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When I started teaching in Faith Bible Church’s 2-year-old classroom almost six years ago, I had no idea the impact it would have on me and how much God would use the opportunity to grow me as His servant.

Serving God by Serving Your Children

When I was asked if I would be interested in serving during first service teaching the 2-year-olds, I did not honestly give it much consideration (kind of a theme in my life). I just thought, “We’re called to serve, and man are they cute!”

I’m so thankful I said yes, because teaching those precious little souls quickly became, and still is, one of my happy places: We’re talking right up there with worship in the sanctuary, libraries, and donut shops.

The Holy Spirit works within us when we use our spiritual gifts to serve the Lord and our fellow believers. When I teach these littles each week, I understand better what it means to be a daughter of God. Romans 8:14 says, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”

I understand I’m not over here teaching apologetics or anything. (Thanks, Chris Tornquist, for explaining what apologetics are during the Fundamentals of Faith class!) The kids are still at the phase where the answer to everything is still “Jesus,” and anytime you point to a figure in the Bible with a beard, that’s always Jesus too. However, we are partnering with their parents in developing the groundwork of what will hopefully be a lifetime of faithfulness to the Almighty God.

Blessings
There are so many wonderful blessings wrapped up in teaching their sweet little hearts. Expanding our own family has been a struggle for my husband and me. Having the opportunity to interact with these cuties each week has helped to ease the sting of that struggle. I still get to experience the snuggles, the giggles and the fun with them.

It is also a blessing to watch how much they change and grow as they turn from 2 to 3, from toddler to child. They come into the class at the beginning of the year more than a little hard to understand and wearing diapers. They usually leave us talking in complete and coherent sentences and fully potty trained. It is a great privilege to watch that metamorphosis take place.


Laura also teaches the 3- to 5-year-olds on Wednesday nights. Photo by Seth Weber.

I believe it is a blessing to provide a safe space for parents to bring their children where they do not have to worry about what is happening while they are away. The peace of mind they have, knowing their child is in the hands of someone who adores them, allows them to focus on connecting to God and growing in their faith for that hour and a half each Sunday.

Then, but certainly not least of all, there is the blessing of knowing you are using the gifts God gave you to serve and glorify Him. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” What better way to do good works than by hanging out with my pudgy-cheeked friends and teaching them about Jesus each week?

Meeting Times

Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:00am

Schedule

10:00 AM – Welcome kids and playtime
10:20 AM – Worship
10:35 AM – Large group lesson
11:00 AM – Age group split off
11:05 AM – Crafts and Mini Lesson
11:45 AM – Closing time

Location

Lake Building 20 Lake Blvd.Redding, CA 96003
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First, we must understand church is not a building, a Sunday school class, or a service time. According to scripture, a church gathering is a group of people coming together in Christ and the people are the church. Jesus shows us in Matthew 18 that a gathering can be as little as two people together.

The service usually involves the singing of hymns, reading of scripture verses and possibly a psalm. If the church follows a lectionary, the sermon will often be about the scripture lections assigned to that day. Eucharistic churches have usually Holy Communion either every Sunday or several Sundays a month.

There are no rules as to what to bring to church, other than your self, an open heart and mind. Some bring a bible, if you’re going to engage in bible study.

If you want to know how to dress for church, something modest and comfortable should be fine. Generally, graphic tees that show off sports team logos or bands should never be worn to church. Solid-colored tops are fine, and even something with a pattern should be OK to wear.

Ask your friends if they have a place to worship the Savior and invite them to come worship with you, especially at times like Christmas and Easter. If they aren’t Christians, ask them if they’d like to learn more about Jesus Christ and invite them to experience a Christian worship service with you. Remember to show the same respect for their beliefs that you hope they will give yours.

 There are many questions Christians are asked that the individual Christian is unable to answer. It happens all the time.

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