Our Mission
Our Mission

We’re here to help the family of God grow in their faith, find freedom, and build a better future.

The mission is the guiding compass of the church. It expresses a direction and points everyone in that direction. The mission is timeless. The mission is like a golden thread that weaves through every activity of our church.

Our Values
Our Values

Faith that leads to action.

Friends that become Family.

Freedom to know and be known.

Building a better Future.

Values represent the conscience of the organization. They distinguish Friends Church’s philosophy of ministry and shape the culture and ethos within. 

Our Strategy

The strategy is the process by which Friends Church accomplishes its mission. The strategy is like a container that holds all organization activities into one meaningful whole. The strategy helps people see their way and connect precise role descriptions and procedures to the mission and vision of the church

God wants to know us personally. More than just practicing religion, He wants a relationship with us. Our weekend services are where we focus on that relationship. Whether you’re new to faith, have questions, or have been a Christ-follower for a long time, our services are a safe place to learn more about what it means to know God and grow closer to Him.

Hebrews 11:6; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 4:11-16

The family is a masterpiece of God’s Creation. No matter what family you’ve grown up in, you’ve got a new family born from above. Only in the family of God can people so distinctly different be the same (equal in creation and redemption) and counted as sisters and brothers in a new family. Therefore, we encourage singles and families from every background, young and old, to cultivate meaningful relationships to mobilize the community to use their gifts for the benefit of the Body of Christ to advance the gospel in a way that fits their current life situation.

Genesis 1:27-31; Psalms 68:6a, 127:3-5; 2 Timothy 1:5; 1 John 3:2-3; Hebrews 10:24-25

We believe God wants every person to experience abundant life here on earth, and He designed us to find freedom and healing in relationships with others. Freedom groups are designed to help believers move from the experience of salvation to the abundant life that Jesus desires. The truth is we are simply better together; connecting with others in an intentional community is a practical and enjoyable way to find the freedom that only God can provide. 

Galatians 5:1,13; John 8:36; 1 Peter 2:16; Romans 6:18 

This is God’s ultimate plan for our life—to make a difference in the lives of others. When we do, the bible tells us we will experience joy. Through serving and “loving our neighbors as much as we love ourselves,” we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to live out their calling by using their gifts and talents to build a better future for everyone, everywhere.

Proverbs 16:3,9; Matthew 28:19-20; Isaiah 52:7; 2 Timothy 2:2

Join Us Sunday

Friends Church meets weekly Sundays at 8:30 am 10:00 am or 11:30 am at

2846 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, Ohio


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