Dave, Traci, and the girls move to Greenwood to become the Senior Pastor of Friendship.
Pastor Dave assembled the Dream Team, and began the process of defining the vision and mission of Friendship.
40 Days of Purpose kicked off, uniting Friendship in our purpose as followers of Christ. Families experienced significant growth.
Dustin Pead accepted position of Worship Pastor, which dramatically enhanced the musical worship and Sunday morning experience.
Jamie Hampton was hired to lead Friendship Kids in the development of a dynamic children's ministry, preschool, and childcare that would impact the community of young families surrounding Friendship.
As our culture changed, our name did as well. We became "Friendship Church."
The first Financial Peace University Small Group was launched, resulting in significant financial growth and stability for numerous families.
The inaugural Summer Break experience kicked off, inspiring 20+ kids to accept Christ as their Savior.
We hosted our first Tailgate Party, generating interest and participation from surrounding neighbors.
Uncivilized launched, reaching out to the men of our church and community..
250+ attended our Christmas service, with 10 of those individuals deciding to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior for the first time.
Rejuvenate launched, offering the women of our church and community a night centering on renewal of the spirit, relaxation of the body and refreshment of the soul.
Friendship Kids Preschool & Childcare experienced tremendous growth and success. Additional staff was hired providing additional support and excellence to the program.
Sunday morning services were bursting at the seam. A record breaking 340 people were in attendance, confirming the need for two services each Sunday.
Friendship received the Eli Lily Pastoral Sabbatical Grant, providing a three month respite for Pastor Dave and his family. During this time, Friendship continued to gain momentum and growth, as well as influential leadership.
Friendship held its first Rockin' Christmas Eve, opening up our doors to the community in an innovative way during the holiday season.
Friendship shattered more attendance records, ministering to 400+ people on one Sunday morning.
We gave away our entire offering of $7,298 from both Sunday morning services to The Boaz Project, in order to provide Christmas for orphans in Russia.
Ignite, a Sunday morning service geared towards 5th and 6th graders launched, allowing this specific age group to grow in their walk with Christ on a level specific to them.
The MOMENTUM Project launched and over $622,000 was committed to providing a new space to be an effective and influential church in our community!
Even with road closures on Worthsville Road, we experienced record-breaking attendance with over 500 people experiencing our Easter services.
Over 90 volunteers made it possible for 235 kids to experience Summer Break 2014, where over 30 people came to Christ and over $1,100 was raised for The Boaz Project.
The construction crews arrived on scene and began the remodel of the exterior of our current building.
Our teen ministry is revamped and we launch RIOT, a Wednesday Night experience created for teens, by teens to unleash them to serve in absolutely every capacity possible, to train them up to serve their peers, and lead their peers into a relationship with Jesus Christ!
For the first time ever, we offered three services on Easter to make room for what God was going to do, and He did not disappoint! We saw 114 volunteers make it possible for 624 people to attend, and we celebrated two salvations!
We celebrated our biggest Summer Break ever, with over 300 kids in attendance and 11 salvations!
We officially break ground to begin construction on the new 450 seat auditorium, parking lot, and Friendship Park.
LIVE at Friendship was a history-making day as we gathered together for ONE SERVICE, AS ONE VOICE lifting high the name of our ONE GOD and recorded our first ever Live Worship Album.
If all goes according to schedule, we’ll launch our first service in our new facility!
Pastor Dave and the Elders have spent well over three years talking with builders, consultants, architects, and financial gurus about the possibility and plausibility of expanding our ministry facility. We know that our community needs a church like Friendship to help them experience Jesus Christ; to love their families; to love their children; to help their marriages become unbelievable; to teach them how to manage their finances in a God honoring way that frees them from stress and worry. Below, if God allows us to do it, is a building rendering that will grow our ministry capacity, expand our effectiveness, and increase our influence by more than 400%! And at the same time, we are creating more space for smaller group connections, more relational and conversational spaces, more rooms for meeting and ministry.
We're so thankful for every volunteer who serves at Friendship, as they make everything we do possible. We have several volunteer opportunities available for all types of personalities, gifts, and talents. You can view all of the volunteer opportunities by clicking the button below.Learn More
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There will be several physical opportunities available to help complete our new space and to transform our current building. If you can paint, are incredibly gifted at cleaning, or the best furniture assembly pro out there, this is your fit! Click the button below to see all of the opportunities where you can lend a hand!View All Opportunities