Children's Ministry February 2019 Newsletter
Jordan Collins and Tori Spurley
Having grown up at FBC, Jordan Collins knows our children’s ministry program from the inside since birth, and that has laid a foundation of the truths from the Bible in his life. Jordan’s faith story of growing up in this church along with the one-on-one discipleship with Micah Lugg, has brought Jordan to owning his faith as a youth. Matthew 6:25-34 is a favorite passage of Jordan’s reminding him that God provides for the birds and to not worry but rather focus on His goodness and provision.
In ONE28 Jordan served on the worship team as a percussionist, as well as during the years he was in Crossroads. He currently plays with a worship team once a month during the main service.
Jordan has also served regularly in Children’s Ministry as a class helper since he was in 6th grade. Throughout junior and senior high school, he was a Cubbies leader. The past two years, he has served in our special needs ministry. He shares, “They often surprise me how interesting and how fun they are.” This is an area near to Jordan’s heart as he has recently completed his teaching credential and works as a teacher for students with severe autism age 3 through 5 years.
Tori Spurley began attending FBC as a college student when she came to faith. For the past five years, she has grown through our Crossroads ministry to young adults. Tori recently graduated from Cal State San Bernardino and is employed as a social worker with the County of San Bernardino Child and Family Services.
A guiding verse for Tori as she works with children and families has been 1 Corinthians 16:14 reminding her to “Let all that you do be done in love”. For these past two years, Tori has served in our special needs ministry and finds it “rewarding to be able to provide one-on-one help and to see how they learn and grow … how fun it is to be able to communicate and how exciting to see a breakthrough” with these precious children.
Jordan and Tori are dating and have had the opportunity to travel with family to destinations such as St. Louis, Nashville, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Disney World. Hanging out with family and church friends, watching movies, going to concerts, and especially listing to music are the things that grow their friendship. You can find them every other Friday in the Beatty small group.
Israel Rejects God’s Prophet and Priest
- Korah, Dathan, and Abiram did not trust God’s choice of Moses as leader.
- God’s punishment showed the seriousness of rebelling against God.
- Thank God for leaders He has put in your life.
God Offers Israel Healing from Sin
- God punished Israel for complaining about the manna by sending fiery serpents to bite the people.
- The people admitted that they had sinned against God and against Moses’ leadership.
- Do not complain about God’s provision.
God Blesses Israel through Balaam
- Balak wanted Balaam to curse Israel but God told Balaam not to curse Israel.
- God allowed Balaam’s donkey to see the Angel of the Lord and Balaam not to be killed.
- Instead of cursing the Israelites, Balaam blessed them.
- Serve and obey God in all you do.
God Requires Obedience
- Moses commanded the people of Israel to obey the word of the Lord.
- Israel was different from every other nation because they were chosen by God.
- Obey God’s commands to bring Him glory.
Children in 1st grade through 6th grade will be dismissed prior to the sermon on Sunday mornings and line up outside the Worship Center where the teacher will then walk them to the Chapel. Each week the Bible lessons listed above will be covered. Our February teacher is Mrs Johnson.
Come visit our Children's Library and see what has been added to our collection!
What do Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin, and John Knox have in common? They were all leaders of the Protestant Reformation! Offering kid-friendly insights into this critical hinge of history, exciting narrative and whimsical illustrations explore key events, ideas, and people as children parade through the 26 letters of the alphabet.
Reformation ABCs is a fun way for kids to learn about the places, things, events, people, books, and ideas that shaped this pivotal time in church history. Through whimsical illustrations and engaging storytelling, this book teaches kids that even though the Reformation occurred five hundred years ago, it isn't just about people and places in the past. The Reformers' fight to reclaim the gospel is still relevant today.
Dramatically converted on the stormy seas, a slave-trader-turned-abolitionist penned the best-loved hymn of the Christian faith. A church father was arrested and martyred for teaching the truth about Christ’s incarnation. Captured by pirates and shipped off to Ireland, a priest baptized thousands of pagans, from paupers to princes. Now who ever said church history was boring?
The Church History ABCs is a fun way for kids to learn about great figures in Christian history. Twenty-six heroes of the faith march through the alphabet, boldly telling their stories in language children can understand. This wide range of characters—men and women from across the centuries, from all over the globe—reflects the breadth of church history and reminds children that these great figures of the past were living, breathing people who lived and died for the glory of God.