We want to bring health, hope, and healing to those hurting from the trials of life. We do this by EQUIPPING the body of Christ at Friends Church to become authentic Christ-followers. We also equip you to be ministers to believers and nonbelievers in the midst of difficulties by pointing them to Jesus. This is accomplished through one on one connections and small groups with the focus of compassionate care, biblical teaching, and Christ’s healing. Our goal is to give people help, hope, and healing.

Stephen Minister Training

Do you have a heart of compassion? do you have a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people? Stephen Ministers are laypeople–Christian men and women, trained to provide one on one confidential Christ centered care to people experiencing a difficult time in life.

“When I first heard about Stephen Ministry, it really spoke to me, Visiting my care receiver is a way for me to do the kind of one-to-one caregiving Jesus did.” – Brandon
“I am so grateful for this remarkable training. it’s given me the information and skills I need to more effectively share Christ’s love with the world.” -Gigi
“I’ve learned to trust that God will do what he needs to do. As a Stephen Minister, I’m there to care–knowing God is the one who does the true healing.” -Adreena

During Stephen Minister training you will receive materials, 50 hours of quality training; equipping you to provide Christ-centered care to our church family.
Cost: $50.00
Email Pastor James Farrah for additional information:

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Send Your Prayer Requests

At Friends, we believe that prayer is an act that defines our community and invites God to move in mighty ways. There is no need that is too small or too big. We would love to come alongside you in prayer as you journey in faith.

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Monday Night Care Groups

Let’s face it, life has its ups and downs. We all find ourselves amidst trials and difficulties and we are here to support you when times are tough. Care Groups are safe, confidential, and biblically-based support groups where you can walk through the changes of life with others. Care Groups offered at Friends Church include: divorce, grief, cancer, employment, parenting, relationships and more.


Stephen Ministry

Sometimes when life becomes challenging, you just need someone to talk to. We have a trained and qualified team of friendly people who would love to help connect you to the care you need. You can also get help with visiting someone in a hospital or help with a funeral through this ministry. Our care team is a great place to start, call or email us today at


Financial Support

Financial wellness is a challenge for all of us. Friends Church offers a variety of resources to help you manage your finances including budget coaching, employment coaching, and Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University course.



Friends Church partners with CIFT, a professional and confidential Christian-based counseling center. CIFT is a non-profit Christian counseling center.



If you need help with a funeral or memorial service, we would be privileged to minister to you and your family. Members of our Funeral Team will assist you in planning and implementing a service/reception, either on or off campus.


Married Life Resources

If you’re looking for the tools necessary to build a strong marriage, we have the resources and support you need.


Stitches of Love

Use your talent to knit or crochet to make handmade items for those in our church and community in need of some TLC. Contact Linda Smith

Email Linda