On March 22, 2015, Friendship Church became debt free. That is a beautiful statement and dream come true. It is a reminder of the glory and faithfulness of our Lord. Paying off our debt causes the people of God to stand in “awe of Him” (Ecclesiastes 3:14).
On behalf of the leadership I want to thank you. Thank you for being a generous church family. Thank you for tithing to missions and experiencing His kingdom come. Thank you for embracing the dream of paying off 2.7 million dollars in debt and freeing up resources for missional efforts. Thank you for believing in our staff. Thank you for supporting the renewal of the Prior Lake facilities. And most importantly, thank you for Extending His Reach into Scott County and beyond.
I’m excited to announce that the journey of Extending Our Reach continues! The Board of Trustees, Elder Board, Leadership Team and Ministry Team all believe the time is NOW to renew the Prior Lake facilities. This rebirth includes the sanctuary for our highest priority of worship (upward), the foyer for connection and fellowship (inward) and a secure space solely dedicated to children and family ministries. The Prior Lake facility renewal is driven by our mandate to excellently steward all we have to the glory of God and to reach our community for Jesus (outward).
Therefore, the leadership of Friendship Church wants to invite you to join the journey which begins with prayer. Prayer will continue being the foundation of all we do in Extending Our Reach 2. Prayer is the voice of faith. Faith compels us to believe great things for God and expect great things from God. Will you join us in this spiritual adventure and begin praying for the renewal and asking God what role He would have you play?
Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Our architectural firm, Station 19, has provided preliminary drawings to help capture the possibilities of the Prior Lake Campus renewal.