To be a Reaching church that actively and creatively shares the good news of forgiveness and the life transforming promises to all who come into relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
To be a Mending church where people are loved, accepted, and nurtured to spiritual health and maturity.
To be a Training church where every participant is equipped to be a faithful, productive follower of Jesus.
To be a Sending church that gives monetary and physical resources to take the gospel to local neighborhoods, cities, our nation, and the world.
We believe that there is only one God eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). We believe Jesus is God, in equal standing with the Father and the Holy Spirit (Colossians 1:15-20, 2:9).
We believe the Bible is God’s written revelation to man and is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ -- who existed as God before anything was created (John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), miracles, death on the cross to provide our redemption (1 Peter 2:24), bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven (1 Corinthians 15:3-8), present ministry of intercession for us (Hebrews 7:24-25) and His return to earth in power and glory (Matthew 24:30). He is the world’s only Savior and is the Lord of all (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Isaiah 45:21-23).
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers (1 Corinthians 3:16), enabling them to live a godly life (Romans 8:14).
We believe man was created in the image of God, but because of sin was alienated from God. Alienation can be removed only by accepting God’s gift of salvation by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-10) which was made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection. This faith will be evidenced by the works that we do (James 2:17, 26).
We believe salvation is a sovereign gift of God and is received by man through personal faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for sin. We believe man is justified by grace through faith apart from works. (Acts 13:38-39; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:4-5 & 2:8-10) We believe that Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation and that no one is saved apart from a conscious and personal decision to trust in Christ as his or her one and only Savior. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9-10) We believe all true believers elect of God, once saved, are kept secure in Christ forever. (Romans 8:1, 29-30, 38-39; John 10:27-30)
We believe baptism is commanded of all believers and it is an act of obedience signifying the believer's death, burial and resurrection "in Christ" (Rom. 6:3,4; Acts 18:8; 1 Peter 3:21). The disciples were commanded to see to it that baptism was a part of their ministry (Mat. 28:19,20; 16:16) and the pattern of the book of Acts (Acts 2:38-41; 8:12,13,36,38) indicates the widespread practice of water baptism for believers. This church does not believe in baptismal regeneration, nor do we hold that baptism is necessary for salvation.
As lead Pastor, Corby's main focus is equipping additional leaders to engage in all facets of adult, youth and children's programs. Corby and his wife Kim, have been serving at Friendship since April 2009. In answering a call to ministry in 2004, both have served in several leadership roles to empower and serve the body of Christ. Corby's passion for ministry is fueled by the desire to see ONE Student, ONE family, ONE School and ONE Community impacted for Christ.
Marvin has been a Pastor at Friendship since March 2009. A transition in leadership in the Fall of 2016 has Marvin fulfilling the role of Executive Pastor as Friendship continues to grow. A native to Central Texas, Marvin and his wife Sheri continue to invest their lives in and around Austin. Marvin's business background consists of owning his own construction company, automotive and home building in management and business development. God is using Marvin's abilities from these experiences to continue building the Kingdom through the community of Friendship.
Britton and Carrie Hardcastle made the choice to follow God's call and join Friendship with Britton leading as Pastor of Worship and Youth ministries. Each accepted the God given assignment of worship leader individually as high school students, but have since joined together in marriage and in ministry. After completing Bible school through Ravencrest Chalet - a Torchbearers International School - Britton and Carrie decided to use what they had learned to pursue a lifestyle of worship through music, art, and many other avenues. Along with being a full-time worship pastor, Britton, Carrie and their son Bear, travel to camps and other churches for various worship opportunities, as well as write original worship songs.
FRIENDSHIP KIDS PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN DIRECTOR
RECOVERY MINISTRY DIRECTOR
MISSIONS TEAM DIRECTORS
LANCE & AMY RAY
KID’S OUTDOOR ZONE
KID’S OUTDOOR ZONE