Proclaiming the mystery of christ
The mission of the Friendship Baptist Church is to see the people of Groves encounter Jesus and be reconciled to one another as we pray, worship, serve, and proclaim the Gospel. Our mission allows us to be locally focused as well as globally connected.
On the one hand, "the church in your neighborhood, has always been the primary location for getting the way and truth and life of Jesus believed and embodied in the places and among the people with whom we most have to do day in and day out." (Eugene Peterson) On the other hand, our church is only part of God's work in Groves. We are actively building partnerships with other local churches and ministries that proclaim Jesus as Lord. We strongly believe in the importance of maintaining the unity of the body of Christ across ethnic, economic, and denominational lines. Not only does our church partner with other churches, but we are also connected to the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention and the Golden Triangle Baptist Network. Combined, this convention and network are committed to supporting one another in mission, fellowship, and prayer.
As part of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Friendship Baptist Church is part of the Cooperative Program uniting congregations across the globe into a denomination of likeminded and cooperative churches committed to reaching the nations for Jesus Christ. The Southern Baptist Convention makes us the largest body of evangelical churches in North America. This affiliation allows us to globally impact the nations with the gospel for the sake of Christ Jesus our Lord, to the glory of the Father, as we are being led and empowered as a convention by the Holy Spirit to go to all the nations and make disciples.