Now that you’ve made the most important decision of your life, what’s next?
Walk Forward »
At the conclusion of every Worship Service, our Pastor extends a brief time of what we call the “Invitation”—a time to come forward if you have not received Christ as your personal Savior or would like to rededicate your life to Christ and/or if you are in search of a church home and would like to join Friendship-West. Responding to the Invitation is an essential, simple step in accordance to Scripture, instructing each to make a public profession of faith. If you have small children in our nursery or Children’s Ministry programs, a caregiver or teacher will remain with them until they are picked up.
New Member Orientation »
You will be informed about New Member Orientation which is a mandatory training for all new members and is the primary requirement for involvement in Friendship-West’s servant communities (ministries). It is designed to inform you of foundational concepts including church history, our statement of faith, our mission, vision and goals. It also covers topics of the Christian faith such as God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Christian precepts, Man and Sin, Salvation, Baptism, Prayer and tithing. New member orientation also exists to encourage you to get connected to our Church body via our servant communities. You will be introduced to how God has equipped each one of us to serve effectively within the Body of Christ through teachings on Spiritual Gifts and utilizing those gifts in ministry.
Decision Counselor »
When you walk forward, you’ll be greeted by a Decision Counselor. Typically, there are several other people who make decisions for Christ and church membership, so you will not be alone. Those who are making decisions will be escorted to our Decision Counseling Room which is located just outside the Worship Center. In this very comfortable setting, the Decision Counselor will talk to you individually about your decision (and membership). This usually takes only 5-10 minutes.
Water Baptism » (Baptism Information)
Baptism is an important and rewarding observance that demonstrates your heart’s commitment to the Lord. You can be baptized in water on the 3rd Sunday of every month at the 10:45 a.m. worship service in the Baptistry on the 2nd floor.