2022 Church Family Retreat

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For medical assistance, contact retreat doctor: Dr. Josephine Chen – (626) 290-0101
For medical emergency, notify FCBC leadership immediately, request 911 services or
notify any Forest Home staff.

For shuttle service at retreat, contact brother TC Cheng – (714) 661-4565
For Security at retreat, contact brother Dexter Lee – (480) 231-8589


9:00 AM Setup
Receive wrist bands
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Welcome, Worship
9:45 PM -12:00 PM

11:15 AM - Message 1

11:15 AM - Children #1 / Youth #1

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
(1:40 PM) All-Retreat Photo
Check-in Receive room keys
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM 2pm watermelon eating contest (dining hall patio)
3pm Arts & Crafts (Hormel Hall)

Recreation, shared w/ other groups (1:30-5pm):
Main Pool
Mears Lake: Swimming, Boating, Water Slide & Blob
Canyon Park: Sky Trail & Giant Swing

Counselor 1-1's
(4:00 PM - 5:00 PM) Counseling & Prayer with Pastors
5:30 PM - 6:50 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
7:00 PM - 7:50 PM
6:45 PM - 9:15 PM

8:00 PM - Message 2

8:00 PM - Children #2 / Youth #2

8:45 PM - Small Groups
9:15 PM Snacks, Fellowship
10:00 PM Cabin Time
11:00 PM Bedtime (Counselors, please enforce)
6:30 AM Morning Devotionals
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Guided Prayer (Hormel Hall)
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

10:40 AM - Message #3

10:40 AM - Children #3 / Youth #3

11:25 AM - Small Groups

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3pm Arts & Crafts (Hormel Hall)

Recreation (1:30-5pm):
Main Pool
Mears Lake: Swimming, Boating, Water Slide & Blob
Canyon Park: Sky Trail & Giant Swing

Counselor 1-1's
(4:00 PM - 5:00 PM) Counseling & Prayer with Pastors
5:30 PM - 6:50 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Praise Presentation (No Nursery/Prek)
8:15 PM - Children #4 8:15 PM - Testimonies
(No Nursery/Prek)
Youth testimonies will be at outdoor bonfire.
9:15 PM Snacks, Fellowship
10:00 PM Cabin Time
11:00 PM Bedtime
6:30 AM Morning Devotionals
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Guided Prayer (Hormel Hall)
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9:15 AM - 11:10 AM

10:40 AM - Message #4

10:40 AM - Children #5 / Youth #4

11:15 AM - All-Retreat Closing, Slideshow, Thanksgiving, Children's Presentation

12:10 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Checkout, Free Time / Go Home

Camp Rules and Sharing

Spontaneous Prayer 

  • Pray with and over each other at any time, in any place


  • Make the most of every opportunity to glorify God and bless your fellow brother/sister here at camp. 

Campground Environment 

  • Safety first! Supervise and know where your kids are at all times. 
  • Prohibited: profanity, abusive or inconsiderate language, use or possession of tobacco and alcohol products, lewd or pornographic materials or publications. 

Lodging Areas 

  • Respect lodging areas. Keep noise to a minimum. Curfew is 11:00 p.m; enjoy your cabin time in your apartments. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. 
  • Youth must avoid opposite gender quarters. 

Electrical Devices 

  • Silence phones during worship and general meetings.
  • Use electrical devices in a God-honoring way. 

Campsite Rules 

  • Forest Home EMERGENCY AND WELCOME ORIENTATION provided electronically


Testimonies & Small Group Sharing

Testimonies: Sharing God’s Goodness

  • Audible: tell us your name and introduce yourself.
  • Brief: limit your sharing to 3 minutes.
  • Christ-centered: confess Jesus Christ publicly, especially if you have accepted Him or re-established your relationship with Him.

Small Group Sharing

  • Open the time with prayer.
  • Get personal – talk about your Christian testimony, your family, some current life challenges and joys, why you are here at camp.
  • Prayer – Pray for one another and the camp.
  • Share a recent experience or praise God for what He has done or quote something from God’s Word.


Greetings and welcome to our annual Church Family Retreat, 2022 Edition! You are part of the largest retreat we have had in quite some time—267 total registered campers. I am excited for what the Lord will do this weekend. Though we are only together for two nights, my prayer is for us to “Dwell Richly in Christ’s Word and His Wisdom” (Colossians 3:16).

There is much discussion these days about inflation, especially in housing. Rents and home prices have risen to an exorbitant level. And yet, does anyone feel any richer for living in the same home or apartment that is now double the price? I doubt it.

But there is a place and a family in which we can “dwell in riches”—in the riches of God. This kind of wealthy living begins with the word of Christ in us, and His wisdom among us as we “teach and admonish one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” Re-read chapter 3 of Colossians and re-discover the wonder of being made new in Christ. See again how beautiful is a family of people who have laid aside their old self (vv.5-9) and put on the new self (vv.10-15). This is the church of Jesus Christ.

Would you prayerfully consider how you can be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle and patient with others (v.12)? If you need to forgive someone, would you ask the Lord for the strength to lay down your complaint about another (v.13)? Would you commit yourself to loving others to build unity in our church family (v.14)? Would you open your heart to the peace of Christ (v.15) and open your mind to the word of Christ (v.16)?

As you do, we’re going to have some serious “spiritual inflation” in this church family!

Pastor Godfrey


Adult Speaker - Rev. Joshua Ting
Rev. Joshua Ting is Malaysia born Chinese, married to Daisy with 3 children and 3 grandchildren; First trained at Singapore Bible College, then obtained MA in Marriage & Family and DMin from Biola University, CA; Served as Dean of Students-Singapore Bible College, Mandarin Pastor-Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles, Director of Ministries-Ambassador for Christ, Pennsylvania, Adjunct Lecturer at 5 overseas Chinese Seminaries, 6 th General Secretary-CCCOWE (2011-2021); Has been serving in pastoral ministry, theological education, leadership development, mission conference, revival and evangelistic meetings, marriage and family life enrichment seminars, and preaching lab in 42 countries since 1982; Currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Associate Professor at GETS Theological Seminary, CA.
Youth Speaker - Minister Kevin Quan
Kevin Quan is the youth minister at FCBC- Walnut. He oversees the Friday night fellowships, Sunday School and Youth Service for the junior high and high school students. Kevin’s desire is to see every youth embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, develop genuine fellowship with other believers, and boldly live for Christ and His Kingdom in today's world. Kevin grew up in Santa Ana and attended FCBC-Fountain Valley. He became a Christian as a result of the Christ-like patience and love from older mentors at FCBC-FV during his middle school and high school years. Kevin came to FCBC-Walnut in 2012 when he was looking for a college church. He felt the call to ministry during his second year of college. Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry at Azusa Pacific University in 2014, and a Masters of Divinity at Talbot School of Theology in 2018. In his free time, Kevin enjoys sleepovers, watching movies, eating pastrami fries from the Hat, hiking with friends, surfing, volleyball and biking.
Children's Speaker - Auntie Lois Sherwin
Lois is dedicated to building teams who love investing in the lives of children and helping them meet the best friend they will ever have, Jesus Christ! She loves to partner with parents to help equip them to raise kids who know, love, and live for Jesus. Lois has earned two Masters degrees, one from Trinity and another from Talbot School of Theology (M.A. Christian Education). As a life-long learner, Lois is currently a doctoral student at Talbot's Institute of Spiritual Formation. Lois is happily married to Dr. Nick Sherwin, a business professor at Biola University. They are blessed with two adult children, a beautiful daughter-in-love, two granddaughters, and a grandson! Lois loves speaking at conferences and is passionate about equipping others in their spiritual journey! When not serving, studying, or speaking, Lois enjoys cooking, reading, baking, walking, bike riding, exercising, scuba diving, and traveling with her family!

Message Outlines

Adult Messages - Rev. Joshua Ting

(separate handout for Outline & SG Questions)

Youth Messages – Minister Kevin Quan

Saturday, August 6, Morning

The Parable of the Sowers (Mark 4:4-20)
  1. No soil
  2. Rocky soil
  3. Soil with thorns
  4. Good soil

Big Idea: The gospel of Jesus will always be met with polarizing responses by different people. However, the evidence of a genuine Christian is a changed life through knowing Christ as Lord & Savior.

Discussion Questions

  1. Which soil describes your heart best?
  2. What might be some “rocks” or external hardships in your life that can hurt your relationship with God?
  3. What might be some “thorns” or internal desires for worldly things in your life?
  4. Good soil is defined as the person who receives the gospel and “bears fruit”. What does it mean to “bear fruit” for the Christian? What would this look like in your life?

Saturday, August 6, Evening

The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)
  1. God’s judgement on the destiny of every soul is 100% final. Heaven or hell will be your permanent home.
  2. God has provided abundant & sufficient evidence through the Scriptures to call sinners to repentance and invite them to join His Kingdom.
  3. Your way of life reveals the condition of your heart.

Big Idea: Live each day with the knowledge that 1) the narrow path to Heaven is possible because God is gracious to forgive & redeem sinners and 2) the wide path to Hell is possible because God is just and must punish unrepentant sinners.

Discussion Questions

  1. What comes to mind when you think of heaven & hell? Do you believe heaven/hell is real? Fair?
  2. If you lived everyday knowing that heaven and hell are the only 2 destinies for everyone, how would that change your outlook on life? Would it change the way you currently live? Does it stir up any thoughts?
  3. “You cannot serve God & _____” complete that sentence with something that can be a potential idol. Don’t be content with general answers like school/sports. Explore WHY those things mean so much to them. How would you react if this thing was taken away from you?
  4. Identify 3 people in your life who are not close to God at the moment. Write them down and pray for them right now. Pray that God would save them and God would give you the courage to evangelize to them, knowing that the Bible is sufficient.

Children’s Schedule & Messages – Auntie Lois Sherwin

Life’s Big Questions About God

Saturday, August 6, Morning Children's Session

How do I know that God is real?
Kids will learn that God exists, that he wants a friendship with them, and God wants to transform their lives.

Saturday, August 6, Evening Children's Session

If God is real, then why is He invisible?
How do I know God is real sparks this next question. If God is real and wants us to be in relationship with Him, why on earth would he make himself invisible right now? Kids will learn the answer and will be surprised to learn how God hides His face for our benefit.

Adult Messages - Rev. Joshua Ting

(separate handout for Outline & SG Questions)

Youth Messages – Minister Kevin Quan

Sunday, August 7, Morning

The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15)
  1. We tend to possess a low and feeble view of God’s love
  2. Have faith that God loves you, even at your worst!
  3. Repentance of sins is the only way to return to God & experience His love

Big Idea: Turning back from our sin (repentance) is the only way To experience God’s love & forgiveness.

Discussion Questions

  1. Can you relate with the younger son at all? How so?
  2. What impressed you about the father in this parable?
  3. Has God’s love become “normal” or “average” to you? How so? What are some lies you believe about God’s love for you? (I sinned again. God could never forgive me)
  4. Share about a time in your life where you were amazed by God’s love for you.

Children’s Schedule & Messages – Auntie Lois Sherwin

Life’s Big Questions About God

Sunday, August 7, Morning Children's Session

Where did God come from?
This is a question people ask, however God was never made or born. This morning we will wrap our heads and hearts around the fact that God has always existed. He has no beginning and no end. God always was, always is and always will be! God is always there for us. Always!

Sunday, August 7 Evening Children's Session

If God loves us, why do bad things happen?
Tonight, we will look at the big questions of suffering. We will learn God’s perspective on suffering. How God helps us when we suffer, how we can help others when they suffer. We will also look at the lack of suffering in heaven.

Adult Messages - Rev. Joshua Ting

(separate handout for Outline & SG Questions)

Youth Messages – Minister Kevin Quan

Monday, August 8, Morning

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure (Matthew 13:44-46)
  1. The joy of discovering God’s kingdom
  2. The cost of joining God’s kingdom
  3. The horror of rejecting God’s kingdom

Big Idea: Following Jesus requires the complete surrender of your life & ambitions but it produces the everlasting joy of knowing Jesus & joining His everlasting Kingdom.

Discussion Questions

  1. What is one aspect of knowing God and being a part of His kingdom that you can truly find joy in?
  2. What are some things you have to sacrifice or consider loss for the sake of joining God’s kingdom?
  3. What is 1 thing you want to take away from family camp and strive to live out when you return home?

Children’s Schedule & Messages – Auntie Lois Sherwin

Life’s Big Questions About God

Monday, August 8, Morning Children's Session

What does God look like?
We hear we live by faith and not by sight, but we want some sort of way to picture God. Fortunately for us, God describes himself visually in the Bible. Together we will learn of His glory!


Children’s Morning Devotions

Children’s Morning Devotions

Family Camp Team


Worship Song Leader & Musicians Vocalists: Venus Tong, Ming & Mei-wen Chi, Katie Leong, Dexter & Jen & family, Albert Weng, Robert & Juny I;
Musicians: Katie Leong, Manfredi Lee, Matthew Tong, Josephine Yee, Nathan Kwong.
Families Leading in Worship Joshua & Mandy Li & family; Kevin & Katie Lee & family; David & Amy Yune & family; Lin Zheng & Chen Xi & family.
Messages Dr. Ryan Peterson, Rev. Joshua Ting, Pastor Kevin Quan, Auntie Lois Sherwin.
Interpreters Victor Siu, Annie Chow, Pastor David Lin, Philip Huang, Patrick Sum.
Praise & Presentations Katie Leong, Albert & Melanie Weng.
Testimony Night Joshua Li
Pray for Meals Joshua Do, Andrew & Traci Mansfield, Samuel Li, Ruth Chi, Aaron Lin, TC Chang, Dexter Lee.


Little Kids’ Camp Stacey Hom, Carren Chang, Stephen Lam, Albert Weng, Roxy Chan, Sabrina Cooley, Stephanie Lam, Debbie Yau, Manfredi Lee.
Children's Program Pastor Steven Lee, Chris Chan, George Chiu, Edward Pauw, Robert Sie, Caleb Cheng, Thien Han Nguyen, Matthew Tong, Matthew Chan, Nathaniel Chang; Michelle Park, Samatha Wong, Melanie Weng.
Youth Camp Pastor Steven Lee, Scott Lee
Youth Counselors Jonas Choi, Tony Nguyen. Chris Wong, Josephine Yee.
Small Group Discussion Coordinators Jenny Sy-Munoz, Pastor Frank Cheng, Dian Choi
Small Group Discussion Leaders Samuel Lee, Kevin Lee, Pastor Godfrey, Warren Woo, Craig Hai; Renee Lin, Tiffany Lin, Rosie Chan, Jennifer Lee, Michelle Sha. Lin Zheng, Wei-wen Li, Joshua Li, Erica Wu, Judy Li, Mandy Li, Mei-wen Chi, Juny I Joseph Chan, Albert Choi, Edith Lee, Christine Siu.
Ushering-Greeting Lin Zheng, Katie Ma, Wei-wen, Judy & William Li, Gina Tsui, Kevin & Cathy Lai, Wynstan & Venus Tong, Roger Peng, Samuel Lee, Joshua, Mandy, Samuel & Tiffany Li, Ruth Chi.
Security Dexter Lee, Joshua Li, Katie Ma, Dave Yune, Jonas Choi, Tony Nguyen, Edward Pauw, Chris Chan, Stephen Lam, Albert Weng.


Craft Mei-Wen Chi, Naomi Suzuki.
Camp Photo LiHui Hsu, Roger Peng
Slide Show Nathaniel Chang


Logo Design Rachel Yuan
Brochure, Banner, etc. Rose Chan, Melanie Weng.
Promotion Philip Huang; Wei-wen & William Li.
Registration Melissa Sum, Melanie Weng, Juny I, Christine Siu, Debbie Yau.
Audio/Visual Jonas Choi, Wynstan Tong, Daniel Wu, Robert Sie, Caleb Cheng.
Handbook Patrick Sum
Translation Dian Choi
Camp Info Microsite Scott Lee
Check-in Melissa Sum, Ruth Chi, Lauren Chi, Debbie Yau, Joshua Do, Jenny Sy-Munoz.
Hospitality Nipa Halim
Snacks/Refreshment Christine Siu, Katie Leong, Edith Lee, Frankie Chau.
Medical (626) 290-0101 Drs. Josephine Chen, Joe Chan, Alvina Leung, Al Lee.
Camp Shuttle (714) 661-4565 TC Chang, Wei-wen Li.
Security (480) 231-8589 Dexter Lee.
Name Tags Ruth Chi and family
Camp Planning Pastors Godfrey, Frank, David; Joshua Li; Rosie Chan; Melanie Weng; Patrick & Melissa Sum