Ministry to Students
LOL (Love Out Loud)
Our ministry for children kicked off in September 2011. Meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:15, LOL equips children ages K-6th to love God and grow in a relationship with Jesus. It’s a VBS-style program with something for everyone.
“By this all men will know you are My disciples, that you love one another.” – John 13:35
The youth of Friendship have something going on for them every time the church doors are open. Whether it is Sunday School at 9:15 on Sunday mornings or Bible Study and Hangout on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, there is a place for our 7th-12th graders to get connected and grow in their relationship with God and one another.
Collegiate and Young Adult Ministry
Friendship Baptist Church loves college-aged kids! During the school year we have a study going on just for them on Wednesday nights at 6:30, right after we feed them FOR FREE at 5:30. There is also a Sunday School class at 9:15 geared just for their age and where they are in life. Did we mention there is usually breakfast there? Plus, we love to get these students involved in the leading of worship, helping to mentor and lead our younger students and form relationships with our older members. If you are looking to have a family to love on you while you are away from home at college, then Friendship is the place for you. (A van runs from ETBU to Friendship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights)
Ministry to Families
Wednesday Night Family Dinners
Friendship offers a weekly Wednesday night meal, starting in 2011. Dinner is served starting at 5:30. Come out for a low-cost, home-cooked meal each and every week (with exceptions for special occasions)! Reservations can be made at the church or by calling the office. Support this new ministry and be sure to invite friends and family!
Ministry to the Needy
Food Pantry (affiliated with United Churches of Marshall)
Friendship volunteers multiple times throughout the year, staffing the pantry for an entire week. We also donate food and financial aid.
The Marshall Food Pantry is open Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is located at 1709 S. Bomar Street in Marshall.
Samaritan’s Purse–Operation Christmas Child
This is a seasonal opportunity for church members to fill shoeboxes as Christmas gifts to children who are in need all over the world. We hope to bring them and their families to faith in Christ by showing the generosity of Jesus.
In 2009, we collected 105 shoeboxes. Our goal for 2010 is 110. The last day to donate shoeboxes is Sunday, November 14th.
Men of Friendship
Volunteers work together on various mission projects on local, state, and out-of-state levels. Often, some sort of construction or repair is necessary. Should you sense that God has gifted you in these areas and might be leading you to help, contact us!
Ministry through Prayer
Marshall Prayer Force
Volunteers from the church commit to pray daily for an assigned law officer or firefighter in our community.
Friendship Prayer Chain
Our church offers two separate prayer chains whereby urgent prayer needs can be communicated throughout the congregation. Participants are always welcome!
Weekly Prayer Gathering
Every Wednesday night at 6:30, we gather in the sanctuary for the specific purpose of praying. We pray over our church prayer list, lifting up those with health and other concerns. Beyond that, we pray as the scriptures guide us. We humble ourselves before God, seeking His direction for our church. It is a blessed time every week, and perhaps the most important thing we do as a church. Come join us!
Ministry through Organized Missions
Yearly Mission Trip
Our missions committee strives each year to make a missions experience available to the people of Friendship. The trip for 2011 is quicky coming into focus. We hope to have more info for you right here before November is out. Stay tuned!
Ministry through Music
Our choir practices on most Sunday evenings and leads us in worship on many Sunday mornings. We are always looking for more folks willing and able to sing. We are especially interested in folks passionate about worshipping God through song!