The mission of the United Methodist Church “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” is based on Jesus’ Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19. Friendship UMC seeks to live out this mission in our community. As we share God’s love and grace in the message of Jesus Christ, we can transform ourselves and the community in which we live.
Making disciples begins with each of us. Friendship offers Bible Study so that we can learn more and more about what being a disciple means. We study Jesus’ teachings and his ministry to draw closer to him. When we draw closer to Jesus, we are more committed disciples. When our discipleship grows, we go into the community sharing the gospel of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection and make disciples.
Discipleship happens at all ages. The children and the youth have small groups in which they are taught of Jesus’ love and grace. In their own way, the children and youth, share Jesus with their family and friends. They too, are learning about and becoming disciples.
As a church, Friendship practices how we can BE the church instead of only attending church. We strive to see the people and not the building as the church. When we live fully into the belief that we are the church, we are not held back from serving God and our fellow human beings in the community.
Discipleship is an on-going process, and we invite everyone to join us on the journey. Learn along with us what Jesus is asking of us as we strive to serve him daily. Jesus loves you and so do we.
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Lori Anne