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Welcome to the Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) blog! Here, you will find up-to-date posts on our latest church news, interesting articles related to the Christian faith, explanations of common key doctrinal questions, and more. Be sure to check back with us regularly to see our very latest posts!


The Light at Christmas

Dec 20, 2019, News and Updates

Written by David McClain, Student Life Director of Friendship Christian School Light.  It is a key element of the Christmas season.  Candles in windows, bulbs on a tree, multi-colored, white, off-white, blinking, steady and shining; light is integral to Christmas.  In John 3:19, we read, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, […]

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The True Meaning of Christmas: A Friendship Kids Review

Dec 12, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Kris Wilder, Children’s Ministry Director A Friendship Kids Review It’s that time of year again! The big day is quickly approaching while the stress to be prepared is beginning to mount. Some are spending the weekends making sure they don’t forget anything, while others are procrastinating until the very last minute. Some will […]

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Handel’s Messiah

Dec 03, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Brent Brondyke, Music Pastor On December 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm the choir and orchestra of Friendship Baptist church will present George Frideric Handel’s choral masterwork, Messiah. Several notable aspects make the work itself and the undertaking remarkable and unique. Handel was born in Gemany in 1685, but moved to London in 1712 […]

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Contemplative Prayer: a Critique (Part One)

Sep 27, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Pastor Bob Vradenburgh, Senior Pastor If Satan cannot keep us from getting earnest about prayer, he will try to get us off on “rabbit trails” – or worse – spurious prayer! That’s what “contemplative prayer” (hereafter referred to as “c.p.”) is.  It sounds so spiritual!  Shouldn’t we contemplate God when we pray?  Yes! […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship Christian School

Sep 18, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Ric Nelson, Friendship Christian Head of School On Sunday September 8, 2019, Friendship Baptist Church celebrated her 54th anniversary. If you have never heard about the history of FBC, it is worth a read. We certainly do appreciate the faith and commitment of the charter members. This year was special for FBC. Its […]

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Who Is a Choir Member?

Sep 03, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Brent Brondyke, Music Pastor [This blog equally applies to orchestra members. You may insert “orchestra member” anywhere you read “choir member.”] A choir member is a special kind of person. Of course, he likes to sing. Choosing choir as a ministry would be rather odd if that weren’t the case! But, he is […]

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Introducing Friendship Kids

Aug 01, 2019, News and Updates

Written by: Kris Wilder, Children’s Ministry Director Who’s the Hero? Moses and the Burning Bush. David and Goliath. Daniel and the Lion’s Den. Jonah and the Great Fish. Whether it’s been through coloring pages, flannelgraph, or even animated vegetables, these Bible stories have been shared with children in churches around the world. Some may debate […]

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Technology Replaces Faith

Jul 02, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Jan Milton, Pastor of Evangelism Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith Positives There are two results of faith, substance and evidence.  The first element, “substance”, is “essence” or “assurance.”  Therefore, faith is the core of all hope. There is no hope without […]

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FBC Ladies Retreat Spurs Hospitality and Friendship

Jun 19, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Erica Baldwin, FBC church member Painting, puzzles, ziplines, and Bible study. What do these things have in common? They were the “open door” for more than 40 Friendship Baptist Church women and their guests to get to know one another in the green-canopied setting of the Caraway Conference Center in Sophia, NC, earlier […]

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A Week at Camp

Jun 11, 2019, News and Updates

Written by Bob DeAngelo, Pastor of Youth and Outreach It is Monday morning during summer vacation…when most middle school and high school students are still a little ways from even thinking about getting out of bed. But at Friendship Baptist Church on this Monday morning, between 40-50 students (and their parents seeing them off) are packed and ready […]

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Our purpose is to make much of our Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel through the preaching of His Word and the making of disciples. At Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) we teach the Bible in order to facilitate spiritual growth in all of God’s people and to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship. God has graciously used Friendship to further His work both locally and across the globe since 1965.