Here’s a short description of the various ministries at Friendship, and the main contact responsible for the position or ministry. This page is mostly intended to identify who to talk to concerning a particular ministry to assist you in becoming involved where your are interested. Please refer to the contact list in the church bulletin, or check our contact page to communicate with the relevant party involved. For more details on activities and fellowship groups, please refer to the specifics under our Reaching, Teaching and Unleashing pages.
Ministry of the Word —
The timeless truth of the Bible was initially communicated to both Jewish and Hellenistic Greek culture. Today, this truth is contextualized for our cultural understanding so that we can both receive and experience the truth in a relevant way. The Ministry of the Word is overseen and regularly given and by the Pastor.
Communion and Baptism —
The celebration of the Lord’s Supper is summarized in the letter of 1st Corinthians,(11:23-26). We take the bread and the cup of Communion in remembrance of what the Lord Jesus has done for us.
In Baptism, a believer in Jesus proclaims publicly his or her identification with Jesus in both His death and in His resurrection. In Jesus, believers become a new creature (2 Cor 5:17).
Both of these sacraments are administered by the Pastor of the church.
The worship team leads the congregation into worship during our Sunday services. The worship team practices Wednesday evenings and Sunday morning.
Soundboard A/V operations: The audio equipment for the worship team and the recordings of the sermons are handled by the soundboard; overseen and operated by a sound team.
Youth Ministries —
Children’s Ministry coordinates the care and curriculum of your children during our regular worship services. Children’s Ministry include both Children’s Church and Nursery care.
Suzy Cho oversees our Children’s Ministry, Mike and Norma Martinez our Youth Ministry Outreach, and Ernie Valenzuela our Tutoring Outreach.
Counseling and Visitation, and Prayer —
If you are struggling in your relationships with God or other people, you may want to contact the pastor or a church leader for counseling.
Those who have become part of the family of Friendship Community Church will fall ill from time to time, and the church leaders will arrange to visit and offer support and encouragement.
All newcomers who fill out the contact information in the bulletin will receive a call, and may request visitation. During these visits, you can ask any questions you may have about God, the church, or important life issues, and we will try to assist you in every way. Each response is prayed over and receives attention.
Friendship is prayerful in all aspects of service to the church. Prayer is at the heart of what we do at Friendship – our first line of offense and defense. Our team takes every earnest prayer and praise to heart, lifting them up before our Savior, Intercessor, and Ever Present Help in Time of Need, and laying the at His feet. Prayer is always available after service, and by request in person or online.
P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens), a monthly time of congregational intercession is the last Wednesday of every month.
Philippians 4:6; James 5:13-16
World Missions —
The gospel message is universal as well as local. Friendship remains connected with the effort to expand God’s Kingdom via CRC World Missions, and efforts that include food giving and other activities with the San Bernardino City Mission, support of the local Fontana Gideon’s, CRC missionaries in Mexico, and the Home of New Beginnings in Thailand.
Hospitality Ministry —
Includes After-Service refreshments. Coffee is provided for those who need a little extra kick-start in the morning. Coffee and refreshments are also available for that period of time after the worship service when people hang around and get caught up with each other. This Hospitality Service provided is shared by a rotation of member volunteers.
It also includes church-wide [this needs sorting; it went to a non-page on the live site] fellowships like our Pot-Blessing Fellowship, the last Sunday of the month, where we gather as church family and break bread together.