Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, we have been celebrating fifty years of ministry at Friendship Christian School. On January 3-5, we welcomed alumni from throughout the years back to campus for our special Alumni Weekend.
The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with varsity alumni basketball games. We had about fifty alumni in attendance at the games, and it was a great evening of competition and fellowship.
Saturday was our anticipated Alumni Reunion. About 62 alumni from many different graduating classes joined us for the event! Alumni and faculty enjoyed a casual time of catching up with one another, reminiscing through old yearbooks, and taking tours of updates around the campus.
On Sunday we had about 25 alumni join us for the morning service, and it was wonderful to see some former choir and band members jump in and participate in the church choir and orchestra! Pastor Mike Knight (Class of 1986) delivered a challenging message titled, “How to Have a Successful Ministry for Christ” taken from 2 Timothy 2:1-7. Here is his outline with a few challenges written in:
- Teach others what you have been taught (2)
A. Reproduce yourself in someone else – how to get saved, how to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ
B. Keep pouring your life into others, teaching them what God is teaching you
- Endure hardship as a good soldier (3-4)
A. The metaphor of a good soldier
B. The making of a good soldier – Flee from youthful lusts, don’t get discouraged, life has a lot of problems, but you now have Jesus to get through them
- Compete as an athlete (5)
A. Give 110% – Give all you’ve got!
B. Live according to God’s Word – Obey rules! Don’t cut corners
- Labor as a farmer (6)
A. The extent of your work for Christ
– Labor to the point of exhaustion – admit though you cannot do it without Christ
B. The expectation of your work for Christ
1. Desires to see fruit from his labor
2. The next generation serving Christ
- Rely solely on God (1)
A. God’s grace is the source of our ministry strength and success.
B. We do not deserve to have ministry – God’s unmerited favor
C. We must be more God-reliant and less self-reliant
It was a wonderful weekend enjoyed by many, and the faculty and staff loved seeing so many familiar faces again! Alumni, feel free to reach out if you ever need anything in the future. Once a Falcon, always a Falcon! If you’d like to see more pictures from the weekend and follow along on our 50th anniversary page, you can find that here! As the Lord wills, may FCS continue for another 50 years!