FAQ'S

Who? What? When? Where? We'll tell you!

  • When Do You Meet?

    Church is 11:00 Sunday morning. Sunday school is 1 hour before, at 10:00. Youth meet at 11:00 and Youth Night is Thursday night at 7pm. Spanish-speakers meet on Sunday morning at 10:00 am and Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. Children meet Sunday mornings at 11:00 and Wednesday at 7:00. Small groups for singles, couples, families and more meet Sunday mornings at 10:00 and throughout the week.

  • Where Are You?

    We like to say "We're on the 281, just north of Bitters and next to Bjorn's".

  • How Should I Dress?

    As you enter the church, the first person you see might be a millionaire in a suit and tie. The next person might be a resident of the homeless and transition center. We love and welcome both of them the same! God doesn't look on the cut of your clothes or the color of your skin ... He looks on your heart. You will see every-day moms and dads, teens, children big and small, every age, color, race and kind of people, young and old. Some in coats and ties. Some in jeans and pull-over shirts. It's up to you! Dress in the way that makes you feel comfortable, remembering that we are here to love and worship the Lord with all our hearts, and to love each other as Christ has loved us.

  • Where Do We Park?

    Come into the main parking lot, drive to the rear, and hang a right. Look for the white canopy-covered entry - that's the main entrance to the church!

  • Where Do We Drop Off The Children?

    The children meet in "Celebration Hall" (#5 on this map) during church. To get there, please drive past the main white canopy-covered entry, turn right and drive to the top of the hill. Turn right again and park in the small drop-off parking lot on the right. Please check in your children, then drive back to the main parking area. OR just ask any one of our friendly Welcome Team hosts. They'll be happy to tell you, show you, or even take you there!

  • What Do You Offer For Babies And Children?

    On Sunday morning at 10:00 we have childcare for the babies and children, and at 11:00, during church, we read to the little ones and play and do crafts with them, and for the bigger ones we have children's church, with puppets and skits and praise songs and crafts and an awesome Bible lesson! It's a safe, clean, happy, fun and spiritually nourishing environment! We want to provide God's very best for your children, and we have well-trained and dedicated children's workers who LOVE your children! And for your child's safety, a uniformed police officer is always on duty! For nursing mothers there is also a "Happy Baby" room where you can sit in privacy in a beautiful, comfortable and dimly lit room and nurse while you watch and listen to the service with other moms of little ones. Moms and babies only. To learn more about Friendship KidZone, click HERE.

  • What About The Teens?

    We have an awesome youth program called "Gravity Youth ... Rooted in Christ". We meet Sunday mornings at 11am for our own youth service and Wednesday nights at 7pm for pizza and stuff and 7:30 for worship and the Word of God. Click HERE to view the Youth page, or click HERE to send an email to the Youth ministry leaders.

  • Is There A Special Entrance And Parking For Those With Disabilities?

    Yes, please go through the main parking lot, turn right, go to the top of the hill and there is a special, covered entrance with parking nearby. Please see #4 on the map.

  • What Is A Normal Church Service Like?

    Here's how it goes on a normal Sunday morning ... We start at 11:00 with worship. Many people arrive early for the free hot coffee, pastries or healthy-choice bananas and yogurt, and to chat with an old friend (or to make a new one), and many enjoy one of several different 10:00 Bible studies. At 11:00 sharp we start by singing a few songs, maybe 15-20 minutes, mostly contemporary Christian music with one of the favorite "classic" Christian songs sprinkled in here and there. We are blessed with an incredibly talented band and beautiful singers to help lead the singing, but we encourage the people of the church to sing to the Lord with all your hearts, too. Worship is not a "spectator sport"! Then we'll pray for the needs of those who have come, make a few announcements, receive an offering, preach a stirring, relevant message right from the Bible (the Word of God), and close with a blessing. The kids can stay in church with you during the service if you'd like, but most parents drop their kids off in the Celebration Hall at the top of the hill, behind the main sanctuary. A normal service is about 70 minutes.

  • What About The College And Careers?

    Our FAITH Group (Forsaking All I Trust Him) meets on Friday nights, sometimes at church and sometimes at the leaders' home. We love the Lord, love each other, and we're ON FIRE to change the world!

  • What Kind Of Small Group Opportunities Do You Offer?

    Every kind of group under the sun, and still adding! Click here for more info. Mostly you could break them down by length of time as: 1) one-time or occasional groups, 2) short-term groups, and 3) long-term groups. Or by purpose as: 1) study groups, 2) prayer groups, or 3) fun and fellowship groups, 4) support groups, or 5) ministry service groups. Or by atmosphere as: 1) fun groups, and 2) serious groups. Or by type of person, as: 1) men's, 2) women's, 3) youth, 4) families, 5) singles 6) college & careers, 7) 55+, 8) Spanish. We have groups that go downtown to witness to the lost, groups that meet for a casual dinner to make new friends, prayer groups that pray for the needs of our church and for the nations of the world, Bible study groups that meet in members’ homes, at coffee shops, or at the church, women’s groups, men’s groups, youth groups, fellowship groups that meet long-term to study the Bible and pray together, once-month “Movie On The Wall” (a family-friendly, outdoor movie on a giant screen, viewed under a starry Texas sky - weather permitting - with free popcorn and cokes), “GOD Time” (Girls Off Duty) every other month for a light breakfast, worship and an inspiring speaker. And more! Please keep an eye on the church calendar for upcoming opportunities, or call the church office for more information. 210-254-7876.

  • What Kind Of Classes Do You Offer?

    We routinely offer outstanding classes for women, men, couples, families, youth and children. All kinds of Bible study classes. Short-term studies on various books of the Bible or on different topics that matter to your everyday life, normally 6-8 weeks each, some on Sunday morning and many during the week. Some are DVD-based studies produced by the nation's top teachers. Others are "home-grown" studies we have developed in-house. And we have long-term, home-based fellowship/study groups. And life skills and socially-oriented classes. We do Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. Becoming a Foster Parent. Sharing Your Faith. We teach a Membership Class ("Where Do I Fit?"), a Maturing In Christ Class ("What Can I Become?"), a Discovering Your Ministry Class ("Who Can I Help?"), and a Discovering Your Mission Class ("Who Can I Reach?"). And more new classes are always on the way. We also have a Youth/Teens class and a Spanish Bible study class at 10:00 every Sunday morning. 

  • What About Ministry Outreach Opportunities?

    We routinely minister at the St Jude's Children's Ranch in Bulverde, and we serve at the Haven For Hope homeless shelter downtown and the Church Under The Bridge, and we bring our special guests to church in a van on Sunday. We stuff shoe boxes with toys for Operation Christmas Child. We support Faith Mission International in Del Rio, Texas and in Acuna, Mexico and Pan Am Ministries in Nicaragua, and travel to minister with them side-by-side. We support The Helping Hands school and children's center in Haiti. We support World Vision and Christ For The Nations in Dallas and in Israel. We're open to doing anything and everything we can to help the poor, the lost, the sick, the homeless, unwed mothers, orphans, those in prison, and disadvantaged or hurting people of any kind.


  • What Do You Do For The Poor, Homeless, Unwed Mothers, etc.?

    Some things are still a dream. Others are a present reality. We would like to one day have a home for unwed mothers, and one for foster children. In the meantime, we have classes for becoming a foster parent. We minister extensively to the poor at the Haven For Hope shelter. We have worked in the past extensively with the battered women's shelter, though that shelter has moved. Our benevolence ministry helps support the phsyical and financial needs of those within our church who suffer temporary setbacks, and supports benevolent ministries around the world. We offer Financial Peace University training. We go to several nursing homes to visit and pray with the elderly. We minister to those in hospitals and in prisons. As St Paul said, we "remember the poor". More will come as we continue to grow and the Lord gives us His dreams and His grace to do so.

  • What Do You Do Around Here For Fun?

    Now you're talking! At Friendship Church we love to have fun. The same God who gave us tears gave us laughter! And we LOVE to be together and have fun! We do a once-month "Movie-On-The-Wall" (weather permitting) where tons of people come out and watch a family-friendly movie on a giant outdoor screen under the great big Texas stars. Everything's free, including the movie, the popcorn, and drinks. Some folks sit on blankets, others in lawn chairs, others "tail-gate it" out the back of their pickup trucks. However you want to do it, it's a blast! And we have "Birthday Sunday" the 2nd Sunday of each month, where we only slightly embarrass all that month's "birthday babies" ... we make everybody born that month stand up and we sing "Happy Birthday" to you. But to make up for the embarrassment we let you be first-in-line for the birthday cake after church! We do occasional church-wide "pot blessings"where the church provides the main course and everybody brings their favorite dish of food to share ... salads, vegetables, desserts, etc. In the summer time we go tubing on the river (we also always manage to baptize ... seriously, for real ... several folks in the river while we're there!). Or we'll rent a giant pavillion and have a church-wide cook-out, replete with volleyball, horseshoes, frisbees, fishing, swimming or just loafing around, eating and hanging out with new friends and old. We always say that "Friendship Church is a place where New and Old friends love to meet!" More and more fun activities are added constantly.