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||Morris Alvey|
Ladies of all ages
|Room 304||Donna Schmidt|
Adults 30-50 years of age
|Modular Unit 2a||Mark Bond|
Adults 20-40 years of age
|Modular Unit 2b||Anthony Copeland|
Adults 20-30 years of age
|Room 306||Jeff & Traci Lawrence|
|College & Career|
Adults 18-25 years of age
|Room 303||Kelly Hudspeth|
|Bed Babies||Room C201||Judy Grounds & Jeanette King|
|Toddlers||Room C200||Pat Trice|
|2 & 3 Year Olds||Room C202||Tammy Barclay|
|4 Year Olds & Kindergarten||Room C204||Lynda Wilkins|
|1st & 2nd Grade||Room C206||Patty Bickerstaff|
|3rd & 4th Grade||Room C203||Bridget Browning|
|5th Grade||Room C205||Sherry Queen|
|Middle School & High School Girls||Modular Unit 1||Billie Stuber|
|Middle School Boys||Modular Unit 1||Andrew Halligan|
|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.
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 June, Friendship will send a mission team to Central Cuba. The church is currently supporting three Cuban pastors in this region. We will be assisting all three churches with Vacation Bible School in an effort to share the Gospel with children and their families.
In December, Friendship will take its fourth 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 2020
February 9 – March 29
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 9 through March 29, from 6:00-7:00 pm. If you would like more information about a particular study, please email [email protected].
Jesus Among Other Gods
In a world with so many religions, why Jesus?
We are living in a time when you can believe anything, as long as you do not claim it to be true. In the name of “tolerance,” our postmodern culture embraces everything from Eastern mysticism to New Age spirituality. But as Ravi Zacharias points out, such unquestioning acceptance of all things spiritual is absurd. All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true.
Jesus Among Other Gods provides the answers to the most fundamental claims about Christianity, such as:
- Aren’t all religions fundamentally the same?
- Was Jesus who He claimed to be?
- Can one study the life of Christ and demonstrate conclusively that He was and is the way, the truth, and the life?
Class meets in Modular Unit 1B.
Like No Other
Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith. That statement may seem obvious, but even Christians need a constant reminder that everything in our faith is built upon the person and work of Jesus Christ. Every aspect of Jesus’ life – from His birth to His current exalted state – is unique from any other person. His uniqueness means His life and character merit our fullest attention, and because He is uniquely God, His life and character greatly impact our lives.
- Promised Like No Other (Isaiah 53:2-12)
- A Birth Like No Other (Luke 1:26-35)
- Power Like No Other (Mark 4:35-41)
- Teachings Like No Other (Mark 1:21-22; 10:17-22)
- Death Like No Other (Matthew 27:28-31, 45-50,54)
- Resurrected Like No Other (Matthew 28:1-10)
- Ascended Like No Other (Acts 1:3-11)
- Exalted Like No Other (Ephesians 1:7-10, 18-23)
Class meets in the Worship Center.